Ashford Castle Hotel
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The Ashford Castle Hotel is an outstanding and exciting venue for your West Coast getaway. The grounds of the hotel play host to a range of activities including action packed zip lining, cycling and kayaking as well as fishing, clay shooting and golf. Alternatively, unwind in the Spa overlooking the Lough Corrib.
The elegantly styled rooms at Ashford Castle are fully equipped with the comforts you would expect from the 5* venue; daily maid service, turn down service, cable TV with movies and music on demand, complimentary wired and wireless internet, 24 hour room service and an in-room bar are just some of the amenities offered.
You will be spoilt for choice on dining options; enjoy afternoon tea in the Connaught Room, dine like royalty in the George V Dining Room or experience the atmospheric bistro-style dining that The Dungeon has to offer.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Mini bar
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Golf Course (9-hole) Free: No
- Tennis Free: Yes
- Childrens' Play Area Free: Yes
- Name: Galway Airport
- Distance: 46 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Airport Name: Galway Airport Distance: 46 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1500 reviews
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One night is not enough!
Stay Date: 04/2017, Bethany H wrote this review.
At the end of our mother/daughter Ireland vacation, we had one night booked at Ashford Castle- and it just wasn't enough!!! The castle and grounds are beautiful, every staff person kind and sincerely courteous, it was simply exceptional. So sad we … See more
At the end of our mother/daughter Ireland vacation, we had one night booked at Ashford Castle- and it just wasn't enough!!! The castle and grounds are beautiful, every staff person kind and sincerely courteous, it was simply exceptional. So sad we could not stay longer to really explore all Ashford has to offer!!!! However we had a wonderful evening watching The Quiet Man while eating Irish Stew from room service. Helpful Hint: the castle does offer guests an option for giving gratuities at the end of your stay - instead of doing so each time or encounter in which you feel so inclined. Lovely stay! Collapse
Opulent Lavish Extravagant
Stay Date: 04/2017, JohnOF wrote this review.
Ashford Castle is a beautiful building set in its own extensive estate. Both grounds and building are very well maintained. The staff are very friendly (in fact, over-friendly); I met one staff member who was quite natural in her chat and polite ex… See more
Ashford Castle is a beautiful building set in its own extensive estate. Both grounds and building are very well maintained. The staff are very friendly (in fact, over-friendly); I met one staff member who was quite natural in her chat and polite exchanges. This is a personal skill that rehearsing a few lines cannot replace. On arrival, check-in was very efficient, if formal. A credit card swipe was taken, which was quite normal. What was a first for me was a debit of €100 put on the card which would be repaid after successfully checking out - within five banking days! We were then given a brief tour of the main facilities, and asked if we would like a welcome drink. We opted for tea/coffee to be brought to our room. When the tea – flask of hot water, two tea-bags, milk, sugar and cups – arrived, I was horrified. OK, it was a silver flask; no coffee; not even a biscuit! Breakfast was excellent. Hot and cold buffet plus à la carte. Dinner was excellent. The menu in the George V restaurant was restrictive, if the palate was not accustomed to being adventurous or trying the exotic. In the Dungeon restaurant, the menu was more recognisable but still extremely good. Both dining rooms were on the cold side, with some diners replacing jackets and coats. The bedroom – I presume a fairly basic one – was more than adequate but not huge. It was very well equipped and only had two snags. The basin plug leaked so, eg when shaving, the hot water had to be left running slowly. The bath plug did not drain quickly enough for the shower even with the actual pop-up plug removed. The room and bathroom were very well lit – excellent! The switches were all modern, touch sensitive type – very futuristic. Air conditioning / heating, safe. No tea/coffee facilities. We learned that ALL extras are chargeable! The room was very quiet and had a nice view. A free newspaper every morning at the room door. Whoever fitted the WC pan must have been very tall. I’m 5ft 10in tall and my feet nearly dangled to the floor! Collapse
Amazing, and just the beginning of Cong's charm
Stay Date: 04/2017, tcj3000 wrote this review.
While planning for a family trip, I really wanted to give my kids the experience of staying in a castle while in Cong. Ultimately, we decided to stay in Cong village and use the savings to participate in activities on the castle grounds, namely the i… See more
While planning for a family trip, I really wanted to give my kids the experience of staying in a castle while in Cong. Ultimately, we decided to stay in Cong village and use the savings to participate in activities on the castle grounds, namely the incredible hawk walks offered by the falconry school. The staff helped me make those reservations, and were incredibly kind and gracious even though we weren't guests of the hotel. The day we did our hawk walk, admittance to the castle grounds was free, and we arrived early as to do some exploring. The Victorian walled garden was especially interesting, and reading a little about the different expansion phases of the castle itself beforehand really made a close examination of the structure rich and rewarding. The castle is a 20-minute walk through beautiful grounds from Cong village. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, coco45 wrote this review.
Stayed at Ashford Castle with my husband , son & daughter for 3 nights in April and that was not long enough. From the minute you arrive your greeted with warm friendly smiles and hello's. Check- in was a breeze, we were provided seats for all of us … See more
Stayed at Ashford Castle with my husband , son & daughter for 3 nights in April and that was not long enough. From the minute you arrive your greeted with warm friendly smiles and hello's. Check- in was a breeze, we were provided seats for all of us as they explained the layout and confirmed all our reservations for dinner and actitives. Our rooms were not ready so we were toured around the castle and then ended up in the Prince of Wales pub (which is so cozy, had a drink) while waiting for our rooms. We then were escorted to our rooms (had connecting rooms) showed us around the rooms and how things worked. Have to say our entire stay at the castle I never once heard the word NO..nothing was too big of a job, I guess you get what you pay for. The grounds are vast and so amazing, well kepted. 8-10 walk into Cong which is the little village with shops and pubs and everything "Quite Man". Breakfast was served every morning in the George V restaurant , which is beautiful surroundings, wonderful service and food, can have either buffett of a la carte.. Drawing Room, we had lunch there twice which was great!, service was wonderful. Cullen"s Cottage. was not in the castle but a 5 min walk away, cozy, great service again and wonderful simple food. Dungeon, went for dinner and have to say it was probably my least favourite, service was ok and have to say food was terrible... George V, went for dinner on our last night and have to say I was a wee bit disappointed..for a 5 star restaurant I felt that the menu was lacking, the food was OK, wine was great and so was the surrounding and service.It didnt wow me like I thought it would. Connaught Room, this is where they serve their traditional afternoon tea, which was lovely but have to say the waiter's english was so bad had not a clue what he was saying when explaining the sandwhiches and dessert, so I found that a wee bit annoying. My husband and son went Clay Shooting and loved it, the gentleman was very friendly and knew his stuff. My daughter and I went Horseback Riding which was amazing..beautiful surroundings, and wonderful tour guide. We also toured the gounds on bike's, the hotel provides them for free on a first come first serve basis or you can rent them from the Equestrian Centre. If you have time take the Boat Cruise that departs every morning at 11 and tours the island surrounding the castle which is very interesting and fun. There is also a cinema which is amazing.. free candy and popcorn and a bar around the corner which will bring you drinks, we saw "Jersery Boys" A big thank you to "Joanne, Debbie, Paddy, Alan, Frank, Michael, Shane,& Elanor, I cant remeber everyones name but thank you all for a wonderful time. All in All I loved staying at the Castle and would love to return & next time try the spa. Collapse
Uncommon level of service
Stay Date: 03/2017, LWeastDad wrote this review.
We stayed at Ashford Castle for 7 days in March of 2017. What a wonderful experience! I have stayed in some great hotels but never had the level of service that the staff at the Castle offered. We had one of our party come down with a cold and the… See more
We stayed at Ashford Castle for 7 days in March of 2017. What a wonderful experience! I have stayed in some great hotels but never had the level of service that the staff at the Castle offered. We had one of our party come down with a cold and the Maitre d sent up a lemon drink that helped her recover. If you were to ask me to rate 1 through 5, I would say a 10! Collapse
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