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 1464 reviews
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Stay Date: 03/2017, pepitastylefile wrote this review.
Whereas castle refurbishments so often get it wrong, Ashford Castle got it spot on. From the mirrors in the bathrooms to the tassels in the Drawing Room, each and every detail in every room has been meticulously chosen to create an atmosphere of pur… See more
Whereas castle refurbishments so often get it wrong, Ashford Castle got it spot on. From the mirrors in the bathrooms to the tassels in the Drawing Room, each and every detail in every room has been meticulously chosen to create an atmosphere of pure luxury and indulgence. It's quite simply the most beautiful property renovation I have ever seen. The sublime setting is matched by the superb service which is attentive and friendly - a unique blend of 5-star formality and Irish affability. Activities abound, from cycling, skeet shooting and hawk walking (yes, you can walk a hawk) to just lounging in the lobby with giant wolf hounds. The gym offers everything you need to burn off all the yummy soda bread and the spa treatments are genuinely very good. The breakfast buffet is outstanding, catering to healthy and hearty appetites alike - think mountains of blueberries, bottles of green juices, porridge with whisky and fresh roast ham. My only food-related caveat is that I thought our lunches were better than the dinners we had, but the Irish Coffees in between evened everything out. I can't recommend Ashford Castle highly enough. Collapse
Words can't describe how wonderful this place is!
Stay Date: 03/2017, John S wrote this review.
I don't even know where to start. The entrance onto property was so grand, the gate keeper introduces himself and prepared you for an incredible experience. Everyone here is trained for 6 Star service. The Castle is maintained to perfection, and t… See more
I don't even know where to start. The entrance onto property was so grand, the gate keeper introduces himself and prepared you for an incredible experience. Everyone here is trained for 6 Star service. The Castle is maintained to perfection, and the grounds are exceptional. This is truly a Castle experience, and a bucket list type of visit. Like the title says, words can't describe. I've been around the world and this tops the list. The room is incredible with no amenity spared. We will come back to Ireland just to experience this place again. Don't let the prices scare you away, it is worth every penny and more. Well done Ashford Castle! Collapse
First Rate, Excellent, Beautiful
Stay Date: 03/2017, bernadettewalsh7 wrote this review.
No words to describe this beautiful place. On arrival at the gate we were warmly welcomed, and again at the main reception area. The drive through the grounds to the main castle is stunning, with views of the river and nearby islands. Check in is pro… See more
No words to describe this beautiful place. On arrival at the gate we were warmly welcomed, and again at the main reception area. The drive through the grounds to the main castle is stunning, with views of the river and nearby islands. Check in is prompt and efficient, and the staff welcome everyone by name, which makes you feel very welcome, followed by a tour of the hotel, pointing out all the different eating areas, features and facilities. Our room was beautiful, furnished in pale blues and gold, with an enormous bed, excellent bathroom, and top quality toiletries. One thing was missing however, tea and coffee making facilities. I love a coffee early in the morning when I wake, and although room service is always available, and there are tea and coffee facilities in one of the drawing rooms later in the morning, I missed my very early coffee and wonder why this was not available in the rooms. There are a choice of eateries in the hotel, with the fine dining room , bar food, and a resteraunt in the nearby cottage. we ate in the cottage and the food was delicious, and next morning we ate breakfast in the dining room in the main castle. The choice was superb, choices of hot and cold food, freshly baked ham was carved on request, fruit, pastries, salmon, cereals, etc etc, everything you could wish for. Make sure to avail of the opportunity to walk with the on site irish Wolfhounds early in the morning, about 8.30am. Its a 45 minute walk and well worth the experience. later there is a photo opportunity with the dogs in the main foyer. There is a vast range of activities available, horse riding, boat trips, falconry, long walks in the surrounding grounds, bike trails , or just sitting enjoying the beautiful scenery. The staff are warm attentive and helpful, and there is nothing of the "stuffiness" that you often experience in top grade hotels. The hotel is beautifully furnished, in keeping with the period of the castle, with welcoming fires lit throughout . Afternoon tea is an experience, but don't have a big breakfast as the variety and amount of food available is massive. I cannot wait to return to Ashford Castle. I have stayed in hundreds of hotels in Ireland, Europe and throughout the USA. I can honestly say I have never experienced a better hotel than Ashford. It is "simply the best" I cannot recommend it highly enough, and it is worth every singe cent of your money to visit. I'm already counting the days until I return. Collapse
The best birthday weekend
Stay Date: 03/2017, Hoai L wrote this review.
This was our first time to Ashford Castle and boy what a treat. Friendliness and service is top notch and as we were celebrating a significant birthday they notched it up even further. Housekeeping staff left a 'happy birthday' pillow and a present … See more
This was our first time to Ashford Castle and boy what a treat. Friendliness and service is top notch and as we were celebrating a significant birthday they notched it up even further. Housekeeping staff left a 'happy birthday' pillow and a present of wine glasses when we arrived back after dinner, it was a lovely touch. One thing to note, while its a 5 star hotel its not self reverential or stuffy, theres a nice Irish relaxed spirit about it which puts guests at ease. While jackets are requested for the lovely George V dining room, many had their jackets on the back of their chairs. We dressed to the nines and that was ok too! I could go on but I'm sure all the detail is in other reviews, i just want to say this is a wonderful hotel, we'd love to go back and will next year. The staff make this place, and great to see a lot of irish and local irish working there. Take a bow of ye, you earned it. Collapse
What You'd Expect When You Book a Castle: Movie Set
Stay Date: 03/2017, Bette1232016 wrote this review.
I've stayed at many 5 star accommodations around the world - which I'm mentioning because I have a comparison - and this ranks at the top of the list. Although our family arrived during a rainy spell, it was grand and breathtaking. The level of servi… See more
I've stayed at many 5 star accommodations around the world - which I'm mentioning because I have a comparison - and this ranks at the top of the list. Although our family arrived during a rainy spell, it was grand and breathtaking. The level of service is impeccable. Once you check in, you're lead on a brief tour of the facility. Due to the disability of some of our group members, we didn't see the indoor pool/spa, movie theatre or wine room (don't forget to check them out!). Our rooms were quite beautiful. The beds were high and covered with Italian linens and silk. There were electronic touch pads for everything from closing the blinds, to alerting a Do Not Disturb. The bathrooms were marble and adorned with beautifully lined robes and slippers. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast. The fresh salmon appetizer was the best I've ever had and everyone raved about their meals. As for breakfast - don't forget to try the tiny bottles of fresh squeezed carrot juice or kale/greens tucked away on the mahogany shelf in the buffet. I only wish we had booked more time at the hotel to take advantage of all of the activities such as falconry, golf, riding, etc. We did take a one-hour boat around to see the 365 small islands near the hotel and despite the rain, there was a great comradery (especially after a hot toddie) with all of the passengers. Why wouldn't they be in a great mood? They were, after all, at one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Hope you also enjoy your stay. Collapse
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