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 1533 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
AMAZING, OUT OF THIS WORLD
Stay Date: 05/2017, Nala1111 wrote this review.
I don't really have the words to describe this place, Downtown Abbey meets Harry Potter? (for those who knows this shows) you staying at a "real castle" with 800 years of history, the Guinness Family home, wonderfully renovated by the Carnation group… See more
I don't really have the words to describe this place, Downtown Abbey meets Harry Potter? (for those who knows this shows) you staying at a "real castle" with 800 years of history, the Guinness Family home, wonderfully renovated by the Carnation group, with the amenities of a modern hotel, with super friendly staff, gorgeous furnishings and yet not stuffy or pretentious. We drove from Dublin, about 3 hour drive. Very easy to get there. Fabulous breakfast, "a la carte" menus and buffet style to choose. A variety of restaurants on site with different food menu options either to 'dress up' or more a casual style, with a very good wine list, for the wine connoisseurs. Our room was great Junior suit, great views to the lake... spacious, massive bed, desk area and a small sofa area the property is breath taking, surrounded by an splendid golf course, trails to walk, the little quaint town of Cong where a classic was film in the 1950' " The quiet man" Its the perfect place to come and be in touch with nature, the air is fresh, and the nights are quiet. After dinner you can unwind with a night cap at the 'cigar room' on the 3rd floor (billiard table and games) or go to the drawing room and enjoy life music, or simply stay at the bar, lot's of choices to retreat. Overall it was a wonderful stay. Ashford castle is truly 5 start service.. so we didn't feel too bad to splurge a bit. PS Note enjoy the photo gallery off the reception, where you will see a fair amount of celebrities, politicians that have stayed here (Brad Pitt, Princess Grace and Raniero, Woody Allen, President Reagan, Pierce Brossman, Mia Farrow, Jack Nicholson..just to name a few) Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, collier01 wrote this review.
This place is amazing. We were there for 2 nights but the memories will last a lifetime. The staff seem to anticipate your needs and any requests are promptly attended to, going over and beyond, without suffocating you. The only word that can come cl… See more
This place is amazing. We were there for 2 nights but the memories will last a lifetime. The staff seem to anticipate your needs and any requests are promptly attended to, going over and beyond, without suffocating you. The only word that can come close to describing the rooms is "sumptuous". The beds/bedding are the most comfortable I have ever slept upon. Attention to detail throughout the castle is like nothing I have ever seen. From the drapes down to the small notes on the water bottles, everything has meticulously planned and maintained. The castle is grand without being intimidating, the staff, personable and genuine. The grounds are magical, the spa - WOW - thought I had died on those crazy Irish roads and woken up in heaven! We dined at George V and the Dungeon, both outstanding. Specialty drinks at Prince of Wales were crazy good (and the staff so fun and witty) wine tasting in the cellar with Catherine was so much fun. Not a single thing I would change or improve on. We celebrated our 25th anniversary here and it was a memory we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, MitchellSheinbaum wrote this review.
Spending a night in this magnificent castle is a once in a lifetime experience. Our room was modern while maintaining the look of a 1,000 year old fortress. The service and food was fit for royalty. Only Ashford Castle was comparable.
Spending a night in this magnificent castle is a once in a lifetime experience. Our room was modern while maintaining the look of a 1,000 year old fortress. The service and food was fit for royalty. Only Ashford Castle was comparable. Collapse
The Feeling of Royalty
Stay Date: 05/2017, Ryan M wrote this review.
Amazing! Everything about our stay was top notch. The staff is awesome and attends to your every desire. And the castle and grounds were breathtaking. I feel that everyone should try to experience a stay here at least once in their lives. I myself wi… See more
Amazing! Everything about our stay was top notch. The staff is awesome and attends to your every desire. And the castle and grounds were breathtaking. I feel that everyone should try to experience a stay here at least once in their lives. I myself will be returning. Collapse
A True Castle Experience
Stay Date: 05/2017, Revlucky wrote this review.
Ashford Castle has been meticulously restored, with no expense spared. The details are fabulous, if you are into such things as upholstered walls, beautiful drapes, preserved fine silver and opulent pillows. Our room, a lake view king, had a great vi… See more
Ashford Castle has been meticulously restored, with no expense spared. The details are fabulous, if you are into such things as upholstered walls, beautiful drapes, preserved fine silver and opulent pillows. Our room, a lake view king, had a great view, but was very small in size for 785 Euro. The marble bath was beautifully done, with all the amenities, including bidet and heated marble floors. The folks who work at the Castle are nothing short of sensational. Each and every one was hugely friendly and helpful. You never know what exactly you are going to find in a place like this, because it potentially could be exceedingly stuffy and off-putting. IT ISN'T. We found nothing but smiles and a genuine desire to assist. Lovely, lovely staff. My spouse and I did the falconry, which I could not recommend more. It is an experience not to be missed. We had the chance to experience both a Harris hawk and an Owl, [Dingle] - magnificent creatures both. I would recommend the 90 minute falconry. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. It's a once in a lifetime experience and quite reasonably priced under the circumstances. We ate the first night at the more casual restaurant called the Dungeon. The food was ok, but nothing special. We both had steak, which was tough and stringy. The french fries were very good, however. On the basis of that experience, we cancelled our reservation the second night in the formal dining room [jacket supposedly required], and had an early dinner in the dining area adjacent to the bar. It was excellent, as were the cocktails served by a very competent bartender. Breakfast each morning [included with the room] was perfect. The buffet had literally anything you might want and then some, plus you could order more exotic fare from the menu. I can't imagine why you would. Ashford grounds are stunningly beautiful. We walked around the various gardens and accompanied their 2 Irish wolfhounds on their morning constitutional. Recommend that you stroll into the adjacent village of Cong, which is worth seeing. The walk itself along the river is delightful, and the village is frozen in time. Very charming. There is golf for those that want it, fishing, horseback riding, skeet, and many other activities. Cong is not exactly easy to get to, if you are not driving. There is a helipad for the true 1/2 of 1%. We had a driver guide prior to our arrival, and upon our departure, the hotel arranged a car transport to Galway, where we caught a train to Dublin. The cost of the car was 150 Euro. Although Ashford Castle is not inexpensive, it lives up to its reputation as a true luxury property. I hope they can maintain the physical plant and grounds to its current standard, because it is an Irish treasure, for sure. Collapse
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