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 1562 reviews
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Afternoon Tea that was perfect in every way
Stay Date: 06/2017, Murphykim wrote this review.
Scrumptious food , delightful staff, amazing surroundings - all of our expectations were met and exceeded. This is the best afternoon tea experience ever ---Thank you ...... we shall be back to stay next time.
Scrumptious food , delightful staff, amazing surroundings - all of our expectations were met and exceeded. This is the best afternoon tea experience ever ---Thank you ...... we shall be back to stay next time. Collapse
Beautiful and more
Stay Date: 06/2017, Sandra C wrote this review.
We didn't plan on stopping here; we pulled up to take a picture of the entrance & the guard and got to talking with him and decided to take a quick peek! What a peek! There's a winding road going back to the castle that gives you little glimpses alon… See more
We didn't plan on stopping here; we pulled up to take a picture of the entrance & the guard and got to talking with him and decided to take a quick peek! What a peek! There's a winding road going back to the castle that gives you little glimpses along the way but when you make that last turn and see it all set against the lake and the trees it's just breathtaking. We were on a tight schedule and so we spent about an hour maybe hour & half running around trying to get pictures of as much as possible. Everything is so well kept, the gardens, fountains, lake area, all the remains of the older outer buildings, not to leave out the castle itself. Just beautiful!! We did not go inside as we weren't staying and to our knowledge they do not do tours. But if you are in the area its worth spending a day on the grounds themselves; there are so many options of what to see it will be hard to decide. Collapse
A storybook castle fantasy come true in the Irish countryside
Stay Date: 06/2017, Susan G wrote this review.
We spend my husband's birthday weekend at Ashford Castle and loved every minute of it. The service was exceptional - the staff are warm and friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. David at the front desk was super. The grounds are break-takin… See more
We spend my husband's birthday weekend at Ashford Castle and loved every minute of it. The service was exceptional - the staff are warm and friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. David at the front desk was super. The grounds are break-taking and we enjoyed the view of the lake from our beautifully decorated room. Activities are in abundance at Ashford - we booked ahead to make the most of our weekend but added a few when we arrived since we didn't want to miss out. Cantering and galloping around the estate in the vast forest was a rider's dream with the first rate trail guide Isabelle. My son was fortunate enough to go zip lining and do archery from the Dylan, who was a top notch instructor. We all had massages and the treatments were excellent. We went out in wooden boat with an outboard with Frank to have a 40 minute boat trip so we could see the unspoiled beauty of Loch Carrib. The falconry lesson with Meghan in the woods was a highlight for all of us. Our dinner at George V was lovely - all our meals were delicious and the wait staff were most accommodating. A lovely novelty is visiting the two gorgeous Irish wolfhounds, who are happy to pose for photos at the castle every morning. If you get up at 8:30am you can walk with them as well. In terms of getting to Ashford, we flew from London to Shannon, which is a one hour and 45 minute drive away, and our delightful driver Ray gave us a wonderful introduction to Ireland en route. (Galway is only 45 minutes away, but the flight times didn't work for us.) It was a perfect weekend and we would look forward to our return. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, DerAlteBach wrote this review.
The best thing about Ashford Castle is that the staff put the guests first in every way. They take helpfulness to the extreme. The castle is supremely comfortable. The bedrooms and public rooms are beautifully decorated. The entire hotel has been… See more
The best thing about Ashford Castle is that the staff put the guests first in every way. They take helpfulness to the extreme. The castle is supremely comfortable. The bedrooms and public rooms are beautifully decorated. The entire hotel has been refurbished from top to toe in the past few years, and it shows. The food is wonderful. The King George V restaurant serves delicious dinners, and the service in the restaurant is superlative. Breakfasts are also served there. The selection and quality of the items on the buffet are outstanding, and the staff rush to provide breakfasts as quickly as possible. Outside the hotel is a huge park, filled with trees, lawns, fountains, and flowers. In one area there's a falconry school. My falconry lesson with a Harris's hawk was unforgettable. In the morning there are two huge Irish hounds that pose for the cameras in one of the public rooms; a high tea is served in the afternoon. My travel plans include a week at Ashford Castle in 2019, and I can hardly wait! Collapse
You cannot go wrong
Stay Date: 12/2016, iqtpilot wrote this review.
We stayed last year here for a few nights and it was remarkable. We were fortunate to be able to stay in a suite on this visit (it was my birthday and my lady sprung for it). It was a great location for running, walking, relaxing and some falconry.… See more
We stayed last year here for a few nights and it was remarkable. We were fortunate to be able to stay in a suite on this visit (it was my birthday and my lady sprung for it). It was a great location for running, walking, relaxing and some falconry. The main restaurant is top notch and the other one we tried was inviting. It is NOT a great experience as a vegetarian and I can only suggest to ask for exactly what you want. Service all around is impeccable. Expect to "tip" at the end of your visit at your discretion. There are people that aren't staying there that come for the day and wander about but I can't blame them. It is a great location and if you can add a couple days in your itinerary I suggest it. It is a bit pricey but it truly was worth it. Collapse
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