Scale of 90-100
This imposing castle-hotel is located in a 350-acre woodland park on the shores of Lough Corrib, 45 minutes north of Galway. Crenellated battlements incorporate the remnants of a 13th-century castle. The 82 lodgings on the estate offer antique furnishings, rich fabrics and original artwork, while a private gated one-bedroom Hideaway Cottage in a former boathouse is available as well. The Great Hall, a library and lounges are accented by intricately carved mantels, landscape paintings and period furniture. The formal George V Dining Room features gourmet dishes in an opulent setting with Waterford chandeliers, while The Dungeon is a casual bistro-style dining option for classic Irish cuisine. For drinks, the Prince of Wales Bar is a delightful option. Amenities include a spa with a pool and gym, a falconry school, tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, fishing, archery, sporting clays and equestrian center, plus a 32-seat cinema, a billiards room and roof terraces.
Read the full review from our editors.
The effortless balance between consummate professionalism and genuine personal warmth.
The car park by the entrance detracts from the romantic impression.
Good to Know
Hideaway Cottage, a secluded restored boathouse, located a short walk from the castle, is beautifully appointed and ideal for those on honeymoon.
Ashford Castle Features:
- Children welcome
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Corrib Room, $760; Editor’s Choice: Junior Stateroom, $1,950.
Daily full Irish breakfast served at George V; Complimentary green fees; Tennis; Wi-Fi
Learn more about Ashford Castle:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.