Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
One of Ireland’s most luxurious five-star hotels, the Ashford Castle was built in the 11th century on 350 acres. In 1915, the castle was turned into a resort, and over the years was restored to its original splendor. As one of the oldest castle in Ireland, dating to 1228, Ashford fits everyone’s fantasy of a medieval fortress, with soaring turrets, breathtaking views of Lough Corrib and a resident ghost. The magnificent Ashford Castle is set on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. The hotel’s historical details and sprawling grounds make it a romantic getaway for couples, who can relax in the treatment rooms or dine in their choice of two restaurants.
Facilities & Activities:
From fine dining to a wealth of activities on the doorstep, a stay at Ashford Castle is perfect for romantic breaks, family escapes and elegant private events. The expansive 350 acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking. The spa offers a selection of face and body treatments with essential oils and botanical extracts, is an invitation to a voyage. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle.
Rooms & Suites:
Each of the 83 rooms, suites and Lakeside Cottage at Ashford Castle represent traditional elegance and finesse. Following extensive refurbishment, many of the rooms and suites have been individually and lovingly designed, combining the castle’s original features with the latest modern luxuries. Meticulous attention to detail can be found in the unique works of art, carefully sourced antique furniture and sumptuous fabrics with custom designed carpets, bespoke beds, feature lighting, exquisite towelling and Egyptian. Room amenities include fully interactive T.V. system with movies on demand, music on demand, internet access, writing desk, direct dial telephone, voicemail, trouser press, safety deposit box.
The George V Restaurant offers the diner a choice of table d’hôte menu, a seasonal tasting menu and also an a la Carte menu. Guest can also savor more casual bistro fare at Cullen’s.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland