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Ashford CastleThe sister castle to Dromoland, set in gorgeous Mayo

Deluxe Ashford Castle Hotel

Relax, unwind and enjoy the splendour of the renowned Ashford Castle. Appreciated by some of the worlds most famous celebrities and host to Presidents and Kings, Ashford Castle is synomonous with graceful luxury. From the dramatic approach on the shoreline of Lough Corrib to its excellent grounds, Ashford epitimises gracious living. Time stands still, luxury beckons and a personal service will ensure a reviving stay. Ashford Castle has been around for 700 years and is still appreciated by visitors from all over the world.

All guestrooms are individually designed and combine authentic, antique furniture with the personal everyday comforts you expect of a 5* hotel. High ceilings, marble fittings, luxury fabrics and comfortable furnishings match style with comfort. Suites are spacious, some with glorious lake views. They allow an abundance of time to relax in a grand manner and experience the tranquility which nature provides.

Rooms: 83 with bright country-house decor; most have water views.

Service: Staff-to-guest ratio of 0.9 to 1.

Dining: The formal George V (Irish cuisine, jacket and tie), Connaught Room (French, more intimate).

Facilities: 9 hole golf course, 2 tennis courts, gym, fishing, shooting, falconry, equestrian center.

Client Comments:

Ashford Castle was very nice and a good choice for the kids. We did falconry and saw a sheep dog demonstration which was more fun for them then just driving around. Being able to walk into Cong was also a plus. Since the castle golf course was just a nine hole par three I felt comfortable with us playing golf as a family - once again the kids enjoyed being a little active. ~ Mary & James B. August 2010

We LOVED Ashford Castle. I surprised my husband with the 2 hour falconry course they offered which was infomative and fun. He loved it! ASHFORD was peaceful (a little highbrow for us) but we enjoyed it none the less. (Our money spent just like the ones driving the Mercedes :-) We chose to eat in the drawing room for dinner instead of 'dress up' and eat in the King George Dining Room. We were the only ones in there and it was delightful and very relaxing. And the food was absolutley wonderful. They had the most spectacular cheesecake for dessert which they served with chocolate covered strawberries and chocolates. Then we went down in the 'Dungeon" (pub) where we enjoyed music by a dark haired Irish lass who song like an angel, and played the Irish harp. We all sang along and my husband sang to me...VERY romantic. Then we were regaled by an older Irish actor/storyteller with stories of some of Ireland famous writers, a scene from a play and a story that captured the spirit of the Irish. It was sweet and wonderful and set th mood for our trip. ~ Debbie N. 2003