Ashford Castle

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5 Star Hotel

Cong, Ireland

Situated beside the tranquil Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle is one of the best examples of a Castle in Ireland.

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Hotel Details


Hotel Description

This 13th century Castle is located 45 minutes from Galway city. Once the Estate of Lord Ardilaun and the Guinness family, Ashford opened as a luxury hotel in 1939, making it the oldest castle hotel in Ireland and recently voted the Best Hotel in the World by Virtuoso Awards 2015. In 2013 Ashford was bought by the Tollman family of the Red Carnation collection, who began a loving restoration project resulting in a “Palace inside a Castle”. The Castle offers 82 bespoke bedrooms, multiple dining options, a Library, a Billiard’s room, a Cigar terrace, a wine cellar, a 9-hole golf course, a steam room, a relaxation pool, a state of the art Spa, beautiful public lounges, complimentary bicycles (available on a first come first served basis) and 21st Century technology throughout. The Ashford Estate offers an array of activities including Orvis fly fishing to Ireland’s First school of Falconry, Cruising on Lough Corrib, horseback riding, Archery, Kayaking, Zip wiring and Clay pigeon shooting.

Key Features

  • Distance from Airport: 80 Miles
  • Area: Cong County Mayo
  • Number of Rooms: 83
  • Number of Floors: 3
  • Elevator(s)
  • Last Renovation: 2015
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Room(s) Available
  • Nonsmoking Property


  • Bar(s)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Gift Shop/Boutique
  • Golf Course
  • Health/Fitness Facility
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Parking (self)
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court(s)
Features for a Fee
  • Babysitting
  • Bicycles
  • Canoeing
  • Golf (on-site)
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurants (nearby)
  • Shopping (nearby)


George V Restaurant:  Experience classic dining beneath the sparkle of 11 Waterford Crystal chandeliers. This fine dining restaurant features A La Carte, Table d'Hote and Tasting Menus.

  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Reservations: Required
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Footwear Required | Ladies Semi-Formal | Long Pants Required | No Swimsuits | No Beachwear | No Flip-Flops | No Sandals | No Shorts | Shirt Required | Jacket and Tie Required

Drawing Room:  This Irish restaurant offers informal lunch and Lady Ardilaun's afternoon tea.

  • Meals Served: Lunch
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

Cullen's at the Cottage:  Enjoy casual dining and a bistro-style menu at this restaurant open seasonally.

  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

The Dungeon:  Located on the lower ground floor of the castle, The Dungeon invites diners to enjoy a range of satisfying dishes from the bistro-style menu with a focus on traditional Irish cuisine beneath the historic curved stone ceiling. Together with a relaxed ambiance, it makes for a wonderful and memorable dining experience.

  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Menu Type: A la carte
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

Connaught Room:  The Set Afternoon Tea menu offers our guests a delightful selection of specialty teas, delicate finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, warm scones, hand-made pastries and cupcakes decorated with lovingly hand-picked wild flowers from the Estate by our Head Pastry Chef, Paula Stakelum.

  • Meals Served: Snacks
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Cuisine Type: International
  • Dress Code: Casual Attire

Each of the 83 rooms and suites at Ashford Castle represent traditional elegance and finesse. Following extensive refurbishment, many of the rooms and suites have been individually 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 toweling and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Available in All Rooms:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access (high-speed)
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Mini-Bar
  • Nonsmoking Rooms Available
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Radio
  • Housekeeping - Daily
Available in Some Rooms:
  • Crib
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Corrib Lake-View Room

Rooms feature a view of the Cong River or the Ashford Gardens.

  • Bedding: King

Deluxe Room

Rooms have a larger square footage than Standard rooms. Each room is individually designed maintaining the castle's classic style.

  • Bedding: King


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