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Markree Castle Hotel

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Colljust off the main Sligo-Dublin Road (N4), Collooney, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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154 reviews 154 reviews
51 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is set in Beautiful grounds. It is a very well preserved castle and is very impressive. The interiors are excellent. We enjoyed the corridors and the very well appointed rooms. We spent a very enjoyable weekend and will be returning.

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Ajax
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights and it was absolutely perfect! I researched a lot of castles and they were mostly spas but we wanted something authentic and ok for kids. The staff were wonderful, it was clean and the food was great. Our kids, 12, 10, and 7 still talk about their visit. We all wished... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was my first time to Ireland, and we were hoping to stay in a castle. My sister and aunt surprised me with a one night stay at the Markree for my birhday. I was thrilled, it was charming, you could feel the history as you walk the hallways and the grounds. The staff were very friendly, especially the young... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I tried to book a weekend in spring with Markree. I have a voucher as a gift. The hotel is changing ownership and the hotel could not guarantee that the voucher will be honored. I contacted the consumer protection agency and under Irish law I should be entitled to a refund as this is a breach of contract by Markree... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Can't say enough positive things about Markree Castle, from the perspective of organising our wedding to the actual day itself and the overall quality of the stay. There are number of factors that make this place special. No.1 the Service. Jeremy & Co simply couldn't do enough for us - no request too big or small. Some of our guests... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Booked a family holiday here for 4 nights for last Autumn 6 months in advance of arrival date. Received an email a number of days before our arrival date to say that the Hotel was closed for the Winter with NO offer of finding an alternative accommodation just a sorry note. Not good enough. Be warned.

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Melbourne
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60 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It was the first time I had stayed in a one time castle that was now a hotel !! And I was certainly not disappointed. It is immediately apparent how much effort, planning,vision and expense the owners must have put in to make this place what it is today. This is certainly not a 5 star hotel but I feel... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed here and loved it. It might not be the place for a traveler looking for a modern hotel made out of a castle, but was comfortable and totally perfect for the experience we were looking for. The staff was friendly and helpful. It's a magical place, just not a high rise luxury hotel.

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LosAngeles
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21 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is not a hotel that looks like castle - it is a castle that was almost ruins not long ago, got repaired (not modernized) and given a new life as a hotel. Beautiful architecture, it represents a model in what a tourist should expect from a genuine castle. Even though it is so close to the main roundabout in... More 

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Venice
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

From Los Angeles a group of us stumbled upon Markree Castle, read the bad reviews but had to experience it for ourselves. AND.. It was remarkable! Unique and felt like an authentic old castle. Cold damp, little smelly. Stunning from the outside, grand entry, OUTSTANDING STAFF. They were so sweet I don't understand the bad reviews maybe we got lucky.... More 

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