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Ashford Castle

4.0 of 5 Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Ireland
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Winfield, WV
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I made sure to plan our family trip around Ireland to include staying at this castle and I am sooo happy I did! It is absolutely beautiful! We were so happy when we arrived to find out that they had room for us to do the Falconry which is on the grounds! It was probably one of the best and... More 

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Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Ireland coincided with Halloween - and Ashford's Wizarding School for the kids. Though not cheap, it was worth every penny. For the kids our stay included Wizard's robes and wands and an entire afternoon of magical activities : House Elf cooking class, hot chocolate (and the tasty cupcakes they made) in the garden, learning spells with a... More 

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Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night during our tour of Ireland. It was an unforgettable experience. The room was gorgeous, and the staff treated us like royalty. It is a bit pricey, but in the end completely worthwhile if visiting this neck of the woods. The bed was very comfortable, and despite the cloudy skies my wife and I had a... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear grvdggr71, We are delighted you were able to fit us in your trip around Ireland. Our staff love to make you feel welcome and I and honoured they were able to provide you with an unforgettable experience. As I have often said we can’t guarantee the weather in the West of Ireland but that view is spectacular all year... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arriving at Ashford and being a single occupant they upgraded my stay to Suite 500! Why is this so unique? Well for starters there is no 5th floor. The room is located in one of the towers and has the best view of the grounds- windows on 3 sides. Fun Fact: "The Duke" John Wayne stayed in this very... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear TheJetSetRedhead, My thanks for taking the time to share a review of your time with us. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy Room 500, it certainly does boast a unique view over the castle grounds. Horse riding on the estate is a wonderful experience, and a great way to explore the grounds. We hope you will... More 

Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute you drive through the opulent gates you know you are in for something special. The view of the castle as it emerges, just takes your breath away. You will then be greeted by a concierge in tales and top hat. Forgive me for not remembering his name, but what i wont forget is the way he greeted... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear SydneySuzette Thank you for leaving such kind words about your stay with us. All the staff you mentioned will be very touched that they could have such a positive impact upon your time here. I am so happy to hear you will be joining us again in August. You will notice a few changes around the castle, the addition... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, my 4 year old daughter and I expected much of our two night's stay in a real castle, an experience we could never really envision in South Africa. We were absolute astounded and dumbfounded at the sheer beauty of the castle, the grounds and the surroundings. And that wasn't even the best part! Our daughter was treated like... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear potvolsomer, I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, even happier that we could impress the youngest member of your party. It is a great experience to stay in a building so rich with history and I am just happy to hear the service you received could parallel the gravitas of the surroundings.... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited a lot of castles during our time in Ireland and Ashford castle was by far and away the most special experience. Ashford castle is not just the castle, it is a beautiful estate with gorgeous gardens including a walled garden ( that my fiancé and I got engaged in) and a sprawling estate that includes a school of... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear dreamontravler, How honoured we are to be your favoured Irish castle, and the location for such a special occasion. We hope that we have helped create many lasting memories for you both, we would like to extend our congratulations and hope your wedding planning is as stress free as possible! Our thanks for leaving a review of your time... More 

Trentham, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Having had a trip of a lifetime around Ireland staying in incredible castles the one last minute booking I made was near Galway , 5 times I tried to find somewhere and on a whim we chose 2 nights at Ashflord Castle. Our sortie around luxury castles was research for opening our Bed & Breakfast retreat in Australia. I cannot... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sandy_and_Rob2014, I was delighted to read that you had such a great time whilst on the Ashford Estate and were able to partake in some activities. As we have been voted one of the most romantic hotels we do hope that we can accommodate you for your upcoming honeymoon, it would be our pleasure to welcome you both back... More 

Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We paid $1000 (500 Euros) of one night that included dinner and breakfast. Whilst the reception and dining room areas were wonderful, the room and bathroom were woeful and had not been updated from the 1960's or 70's. There were black marks on the wall, dead bugs on the window sill, the duvet cover will pilled and very old and... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear MrsDSydney, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Ashford Castle. Whilst I am delighted you enjoyed your time spent here with us I was disappointed to learn you were unhappy with your accommodation during your stay. I would like to extend my apologies for the continual issues you encountered with... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Ashford at the end of October and had an absolutely wonderful stay. The room was beautifully decorated and had gorgeous views overlooking the lake. Really, the castle as a whole is just phenomenal. We partook in the falconry, spa, and horseback riding, and I have to say the falconry is definitely worth it! The... More 

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Niall_Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Jacquie P, It certainly seems that you had an activity filled stay with us, the falconry and equestrian centres open the estate up to all the nature that is on offer. Our thanks for your kind words about your stay but, mainly for that of the staff you encountered during your stay. Our staff love to know that they... More 

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Address: Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Cong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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