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Ashford Castle

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Ireland
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Wayzata, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a truly awesome experience. My family, including two kids (10 and 12) stayed in the castle for two nights during an eight day visit to Ireland. It was expensive, but worth every penny. The castle itself is like something out of a fairy tale - Waterford chandeliers, turrets, gorgeous oil paintings everywhere. The service was really wonderful as... More

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Goleta, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were not sure what to expect here at Ashford castle, but our stay far exceeded our expectations. The grounds are spectacular, fun activities to try, loved cullens restaurant, amazing staff (thank you George, Eileen and the fellow polish woman who checked us in), beautiful rooms and on and on. Yes this is more than I have ever spent on... More

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Paso Robles California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ashford Castle is a true event to have on an Irish vacation. On one side you have Lough Carib, the largest lake in Ireland, which is stunningly beautiful. On the other, the storybook Cong River with the beautiful bridge that goes to the castle. The staff are wonderful as well as the food, and well, the beauty inside and out... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with Ashford Castle from the minute we arrived to when we left. We were warmly greeted at our car, our bags taken care of and we were treated with respect and care from everyone and Parking is free. At the check in they have a full process where they take you around the castle (which has... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped off in Cong and lunch at Ashford Castle was recommended to us. We had no reservation and at the first entrance gate, we were stopped by a staff member who said we could try to get in but might not be able to get seated. At the next gate, a second staff member said he would call to... More

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Niall_Rochford, Manager at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Thank you for your recent visit to the Ashford Castle Estate. I'm extremely sorry to read that your dining experience didn't meet your expectations. I would like to reassure you that we use only the finest local ingredients in each of our dishes and it is extremely important to us that our guests leave with both a positive... More

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Ashford Castle surpassed our every expectation. The castle, the food, the grounds, the service was spectacular. The village of Cong which is in easy walking distance is well worth a visit. Cullen's Cottage on the grounds is also worth going too. A once in a lifetime experience and we'll be back.

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

Dear Amanda N, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Ashford Castle, I am happy to read that you had such a spectacular time with us enjoying the grounds, village and dining. My thanks for highlighting the service you received, I hope we can continue to surpass your expectations during a future visit. Thank you for taking the... More

Austin, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get away from the ordinary hotel stay, experience Ashford Castle. The grounds and castle are spectacular. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were perfect. The restaurant was above expectations from the service to the menu selection. Sign up for one of the many activities - bike ride around the grounds, learn archery, take out... More

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

Dear Jeff P, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such an outstanding review of your stay with us. My thanks also for such a fantastic endorsement of being ‘unparalleled in all Ireland’. It sounds as if you partook in many activities on the estate which always adds extra magic to your stay here. We... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to know what it's like living in a real castle with all the modern luxuries? Ashford Castle is it. Friends and I stayed there four days and loved every moment. I've traveled several times across Europe and stayed in luxury hotels, this is maybe the best. Plan to stay and enjoy, not just a place to sleep.

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

Dear George J, We really strive to deliver to our guests an authentic castle stay - with all the amenities of the modern world, and it’s fabulous to read that you found this during your time with us. What an honour for us to be in your favoured hotels in Europe. I hope this is a position we can continue... More

London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ashford ranks up there with the top 3-5 hotel experiences we have had. Everything form the staff... the room.. and the location were perfect. We set high expectations of our "luxury hotel" experiences- and the Ashford met or exceeded every one of them. Thanks, Ashford!

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

Dear TheTruth777, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Ashford Castle. An extended thanks for the kind words about your stay here with us. We have the great opportunity of being surrounded by outstanding countryside and it sounds as if you enjoyed this and the castle building itself immensely. I hope that you will return to us in... More

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the beautiful grounds, to the wonderful restaurant to the evening entertainment this was the best part of our 21 day vacation to Ireland. We were with a CIE Tour staying in First Class Hotels and while other were very nice - we enjoyed this place the best. Food - entertainment ... you'll love it all.

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

Dear Patrick D, I am delighted that you were able to stay with us as part of your tour around Ireland. We are honoured that you enjoyed your time here above the other properties you visited. My thanks for sharing your kind words about the castle, and I hope to welcome you back on any future trips to the West... More

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