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“Breathtaking - Pure Indulgence” 5 of 5 stars
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Castle Leslie Estate
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Glaslough Village, Glaslough, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glaslough
stockholm
1 review
“Breathtaking - Pure Indulgence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

my husband and I stayed 2 nights in the castle. we had a wonderful stay, the estate is breathtaking. It really is as other reviewers have said a truly unique experience. We were leaving on the day a lucky bride & groom were arriving to celebrate their wedding day with their friends and family. I wish we only knew about Castle Leslie when we got married last year. The staff are very friendly and their genuine warmth and welcome is what really sets this place apart from other places we have stayed.

The castle is a step back in time, the food in the restaurant is fantastic and the views over the lake are magical.

The Estate has a equestrian centre, treatment rooms, a Lodge and self catering. we ate in conors bar in the lodge for lunch and found the food and staff very good. I treated myself to a facial in the victorian treatment rooms, like other reviewers found it to be excellent. My husband decided he would try a gentle ride out at the equestrian centre and he found the experience excellent.

We both cant wait to return later in the year.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

We stayed here for 2 days as a birthday treat.

It was a magical experience. The castle is beautiful, not as big as one may expect but the better for it. We got upgraded as they knew the stay was over my birthday which was very kind. We had a beautiful room- the blue room. It was large with a lovely old bed & fantastic views. The highlight has to be the victorian(i think) bath/shower. Sounds strange but it was truely amazing- has to be seen & experienced really-I spent a good deal of time in there! Saw a few of the rooms in the basement- worth staying here of you don't like too much noise at night. We heard a fair bit of creaking & funny heating sounds in our room which was upstairs. Its an old house though so I guess you expect that. Basement rooms only recently put in & are more modern in style though still charming. Overall decor of the place was lovely- lots of antiques, paintings etc which really sends you back in time. Some is rough around the edges but this adds to its charm in my opinion. The whole house is very cosy- sometimes to the point of roasting! Maybe they are worried it be seen as a drafty old house, so bump the heating up to compensate.

Food was top notch. The bar at the castle served very tasty food. If there are any available you can have the food served in one of the drawing rooms. There weren't any available when we went but it looked like a nice idea. Service at the bar wasn't great- the only time the service slipped during our whole stay. On the whole it was excellent. The dining room at the castle is a must. Very, very good food, excellent service & special atmosphere. Abit pricey but you get what you pay for. Breakfasts, served in the dining room, also superb- eggs benedict with truffle hollaindiase a highlight.

We went on an hours horse ride around the estate- it was lovely. Bit on the pricey side but horses good & guy who toke us out very nice. Stables are beautiful. Lots of cross country jumps in the fields which looked like fun. The spa is definately worth sampling. Absolutely brillaint therapists & very good treatments. The monthly specials are worth going for, very good value.

Walks in the grounds are very pleasant & I also watched a dvd in the cinema which was cool. All in all a great place- we'll definately be back.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BELFAST
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Had a lovely recent stay in The Lodge at Castle Leslie. On arrival we had great food in Conors Bar on Friday night along with our pint of guinesss as part of our St Patricks Day package. We took a long walk around the estate on Saturday and then spent the afternoon in the Spa...best massage I have had ever! On Saturday night we ate in the restaurant and the food was really tasty.

Although we walked up past the Castle we did not venture in. We were really happy with the Lodge, we booked a superior room which was large, modern and really comfortable room, with balcony overlooking the equestrian centre - I think the Lodge is a nice balance of staying somewhere that has the luxuries of a modern hotel but with the great character and access to the old estate.

My only complaint would be that the service at Breakfast was really slow on Saturday morning and then was changed to a buffet only on Sunday which was disappointing.

Overall though we will definitely be back as this place is the perfect easy escape and worth every penny.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2010

The service in this hotel is the worst I have ever experienced. The Castle is dirty, musty and seriously lacking in facilities (e.g. our hotel room did not have a shower, but rather a filthy cast iron bath and a bucket beside it. The food is terrible, limited in choice, and over-priced. There are no TV's in the rooms in the castle, and the TV's in the Lodge bedrooms don't work properly. The "Spa" is a glorified beauty salon that is again over-priced. The location of the hotel is nice in that the grounds surrounding it are very picturesque, but there are plenty of good hotels around so don't waste your money going here

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Co Tyrone
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

Went with a bridal party for weekend, stayed at one of the houses in the grounds. It was pure luxury. Had dinner at the Castle which was absolutly mouth watering. Couldn't fault the meal or service in anyway. Toured castle and grounds next day, met the owner who was so welcoming and friendly. Finished off at the spa for the best massage I have ever had.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

We stayed in the Castle. The staff were very friendly and very welcoming. The castle is a lovely old place and we had the choice of two rooms. It's quite quirky. We had dinner in the castle and it was superb. Definitely will be going back.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

I have just returned from spending a weekend at Castle Leslie with some friends. And what a wonderful weekend we had. In the dark on Friday evening the castle was a little
hard to find - but well worth the drive. Its old style comfort with lots of little rooms to relax and enjoy the surroundings. On the Friday evening we ate in the bar in the long room area. The food was fine. Nothing very amazing but nothing bad either. We stayed in Lionels room and the Nursery. The absense of a tv, phone and all the other things you
come to expect in a hotel was different - but nice. Both rooms had a half tub shower so
that was a little challenging. The water temperature was also a little inconsistent. On Saturday we walked around the grounds of the hotel and then went to the spa at the lodge. I had a facial and manicure with Lorraine and I can honestly say it was the best
facial I have ever had. Its not cheap but very worth it. That night we ate in the hotel
restaurant. The food was very good. The wine list a little short and the waiters very eager in topping up your wine glass. We finished the evening by retiring to the cinema
room and relaxing on the leather recliners to watch a film. The breakfast was good in
the morning and served until 11am so nice for those that want a lie in. Sir Leslie gave a
tour of the castle on Sunday which was very interesting.
Would I go back - absolutely. The hotel is old style luxury. The staff were very attentive.
Special mention for Rebecca who could not do enough to help in whatever request you
had - be it help one of our group who got lost on the way to personally escorting us to the
cinema and setting things up. The only down side - the heat in the bedrooms. It was so
hot - and as one who loves hot rooms, I never usually have this complaint. We had the
heat in the room turned off but still the rooms were too hot. The window was left open for
most of our stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Glaslough Village, Glaslough, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Monaghan > Glaslough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glaslough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Leslie Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castle Leslie Estate, nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Castle Estate is waiting to be discovered. Located in Co. Monaghan, Ireland, the Estate is only 80 minutes from Dublin. The Castle (20 individual guestroom), at the heart of the Estate, offers authentic original interiors and old-style hospitality and is a complete respite from the world. The Lodge (29 guestrooms) is the social hub of the Estate and brings locals and guests together in an atmosphere of conviviality and comfort. The Old Stable Mews (12 two bed Mews) & Village Cottages (12 four and five bed cottages) are the perfect spot for families and groups that want the convenience of hotel living combined with private self catering.The Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It’s the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the countryside on horseback or foot. You can spend a few hours fishing on one of Ireland's best-preserved lakes. Alternatively, you might prefer to enjoy a massage in the Victorian Treatment Rooms at the end of an activity packed day or relax with a book in one of our many beautiful rooms. Other activities include Hot Air Balloon rides, carriage rides, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, and the Kids Saddle Club. ... more   less 
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