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Lough Eske Castle

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#3 of 7 hotels in Donegal Town
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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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Lough Eske Castle is a historic castle dating to the 15th century and closely identified with the O'Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal. Set in a secluded storybook location within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske with the dramatic Bluestack Mountains as a stunning backdrop, it is the ideal place to relax and experience superior hospitality and exceptional friendly service. Winner of the 'World's Best Luxury Country Hotel' title in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and topping 'My Guide Ireland's Top 10 Hotels in Ireland, this lovingly restored castle hotel blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary luxury where you can escape into a world of relaxed elegance. From the spa to the dining table to your beautifully appointed guestroom, we provide a truly accommodating environment where our dedication to the guest is thoughtful, reliable, consistent and complete - a place where superb service and superior amenities make every day here a perfect day.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free parking
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
Classic
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The Castle provides wonderful surroundings in which to relax over a late lunch. Excellent choice of food and wine. Staff were helpful in recommending dishes. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. Highly recommend this place with wonderful grounds to explore and walk
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
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Dear Pixy1951, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying here at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are absolutely delighted with your comments and are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay. Your feedback regarding the castle's surroundings, the food served and our staff is fantastic and we appreciate this feedback so much. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox, General Manager
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What a beautiful location -- with all the amenities we could ask for. Set in an idyllic locale, the castle has been meticulously restored. The room was very nice and the grounds were beautiful. We enjoyed the restaurant (especially breakfast) and the spa pool. The staff was
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
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Dear caseytravelers Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. Your positive feedback regarding our location, your guest room and our pool is truly appreciated. Here at Lough Eske Castle we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest and I am very pleased that our staff met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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We stayed here on our UK trip celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. After a terrible battle with our GPS, we finally arrived...to an absolutely stunning sight. The staff immediately came out to deal with our luggage, check in went smoothly & our room was lovely. Food was
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Barb D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. Your feedback regarding your dining experiences and staff are fantastic. Here at Lough Eske Castle we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest and I am very pleased that our staff met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best regards, Donal Cox, General Manager
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I booked a Courtyard Room for a special night away as it sounded wonderful - however the room was nowhere near as it was described on the website. ‘Opening through patio doors into the castle courtyard’ - it was the first floor with no patio doors opening into the castle
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Hilaryann10, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us after your recent stay here at the Castle. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies that we did not provide you with great memories. I am truly sorry for the difficulties you encountered during your stay; particularly concerning your room allocation. I would like to assure you that we have amended our room description on our website to reflect 100% accuracy. Nonetheless, all our courtyard rooms on ground floor do match the description you were expecting but unfortunately you were allocated a room on the 1st floor which do not have opening patio doors to castle courtyard. Please be assured that I have taken your comments seriously and shall ensure that your feedback is used to help prevent any re-occurrence in the future. Should you decide to stay with us in the future please contact me directly so that I may personally ensure that you have a flawless stay with us and give you the true five-star experience for which we are so well known for. Thank you once again for the feedback and I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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We just returned from a 14 day trip to Ireland and Scotland and stayed at several different castle hotels and hotels. Our family of four includes two picky teenagers and this was hands down everyone's favorite place to stay in our entire trip. Our son loved the "pancake bar"
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Diane S, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Lough Eske Castle recently and thank you for taking the time to share your experience - what a lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you and your family were impressed with the hotel's setting and facilities and that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Your kind compliments regarding our friendly and professional staff and dining experiences are greatly appreciated by all the team. I do hope you have the opportunity to return and stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the castle. Best Regards, Donal Cox, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$238 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandDonegal Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
97
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