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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Cong
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle. Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities and state-of-the-art spa. As a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, Ireland’s top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, we are exceptional in every sense.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Valet parking
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Picnic area
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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sarah h wrote a review Yesterday
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We had a ball over the June bank holiday weekend at Ashford Castle. They had only reopened following COVID closures but all of the protocols, sanitising etc made us feel very safe without impacting on our enjoyment.The food and wine were faultless, the spa was excellent, paddle boarding with Sophie was a highlight. It was my birthday and the friendly staff made it so special. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Nickyfinlay10 wrote a review Yesterday
Enniskillen, United Kingdom5 contributions
A truly fantastic two nights spent. Extremely well looked after, beautiful room, wonderful staff and delicious food. The staff are so attentive, noting is ever a no. Enjoyed playing the 9 holes of golf and clay pigeon shooting. Lovely evening doing the wine tasting with Louise and Paul. Could not have hoped for a better start to our honeymoon. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
skull0107 wrote a review Jun 10
County Dublin, Ireland191 contributions94 helpful votes
We had a great 3 night stay in with our friends after lock down. Even though the hotel is just back open, everything was perfect. This is really an amazing place to stay, but again it’s the staff that make it really special. Everyone we met was exceptional. Our Room 203 had a great view of the lake and was spotless. We had dinners in the Dungeon , George V and Cullen's. All the meals we had including breakfasts were just perfect . Special mention to some new members of the team we met, Louise in the George V and Jordan in Cullen's. We cant wait to get back again this December all going well.
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Date of stay: June 2021
houl wrote a review Feb 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions69 helpful votes
A family treat during these covid times .. From booking to our departure the service was nothing but exemplary. Ashford is known for being one of Ireland’s best properties. It is the staff that make your stay unforgettable- professional but personable . The small touch’s and attention to detail. Food and beverage excellent - superb meal in the George on both evenings . Thank you all at the castle for making my family feel very welcomed and looked after .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle
Responded 1 week ago
Dear houl, Thank you for your kind and lovely words after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and all we have to offer both here in the Castle and on the Estate. Your comments have been shared amongst everyone here and it provides the team with a real sense of motivation to read such positive feedback. I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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239eddieh wrote a review Jan 2021
Ireland29 contributions51 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Ashford Castle for three nights just before Christmas 2020 and was one of the best hotel stays I've had. There is something magical about this hotel, from the surroundings (it's a freaking castle after all) to the staff, who genuinely seem to love their jobs and looking after people. The food is amazing and the service is truly first class, even with the COVID restrictions in place it didn't detract from our enjoyment of this stay. I would highly recommend doing the hawk walk if visiting, it's an unusual activity for a hotel to put on. Tom our guide was so passionate about the birds and had incredible knowledge. It was a joy to be around these beautiful birds and to see them fly. This was our first stay in Ashford and I think the best compliment I can give it is that we've already booked our next stay in it, which we're really looking forward to.
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Date of stay: December 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 239eddieh, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you review after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. It is such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you were made to feel welcome all the way from check in to check out and appreciated our "covid" amenities. Please know I have since shared your comments amongst everyone here and it provides the team with a real sense of motivation to read such positive feedback. It is always such a pleasure to read that the staff contributed to the enjoyment of your stay, namely Tom at the falconry school. I do hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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$390 - $1,985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoCong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashford Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Ashford Castle?
Nearby attractions include Ashford Castle (0.01 miles), Monk's Fishing House (0.4 miles), and Royal Abbey of Cong (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashford Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ashford Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ashford Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ashford Castle?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashford Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include George V Dining Room, Puddle Ducks cafe, and Cullen's at the Cottage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ashford Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Ashford Castle have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ashford Castle offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ashford Castle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Cong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ashford Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ashford Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.