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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 4 hotels in Cong
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4.9
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4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.5
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
As Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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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
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Hiking
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
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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French
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Aroundtheworld_ni wrote a review Yesterday
37 contributions17 helpful votes
Everything about this two night trip was just amazing. It certainly lived up to our expectations. Dinner was outstanding. Attention to detail wonderful. From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel so welcome. Staff were exceptional. Can’t wait to go back one day!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vino682014 wrote a review Nov 2021
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions6 helpful votes
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I recently spent two nights in Ashford Castle and what an amazing experience it was. Its a beautiful setting and to add to this we were upgraded on arrival to a room with a spectular view overlooking Lough Corrib. The rooms are spectular. The attention to detail was exceptional on every level. The food was top notch, cleanliness and service faultless, entertainment in the bar each night was superb. Excellent band called the Risers played on the Friday night. Super talented group. Everything from the magnificent floral displays to the amazing chandeliers blew me away but the absolute highlight was the wonderful staff. They really know how to look after guests and always have a smile and a friendly word for everyone. Every staff member is so helpful and professional. We were out on the grounds for a walk and got caught in heavy rain. A car was sent to return us to the castle promptly. I was so impressed. It was a truly memorable trip and I would highly recommend Ashford Castle to anyone and will defnitely be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 17, 2021
Dear Vino682014, Thank you very much for your kind and lovely words after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the service was above and beyond your expectations. Many of our guests enjoy listening to the fabulous "Risers" and I am delighted that you had the opportunity to meet them. Thank you also for your high words of praise regarding your room and the service you received. 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 welcoming you back to Ashford Castle in the not too distant future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Linda P wrote a review Jun 2022
Massachusetts469 contributions381 helpful votes
A perfect end to a fabulous Ireland road trip!!! Ashford Castle was the needed rest and relaxation in a fabulous environment that was needed after 2 1/2 weeks of traveling the beautiful countryside of Ireland. We stayed in the original section of the castle, WOW! The room was huge and stunning, huge windows overlooking the lake, so much room to spread out in. The bathroom was massive. To say we felt like royalty is an understatement. Service was top notch, everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. The property is gorgeous, our goal was not to leave and enjoy everything the castle offered for our 3 nights there. We enjoyed dinner at the Dungeon and Cullen's Cottage on property, then did go off property into Cong one night for dinner, which BTW is walkable what more can you ask for? We enjoyed having cocktails every night at the Prince of Wales bar, great environment and so relaxing. One day we did do tea at the Connaught Room, wasn't planned a last minute decision and boy we were sure glad we did it. The setting is perfect and if you decide to do it later in the afternoon be aware you will be stuffed and may not need dinner. Presentation was amazing and everything was delicious! Champagne and tea with scones, finger sandwiches, etc. what more can you ask for. And breakfast every morning was just as great. We did the Hawk walk, words cannot describe. An unforgettable experience, if you do nothing else when here do this. So cool! Unfortunately our kayak and bike trip was cancelled due to weather but it turned out fine we were exhausted and starting to hit a wall from our trip, so we walked into Cong and looked around. Then when we got back to the Castle we decided to play some chess, we got so caught up in the game not sure how long we continued to play. My husband played 9 holes of golf and enjoyed himself, while I got a wonderful spa treatment. The spa is beautiful and the treatment was excellent wish it had gone on forever. No hard sell either on products. The grounds are stunning and we did get lost a couple of times trying to find our room, it is a castle LOL!!! There is also a cinema and billiards room and gorgeous library. We didn't get to see the Irish Wolfhounds, not sure if they were there but sad we missed seeing them. As you can tell we had a wonderful time and would definitely return. Yes expensive but so worth it to end your trip!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Linda P, I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Ashford Castle where you were made to feel like royalty. I am glad that you enjoyed the opportunity to partake in a number of the activities that we offer here on the Ashford Estate. I do wish that you had met the Wolfhounds as they are amazing animals, but hopefully you can meet them on your next stay with us. Please know that I have passed your kind words on to everyone here and I thank you for taking the time to share your experience and leave a review. I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you back to Ashford Castle in the not too distant future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Joanna W wrote a review Jun 2022
Middlebury, Indiana185 contributions37 helpful votes
This is definitely a 5 star experience! It’s so beautifully maintained inside and out. It’s all about service here from the front desk to the restaurants. The bar is also a wonderful place to have a nightcap, impeccable service. Our 2 night stay passed ver quickly. A small village within walking distance, the 9 hole golf course, numerous walking areas. There is a formal dining room, jacket required, varied menu. The “cottage” restaurant is also a good place. Truly a place we could relax, recharge, ready to continue our adventure.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Msjoannwil, 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 experienced impeccable service with us. 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. I do hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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louis f wrote a review Jun 2022
Miami, Florida80 contributions56 helpful votes
Everyone needs two nights in a castle and Ashford castle is the place. The accommodations and service are five star. There is plenty to do from their spa, to golf, sailing on the lake, even falconry. See their favorite on premises pets, Cronin and Garvin-two huge Irish wolfhounds. Irish music in the bar at night to bring back another time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear louis f, Thank you very much for your kind and lovely words after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the accommodation and service were of high standards. Many of our guests enjoy seeing our resident wolfhounds, Garvin and Cronin, and I am delighted that you had the opportunity to meet them. I look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Castle in the not too distant future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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kauboi wrote a review Jun 2022
Kawaihae, Hawaii93 contributions29 helpful votes
After over 39 days of traveling in England, Scotland and Ireland, it was fitting that we should end our journey in the most fabulous castle of the trip. The setting was like a fairy tale with pastures, forests and a huge lake. Every inch of the castle exceeded our expectations. And the flawless service added the intangibles that made us truly feel like royalty! Their available activities included imaginative experiences that were not offered at any of our other accommodations. We were able to walk in the forest with two incredible Irish Wolfhounds and their "pack leader" (human), and also go on the boat tour of the lough. There was also a gift shop/tea room on property as well as a separate seafood restaurant. Our room was so luxurious and the associates did a wonderful turn down service (and rechecked with us to make sure we were satisfied!) as well as supply us with anything we asked for. Hopefully we will return someday soon! And, compared to where we live in Hawaii, the price was extremely good value. Actually a bit less than a regular room at a very prestigious hotel here but the Ashford room was bigger by far, and the appointments and amenities of Ashford were better. We were thoroughly smitten with Ashford Castle!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear kauboi, It is a pleasure to read that you were made to feel like royalty in a fairy tale setting during your stay with us at Ashford Castle and I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I am glad to read that you received the best service with us and that the Castle exceeded your expectations. Many of our guests enjoy meeting Garvin and Cronin, the Irish Wolfhounds, and I am delighted that you went on the walk with them too. Please know that I have shared your comments with the team, and they are so happy to read such positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Castle soon. Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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Wendy S wrote a review Jun 2022
Plano, Texas5 contributions1 helpful vote
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If you are looking for a one of a kind experience look no further than Ashford Castle. The service was exceptional and activities very unique. The beds and linens were super comfy. I went there with a work group and ended up bringing the family. I was worried that there was not going to be enough to do at the property for kids but the week flew by and we had plenty to do. The falcon school can’t be missed! My kids are still talking about their falcons. Wendy - Texas
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Wendy S, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your kind words after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. I am glad to read that you were able to share the experience with your colleagues and with your family too. I am delighted that your children had plenty to do at the activity centre and that they are still reminiscing over their falconry experience on the estate. I do hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Pamela H, Toronto wrote a review Jun 2022
Toronto, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
We have spent two weeks in Ireland and our time at Ashford Castle was definitely a major highlight. The setting and accommodations are magnificent and the hotel and hospitality staff are exceptional!. The tasting menu at dinner was outstanding! We would highly recommend a stay at Ashford Castle!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 465pamelah, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your kind 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, in particular the tasting menu and your interactions with the staff. I do hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future for another outstanding experience. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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JudyJudyJudy46 wrote a review Jun 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia18 contributions5 helpful votes
For this most recent visit to Ashford Castle, we booked a lakeview junior suite, which proved to be a very pleasant amount of additional space. This was our first trip abroad since Covid and Ashford did not disappoint in any way. It is truly a little bit of heaven on earth. Being a city dweller, the peacefulness of the estate was really welcome, but peacefulness doesn't mean there's nothing to do. There is plenty to do -- boating on the lake, horse and buggy rides, hawk walks, lovely walking trails, and the spa. My husband has disabilities and all were accommodated on the activities we chose and in the room assigned to us. At the age of 76, my only two disappointments were that I ran out of time to zip line and we couldn't stay forever.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear JudyJudyJudy46, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to leave your review after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. It is so lovely to read that you enjoyed your spacious suite and that your husband was also well accommodated in the castle and during the activities you took part in. I am delighted that you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Cong and the Estate and that it felt like heaven on earth for you. I hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Member808 wrote a review Jun 2022
Chatham, Massachusetts40 contributions38 helpful votes
Our experience at Ashford Castle was simply wonderful. The staff was warm, welcoming, and very kind, the food at the Dungeon and the Cottage great, and the number of activities offered was amazing. The castle itself is beautiful and elegant without being stuffy. Our room was just lovely with plenty of space and a beautiful view. We enjoyed flying hawks on the Hawk Walk, ambling through the gardens, and walking into Cong. We will definitely visit Ashford Castle next time we are in Ireland. It is simply the best.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Member808, I would like to personally thank you for your kind words after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your room, had a wonderful experience with us and as well as great interactions with the staff. I am delighted that you had the opportunity to take part in the hawk walk on the estate, and that you also enjoyed your dining experiences with us. I do hope that we will welcome you back to Ashford Castle the next time you visit Ireland. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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PRICE RANGE
$805 - $3,213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ashford castle hotel cong, ashford castle ireland
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoCong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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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, Cullen's at the Cottage, and Pat Cohan’s Bar.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Ashford Castle offers airport transportation 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.