My wife and I have just spent a few nights at this wonderful, historic castle.
On approach, it looks like something described in one of the Bronte sisters books.
Checking in we were warmly greeted in legendary Irish friendliness by the beautiful M'aire, and although we were slightly early for our check -in, she was more than happy to make us a pot of welcoming tea.
Sitting in the lounge, we were again, warmly greeted by Vinnie, who took the time to explain some of the castle's amazing history. A lovely man and a pleasure to speak to.
The room was utterly comfortable, quiet and lush. The full Irish breakfast next morning was everything that one would expect from a nation who are passionate about their food. and the ambiance just perfect.
Sadly, due to business meetings, we were unable to sample the delights of the highly respected restaurant, but maybe next time.
All in all, a truly magnificent welcome in the very best of Irish hospitality.
I would like to very much thank Maire and her team for our comfortable stay, and we will most definately return.
A beautiful hotel, beautiful food, and a beautiful Maire to welcome you.
One could not possibly ask for more ! See you all again soon.
Steve & Christine Haward.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belleek Castle....... an iconic Irish Country House, restaurant (AA 2 Rosettes), hotel and spectacular wedding venue…Belleek is unpretentious, cosy and friendly, rich in decor and antiquities, with open log fires to warm your steps back through this cultural adventure.Enjoy a contemporary dinner, with generous portions, in our unique light panelled dining room. We have developed a new food philosophy. Our spirit is to search for more “Depth of Flavour”, exercising both classic and imaginative cooking techniques. We use seasonal ingredients and produce, selected from the land, sea and air of Mayo, and combine these with the traditions of the Castle.However, our signature dish is a Castle classic, the "Drunken Bullock", a filet steak flambéed at the table and served flaming from a sword, adding theatre to succulent steak. Hand made oak tables, eclectic romantic music, lit by candlelight, with charming attention and delicious food.“One of the most atmospheric and delightful dining experiences in Ireland”, Bill Gooch, Virginia Beach.Guests may enjoy a private viewing of the Castle museum by appointment. Belleek Castle hosts The Marshall Doran Collection, the finest collection of mediaeval armour and Jurassic fossils in Ireland. How many times have I heard? “Oh my God!” or “Oh Gosh!”Belleek Castle... Unique, intimate and magical. ... more less
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