I spent a two nights at Dromoland. Its been 7 or 8 years since I was last there. The overall experience was heavily dependant on the two fantastic porters John and Tom who together made my stay wonderful - their charm, wit and enthusiasm for what they do was so refreshing in an era of souless hotel stays.
While I still think Dromoland is a unique property at an Irish level, it is getting a bit faded from an international perspective. The interior is not as sharp as it could be - warrens of corridoors look a little tatty and dated looking. There are 5 star properties internationally that would operate at a much higher level.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, the Dromoland Castle 5 Star Hotel in Ireland was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this Irish 5 star luxury Castle Hotel overlooks its own Championship Golf Course and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surrounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dromoland Castle Ireland
- Castle Dromoland Ireland
- Dromoland Castle Hotel Ireland/Newmarket-On-Fergus