Having read the most recent reviews I wonder if we stayed at the same hotel. The attitude of the reception staff was appalling. The dark and dingy decor and extremely low lighting ( a health and safety hazard) must be an acquired taste - we had to read the menu by candle light!
The dining room was closed so all the guests had to eat in the bar but most of it had been given over to a private party so only 3 tables were available. The staff seemed to think this was a fairly regular occurrance. They had run out of the basic wine that we had ordered and the same with the marmalade at breakfast where we witnessed a row in the kitchen. We had to wait for cereal bowls and the flowers on the table must have been dead for several days.
The waiter knocked our table and spilled a considerable amount of coffee but had to be asked before clearing it up.
On the positive side the bedroom was very nice but there was no hair dryer, no shaver point and one small shampoo and shower gel to share between two people. Only 2 tea and coffee sachets.
Not like usual Irish hospitality at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the 360 acre Ashford Castle estate over looking Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle provides an exemplary country house experience, the Lodge offers Contemporary country cooking using local artisan produce in the relaxing lake view dining rooms. Beautifully designed deluxe rooms (24) and suites (26) combined with an outdoor Tub and Sauna are sure to provide the perfect escape. Banqueting facilities include a glass walled Harbor Room that can welcome up to 200 wedding guests, a boardroom for meetings and screening room for private dining. Estate activities including golf, Falconry and Horse riding are all available along this beautiful estate. We are delighted to now be part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Ashford Hotel Cong
- The Lodge At Ashford Castle Ireland/Cong