Ashford Castle provides a romantic backdrop in superior surrounds, offering guests both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry, and trail walking. Or simply relax in the luxurious interiors – as with their outdoor facilities, staff offer guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in the Health and Beauty facilities with dedicated treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. Treatments include a wide range of massages, facials, Marine therapy, Pregnancy treatments, tanning treatments and an exclusive nail clinic, all in beautiful and tranquil surroundings.
The culmination of superb service, breathtaking decor and architecture, and pure decadence has earned the Castle the title of ‘Best Resort in Ireland’ by Conde Nast in 2008, and 2nd Best Resort in Europe, AA Hotel of the Year 2017, and various other awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” by the Wine Spectator, and the Spa awarded the coveted titles of Best in Service at the 2017 Irish Tatler Spa Awards. This is truly the ultimate Irish accommodation.
Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites. Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts – from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities. Following a tradition passed down through the centuries, enjoy a leisurely brunch or candlelight dinner in the comfort of your own room.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Ironing Centre
- Voice Mail
- Music on demand
- Movies on demand
- Interactive TV
- Broadband Internet
- Safety Deposits Box
- Conan and Garvin, our Irish Wolfhounds meet guests at 10 AM every morning in the lobby
- Complimentary use of our two all-weather tennis courts
- Complimentary movie daily in our 32 seater Cinema
- Complimentary bicycles (Available on a first come first served basis)
George V Castle Restaurant:
Here, guests can luxuriate amid the pristine period decor, admire breathtaking views across the river and choose from a world-class menu of modern Irish and International cuisine. The Connaught Room – is a more intimate venue. This innovative menu will provide guests with the ultimate gastronomic experience. The tasting menu will be available as 3-course, 5-course or 7-course menu and will be changed regularly according to season and availability. Drawing Room – A comprehensive snack menu is available from 11am to 11pm, offering a selection of sandwiches and cold dishes.
The Prince Of Wales Cocktail Bar, with its comfortable seating and fine wood paneling, offers a full selection of cocktails, liqueurs and brandies. The Dungeon Bar offers a rare treat for guests with a taste of the traditional spirit of Ireland. At the Dungeon Bar the atmosphere is informal, whether you relax in the company of the resident harpist and singer, or join in the nightly sing-songs. The Wine Cellars at Ashford Castle stock an extensive selection of international vintages – both classic and rare. A complete list is available from the sommelier.
On the Map: Cong is located in County Mayo in the midwest of Ireland. The village is 45 minutes/ 43km north of Galway City, and is most easily accessed via the R334/R346 road that intersects with the main N84 road connecting Galway & Castlebar cities.
Cong is without doubt most famous for being the location of John Ford’s 1951 classic, “The Quiet Man”, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The Quiet Man Cottage Museum allows visitors to relive the movie as if actually on-set. Painstaking effort has ensured that all the furnishings, artifacts, costumes – etc. are authentic reproductions. The majestic remains of Cong Abbey are the relics of an Augustinian abbey founded in the 12th century by Turlough O’Connor, King of Connaught and High King of Ireland. The Cross of Cong, an ornate processional cross intended for the abbey, is now in Dublin’s National Museum. Ashford Castle, perhaps Ireland’s most exquisite castle hotel is located just outside the village.