The Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, is the first AA and NITB 5-Star Hotel in Northern Ireland. Awarded ‘Best Hotel’ at the 2011 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, the hotel recently played host to World Leaders at the 2013 G8 Summit. The Resort is the ultimate expression in old world heritage and new world luxury, set on its very own 600 acre peninsula, between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, just outside Enniskillen, with stunning panoramic views from almost every vantage point. Resort facilities include two Championship Golf Courses, an authentic Thai Spa and a variety of innovative dining experiences with menus composed by award-winning Chef, Noel McMeel. All this combined with warm, friendly and attentive service; make Lough Erne Resort one of the world’s most magical destinations.
With an emphasis on 5-Star luxury and comfort, the Resort is comprised of 120 luxury rooms and Suites, with superb panoramic views over Castle Hume Lough and The Faldo Championship Golf Course. Each guestroom exudes an elegant country house style, that reflects a mixture of old World Heritage and New World 5-Star luxury.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Superb views of The Faldo Championship Golf Course, Castle Hume Lough and The Fermanagh Lakelands
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
- Velour Monogrammed Bathrobe & Slippers
- Luxury Irish Bed Linen
- In room safe
- Freestanding Clawfoot Bath
- Separate Rain Shower
- Luxury Egyptian Cotton Towels
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Private Bar
- Complimentary use of The Thermal Suite & Infinity Pool at The Thai Spa
Lough Erne Resort offers a variety of innovative Dining Experiences, with a selection of Restaurants and Bars with Menus by Acclaimed Chef Noel McMeel. Noel’s philosophy of using the very best of local produce is evident through all of the Menus he creates for the various restaurants.
The Catalina Restaurant:
The Catalina Restaurant awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, seating 75 persons, offers a relaxing fine dining experience. This light and spacious room with vaulted ceilings and arched windows, provides diners with spectacular panoramic views of Castle Hume Lough. The Catalina Restaurant’s name originates from World War Two, when a secret agreement with the government of Ireland allowed aircraft to fly from Lough Erne to the Atlantic along the Donegal Corridor, providing vital air cover from one of the most westerly RAF bases in the United Kingdom. The menu, composed by Acclaimed Chef, Noel McMeel, comprises a mix of classic and contemporary dishes with an emphasis upon fresh, seasonal and local produce.
The Loughside Bar & Grill:
The Loughside Bar & Grill offers an extensive choice of items from the Grill, featuring the very best of Irish Meats. Directly overlooking The Faldo Championship Course and Castle Hume Lough, the 70 Seat Bar & Grill includes a terrace so diners can take in the spectacular views while enjoying their meal. The Loughside Bar & Grill Menu composed by Acclaimed Chef, Noel McMeel, comprises an eclectic mix of time-honoured golfers fayre with an Irish twist, using the very best of local produce; dishes include the “Loughside Steak & Guinness Pie with Traditional Champ” and the Signature Dish, Slow Roast Belly of Pork served with Seared Irish Scallops, Black Bacon & Armagh Apple Puree.
The Blaney Bar:
The Grazing Menu, composed by Acclaimed Chef, Noel McMeel, utilising the very best of local produce, The Blaney Bar offers a unique dining experience where the eclectic menu is made up of dishes served in smaller portions, so that guests can experience, tapas style, more of the flavours of what The Resort has to offer. We recommend that guests select two dishes per person, followed by their choice of dessert or cheese, accompanied perhaps by The Resort’s unique ‘Death by Chocolate Cocktail’. The Blaney Bar directly overlooks Castle Hume Lough and The Faldo Championship Course; Diners have the choice of enjoying The Grazing Menu al fresco on The Resort’s Terrace. Our drinks list in The Blaney Bar is based on specially selected wines by the bottle or by the glass, our Wine List was created in association with Jane Boyce, the only female Master of Wines in Ireland North & South; a wide selection of cocktails, beers and spirits.
The Blaney Bar is home to an Exclusive Irish Whiskey Collection, a collection of 101 Irish Whiskeys; The Resort has partnered with Bushmills to offer The Irish Whiskey Tasting Experience.
On the Map: Enniskillen is located almost exactly in the centre of County Fermanagh in the southwest corner of Northern Ireland. The town is well connected via the A4 coming from Sligo town (to the west), and the A4 coming from Belfast (to the east).
Enniskillen is the County Town of Fermanagh, and separates the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. The town is home to a population of approximately 11,500, by far the largest settlement in the County. As one would expect, the town is a retail centre for the County, and beyond, but it has yet to succumb to the blandness which infects many modern towns.
The town centre is firmly built along the long, narrow Main St, which actually changes name six times along its length! This gives the town a real sense of bustle and life as well as imbuing the shops with their own unique character. There is no new, anonymous, development to be found on the Main Street and the established High Street Stores sit comfortably beside small independent traders, creating a special atmosphere for the place. A feature of Enniskillen which is becoming increasingly unusual is the number of small bars and hostelries which appear on the Main Street, providing welcome relief from the shops!