Escape to the mystical realm of Solis Lough Eske Castle. As the first and only five-star Donegal Ireland hotel and spa, this stirring destination blends a rich sense of history with superbly appointed accommodation and impeccable hospitality. Dating back to the 1400’s, this meticulously restored Donegal Ireland hotel is nestled in an enchanting forest of massive, ancient trees, where the Celtic language still rolls off the locals’ tongues and the landscape maintains its pristine unspoiled beauty. Discover the unique aura of this five-star Ireland hotel – a truly extraordinary setting for vacations, corporate retreats, and social gatherings.
Each guestroom at the Solis Lough Eske Castle blends the timeless allure of our Gaelic heritage with the amenities and conveniences of a modern world-class hotel.
These beautifully appointed rooms feature bespoke furnishings and specially commissioned works of art, spacious bathrooms and high speed wireless internet. Many include antiques and 4-poster beds. All are decorated in calm neutral tones and offer striking views of the natural beauty that surrounds the castle. Accommodation range from the contemporary stylishness of our Garden Suites…to the country charm of our converted stables…to the more traditional elegance of our Castle Suites with their leaded windows, exquisite antiques and private access to the castle tower.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Commissioned Works of Art
- High-Speed Wireless Internet
- TV with Premium Channels
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- In-Room Safe
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Bathrobes & Slippers
- Complimentary Newspaper
The new Cedars Restaurant combines easygoing elegance with a very contemporary sense of style. The dining room itself is quite stunning with its floor-to-ceiling, button-back upholstery and modern crystal light fixtures. Glass doors open onto a lovely slate terrace with outdoor seating – a delightful place to admire the manicured lawns and woodland views.
The Executive Chef has created a tantalizing menu that features fresh, local ingredients, masterfully prepared. There are organic selections and local beef. Superb Irish stew. Fresh catches from nearby Killybegs, Ireland‘s premier fishing port. And, of course, a wonderful collection of fine wines from around Europe and the world.
On the Map: Donegal town is located in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. The N15 road connecting the cities of Sligo (to the southwest) and Derry (to the northwest) passes-by just east of the town.
Donegal Town is famous for being the former home to the O’Donnell Clan, who played a pivotal role in Irish history. From the 15th to the 17th century, they provided the main opposition to the colonisation of Ireland by England. The town itself contains Donegal castle, on the banks of the River Eske and the remains of a Franciscan abbey which dates back to the 15th century on the Southern shore of the Bay. The Annals of the Four Masters are traditionally thought to have been started in the abbey in the early 17th century. The story of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Lord of Tyrconnell, was the inspiration behind many books and films, not least, Disney’s The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966).