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The Lodge at Ashford Castle

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Why We Love It

  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of parkland in the grounds of Ashford Castle estate
  • The 4-star country-house hotel is described as "charming" by The AA Hotel Guide 2015
  • The AA-Rosette Wilde's restaurant serves contemporary Irish cuisine
  • On-site activities include golf, fishing, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, archery & clay pigeon shooting

Map & Directions

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is just off the R345 and R3456. It's a 15-minute drive from the N84. Lisloughrey Quay is less than two minutes away and you can take a cruise on the lake. Galway city and airport is an hours' drive from the hotel. There is free parking on site.

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Overview

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of parkland on the grounds of the Ashford Castle estate, which dates back to 1228. The Lodge is set on the shores of Lough Corrib, just outside the village of Cong in County Mayo, and is described as "charming" by The AA Hotel Guide 2015. The 4-star country-house hotel was built in 1865 and has been extended over the years. The estate in which it was built was once home to the Guinness family and is now part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

The AA-Rosette Wilde's restaurant at The Lodge serves contemporary Irish cuisine and offers "stunning views over Lough Corrib", according to The AA Hotel Guide 2015. Head chef Jonathan Keane uses local produce including Irish beef and lamb, and seafood from Galway Bay and the Connemara coast. The Quay Bar and Brasserie has views of Lough Corrib and there is also an on-site wine cellar, housing classic vintages.

Guests can also dine at George V Restaurant and the Connaught Room at Ashford Castle. The castle is a 20-minute walk away or transportation can be arranged.

There are 24 Deluxe Bedrooms, 12 Duplex Suites, eight Quay Suites and six Lake View Suites. All rooms are individually designed and have super-king beds with goose-down duvets and pillows, and bathrooms have underfloor heating.

On-site activities include horse riding, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting and archery. There are lots of walks and cycle paths to explore, or you can fish on the shores of Lough Corrib, renowned for its wily brown trout, pike and salmon. Ireland's School of Falconry is also located on the estate and it also has eagles and owls.

Other facilities include a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts.The Beauty Rooms at The Lodge offers treatments including facials and manicures (supplements apply and must be pre-booked). There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

From the press:


  • The Independent describes The Lodge at Ashford Castle as a "country house hotel of the elegant kind"

  • "The kitchen aims to impress with its ambitious contemporary output (including a tasting menu) and local suppliers are name-checked on the menu" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2. Extra bed available on request, free of charge, for older children up to 12, in the  Quay Suites, Duplex Suite and Lakeview Suites only. There is no extra bed available in other room types, nor for older children and adults. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 10€ per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. A deposit of €500.00 will be charged on arrival, and refunded at departure provided there is no damage.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The Lodge is closed for Christmas 24th, 25th and 26th of December.

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