Donegal, Ireland

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • One of the top three luxury hotels in Ireland, according to Condé Nast Traveler 
  • Picturesque location overlooking the Bluestack Mountains
  • Award-winning spa, plus an indoor pool & Thermal Suite
  • Winner of Best Luxury Country Hotel at the World Luxury Travel Awards five years in a row

"Magnificent" -- Condé Nast Traveler

96% (441 Member Ratings)

"The room (Vice Presidential Suite) was unbelievable and they made my 21st birthday very memorable. Food was consistently excellent and service was the same. Second visit was just as impressive as the first and we will be back hopefully with some friends in the near future. "
Mar 22, 2015
Ballymena, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The property is just over an hour's drive from Donegal Airport, a 90-minute drive from Ireland West or City of Derry airports, two hours from Belfast and 3.5 hours from Dublin.

Rooms & Rates

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The 5-star Lough Eske Castle, close to the historic town of Donegal in northwest Ireland, offers luxurious accommodation in a meticulously restored 17th-century castle.

Set in 43 acres of woodland with views of the Bluestack Mountains, the hotel has 96 spacious bedrooms with deep carpets, marble bathrooms and complimentary robes and slippers for maximum comfort. Condé Nast Traveler has named Lough Eske one of it's top three luxury hotels in Ireland, praising the "stylish upgrade" of a "magnificent building" and the "lavish" interiors.

Facilities include Cedars Restaurant, serving contemporary cuisine with local ingredients. The Irish Independent described dinner as "faultless", with "impeccably cooked local meat and creative dishes". Post-dinner, guests can retire to a selection of cosy reading rooms or the Gallery Bar, described by Condé Nast Traveler as "wonderfully atmospheric". 

Lough Eske is also home to a sumptuous spa -- winner of Best Service Award 2013 in the Tatler Spa Awards -- where guests get complimentary access to the swimming pool, fitness centre and Thermal Suite.

The hotel has been awarded the World Luxury Hotel Award for Best Luxury Country Hotel for five consecutive years and has also been named No. 1 Hotel in Ireland by



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

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.


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.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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441 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The room (Vice Presidential Suite) was unbelievable and they made my 21st birthday very memorable. Food was consistently excellent and service was the same. Second visit was just as impressive as the first and we will be back hopefully with some friends in the near future.
Jordan Mar 22, 2015 Ballymena, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: When we stayed at the castle, I proposed to my girlfriend and the staff etc were incredibly helpful and wanted to help us celebrate
Mark Feb 07, 2015 Greenisland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: How they made the experience so personal
Lesley Dec 20, 2014 Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The staff were of the highest quality I've ever encountered.
Other Comments: The entire experience was unique and worth every penny/cent from start to finish. The warm welcome to the hotel, the amazing room with huge/comfy bed and heated bathroom floor. Followed by an amazing lunch in the bar and the most relaxing afternoon in the lounge enjoying papers, free wifi and the roaring fire. Dinner was of top class quality, again staff were really helpful and attentive. Well done to everyone in the hotel. Can't wait to go back and will stay longer next time!
Richard Dec 17, 2014 Belfast, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything- wonderplace place friendly staff excellent location and terrfic food
Susan Dec 17, 2014 Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Warmth of the welcome and the quality of service.
Dr Tom Dec 15, 2014 Lisburn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The rooms are huge abd beautifully designed
Other Comments: Staff very friendly and helpful
Lesley Dec 13, 2014 Londonderry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Food and friendliness of staff.
Other Comments: Excellent hotel and facilities overall.
John Dec 10, 2014 Craigavon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything
Christopher Dec 10, 2014 moira, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely rooms and hotel grounds.
Seona Dec 08, 2014 Bangor, United Kingdom

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