Ashford Castle

County Mayo, Ireland

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Irish breakfast included in rates daily served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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PROPERTY SIZE: 83 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Golf Seclusion

Ashford Castle

Address:
Cong
County Mayo,
Ireland
Nearest Airport:
Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)
32 mi / 51 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Shopping

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Water Sports


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Butler Service
  • Hair Dryer

About Us

This 13th century Castle is located 45 minutes from Galway city. Once the Estate of Lord Ardilaun and the Guinness family, Ashford opened as a luxury hotel in 1939. In 2013 Ashford Castle became part of the Red Carnation Collection, who began a loving restoration project and now offers 82 bespoke bedrooms and a lakeside Hideaway Cottage. Dining options include formal in the George V to casual in the Dungeon or Cullen’s at the Cottage or private dining in the Wine Cellar. There is a 32 seat cinema, a library, Spa, Billiard’s room, Cigar terrace and beautiful public lounges with complimentary high speed wifi throughout.

The Ashford Estate offers an extensive range of activities including Orvis fly fishing to Ireland’s first school of falconry. Evocative of an elegant and bygone age and yet perfectly adapted to the needs of this modern one, Ashford is the oldest castle hotel in Ireland, voted Best of the Best by Virtuoso in 2015 and Best Resort in the UK and Ireland by Travel + Leisure 2016.

Best of the Best

Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognized as Ireland’s top castle destination and, once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Set in 350 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib in County Mayo, the multi-award-winning property has been voted “Best Hotel in the World” by Virtuoso. Enjoy extraordinary dining experiences and fine Irish cuisine, watch hawks soar at Ireland’s first School of Falconry and restore inner peace at the state-of-the-art spa. Warm smiles will greet you at every turn from the extraordinary characters of the castle.

Hotel Tip

Guests find the School of Falconry, operated by professionals who are passionate about their birds of prey, especially amazing.

Location

Address
Cong
County Mayo,
Ireland
Nearest Airport
Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC), 32 Miles / 51 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Corrib

Corrib

Upgrade: Corrib Lake View

  • Non-Smoking

Corrib Lake View

Corrib Lake View

Upgrade: Deluxe

  • Non-Smoking

Deluxe

Deluxe

Upgrade: Lake View Deluxe

  • Non-Smoking

Lake View Deluxe

Lake View Deluxe

Upgrade: Junior Stateroom

  • Non-Smoking

Junior Stateroom

Junior Stateroom

Upgrade: Stateroom

  • Non-Smoking

Stateroom

Stateroom

Upgrade: Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Junior Suite

Suite

Upgrade: Presidential Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Master Suite

Presidential Suite

Upgrade: Presidential Suite

  • Non-Smoking

Hideaway Cottage

Hideaway Cottage ~ a one bedroom stand alone cottage on the lake front

Upgrade: Hideaway Cottage

Total 9 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Golf, Seclusion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 83
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early Arrivals and late departures are subject to availability at the castle

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Credit card required to guarantee reservation

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival to avaoid a cancellation penalty of the first nights stay for reservations of up to 3 nights

For 4 nights or more the cancellation policy is 50% of the total number of room nights per room are required

Accepted Forms of Payment

Visa

Mastercard

American Express

Cash

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire..



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full Irish breakfast included in rates daily served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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The perfect balance...

By: juli


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2016

Ashford Castle has the perfect balance between 5 star luxury and country charm. Some of the reviews I read before I got there made me think I might encounter a lot of snooty, uptight people but instead my family and I were received by some of the nicest people I think I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only is Ashford Castle beautiful but they have figured out what my old Irish granny told me long ago, "pretty is as pretty does". Everyone that works at Ashford treats you like a long lost family member so beyond being a beautiful place, the people there just exude beauty from within! I simply cannot say enough nice things about Ashford except that I am truly thankful to the Tollman family for creating such an amazing place and letting my family enjoy one of the best family vacations we've had in years. I am already planning my next visit.
Travel Advisor:  Maya Abdo
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Best travel experience ever!

By: Barbara


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Ashford Castle is a favorite destination of our family. It has recently been renovated by Red Carnation Hotel Collection and is better than ever! In 2015, it won the Virtuoso Award as the Best Hotel of the Year! The staff is genuinely friendly, the rooms are exquisitely decorated, and the grounds are extraordinarily beautiful. It offers a wide variety of activities for all ages including golf, archery, falconry, boating, hiking, horseback riding, and spa. Our family also enjoyed the 4 restaurants and live musical entertainment every evening. Ashford Castle was the highlight of our heritage vacation in Ireland!
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan
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absolutely the best ever

By: travel


Reviewed on: 29 May 2017

absolutely the best ever
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette
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Amazing location

By: Kirsten & Joe


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Ashford Castle is a very special place; I recommend reading about its' rich history. We stayed in The Lodge at Ashford Castle, which gives you access to the Castle grounds. Be aware you cannot go inside the castle itself unless you are actually staying there. The surrounding grounds and neighboring village are great
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll
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Ashford Castle

By: Bozo


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

The best! First class in all aspects. Service beyond great.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Walters
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castle

By: CCF


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

I recommend staying at the castle and doing some of their fun activities
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee
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Ashford Castle

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

It was a 'not to be missed' experience, full of beauty, excellent service, comfort, and the enjoyment of looking back in time.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Rooney
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Ashford

By: Ireland


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

A beautiful hotel and wonderful staff that are most attentive and helpful. Activities galore!
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson
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It didn't disappoint...

By: Mandy


Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

This was by far the priciest place we stayed in while in Ireland, but we did not want to pass up the opportunity to spend the night in an 800+ year old castle! Of course, the price point makes it difficult to be able to stay longer than just the one night, but we loved every second we were able to be there. The staff was so kind and helpful - every single person we came across. The grounds were beautiful and we loved walking around them. We participated in a Hawk Walk and that was just a really cool experience.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth
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Ashford Castle

By: Gina


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

A trip to Ireland would not be complete without a trip to Ashford Castle. The grounds are amazing and the falcon's and boat tour are a must.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King
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