Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle
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Transformed into a luxury hotel in 1962, this castle is a magnificent Renaissance structure built in the 16th century and once served as the royal seat of the O?Brien clan.
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  • Michael R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This needs to be "Must" on your trip if you will be in the area.
    One of the Highlights of our Trip!!! Cannot say enough! This is a "Must" for anyone going to Ireland who will be in the area. Definitely stay at least one night if you can. You will NOT be disappointed. We stayed one night celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and everything was amazing. The Service, the room, facilities and just the overall treatment. Very Special! Very Well Done, Dromoland! The Food: Superb! The Staff: Amazingly Friendly, Accommodating, and made us feel uniquely welcomed and special. We will definitely be back, and enjoy referring your establishment as a "Must" to anyone in conversation.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Sharon Wells
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary place
    This place is in a class all by itself. This is a luxury castle hotel, with valet parking, doormen, and an escort to your room. The castle is beautiful and the food is good as well. The people are very nice and attentive. We've stayed in four castles while we were in Ireland, and Dromoland was the cream of the crop! This is a wonderful place to stay or visit. If you're ever in the area, please visit this castle; even if it's for only one night; you won't regret it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • laplaya65
    New York City, New York108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Dromoland Castle.
    We returned for a wonderful midweek Christmas break . The Castle is still stunning and always manages to feel cosy with its beautiful fireplaces, sofas and armchairs . The food in the Earl of Thomond dining room was superb. Our rooms were beautiful. My daughter enjoyed a lovely massage at the lovely spa. My husband and son enjoyed workouts in the small but adequate gym and they really enjoyed fishing on the lake. The new gift shop Charlotte & Co is a lovely new addition stocking beautiful sustainable, Irish fashion. You know in life, when you visit one hotel over a period of many years, it can’t possibly retain the same atmosphere every visit … but Dromoland Castle does just that. The atmosphere is beautiful. The staff seems very content therefore you feel their warmth. Eleanor warmly welcomed us at the entrance, remembering us from 2022 and looking genuinely happy to see us. The staff retention at Dromoland Castle , (especially in an era with a substantial staffing crisis in Ireland ), really stands out. It’s always a sign of a very well managed business when staff stay for many years. Mark Nolan runs a great ship. Such a happy place and such a delight to visit. I overheard a Spanish staff member speaking with Spanish guests telling them how happy he is and describing his job as “una maravilla” : “a marvel” . It really was so nice to hear. It’s almost unfair to name only one or two of the team when all members of the team are so lovely, but 2 newer members the last couple of years, Eleanor , and Scottish Matthew are definitely great additions to an already strong team. Warmest thanks to Mark Nolan & all his Dromoland Castle team for a lovely few days peaceful relaxation in beautiful Dromoland Castle.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • James T
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place where magic can happen
    I hosted a round number birthday party for my wife with 30 friends last weekend at Dromoland and everything was terrific. Just fantastic. The staff, rooms and food were outstanding, particularly the staff, who are very pleasant and efficient. Really nice to stay at a hotel with a large and experienced team, so different from so many other luxury properties in a post Covid world. Kudos to all
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 March 2024
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James T
New Canaan62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I hosted a round number birthday party for my wife with 30 friends last weekend at Dromoland and everything was terrific. Just fantastic. The staff, rooms and food were outstanding, particularly the staff, who are very pleasant and efficient. Really nice to stay at a hotel with a large and experienced team, so different from so many other luxury properties in a post Covid world. Kudos to all
Written 6 March 2024
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chris b
Bermuda Run, NC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Fantastic place to stay rooms are exceptional. Plenty of activities to do for kids and adult centrally located. Can’t say enough about how we can’t wait for our next stay at this exceptional property
Written 20 February 2024
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laplaya65
New York City, NY108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We returned for a wonderful midweek Christmas break .
The Castle is still stunning and always manages to feel cosy with its beautiful fireplaces, sofas and armchairs .
The food in the Earl of Thomond dining room was superb.
Our rooms were beautiful.
My daughter enjoyed a lovely massage at the lovely spa.
My husband and son enjoyed workouts in the small but adequate gym and they really enjoyed fishing on the lake.
The new gift shop Charlotte & Co is a lovely new addition stocking beautiful sustainable, Irish fashion.
You know in life, when you visit one hotel over a period of many years, it can’t possibly retain the same atmosphere every visit … but Dromoland Castle does just that.
The atmosphere is beautiful.
The staff seems very content therefore you feel their warmth.
Eleanor warmly welcomed us at the entrance, remembering us from 2022 and looking genuinely happy to see us.
The staff retention at Dromoland Castle , (especially in an era with a substantial staffing crisis in Ireland ), really stands out.
It’s always a sign of a very well managed business when staff stay for many years. Mark Nolan runs a great ship.
Such a happy place and such a delight to visit.
I overheard a Spanish staff member speaking with Spanish guests telling them how happy he is and describing his job as “una maravilla” : “a marvel” . It really was so nice to hear.
It’s almost unfair to name only one or two of the team when all members of the team are so lovely, but 2 newer members the last couple of years, Eleanor , and Scottish Matthew are definitely great additions to an already strong team.
Warmest thanks to Mark Nolan & all his Dromoland Castle team for a lovely few days peaceful relaxation in beautiful Dromoland Castle.
Written 26 December 2023
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Sharon Wells
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This place is in a class all by itself. This is a luxury castle hotel, with valet parking, doormen, and an escort to your room. The castle is beautiful and the food is good as well. The people are very nice and attentive. We've stayed in four castles while we were in Ireland, and Dromoland was the cream of the crop! This is a wonderful place to stay or visit. If you're ever in the area, please visit this castle; even if it's for only one night; you won't regret it.
Written 21 December 2023
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Michael R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
One of the Highlights of our Trip!!! Cannot say enough! This is a "Must" for anyone going to Ireland who will be in the area. Definitely stay at least one night if you can. You will NOT be disappointed. We stayed one night celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and everything was amazing. The Service, the room, facilities and just the overall treatment. Very Special! Very Well Done, Dromoland! The Food: Superb! The Staff: Amazingly Friendly, Accommodating, and made us feel uniquely welcomed and special. We will definitely be back, and enjoy referring your establishment as a "Must" to anyone in conversation.
Written 5 September 2023
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Reynoldsclan
Stella, NC116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Wonderful experience for our group. Leave plenty of time. It shouldn’t be a rushed experience. The food was great and the tea excellent, but the staff is the jewel in their crown. Everyone was wonderful.
Written 23 June 2023
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Rachael W
Ennis, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I've never stayed at Dromoland but live locally. I've tried the spa, afternoon tea and coffee at the Inn. All have been absolutely fabulous experiences and the grounds and hotel are immaculately kept. The walled garden is a must visit especially in summer!
Written 18 June 2023
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I13JAmarym
Palm Desert, CA2,598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We stayed at Dromoland Castle for two nights the third week of May. We wanted a "crash pad" before starting home. We were thrilled with out stay. Our room was huge, with lovely windows looking out and beautiful wallpaper and decor. The bathroom was well equipped and so luxurious. The beds were heavenly.
I loved the grounds and we did quite a bit of walking and exploring. We squeezed in a carriage ride and also participated in the falconry experience. Both were fascinating. The food was very good and the breakfasts offered a wide range of cold and hot selections. The list of whiskys was extensive and I tried 2 different ones. Staff was friendly, professional, and got the job done.
Written 23 May 2023
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annemd05
Scranton, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Wonderful experience—staff treated us like royalty. Beautiful rooms, delicious food, lovely landscape.
Written 5 May 2023
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Karin L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Came for a look around as a potential wedding venue and Kealan Foley was incredibly knowledgeable and kind! We got a full tour of the grounds with all of the castle’s history and anecdotes! Kealan and his charm were excellent, but the castle itself really sells it! Everything about the experience was wonderful. I cannot wait to come back!
Written 3 October 2022
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