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Lough Eske Castle

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Lough Eske, Donegal Town F94 HX59 Ireland
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#3 of 7 hotels in Donegal Town
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Lough Eske Castle is a historic castle dating to the 15th century and closely identified with the O'Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal. Set in a secluded storybook location within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske with the dramatic Bluestack Mountains as a stunning backdrop, it is the ideal place to relax and experience superior hospitality and exceptional friendly service. Winner of the 'World's Best Luxury Country Hotel' title in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and topping 'My Guide Ireland's Top 10 Hotels in Ireland, this lovingly restored castle hotel blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary luxury where you can escape into a world of relaxed elegance. From the spa to the dining table to your beautifully appointed guestroom, we provide a truly accommodating environment where our dedication to the guest is thoughtful, reliable, consistent and complete - a place where superb service and superior amenities make every day here a perfect day.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Japanese and 1 more
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CD123_11 wrote a review Jan 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights for our honeymoon here and couldn't be more impressed. The staff were falling over themselves to be helpful and make us feel so welcome. We ate in all of the restaurants and all of the food was delicious, in particular the seafood chowder in the bar. The whole experience was Irish service at its absolute best.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear CD123_11 Thank you so much for choosing Lough Eske Castle for your honeymoon. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our food experience. Our team work so hard to ensure our guests have a memorable time here at the Castle so we are delighted you enjoyed their service and they will be very happy to read your comments. Thank you once again and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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mebo40 wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunboyne, Ireland154 contributions38 helpful votes
Wonderful location and facilities. The big positive here is that the team in Lough Eske Castle give a genuine and warm welcome, they will help with anything you need and provide a wonderful experience. We stayed her for family christmas and had a wonderful experience during all our time there.
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Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear mebo40 Many thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you choose Lough Eske Castle for your festive stay. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your time at the Castle. We're very happy to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our team's warm welcome and hospitality. Our team will be extremely grateful for your comments. We hope to welcome you back for Christmas this year, if not before and thank you once again for taking the time to give your feedback. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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adriennediamond1 wrote a review Dec 2020
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Fantastic stay at Lough Eske Castle for Christmas. Fabulous food, beautiful rooms and kind, professional staff. I would definitely recommend for families, couples or people travelling solo. Met on arrival and assisted with my luggage. Checked in promptly. Felt very safe with all covid19 measures in place. We will definitely return to Lough Eske.
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Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear adriennediamond1 Firstly, thank you for choosing Lough Eske Castle for your festive stay away. Thank you also for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're absolutely delighted to hear you had a wonderful time at the Castle over such a special occasion as Christmas and enjoyed our food experience and our overall service at the hotel. Our team work very hard to ensure all of our guests enjoy their time here and they are incredibly grateful for your comments. Thank you once again and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle next Christmas or hopefully before. Best regards Donal Cox General Manager
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Helen.s wrote a review Dec 2020
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From the mince pies and mulled wine upon arrival. To gifts in our room every day. To the carrots cookies and milk left out for Santa. Everything was thought of and done to make our stay over Christmas truly wonderful. Cannot wait to return.
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Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear Sizzlesswan, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your 5-star rating. I am only delighted to read that your stay at the Castle was wonderful. Christmas is always a very special time, even more this year, so I am thrilled that the whole experience was memorable and that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you once again and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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Brian A wrote a review Dec 2020
County Leitrim, Ireland35 contributions15 helpful votes
Four night Christmas package. Junior suite overlooking garden. Spacious and quiet. Restaurant menus appropriate for the season with a good choice of items, attractively presented. Meals, including those on Christmas Day, were smoothly organised. Tables were well-spaced. All staff, reception, housekeeping, restaurant and bar, were efficient and competent.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear Brian A, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your 5-star rating. I am thrilled to read that your experience at the Castle during Christmas period was excellent and I am also delighted that you found our staff efficient and competent, the food offerings attractive and your bedroom comfortable. Thank you once again and I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$223 - US$381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lough eske castle hotel donegal town, solis lough eske castle donegal, solis lough eske castle hotel
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IrelandCounty DonegalDonegal Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lough Eske Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Lough Eske Castle?
Nearby attractions include Magee 1866 (4.7 km), Lough Eske (0.9 km), and The Reel Inn (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lough Eske Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lough Eske Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lough Eske Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lough Eske Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lough Eske Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chandpur Indian Restaurant, Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, and The Blueberry Tea Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lough Eske Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lough Eske Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lough Eske Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lough Eske Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lough Eske Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, and Polish.