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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. Food , staff and rooms were amazing! We strayed on a Saturday night where there was live acoustic music in the bar . We also enjoy the pool where the facilities were brilliant . Over all fantastic break away ! Big thanks to Shannon on the reception and the breakfast staff in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I thought that the room we had, 126, was very clean. I loved the spacious bathroom and the individual stall with door for the toilet. We paid in advance for a two night stay and honestly, I wish that we had stayed for a couple more days, especially because I didn't get a chance to try the spa and...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Willingtotryanything, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room and the level of professional and personal service you received. I'm delighted to hear that you would...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed there with my wife for her birthday. We were both extremely impressed with the hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the staff are super friendly. Very homely feel about the place for a 5 star which was great. The food in the hotel was great, especially the breakfast - so much to choose from and delicious. Really get...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear JamesX29, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime very soon. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Epping, Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Donegal for my friends daughters wedding, which was held at Lough Eske Castle at the beginning of November. Originally, we had booked to stay at the castle but as numbers of friends continued to grow, we found it be logistically and economically better to rent a local house. We rented Ashwood, which was on the edge of the...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mel F, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime very soon. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my wife were travelling around Ireland on honeymoon. This Hotel is lovely, with really nice staff, catered for all our needs. The food was lovely, the chefs should be very proud. The reason I gave this four out of five is because of the castles private road/driveway leading up to the castle, was terrible. The driveway/road was filled...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear lukeylovesunited, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. I am delighted to let you know the driveway has been fully refurbished! Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to attend a family wedding at the laugh eske castle it is truly a amazing location. I arrived early on the Saturday morning to do the bridal parties hair the hotel staff where really helpful and friendly . During the reception everything was perfect from the food to the bar and the service the staff are...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Stephen P, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime very soon. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the place and we got a free upgrade to the presidential suite! The food is beautiful and the hotel grounds are beautiful too. The best 5 star hotel I have stayed in we will definitely be back, you could not have one fault with the whole stay. The room was clean and we also got room service which...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mary h M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room and the level of professional and personal service you received. I'm delighted to hear that...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ummmm, where do I start with this hidden gem! Myself and my Wife arrived at the Hotel and were blown away by the size of this Hotel/Castle! When we went to check in, the Receptionist told us our room wasn't fully ready just yet but kindly brought us down to "The Gallery Bar" I think it's called and got us...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Seamus M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime very soon. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the most amazing weekend at the Solis Lough Eske.The staff were brilliant and could not do enough for us.It was interesting to find out that Pat Doherty owns the hotel and that his father and my father used to work together.I would definitely go back there.

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear kathleenkelly2016, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with the level of professional and personal service you received. I'm delighted to hear that you would recommend Lough Eske Castle and...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Christmas approaches I am reminded of the comedy of errors my husband and I experienced at Solis Lough Eske last year. Not having had a summer holiday we decided to treat ourselves to a stay at Lough Eske with one of their Christmas Packages. We had actually stayed with them the previous year, however on this occasion we went...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear GlenbeighGirl, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa and for taking time to share your valuable feedback. I'm genuinely disappointed to hear of the issues you encountered during your stay - please accept my sincerest apologies and be assured that these issues do not reflect our usual high...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa is an historic castle dating to the 15th century and 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. Step into Solís Lough Eske Castle, and you step into an imposing Tudor-baronial castle, lavishly refurbished in 2007 and extended to create the modern comforts and graceful luxury of a world class boutique hotel. With stunning views and easy access to the great outdoors, the natural, unspoiled landscape is as magnificent as the hotel itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa

Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range: €177 - €321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Lough Eske Castle Hotel Donegal Town
Solis Lough Eske Castle Donegal
Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Donegal Town
#3 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#3 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
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“We had a junior suite and it was great”
 of 5 bubbles JamesX29, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not sure s we rented a local house”
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“We stayed in the junior suite which was excellent as we had visitors.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenkelly2016, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be located near reception. Otherwise some rooms are a brisk 5 minutes walk away.”
 of 5 bubbles Cortona439, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had a junior suit and it was massive, and we had a beautiful view down from the castle to the gardens.”
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