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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Returned with my girlfriend for the second time, this visit was to celebrate my 21st Birthday. We loved this place the first time and that's why we booked again. We were given a comp upgrade from a Deluxe to a Vice Presidential Suite and it was unbelievable. The bed, the bathroom the in room extras and everything else was amazing....

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

Dear Jordan F, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently especially on a special occasion such as your 21st. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team (especially Peter!) and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room upgrade, your dining experience...

Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We were greeted with warm wishes and a concierge personally escorting us to our room. The room was gorgeous; not rustic like the last castle that I loved, but very modern and luxurious. The bedroom was huge with a four post mahogany king bed. French doors opened to the garden, which was lovely when resting in the room. The bathroom...

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

Dear Amelia G, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - from concierge greeting you, to your room and I am delighted your husband was won over by our bathrooms, they are...

Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This was a long awaited trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it most certainly didn't disappoint! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome and wished a happy anniversary. Our room was fantastic - huge and very comfortable and a lovely chocolate treat left for our anniversary made us feel even more welcome. This continued...

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

Dear Emma L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently, especially on such a special occasion such as your wedding anniversary. I am so delighted to hear that we made your anniversary special and memorable. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your...

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This was a return visit to my favourite Hotel. It was my choice for my birthday present from my husband. I couldn't contemplate going anywhere else! I was not disappointed. From the greeting at the front door to the check in staff, the genuinely friendly customer service is what I love about Lough Eske. Instead of eating in the gorgeous...

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

Dear Teaginny, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at again Lough Eske Castle recently especially for a special occasion like your birthday. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team (especially Emer!) and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room, your dining experience and the...

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a two night break in Lough Eske Castle near Donegal town. This is a large rambling hotel set in about forty acres of formal and informal gardens but not as old as it may look at first glance having been built in the latter part of the 20th century on the site...

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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

We pulled up to the location and was taken away with the beautiful setting. The Castle was spectacular- rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable. The location is 5 minutes to Donegal town which made it very convenient. We took a lovely stroll around the property and took lots of pictures. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear LisaP, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Also thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I am delighted you called Lough Eske 'Breathtaking', we couldn't ask for more than that. I hope you will visit us again in the near future and we look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

From the moment you enter the grounds of the Castle, I can assure you that your trip will be truly amazing. I have now stayed here three times and have already booked my next two visits. One of my favourite Hotel Experiences. I look forward to returning in September.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoy your break here each and every time that you visit. I'm delighted to hear that you intend to return to stay with...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel before and we absolutely loved it so we were delighted to get an excuse to return with our three daughters. We checked in on the Friday afternoon and as soon drove up to the front doors the service was superb. Our bags were taken from the boot, the car was parked...

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

Dear ABIGAIL1970, Thank you and your family for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa and for taking time to share your valuable feedback. Firstly it was a pleasure to have you here again, your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed...

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed mid April as a birthday treat and couldn't have asked for more. The service by the whole team: concierge, reception,bar& restaurant was faultless! The surroundings are completely stunning (topped off with a beautiful 5k walk) and I just wish we had more time there. Will definitely be back soon.

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

Dear Lisa M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently, especially over your birthday. I am so delighted to read such positive feedback about the service concierge, reception,bar and restaurant at Lough Eske Castle. I am also delighted to hear that you will be returning to visit us in the near future and we...

Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Solis Castle is a gorgeous place that we enjoy going to,the kids love when we go on a Sunday evening for dinner and to relax,we love sitting in there big open rooms which are welcoming and cosy especially when the fires are lit and they have a lovely smell of fire wood we get our drinks served there after dinner...

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Dear Alishabrowne8, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. 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 dining experience, the atmosphere and off course we are delighted the kids have a lovely time when...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: €191 - €296 (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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“Room we had was very quiet”
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“Our room faced the courtyard and countryside,lovely vista.”
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“Ask for a room that has been refurbished”
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