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#1 of 4 hotels in Cong
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
As Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
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Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
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Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
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Shops
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Allergy-free room
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Mary Hagans wrote a review 3 Feb
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely beautiful, the Castle itself the grounds and the food just fabulous, the staff are so friendly and very attentive. It was my birthday, 2 glasses of champagne, chocolates and a birthday card delivered to my room complimentary from the castle.❤️
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John B wrote a review Dec 2022
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
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My wife and i went for 2 nights to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary. Our son and daughter gave us a present of this and we were so looking forward to this as we had been to Ashford Castle about thirty six years ago for a company function. From the moment we entered the grounds the friendliness of the staff was incredible and the attention to detail was top class, our luggage taken in and our car parked for us. We were treated in a very professional and very relaxed manner. One didn't feel out of place as you were made feel so welcome. Everything was explained to us when we checked in and our luggage was brought to our room for us. The room was excellent with up to date control panels for controlling lighting and heating etc. It was fantastic that we could control the heating to our exact requirement which is of great benefit. On our first night we dined in the George V dining room and what a wonderful meal and experience we had. The ambience of the dining room, the exceptional friendliness of the staff whom we had a great banter with during our meal and we felt so relaxed and welcome. Wow, this was top class and the food was excellent, what an experience. Afterwards we relaxed in one of the bars and listened to some music. The breakfast next morning was excellent, the choice was incredible with such a big variety to choose from, this certainly was top class. We took a walk around the grounds to explore the estate and this was so relaxing to be able to do this without having to venture off somewhere else outside the estate. We were certainly not disappointed with our visit to Ashford Castle and also dined in the Dungeon on our second night which once again we enjoyed a top class meal. Ashford Castle certainly warrants a 5 Star rating from every point of view. I must once again reiterate the friendliness of the staff and the whole warm welcome from the time you enter the grounds to the time you leave . Fantastic experience, hopefully we will be back again. John Buckley Cork
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Dec 2022
Dear johnbA2611SY, I would like to personally thank you for your kind and lovely words after your recent experience with us at Ashford Castle and congratulate you once again on your 40th wedding anniversary! That is an incredible milestone to reach together. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the professional, yet relaxed service which made you feel very comfortable with us. I am pleased that the staff were friendly and also paid great attention to detail during your stay. In addition, I am delighted to read that your room was excellent as well as the food in the restaurants. I have shared your feedback with the team, and it makes the team very content knowing that their actions made your anniversary an unforgettable one at Ashford Castle. I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you both back to Ashford Castle to stay with us again soon Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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Lilo_Lil1000 wrote a review 3 Feb
London, United Kingdom33 contributions8 helpful votes
We were fully prepared for our long weekend at Ashford Castle to be amazing but we were completely taken by surprise at just how stunning this place is! Everything is perfect, from the staff that make you feel like family to the rooms, the service, the grounds, the facilities... all of it. Usually expensive hotels come with certain pretensions, but our stay felt like we were house guests of a ridiculously rich but down-to-earth cousin. I even wore my slippers down to breakfast; I might have had a dirty look from another guest, but the staff didn't bat an eyelid and didn't treat us any differently. We didn't go for the full 5* dining experience in the George V dining room, but had room service on the first night (perfect!) and ate at Cullens on the second night, which has a lovely relaxed vibe but excellent drinks and exceptional food (get the sofa seat by the fire!). We made the most of the spa (don't forget to book a time slot) and both enjoyed a very relaxing massage. We also booked a 1hr horse ride around the estate, which was beautiful. The trip was honestly absolutely faultless. If you want to forget about the world for a few days and feel like life is just beautiful then head to Ashford Castle. And don't forget to have the ham at breakfast!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Neville69 wrote a review 3 Feb
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions56 helpful votes
I can not fault this place, we stayed for 2 nights and had the most wonderful experience. Like all service sector businesses, the people make Ashford Castle what it is. The location, the castle, the town (Cong), everything was superb. Not a cheap place to visit, but for the experience, worth every penny! Having said that, I have stayed in other hotels that charge a lot more in their bar for drinks.... Save up and go, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Travel771594 wrote a review 2 Feb
Maynooth, Ireland6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an amazing time at Ashford Castle, from the time you drive through the gates to checking out you are made to feel very special. Best customer service, very relaxed and friendly. Dinner in the George V is an experience... The staff are brilliant, best hotel in Ireland!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Travel771597, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback after your recent stay at Ashford Castle. I am so happy that you enjoyed your dinner in the George V and that you enjoyed your interaction with all the staff in the Castle. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Eamonn F wrote a review 2 Feb
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and my wife stayed at Ashford Castle on 17-18th of January. It was the perfect break to shorten the month of January. I had bought vouchers for a stay as a 60th birthday present for a friend and suggested to his two sons to do the same as Christmas presents if they were stuck for ideas. I then booked us in for a midweek break. What a fabulous location. Fabulous walks. Fabulous food and drink and above all else fabulous service. For all the luxury, we felt the greatest asset this hotel has, is it’s staff. Every one of them, from the cleaning staff up to management. The genuine feeling of warmth went through every one we encountered. From the time you arrive at the outer gatekeeper and then met at the front door by the valet by name, you are totally disarmed by the charm. People are just so friendly yet professional. We loved them all, but a special mention for Davida the cinema manager who on hearing my wife liked popcorn, had some sent to both couple’s rooms on the second night. Tiny thing but a lovely bit of attention to detail. Rory and another local lady whose name escape me unfortunately, that served us breakfast and made excellent suggestions. You could just tell the pride they had in their local area and the Castle itself. We walked the dogs before breakfast with James their keeper. This was most enjoyable and we made three new friends in Mulligan (Irish Wolfhound), Dubh (A black Labrador) and an Irish Red and White Setter called Shay who, like all setters was more interested in running through the woods and only checked in occasionally. Having a Red Setter myself, I saw this as totally normal. It was a lovely two day break in which ourselves and our friends, totally relaxed and felt at home. The two girls had a lovely massage and spa afternoon while myself and my friend walked the woods down to the town of Cong and back, with the river in full flow bursting it’s banks in places. Crystal clear water for such a flooded stream. We returned to the castle and enjoyed a game of snooker in the wonderful billiard room. Dinner the first night in Cullen’s cottage and the second night in the George IV restaurant. Both were superb. The service in particular for the five course meal in the George IV was a lovely experience. All in all, I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Castle. It is luxurious yet homely. A fine balance that I suggest cannot be faked. This is why I say the staff are the greatest asset. Their positivity and warmth is genuine. Eamonn & Ann.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Eamonn F, I would like to personally thank you for your kind and lovely words after your recent experience with us at Ashford Castle. I am thrilled that you celebrated your 60th birthday with us, and decided to treat yourself too. I am glad that you found all the staff to be friendly and professional, and that you enjoyed the food and service throughout your stay. It is wonderful to read that Davide and Ronan made such a great impact on your stay and that they created memorable moments for you. We have many different activities on the estate, and I am glad that you were able to take part in some of them whilst you were with us. I have shared your feedback with the team, and it provides everyone with a real sense of happiness knowing that your birthday celebration with us was more memorable and luxuriously homely. I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you back to Ashford Castle to stay with us again soon Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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MaryRoseGrace wrote a review 2 Feb
Bridgewater, New Jersey9 contributions1 helpful vote
Even though January does not have the best of weather in Ireland, my husband and I booked our stay to coincide with our 40th wedding anniversary. The hotel, the service, the food, the atmosphere, the grounds, the amenities are all top-notch. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The hotel staff went over and above in their attempt to make everything perfect for us. Even during the rainy, cold month of January, the grounds and countryside were magnificent to see and we were certainly able to enjoy the many activities and spa treatments that the castle has to offer. We would most definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear MaryRoseGrace, Firstly a huge congratulations on 40 years of marriage!. I would like to personally thank you for your kind and lovely words after your recent experience with us at Ashford Castle. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the food, the hotel and the service overall. Please know that I have shared your feedback with the team, and they are delighted to read such positive comments. I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you back to Ashford Castle to stay with us. Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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Robert M wrote a review 2 Feb
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my wife and myself stayed in the castle what an amazing experience we both had . The castle has just got the wow factor and the grounds are stunning . also the staff were so help full and friendly we will definitely be back again
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear irishrob123, Thank you very much for your review of your recent visit to Ashford Castle. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time so much. I do hope that you will return to the property again soon, we all look forward to welcoming you back to the estate. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Stephanie S wrote a review 1 Feb
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We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon and there’s not enough great things I can say about them. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable. The food is the best. The entire place is simply magical but what really makes Ashford the place to go to in Ireland, is the staff. The staff is superbly friendly and thoughtful. They will do anything for you. I recommend getting a spa treatment there. You will fall in love! I also recommend trying the wine tasting and go see a movie in their theatre one evening. Walk around and take in all the beauty and history. We plan on coming back for our 1 year anniversary.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear SaltandSageHealing, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to leave your review after your recent stay with us at Ashford Castle. I am so glad that you chose to celebrate your honeymoon here with us, and that you had such a magical experience. It is wonderful to read that you experienced a few of the activities on the estate and that you plan to return for another special occasion next year for your first anniversary. I look forward to welcoming you back soon, Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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Danese C wrote a review Jan 2023
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What a blast! Thanks to incredible luck (and the help of key members of the Staff) we got to spend NYE & NYD 2023 at the Castle and it was FANTASTIC! There were surprises, a scavenger hunt, amazing food, and many new friends made all in a whirlwind 36 hrs! We learned a lot about the history of the Castle and grounds. We walked with the wolfhounds, had massages, played chess, danced with beautiful strangers and were generally dazzled by the famous Ashford hospitality. We’ve fingers crossed that we’ll make the invitation list again. We want to do this every year!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Danese C, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your most recent visit to Ashford Castle. I am absolutely delighted to read that you had a wonderful New Years Eve celebration with us and that you still had the opportunity to enjoy all that the Estate has to offer. Please know that I have shared your comments with the team, and everyone is so happy to read such a positive review. I look forward to welcoming you back again this year for another special stay. Warmest Regards, Niall Rochford
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US$470 - US$884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashford Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Ashford Castle?
Nearby attractions include Ashford Castle (0.01 km), Monk's Fishing House (0.7 km), and Royal Abbey of Cong (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashford Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ashford Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ashford Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ashford Castle?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashford Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include George V Dining Room, Pat Cohan’s Bar, and Cullen's at the Cottage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ashford Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ashford Castle have airport transportation?
Yes, Ashford Castle offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ashford Castle located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Cong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ashford Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ashford Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.