Ashford Castle
Cong
Co Mayo, Ireland

 

It is the Hotels pleasure to welcome you to Ashford Castle, one of the most exclusive luxury hotels in the World. Standing over the shores of Lough Corrib, and hidden deep in over 350 acres of wooded parkland, this 13th Century Castle is a monument to a fascinating history of a bygone age. Once the estate of the Guinness Family, the Castle opened its doors as an exclusive hotel in 1939.  

While staying here you can enjoy a wide range of relaxing or exciting activities. Book a Spa treatment or Fly a Hawk in the School of Falconry, take a Picnic in the Walled Garden or catch Wild Trout or Salmon here, in one of the most famous fisheries in Ireland. Just 30 minutes from Galway city, and within easy driving distance of Shannon International Airport, Ashford Castle is perfectly situated to welcome all ages of visitors, from every corner of the globe.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bars
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Business Center
  • Car Rental Desk ($)
  • Conference Rooms ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Fitness Center
  • Floors (3)
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Golf (onsite)
  • Health Club
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room ($)
  • Parking (self) ($)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooms (83)
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Tennis Court
  • Wheelchair Access
Every bride wants her wedding to be as memorable and magical as it possibly can be and at Ashford Castle, the setting couldn't be more perfect: Tucked away from the rest of the World, the 700-year-old Castle is an entirely unique location on the shores of Lough Corrib and in the beautiful village of Cong. With two churches located in and around the Castle grounds, your day can be as relaxed as it should be - with the entire Castle estate at your fingertips, you can wander across the open lawns, through the Victorian walled garden and lakeside woodland pathways to find a perfect backdrop against which to set your timeless pictures. Please check hotel web-site for further wedding information. Please Note: As with the outdoor facilities, the Hotel offes their guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in the Health & Beauty facilities with dedicated treatment rooms. A philosophy is to give skin the means to recover its balance and all its energy. Products commit to offer visible results after each skin treatment. Please check hotel website for treatments & prices offered. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 2:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 11 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018:  

• Corrib - 2 adults.  

• Corrib Lake View - 2 adults.  

• Deluxe - 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Deluxe Lake View - 2 adults and 1 child.  

Corrib(*), Recently refurbished in an individual and elegant style, enjoy the comfort of a luxurious Corrib Room. With views of the River Cong, king-size beds and fully interactive plasma screen TVs with movies and music on demand, you'll enjoy a host of thoughtful touches for a memorable stay.  

Corrib Lake View(*), Experience elegant traditional style at its finest. The height of comfort, each is an individual statement of design inspiration, some featuring wonderful gilt and cream painter tester beds and unique furnishings to provide guests a stylish sanctuary in which to relax.  

• Decorated with a variety of colour palettes to suit all tastes and preferences, they are an ideal choice.  

Deluxe(*), Stay in a delightful Deluxe Room with wonderful views of the River Cong. The newly designed Deluxe Rooms offer the latest in comfort and style with a spacious relaxation area, beautiful furnishings and outstanding attention to detail. A host of thoughtful touches will ensure you have a stay to remember.  

Deluxe Lake View(*), Discover the attention to detail in the newly refurbished rooms, the highest standard with views over the magnificent Lough Corrib, providing refined traditional style and luxurious comforts in abundance. Complete with a spacious seating area, they are ideal for admiring the exquisite surroundings. Rooms feature wonderful antiques such as a German Baroque stumpwork silk decorated tester bed made for Friedrich Christian Freiherr von Spee in the late 17th Century; a Louis XV painted and parcel gilt trumeau mirror circa 1750; and satinwood and rosewood cross banded writing tables circa 1900, used as bedside tables.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, room service, television (cable, satellite), accommodations (wheelchair access), hairdryer, telephone, safe (in accommodation), voicemail, alarm clock, maid service, accommodations (for physically challenged guests) and non-smoking accommodations (available on request).  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

The Prince Of Wales Bar, Refined traditional style. Built in the late 1800s, the bar is to this day reminiscent of its captivating past, with its opulent fabrics, fine wood panelling, traditional furnishings and original fireplace creating a warm and welcoming ambience the perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple or a pint of Guinness. In 1905 the bar was visited by the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. Offering a full selection of cocktails, liqueurs and brandies, sit back and relax and enjoy the finest Irish hospitality.  

Afternoon Tea, An exquisite setting for a traditional pastime.  

• The long established tradition of Afternoon Tea has been wonderfully preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868 - you'll notice the original silver tea set displayed in the Connaught Room, which was presented to Lord and Lady Ardilaun to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1896. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castles elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment. The Afternoon Tea menu offers guests a wide selection of speciality teas or perhaps a glass of Champagne, delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and home-made jam, not to mention our tasty pastries and cupcakes. Its the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends.  

Private Dining, An occasion to remember. If you are planning a special meeting or celebration and want to mark the occasion in style, then Ashford Castle offers a number of spaces to suit your preferences and requirements. From intimate dining to grand banqueting, we'll create the ambience you desire with a host of personal and thoughtful touches to make the event one you and your guests will remember fondly. Discreet and efficient staff will be on hand to ensure you have everything you wish to make the event a success and a range of menus and wines can be tailored to your needs.  

Cullen's At The Cottage, The perfect summer setting. This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with international and local dishes inspired by the owner Beatrice Tollman.  

• Open in the summer months, its just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle.  

General Opening Hours: Open 11:00am until 9:30pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

George V Dining Room, Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England.  

• In honour of his visit in 1906, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day. The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. The resident pianist plays softly in the background while you relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Chief Sommelier, Robert Bowe.  

Cuisine: International, Irish.  

Gentlemen are requested to wear Jacket and Tie.  

The Connaught Room(*), The epitome of elegance. The lough-facing Connaught Room provides a delightful space in which to enjoy private dining or a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea - a ritual that extends back to 1868 at Ashford Castle, when Lord and Lady Ardilaun would take Afternoon Tea to discuss the events of the morning and the plans for that evening. The Connaught Room is flanked with floor to ceiling windows commanding spectacular views of the Castles manicured gardens and the magnificent Lough Corrib. The room captivates guests with its inspiring Donegal Crystal chandelier, panelled oak walls and a hand carved fireplace. The menu offers our guests a delightful selection of speciality teas, delicate finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, warm scones, hand-made pastries and cupcakes decorated with lovingly hand-picked wild flowers from the Estate by our Head Pastry Chef, Paula Stakelum.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

The Drawing Room, Relax at leisure overlooking Lough Corrib. As you enter The Drawing Room youll immediately be struck by the breathtaking views across the manicured lawns out across the expansive Lough Corrib. The ideal setting for morning coffee and light lunches from the bar menu, simply sink into comfortable chairs to enjoy fine hospitality in total comfort. Whether you're enjoying a romantic break, catching up with family and friends or hosting a relaxed meeting, The Drawing Room lends itself perfectly for the occasion.  

The Dungeon, Dramatic and atmospheric As its name would suggest, the unique setting located on the lower ground floor of the castle invites diners to enjoy a range of satisfying dishes from the bistro-style menu with a focus on traditional Irish cuisine beneath the historic curved stone ceiling. Together with a relaxed ambience, it makes for a wonderful and memorable dining experience. Past or Present - Cullen's menu provides a true taste of the unique and exclusive West of Ireland experience.  

Wilde's At The Lodge, Fine Irish cuisine within the Ashford estate. Discover Wilde's Restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, serving fine contemporary Irish cuisine in a stunning setting. The sister property is located a short distance from Ashford Castle - either a 20 minute stroll or the hotel can arrange transportation. Under the inspired direction of Jonathan Keane, recently described as one of the country's most exciting chefs and with many award nominations to his name, it has become a popular destination not just for local foodies but visitors from afar. Jonathan creates a variety of delicious dishes that showcase the unique flavors and textures of the finest local produce, from succulent Irish beef and lamb to fish and seafood fresh from the waters of Galway Bay and the Connemara coastline.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

Travel Dates: 01/02/2017 - 12/22/2018  

• Guest staying in the castle receive:  

• -Conan and Garvin, our Irish Wolfhounds meet guests at 10:00am every morning in the lobby -Complimentary green fees on our nine hole golf course -Complimentary use of our two all-weather tennis courts -Visit our Billiards room and Cigar Terrace -Complimentary movie daily in our 32 seater Cinema -Complimentary use of the steam room and relaxation pool (Please contact the hotel for children's hours of use) -Complimentary bicycles (Available on a first come first served basis)  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

General  

• Daily Irish breakfast is included.