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Lough Eske Castle

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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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Property amenities
Pool
Free parking
Room service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
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Stayed in Court yard rooms. Had to walk outdoors in cold to use pool and spa. It's the same for rooms in the main hotel. Dinner in the bar was good, staff service very pleasant. Reception on arrival was off putting. Needed late checkout as my wife's time to finish use of spa in
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear JKLimerick, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle and for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I'm genuinely disappointed to hear of that you did not fully enjoy your stay and that we missed the mark in relation to your expectations. Please accept my sincerest apologies and be assured that this does not reflect our usual high standards. I do hope you will return to stay with us again sometime in the not too distant future. We look forward to welcoming you back and to giving you the true five star experience for which we are so well known. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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We stayed for one night, bed, breakfast, evening meal. The food was absolutely lovely, very varied and tasty. The room was most comfortable and we have no complaints, except that our time here was too short to enjoy the lakeside walk. We’ll have to come back for two nights next
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear S007z, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food served during your stay and your guest room. Here at Lough Eske Castle, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest and I am very pleased we met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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Stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed it. I booked direct on the Lough Eske hotel website with the early booking discount which was the best deal I could find for the weekend. Our room was very nice a d comfortable. Staff were very welcoming and nice. Breakfast was excellent. We
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 4 days ago
Dear champkis, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. Your feedback regarding your dining experiences, your bedroom and especially the staff are fantastic. I am thrilled you got to experience the high standard of service that we are known for. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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Such a wonderful venue, the team.. and I mean team are superb!! The attention to detail and level of care our people were shown was second to none Super food, Super atmosphere and surrounds. I have been raving about the experience to everyone i speak with! Well done to you
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Gerry M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful visit and that you would highly recommend the castle. Your feedback regarding our hotel, the wonderful staff and food are fantastic. I will pass on your kind feedback to the rest of the team, in particular, those who have been named. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next visit to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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My family and I recently visited Lough Eske Castle for Sunday Lunch (Sunday 24th Feb 2019). The place is fabulous, the service is excellent, the staff are so welcoming and the food was fabulous. I could not recommend Lough Eske highly enough for a visit, either for a meal or an
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Response from LoughEskeCastleHotel, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Janice M, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful Sunday lunch and that you would highly it. Here at Lough Eske Castle we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest and I am very pleased that our Sunday lunch met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager
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Hello, I think the 3 course meal from that menu was fixed at around €55 pp. without wine. We couldn’t find a price displayed anywhere, and had to go the the restaurant. A small glass of house red was €9. The food was ok, but nothing special.
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Is there a lot to do outside of this hotel, that's within walking distance?
Walking distance? Not much besides the lake. What we did was drive to Slieve League which is like an hour ish away. It's like the cliffs of Mohr but much larger. On the way back we stopped in the city of Donegal which has alot of shops, a castle, and restaurants, it's also only like 10-15 Mins from the hotel.
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Any views on the Presedential suite?
The Presidential suite is in the main building of course and though I didn’t stay in the room I was able to receive a tour. I believe it’s roughly $1800 USD per night pending the time of year could exceed $2000 USD. Though spacious I personally didn’t it find it unique enough to justify the cost. There is a website, Oyster, where you may be able to find pictures (the website has photo albums by room type). Best of luck!
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Stayed in the courtyard and it was everything we needed. These rooms are of the deluxe standard as well! Very handy if you fancy an early morning swim in the indoor pool.
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"Reception will be able to help accommodate whatever needs you require, just ask in advance."
"All rooms are beautiful"
"All of the bedroom are large and well equipped. Get a deal and stay here you will not regret it."
"The rooms furthest from the Reception, restaurant and Bar have the better views of the Courtyard/inner garden, but it is a very long walk."
"All rooms even the most basic are luxurious"
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PRICE RANGE
US$213 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lough eske castle hotel donegal townsolis lough eske castle donegalsolis lough eske castle hotel
LOCATION
IrelandDonegal Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
97
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