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“Cadbury?? Peel me a grape!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ashford Castle

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Ashford Castle
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cong
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Lanuvio
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“Cadbury?? Peel me a grape!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Everything at its best in a breath taking location. If you are lucky enough with the weather, your stay will become a wonderful dream. Excellent food, extreemely friendly, kind and helpful staff in a very comfortable and old style hotel. Lets face it, if it was good enough for John FORD, John WAYNE and Maureen O'Hara........

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This gorgeous castle is walking distance from the town of Cong, in which The Quiet Man was filmed. It is a terrific venue and offers a great equestrian center (boots and helmets are provided) and even falconing! The staff is terrific--friendly and extremely helpful with directions, restaurant reservations and anything else you may need information about. The main dining room is rather pricey; the breakfast is 18 euros! But there's a more reasonably priced restaurant on the grounds. There is also a terrific 2-hour boat trip on the enormous Lough Corrib which has over 600 islands and has Romanesque church ruins on the largest one on vwhich the cruise makes a stop. Altogether a great place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Great Falls, VA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

I hate to be the only negative reviewer, but the construction couldn't come soon enough. We found the rooms to be outright shabby. It's a beautiful place to visit, but the accommodations are simply the worst we stayed in on our trip to Ireland. We also found the service to be very, very poor. Servers would walk by us repeatedly and never notice us. I'm talking 20 minutes in a place that wasn't busy. Overall, I have to say its a big disappointment .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bedford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

What not to like at the Ashford Castle, the grounds are so very well kept, there are plenty of things to do, the castle is decorated so very nicely, the rooms are very comfortable, but it is the service that makes this hotel worth every Euro. From the moment you are greeted at the gate, with Dave greeting you at the main entrance, to the reception area, to the bar and restaurants, you are called by name, the employees are beyond polite and friendly. This was a dream place to stay and I hope we are able to go back one day.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake George, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

We only stayed one night during our tour of Ireland, I wish we had time to stay more! The grounds are so beautiful, the rooms are very comfortable although I will say they keep it VERY hot in there. We had a fan going in our room and the windows open and the air just wouldn't cool down. We were able to take advantage of the falconry school located on the grounds which was just unbelievable experience. There were only 10 of us which was fantastic, our guide was amazing....I mean walking through the woods surrounding Ashford Castle in the rain with a falcon on my arm??!?!?!? Who does that!! Unforgettable. I made it back in time for a massage in their spa, which was lovely. I am really picky, I get massages all the time, and it was just ok. But the spa was very very nice. We had dinner at the cottage that night and it was fantastic. If you are going to Ireland YOU HAVE TO GO TO ASHFORD CASTLE!!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed two nights and loved being pampered by the staff in this sumptuous hotel/castle. Played a round of golf and the views were stunning. Lots of lovely walking paths. The hotel lacked wireless in the guest rooms but is undergoing a major renovation so hopefully, they'll take care of that. There was internet access in the common rooms. Food and service wonderful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norwood, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We were only able to spend one night at Ashford but the staff made the short visit memorable. The tasting menu in the George V dining room was excellent. Our room was very impressive, overlooking the fountain and grounds. We will try to visit again after the renovations are completed.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ashford Castle
Address: Cong, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Cong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ashford Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 82
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