Ashford Castle Hotel Irland
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Ashford Castle Estate
Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48, Irland
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Ashford is founded by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family following their defeat of the native O‘Connors of Connaught. the de Burgo‘s would build several such castles throughout the province, but Ashford would remain the principal stronghold. The native O‘Connors also leave a legacy in the form of the nearby 12th century Augustinian abbey of Cong, built on the site of a 6th century monastery. Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest accommodation. Each guest room is individual. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including Broadband connectivity and Interactive TV. Ashford Castle has Corrib rooms, deluxe rooms, staterooms and suites available.
Rooms and suites
Each of the 82 rooms, suites and the luxury Cottage at Ashford Castle represent traditional elegance and finesse. Following extensive refurbishment, many of the rooms and suites have been individually and lovingly designed, combining the castle’s original features with the latest modern luxuries. Meticulous attention to detail can be found in the unique works of art, carefully sourced antique furniture and sumptuous fabrics with custom designed carpets, bespoke beds, feature lighting, exquisite towelling and Egyptian Cotton bed linen.
Recently refurbished in an individual and elegant style, enjoy the comfort of a luxurious Corrib Room. With luxurious 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.
Approximate Room Size:
Bedroom 14.9ft x 12.2ft or (4.5m x 3.7m)
Hall 8.10ft x 2.9ft or (2.7m x .85m)
Bathroom 6.10ft x 7.6ft or (2.1m x 2.3m)
Corrib Lake View Rooms
As part of our recent refurbishment programme, upgrade to an immaculate Corrib Lake View Rooms to 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.
Stay in a delightful Deluxe Room with wonderful views of the Ashford Estate. Our 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.
Approximate Room Size:
Bedroom 12.2ft x 20ft or ( 3.7m x 6.1m)
Hall 10.6ft x 3.7ft or (3.2m x 1.1m)
Bathroom 5ft x 10.6ft or (1.5m x 3.2m)
Lake View Deluxe Rooms
Discover the attention to detail in our Lake View Deluxe Rooms – newly refurbished to 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.
Our exceptional Junior Staterooms showcase immaculate attention to detail, seamlessly blending suitable traditional style with modern conveniences. With fabulous views and exquisite four-poster beds, guests are assured a luxurious and memorable stay. Some offer a split level sitting area and each is individually designed from rich regal reds to soft neutral shades to suit your preference.
Our Staterooms are grand statements of traditional elegance and comfort, combining all the modern amenities you could wish for. These wonderfully appointed rooms are generously proportioned and feature high ceilings with views of Lough Corrib. Each Stateroom is located in the oldest part of the castle, dating back to the 13th and 17th centuries. Most contain feature four-poster beds and original fireplaces with exquisite antique furniture. The Staterooms also boast large bathrooms and some include pedestal claw baths.
Named after US Senator Ted Kennedy, who stayed at Ashford in the early 1980’s, the Kennedy Suite is located in the oldest wing of the castle and features an impressive selection of antique furniture including a 19th century walnut bed, an early 18th century Spanish Armoire, and an early Victorian Rosewood centre table.
The Kennedy Suite enjoys spectacular views over Lough Corrib and can be combined with the Reagan Presidential Suite to complete a private three bedroom wing of the castle.
Approximate Room Size:
Bedroom 15.4ft x 24.9ft or (4.7m x 7.6m) with 15ft high ceilings (4.6m)
Bathroom 7.5ft x 17ft or (2.3m x 5.2m)
Our Suites offer comfortable king size beds and sofa beds as well as a large private dining space which adds to the spacious feel and opulent elegance. With views of the River Cong or Lough Corrib, The Junior Suites, some of which have been recently refurbished, are the epitome of graceful style, combining traditional style with modern amenities.
Reagan Presidential Suite
The height of elegance
Named after President Reagan, who stayed at Ashford in 1984 as a personal friend of former owner John A Mulcahy.
The Reagan Presidential suite is located in the oldest wing of the castle, boasting an original fireplace, a stunning antique George III style four poster bed, original portrait art, individually sourced antiques and spectacular floor to ceiling views of Lough Corrib. This split level suite offers two bathrooms and can be combined with two adjacent rooms to complete a private three bedroom wing of the castle.
Approximate Room Size:
Bedroom 14.9ft x 25.4ft or ( 4.5m x 7.7m)
Sitting area 12.6ft x 18.5ft or ( 3.8m x 5.6m)
Main Bathroom 5.3ft x 20.4ft or ( 1.6m x 6.2m)
Small Bathroom 4ft x 5.3ft or ( 1.2m x 1.6m)
An exclusive use wedding at Ashford Castle is one of the most idyllic and romantic experiences imaginable – providing the perfect setting for a day you’ll remember for a lifetime. Rising effortlessly to the grand occasion, Ashford Castle retains a homely and welcoming feel, even if you’re planning an impressive event for up to 164 guests.
For more intimate weddings, (on a non-exclusive basis), blessing ceremonies and vow renewals, the elegant Connaught Room is available for up to 40 guests, enjoying incredible views of Lough Corrib. Or, if you are planning a wedding simply with the two of you or up to 10 guests, the Inglenook Room with its beautiful Renaissance fireplace lends itself perfectly. Our close knit team of experienced staff are equipped with all the skills, talent and enthusiasm required to make every moment utterly magical. Their attention to detail and passion for excellence are sure to exceed your every expectation.
A dream course
Our beautiful 9 hole, 2996 yards par 35 parkland course is perfect for golfers of all abilities to hone their skills. The course, the original deer park of the estate, was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect Eddie Hackett and imaginatively integrates a wide variety of natural features and hazards to create tough par 3s, exciting par 4s and a formidable par 5. Tee times are complimentary to hotel residents and we provide the best Titleist clubs, top of the range all-terrain trolleys which aerate the course as they‘re wheeled along.
Ashford Castle is also surrounded by some of the finest Links Golf courses in the world, including Connemara, Carne, Enniscrone and Sligo are joined by Donegal, Rosapenna, Portsalon, Ballyliffin, Castlerock, Portstewart and Royal Portrush. The hotel is also in a prime position for reaching several world class golf courses from Ballinrobe, Carne and Castlebar in Mayo, Connemara and Portumna in Galway and several in nearby Clare and North Kerry.
In conjunction with North & West Coast Links, we can help organise tee times for you at any of these fantastic courses and all other courses throughout the country, as well as arranging luxury transport from Ashford Castle.
Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you here in the finest restaurants in Ireland. Our chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.
As with our outdoor facilities, we offer our guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in our Health & Beauty facilities with dedicated spa treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. The Yon Ka philosophy is to give skin the means to recover its balance and all its energy. Yon Ka products commit to offer visible results after each skin treatment.
“Unique”. Every brides desire is to have her wedding day special. Ashford Castle is THE most unique and romantic venue in Ireland. 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 our open lawns, through our Victorian walled garden and lakeside woodland pathways to find the perfect backdrop against which to set your timeless pictures.
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