Guests 2 adult, adults, 1 child children

Chambre 1
From 165€/night Book

The Lodge at Ashford Castle ****

Lislaughera | Cong, Co. Mayo | Ireland |

"Voted No. 2 in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland"

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, 2017

"Yet, with the Lodge’s rich art aesthetic, not to mention its two-staff-per-guest ratio, you may not even want to explore the main castle"

Forbes, 22 January 2017
From 165€/room

KIDS LOVE

  • Fishing parties
  • The falconry
  • The welcome gift

PARENTS LOVE

  • The 9-hole golf course
  • Connecting rooms
  • The babysitting service

 

LOCATION

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a boutique hotel located in the 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, in the west of Ireland. Just 40 minutes from Knock International Airport, The Lodge is nestled in a verdant wilderness. Here, nature is queen and the landscapes are picturesque. Torrents, rivers, lakes, mountains and stretches of barrens offer a complete change of scenery. The picturesque towns of Galway, Westport and Connemara are a 40-minute drive away. The hotel is the ideal place for travelers seeking adventure and exploration, but also for those who wish to rest and recharge their batteries.

 

DESCRIPTION

Erected in 1865, the hotel was the residence of the estate manager of Ashford Castle. The property overlooks the enchanting Lough Corrib Lake and is a member of the Red Carnation Collection, providing impeccable service and elegance. As proof, during 2016, The Lodge at Ashford Castle was ranked in the top 10 of the ‘Best Hotels of the World’.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The hotel offers 24 luxurious rooms and 26 sophisticated suites. Parking and WiFi are free of charge. This is the ideal place for family stays. Several possibilities are available to facilitate the stay of parents and their children. The Duplex Suite is designed for families of three. It includes a comfortable sofa bed installed in the living room of the ground floor and a double bedroom on first floor. Other suites options are custom-tailored, according to customers’ requests. It is, for example, possible to connect Deluxe rooms, so that all members of the family can enjoy their private space.

 

GASTRONOMY

The hotel has a bar-brasserie, the Quay Bar, where you can sip a cocktail or eat a traditional Irish dish, while admiring the breathtaking view of the lake. Wilde’s at The Lodge is a well- known gourmet restaurant, with the name a tribute to Sir William Wilde, a great 19th-century surgeon whose house was located just in front of the lodge. This emblematic character of Irish history is also known for having given birth to a talented son: Oscar Wilde. Contemporary Irish cuisine is created by Jonathan Kean, one of Ireland’s most talented chefs. The varied and refined dishes blend top-quality local products such as Irish beef and lamb or fish and other seafood caught in Galway Bay and on the Connemara coast.

After spending the morning exploring the many aspects of the Ashford Castle estate, you can enjoy a restful treat enjoying the afternoon tea. With friends or family, you can try a delicious selection of sweets, pastries, but also savoury dishes such as salmon shortbread biscuits. Small tip, do not miss Bailey’s ice cream, a real treat for the taste buds!

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

FOR CHILDREN

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a paradise for children! Small customers also benefit from a dedicated check-in, with a “Kids Pack” offered. This welcome gift includes a coloring book and a map of the Ashford Estate. The map will allow children to explore the many corners of the castle, where many treasures are hidden.

Excursions are organized every day and, at the end of the day, a snack is served, with milk and cookies! Parents can enjoy their evenings in the restaurant, while their little ones are looked after by early-childhood professionals. This chargeable babysitting service is available on request.

The ‘Little Lodger’ package includes tickets for a cruise on Lake Corrib, a fantastic adventure to experience on one of two traditional Irish boats. A picnic hamper is also provided.

The Ashford Castle Estate offers a variety of activities to share with the family. Young children and teenagers will find much happiness, with horse riding, tennis, archery, fishing, cycling, golf, kayaking … the list goes on!

In the Nintendo Wii Room, children of all ages can enjoy the latest video games. A cinema room is also open to children. Family movies and Disney cartoons are shown on the big screen, with bonus popcorn!

Delicious children’s menus are served at the Quay Bar and Wilde’s at The Lodge, including fresh vegetable soup, homemade burgers, smoothies, ice cream and so

Pets are welcome and the hotel even offers them a special service: a fresh water bowl, croquettes, baskets, dogsitting, dogwalking. Your children can also play with the dogs of the estate, who are very affectionate Irish Wolfhounds, lovers of hugs.

 

EXPERIENCES

The proposed activities within the Ashford Estate are numerous. Do not miss Hawk Walk, Ireland’s oldest hawk training school. Several formulas are offered (prices ranging from £25 to £115) to approach and admire flying owls, hawks and buzzards.

If you wish to visit the surroundings, we recommend you to discover Kilemore Abbey, the coastal towns of Westport and Clifden, but also and above all the sublime region of Connemara.

 

FOR PARENTS

Riding, tennis, gastronomy, wine tasting, fishing, clay shooting, nature walks … adults will enjoy the many entertainment available to them.

Residents at Loft at Ashford Castle can enjoy golf on the 9-hole course surrounding the castle. Golf clubs are available on site and lessons can be booked at any level.

Guests also enjoy access to Ashford Castle’s spa, recently voted ‘Best Spa in Ireland’. A fitness room, 5 treatment rooms, a steam room, a relaxation room and a terrace overlooking the lake guarantee you a pure moment of tranquility. Many treatments are offered, including energizing or relaxing massages and beauty treatments.

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Golf
  • Parking
  • Pets friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi