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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 hotels in Cong
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle. Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities and state-of-the-art spa. As a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, Ireland’s top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, we are exceptional in every sense.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
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Amy C wrote a review Yesterday
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My family and I were lucky enough to enjoy three amazing nights in the beautiful castle where my children were literally treated like a prince and princess! The staff could not have done anymore for them between dinner in the cinema, treats in their room everytime we returned and the most lovely babysitter looked after them very safely one night while we crept out for dinner. The adults had a ball too eating and drinking delicious food and fabulous drinks, learning all about the stunning falcons in the falconry school and getting to see the wonderful Lough Corrib boat trip on a beautiful Irish summer day. Covid has been hard on everyone but having a staycation in Ashford has certainly been a positive ti take from it!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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GoPlaces582909 wrote a review 21 Jun
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Ashford Castle is a special place which offers a breathtaking location, immaculate grounds, the warmest of welcomes and wonderfully comfortable bedrooms & public spaces. However, it’s the hotel’s people that bring all of this together into a rare expression of Irish hospitality that lingers in the memory. They even arranged lovely weather!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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cor41 wrote a review 21 Jun
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions37 helpful votes
If I had one complaint to make about our stay in Ashford Castle, it’s that we had to leave when our stay was over ;( . We spent 4 fabulous nights there this month with our 10 and 12 year old and it was truly amazing. And not just amazing for Ireland, but world class. I’m always a bit worried going to somewhere this high-end and remote that the kids won’t fit in, or enjoy themselves, but it truly felt like a luxury home from home. And that’s down to the staff really. They remembered us by name, chatted at length with the kids about what activities they had done, or what books they were reading. (A big thank you to Emma in the George V restaurant, Thomas who served afternoon tea, Edel and everyone else who looked after us. ) The range of activities on site for the kids (and us!) was fab. We managed to fit in horse riding, archery, tree climbing, zip wire, a boat trip, falconry, swimming in the pool, snooker, biking, meeting the wolfhounds etc etc. Some of these activities were provided by separate entities - Ashford outdoors, and the Falconry School. And the staff there were equally lovely. And as for the the food….. I don’t think we realised how much we missed fantastic food and wine in a luxury setting. But Ashford made up for it in spades, and in particular the George V restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble - the kids in particular ordered off menu on occasion and no one blinked an eye. Also, one afternoon, I thought my 10 year old was at risk of becoming hangry after all the activities, and dinner was a while off, so my husband asked for a banana to keep him going. A short while later, one of the staff delivered a whole bunch - they had popped to the shop to get fresh ones for him. Now that’s just exceptional service. And those bananas bridged gaps for my son on several occasions over our stay - so we were genuinely glad of them!. COVID protections were in place but discreet. For example, getting the pool to ourselves as a family because of COVID wasn’t exactly a hardship! Mask wearing indoors was the norm etc and there were options to chose to have staff clean or do turndown in your room or not, as you preferred. All giving that sense of security. Rooms were lovely, beds super comfy. Little cinema with its daily treats looked fab, and great for a rainy day (although we were blessed not to see any rain during our stay). We didn’t leave the grounds from the day we arrived - why would you need to? All in all, it was just perfect. And we will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gusmeister wrote a review 20 Jun
Dublin, Ireland49 contributions72 helpful votes
Unbelievable location between Lough Corrib and the Cong River. Incredible scenery and nature - and then an amazing hotel with brilliant staff. True 5 star experience. Like many old castles like this …. the rooms represent that it’s an old house. The reception areas and grounds are what makes it. Really great job. Many of the staff have been here for decades. Amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phyll110 wrote a review 15 Jun
Galway, Ireland63 contributions53 helpful votes
From the genuine welcome at the gate to breathtaking interior Ashford Castle leads in every possible way. They know how to make each guest feel genuinely welcome in the opulent surroundings. The decor reaches a high level of perfection in all the public areas, the bedrooms are superb in their attention to detail detail but it is the staff who raise the experience to the highest possible level. Outstanding Michelin star level cuisine, delivered with the warmest caring service. It is all sincere, every member of staff giving their best. All I can do is congratulate them and carefully place the voucher I have just bought for a definite return visit, in my suitcase. An Unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle
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Dear Phyll110, Thank you for taking the time to review this most recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed some of our finest activities and experiences. We are proud to understand that alongside our beautiful surrounds and many experiences, the team at Ashford Castle were a standout memory and made you feel welcome from start to finish. Thank you also for acknowledging our room comforts and decor! We would love the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to Ashford Castle for the second time in a lifetime trip! Warmest regards, Niall Rochford
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PRICE RANGE
US$390 - US$1,985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ashford castle hotel cong, ashford castle ireland
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoCong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ashford Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Ashford Castle?
Nearby attractions include Ashford Castle (0.01 km), Monk's Fishing House (0.7 km), and Royal Abbey of Cong (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ashford Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ashford Castle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ashford Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ashford Castle?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ashford Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include George V Dining Room, Puddle Ducks cafe, and Cullen's at the Cottage.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ashford Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ashford Castle have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ashford Castle offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ashford Castle located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Cong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ashford Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ashford Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.