Beautiful hotel, friendly attentive staff and a gorgeous location. We booked for one night, wish we... See full review
Oct 13, 2014
Quiet and comfortable retreat
Felt bad that I was only staying here overnight. You could really feel at home here. See full review
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Oct 12, 2009
Solis Lough Eske Castle was voted the Worlds Top Luxury Country Hotel at the World Luxury Awards ceremony held in Bangkok.
You follow the long sweeping drive through old woodlands to a magnificent Gaelic castle with its ornamental stonework and imposing 4-storey tower. Here, at the foot of the fabled Blue Stack Mountains, near Lough Eske, you escape into a luxurious world of relaxed elegance and extraordinary personal service. From the spa to the dining table to your beautifully appointed guestroom, provide a truly accommodating environment where dedication to the individual guest is thoughtful, reliable, consistent and complete. Superb service and superior amenities make every day here a perfect day. Step into the Solis Lough Eske Castle, and you step into an imposing Tudor-baronial castle, lavishly refurbished in 2007 and extended to create the modern comforts and graceful luxury of a world class boutique hotel. With stunning views amidst hundreds of acres of unspoiled woodlands, the landscape is as magnificent as the hotel itself. In a setting framed by the Blue Stack Mountains, you can stroll along the nearby shores of Lough Eske with its twin waterfalls and excellent salmon fishing. The castle is a mere 5km from bustling Donegal Town and close to beautiful beaches, top golf courses and some of the best surfing in the world. You can dine on seasonal and regional specialties in superb Cedars restaurant. Relax in the Spa. Take a dip in the pool. Or, meet for drinks in clubby oak-and-brass basement bar. exquisite guestrooms feature bespoke furniture and gentle neutral colours. There are fine antiques and specially commissioned artwork as well as 21st century conveniences such as wireless connectivity and flat screen TV's. The castle is a premier destination for weddings, banquets and special meetings. With its Ballroom, Glencar meeting rooms and private Oak Boardroom, Solis Lough Eske Castle creates the ideal setting for special events, making every occasion unforgettable. A castle has been located on the hotel site dating back as far as the 1400's. The current castle was built in the 1860's and was completely destroyed by fire in 1939. The castle, as a focal point of the hotel, has now been completely renovated and enhanced to create the Lough Eske Castle. Solis Lough Eske castle is nestled within a 43 acre forest estate hugging the tranquil shores of Lough Eske and the panoramic backdrop of the Bluestack Mountain range of southwest Donegal. The original Castle has been transformed in to what will be Donegal's first five star Hotel & Spa. The hotel encompasses 96 Guest Rooms including a Presidential Suite and 15 luxurious suites. Specially commissioned art work adorns the walls throughout the hotel teasing the historic building in to the 21st century Banquet facilities, Bar, Beauty Salon/Hairdresser, Concierge, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Dry cleaning, Gym / Fitness facilities, Internet access - Wireless, Library, Lift / Elevator, Non-smoking rooms, Reception, Restaurant, Room service - 24 hrs, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.) and Swimming pool - indoor.
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The bedding option for the room is one king bed. Room offers Air conditioning, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Mini bar, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone and Voicemail.
Courtyard Guestrooms are created from the original stables at the rear of the Castle. These unique rooms have sandstone floors, deep pile rugs, bespoke oak furniture and walls clad in cream wood giving a country cottage feel. Finished to the highest of 5 star standards each room is decorated in relaxing warm neutral tones. Courtyard guestrooms overlook the flying swans bronze water feature.
All rooms have 32inch flat screen TV, refreshment centre, built in cedar wardrobes with a digital lock safe, WiFi connectivity and dual voltage sockets.
Our bathrooms have wood paneling, marble tiling, double basin vanity units, a built in bath and separate glazed shower and toilet compartments.
We also provide luxury robes and slippers as standard.
These are extra spacious open plan suites measuring between 84 - 91 square meters or between 900 and 1000 sq ft. in size. Accessed from outdoors, the Garden Suites were created when the Castle was being reconstructed in 2007 and are located opposite Spa Solis within the original Castle walls.
Each Garden Suite has high quality stone tiled floors with thick tufted rugs throughout, a Spanish basket gas fire and earthy neutral colours reflecting the leafy surroundings of the manicured gardens on the doorstep.
The Garden Suites contain a four poster bed.
All suites have a 32inch flat screen TV, a mini bar refreshment centre, a walk in Cedar wardrobe housing a digital lock safe, WiFi connectivity and dual voltage sockets. Each bathrooms has marble tiling throughout with a double basin vanity unit and granite top, a built in bath and separate glazed shower and toilet compartments.
Luxury robes and slippers are provided as standard
The new Cedars Restaurant combines easygoing elegance with a very contemporary sense of style. The dining room itself is quite stunning with its floor-to-ceiling, button-back upholstery and modern crystal light fixtures. Glass doors open onto a lovely slate terrace with outdoor seating - a delightful place to admire the manicured lawns and woodland views. Executive Chef has created a tantalizing menu that features fresh, local ingredients, masterfully prepared. There are organic selections and local beef. Superb Irish stew. Fresh catches from nearby Killybegs, Ireland's premier fishing port. And, of course, a wonderful collection of fine wines from around Europe and the world.
Oak Cellar Bar
The Oak Cellar Bar is everything its name suggests, a cozy getaway with stone floors, heavy leather couches, historical black and white photographs and a clubby oak ambiance. Here, you can join in a game of billiards, or you can simply sit back and share stories of your Donegal adventures. Next to the Oak Cellar Bar is an exposed, well stocked wine cellar.
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The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
Beautiful hotel, friendly attentive staff and a gorgeous location. We booked for one night, wish we had stayed for two so we could have enjoyed the spa (which looked lovely) and spent more time hiking. A definite recommend!