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Ashford Castle

5.0 out of 5.0

Ashford Castle

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What an experience! Staying at Ashford Castle was the highlight of our 2 week Ireland trip. At first we were going to just stay 1 night, thank goodness my wonderful husband insisted we stay 3 nights even though it’s expensive. So glad we did. It’s worth every penny. 3 nights was a delight and gave us time to enjoy some of the activities (horseback riding, golf, bike rental, walking with the wolf hounds) with our 9 year old and even squeeze in some relaxing spa time. If we had stayed only 1 night, it would have felt so rushed. Definitely do high tea, we all love it. We are a family of avid travelers and I am not one to normally return to same cities or same hotels. I crave different experiences. However, I would return to Ashford Castle again and hope to in the future. What a delight!

We had a lovely stay at the wonderful Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland. A must do experience with wonderful staff and beautiful rooms. The estate was ours to explore and the castle full of adventures for the eye and taste.

My life is obsessed with Ashford Castle. This was her third time staying here but my first, and I have to say, I understand. This is old world luxury at its finest. It's the type of accommodation that is very hard to find in America, and that alone makes it worth staying at for the experience. There are also first rate activities and sporting available, including skeet shooting, horse riding, falconry, boat rides on the Loch and numerous other things to keep you and yours entertained. Oh yeah, and there's food. Very good food. I prefer the more casual restaurant in the basement but the dining room is also quite the experience (bring a jacket, my friends). We also love the town of Cong. It is super picturesque and walkable, with some great paths along the water where you might see Salmon and all kinds of birds. Is it pricey? Yes. Is it totally over the top? 100%. Is it a unique experience that you'll enjoy every moment of? You better believe it.

The Castle, grounds and setting would be more than enough by themselves, but what makes Ashford Castle is the warmth & care of the staff. From the drive in to the final exit, no moment is missed by the upbeat and professional team. Upon arrival they seem truly happy to welcome you, excited that they know what is in store for you in the days ahead. We spent 3 glorious days over our 40th anniversary and we are confident we could not have chosen a better setting in the world. The room was perfect, the food excellent, the music delightful and activities perfectly managed but again, it was the staff which differentiate Ashford from many others. Thanks very much to all who made this special occasion for us so much more so!

this is a very elegant hotel and impressive in every aspect. the gardens are huge and you can stroll in different styles of gardens, river and lake. it is a pity they allow non residents with noisy children to the gardens. the public areas are elegant and impressive. the restaurant is very nice and the dinner is recommended. they have also a new modern spa. the simple rooms are nice but quiet small. the lake view is excellent and worth the price. the total experience is at the top of the scale. truly one of the best hotels in the world. extremely recommended.

Easily the nicest place I have stayed! The staff is very friendly and the rooms were stunning! You truly feel as if you are royalty. Every decoration is perfect! The grounds and castle are kept to the highest standard! Wish I could have stayed longer. Near the Cong is so quaint. A must!

My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon here. Absolutely stunning. The grounds are gorgeous. The castle is pristine. We did horseback riding, the hawk walk, and a couples massage. Everything was fabulous. The worst part was having to leave. I will cherish our time here forever.

More magical in person! It was unreal and enormous! So glad we made it here. The gardens cover a massive amount of space. Must go!!! Probably in my top 5 places we went in all of Ireland. Wish we got to see more of the falcons but we did see others out with them.

From the moment you enter the grounds of Ashford Castle, it is easy to see why it has been rated among the finest hotels in the world. While the facilities are everything one would expect of a first class hotel, the staff make Ashford what it is. After checking in, our luggage arrived in seconds, not minutes. The concierge arranged fishing and clays shooting for the next day, the guest services head regularly appeared to be sure that all was going well. She even arrived at the shooting range with a pot of fresh hot chocolate and Bailly’s Irish Cream to help with the unseasonably cold day. The gentleman that handled fishing, regularly checked to see if I or my wife, a fishing novice, were doing okay. When I ordered coffee at 5:30 AM, it arrived in minutes. These are just examples and I could identify many others who went out of their way to ensure a wonderful visit. One comment on the George V restaurant. While the food was excellent, especially the salmon starter, the staff seems better prepared for the five course service than for a two course meal. It seemed rushed with the next course arriving before the prior course was cleared. On the other hand, Cullens, their more casual restaurant was just exceptionally good. We will return.

We stayed for one night (sadly) on our trip around Ireland. We thought that with all the build-up of staying at Ashford Castle, we would be under-impressed. NOT SO! This castle exudes luxury in every aspect - the grounds are impeccable, all public areas are clean, staff is so polite - and, thankfully, not stuffy or snobby - and the decor is absolutely exquisite. Our room was perfect in every way - beautiful view of lake and fountain, amenities abounding, comfortable bed, the best shower EVER and everything was very, very clean ( I am extremely picky). We loved exploring the castle and grounds and were astounded with how perfect everything was. We were definitely OVER IMPRESSED!!! I am so sad that we were only able to stay one night. We are definitely coming back.....and for more than one night next time. Thank you Ashford Castle!!

Ashford Castle Cong Co. Mayo

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Ashford Castle
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking

Ashford Castle places you next to Ashford Castle and Ashford Castle Golf Club. This 82-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


A plasma TV comes with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, free bottled water, and a safe.

Property features

Guests of Ashford Castle have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 380.00 per vehicle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Junior Stateroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Hideaway Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2350 reviews