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Setting/facility so beautiful . Staff helpful. Room spacious. Used the gym twice and pool was fantastic.

Awesome!! What a beautiful place to stay. I would definitely stay here again

Other than a minor problem with WiFi, this hotel was perfect. A beautiful and relaxing place with very helpful staff, an excellent restaurant and bar. We were too busy sightseeing in the area to take advantage of the pool and spa, but it looked delightful. We celebrated our 31st anniversary here and loved it.

Wonderful stay. Beautiful facilities. Couldn’t ask for a better place.

We stayed in one of the older rooms that had no AC, windows were jammed and they were in the process of upgrading their TV. It was pretty muggy in our room surprisingly considering it rains all the time in Ireland. Although the idea of staying in a castle is pretty cool, the price we paid was a little hefty for a room that didnt feel at all 5-star. We stayed at another castle just prior to going to this one and we felt like royals- from the decor to the rooms with high ceiling to the exceptional service at the drawing room to our spa experience. And that was a 4-star hotel. We expected more from this 5-star hotel but was left disappointed. We still recommend the castle because it is a very clean hotel and staff was super friendly but keep in mind you're paying a lot to stay in the castle but don't expect the rooms to be grandiose. Dinner at the bar tea room opened until 10 which was great but our waiter was not very attentive even though there were only 3 other couples there. I booked an appt for manicure at their spa as well and it wasn't too great of an experience. The staff was nice but the tea didnt have hot water and my manicurist didn't even soak my cuticles before cutting them. I've had many manicures done before and I'd hate to say it, but this was prob one of the worser ones. It doesn't bother me that it is an expensive hotel. But if I'm paying a lot for something, I expect exceptional service and Quality.

First of, the staff was exceptional. They did everything possible to make our stay great. The room was fine, but expected a few things. Tiles were missing in the bathroom, the shower head wouldn't stay on the hook, and the room temperature was all over the place. All in all, a very nice place to stay

We absolutely loved staying here. The location is surrounded by beautiful property, the staff is very attentive and the room was spacious clean and amazing!

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!

Felt bad that I was only staying here overnight. You could really feel at home here.

Lough Eske Donegal Donegal

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free secured valet and secured self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Lough Eske Castle places you next to Bluestack Mountains and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Ardnamona Gardens. This 96-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool.


Dining

Relish the international cuisine at Cedars Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Lough Eske Castle's 96 heated rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Portable fans, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Lough Eske Castle enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Courtyard

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Garden Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Lough Eske Castle

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (1) Other (1)
5
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 16, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying with us here at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Aug 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2019

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your 5 out of 5 rating, we look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager

5
Family

Setting/facility so beautiful . Staff helpful. Room spacious. Used the gym twice and pool was fantastic.

By on Jun 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently – we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Donal Cox General Manager

5
Everyone

By on May 29, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for your 5 out of 5, we look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager

5
Everyone

Awesome!! What a beautiful place to stay. I would definitely stay here again

By , from San Diego, CA on Oct 8, 2018

5
Everyone

Other than a minor problem with WiFi, this hotel was perfect. A beautiful and relaxing place with very helpful staff, an excellent restaurant and bar. We were too busy sightseeing in the area to take advantage of the pool and spa, but it looked delightful. We celebrated our 31st anniversary here and loved it.

By , from UT on Aug 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2018

Dear Tyler Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay. Your kind compliments regarding the staff, our bar & restaurant and the grounds of the hotel are fantastic. I am sorry that our WIFI was not as strong as it should have been for you and I will look into this to ensure it does not reoccur again. Here at Lough Eske Castle, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest, and I am very pleased that our staff met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to Lough Eske Castle in the near future. Best Regards, Seán Carney Managing Director

5
Everyone

Wonderful stay. Beautiful facilities. Couldn’t ask for a better place.

By , from tennessee on Apr 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2018

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying with us here at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Seán Carney Managing Director

3

beautiful castle but disappointed.

Everyone

We stayed in one of the older rooms that had no AC, windows were jammed and they were in the process of upgrading their TV. It was pretty muggy in our room surprisingly considering it rains all the time in Ireland. Although the idea of staying in a castle is pretty cool, the price we paid was a little hefty for a room that didnt feel at all 5-star. We stayed at another castle just prior to going to this one and we felt like royals- from the decor to the rooms with high ceiling to the exceptional service at the drawing room to our spa experience. And that was a 4-star hotel. We expected more from this 5-star hotel but was left disappointed. We still recommend the castle because it is a very clean hotel and staff was super friendly but keep in mind you're paying a lot to stay in the castle but don't expect the rooms to be grandiose. Dinner at the bar tea room opened until 10 which was great but our waiter was not very attentive even though there were only 3 other couples there. I booked an appt for manicure at their spa as well and it wasn't too great of an experience. The staff was nice but the tea didnt have hot water and my manicurist didn't even soak my cuticles before cutting them. I've had many manicures done before and I'd hate to say it, but this was prob one of the worser ones. It doesn't bother me that it is an expensive hotel. But if I'm paying a lot for something, I expect exceptional service and Quality.

By on Jul 4, 2016

5

very nice, but expected more

Couples

First of, the staff was exceptional. They did everything possible to make our stay great. The room was fine, but expected a few things. Tiles were missing in the bathroom, the shower head wouldn't stay on the hook, and the room temperature was all over the place. All in all, a very nice place to stay

By on Oct 11, 2015

5

excellent place for vacation!

Couples

We absolutely loved staying here. The location is surrounded by beautiful property, the staff is very attentive and the room was spacious clean and amazing!

By on Oct 3, 2015

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