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Sydney, Canada
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Wow!! This place was spectacular. We got an upgrade and it was stunning, big bed, great pillows, so clean, huge bathroom. We were so happy here, excellent customer service and everyone was truly professional. The only issue we had was the free shuttle, the staff would say a minute but not exactly know where the shuttle was at, we are... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. It is great to hear that you have greatly enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy that we were able to accommodate you with a complimentary upgrade and that you have greatly enjoyed this room. I will pass on your... More 

detroit
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here our final days of our trip in Ireland and we loved it! They have so much to offer and you have access to the castle grounds. It's 365 Acres with hiking trails, gardens, endless activities, and it's on the water! You also are able to make reservations to have dinner at the castle. They... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am extremely glad to hear that you have loved your stay with us. You are correct in saying that our guests have full access to the castle grounds and all the activities on the estate. I am happy that we were able to accommodate... More 

Prospect, Kentucky, USA
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

First, the staff was great and it was very clean. None of the following comments are attributed to the staff; they were great. Views from the lobby and Wilde Restaurant are so beautiful. Food at Wilde Restaurant acceptable. Do not stay here if you prefer a place where children are seen but not heard. They are definitely heard and seen... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay with us at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to read that you found our team friendly and hotel clean, along with enjoying our wonderful view over Lough Corrib. We have a plethora of different rooms in shapes and sizes as well... More 

Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find this jewel. Thank goodness for Google maps. Entered thru a small wrought iron gate and went up a small road and there it was. White on a rainy hill with green lawn all around. Bought recently by the red carnation group. The room was beautiful. The bathroom was new and the rain shower was wonderful. Everything... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Cong would not be the top most common searches by any means, but that is also what makes it so special! I am delighted that you truly enjoyed your stay here. I am happy that you have found the room beautiful... More 

Ireland
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176 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stayed here on an overnight basis during September 2016. We were assigned a deluxe bedroom on the ground floor. The room was excellent, very spacious and even though it was on the ground floor it was quite quiet. During our stay there was a wedding reception in the lodge and no sound from the wedding reception could be heard within... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review of your stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to learn that our wedding did not impact on your stay, we are very lucky with the natural layout of the hotel. It is great to read you found the room spacious and thank you very much for your... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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142 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had really been looking forward to our two-night stay at the Lodge and I'll get my quibbles out of the way first! Our welcome was adequate, but to our surprise, when we arrived at our room in the courtyard, it was upstairs, which isn't made clear on the website. I have some mobility difficulties, and we had specifically booked... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review of your stay with us at The Lodge at Ashford Castle on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to learn that the initial impressions of an upstairs room disappointing. I would urge all guests to let us know of any improvements we can make on a stay as... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

First of all, the nicest, most welcoming hotel we visited! It was everything and even more than I expected! The hotel is on the grounds of Ashford Castle, which gives you access to the castle grounds! We loved the setting for The Lodge as well! It was so quiet and relaxing with great views of the lake! We never got... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. It is great to hear that you have greatly enjoyed your stay with us. We are were lucky to be located on such a beautiful estate which offers all of the activities, restaurants, monuments that you have mentioned. There is always... More 

Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely guest rooms, especially lake view ones which are more expensive. We arranged dinner for group of 11 people for special occasion, the food and service at Wildes Restaurant was excellent! Breakfast unfortunately was a bit hit and miss as both in food and service. Some waitresses seemed young and in experienced. Staff at reception Robbie, Trevor and Niamh were... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to hear that you have greatly enjoyed your food in Wildes restaurant. I am sorry to learn that you felt that breakfast was a hit and miss and will ensure that all aspects of the service journey are... More 

New York City, New York
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394 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last night for one night. It is a very nice country house that is on the estate grounds of Ashford Castle. It is nice, but, to be blunt, is nothing like the opulence of Ashford Castle. However, few properties are of similar quality to Ashford Castle. We had a second floor corner room that gave us privacy.... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am sorry if your expectation was that of the castle experience of Ashford Castle, whilst we are sister properties with the same levels of staff training, same fantastic care and commitment from our Executives and Owners, our experience is a mellow country house in... More 

Westport, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a night at the Lodge and we loved it. The room was stunning, clean and the room service was very fast. Although the bar lacked prompt service and some wines were not restocked although it was 3 in the afternoon. The food was excellent, top quality at different times. The surrounding gardens are stunning, perfect for a sunny... More 

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Colin B, Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your recent stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. I am delighted to hear you have enjoyed your bedroom and service from our room service department. Our bar and room service department are combined so I do apologise for the latter service received in the bar, we do strive to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the 360 acre Ashford Castle estate over looking Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle provides an exemplary country house experience, the Lodge offers Contemporary country cooking using local artisan produce in the relaxing lake view dining rooms. Beautifully designed deluxe rooms (24) and suites (26) combined with an outdoor Tub and Sauna are sure to provide the perfect escape. Banqueting facilities include a glass walled Harbor Room that can welcome up to 200 wedding guests, a boardroom for meetings and screening room for private dining. Estate activities including golf, Falconry and Horse riding are all available along this beautiful estate. We are delighted to now be part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Address: The Quay, Cong, Ireland (Formerly Lisloughrey Lodge)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Cong
Price Range: RM710 - RM1,662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lodge at Ashford Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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“There are a lot of weddings so unless you are a guest at one of them, make sure you are not staying near the party.”
 of 5 bubbles Jenniebert, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 101 was larger and had an incredible lake view compared to 103 with courtyard view.”
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“Suggest top floor.”
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“If you don't require wheelchair access, ask for a first floor room with lake views”
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“ground floor rooms have patio areas. Lakeside rooms are recommended.”
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