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Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a beautiful property with the greatest attention to detail. Lovely setting when you drive up the drive way and see the sculptures placed around the grounds it will bring a smile to your face. The staff is very helpful and made some wonderful suggestions. The spa was very good. The restaurants were excellent.

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Tunasalmen, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel and Spa for your recent stay. I'm delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and that you did not want to leave. I'm genuinely grateful for your very complimentary review! I have passed your kind comments on to the entire team...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard good things about this hotel; so booked ourselves and a 3 year old in for a treat. Unfortunately, it was not the grand escape we had hoped it would be. Let's start with the positives: - Children are able to use the pool any time it's open (no restricted children's hours) - There is a woodlands play...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MphsQueen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel and Spa and for staying with us recently. We really do appreciate your feedback. Firstly I am delighted that your child enjoyed the use of the pool and play frame. Within the hotel we have a CARE programme...

Ballymoney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I have to say wonderful staff could not be faulted (5*staff) but the hotel itself I felt needs repair in a lot of areas, the tiles an panel board under the sink in our room were broken and falling off. Tho the room itself was lovely .... a little hot tho. Plenty of hot water in the...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear julie-anne553 Thank you for staying with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel and Spa. I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, please be assured we take all feedback very seriously in order to improve our service. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful warm welcome by Geraldine and Ruka. Geraldine was so helpful and did everything possible to assist. Lovely room, 207, overlooking the gardens and courtyard. Breakfast was very good, served both mornings, by a very charming young man, Ciaran. Dinner was excellent, delicious and beautifully presented. A fabulous hotel in a picturesque setting!

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear dam0lly, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room, the castle grounds, your dining experiences and the level of professional and personal service you received....

Highlandville, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WARNING: don't book the garden suites if you want a quiet experience. We had hoped for a romantic getaway and were really looking forward to our stay here. We booked many months in advance and opted for the larger, more secluded garden suites back by the pool. The hotel exterior is quite beautiful and picturesque. Everything that we had read...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Amy T, Many thanks for staying with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa during your recent trip to Ireland. Thank you for your positive feedback about your experience in Cedars Restaurant. We do appreciate you taking the time to write this review. I can only truly apologise for your experience encountered during your stay...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Lough Eske Castle for two nights as part of our road trip through Ireland in March 2017. This hotel is very nice. In fact, it was our nicest room out of any of the four castle hotels we stayed in while in Ireland. The breakfast is fantastic and the castle is just a short...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear petitebeck, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle on your recent road trip around Ireland. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room, your dining experience in the Gallery Bar and breakfast experience...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 days Wed to Sat morning- Excellent reception staff who showed us to room and explained facilities. Large airy room (126) which was near to pool (short outside walk), Large double bed, settee, table, desk etc Separate bath and shower facilities which were clean and in excellent condition. Hotel has a number of public rooms including two drawing...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear paul c, Many thanks for staying with us recently here at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to here that you were so impressed with your room, all our facilities, your dining experiences in both the Gallery Bar and Cedars Restaurant and the level...

County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing Anniversary Dinner here tonight. From start to finish we were treated like royalty. Every course was delicious. The service by Genuti and Johnny in the restaurant was second to none. We actually tried to find something to give constructive criticism on and couldn't, everything was perfect. This is a really special place. Thank you for...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear angelinecollins, Many thanks for taking the time to share your lovely feedback of your recent dining experience in our award winning Cedars Restaurant. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for spending this special occasion here at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel and Spa. I am delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time, I will...

lurgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another return visit for my husband and I to this wonderful hotel and it never disappoints. From the moment we arrived until departure the staff here made us feel so special. Our beautiful room had a lovely view of the garden so top marks there. We dined in the restaurant and the bar and the food in both...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear SallyLurgan, It was indeed a pleasure to welcome you back to Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel and Spa. Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience. I'm delighted to hear that you were so impressed again with the hotel and the level of personal service you received and that you had such an enjoyable stay. Your...

Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definite pros and cons to Lough Eske... I am giving them 4 stars because some of our cons were due to personal circumstances and probably in part because we did not have a reservation. In the pro column: - The castle is beautiful -- lovingly rebuilt/restored -- and with a fascinating history - The bellman who helped us to our...

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SolisLoughEske, General Manager at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ktburgess, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa and for taking time to share your valuable feedback. Thank you for your kind comments regarding your room, the public lounges, your dining experiences and the level of professional and friendly service that you received. I'm genuinely disappointed to hear...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa is an historic castle dating to the 15th century and the O'Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal. Set in a secluded storybook location within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske with the dramatic Bluestack Mountains as a stunning backdrop, it is the ideal place to relax and experience superior hospitality and exceptional friendly service. Winner of the 'World's Best Luxury Country Hotel' title in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and topping 'My Guide Ireland's Top 10 Hotels in Ireland, this lovingly restored castle hotel blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary luxury where you can escape into a world of relaxed elegance. From the spa to the dining table to your beautifully appointed guestroom, we provide a truly accommodating environment where our dedication to the guest is thoughtful, reliable, consistent and complete - a place where superb service and superior amenities make every day here a perfect day. Step into Solís 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 and easy access to the great outdoors, the natural, unspoiled landscape is as magnificent as the hotel itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa

Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range: $290 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Lough Eske Castle Hotel Donegal Town
Solis Lough Eske Castle Donegal
Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Donegal Town
#3 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#3 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
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“Have a nice relaxing drink in one of the drawing rooms.”
conorourke1, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one close to reception.”
davsanbarrie, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Bedrooms on upper floor overlooking the gardens”
odwyerbernie, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be excellent - Room 126 has double aspect and is near pool”
paulconnors850, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
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