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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Three nights anywhere would usually challenge my boredom threshold but I didn't want to go anywhere else! Breakfast, lunch and dinner - wonderful food and wine. The restaurant didn't attract us but the food in the bar was excellent so we ate there every night. Lovely pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna - didn't try any of the treatments but...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Great location, friendly and very helpful staff, room was perfect, the grounds where beautiful and the bar and restaurant food and drinks both fantastic! Would definitely recommend if coming to Donegal! Romantic break for us and very peaceful!

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

Dear Gemma, 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. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience on your Romantic break. I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the castle...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stayed here for one night with my mum for a spa break. Our check in was fast, even though we were early, our room was ready and the lovely receptionist was so warm and friendly. Michael the concierge was equally friendly and informative when showing us to our rooms. The spa was super! Loved the pool, hydro pool jacuzzi and...

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

Dear Foodieglasgow1001, The ladies and gentlemen of Solís Lough Eske Castle were delighted to welcome you to Donegal for your recent visit. Thank you for taking time to share your valuable feedback - we are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience right from your check in, the Spa, your Dinner in Cedar's Restaurant and to your...

Mullingar, Ireland
Reviewed 21 March 2015

we didn't stay here as it was €300 for a twin room and was way out of our budget. We just had a look around and a cup of tea. Hotel looks out of this world with from what I could see a four poster bed in each room. Staff were so welcoming and would lovely to stay here one...

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

Dear Leah52001, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I am delighted you came to have a look around and admire the Castle. We also hope you come and visit us again some time soon. Best regards, Seán Carney, General Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I have had the pleasure of staying at some fine hotels, but the Solis Lough Eske castle is without doubt the best hotel that I have stayed at. Everything just perfect. Very impressed with Craig the concierge, incredibly helpful and professional. I will definitely return and would recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Chris , Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team (especially Craig!) and to say that this is the best hotel you have ever stayed in is exactly what we strive for every day in our Five Star Hotel. I'm delighted to hear that...

Belfast
Reviewed 19 March 2015

My third visit to the hotel and first as a couple. We were greeted by very welcoming staff who led us to our room, gave us an overview of the hotel and restaurant and made us very welcome. The room was big, bright, warm and spotless...the huge four poster bed an added bonus. The ground floor rooms have patio doors...

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

Dear Dimit65, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your third visit to Lough Eske Castle. Your kind feedback is genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. I'm delighted to hear that you intend to return to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

This hotel is set amongst some of the most fantasic scenary. Only 5km from Donegal town.The entrance is magnificent as is the drive up to it.As soon as we arrived the porter was out in his tweed uniform to take our bags. Reception area is beautiful. Check in was swift and seamless even though we arrived at a busy time....

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

Dear navigator, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Thank you sincerely for taking time to compile your very detailed review and for your many many kind comments, which I have shared with the team (especially Jonny & Claudia) I'm delighted that you were so impressed with Lough Eske Castle from the entrance drive...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Stayed here as part of a staycation. Beautiful hotel with stunning grounds. The rooms are huge!! Food is excellent and breakfast is the best Ive had in Ireland. Highly recommend this hotel. Location is brilliant.

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

Dear Than87, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle on you recent Staycation. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team especially with regard to your room, your dining experience and to the location. We hope you will visit us again soon at Lough Eske Castle. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Stayed here for one night to celebrate a friends birthday. One night not nearly long enough to enjoy the luxury this hotel has to offer. Next time we will spend longer!!. Leisure facilities and open fires were fabulous. Definitely recommend!!

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

Dear angelam, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team. I'm delighted to hear that you intend to return to stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back to the castle sometime very soon. Best regards, Seán Carney General Manager

Donegal
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Stayed in the Solis on 8 th March and it was a very pleasant overnight stay , dinner on the Sunday was excellent and so was the service with great attention to detail and not in any way rushed The sitting room area was also very cosy . The only thing I cud say negative is the service at breakfast...

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

Dear David L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently at Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your one night stay in March and your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated. I'm genuinely disappointed to hear of the issues you encountered at breakfast - please accept my sincerest apologies and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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  • 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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  • 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: $249 - $421 (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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