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Dromoland Castle Hotel

Limerick-Ennis Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Newmarket-on-Fergus
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Ireland’s most magical address, Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th Century. The ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kinds of Ireland, we’ve got nobility and hospitality in our DNA. From the imposing baronial façade, to our startling interioirs, you’ll find a world of historic grandeur underpinned by the finest modern comforts. With lavish décor, indulgent dining, fabulous views and magnificent bedrooms, this is a place to feel at home. Behind our warm Irish welcome is the belief that every guest is royalty. Stroll the 450-acre estate. Tee off on our world class golf course. Take afternoon tea by a roaring fire. Relax in our intimate spa. Enjoy delicious cuisine. No matter what your preference, at Dromoland Castle there’s no escaping the sense that you are walking in the shadows of kings. The pinnacle of excellence, come in the knowledge that all your expectations will be met.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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angelagallagher1234 wrote a review 12 Jun
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This was an amazing service from beginning to end, we felt we left our troubles outside, the service was exceptional. The grounds were beautiful, the feeling of total peace and quite was perfect for us.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
bbbbb938 wrote a review 11 Jun
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions8 helpful votes
The staff were very nice. We organised 2 activities and we only had to wait at reception rather than find the location. The food was nice. My partner was unwell and had to cancel a treatment and they didn't charge so that was great. I forgot to bring a hairbrush and they dropped a comb and brush to by room, so I was saved. Our room was a deluxe as far as I remember, and it had a nice view but it was just beside a staff smoking area so I was woken up by chatting and the smell of smoke. Luckily there was decent air con in the room but it would have been nice to have the window open in good weather. It was explained to me on both nights that there were 2 cocktail menus, one for the regular cocktails and one for the special ones. The second one had no prices but I did check them on the main menu the first night (I just saw them there by accident). I'm not sure why they had the other menu - but this is what I was shown on the second night, and I thought the prices were all around 18-21 euro for cocktails , which is enough. But it turns out that I ordered one that was 80 euro! (hadn't clocked that one on the main menu the night before) No one warned me that it was 4 times the price of all the others. I did mention this to the waiter when I got the bill and he checked with the bar who said that they showed me the menu with prices, but they didn't. It just should have been flagged, given the massive jump in price. It was deducted by 30 euro anyway. I certainly would have savoured it more if I had known. The swimming pool and sauna were ok but part of the club, so it didn't feel too luxurious. The steam room was not steamy, but apparently was better the second day. I couldn't see any controls to make it more steamy. We were seated between 2 kids tables for dinner but everyone has to be accommodated. At breakfast one morning we were seated right in the middle and all the staff were bustling around us (as of course it was busy), so I didn't feel like I could even lean back a bit in my chair. We had a much nicer seat the next morning in the sun room or whatever it's called. We thoroughly enjoyed our falconry experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. We had fun doing archery just before we left. We did fairly well so that gave us a boost before leaving. Overall, I think the staff were very pleasant but there are just a few things that could be improved to make it worth the money.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Niamh O wrote a review Apr 2021
Limerick, Ireland81 contributions77 helpful votes
Stayed in Dromoland Castle for a very special birthday recent and it exceeded all expectations. From the moment we pulled up in the car we were treated like royalty for 24 hours. The hotel is amazing, we got an upgrade to an unreal room which was a total surprise and absolutely incredible. We had lunch and dinner in the hotel with drinks everything was top notch. I could not fault one thing. The staff are so attentive and friendly and are doing a super job. The ground are kept immaculate and you can wonder around at your leisure. We spent a couple of hours in the leisure centre the following day to top off the most perfect birthday treat Ive ever had and we most definitely will be returning. I could not recommend this hotel any more highly. Way more than 5 stars
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We got an upgrade to a spectacular room with a view of the lake
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Response from Mark Nolan, General Manager at Dromoland Castle Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Niamh O Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and indeed for choosing Dromoland Castle for your birthday celebration. I do hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. We are all looking forward to welcoming friends, new and old, back to the hotel. Sincerely Mark Nolan, General Manager
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Debanddob wrote a review Jan 2021
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Extraordinary service in an enchanting setting. Nothing short of A+ on all counts. The friendliness, thoughtfulness and efficiency of the staff and management is unparalleled. An amazing setting any time of the year but especially delightful during the holidays!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Mark Nolan, General Manager at Dromoland Castle Hotel
Responded 21 Jan 2021
Dear Debanddob Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted that you enjoyed the Christmas festivities with us here at Dromoland and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us in the future for many more special occasions. Sincerely Mark Nolan, General Manager
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GrandTour484857 wrote a review Jan 2021
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There is no where better in Ireland to spend Xmas than at Dromoland.The hotel is amazing and maintained so well. Service is unreal and food. Facilities Spa gym pool are great. They seem to anticipate your needs and are yet so flexible. I would recommend a stay above all other hotels in Ireland from a value for money perspective for 5 stars. Susannah
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Mark Nolan, General Manager at Dromoland Castle Hotel
Responded 21 Jan 2021
Dear GrandTour484857 Thank you for your wonderful review which we were delighted to receive. I will share your kind words with all of the team. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time spent with us and hope that we have the pleasure of your company again in the not too distant future. Sincerely Mark Nolan, General Manager
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USD 105 - USD 1,021 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareNewmarket-on-Fergus
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dromoland Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Ennis (7.5 km), Castlefergus Equestrian (2.0 km), and Ballyhannon House (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dromoland Castle, Peppermill Restaurant Ltd, and Quinn's Tea Rooms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dromoland Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Dromoland Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Quin Abbey (4.9 km) and Knappogue Castle (5.1 km).
Does Dromoland Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.