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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed mid April as a birthday treat and couldn't have asked for more. The service by the whole team: concierge, reception,bar& restaurant was faultless! The surroundings are completely stunning (topped off with a beautiful 5k walk) and I just wish we had more time there. Will definitely be back soon.

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

Dear Lisa M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently, especially over your birthday. I am so delighted to read such positive feedback about the service concierge, reception,bar and restaurant at Lough Eske Castle. I am also delighted to hear that you will be returning to visit us in the near future and we...

Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Solis Castle is a gorgeous place that we enjoy going to,the kids love when we go on a Sunday evening for dinner and to relax,we love sitting in there big open rooms which are welcoming and cosy especially when the fires are lit and they have a lovely smell of fire wood we get our drinks served there after dinner...

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

Dear Alishabrowne8, 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 dining experience, the atmosphere and off course we are delighted the kids have a lovely time when...

County Down, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

My husband and I took our two dogs with us on our overnight stay here. We travel quite a bit and take our dogs with us most places, but out of all the hotels we have stayed with them I have to say this hotel is amongst our top three to visit. Not only were we warmly greeted on arrival...

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

Dear Blondie352, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Firstly I would like to thank you for your kind comment 'Best Pet Friendly Hotel in Ireland', that is truly warmly welcomed. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and it's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much -...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a 3 night package. Staff attentive, surroundings beautiful and great opportunity for excursions into deepest Donegal. Rooms large and well appointed, bathrooms beautiful. Suboptimal wifi and a la carte dining somewhat overpriced for the available options.

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

Dear KtMcF, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle on your recent midweek getaway. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team and your comments have all been noted for any possible improvement. I hope that you come and visit us again we look forward to welcoming you back to the castle. Best...

Strabane, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Spent two nights during the Easter break and had a truly lovely time.The facilities, service, food, wine, ambience , spa are all great. The fantastic 'summer'weather in April really added to the enjoyment as we availed of the free bicycles to explore the surrounding area. I would recommend the nine mile cycle around Lough Eske. There's one long steep hill,...

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

Dear Clarebradraff, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle over the Easter break. 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 our facilities, service, food, wine and ambiance. I am delighted the weather was great for...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stayed with our 2 very young children, the staff throughout the hotel, from the front desk, to the chamber maids all made us so welcome and feel so at ease. The Bar food was great for us, Our 2 year old loved the fish goujons. One of the best Breakfasts of any hotel we have ever stayed in, Eggs over...

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

Dear Phi1_12, Thank you and your family for choosing to stay with us at Solis Lough Eske Castle recently and for your valuable feedback. I'm delighted to hear that you were so impressed with the hotel and the level of personal service you received - your wonderful comments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team - including your valuable feedback...

Portstewart
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stayed with my wife and Cocker Spaniel dog. Very impressed with the accommodation and food. We had a room in the grounds of the hotel near to the spa. The weather for us was excellent, but its the weather that makes the holiday. The whole complex is very clean and the staff friendly. Would recommend for a short break. The...

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

Dear Desatni, Thank you and your wife 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. 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 11 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed on a Monday & Tuesday night. The entrance to the hotel is beautiful and is part of the external facade of the original historic castle. The circulation spaces & reception areas are spacious and tasteful. We had one evening meal in the Cedar Restaurant & one in the bar. Both excellent. The room was lovely...large & very comfortable...

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

Dear El_McN, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Solís Lough Eske Castle recently. Thank you for taking time to share your valuable feedback - we are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience. I'm delighted that you were so impressed with your room, your dinning experience, the pool and the gym. It's great to...

Reviewed 11 April 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure to stay at Lough Eske Castle as part of our long delayed honeymoon trip and we were absolutely thrilled with the service we received at Lough Eske Castle. The property itself was a treat to behold and was brilliantly maintained. Upon arrival we were assisted with our bags and welcomed warmly by the...

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

Dear C L, Firstly congratulations on getting married and thank you and your wife for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle on your honeymoon. Your kind compliments and detailed feedback is wholeheartedly appreciated by all of the staff and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. You have excelled in your kind descriptions...

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the castle for one night & it was amazing. The whole place is gorgeous. We were greeted on arrival at the door & luggage carried to reception for check in & then on to room, we had quite a bit of luggage as we had our 4month old daughter with us. The room was enormous and the bed...

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

Dear rkner, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated by the entire team (especially Jimmy!) and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much - especially with regard to your room, your dining experience, the filling breakfast and the level of professional and personal service...

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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: ₹ 13,576 - ₹ 21,305 (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 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#3 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
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“Our room faced the courtyard and countryside,lovely vista.”
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