Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Undisclsoed location
  2. 2 First Trip from Boston to Italy
  3. 3 Americans moving to Europe - Suggestions?
  4. 4 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
  5. 5 Ronda Wine/biking
  6. 6 How long from Heathrow to Isle of Wight
  7. 7 Budget for 8 weeks in europe
  8. 8 Looking for a unique 3 days in Venice
  9. 9 Can I do Stonehenge and Bath from Isle of Wight in 1 day?
  10. 10 Semana Santa Other than Sevilla
  11. 11 Ireland last minute recommendations
  12. 12 Driving (hire car) in Paris, France, Belgium
  13. 13 One Month in Italy - Where would you base yourself?
  14. 14 Italy bus or train
  15. 15 Favorite restaurants, Florence
  16. 16 Need help completing my itinerary. So Much to see!
  17. 17 Day trips to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court from London
  18. 18 Switzerland/Italy (2 weeks vacations)
  19. 19 Seeking Andalusia itinerary recommendation
  20. 20 Paris or Edinburgh - 3 days which to choose?
  21. 21 RV Camper Van in Scottish Highlands
  22. 22 Praiano
  23. 23 Wine tasting in Granada, Seville without driving
  24. 24 Aix-- looking for a few obscure ideas
  25. 25 Parma, Reggio or Modena for a year?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Ashford Castle Review

Jump to last reply

I'm often in Dublin visiting my mother but I don't see much of Ireland beyond the obligatory family visiting so I don't post about my trips here on Fodors. However on my last trip I decided to take my mother away for a couple of days and I was curious to try Ashford Castle - which underwent a hugely expensive renovation and reopened to great acclaim last year. For me the attraction was that although we were making a winter visit the hotel has great indoor spaces and I thought there would be enough there to amuse us for a couple of days. My mother knows the area well and was happy to relax at the hotel rather than sightsee. Of course the fact that we could visit family on the way there and back was an added bonus, and because this is Ireland my cousin did of course find us a "connection" at the hotel!

Anyway just to say I highly recommend it. Yes there was a moment when I heard "Danny Boy" being sung in the bar and I thought I might died from an attack of the cliches (clearly they know their overseas clientele) but I have to say it was a VERY nice stay. It's just a beautiful property and the service is excellent, they went out of their way to make my mother comfortable. The other guests were very friendly, lots of locals at this time of the year and they had some lovely live music in the lounge at night.

I highly recommend a Lough Corrib view room.

Lots more including lots of pictures on my blog

http://www.somuchmoretosee.com/2016/05/ashford-castle-ireland.html

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement