The Lodge at Ashford Castle
“Wonderful surroundings and facilities and a fluid dining experience” - AA Inspector
CONG, COUNTY MAYO
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We have completed a submission for the GBAC Star. We are operating a temp check on all staff suppliers and contractors coming into the property, they must go through our health check kiosk before every shift. please note the risk assessments is for only the accommodation department as a sample we have a very detailed assessment for all departments.
Our Inspector's view
This charming hotel, as the name suggests, is in the grounds of Ashford Castle; itself a large 5-star sister hotel. The original part of The Lodge is Victorian and was the estate manager's house back in the day. The first-floor restaurant (there is also a brasserie on the ground floor) offers stunning views over Lough Corrib as do some bedrooms; these are spacious, well equipped and suit leisure guests particularly well. The team are welcoming and friendly.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 65
- Family rooms: 20
- Bedrooms Ground: 20
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Babysitting service
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Golf Course
- Hard Tennis Court
- Private fishing
- Gym available
- Weekly Entertainment
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 160
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Double room, minimum price: £165
- Maximum number of guests: 186
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About the area
Discover County Mayo
County Mayo is the third largest county in Ireland and is named after the village of Mayo, which these days is known as Mayo Abbey and has a population of less than 500. The county town is Castlebar, which is significantly larger at around 10,000. Mayo is a remote, sparsely populated county with a landscape of boglands, lakes and mountains. Among its many islands there are some real gems. Achill Island is reached by a small causeway, and is the largest of Ireland’s islands. Its economy depends mainly on tourism as little of it can be cultivated, being mostly mountain or bogland.
The cliffs at Keel have weird rock formations, and boats can be hired to get the most of the dramatic scenery. There are also plenty of stone circles and dolmens dotted about inland.
Clare Island is in Clew Bay, and rises to a height of around 1600 feet (500m). It is popular with walkers, anglers, sailors, divers and nature watchers; wildlife includes dolphins, seals, otters, and the rarely sighted chough. A square tower on the island was the HQ of Grace O’Malley, the 16th-century pirate who declared herself Queen of Clew Bay.
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