Dating back to 1228 and once the estate of the Guinness family, the luxurious 5 Star Ashford Castle first opened as a hotel in 1939. In 1970 Ashford Castle was bought by John A. Mulcahy who oversaw its complete restoration and expansion, doubling its size, building the golf course and developing the grounds and gardens.
In 1985 a group of Irish American investors purchased Ashford. In the 16 years since, Ashford has been voted not only one of the best hotels in Ireland by the most discerning guidebooks, but also one of the top 50 resort properties in Europe. Ashford Castle was finally bought in 2008 by Galway hotelier Gerry Barrett.
Each guest room is individual. Many of the 83 rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including Broadband connectivity and Interactive TV. Other facilities include direct dial telephone, ironing centre, music on demand, hairdryer, broadband internet and safety deposit box.
Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you here in the finest restaurants in Ireland. Chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.
As well as the outdoor facilities, Ashford Castle offers guests the ultimate in pampering as you indulge in the Health & Beauty facilities with dedicated spa treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products.
A beautiful 9 hole 2996 yards par 35 parkland course, provides the perfect environment for golfers of all ages to hone their skills. The course was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and was created with imaginative integration of natural features and hazards. Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg, Lahinch, Connemara and Westport Golf Clubs are all accessible from Ashford Castle.