We recently stayed at the award winning Lough Eske Castle part of the prestigious Solis Hotels & Spa which was founded by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, who also founded the Ritz Carlton chain. The hotel is conveniently situated less than one hour from Derry with excellent daily connections from numerous UK cities to a variety of Irish airports.
Lough Eske Castle has been recognised by the Hotel industry with awards from World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Country Hotel 2009 and 2010, Condé Nast Traveller-World’s Top New Hotels, US travel expert Stephanie Abrams cited it in Top Castle Hotels 2010 and it was also awarded Ireland’s Best Spa Manager – IBPA 2009 and 2010.
The Castle service team deliver an impressively friendly proactive quality service from all departments, no surprise perhaps considering its General Manager Jeroen Quick has an absolute wealth of experience. He was General Manager with the world famous Wolfgang Puck restaurant and catering operation and he hosted President Obama’s Inaugural Ball. He also worked closely with Chicago Chef Art Smith who was Oprah Winfrey’s Chef and close contributor/friend to the Obama family.
So what does the Lough Eske Castle offer? Luxurious guest rooms including a two bed presidential suite, there’s an excellent award winning Cedar Grill Restaurant with executive Chef Philipp and for business there are Boardroom and Ballroom suites that offer functions for up to 400 guests. For relaxation you can delight in the Castle’s magnificent Spa with 8 treatment rooms, exercise in the 17m swimming pool, luxuriate in the thermal suite and even try the unique Aromatherapy Associates product range which promotes the healing powers of natural plant extracts.
Plus there’s the opportunity to engage with the great outdoors. Nestling between Donegal and the famous Blue Stack Mountains the Castle provides an abundance of options with some of the finest hiking, mountain biking and surfing in the whole of Ireland. You can enjoy fishing on Lough Eske, golf on any of Donegals four championship links courses or perhaps explore Slieve League, Europe’s highest cliff face.
For all this luxury and choice, Lough Eske Castle offers rates that are hugely competitive, often 25% more affordable than main city locations.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you, to share our wonderful experience and to enjoy true value and satisfaction from a quality venue.
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