December 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Dromoland Castle Hotel in County Clare, Ireland
Savour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond and whose lineage goes back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, the only High King of Ireland.
Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases, meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Luxuriate in plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. Relax as our unsurpassed, experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you. The Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant offers you a heavenly dining experience that you’ll remember forever. Cocktails in Dromoland’s Library Bar are sublime, so go on and treat yourself. Appreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore). Dromoland Castle is also within easy reach of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and all the delights that County Clare and County Limerick have to offer. Conveniently close to Shannon International Airport (gateway to the US and Europe).
Location of Dromoland Castle Hotel
Nearest Airport: SNN
Amenities for Dromoland Castle Hotel
- General Information
- 100 Rooms and Villas
- 2 Restaurants
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Golf Course
- Mountain Biking
- Historic Sites
- Active & Adventure
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Dromoland Castle Hotel
My third stay at Dromoland did not disappoint...it never does. From the minute of arrival to the moment of departure -- everyone was funny, professional, and charming to be around. At any price, worth every penny! I was sad to go. For anyone arriving or departing from Shannon, it is only a 10 minute drive. A must do if luxury is your preference.
BuckyCharms - New York City, New York
I must write this review in order to let people know what can go wrong in a five star hotel. We arrived at the beginning of our 3 day stay and the welcome was superb. Porters all over the place a willingness to make us welcome. When brought to our room, we discovered that we had two single beds. When asking for a double we were told that there were none left. The room itself was disappointing â€“ nothing to discriminate it from a good four star hotel â€“ in fact Harveyâ€™s Point is far superior. That evening we dined in the Fig Tree restaurant which we found quite good. The following morning we went down for breakfast. There was an excellent selection of fruits, cold meat and cereals. After sitting down to breakfast I asked for Eggs Benedict only to be told by the Head Waiter that it wasnâ€™t on the menu so I couldnâ€™t have it. This is one of Irelandâ€™s best five star hotels! After some discussion the Head Waiter â€“ whose name I recall was Tony â€“ said that he would have it on the next day. Tony was most gracious and helpful. That evening we dined in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant which was a complete disaster. On sitting down we ordered two Martinis. We were given the menus at the same time. The waiter came back some time later for our food and wine order and we pointed out that our Martinis had not arrived. He took our order and said the drinks would arrive immediately. However, five minutes later our starter arrived! A bit put, out I said we had yet got both our aperitives. Sincerest apologies followed, but no offer to take our starters back. The other drink appeared soon afterwards â€“ but no sign of the wine. I again waved my hand and explained the situation. Sincere apologies again and the wine arrived five minutes later. The dinner was so nondescript that I cannot remember what I ate â€“ only one month later. Wait, there is more! On receiving the bill I noticed that the Service Charge(15%) was high and asked to see the Head Waiter. Who arrived, but the hapless Tony. I explained the situation and Tony said that the service charge did not include VAT. I find this is a complete rip-off. After more discussion Tony, without prompting, deducted the Service Charge and the aperitives from the bill. The following morning we arrived down to breakfast only to meet Tony again(he must work 24/7) He served my Eggs Benedict as promised. Unfortunately the Hollandaise had split and the eggs were hard! I hadnâ€™t got the heart to complain to Tony. I didnâ€™t go for Breakfast on day 3. Overall a below average stay at a Castle supposedy one of the best in Ireland.
John P - Dublin, Ireland
The staff was amazing. The castle was beautiful. I really wish we had booked 2 nights. There is so much to do and we didn't have the time to do it all. Breakfast was very good. We ate dinner at the Inn. One of the staff members drove us over and came back to pick us up. Wonderful place to stay!
This hotel is magnificent, it is a wonderful experience to stay there. The management and staff are so friendly, welcoming and very helpful and the food is absolutely superb. Look forward to a return visit in the near future.
Overall, we had a lovely stay and wished we didn't have to move on to our next location so quickly. The staff is awesome! When concerns were raised the staff were right there with solutions. I will recommend the Castle to others and hope to return for a longer stay next time.
David H - Riverside, California