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4.7 out of 5

"lovely quite location, excellent facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. All the staff loved their job/work and could not do enough for their gue ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 20 Nov 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Lough Eske Castle. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Bluestack Mountains. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking, plus 3 restaurants. This 5-star hotel has 96 rooms over 3 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a deep-soaking bathtub in each room.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free secured valet parking and secured self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine at Cedars Restaurant, one of the property's 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Indulge with manicures and pedicures, body wraps or facials at the spa
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the comfortable guestrooms and the breakfast
  • Steps from Bluestack Mountains and 9 minutes by car from Donegal Castle
  • Cats and dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Courtyard

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room (Guest Room)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Garden Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lough Eske Castle ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lough Eske Castle

Everyone (10)
5 out of 5
lovely quite location, excellent facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. All the staff loved their job/work and could not do enough for their guests. Had 6 very relaxing days in Donegal.

Posted by , from Dublin, Ireland. on 20 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5
Good experience spoilt by the price of the drinks. Dont mind paying a little more but prices of a glass of wine is ridiculous.

Posted by on 28 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Birthday Weekend

I took my wife there as a surprise and she absolutely loved it. The soundings were amazing, the hotel/castle was superp and the food was fantastic. Staff could not do enough for you and had a very friendly disposition. The whole experience was incredible.

Posted by , from Derbyshire, UK on 23 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Stay

The Warmth of the Castle and especially the Staff, made this trip very memorable.

Posted by , from Armagh on 16 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5
The most professional and friendly staff I have encountered in a hotel Ireland so far. We take regular weekend breaks and this was exceptional. What would expect for this standard of Hotel.

Posted by on 10 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Dec 2017 by Seán Carney Managing Director

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay. Your kind comments regarding the staff are greatly appreciated. Here at Lough Eske Castle we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and great memories for our guest, I am very pleased that our staff met this standard. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Seán Carney Managing Director

3 out of 5

Nice hotel close to Donegal Town

Overall experience was marred by the limited access to spa facilities. If you are a resident in a spa hotel you would expect access to the facilities. 220 euros a night [on an offer] and you only have access to the steam room and small pool area. You can pay extra if you wasn’t to use the sauna but I have stayed at other spa hotels in Ireland where this is included so was very disappointed. Breakfast was included but this was lacklustre, scones were not fresh and omelettes were thinner than crepes. Rooms were beautiful and spacious with a fabulous bathroom. Staff were courteous and attentive. No toilets in the bar and you have to go outside to get to the spa didn’t live up to expectations of a 5 star hotel

Posted by on 27 Nov 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Dec 2017 by Seán Carney Managing Director

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying with us here at Lough Eske Castle recently. I would like to thank you for the feedback you have provided concerning the thermal suite in the spa. I completely understand your frustrations regarding the use of the thermal suite. Unfortunately we have had to reinstate our existing policy due to the size of our thermal suite and to ensure that it is exclusive for guests availing of treatments in the spa. However, please be assured that I have taken your comments on board and will share your honest feedback with our team. As both the hotel building and the spa building are original structures (the hotel being the castle and spa being the glasshouse), our owners were very restricted when it came to planning permission to join both buildings. This is something however that they are looking into for the future improvement of our hotel and facilities. Thank you once again for your feedback and I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa. Best Regards, Seán Carney Managing Director

5 out of 5

Luxurious Hotel in beautiful surroundings

Pros: The setting, the rooms, the friendly staff, the quality of food - I liked everything about the hotel.
Cons: Can't think of anything that could be improved.
Location: Excellent location although a bit isolated and you need a car or need to rely on taxis.
This is a stunning hotel in beautiful surroundings just a 5 minute drive from the town of Donegal. All the staff were professional and friendly without being intrusive. The room was very large with a very modern bathroom. The food in the bar was very good quality and the choice of food at breakfast was huge. All-in-all a lovely hotel that I would highly recommend.

Posted by , from Milton Keynes on 9 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov 2017 by Seán Carney Managing Director

Dear Edward, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for staying with us here at Lough Eske Castle recently. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay and that you would highly recommend the castle. Your feedback regarding the Castle, your guestroom and the staff are fantastic. I am delighted to hear your enjoyed you’re time at Lough Eske Castle and the high level of service you received during your stay. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the castle on your next trip to Donegal. Best Regards, Seán Carney Managing Director

5 out of 5

Victorian castle set in lovely grounds

Pros: Castle in the country
Cons: Queen Anne rooms show their 1960s renovation and lack character
We booked a Queen Anne room at a special rate. On arrival the Queen Anne room was fine but uninspiring, but luck for us there was a leak from the gutter outside and so we were moved to a new (and stunning) room.

Posted by on 20 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely relaxing spa break

Beautiful spa facilities, excellent staff. Stayed in a courtyard room which was very comfortable, beautifully decorated. Bar food was delicious and staff were very attentive. Overall a beautiful 5 star hotel with great facilities and excellent staff, will definitely stay again!

Posted by , from d on 31 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Oct 2019 by Donal Cox, General Manager

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your 5 ot of 5 rating, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lough Eske Castle in the near future. Best regards, Donal Cox General Manager

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 16 October 2020 to 30 November 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Lough Eske Castle offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business centre and a limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 549 square feet (640 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A fitness centre, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Lough Eske Castle. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 5-star Donegal hotel is smoke free.

  • 96 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 549 sq ft of conference space
  • 640 sq. m of conference space
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (228.5 km / 142 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Lough Eske Castle offers 96 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Cedars Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Gallery Bar – This bistro specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Father Browne Bar – This bistro specialises in Irish cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Spa Services

The on-site spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 30 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Castle Solis
  • Eske Lough Castle
  • Lough Eske Castle
  • Lough Eske Castle Solis
  • Lough Eske Castle Solis Donegal
  • Lough Eske Castle Solis Hotel
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  • Solis Eske
  • Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
  • Lough Eske Castle Hotel Donegal Town
  • Solis Lough Eske Castle Donegal
  • Solis Lough Eske Castle Donegal
  • Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
  • Lough Eske Castle a Solis Hotel Spa
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.

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