Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa is the only 5 star Castle located in the North West Region of Ireland's rugged and picturesque Wild Atlantic Way. Only a 10 minute drive from Donegal Town at the water’s edge of Lough Eske, near the fabled Blue Stack Mountains, escape into a luxurious world of relaxed elegance and bespoke personal service. Follow the long sweeping drive through old woodlands to a beautifully restored Gaelic Castle with its ornamental stonework and imposing 4-storey tower.
Opened since 2007 and nestled within 43 acres of forest, this lovingly restored castle-hotel, that dates back to the 1400s, blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary elegance. Whether you wish to relax and rejuvenate in the award-winning Spa Solís, indulge in a sumptuous dining experience or explore the great outdoors of Co. Donegal, Lough Eske Castle truly has it all. From the 96 beautifully appointed bedrooms & suites, the property provide a truly accommodating environment where the dedication to guests is reliable, loyal, worldly and memorable.
Recent awards include that of earning a spot as one of Condé Nast's top three luxury Ireland hotels, Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year 2017, Luxury Hotel of the Year 2017, Ulster Spa of the year 2016, Travelers Choice Award 2016, Luxury Castle Hotel & Spa of the year 2016, Venue Coordinator of the Year 2016, Ulster Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year 2015.
The Best Parts of Lough Eske Castle
Lough Eske Castle is the ideal base for exploring the rugged beauty of Ireland's incredibly scenic Northwest region and Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. A great opportunity for you to explore Donegal, play a round of golf, enjoy the great outdoors, attend a local festival or simply relax and unwind in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Explore the estate’s lakeside woodland trails, take a castle historical tour, hike in the Bluestack Mountains or head off together using the complimentary bikes at any time during your stay. Lough Eske Castle is the premier choice for a stay of any length in County Donegal.
Indulge in a sumptuous dining experience at Cedars Restaurant or the Gallery Bar. Cedars Restaurant is a casual and relaxed, yet elegant restaurant that offers an extensive grill menu. As one of the few restaurants in County Donegal that offers contemporary dining, this restaurant incorporates local produce, meats, and seafood in the fusion cuisine. The Gallery Bar is a firm favorite of Donegal locals and guests alike. Perfect for meeting up for a pint of Guinness and glass of wine or an informal bite to eat from the Gallery Bar menu, and their classic list of cocktails, aperitifs, after-dinner drinks, Irish coffees, selection of worldwide wines and a collection of over 90 fine whiskies.
- The Spa: The Spa Solís experience a place to restore body and soul comprises of seven treatment rooms, including two couple suites with a jet bath and treatment room, a fully equipped thermal suite consisting of an ice fountain, sauna, steam room, sanarium, tropical experience showers, heated bench and an infinity pool ensuring all your wellness needs.
- History Walk of the Castle: There is a History tour of the Castle every day at 11am; this is free of charge.
- Cycling of the Estate Grounds and Locality: Cycles beyond the castle estate along country lanes into the surrounding countryside
Each of these Ireland castle accommodations include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, refreshment centre, built-in cedar wardrobes with a digital lock safe, Wi-Fi connectivity, and dual-voltage sockets. Each bathroom has marble tiling throughout, a double basin vanity unit with granite top, built-in bath, separate glazed shower, and toilet compartments. Luxury robes and slippers are provided as standard.