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Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa

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Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa Lough Eske  Ireland
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa
While some castle hotels can feel a bit dusty—with all those heavy curtains and canopy beds—the Lough Eske Castle Hotel feels more airy and contemporary than you’d expect from a 150-year-old castle. Located near Donegal Town in the northern part of Ireland, it’s the only five-star hotel in Donegal County. And while the Elizabethan manor house was once at the center of a farm, today it’s fronted by a formal rose garden and surrounded by 43 acres of forest on the banks of Lough Eske, a 900-acre lake.

The hotel has a glass greenhouse-style spa, an indoor pool with views of the grounds, and a restaurant, Cedars Grill, which serves fresh-from-the-sea oysters and filets of Irish beef. But best of all is the lovely, generous staff: Concierges in particular quickly arrive at a first-name basis with guests as they arrange outings and grant even somewhat-annoying requests. And since all guests do here is spa, stroll, and feast, the only real challenge is deciphering the staff’s thick Northern Irish accents.

 
Lougheask Demesne, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal, Ireland
+353 74 972 5100