Dromoland Castle is a 5-star hotel that occupies a magnificent neo-Gothic castle that dates back to the 16th century. It was formerly a royal seat but following a sympathetic and careful conversion it is now a superior luxurious hotel. Situated amongst 400 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds with its own glistening lake, it is a naturally beautiful setting. It is situated in the beautiful countryside of County Clare and is conveniently located close to many attractions and places of interest, and offers easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way. It is one of Ireland’s grandest and distinguished luxury hotels and guests who stay here will get to experience what it is like to live like royalty, in this sumptuous and setting where the service is exceptional, and provide all the creature comforts visitors can expect. It is not surprising that many notable guests have stayed here over the years.
A stay at Dromoland Castle is a delightful blend of old world style and elegance complete with modern day comforts. The interior as expected is sumptuous and harks back to a former era of grandeur with relics of this time, with its sparkling vintage chandeliers, grand staircases, oak panelling and ornate fireplaces gracing the elegant hallways and beautifully and lavishly furnished rooms, that still retain many original architectural features. The setting and experience is sheer opulence.
Guest rooms are spacious and have a refined elegance that is synonymous of the period, the rooms have been individually designed to reflect their original style. Rooms are complimented by antique furniture, fine and luxurious furnishings and paintings. They are well appointed and have many modern amenities, with many extras to ensure a memorable stay, The rooms in the main wing are the most elaborate with extras such as four poster beds. Some rooms have delightful lake views.
The old age tradition of Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the warm and cosy gallery, with its plush sofas with plump cushions.
Fine dining can be enjoyed in the Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant, an award winning and Michelin star restaurant, that substantiates the hotels reputation for excellence. The interior is rich and luxurious with its oak wainscoting and rich colours and furnishings. It is a food lovers delight with its gourmet cuisine produced from the finest local seasonal produce. The menu is inspiring and creative and reflects the finest of Irish cuisine, all complimented by delicious wines.
The Fig Tree Restaurant offers an equally impressive but less formal dining experience. Food is served from noon to late and the menu features a selection of delicious freshly prepared dishes with something to suit everyone.
The atmospheric Dromoland’s Library Bar is the place to go to enjoy delicious cocktails, sit back and relax in comfort and style whilst savouring the spectacular views of the lake.
The intimate and luxury spa complete with an indoor pool, outdoor hydro pool, sauna, steam room and a whirlpool, provides a setting of escapism and pure indulgence. The spa continues the elegance and luxury of the castle and provides a tranquil and relaxing ambience where guests can unwind, enjoy a range of beauty treatments and leave refreshed and invigorated.
On the expansive woodland grounds are an 18-hole championship golf course. Other facilities include two tenns courts, clay shooting, falconry, free bicycle rental and fishing. The grounds are ideal for jogging and cycling along the many routes. The breath-taking Walled Garden and magnificent formal gardens are a delight to stoll around as is the enchanting lake.