Testimonials














“Magical”

My husband,3 children-10,12 and 16 and I stayed for a 1 night all inclusive family halloween break.Catherine Kenny organised the daily activities brilliantly , gifts and welcome letters in the bedroom.The children enjoyed a cruise,2 treasure hunts followed by hot chocolate,buffet meal in the dungeons and a harry potter film .We enjoyed a meal in GEORGE V restaurant and we all had a wonderful breakfast there the next morning.The bedroom overlooked the lake and gardens and had plenty of room for all of us.We enjoyed the Hawk walk and horseriding.A great stay!

“fantastic”
Trip Advisor - molly2428Nov 8, 2009

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I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Ashford Castle, with my 7 yr old son and husband.
They had a Hogwarths Weekend organised especially for the halloween period, and nothing was left to chance. It was just fantastic for both children and adults.
I must mention Catherine Kenny, who was The wizard in charge!!!!!!! She left no stone unturned and seemed to have slept in the place as she was there constantly.All I can say is well done and we will be back.

For those of you who have never been its a beautiful place . The staff are wonderful, rooms are lovely and of course the setting is amazing. Would highly recommend.

Trip Advisor -KildareCian Oct 27, 2009

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My husband,3 children-10,12 and 16 and I stayed for a 1 night all inclusive family halloween break.Catherine Kenny organised the daily activities brilliantly , gifts and welcome letters in the bedroom.The children enjoyed a cruise,2 treasure hunts followed by hot chocolate,buffet meal in the dungeons and a harry potter film .
We enjoyed a meal in GEORGE V restaurant and we all had a wonderful breakfast there the next morning.The bedroom overlooked the lake and gardens and had plenty of room for all of us.We enjoyed the Hawk walk and horseriding.A great stay! Ireland - Nov 8, 2009 (Tripadvisor)

My wife and I have just returned from a vacation in Ireland. One of the highlights of our holiday was the time we were able to spend at Ashford Castle. I would like to compliment the staff at Ashford for the excellent service provided. It is easy to appreciate why Ashford is rated as one of the world's best hotels.

I would like to particularly compliment David Concannon. David was very professional and always seemed to "go the extra mile" to make certain that we had a pleasant stay at Ashford. I am certain that he has a great future in the hotel industry.

Again, our thanks to David and the entire Ashford staff on a job well done.

Sincerely,

David & Diane Andersen
10250 Kinsella Ln.
St. Louis, MO 63124
USA


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Dear Mr Niall Rochford,

Just a note to thank you once again for the truly wonderful experience that we had while staying at Ashford Castle. Honestly ,we are really not the type of people to be staying at such a luxurious location,and we were really spoiled. The last time I had been to Ashford was in 1979 while I was a student in Rockwell catering school. So, I have been working in the hotel industry for many years, including Claridges London, and Cunard cruise lines and more recently for Albert Roux, as manager in one of his restaurants. But I have been away from that world for a few years, due to caring for my parents.

However when a good friend was visiting from Holland and I was trying to show her some of our beautiful Ireland, Ashford Castle was offering a special deal and I could not resist.

Mr Rochford, I really want to thank you once again for a wonderful stay , and also a huge thanks to all your staff, especially all the staff in the restaurant. They are all exceptional people,and were so kind,especially Catherine from the front office. Catherine made us feel so special, a big Thank you Catherine. I do not think that there is any room for improvement,even though as the General manager you will always feel that there is

Once again, Thank you so much.
Best wishes,

Brendan O'Loughlin

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Dear Niall,

On the night of June 1, 2009 my wife and I were in the Drawing Room listening to the piano being played by Brandon. He then started playing the Ave Maria and I looked around the room and saw another guest looking with awe at how wonderful the music sounded. I then looked outside at the fountain and the Lock it was about 30 minutes before dark the weather was perfect and for some crazy reason I had tears in my eyes.

I thought of my father and father in law and my sister, grandparents who have all died and I thought that if I am ever able to make it to heaven it might be just like this moment at Ashford Castle. I would like to thank all of you for making our 25th wedding anniversary something special.

Quint DiGiacomo

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Hello!

I just wanted to thank you for taking such good care of my sister! She called back to the states after she arrived; and your hotel has made quite an impression on her! Thank you so much for making the day memorable!

I hope also to visit your hotel when I make it to Ireland.

Thank you so much! and best regards,

Marianne Hughes

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Dear Mr. Rochford,

Back in Switzerland, we want to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in the Ashford Castle. Our fifth visit to the Castle was again a full success. We want to express our thanks to the staff of the Castle for its professionalism and kindness. We enjoyed very much our Suite 430 and hope we shall have the chance to get it again during our next stay, probably in August 2011.

Best regards
Willy & Ursula Rohrbach - Berger
Switzerland

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Dear Monica

We have just returned to London from an amazing weekend. Thank you so much for all your help, not to mention patience(!), in organising such a wonderful evening for my father's 80th. It really was such a special occassion for him. The rooms were wonderful & everyone at the Castle went out of their way to make us all feel very comfortable. The beef received ALOT of compliments, so please do pass that on to Stefan. The menu cards caused alot of laughs - so thank you again for helping me organise these, and for going out of your way to help us. Please pass on my thanks to Robert & Martin. They both took such good care of us all at dinner. I sadly couldn't find either of them the following morning to say thank you, before we left . Would you also kindly assure Robert that the majority of us all enjoyed the red wine!!! (........he'll know what I mean!!!!)

With many thanks again,
Natalie & Pierre

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Good morning,

Not only was the Shelbourne first rate, but Ashford Castle was perhaps the best hotel/visit experience of our lives: it was so wonderful, mysterious and beautiful - we went horseback riding through an ancient forest, had amazingly good food all around, and I personally revelled in the joy that is - GUINNESS draft!!!  We believe our room in the castle was actually haunted by a kindly medieval warrior whose face we discovered carved in the woodwork downstairs. 

I look forward to doing it all again in a couple years - but I will definitely spend one more day in Ashford!  Cheers! 

With many thanks again,
Burke Wiest

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