Solis Lough Eske Castle

Solis Lough Eske Castle

Solis Lough Eske Castle - General Information

Solis Lough Eske Castle is a luxury five star castle hotel and spa in Donegal. It is one of the Top 10 hotels in Ireland and a winner of prestigious World Luxury hotel award, having been voted World's Best Luxury Country Hotel for the last 4 years.

The original Lough Eske castle was first built in 1474, with the oldest date stone of 1621 still remaining on the property. The current castle was constructed in 1860s but was destroyed by fire in 1939.

After the Lough Eske castle hotel was refurbished in 2007 it quickly became one of the most popular destinations in Donegal.

43 acres of woodland and beautiful Lough Eske shores will make your visit an unforgettable experience, while comfortable Drawing Rooms and our Gallery Bar will help you savour the moment with a favourite drink or two.



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History Lough Eske Castle traces its roots all the way back to the late 1400’s and the famous O’Donnell family that founded the nearby town of Donegal. The original castle was first built around 1474. A date stone of 1621 remains on the property to this day. The current Lough Eske Castle was constructed in […]

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History

Lough Eske Castle traces its roots all the way back to the late 1400’s and the famous O’Donnell family that founded the nearby town of Donegal. The original castle was first built around 1474. A date stone of 1621 remains on the property to this day. The current Lough Eske Castle was constructed in the 1860s on the site of an old Brooke mansion, but was destroyed by fire in 1939. The newly renovated Lough Eske Castle stands as a continuing testament to the rich history of Lough Eske and the surrounding region.

Solis Lough Eske Castle is part of Solis Hotels & Resorts.

Getting there

From Lifford, N15 – Traveling from Lifford through Balleybofey and Barmesmore Gap, you’ll see a pub (Biddys O’Barnes) to your left.  Continue on for another 5km and you will see a signpost on your right for Solis Lough Eske Castle.  Turn right and follow the finger signpost for another 5km.

From Silgo, N15 – Traveling from Silgo through Ballyshannon and Laghy.  Continue past the junction for Donegal Town, heading for Lifford and Killybegs, you will arrive at a roundabout.  Take the third exit for Lifford and Derry.  Continue on this road for another 1.5km.  You will see Clar Chapel on your right.  Opposite, on your left, is a signpost and a road to Harvey’s Point.  Turn left and follow the signpost for Solis Lough Eske Castle for another 5km.

From Killybegs, N56 – Traveling from Killybegs to Donegal Town, you will arrive at a roundabout.  Take the third exit for Donegal Town.  After 300 meters, take the road to your left and follow the signpost for Solis Lough Eske castle for another 7km.

Accommodation

98 total guest suites comprised of Deluxe Rooms, Solis Junior Suites, Garden Suites, and Presidential Castle Suite.

The beautifully appointed rooms feature bespoke furnishings and specially commissioned works of art, spacious bathrooms and high speed wireless internet. Many include antiques and 4-poster beds. All are decorated in calm neutral tones and offer striking views of the natural beauty that surrounds the castle.

Accommodation range from the contemporary stylishness of the Garden Suites…to the country charm of converted stables…to the more traditional elegance of the Castle Suites with their leaded windows, exquisite antiques and private access to the castle tower.

Spa-style bathrooms with boutique bath amenities and exhilarating rainforest showers. Stylish flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. Oversized windows opening onto meticulously manicured grounds.

Activities

Spa Solis

Spa Solis features four single treatment rooms, two couple suites, one pedicure/manicure room and a thermal suite with hot benches, steam sauna, luxury showers and more.  The relaxation area is equipped with six designer beds that face into the courtyard.  There is also a fully equipped fitness center including high-tech treadmills, exercise bikes and other equipment, as well as a spacious 12m indoor swimming pool with its beautiful glass atrium.

Dining

The new Cedars Restaurant combines easygoing elegance with a very contemporary sense of style.The Oak Cellar Bar is everything its name suggests, a cozy getaway with stone floors, heavy leather couches, historical black and white photographs and a clubby oak ambiance. Here, you can join in a game of billiards, or you can simply sit back and share stories of your Donegal adventures.

Next to the Oak Cellar Bar is an exposed, well stocked wine cellar.  There is also have a charming private dining room on this level with its own entrance. The room can seat up to 15 guests for meetings or special occasions, and it features a large open fireplace. The dining room itself is quite stunning with its floor-to-ceiling, button-back upholstery and modern crystal light fixtures. Glass doors open onto a lovely slate terrace with outdoor seating – a delightful place to admire the manicured lawns and woodland views.

There are organic selections and local beef. Superb Irish stew. Fresh catches from nearby Killybegs, Ireland‘s premier fishing port. And, of course, a wonderful collection of fine wines from around Europe and the world.

Golf

Nestled between Donegal Bay and the fabled Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal is a nature lover’s paradise and home to some of the finest hiking, mountain biking, and surfing in all of Ireland. Guests at the Solís Lough Eske Castle enjoy easy, close access to golf, fishing, lakeside strolls, horseback riding on the beach, and the slower paced charms of Irish village life.

There are 4 championship golf courses just minutes from the hotel. Nearby Rossnowlagh Beach — popular for surfing, kite surfing, or horse trekking — has been awarded an international “Blue Flag,” symbolizing it as one of the best in the world. With its fascinating underwater cliff faces and sizable population of colorful gobies, St. John’s Point in Donegal Bay is one of the Northwest’s favourite dive spots. You can even learn to fly at St. Angelo Airport or explore the beautiful towns of County Donegal.

Weddings / Events

The hotel can accommodate weddings, meetings, banquets, and events for up to 220 guests.

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Solis Lough Eske Castle - Contact Information

Official website: Solis Lough Eske Castle
Address: Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & SpaLough Eske, Dongal Town,Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 74 97 25100
Fax: +353 (0) 74 97 23762
Email: reservations.lougheske@solishotels.com