Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Donegal
Reviews - Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Getting better by the month- give this Castle a 2nd chance.from Quality-men
The rooms are beautifully appointed and the Castle itself is a wonderful truly inspired blend of the period original & the contemporary. The Restaurant is improving, serving Irish cuisine with an International flare, great wine list and good service. There are a lot of comments especially from locals about the Hotel, due to the fact that the Castle has been part of their Heritage for years, but many of them have not visited, so their comments may be discounted from the outset.
For those people who enjoy, Ashford, Dromoland, Castle Leslie, Adair, please give this one a go. Again as you read on many reviews, Ireland needs some competition to these established properties, who believe that they can charge what they want for mediocre service & cold bedrooms.
Take your significant other & enjoy!
terrible managementfrom katie27
During the nite the fire alarm was set off by a staff member by accident (whilst hoovering). The staff did not know how to reset the system. However after a lot of noise a guest resolved the problem by finding the fault and resting the fire alarm panel. THIS HOTEL NEEDS TO TRAIN THEIR STAFF IN MATTERS CONCERNING FIRE SAFETY . To end our stay the way it began we had to queue out the door in the morning for breakfast even though the dinning area was not completely full. Again Staffing Problems.
The evening was great once the band eventually got started, but at the end of the day. the bride and groom were very disappointed.
The Setting Here is Ideal For a Wedding BUT the Rest Of Your Day Could Be Ruined BY BAD MANAGEMENT. This does not deserve 5 stars,
Another disappointment in Irelandfrom Openstudio
Definately not 5*.from mrGuss
A few minor niggles: The UHT milk in the room to have with your hot drinks was some of the worst I've ever tasted! A carton of fresh milk could be put in the minibar fridge like in other hotels I've stayed in.
No bubble bath in the bathroom!!
The restaurant: We ate there on the Saturday night and can only say it was a disappointment. The service went from being incredibly efficient to painfully slow! Also the food was nothing special and not what you expect in a five star.
In all fairness the above are probably teething problems and didin't marr what was a superb stay in a stunning hotel. All the staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and are all ready looking to go again soon.
Fantastic hotel in lovely Donegalfrom Annmurphy
Just had to share our experience of a fantastic trip to The Solis Eske Castle in Donegal.
We were only able to stay for the one night, but what a fantastic time we had. It was a suprise night away for my husband's birthday, and I couldnt have taken him to a nicer place.
Every thing about Solis Eske is what you would expect from a five star hotel, it was originally a castle, and it fashioned in this style, the standard to which it is finished off is so impressive, and the gardens lovely and so well laid out. Our bed room and bathroom were just superb, the food was beautiful. The spa which is set in the hotel gardens, is heaven.
The staff of this lovely place, couldnt do enough for us, they were so friendly and helpful, and a special word of mention for the very talented singer piano player who entertained us so imressivley.
All being well we hope to return to this lovely place, as it really is a gem in lovely Donegal
The decor is a wonderful mix of traditional with a modern twist , which works wonderfully well.
Our bedroom was very large with lovely little touches - I loved the coffee. The bathroom was really well laid out very roomy.
We used the pool and spa which has a great hydrothermal suite with a relaxation room next to it. A great way to put in a Saturday afternoon!
We had one evening meal in the hotel which was of a very high standard with service to match.
I have had better hotel breakfasts paticularly choice of fruit and cereal also no porridge on buffet, however you can order this from the kitchen. I feel a bit picky saying this as the breakfast again is of a high standard.
We didn't really want to leave the hotel as it was so comfortable and welcoming.
This is definately a hotel to visit if you want to forget the outside world and get away from things for a while! One can truly relax here - believe me!
The icing on the cake was the hotel staff. We experienced a very high level of service . The service seemed genuinely heartfelt. This level of sevice is so rare to find nowadays . I hope this hotel continues as it has stated out.
We stayed 2 night and hopefully our next stay shall be for longer.
My Romantic Suprise Marriage Propsalfrom NuttyLou
So for anyone who wants to be spontaneous and incredibly romantic, this castle is the place to go!
Absolutely Stunningfrom happygurl
The rooms huge with all the little extras one hopes for, bathrobes, slippers nice toiletries and candle in bathroom. Service at night with ice for drinks etc. The spa is gorgeous and we had the whole pool and hydrotherapy area to ourselves, well thought out changing rooms and pool area.
The gardens will be stunning when a little more mature and the hotel receptionist mentioned they were going to be looking into road signage because we found it quite difficult to find long winding backroad up to a hidden gate which we actually passed before turning around and finding on the way back so just watch for the big rock on the right hand side with hotel name.
5star absolutely and I hope the service just dosent slip this is the nicest thing about the hotel keep up the brilliant work, we will be back.
An unexpected delighht in Donegalfrom tripledub
Top Local Tips for Donegal
Harvey's Point Go the nearby Harvey's Point hotel for a meal. The hotel is a little dated lloking but the meal was amazing, and the service couldn't be faulted. Also the views are sublime. Go on a Friday and enjoy the local entertainment put on in the bar!
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Salmon Inn Excellent seafood restaurant overlooking Donegal Bay
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- Address: 1 Lough Eske - Donegal - Ireland
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