5 star Ashford Castle Hotel on Lough Corrib County Mayo.
Ashford Castle, in a magnificent 350-acre estate on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, is one of Ireland's most impressive hotels. As Ireland's first Forbes Five-Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With a history stretching back almost 800 years, it provides acclaimed hospitality on a grand scale.
The 83 individually designed rooms retain many original features combining the latest modern amenities. Meticulous attention to detail can be found in the unique works of art, carefully sourced antique furniture and sumptuous fabrics with custom-designed carpets, bespoke beds, feature lighting, exquisite towelling and Egyptian Cotton bed linen.
Enjoy exceptional dining in the George V Dining Room and Afternoon Tea in the Park Lounge with spectacular views. Visit the luxury private cinema and settle in with fresh popcorn, snacks and beverages and watch a variety of family favourites and all-time classics, or enjoy a romantic evening with a loved one, perhaps starting with a drink in the Billiards Room. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed including fishing, a falconry school, an equestrian centre, a 9-hole golf course and more.
Reagan Presidential Suite
The Reagan Presidential Suite is located in the oldest wing of the castle, boasting an original fireplace, a stunning antique George III-style four-poster bed, original portrait art, individually sourced antiques and spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of Lough Corrib.
This split-level suite offers two bathrooms and can be combined with two adjacent rooms - the Kennedy Suite and Corrib Lake View Room - to complete a private three-bedroom wing of the castle.
Named after US Senator Ted Kennedy, who stayed at Ashford in the early 1980s, the Kennedy Suite (one of the Castle's exceptional Staterooms) is located in the oldest wing of the castle and features an impressive selection of antique furniture, including a 19th-century walnut bed, an early 18th century Spanish Armoire and an early Victorian Rosewood centre table.
The Kennedy Suite enjoys spectacular views over Lough Corrib and can be combined with the Reagan Presidential Suite to complete a private three-bedroom wing of the castle.