Dromoland Castle Hotel

Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland | 5 star castle
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This 5 star castle, located on Limerick-Ennis Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus, is near Dun Aengus - The Fort of Aonghasa, Dromoland Castle, Clare Heritage Centre, and Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus

      Pure Enchantment


      Everyone's drean come true. A real old-world castle, complete with towers. A tower room is the most romantic, but you have to climb a long circular staircase (no elevators in a castle). The staff is impeccable, food is delicious and the golf course surrounding the castle is perfect in every way. You can't go wrong!

      Upscale tourist trap


      I'm sure the Irish staff must have a good laugh afterhours at all the ridiculous Americans willing to pay this much for an "authentic" castle stay. I was there at Thanksgiving and there wasn't a European in sight who wasn't paid to be there. Except for minimal exposed stonework, you could be in a luxury hotel, surrounded by a golf course, anywhere in the world. There is very little in the restoration that imparts a historical character to the property. The food was mediocre, but still expensive, and if you're vegetarian, don't expect much. Save your money, tour a castle in the daytime, and stay at a bed and breakfast instead.

      Extraordinary exerience


      We went for a family wedding and had the time of our lives! The entire romantic notion of a castle, the impressive grounds, the grandeur, the old-time ambiance of nobility and class could be very intimidatiing --- but the service was impeccable and the staff extremely friendly and service-oriented. Worth every penny, both for the quality of our stay, and the memories we'll have for years to come.

      Perfect on top of perfect


      Went there for a couple of days so as to make sure I had a romantic place to ask my girlfriend to marry me. We stayed there the whole trip. Can't say a bad thing !! We even met Bono there one morning. Everything was perfect - and she said yes !! Everyone should be so lucky.

      Best Hotel Experience Ever


      We had a fantastic time here and can't wait to return. It was a trip back in time. The castle and its grounds are fantastic to explore. The meal we had in the dining room was the best we had in Europe. The room was so nice that we almost hated to go out! All of the staff were wonderful. We will never visit Ireland again without staying here.

      Beyond all expectations!


      We spent the last night of our Sceptre Tours package at Dromoland and it was incredible! My boyfriend and I have both traveled extensively and we agreed that we have never stayed somewhere so perfect. In addition to the beauty of the place, the staff really make you feel like royalty. Everything is so stunning, but completely without pretension - a rare combination at places like this. Definitely splash out and stay here sometime if you can!

      Best Hotel I've Ever Stayed In


      If you ever plan to spend the money on being treated like royalty, this is the place to do it. You'll find every staff member open, friendly and unpretentious. The rooms are amazingly clean and beautifully appointed - I mean even the lowest priced room they have. The food is wonderul. There was nothing that wasn't perfect at Dromoland. No, I don't work there. :)

      A little bit of heaven


      We have stayed at Dromoland Castle 5 times and each stay has been like a little bit of heaven. The staff is very professional and service minded. The dining room deserves the Michelin star rating it has received. Elegant Irish hospitality prevails!

      Beautiful, elegant and worth every penny.


      We stayed at the Dromoland Castle on our honeymoon and it was amazing. We had a huge stateroom that incorporated two floors of a tower. The food was wonderful and you did not have to eat in the main dining room every night. We ate in the common rooms too, as well as in our suite. The golfing was world class and the grounds are spectaular. My husband and I were definately the amoung the youngest persons there (we where both 30 at the time) but we had a great time. Also, there are a good amount of sights to visit in the area.



      dromoland castle is like no other. it was one of the most relaxing places to visit. stayed there in 1999 and am going back in a few months.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Newmarket-on-Fergus

      Honeymoon Day 6

      A travel blog entry by chris.wueste on Nov 27, 2014

      Happy Thanksgiving!!!

      Today completely surpassed all expectations. This entire trip has outdone itself each and every day. Just when we think the hotel can't get any better, it does. Just when we think we've seen the most beautiful scenery, the country blows our mind and shows us another part of nature that Chris and I could never even …

      It's good to be the King/Queen

      A travel blog entry by ginni53 on Sep 14, 2014

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      We headed out from Killarney on a quiet Sunday morning for Tralee, I just had to see the place where Nancy is from. We parked and wandered thru the center of town. We saw St. John's Catholic Church, which had these beautiful arches down the nave. Good thing we were there between services.
      After a coffee it was back on the road to Tarbert. This …

      Transvestite Liz Taylor or a Robin?

      A travel blog entry by djsheed on Jul 09, 2012

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      The day started off with class at 8:30 AM, which was fine. I ate three eggs and a ****** apple, but it got me by for the morning. At 12:30 PM, class ended and I had some lunch and got some fruit and instant coffee with a sexy name, called Instinct.

      That evening, some of the girls in our group decided that they would make tacos for the lot of us, so we had a "family dinner." Some of the people in ...

      A Scattering of Random Adventures

      A travel blog entry by melepua on Feb 18, 2012

      ... a white blanket of hail crashing down. Less than 5 minutes later, the sun shone again and not a cloud was in the sky (save a few little fluffy ones). Limerick weather will always amuse me. My cycling buddy came over, so off we went cycling into town, taking a slightly longer path through some greenery and posh homes I haven't seen before, then back to UL. When we were in town, a few tourists asked directions and my friend gave terrible directions in typical Irish ...

      All of your questions: Answered

      A travel blog entry by melepua on Sep 06, 2011

      ... to pick out my clothes for the day. I have a double bed that came with a duvet and cover, bottom fitted sheet, and three pillow cases for two pillows. I thought this was an interesting combination, shrugged my shoulders, and bought a top sheet, until a few days later I learned that I wasn't supposed to have any sheets or pillow cases at all. It's very comforting to know that I am sleeping on bedding left over by the last tenant. The six of us ...