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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          • Spa
          • Restaurant
          • Swimming pool
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking
          • Beverage Selection


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Business Services
          • Kids activities or Babysitting

          TravelPod Member ReviewsDromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus

          Reviewed by vivicarroll

          I feel like a princess

          Reviewed Jun 26, 2016
          by (83 reviews) Charlotte, NC , United States Flag of United States

          This beautiful castle has been converted to a luxury hotel. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty. The rooms are large. The beds are very comfortable. The bathroom is modern with high counters and sinks which are perfect for a tall woman like me! The golf course is pristine. The food in the restaurants is excellent! Don't miss the spa! My massage was pricy, but excellent.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          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

          Arriving in Ireland

          A travel blog entry by vivicarroll on Jun 26, 2016

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          After the shortest flight ever to Europe (6-1/2 hours) I was met at the Shannon airport by the Tauck bus driver named John. He drove me and two others to the Dromoland Castle hotel. Wow! What a beautiful hotel/castle! I met Diann Clark and Ann Shaughnessy in the hotel restaurant for coffee. Our rooms were not going to be ready for several hours. We …

          Cliffs of Moher on a blustery day!

          A travel blog entry by donnartw2012 on Dec 18, 2012

          24 photos

          ... pies served in their Granny’s kitchen, (they sold the last cherry brownie to the Swiss girl in front of me. I was not happy) they raise calves on the farm and we got to say hello to a few of the residents along with Coco, the very cute King Spaniel. The Burren, or Place of Rock in Gaelic, is a UNESCO site that was created 350 million years ago. It covers 250 square kilometres in County Clare, just about an hour away from Galway. The area is known ...

          Music, Turkish Doner, and Drunk Old Ladies

          A travel blog entry by djsheed on Jul 15, 2012

          1 photo

          ... were fawning over him. Realistically he probably had his pick of the litter if he so desired. So I ended up staying for his entire set with a few of the girls. I didn't want to necessarily leave them alone. I'm sure they would've been fine on their own, but I occasionally get a little "big brother" complex.

          Around 1 AM, we left and started walking toward the Supermac's, where a couple people in our group were supposed to be. On our way, a couple of the girls and I crossed ...

          A Scattering of Random Adventures

          A travel blog entry by melepua on Feb 18, 2012

          See, I *told* you my next blog would be timely. This has been a rather fine week. Not much in blog-worthy adventures, well, maybe a bit. You be the judge.

          Friday I spent the morning going to meetings on accident. Miscommunications - me, waiting outside an office for ages, prof saying our meeting was for next week, another meeting with another prof, one prof not realizing I was meeting for a grade, have to call over other prof to get things settled. And now ...

          And We're Off!

          A travel blog entry by melepua on Sep 19, 2011

          ... it burned and then some. I nabbed a self-guided walking tour along the Medieval quarter, which kept me entertained for a few hours. If I wasn't entertained by the sights, I was entertained by the occasional bursts of rain and wind that kept flipping my umbrella backwards as I juggled keeping my map and camera from flying away. While the medieval stuff was pretty fascinating, other cities offer more that are better preserved and not surrounded ...

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