County Mayo, Ireland
Originally built in 1865 for the Estate Manager of 800-year-old Ashford Castle, our elegant white-washed Lodge has views to rival the best in the world. Windows frame inspiring vistas out over placid Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s largest lakes, backed by the rolling, emerald hills of Connemara.
The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional collection of estate activities. This is one of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.
The hotel will reopen 2nd June. We very much look forward to welcoming our guests back to the Ashford Estate.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Our award-winning hotel has sea and mountain-facing luxurious rooms and exquisite dining experiences, including the Café Grill and the Azure Restaurant, famous for its seafood and fine dining. The Leopard Bar offers the most delicious cocktails and breath-taking sunsets. Discover scenic mountain trails and the healing holistic Spa with a stunning outdoor gazebo.
We are proud to have long-standing relationships with some of Cape Town’s most significant personalities and offer a range of uplifting experiences. Just a few examples: an unforgettable helicopter trip with Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s warder and close friend, who can tell Madiba’s story like no one else; paddling with penguins on an exclusive kayak tour; or foraging for botanicals to craft a bespoke G&T with our mixologist.
Our restaurants are consistently rated amongst Cape Town’s best, from the refined and special retreat of Azure Restaurant, to the laid-back charm of The Café Grill, infamous for Sushi By The Sea. Executive Chef Christo Pretorius uses only the finest, sustainable and organic ingredients, accompanied by hand-crafted wines from sister property Bouchard Finlayson selected by our sommelier Gregory Mutambe.