We stayed in this hotel for four days at Ashford Castle and each was unique and luxurious. The historical Castle is gorgeously set on a fantastic point on the lake. We enjoyed walks on the beautifully maintained grounds, as well as walks with the grey hounds in the mornings which was wonderful. The Spa staff and treatments were stunning, easily some of the best we have enjoyed. The boat tour was great on a splendid day out with the knowledgeable Captain sharing the beautiful history of the area. The elevation of the experience at Ashford Castle has to be the excellent service given from all staff. The extremely engagingly friendly staff is impeccable in all interaction with their guests. They made it even more special for my parents who were with me. The breakfast team need to be really applauded for their wonderful quality of breakfasts as well as their consistent, outstanding service. This is definitely an experience to have and one to repeat in the beautiful Emerald Isle.