"Beatiful, remote location"
Large room overlooking the garden. Staff was friendly, effecient and knowledgable. The Connemara penisula scenery is very dramatic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful location, great service, nice rooms. Would highly recommend the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location is a bit off the beaten path but it was as though we were dropped into the time period of the Titanic and staying at a resort where the wealthy would relax. The hotel and rooms were very Victorian and the breakfast superb.Genuine Expedia guest review
"For a luxury getaway, this is the place!"
Beautiful house and grounds, attentive, friendly staff, welcoming owner...it was like visiting in someone's (very nice!) home. The hotel is several kilometers from the nearest town/village over the usual difficult roads, but the house and grounds are a destination in themselves, especially if you're a gardener,and we felt no need to leave them during […] our two-night stay. I would definitely recommend Cashel House Hotel to anyone looking for a truly luxe experience of country house living. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Dog Friendly Hotel"
Great location for touring around Connemara. Hotel is a great old world hotel with acres of gardens. We had our dog with us and he was made very welcome. My only minus is that the hotel bar is extremely quiet, a little background music would not go amiss.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Over-priced but nice"
Our stay here was just 1 night and although it was nice, we thought it was over-priced. It seems as though the reliance is on the house and its grounds to sell itself, however we found the staff and atmosphere quite cold, as was the shower, which took about 10 minutes to heat up! A little but of a makeover might justify the pricetag. Overall, no real […] complaints and the food was quite nice; however I don't think I would return for €160 a night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Warm friendly staff and very comfortable room with great view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
we enjoyed every minute relaxing with excellent food and wine and silenceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved it with one small exception"
09/10/14 KatherineK54 Ghent, New York
We had a wonderful 3 night stay in August 2014. The room was comfortable, the service very friendly, and the restaurant quite good. Our one issue is the overly scented laundering of their sheets, towels and napkins. It's so string that I had some trouble sleeping, and at dinner I could smell it over my food. Please change detergents! The garden is lively too! I would stay again.
We stayed here recently and we were able to bring our dog too!!! The food served in the restaurant was absolutely amazing! The hotel is clean, and has a lovely homely feel with very happy pleasant staff! The grounds are lovely for a walk after dinner to work off all the food! Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend a visit!
"Wonderful, relaxing Hotel"
08/26/14 ds213 Dublin, Ireland
we have stayed in this hotel many times over past 40 years, still retains charm, style and place in Blue Book for very good reasons. Needs a little updating on facilities but run well and food, service and stafff top drawrer
"Old world charm"
08/25/14 WhereNextl Dublin, Ireland
Stayed in July on a 3 night package. As others have said, the hotel feels like a grand country home a bit past its best. The positives - a lovely setting, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable old world rooms, lovely seating areas, open fires lit, dining-room view of gardens, quiet, low-key, wi-fi.The negatives - expensive, bathrooms need updating, food well presented but hit-and-miss quality, bar area needs major work. Dogs are welcome in bedrooms. As I am not a dog-owner, I found the idea unhygienic, but the reality was fine. The owner's presence at meal-times added to the warmth and hospitality. Normally I prioritise modern facilities, but the charm of this hotel won me over.
"Lovely family break"
08/19/14 act76 Dublin
We stayed in the Cashel House Hotel for a weekend in July for both my parents’ significant birthdays. The hotel itself is like stepping back in time in the best possible way. It is full of charm and character. The gardens are beautiful. The staff were extremely helpful and thoughtful. My brother had booked the rooms and they provided us with a fabulous family room for 2 adults, 2 children and a baby. We wanted a fridge for the room for baby food & bottles - no bother at all and it was all set up when we arrived. The food at the hotel was fabulous. When they came around and asked if anybody wanted more my brother who had ordered fish as a main course got a second helping of lamb which was like another dinner in itself the portion was so generous. I don’t know of any other restaurant with as many accolades as the Cashel House Resaturant has that would do it. For the kids they asked what they would like to eat and made it up fresh – and not a chicken nugget in sight! They even organised a birthday cake for my father and waited until our second night to produce it as they thought the kids would enjoy it. The first morning we came down for breakfast the high chair was set up for the baby already on a table that fit our whole party. We ate at this table for the weekend. Although we were there for only 2 nights it felt much longer as it was so relaxed. There are a lot of little rooms downstairs – library, bar, children’s room and lots of old toys that my 2 girls had great fun ‘discovering the house’. The owners were so friendly and so delighted to have us all to stay and to see a family going away together. In all there were 8 adults and 3 kids. I would have no hesitation going back again and would recommend it wholeheartedly.
"A gracious taste of old Ireland"
08/10/14 mary n Darien, Connecticut
We first stayed here 25 years ago and have been back on three of our recent trips, 2 times with other couples and this July as a couple. Cashel House is elegant with furnishings, paintings, and ornaments from an older gracious time. There are sitting rooms with fireplaces burning peat or sunrooms where one can relax, have a drink, or enjoy coffee after dinner. The food is excellent and both a fixed and a la carte menu are available - my starter of grilled shrimp with a butter/garlic/bit of pesto finish served in the shell was outstanding. The gardens have many specimen plantings and are welll worth a several hour stroll.
"A touch of the old days"
07/24/14 Ronald S Belfast, United Kingdom
Driving through Connemara still takes time. The Cashel Bay Hotel is for stopping in 1930s, 1950s even comfort, with well-furnished bedrooms and lounges (and enough of those} and that distinctive mixture of service and privacy which appeals to us older 'uns. The gardens are delightful and explorable and short trips to Clifden and Killary Harbour are packed with scenery and history. Dinner was first class; the breakfast buffet was elegantly varied and included when we were there fresh - really fresh and almost sweet - gooseberries, though the kippers bore the designation "local" rather lightly. We were there for a conference on the poetry of Ted Hughes at neigbouring Doonreagan and the hotel worked hard to help all the elements of our weekend to coalesce.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
07/23/14 Sure T Dublin, Ireland
While this family run hotel does have a sense of much faded grandeur, and this can be seen in the decor and facilities, this only adds to the atmosphere and the sense of having traveled back in time when you step through the gates of this marvelous place. The reception is warm and friendly, and in an unusual plus in Ireland, dogs are welcome. Our beagle had a great time chilling out in the bedroom or snuffling round the beautiful grounds and gardens. Dogs not welcome on the lounge, bar or dining room - which is fair enough. The owner circulates during breakfast and main evening meal talking to each table of diners in turn in a touch of personal charm that is very rare in the modern hotel industry. The food is good, with the breakfast in particular being amazing (all local produce, mostly homegrown on the grounds), and dinner being good but not incredible. The house wine was very good. Pay a little extra for one of the more upmarket rooms - you will have a bit more comfort. Scenery locally is second to none- great for walkers. Don't go here if you like efficient, modern up to date facilities. Do go here for a romantic couples break, some time out to write a novel, you like time travel, or just for a quiet get away from the modern world.
"Wonderful Relaxing Hideaway"
07/17/14 pegasusIreland ireland
We stayed here for a couple of days. The atmosphere is wonderful. It is an old country house beautifully furnished and decorated. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the food is really exceptional. I would recommend this hotel to everybody.
07/14/14 Philippa1832 Abingdon, United Kingdom
The Cashel House Gardens were the most amazing wonderful surprise, they were far more extensive that first imagined and the love that has gone into the is palpable. Seeing them in June i think was to see them at their best, the roses were out the boarders were frothy with colour and the lawns immaculate. The Hotel itself felt a little faded grandure but that did not detract in anyway just added to its charms, we were greeted by very attentive staff and the lady of the Hotel was charming and spent some time with everyone during dinner. The rooms were spacious and had the best view of gardens and the bay and I did appreciate the warning of bitey things if you left your window open!!!! The weather was super, who's says it rains in Ireland??!!! Plus heaven if your a cat lover they were everywhere and charming too.
Reviews and ratings contained within this site are the subjective opinions of customers and suppliers; they do not represent or reflect Hotels.com’s position. Neither Hotels.com nor the parties involved in providing review content shall be held liable for any damages of any sort resulting from use of these reviews
We are now watching this hotel on your travel dates
( - )