Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Republic of Ireland

The History of Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle has a long history which is wrapped in the story of Co. Donegal and Ireland. It is a story of being carved piece by piece from local stone carried by Clydesdale horses along specially constructed roadways. It is a tale of being won, lost, ruined and restored. Powerful 14th century clans of Donegal the O'Donnells had their seat here, wealthy landowners ruled from here and Edwardian glamour was played out. In 1861 the new Lough Eske Castle, as we know it today, was built on the site of the old Brooke Mansion. Always a place for entertaining international guests since 1861, Lough Eske Castle remains full of warm Donegal hospitality today as it did over 150 years ago.

An Award Winning Destination Resort

A long list of enviable and prestigious awards has been received by Lough Eske Castle Hotel throughout the years. Recent awards include being named Ireland's Castle Wedding Venue of the Year 2021, two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence in Cedars Restaurant, Ulster Spa of the Year 2019 by Irish Tatler Magazine, Luxury Wellness Spa & Luxury Countryside Spa 2018 at the World Luxury Spa Awards, Conde Nast's Top Ten Luxury Hotels 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 in Ireland, Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year 2018 and Luxury Hotel of the Year 2017.

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Sir Basil Brooke Suite

Facing out towards the front of the castle entrance, this suite truly does make you feel like you are the lord of the castle. Spread across 1100 sq ft and comprising of one en-suite bedroom with solid oak four poster bed, soft and sumptuous bed linen, upholstered bed seat and dedicated dressing table and a spacious separate living room with dining table by the tall bay window. There is luxurious carpeting in the bedroom with timber bordering and a deep pile rug in the living area. Oak bespoke furniture decorates the room including a sofa, coffee table and traditional relaxing easy chairs with breakfast table. The suites are decorated in soft neutral colour tones that gently blend with ambient lighting to give a truly opulent touch. Your every comfort has been thought of throughout as well as all the modern conveniences that you would expect from a 5 star hotel in Donegal, Ireland. Wi-Fi access is standard as well as a 40-inch flat screen TV and refreshment station. Bathrooms feature marble tiling, twin wash basins, bath and separate rainforest shower, soft towels and luxurious robes and slippers.

This magnificent suite houses an en-suite bedroom and a spacious living room with separate doors. There is period furniture throughout with a carved mahogany four poster bed, soft and sumptuous bed linens and stunning bespoke furniture including a sofa, traditional relaxing easy chairs and a coffee table. The formally dressed windows, open fire, natural stone hearth and rich colours reflect the historic past of these atmospheric Castle rooms. There are two 40-inch flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi connectivity and refreshment station. The bathroom features marble tiling, twin wash basins, silver claw foot roll-top bath and separate rainforest shower, soft towels and luxurious robes and slippers.

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Major General White Suite

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