Ashford Castle crowned best resort hotel in Ireland by iconic US travel publication

Ashford Castle has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland by readers of Travel & Leisure magazine, one of the most acclaimed travel publications in the world.

The annual Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards, which are among the most prestigious globally, are based on votes from the publication’s almost five million readers.

The luxury hotel in Mayo was deemed the number one ahead of many of the most elite and exclusive resort hotels, each of which is rated by readers on facilities, location, service, food, and overall value.

According to Travel & Leisure, the top resort hotels in Europe are synonymous with old-world grandeur, exacting service, and exceptional amenities, all of which are in abundance at Ashford Castle.

‘Winning this award and being recognised as the UK & Ireland’s number one resort hotel is a seminal moment for Ashford Castle, particularly when you consider the standard and number of wonderful properties operating in both markets,’ Niall Rochford, general manager at Ashford Castle said.

‘I’m extremely proud of our dedicated and long-serving team for consistently delivering such impeccable service and warm hospitality and this award is really a testament to them. We are particularly grateful to be presented with this accolade after the recent challenging months and it’s marvellous to be able to reopen our doors with some fantastic celebratory news.’

With 83 rooms and suites, together with a hideaway cottage, Ashford Castle sits majestically by the shores of Lough Corrib, surrounded by ancient Irish woodland and beautifully manicured lawns. It is the only hotel in Ireland to have earned a Five-Star Forbes rating.

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