Christmas at Lough Eske Castle 2012
“Lough” yourself away this Christmas
Celebrate the festive season in fairytale luxury at Lough Eske Castle
If you have always harboured secret fantasies of a fairytale Christmas then Lough Eske Castle could be just what you’re looking for. Situated just outside Donegal Town, nestled in 43 acres of forest woodland hugging the shores of Lough Eske with the snow-capped Bluestack Mountains as its fitting backdrop, this lovingly restored 17th century castle has fairytale Christmas written all over it.
From its breathtaking entrance to its grand ballroom, its soothing spa to its award winning food, Lough Eske Castle is magical. It’s not surprising that it’s the only Irish hotel to claim a World Luxury Hotel Award and has won the Luxury Country Hotel title for the last three years.
For Christmas 2012, the Castle has designed a fabulous festive three night break from Saturday December 24 to Tuesday December 27 and for those intent on starting the celebrations earlier there is complimentary accommodation and breakfast on Friday, December 23, subject only to availability for those booking the Christmas Package.
The Lough Eske Castle Christmas Break includes accommodation in your choice of guestroom for either 3 or 4 nights, breakfast daily, dinner on Christmas Eve and St. Stephens’s Evening, Christmas luncheon and a Christmas supper buffet on Christmas Day, a mulled wine & finger food reception on Christmas Eve, outdoor activities on St. Stephen’s Day and musical entertainment nightly. Children are very welcome too and there is a host of entertaining indoor and outdoor activities to keep them occupied including “fun time” hosted by Santa’s Little Helpers on Christmas Eve and a very special visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Day.
The three-night all-inclusive Christmas Package starts from €650 per adult sharing with the children’s package starting from €150 per child.
For more information or to book, contact the hotel on +353(0)7497 25100 or visit
Lough Eske Castle is also available for Christmas Day lunch from 2pm to 4.30pm at €79 per adult and €39 per child, under 12 years of age. To reserve your table, please call +353 (0)7497 25100.
New Years Eve
New Year’s Eve dinner reservations in Cedars Grill Restaurant from 6pm to 10pm from €55 per adult. Entertainment in the Gallery Bar afterwards. To reserve your table, please call +353 (0)7497 25100.
Treat someone you love to a gift from Lough Eske Castle this Christmas, choose specific gifts from Spa Solis or a gift card for a spa treatment, an overnight stay, dinner, afternoon tea or a cash amount. To purchase a gift, please call the hotel at +353 (0)7497 25100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lough Eske Castle's Prince or Princess Competition 2012
Be the Prince or Princess of Lough Eske Castle.
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa is giving one lucky girl or boy the chance to treat them self and their class this Christmas.
All primary schools in County Donegal have been asked to invite pupils to write about the Little Christmas Tree!
The winning child will become the Prince or Princess of Lough Eske Castle for a day as he or she will officiate at the annual switching on of the festive lights at the Castle on December 2nd at 3pm.
The lucky winner will also be treated to overnight accommodation in the Presidential Suite at Lough Eske Castle with his/her parents or guardian on the night of December 3rd, dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning.
Furthermore, the winning child is to invite their entire class to a Solis Signature Teddy Bear Tea Party on the afternoon of December 2nd, at 3.30pm.
All schools in County Donegal have been asked to participate in the hopes of making some Christmas dreams come true this year.
Brainstorming knights at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
From cosy nights brainstorming in front of the fire, to away days spent hiking the fabled bluestack mountains, businesses of all sizes and professions will enjoy discovering the hidden secrets of Donegal, with a stay at Lough Eske Castle – the perfect venue for a staff groupcation.
Lough Eske Castle named Castle Venue of the year
February 2012: Lough Eske Castle enjoyed a double celebration at last night’s prestigious WeddingsOnline.ie awards ceremony, where the five-star rural haven was crowned Castle Venue of the Year, and their resident wedding organiser; Noreen Lyons was named, Wedding Venue Co-ordinator of the year.
Lough Eske Castle Wedding and Spa Open Day
Lough Eske Castle Wedding & Spa open day
Lough Eske Castle, Donegal’s only five star hotel and the holder of The World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel Award 2009, 2010, 2011 and Ireland’s Wedding Venue of the Year award 2010 and 2011, will be opening its doors to future brides and grooms for its annual Wedding and Spa open day on Sunday 23rd October 2011.
The event, which will take place between 12 noon and 6pm, will give couples the chance to view the hotel and its facilities as well as experience it as a venue not just for wedding receptions but also for civil ceremonies. The Castle’s experienced wedding team will be available on the day to give one-on-one consultations and ideas for planning the perfect wedding. Those who book their wedding at the open day will receive €1,000 in vouchers to be redeemed against various wedding suppliers in attendance.
Whether your wedding is an intimate family affair or a grand celebration for up to 280 guests, Lough Eske Castle can create your dream day. From music to the menu, the hotel’s wedding co-coordinator will work with you to plan every detail. With exceptional service and gourmet cuisine, Lough Eske Castle’s wedding team will do whatever it takes to make your wedding day a dream come true.
Couples are free to call into Lough Eske Castle at any point during the event. For further information please contact Noreen or Marleen on Tel: +353 (0) 74 9743152 or visit www.solislougheskecastle.com
World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel award for the 3rd year in a row
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa has won the World's Best Luxury Country Hotel award for the 3rd year in a row.
Lough Eske Castle in the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List
The Condé Nast Traveller, the bible of world travel, has named Solis Lough Eske Castle in their 2008 Hot List for Top New Hotels.
WInner of Best Service Award at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2011
The Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2011 awarded Spa Solis with The Best Service Award.
Tatler magazine reads.... "The warmest of welcomes, impeccably turned out staff and very knowledgeable therapists has put Solis Spa at Lough Eske Castle at the top of our Best Service Category, taking home the award. A painless reservation process, competently dealing with challenges and changes that our judge threw at them and friendly introductions got the staff at Solis off to a good start, while attention to consultations forms and suggested therapies were second to none. Pre and post treatment service made this spa stand out above others, with excellent reading material and a fully stocked changing room with complimentary products that make sure you are ready to go straight from the spa when you are finished; excellent attention to detail. All in all, a fabulous offering, made perfect by exceptional service"
Best Loved Hotels of the World 2011/2012
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa has been designated A Best Loved Hotel.
Donegal’s 5-star Hotel Celebrates Win For Second Year
One of Ireland's most popular and Donegal’s only 5-star hotel, Lough Eske Castle has received prestigious international recognition after being named the World’s Luxury Country Hotel for the second year in a row by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Spa Solis Lead by Ireland’s Best Spa Manager
The IBPA Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2009 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, celebrate the annual achievements of Ireland’s professional Beauty, Nail, Make up and Spa sectors.
Hat-Trick for Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Hot on the heels of being named the world’s top luxury country hotel, Donegal’s five-star Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel has now being named one of the world’s best castle hotels by US based travel expert Stephanie Abrams.
Winner of Taste of Donegal - September 2010
Lough Eske Castle’s new Executive Chef Philipp Ferber gave a taste of things to come for hotel diners as he claimed the Taste of Donegal Culinary Contest on his debut in the Taste of Donegal Culinary Contest, as part of last weekend’s Donegal Food & Wine Festival.
Voted #1 Hotel by My Guide Ireland - December 2009
Solis Lough Eske was named the #1 Hotel in Ireland by My Guide Ireland.
Hotels were rated by our guests on 7 categories including hospitality, accommodation, food, exterior, facilities, location and value. We are honoured to be at the top of this list.
World Luxury Hotel Award Winner - December 2009
Donegal’s only 5-star hotel Solis Lough Eske Castle has been named the world’s top Luxury Country Hotel at the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony held in Bangkok, beating off competition from around the globe.
Lough Eske Castle - Irish Wedding Venue of the Year
Irish Brides have declared one of the country's newest hotels, 5-star Lough Eske Castle, Donegal Ireland's top wedding venue for 2009 in an awards scheme to mark the 10th anniversary of Ireland's most popular weddings website, WeddingsOnline.ie