11 Jan 2018
Hotel Wins Prestigious Award for Second Year Running
Ashford Castle is uniquely nestled on 350 acres of rolling West of Ireland countryside, overlooking the shores of Ireland’s second largest lake, Lough Corrib. The estate includes pristine gardens, originally created by Lady Ardilaun of the Guinness family and recently restored to their former glory during the hotel’s extensive restoration project; a 9 hole golf course; Ireland’s first School of Falconry; an equestrian centre; Ireland’s only Orvis-endorsed fishing school and newly resurfaced tennis courts, all to be enjoyed by guests of Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle.
Ashford Castle is proudly part of Red Carnation Hotels, a collection of 17 stunning properties all landmarks of history and tradition, with an unrivalled reputation for outstanding five-star hospitality.
State of the art facilities at the Spa include an invigorating Hammam, steam room, manicure and pedicure area, a tranquil relaxation suite and five treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, where guests can indulge in a vast range of pampering treatments. The Spa offers products from organic Irish brand Voya, internationally renowned Elemis and Red Carnation Hotel’s very own B|Africa product range, previously exclusive to the collection’s South Africa properties.
The consecutive win of this award is much appreciated following the property’s massive restoration project completed in April 2015. The Spa at Ashford Castle was the final luxury instalment in the historic property’s extensive restoration. The striking French-style conservatory is adjoined to the 800 year old castle and houses an indoor resistance pool offering views across the serene Lough Corrib.
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The World Spa Awards™ were developed to highlight fairness and transparency throughout the spa industry and act as a bench mark of excellence in order to foster a new era of growth in global spa tourism.
The magnificent Ashford Castle has further cemented its outstanding reputation by adding yet another top international award to its collection. For the second year running the luxury 5 star spa has won ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa 2017’ at the 3rd annual 2017 World Spa Awards™.