In a secluded corner of the west of Ireland, through a set of magnificent medieval gates, at the top of a meandering driveway, lies something taken straight from a fairytale.
Ireland is a country famous for its incredible castles, and Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa is one of the finest examples of the vision, splendour and elegance of an era when these homes graced the country’s lush green landscape.
This magnificent Gothic castle is unique in that its history can be traced right back through the royal family who resided there. For more than 300 years, this 50-acre estate remained in the Tenison family, before falling into disrepair in their absence. In 2006, it was lovingly brought back to life by passionate Irish father and son, Alan and Albert Hanly. They restored it to its former glory while maintaining its homely feel and medieval soul, but with a modern touch of luxury, technology and the best food that the surrounding lands still produce.
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa now has 85 superbly appointed bedrooms, with luxurious and decadent furnishings capturing the original ambiance of the castle, from classic king rooms to family rooms and those with a stunning lake view - for that extra special occasion.
The latest addition to the rooms at Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa is the luxurious Castle Tower Suite, which is quite simply the crème de la crème of the rooms on offer. On the top floor of the castle, inside its iconic central tower and situated across two floors, lies a magnificent suite, the stuff of which dreams are made.
From the vintage furniture to the stunning skylight, the downstairs living room you are greeted by is tastefully decked out with a mix of the old and the new. Antique touches sit side by side with modern technology, in a space guests will spend most of their time relaxing in.
When it comes to retiring upstairs, the beautiful bedrooms provide breathtaking panoramic views of the estate. And to top it all off, guests can relax in their own jacuzzi in the large en-suite bathroom, complete with his and hers sinks, a separate shower, comfortable bathrobes and slippers, and a selection of award-winning Elemis amenities.
Open now, the all-new Tower Suite comes complete with temperature-controlled air-conditioning, a wide-screen HD television, and an intimate dining area with Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary still and sparkling water.
The discreet service and luxurious furnishings of the Douglas Hyde Restaurant offer a perfect setting in which to enjoy the delicious food on offer, accompanied with wines that have been carefully selected from vineyards across France, Italy, Spain and further afield. Executive head chef, David Porter and his team produce culinary sensations with mouth-watering a la carte and table d’hôte seasonal menus.
The Drawing Room is the castle’s main reception room and is worthy of its name. It features a bay window with uninterrupted views of Lough Meelagh and is a wonderful area in which to relax by the enormous Inglenook fireplace, itself a renowned architectural feature of the castle.
An extensive and delicious bar food menu is available daily in addition to traditional afternoon tea, which includes a selection of delicacies baked in the kitchen.
The world class spa and thermal suite creates an oasis of calm for guests to relax and unwind in, with luxurious individual treatments and retreats carried out by highly qualified therapists.
The leisure club offers many facilities, such as an 18m pool, a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, as well as a gym and fitness studio.
The team at Kilronan Castle are dedicated to providing the highest level of luxury, comfort and service. You will enjoy old world elegance with modern day comforts. One step inside Kilronan Castle and you are at home. With its warm and friendly atmosphere, the team at Kilronan will see to your every need.