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Gold List 2010

Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare 

Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare

Tel: 353 61 368144

At the end of a curved drive past a walled garden and lake, this 16th-century castle has paneled corridors, tasseled drapes, and coats of armor that create an "old-world feel." Rooms showcase Empire furnishings and Canovas wallpaper. The formal oak dining room serves "fresh, delicious" local seafood and meat dishes to harp strains; even the casual pub presents club sandwiches on china. Staff "do everything to fulfill your needs."

(99 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis

Overall Score: 89.5

  • Rooms: 88.5
  • Service: 91.2
  • Food: 89.8
  • Location: 92.9
  • Design: 92.2
  • Activities: 81.8
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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