Unrale News for Mayo’s Ashford Castle

Mayo may not have been re-united with gaelic football’s most glittering prize, the Sam Maguire for decades but the county does have one prestigious accolade!

Cong’s Ashford Castle has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland, in the annual reader survey of the hugely popular US travel magazine, Travel + Leisure.

In case you were wondering the cheapest room in the 800 year old castle tonight will set you back a mere 625 euro!

In all, eight luxury Irish hotels made it onto the ‘top 10’ list – with Ashford Castle coming in at number one and Ballyfin Demesne, Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Sheen Falls Lodge, the K Club, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Dromoland Castle and Adare Manor also featuring.

Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its almost 5 million readers to weigh in on their favourite hotels, cities, travel providers and more, in its annual World’s Best Awards.

The magazine has published the results of its 2020 survey, including its list of the top resort hotels in the UK and Ireland.

If you’ve just won the lotto 😉and are trying to plan your world tour itinerary, check out the list here.

Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see eight of our fantastic resort hotels appear in the prestigious Travel + Leisure readers’ survey. I would like to congratulate all eight properties – it is truly another well-deserved accolade. Our industry has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19, so this accolade is extremely welcome, as we look to the future and plan for the recovery of overseas tourism.”

A night in Mayo? Something else to save up for!