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Effortlessly blending the imposing facade of a Tudor castle with an opulent boutique interior, the five-star Solis Lough Eske Castle welcomes guest to acres of grounds on the ebbing shores of Lough Eske. A relaxing country atmosphere flows through the halls of this award-winning hotel, from the neutral colours and solid oak furnishings of cosy suites, to the bars and lounge adorned with an open fireplace. The establishment’s accolades from TripAdvisor and the World Luxury Hotel awards bolster the inviting environment, and visitor relaxation is catered for by a thermal suite and indoor pool. The historic castle stands amid 43 acres of lush woodlands and landscaped gardens, filled with bronze sculptures and paths to the shimmering shores of the lough. Deluxe rooms are generally 46-square metres and feature 32-inch flat screen TV, digital lock safe, Wi-Fi, and marble-tiled and double-vanity basin bathroom. Mornings start with an included buffet-style breakfast of freshly baked breads and pastries, fresh fruits, cold meats, fish and cheese, along hot option listing full Irish, pancakes, omelette or eggs cooked to taste. Cedars Grill Restaurant offers diners a ‘refined’ grill menu of domestic produce and more complex dishes of an international flavour.