Dromoland Castle, a luxury hotel with its roots going back to the 16th century, finished its €20 million (approximately $23.3 million) refurbishment after more than a year of work. The management, with the aid of members of the Irish Georgian Society, kept the property’s historic look while updating its room and infrastructure.
The refurbishments took over a year according to Mark Nolan, Dromoland Castle’s managing director. The improvements touched the building’s guestrooms, bathrooms, dining and lounge areas, public spaces, spa and indoor pool. The property introduced new golf carts and created new pathways. The hotel also installed a new water treatment system, refurbished the windows and fixed the stone façade.
The hotel’s updated guestrooms now feature a modern palette with contemporary Irish fabrics, custom furnishings and original artwork. Dromoland Castle hired Joseph Brennan, an Irish painter, for the guestroom artwork, creating unique, Celtic-inspired paintings for each room. Large windows allow for plenty of natural light during the day and chandeliers drive out the dark in the night.
The castle was rebuilt in 1836 and opened as a hotel in 1963. The property offers 97 guestrooms, its own Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, a spa and variety of outdoor activities.
Dromoland Castle can be found near Newmarket on Fergus in County Clare, Ireland. Guests can reach the property with a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport. It provides easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Galway, Limerick and more.
This story originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.