The property, which is located just outside Donegal Town, was named the best luxury country hotel for 2011.
Situated in 43 acres of woodland by the shores of Lough Eske, the castle features 95 guestrooms, an aromatherapy spa, a swimming pool and the Cedars restaurant.
It also provides two bars and more than 6,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space.
Jeroen Quint, general manager of Lough Eske Castle, said the award is an endorsement of the hotel’s “first-class facilities and surroundings” and the “exceptional service” offered by its staff.
He added: “It is a huge honour to be named the world’s best luxury country hotel.
“This is also a win for Donegal, which in our opinion is Ireland’s most beautiful tourist destination and we are happy it is home to the world’s best luxury country hotel for the last three years.”
Among the other winners at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards was the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, which was named the world’s leading luxury property.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada, Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica and Diva Maldives were recognised in the categories covering ski resorts, island escapes and luxury beach properties respectively.Tags: