Absolutely beautiful place to spend a night or two. Beautiful historic Castle with all the mod cons for a most comfortable and luxurious stay. Wonderful food in a super dining room with majestic views to the garden. Total relaxation is the order of the day . More...
Wonderful hotel, great experience we loved it
Well worth a visit, a great wedding venue, very helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
We've had very nice stuff beautiful and comfortable rooms highly recommended to stay with a beautiful function room for a wedding
Stunning setting and warm friendly staff. Unique and beautiful in every way.
The best wedding venue I've ever been to by a country mile.
Nettes Personal leicht zu erreichen da gibt es leckeres essen viele Parkplätze
Beautiful spot and an ideal wedding venue
Beautiful. A must visit.
A beautiful setting for my daughter's wedding all was excellent food, accommodation staff. An excellent day all round
Like a hidden gem, it is a special experience, I got invited to a wedding here. I had the best time of my life in recent years. I have never ever been made feel so comfortable as a guest. Small Hotel Castle; food delightful, staff are down to earth and can't do enough for you; easy to talk to and with, thence they help to create a quite relaxed atmosphere within a refined setting. My children ran around with other kids squealling with joy. Beautiful walks with a sense of history and belonging. Couldn't praise the experience enough. And thanks for ironing my shirts - I looked a bit better on the day. Great choice by Ivan and Cathy. More...
Etain J Feeley
Fairytail Cafe, magical atmosphere
Beautiful location. Fabulous castle. Beautiful interior. Very helpful staff
Amazing venue and staff were superb.
Had a family wedding here. A very special place with beautiful grounds. The castle itself is amazing, old worldly and beautiful. Staff very efficient and the food delicious and plentiful. More...
It is a truly unique and amazing castle venue... each room decorated differently and beautifully. Food was delicious. Castle very cosy throughout and staff couldn't be more helpful. Loved the whole experience!
We had our wedding here at the end of March and would highly recommend it The new team who are looking after the venue were amazing and gave us a fantastic day - all the staff were incredibly helpful and we have a number of great comments about the staff and venue from our guests
sharon o Brien
Stunning bespoke location for weddings
Wow, perfect wedding venue
Reception welcoming with a fire place and fire lighting receptionest very nice and helpful and informative rooms kind of run down but otherwise okay mattress of beds worn out slightly and lighting in room very dark. Phones fussy in room when using them. Very hard to find a lift in the hotel but managed to find it behind a door! Breakfast not great More...
I was at a corporate event and it was fantastic, great restoration.
Too many highlights to mention. Am one of a few people who have stayed here the most. Was worried that it would lose its soul when sold by Charles but thankfully the Corscadden family have done a truly fantastic job in keeping the feeling of Markree Castle alive. You can feel it when coming up the driveway and when you enter your room,,,,wow. We have literally been over every square inch of Markree before it was sold, even down in the vaults and the old well below and when it reopened for a special one off weekend, we got the chance to stay in our beloved Room 11. Yes the magic of Markree is still there. I have no affiliation with the Corscadden family or their other fabulous castles, only to Markree. Praying that it will open as a normal hotel and not exclusively for weddings. Would love to get back for another stay. More...
lovely, romantic place to share with your partner. food was outstanding, loved our stay!
Sarah Mc Grath
Markree Castle is a beautiful hotel in magnificent surroundings. I was in the bridal party of a wedding which took place in the castle, and the day was unforgettable. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the food was great, the rooms are luxurious and it was a once in a lifetime experience. It's expensive to have your wedding here but you really get what you pay for. More...
Perfect place in perfect surroundings.
E' stata un'esperienza positiva la mia prima volta aver soggiornato anche per una sola notte in questo castello, buona cena e colazione superba. Peccato che il fantasma non si è fatto vedere. More...
We had an absolute fairytale wedding here and the staff seemed straight out of beauty and the beast—yes, that’s how wonderful they were. They made my bride feel like a princess. The giant wolfhounds walking the grounds are a spectacle to behold and so friendly. The bridal suite is incredible and every room is cozy. We would love to come back someday.Ps. Ask for a cappuccino...they’re fantastic. More...
Gertie Mc Hugh
My daughter and son in law had their wedding in markree in sept 17 and we had a wonderful day there . The castle is magical and the staff were so helpful and pleasant .The food was fabulous and plenty of it. We had the pleasure of staying in the Johnny Cash suite and it was total luxury. Hated leaving it all behind when wedding was over. More...
Enjoyed Ailbhe and Austin's wedding in Markree Castle last Saturday. Beautiful location and welcoming staff . Castle lovely and warm. Good food at reception, wedding dinner and evening food. The owners have done a great job on restoring the castle and added some lovely features. Nothing was missed as every detail was covered. More...
Amazing place for a wedding... Everything was perfect
I could not leave it any longer to leave a review. Wow!! This is probably the only word that we can use to describe our wedding experience at Markree.We honestly could not recommend this place highly enough. From the minute we viewed this venue all the way to the day after our wedding, we cannot fault the service we received. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Deirdre was fantastic and very efficient in answering our queries and getting back to our emails. Although we both live in Scotland , we found the planning and organisation of our wedding relatively effortless due to this. Nothing was ever too much to ask!! The day before our wedding and the day of our wedding, Philip co-ordinated the whole set up and running of the day making the whole process smooth and what we deem to be perfect. I have to compliment the waiting staff and bar staff for their amazing warmth and service on the day. We had quite a few comments from our guests describing the impeccable service they received. There were also many comments about the skill of the cocktail making and shot pouring in the bar area.The food was second to none. Although I may be slightly bias , I honestly think this was the best wedding food I have ever had. I must also mention the house red which also went down a treat.Thanks again for making our wedding day everything we imagined it would be and quite frankly the best weekend of our lives.Love,Emily&Dan More...
Beautiful facility, great friendly staff
wonderful romantic castle and grounds!
I recently attended a wedding at Markree and I can't recommend it enough, from the beautiful surroundings, wonderful accommodation and staff that just can't do enough for you on your special day, you won't regret your decision to choose Markree Castle
We got married at Markree Castle in May 2018 it was the most magical day, more then we could have ever dreamt for. From the first moment we met with management right up to the day we left Markree Homefarm which is on the adjoining grounds the staff were simply brilliant, they couldn’t have done more for us or our guests, nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was always warm, relaxed and welcoming,the food and drink was to die for, the bedrooms spectacular ’The castle truly felt like home, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.We couldn’t be more grateful for all the staff did Patrice and Jamie x More...
Went to a wedding here and it was a really beautiful place
So beautiful. We came for a wedding and it was stunning. The different areas are all layed out so well and they have a dancefloor and more bars in the basement, great venue.
Amazing venue. Beautiful grounds and interior. The night club in the basement for events is very well laid out in different levels to have lots of space but not feel vast and empty. Friendly staff.
MARKREE CASTLE IS A DREAM COME TRUE We got married almost 6 months ago and to be honest the only reason I hadn’t left a review sooner was because I couldn’t find the words to describe how magical the whole experience was! From the first moment we met with Philip and Cora right up to the day we left Markree Homefarm the staff were simply brilliant, they couldn’t have done more for us or our guests, nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was always warm, relaxed and welcoming, and the food and drink was to die for!’ The castle truly felt like home, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. From the bottom of our hearts Thank you Patrice and Jamie x More...
Spectacular Venue. Great food and staff. Could not fault it.
Stunning property, as I worked here about 20 year's ago the place was a little worse for wear and tear, now though it has had a transformation, a lot of money and carefull restoration, the castle looks magnificent.
a fantastic venue for a wedding the atmosphere here is spiritual and world apart from any were else it love it
Cam Chi O'Connor
Truly unique amazing experience which you'd never find it anywhere else. Must visit.
We got married at Markree in early September and it was the most perfect day. From start to finish the service was amazing and they could not do enough for us. Every single person commented on what an incredible place it was and are still talking about in now! A special thanks to Cora and Philip, keep doing what you are doing. Rebecca & Damien More...
We had our wedding at markree a few weeks back and it was an incredible experience. Everyone was remarking how lucky we were to have such an incredible venue in Sligo. Everything about the weekend was perfect - the food, the atmosphere (complete with cosy fires), the flexibility of the staff. We couldn’t have asked for more. Philip, Cora and the team did a phenomenal job in the months leading up to our wedding and on the day itself. They were calmness and professionalism personified. All our expectations were exceeded massively! More...
I cannot recommend Markree Castle enough. I got married at Markree Castle on Oct 1, 2018 and we stayed there for three nights with all of our guests. The experience is one that we and our guests will cherish for the rest of our lives. My husband and I visited a few different wedding venues in Ireland, but none of them compared to Markree. Unlike some other castle hotels, Markree has struck the perfect balance – they offer hotel-like services and comfort, but have not lost the feel of the castle. In addition, everything about Markree - the common spaces, the dining room, the grounds, and the guest rooms (all of which are recently renovated) – is beautiful. Philip, Cora and the Markree staff were all great and helped the wedding day go smoothly. They are very responsive, although very busy when weddings are going on so you may not always reach them immediately. Lastly, the location, although a bit far from major airports, is on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland and a great jumping off point for additional travel. We and all of our guests headed south via the Wild Atlantic Way after the wedding and had a great time. Our wedding day and three-day stay at Markree Castle were perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. My only recommendation for Markree is to work more closely with the brides on room assignments and provide photos as well as descriptions for the rooms. I had to assign rooms blindly - they only have a word doc with brief descriptions - no photos. More...
Great venue x weddings
Màire Ni Curta x
This is a truly magnificent Castle... I could not recommend this place enough. Just beautiful & the grounds are so perfect...you won't be disappointed!
Terry V Bush
Wow! That's all that can be said about this amazing castle. It is currently nearing the end of renovation and is strickingly beautiful. My daughter just got married there on US Labor Day. The staff handled everything so well and professionally. The service was beautiful. Even the grounds are fantastic! After talking to the staff, it was clear they were doing all the right things to make this castle perfect.I really want to give them a 6 out of 5 stars! A personal thanks to all the staff for how well they took care of us! My daughter couldn't be happier to have gotten married in Markree Castle!!! More...
At a Wedding her lately lovely location good holesom food nice experience
We were guests recently at the Royle wedding the meal was excellent beautiful setting rooms exquisite and the grounds beautiful for the Album , for a once in a lifetime remembrance I strongly recommend Markree Castle
Has to be one of the nicest castle venues in Sligo. Great for a nice wedding. Lovely Staff. Top Class. Have Worked there many times. Feehilys Florist.
Stunning just stunning. The staff are fantastic, so nice and helpful. Oh and the Irish wolfhounds roaming the grounds. I tried to fit them into my car but they wouldn't fit(not really, but I wanted to)
It was huge. Highly recommend it.
Probably the best medium sized wedding venue I've been to in recent times. Lovely with loads of different bars n places to hangout
Better than Disneyland Castle, just stunning every inch of the place.Apparently €15mil has been pumped into the place and it shows. Fantastic detail in every room, wall, garden. Had my imagination and daydreams fully ignited! More...
Absolutely stunning place, very picturesque! Good value for money
This place is a museum in itself. Great staff and well kept. It definitely offers something special and a lot of levels.
Beautiful residential castle in beautiful surroundings.
Exquisitely restored castle but it has its quirks. Staying here is a once in a lifetime experience. The castle and gardens have been exquisitely restored with modern conveniences and antique charm. The formal gardens are a delight. The food and drink are outstanding. The staff are fantastic. However, there are certain items about which the traveler needs to be aware. First, for people with mobility challenges, this may not be the best choice. It is a very old building. There are many places you can't get without negotiating stairways. Some rooms have stairs between the bedroom and the bath. Some of the stairways are grand and some are narrow and twisting. There is a small elevator which can take you from the entrance level to the main common areas and I believe that some guest rooms would be considered accessible. Many of the rooms' emergency egress plans resemble a maze. A minor nuisance is that the cell service is very poor inside the castle (It is out in the countryside, after all.) and the WiFi is not much better. It' would be fair to say that WiFi only really works in a few of common rooms. Oh, for what it's worth, there may or may not be a ghost or two but you will probably hear a few odd noises in the middle of the night. More...
Very nice place.worth to stop
Wow. History.nature.luxury. beautiful.
I stayed here for a wedding and would highly recommend it. The staff were excellent as was their service .
Nice place to stay. I had a good experience
Lovely wedding venue
Lovely place & great food the gardens are amazing.
If I could give more stars I would! We attended a wedding here and it was amazing, fantastic building, amazing food and service, and amazing grounds.
Lovely place. Only down side. Bar didn't open until after the wedding service about 4. We were there at 12.30 and would have liked a drink.
Absolutely wonderful place
What a stunning place for a wedding. Unbelievable....
Stunning venue for a wedding, it is elegant and cozy, simply amazing.
Beautiful, unbelievable experience to be able to stay here. Was honored to officiate the wedding of my friends in the castle's beautiful chapel. Had two receptions following- light reception and then later a multi-course formal dinner in the spectacular dining room that looks over the garden. There was live music in the castle pub later in the evening. Stayed overnight in a comfortable, spacious room with modern bathroom. Loved every minute of our time here. Gardens are so nice to walk in. Staff is fabulous. Highly recommend! Oh- and don't forget to look for the sheep in the fields and on the road when you come and go. More...
Lovely place to stay
Was at a wedding there recently and its a 5 star. With fab food and accommodation and just out of this staff !! Its a must if you never been
Back open but only for private occasions
Recently visited the castle for a wedding. The setting is amazing and the castle is furnished to an excellent level. The rooms are extremely comfy and stylish.The staff are really friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. More...
Lovely wedding venue (if you can afford it)
Went to a wedding here and every part of it well managed with professional teamwork staff. The recent renovations have been very tastefully done without upsetting or modernising what was here before. Traditions have been re-enforced here. Incredible night club in the basement with two expansive bars each end and soundproofed comfortable lounges where friends can break away from the loud dance room for conversation. Restaurant is still beautiful and food excellent and plentiful. Exceptional wedding and event venue. More...
Fantastic place for a wedding
Absolutely beautiful. Just gorgeous. Had an amazing time at a wedding. Stayed in a room there. So nice.
Nice place. I have just visited and took photo from outside.
This is a wonderful and truly magnificent working castle which was carefully and delicately restored to full working order and dating as far back as the 14th century. Impecably run and maintained this really is a fairytale location for any special event. More...
Fantastic wedding venue.
I've attended a few wedding breakfasts here. Nice place, loved the grounds and it has managed to hold onto some of its 17th century 'charm''Charm' might not be the choice of word for many. The castle was the home to the Cooper family. The Coopers came with Oliver Cromwell and when Tafffe was sheriff of Sligo it formed part of the plantation system of Connacht. The officer class of the New Model Army were given sizable estates in Ireland and built these castles to mark their claim. There is a stained glass window of Sir Richard Bingham on the stairwell. Bingham was to Connacht what Cromwell is to Drogheda. He was the rather ruthless governor of Connacht in Elizabethan times and is credited with razing monasteries and abbeys. Although the castle spent most of the 20th century in decline it was one of the most spectacular of all the castles in the west. The plasterwork and hallways have been preserved and restored by its present owners and they have done an exceptional job.There is an impressive house chapel in the castle. The original choir is largely intact.The grounds are magnificent and well kept. More...
Was at a wedding there food excellent and service
Caoimhe Uí Chuinneagáin
My brother and his beautiful wife got married here on Saturday! It's the most amazing wedding setting I've ever seen! Was so homely from the arrival until we left the next day! Amazing venue...we all loved it � More...
Tara Fimiano St Clair
We stayed at Markree in April 2018, after the renovation. This castle is nothing short of amazing. It's beauty is unparalleled. The accommodations made all of our others pale in comparison. Phillip and his staff were attentive and catered to our wants & needs. Meals were excellent! We had two dinners and two breakfasts. Do not miss the experience of waking up in a castle in Ireland! More...
Cynthia Johnson Sloan
I stayed in July of 2014 and was enchanted. I spent hours just wandering around and looking at everything. The staff was great and the food was wonderful (the dining room is incredible) It was a highlight of a wonderful trip.
Exceptional experience. If visiting County Sligo, highly recommend staying here for a few nights.
The venue and setting in incredible and the staff couldn’t do enough - thanks for having us.
Victoria Battison Makinster
Here for two weeks and LOVE LOVE LOVE everyone here and this BEAUTIFUL castle! One of the owners, Trish, is taking GREAT care of us. So LUCKY to be here (filming a movie). More...
A truly special place!!! We’ve stayed there twice and plan to return!
Kay Casadaban Marlowe
Fabulous place. Rooms are extremely comfortable with all modern conveniences. Ambience is superb!
I have been delaying in writing this review - because I wanted to do justice with my words and I now realise I will never be able to do justice to this most beautiful magical Castle. Colm and I were fortunate to be able to secure Markree Castle for our wedding in Sept. of this year. From the moment we walked in and met Philip- we knew this was Our Venue. The Castle itself and it’s grounds, need no introduction or recommendations- this is so visible to the eye and it’s magic is obviously breath-taking. The recent works completed on Markree have been done with such sensitivity and with conservation at its core, that you ARE going to have a true Irish Castle Experience. I could go on about the physical venue forever - HOWEVER , I really need to say about the wedding experience which can only be made by the people associated with creating this experience in Markree- namely Philip, Patricia, (Char)Les, Cora, Aga, Stephen and Clare AND This is certainly not forgetting the lovely waiting/bar staff. The professionalism by these people is without compare- their experience in this industry shines through and literally all the detail can be left in their hands- BECAUSE from you walk in that front door , they “get you” and create a day around YOU which compliments YOU. The day they created for Colm and I was unimaginable - and it was JUST US�, we left everything in their professional hands and they followed through to the highest standards. Colm and I had the best day ever and will be forever indebted to you all for this. Our guests also had the best day ( I even heard 1 of them saying, she was going to PRE-book her 8 year old daughters wedding day in Markree��- that’s being prepared�) We have been fortunate to have been back in Markree since that “magical day”- (Markree opened their doors for a weekend stay) and AGAIN the experience was magical and the food created by the Resident Executive Chef Clare was just fabulous and the ambiance that we felt on the wedding day was in existence again. So basically Markree is an experience beyond compare - the magic is innate- it’s not just as a consequence of the intoxication of the day (that’s the intoxication with love not alcohol �) So We can confidently recommend Markree Castle as a wedding venue - not just (which goes without saying) as the most beautiful venue backdrop to your wedding day (photographic and videographic memories) but as the most beautiful stress free experience that you could wish for in an authentic Irish Castle with the most brilliant accommodating professional people possible. THANK YOU TO YOU ALL ��� More...
If you want somewhere exclusive this is the spot
I would highly recommend Markree Castle as a wedding venue. We had our wedding reception there on the 19th of August, it was fantastic the venue, the staff were brilliant and the food was gorgeous. Philip was a great help leading up to the day and on the day, great attention to detail the day went so smoothly. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. It's such a special venue exactly what Sligo needs. More...
We played at a wedding with Deja Groove in Markree castle last night and hats off guys it is a stunning venue. Everything about it is breath taking and great to see Philip is looking after things to his usual high standards. Congrats again Markree on an outstanding renovation and a wonderful wedding venue ! More...
Attended my sister's wedding here at the end of July and I have to say it was a truly wonderful day in the most beautiful venue (although I am slightly biased as we also got married here nearly 16 years ago!). But the renovation work that has taken place over the last couple of years has really lifted this beautiful castle into another class. Each room is amazing, from dining rooms to reception rooms, to downstairs kitchen and party area. Each bedroom so unique..and the bridal suite...just WOW! Philip and his staff were also outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. I have to give a special mention to Cora, what a absolute star.....during the run up to the wedding, on the day of the wedding and the day after the wedding she looked after us so well, going above and beyond what would be considered her 'job'. She made us feel truly welcome and helped created a very warm, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for the time we were there, we really felt we were in safe hands. I would have no hesitation recommending Markree Castle as a very special wedding venue. More...
Barry Mc Nulty
Stunning and with very professional staff
We stayed here at the start of June 2017. It was the highlight of our trip. Wonderful staff and amazing surroundings.
Niamh Louise O'Brien
Went for a wedding here and stayed in the farmhouses. The castle is absolutely stunning and a lovely venue for the occasion we were there for. The farm houses were nice, but we had the heating on when it rained! All in all I would definitely recommend this place :) More...
Kevin M. Brown
Love this stunning castle and gardens, so beautiful inside and out.
Incredible place, amazing architecture and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.
Mary E. Mulderrig
Just reopened after a complete and extensive renovation. The castle is on a magnificent rambling estate near Collooney, Co. Sligo. The grounds are picturesque and feature beautifully groomed formal gardens to the rear of the castle. The Unshin river flows through the grounds where a flock of prize winning sheep and some swans call it home. A magnificent venue for a wedding or an event. Wish they had a tea room! One can only hope :) More...
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Spent a night in this beautiful castle in Aug 2005.
My husband and I got married here in May 2017, ceremony and reception both at Markree, it was an amazing experience for us and all our guests. The castle has been restored so beautifully it would bring a tear to your eye just walking through it. The attention to detail is second to none. It was so relaxed and friendly the staff were amazing. Cora and Philip are so helpful, accommodating and welcoming. This has to be the most fabulous wedding venue in Ireland now and very good value for money. I wish I could do it all again. More...
The gardens and grounds are so beautiful and the castle is so stunning, it's hard to stop looking at it while walking through the gardens. The staff are so welcoming, and friendly. You almost feel as though you've arrived home. 100% impressed and recommend this venue. More...
We had a magical weekend in Markree Castle. We were lucky enough to be one of the first couples to get married in the magnificently refurbished Markree. Excellence from beginning to end. Philip, Cora and the entire team were warm, attentive and efficient from the moment we viewed the Castle and the beautiful grounds. The restored dining room is a sight to behold, with incredible attention to detail. The chef played a blinder, with every meal more delicious than the next. Downstairs, Markree has created a cool evening venue, complete with vaulted dancefloor, gin-bar and chill-out lounge. Everyone loved the individual, spacious bedrooms – each with its own unique feature including free-standing baths, round towers and wonderful views. The bridal apartment is a world unto itself! We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect venue for our wedding and are just trying to come up with an excuse for our next party there! More...
We had our wedding day here in April and it was the most amazing day. Philip, Cora and the team couldn't of been more attentive. The organisation and running of the day made it all so magical. Thank you so much for making our day just how we wanted it to be. All our guests had a great time and were very complimentary about the venue. Big thanks to the entire team at markree castle !! Highly recommended More...
My sister had the most amazing day in this fantastic Castle. Everything was perfect and staff were so pofessional, they went above and beyond. I could not praise them enough. Everything about the castle is Spectacular its a real fairytale venue. More...
Such a lovely and peaceful place to stay. We stayed in the apartments as the castle is being done up. The staff were very warm and welcoming. The views and walks around the castle were lovely. Will definitely be returning � More...
We got married here in 2011, and it was absolutely perfect! I love Markree and can't wait to go back for our 10yr anniversary!!
Wonderful experienceFood fantasticBar incredibleStayed in the Johnny Cash Room where he and June his wife stayed in 1992
Wonderfull to bring your own horse or a push bike
My son had his wedding here in 2006 and it just great. Lovely food. Friendly staff. Loved it.
We got married here and it was the most amazing week ever!
friendly staff, great atmosphere, great apartments, fab scenery. Our whole family stayed here,we stayed in the apartments, we had a fantastic holiday, it was magical.
Very beautiful! Loved the old world decor. Wonderful and accommodating staff.. stayed in The Johnny Cash Room, amazing! Thank you for the great memories! (Oct 2008)
Linda Murphy Szymanski
My daughter had her wedding there in May. It was an awesome experience. We had the castle to ourselves( the wedding guests) for the entire weekend. It was our home away from home. The staff was absolutely wonderful. Sorry to here that it has been sold. Hopefully the new owners will continue the wonderful hospitality of the former owners. More...
Love it here. Beautiful grounds for walking and the inside is like walking back in time
We got married here 14 years ago & loved every minute. We brought our family back in April when my Mum passed away. The staff were kindness personified. They organised everything with such professionalism & attention to detail & nothing was a problem. Keep up the good work & thank you all for making an incredibly hard time a little bit easier. More...
Dani To Ferreyra
We have been three times at the castle and our first time it was one of the most important part of my life, we have returned a second time with friends and their dog and our third time with our baby, we have stayed at the bride's room (no. 17), the Cecil Frances Alexander room (the secret room) and the Tom Watson room (first guest of the hotel). We also had the fortune to enjoy one of the best restaurant in Ireland, refined dishes and delicious food. Incredibly friendly staff, glorious gardens and the comfy atmosphere given for the big fireplace at the reception (turn on all year around). Sadly, we have learnt the castle is on sale and it's close at the moment... :( just we hope the new owners can continue with the business and keep the history alive! We would like to come back soon! All our thanks to the Cooper family for all these years of splendour and all the hard efforts they made along the last year open. Markree Castle is part of our hearts!!! More...
Real castle hotel experience and lived up to the hype. Our room was beautiful and comfortable with a view of the lovely formal gardens, and had very high (almost two-story) ceilings. The castle was great to explore and felt like a real castle, complete with stained glass windows, lovely architectual details like wooden trace along the ceilings, and all kinds of fun passageways to explore. There's even a chapel! The staff were great and recommended a nice pub that had live music and helped us connect with the Hawk Walk (falconry lesson) that we arranged through them. Although this hotel is a bit pricey, it's definitely worthwhile for an authentic castle experience. Would definitely return again. More...
Loved Markree Castle. The staff were so friendly and the added bonus was being to bring my little dog with me. I will be back.
Love this place!
Beautiful, authentic castle. Great experience.
Noreen Mc Geever
We had an amazing New Year break at the Castle. Very friendly owners and staff and my dog Ella was made so welcome that made us totally relax. My 10 year daughter fell head over heels with the Markree Stables. She was able to spend her dream day at the stables riding haking grooming and playing games and making friends with some of the children that attend the stables.We felt it was very safe for her as we could go and see her anytime. Walks around the Estate is beautiful. Lovely food although the service was slow. But in the time of year we were there thats expected. The castle itself stunningly beautiful with an ambience and energy that I just loved. I felt I was sraying in midst a historical building. Sitting at one of the fireplaces with a delichious Irish Coffee well recommended. We had the best family break ever. And I cant wait for our next visit More...
Nicholai Mc Grath
Amazing soup and sandwich perfect
This place is the real McCoy!! An authentic Irish Castle experience with modern comforts. The service was always with a smile and the food was top notch.. Quail and Venison for dinner. The real open fires and owners on hand really added to the warmth of the place. A great venue for dogs too. There were several there during our stay (ours included)! Would love to return. Thanks to all at Markree for a wonderful stay x More...
Declan de Monge
fantastic staff and beautiful place. I loved it
Had a great time at the Markree castle. Staff Very friendly. Would highly recommend!! Beautiful castle.
Markree is magical, your always made to feel welcome with fantastic memories made each visit.
had a most beautiful winter stay :)
We stayed here on the Sunday gourmet evening. Fantastic setting. Amazing authentic castle. Big blazing fires and good food. Best rooms are suppose to be 17, 23 and the Johnny Cash. Only complaint is poor power in showers. If like me and have thick curly hair. We'll be back. More...
Wonderful old world charm and authenticity guaranteed.