For the third consecutive year, Ashford Castle in Cong has been announced as the only hotel in Ireland to achieve a Five-Star ranking by Forbes’ Travel Guide.

Five-Star is the top rating possible and the ultimate gold standard in hospitality.   

When Forbes Travel Guide’s expert inspectors visit a property, they anonymously test it against up to 900 rigorous standards. Only the best of the best achieves the coveted Five-Star for a range of standards including supreme service, luxurious beds, distinctive drinks, memorable meals, exceeding guest expectations, genuine interest in its guests and helpful housekeeping.  

The top award from Forbes is given only to properties that meet more than 500 service and physical criteria during anonymous inspections, showing "an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality.” The Forbes Travel Guide team anonymously visits every property it Star Rates as a paying guest. Every Star Rating is earned through an objective, independent process and no one can buy or solicit a rating under any circumstance.

 Forbes Travel Guide is the oldest travel guide in the United States and its inspection process is regarded as the gold standard in hospitality. 

 Ashford Castle is set in a  350-acre estate in Cong, Co. Mayo and is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. 

Paula Carroll is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Ashford Castle and she told Midwest News Editior Teresa O'Malley today that it is the passion and commitment of the Ashford Castle team that has helped them to achieve this Five-Star ranking from Forbes...


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