Checking In: Delphi Mountain Resort
Ireland

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Ireland’s Delphi Mountain Resort is deep in one of Ireland’s breathtaking valleys - an eco adventure lodge including archery, zip lining, bogging and more.

Hotel

  • Accomodation: 4-Star
  • Brand: Seedling Investments
  • Location: Leenane, Leenaun, Ireland

FIRST IMPRESSION

Woodsy lodge with cosy nook

THE SCENE

Adventure awaits

THE ROOMS

Roomy with views of Ireland’s nature

PERKS

Adventure activities on-site

The Location

Deep in the Delphi Valley, this resort sits on 300 acres of forest providing an immersive experience in nature.

The Delphi Mountain Resort is located about 1.5 hours northwest of Galway and just 5 minutes from the Killary Harbour Fjord

  • Remote nature!
Ireland - Delphi Resort

The History

Established in March 1982, Delphi was created to serve local kids looking for adventure and grew to accommodate more than 14,000 children each year from across Ireland and Britain with hostel accommodations.

In 2008, a 50-bedroom hotel and spa was built on the site operating under the brand Delphi Mountain Resort.

In 2014, it rebranded to incorporate both the adventure and luxury side of the business, becoming Delphi Adventure Resort and Spa.

The resort continues to evolve with accommodations ranging from a 180 basic, affordable hostel to luxury two bedroom suites in a hotel serving families (many of whom many are parents bringing their kids back to where they used to summer in the 1980’s) corporate retreats and adventure junkies.

Ireland - Delphi Resort

The Scene

This resort has a mountain lodge feel ready for adventure, but fully stocked with 4-star amenities including a spa, restaurant, bar, and more.

The hallways have some interesting modern architecture that leads to cozy nooks perfect for reading a book after an outdoor adventure.

Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort

The Rooms

I enjoyed a one-bedroom suite with plenty of room in both the bedroom and living room areas.

My favorite part was the outside deck for some morning yoga with beautiful views out to the loch.

The Wifi was a bit spotty in the rooms and throughout the resort, but to be expected given the remote locale. The resort is setup for outdoor adventure… not laptop work…. so I shut it down and gladly enjoyed the nature setting.

Ireland - Delphi Resort - Room
Ireland - Delphi Resort - Room
Ireland - Delphi Resort - Room
Ireland - Delphi Resort

The Dining

The 814 Restaurant offers casual dining with gorgeous views again out to the mountains and lochs from the indoor seating area and an outdoor deck available when its not raining.

Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort

We enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal from food sourced and selected from locally based farmers and fishermen.

Starter

Ireland - Delphi Resort

Goat Cheese Tarte

Mains

Ireland - Delphi Resort

Mushroom Risotto

Ireland - Delphi Resort

Pan-Seared Fillet of Hake

Dessert

Ireland - Delphi Resort

Cobbler with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Ireland - Delphi Resort

Warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream

The Bar

Of course, every good Irish establishment must have a bar. 

We skipped on over here after dinner to enjoy an after dinner Guinness and some toe-tapping traditional Irish music.

Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort

In the Area

On site activities include zip-lining, bog challenges, coasteering and yoga.

I absolutely love archery. I first learned Robin Hood style in Nottingham Forest and always grab a bow and arrow every chance I get.  We had a great time and I got every arrow on the target… and even a couple in the yellow. Yeah!

Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort

There are so many activities on site to enjoy, but Delphi also sits in the middle of some amazing nature sites.

Ireland - Lost Valley - Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

 

Ireland Aasleagh Falls

Aasleagh Falls

Ireland Conamara

Connemara National Park

Final Thoughts

This is the resort for adventure junkies.

It’s the type of place you stay for a week, enjoy some hikes, adventure activities and spa time to rest, unwind, and disconnect.

Ireland - Delphi Resort
Ireland - Delphi Resort

Thank you to Tourism Ireland & Steller for hosting me on this trip.  All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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