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An Caislean

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40 Quay Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BH, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth Ontario Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were on a self-guided hiking tour of Ireland and stayed here one night. The rooms were comfortable and very quiet despite it being full as a result of a big motorcycle race. I was quite amazed that when I closed my door I couldn't hear a sound of the men chatting in the room next door.... More 

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is in an easy to find location close to sea-front and shops/restaurants. The welcome was very friendly, offered some proper tea and good information provided on places to visit. Bedroom was OK, clean and comfortable with decent en-suite. Breakfast was well organised and good quality, no complaints. Cannot recommend host enough for hospitality and helping us enjoy our stay,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights on our visit to Northern Ireland and probably wouldn't again. The house is actually 2 houses connected through an outside walkway. One side is B&B, the other a Hostel. We had to walk outside into the hostel side for breakfast. The family who run the place are nice but the place needs work. Our bed... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An excellent family-run hotel ; found it on this site, actually. It occupies what look like about 3 Victorian or Edwardian houses on Quay Street, between the town centre and the harbour. Room was modern and impeccably clean, showers hot. Fast free wifi. The host was attentive without being intrusive. Breakfast was terrific; I had the Irish breakfast, which was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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109 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We booked the wrong Ballycastle B&B (the one in Ireland instead of N. Ireland), so we scrambled and found this one on a late afternoon. The room is quite nice and the location is excellent. We were very happy to find this alternate B&B and our stay was excellent. He was quite helpful throughout.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights to explore Ballycastle and the surrounding coast, and I'm really pleased we opted for An Caislean! Berkeley was warm and welcoming from my first call to book our stay right through to our departure, with great local knowledge and an enthusiasm to make sure we enjoyed not just our stay but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed for two nights and got a great value deal. Room was big with an en suite and TV as well as pretty fast free WiFi. Breakfast was really good. The owner was very helpful with all requests. I'm guessing the heaters were on timer as occasionally we got a bit cold, but I'm sure they could have been... More 

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Berkeley W, Manager at An Caislean, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your two-night stay. Sincere apologies if, on occasions, the ambient room temperature was less than comfortably warm. You're right, the central heating is on timer (an overheated hotel room can be a bit stifling) but, with vacillating temperatures this October, we obviously should have turned up the frequency of central heating... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great place - great location, lovely clean and comfortable room, fabulous breakfast and host was more than accommodating. Next road trip for husband and I, we will organise to make this our base - this was one of four hotels/BnB's we stayed in, in Nth Ireland, and would rate it the best. If we are ever back in the area,... More 

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Berkeley W, Manager at An Caislean, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful review. We are happy to offer alternatives to a street-facing room for light sleepers. Please call us or email us on ancaislean@btinternet.com to express preferences when making a reservation (rather than booking online). It is only rarely a problem (all windows are double-glazed) and many guests, on arrival, prefer front rooms because of their pleasant... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I, as well as another couple, all stayed here recently on a road trip around Ireland & Northern Ireland. We could not have been more pleased with our stay! The owners are so incredibly nice and accommodating. Out of the 12 different places we stayed in over our trip, this was by far the most liked by... More 

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Berkeley W, Manager at An Caislean, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback. More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

6 of us stopped here over the weekend of The 4 Nations scooter rally. Excellent host, central position, cracking breakfast, brilliant shower, warm and comfortable beds, very reasonable price. What more could you want.

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