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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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Ballycastle, Ireland
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A last minute stop and glad we did. A warm welcome from Barkley and a spotlessly clean room. Free wifi was an added bonus and as for the breakfast - wonderful proper Ulster Fry - there was a wide selection of breakfasts - cooked, continental, cereals but it's hard to beat a fry. Heartily recommended and hope to stay again!

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Claire and Berkeley are the perfect hosts. They are both people-oriented and engage fully with you as a human being from the moment you arrive. The hospitality they offer is exceptional, and they take some pride in running a truly lovely guesthouse. When I arrived at An Caislean last Sunday, 5th July, I was absolutely soaking wet. I had just... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm, friendly welcome from Berkeley the owner. The B&B is centrally situated on the Quay Road, handy for the beach and the town centre. Also only 5 minutes walk from the Ratlin ferry. Excellent breakfast, clean and fully equipped room and easy access. Berkely provided some useful advice about places to eat (Central Wine Bar was excellent) and helpfully changed... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took over one of the houses for the weekend of my son's wedding - 7 of us. Berkeley and Claire are absolutely brilliant hosts and made a very special event even better. Breakfasts were hearty and delicious and if ever we have the opportunity to go back to Ballycastle, there's only one place we will be staying!

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were not only impressed with the facilities and breakfast, we also had the most helpful guide. We told Berkeley the direction the four of us were heading and he told us about his visit to Doagh Famine Village and his stay in the a golf and spa resort. We were pleased that we had followed his advice and enjoyed... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This b&b consists of three houses combined together. Part of it is a hostel and the remainder is a b&b. Berkeley the host is very energetic, enthusiastic, attentive and helpful. The rooms were neat, clean and quiet. We were free to leave and return the b&b during our stay. A full and varied breakfast was served efficiently and fast by... More 

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Perth Ontario Canada
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 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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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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