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2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   40 Quay Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BH, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 25 Ballycastle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great B&B conveniently located close to all the sights along the Antrim Coast. The rooms were spacious and immaculately clean. This old Victorian house had tons of character and charm. We could not have asked for more helpful or friendly staff. Definitely recommend this B&B to anyone.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable and welcoming place to stay. Family very helpful. Yummy breakfast. Staff contacted our group to advise we had left a glasses case in one of our rooms (beyond the call of duty) Would highly recommend!

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Kildare, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my friends stayed in An Casilean in June. We chose it with it being so close to the giants causeway and the Carrick a rede bridge..The family who run the place are so nice and helpful. The rooms are spacious and place is immaculate! Breakfast is lovely..Ballycastle is a beautiful place with a gorgeous beach. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cleanest B and B I have ever stayed in. Beautiful old house with lots of charm, a wonderful family who live there who couldn't make you feel more welcome in their home. Also, a fabulous breakfast.

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Ballycastle having driven from Dublin directly after a trans-Atlantic flight (which I wouldn't recommend). So it was a relief to arrive at An Caislean to a warm welcome. The family room accommodated all 4 of us comfortably, and the breakfasts were both filling and tasty. Our hosts were quite helpful, giving us good local advice and helping... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at An Caislean in July. The manager was very helpful and went an extra mile to advise about the local restaurants and places to visit. He also helped us to rent bicycles for our trip along the Causeway coast. Our room was quite spacious and very clean. Great breakfast! Totally recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The manger was very helpful, even before we got to the hotel, providing clear directions. When we arrived he was very helpful. The rooms were clean, and warm. The hotel's location was excellent, within easy walking distance of a few restaurants. It was also near the boats for trips to Rathlin Island. Well worth visiting, highly recommended!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed here to attend a local wedding and were not disappointed. The room (5) was very comfortable with everything we needed (including a hair dryer which I had forgotten). The location was perfect with a short stroll to the town and seafront. The breakfast was a winner (full Irish for my husband and vegetarian for myself). I would highly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The B&B was easy to find in a nice location that was really close to Giants causeway and the rope bridge. We were so close that we were at the rope bridge when it opened and were the second pair to cross! The room was nice but had a strange smell. It had a lot of storage and was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Stayed one night with family. The position is good at walking distance both to the marina and to the town centre. The room was confortable, the breakfast plentiful. Our host helped us with luggage, and gave us breakfast very early in the morning because we had to go to Dublin Airport. Not far from Giant's Causeway.

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Address: 40 Quay Road, Ballycastle BT54 6BH, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballycastle
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — An Caislean 2.5*
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An Caislean (comprising three renovated Victorian townhouses: Glenluce Lodge (3 STAR guest house), Corratavey House (bed & breakfast) and Castle Hostel) offers various styles of accommodation for the discerning traveller in Ballycastle, the most picturesque town on the Giants Causeway Coast & Glens of Antrim route. Glenluce Lodge and Corratavey House together seek to create the atmosphere of a boutique hotel, while Castle Hostel offers clean, cosy rooms for the budget traveller. ... more   less 
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