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Gregans Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ballyvaughan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My boyfriend and I cannot stop talking about our stay at the Gregans Castle. For now on, it is our reference for future comparison! The hotel is located outside of Ballyvaughan (4 km) just before one of burren's mountains. The view is spectacular: in the foreground the typical Irish landscape with green meadows and lambs while the background is dramatic... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just stayed here for one night after driving from Galway. The location and house we absolutely stunning. Our favorite part was wondering around the groups, looking at the animals and all the little 'sitting spots' hidden in the trees. We sadly did not spend too much time in the surrounding area, but I am SURE there are some lovely... More

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Dublin, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gregans castle mid week offer is a must if you can afford it or somebody has given you a voucher.It is a long drive from Dublin but worth it on a fine day . We broke the journey at the Hodson Bay in Athlone which is a very good idea and I may return to that again. Get to Ballyvaughan... More

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Dublin Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Gregan's Castle through the Bluebook Ireland and honestly did not expect the weekend we had. No refection on Gregan's Castle, it just didn't come across our radar and I'm very glad it has now and in fairness I hadn't researched the place much before we arrived due to work. Our room was very comfortable, quiet and no TV,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A hotel with a great deal of character. Old style rooms with, for example, wardrobes instead of fitted furniture. Very pleasant grounds and a good centre for exploring this part of the coast. Food and service were excellent. The absence of TV in rooms is well advertised and makes for a quiet refreshing change. TV is available in one lounge.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stumbled across Gregans while researching different unique stops for our anniversary, which was right in the middle of our visit to Ireland. There could not have been a more perfect location. Our room was stunning, large, and comfortable. For those that have a hard time disconnecting from the world, do note that there are not televisions in the rooms,... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

You cannot imagine a more beautiful scene than overlooking the Burren from Gregan's. The property is serene and exceptionally beautiful, where you can just hang around or go exploring. The service is even better--get a drink and take it outside, hang out in the bar/lounge, or have a 9 course tasting menu from the famed restaurant. The rooms were also... More

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st louis mo
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Service, room, food, atmosphere, it's all wonderful here! Beautiful location, charming hotel; we had the Cappanawalla Suite, which was huge with a large sitting area and large bath. Would definitely recommend a stay here!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

What a perfect place to stay after a long flight from the USA and a couple of hours of driving. Pulling into Gregans felt like paradise. The grounds are lovely and if blessed by good weather enjoyable for a walk or just sitting outside and enjoying the gardens and mountains beyond. Gregans is old but beautifully maintained and decorated with... More

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We visited Gregan's over 20 years ago & always hoped to get back. So happy to see it's barely changed - charming, warm and beautiful. Great restaurant too. The bar room is so quaint and very comfortable. Views are wonderful from the lovely outside garden area. Our room was fine - beds are very comfortable.

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Also Known As:
Gregans Castle Ballyvaughan
Hotel Gregans Castle
Gregans Castle
Gregans Castle Hotel Ballyvaughan, Ireland - The Burren
Address: Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ballyvaughan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gregans Castle Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway.Simon and Frederieke manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, modern art, turf fires, candlelight and garden flowers add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. Only 1 hour from Shannon and Galway airports and 2½ hours from Dublin, the ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling and Golf. AA Hotel of the Year 2011/2012. Food & Wine Magazine Best Restaurant and Best Chef 2011, AA 3 Rosettes, Georgina Campbell Country House of the Year 2010 Award and Andrew Harper’s Grand Award 2009. ... more   less 
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