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Gregans Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gragan East, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ballyvaughan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This beautifully maintained historic inn is hard to find these days. The spacious rooms were tastefully done. The other areas-sitting rooms, breakfast room, bar-were equally inviting. The staff was very gracious. This is a gem that we will revisit when we are next in the Galway area.

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Athy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were travelling in Co Clare on holiday today and stopped by for a nice afternoon tea and secretly were investigating a function to hold a private party later in the year. My wife suggested this as she heard the service can be very questionable. We own a nice restaurant in Leinster which recently won a series of awards for... More

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HAYDEN
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place with stunning surroundings and views. Relaxing and ultra~comfortable rooms and sitting rooms. The food is out of this world and the 8 course dinner is a must do! We are planning to come back and probabaly more than once!!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bed and breakfast was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. We felt like we were in an episode of Downton Abbey. The room was charming with a very large bathroom. The bar and library were quaint and inviting. It was the perfect setting for a wonderful wedding and the food was to die for.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed 2 nights at Gregans. Such a lovely manor house in the beautiful Burren in Ireland. The hotel location is perfect - tranquil, and not far from other tourist attractions. The food was spectacular - gourmet and wonderful presentation. The staff and owners were very friendly. Only issue was not one TV in the hotel, but maybe that's just... More

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dublin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spent a celebratory weekend here last weekend and absolutely loved the place, people and hotel. The hotel is old worldly and is so peaceful and relaxing, the views over the Bjurren from our hotel room was truly amazing, the staff are so welcoming and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. The food in the restaurant is to die for,... More

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Cork
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is my favourite place to stay .... Ever! It has all the ingredients for a top class guest experience without any of the razzmatazz of a 5 star chain hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal country house style hotel in a unique location. The room we stayed in was excellent ( the Martyn as I recall) with a separate... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We only spent 1 night here, the hotel was booked by Irish Tourism group. The hotel is set in a beautiful area between the Cliffs of Mohar and the Coonemarra area of Ireland. This is a place to go if you are looking for absolute peacefulness, there are no Tv's in the rooms, the bathrooms are lovely and the decor... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to the Castle with a group of friends who filled the whole place and had an extraordinary time with walking, reading, driving the coast and, admittedly were blessed with wonderful weather and jaw dropping views of the coast. But perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the visit was the remarkable food - simply as good as... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here and enjoyed two spectacular meals. Service was top-notch from top to bottom, not stuffy but comfortable. We played croquet, gazed at the Burren, enjoyed drinks both outdoors and indoors by the peat fire, and generally wished we could stay longer—if someone else would pay. Overall, an easy five-star.

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Address: Gragan East, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gregans Castle Hotel 4*
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Gregans Castle Ballyvaughan
Hotel Gregans Castle
Gregans Castle Hotel Ballyvaughan, Ireland - The Burren

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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. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling and Golf. Awards include: Best Country House Award 2013, AA Hotel of the Year 2012, AA 3 Rosettes 2014. Recommended by Andrew Harper, Georgina Campbell, Fodors, Frommers, Alastair Sawday among others. ... more   less 
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