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Gregans Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   on the N67, Gragan East, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ballyvaughan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay last weekend. Room comfortable, stunning views. The eight course dinner was sublime - one of the best meals I have had in Ireland or abroad. Small gripes - some of the staff need a charm lesson - seriously grumpy. Breakfast very poor - dried-out bacon and sausages vile! Completely different food experience from evening before.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a 2 night East break and enjoyed every minute. The hotel whilst not a castle, has a lot of character. The bedroom was large and quite plainly decorated in what is probably best described as a country house style. But it's the food that really shines at Gregan's Castle. Great quality local ingredients prepared with a lot... More

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night here on a visit to The Burren last weekend. What a stunning experience. We had booked the "all-in" package which included a nine (yes, that's 9) course dinner. Every course was a delight. The cheese waiter was really excellent, very well-informed about all of the cheeses, and charming too. Our room was very nice, very quiet,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was a classic room ( Gleninagh) Unlike the description on the hotel website we did not have either spectacular views or a view of the garden. The view was of trees and the rooftops of the laundry and some other low rise buildings below. The room was clean and plainly furnished with a large comfortable bed( two beds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely does one visit a Hotel when one is made to feel so special, privileged and so welcome. The location is exceptional. The bedrooms and the common rooms are exquisite with everything being to a very high standard. The food was simply sensational. The attitude to customer service should be the Benchmark for others to seek to achieve. A great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this hotel on Discovery Bike Tour. Not knowing anything about the Hotel other than and exterior photo. In brief we were blown away. Owner: Very Nice and calm. Interior: all sorts of nooks and crannies for privacy to read, reflect, have a cup of coffee. The decorating everywhere is done with very fine touch and a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Gregan's Castle! The property is absolutely gorgeous, it lives up to every ounce of expectation set by their website. Sweeping views of the Burren landscape, and rooms appointed in superb conservative high end elegance. Someone decorating these spaces had a very fine touch and a great eye for timelessness. I secretly planned to propose... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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Address: on the N67, 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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