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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got married in Ballyvaughan last weekend, with the wedding reception at Gregans. Gregans was absolutely superb in every way. Simon, Ken and their entire team made everything perfect. The setting is idyllic, the food has to be among the best in Ireland, the service is attentive without being intrusive, and even the weather cooperated, so that we could all... More

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Los Angeles
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed our stay at Gregans Castle and surrounding agree of Ballyvaughan. It was always a welcoming home to return to after our daily outings and adventures. If we were caught in bad weather, the staff was eager to help dry our cloths. The restaurant was superb and the staff was wonderful. We have traveled to many a wonderful... More

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brooklyn ny, United States
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Gregans on the recommendation of cousins one who does catering in Dublin and one who is in finance who said it was the one place in Ireland they would love to try. We are so happy they sent us here.We were greeted by Ben right away who helped us with our bags. We had booked a classic... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely blown out of it ! I have stayed in most Blue Book hotels but this one is a class above - stayed in a suite admittedly but ro was modern and wonderfully colour coordinates and styled - it's five star and top of tie class - probably best in its class ,. I saw some surprisingly negative comments on... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stopped at this hotel with my family hoping to receive a warm welcome. The location is beautiful with lovely gardens. We arrived hoping for tea and a sandwich the time being just after three. Upon entering the hotel and enquiring politely as to whether this was possible and did they have anything gluten free as I am coeliac... More

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santa fe, new mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing wrong about this place. The interior decorating is amazing, the breakfast, fantastic. The peaceful gardens and property wonderful. I have only great things to say. We stayed in the Laurel room, most wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautifully landscaped manor house near the very small village of Ballyvauhan. The rooms are large for Irish standards within comfortable beds and linens. My only thing that made,our stay less than perfect is the lack of flexibility in their nightly regarded restaurant. There is a very limited a la carte menu with three entree selections a night,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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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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