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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Doolin
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This property has it all. Wonderful accommodations, the best food during our trip, and a castle on the property. Declan gives a tour before dinner that is not to be missed. You will feel that it is your home away from home. They are doing things right at this property. Highly recommended!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We flew into Shannon from the east coast of USA and wanted a place to stay not too far from the airport, so we didn't have to drive too far while jet lagged and getting used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road but be close to the Cliffs of Moher, our first destination. This place was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is amazing, the rooms comfortable, and designed so every window has commanding view of Doolin area, ocean, and Cliffs of Moher. Declan from the hotel gave us a private tour of the ruined castle on the property, and offered a ride to see live music. Epic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From talking to Declan on the phone to our arrival we were made to feel at home and welcome. The rooms are all furnished comfortably, updated perfectly, clean and have fantastic views. There is a castle beside hotel which we were given a guided tour with awesome views of the cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and Connemara We ate... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This Bed & Breakfast is a model of B&B experience - charming house, full of character, comfortable and cozy, great food, very warm and friendly staff. Don't miss the private castle tour, it was very interesting. Everything was just perfect!

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Ballinalacken Castle on the 17th and 18th of October. It was very picturesque and cozy. The views from the private sitting area in our room (#16) were spectacular, and the breakfasts were delicious. The private castle tour we received was actually one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. We would definitely stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My family and I traveled to Ireland where we toured mostly the West Coast of Ireland. I have to say that the Balinalacken Castle Country House was my favorite of all the hotels and guest houses that we stayed. The room was big and spacious with the only down side being possibly a little too much furniture in the room.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

From the moment we walked into the warm, rich entry hall of the hotel, we felt very warmly welcomed. When we walked in, your place felt far more like a big family home than it did a hotel. Cecilia, Declan and the staff made us feel very much looked after, cared for and welcomed like old friends. When we arrived,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

My recent stay was absolutely delightful. Terrific location with fantastic views, outstanding service, and a wonderful restaurant. The manager was kind enough to give us a guided tour of the castle ruins on the grounds - once in a lifetime experience. Perfect location for visiting the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and the cute town of Doolin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We arrived at Ballinalacken Castle (a mouthful to say, which I have still not figured out how to pronounce correctly like the locals) after a day on the coastal cliff walk and seeing the Cliffs of Moher via ferry and were delighted to be upgraded to a suite (absolutely one of the amazing parts about planning travel during shoulder season)!... More 

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