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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Doolin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful family-run hotel. We were there for three nights and managed to get (dry) to the Cliffs of Moher on the last day. Excellent breakfasts and dinners. We had the end room overlooking the sea - and it was a great refuge when the weather was bad/or soft, if you're Irish. . A great hotel in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

My family have a yearly trip too Lisdoonvarna; every year the whole family make sure we have reserved a table !! The food is absolutely beautiful and gets better year on year. The views are magnificent and the service is impeccable. Defiantly my favourite restaurant from around the world !!!! Beautiful..... Well worth a trip or 22 :)

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Our family travelled as a large group that included grandparents, great aunts, small children and couples. We loved our stay! The rooms were lovely and very quiet. We were able to borrow a baby monitor, which allowed us to stay up late and enjoy the small pub just down the hall from our room. Declan was our gracious bartender while... More

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Solon, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent the night here while we were passing through that part of the country, and I wish we would have stayed longer. We went during the off season (late October) and it was the two of us and two other couples in the entire house. It was so quiet and relaxing, and close to everything in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband found this charming place online as we were planning our trip to Ireland. What a great pick! I wished that we'd had more than one night here... Declan took ourselves and another couple on a tour of the ruins just before sunset. Amazing! As the restaurant on the premises was closed that evening, Dennis sent us down to... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very nice hotel. We upgraded to a sea view room but the sea is quite far away so not anything spectacular. We stayed here mainly to tour the castle ruins that are on the property. Unfortunately you can only tour the ruins with the owner and he has a full time job away from the hotel. So the only time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I just returned from another lovely stay at the Ballinalacken. We love coming here for the peace and quiet and hospitality of the O'Callaghan family. Declan and Cecilia are fabulous hosts, very welcoming, friendly and willing to help you with whatever you need. If it's directions somewhere, sites to see, they are very helpful. Declan also gives... More

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67 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed here in September while doing a driving holiday of Ireland. The accommodation was wonderful. We were provided a front room with a view out towards the coast. Our room was large, with a good-sized four poster bed. The bathroom was very small but like a lot of historic properties that did not have an ensuite originally, this had... More

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35 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I regard this establishment as one of the best guest houses I have stayed whilst travelling to more than forty countries of the world The road to the guest house was easy to find and the scenery along the road was just beautiful. We were received warmly. Although the trek to our room was somewhat long, it was worth every... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were on a "Journey of Love" through Ireland to witness the marriage of our friends, and this was 1 of our stops. We arrived after sunset, and the tables were set for dinner. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. The small bar was quaint, and the rooms were cozy. Sorry we had to leave.

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Also Known As:
Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel
Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel Doolin
Ballinalacken Castle Country Hotel
Ballinalacken Castle Country Doolin
Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is one of the leading Castle Hotels Ireland with views of Cliffs of Moher. This Clare Hotel has an award winning restaurant and is the best place to eat in Doolin. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press as one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. A 15th Century Castle ruin of the O'Brien Clan stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken Hotel. ... more   less 
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