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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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Los Angeles, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent one night at this traditional country house. This property is how I imagined Ireland to look, rolling green hills, ocean view and sitting right next to an old castle. The property is somewhat isolated which adds to the picturesque backdrop of that Irish charm. Having said that, when it gets dark, there's not much to do. Town is about... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my mom stayed here for two nights! We loved it and did not want to leave. HUGE Room, great breakfast and dinner. The owner took us up in the "family" castle next to the B&B. We had a great time here. Very nice.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated with views of the ocean and hillsides, and nestled beside the castle, this was a charming stop. Rooms are average and, if you're in the back, are a bit of a walk with your luggage, up and down stairs. Quaint bar with ping pong in the back. The filet I had was the best meal of a two week... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop, for 2 nights, on a little road trip four of us took in west Ireland, and we were really knocked out by it. It's in a lovely location on the edge of the Burren in some green and wooded countryside with a view across to the Cliifs of Moher, and it's perfectly situated for exploring... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pluses: Very cordial staff who went out of way to accommodate guests. Food was excellent, highly recommend dinner at the hotel, as well as the complimentary breakfast which was well beyond the normal fare. Property setting was magnificent, out in the county, yet a panoramic view of the ocean. Negatives: location is out of the way and unto itself. We... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the views from the House were impressive the rooms and service were not. We were so looking forward to our stay and have to say we were very disappointed. The rooms are very old world, even though they were NOT in a castle, but rather an old 'added on to' building; My husband and I paid extra for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was one of the best places I stayed in while touring Ireland. It's a small hike from the nearest pub but it is totally worth it. The rooms were lovely and large, the restaurant was fantastic and everyone who worked there couldn't have been more helpful. It's next to an old castle that they own and if you... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Declan, Cecelia and all the O'Callaghan family were wonderful hosts! There were 12 of us who often had additional family members join us last minute for a meal. The food was the best in Ireland and the service impeccable! The guest rooms were lovely and we enjoyed sitting in the front parlor admiring the beautiful grounds and view. Declan's tour... More

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Paris, France
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed with our stay: 1. Be aware that you will not stay in a castle but in a house near the castle 2. The style of the room is on the old side We stayed in other B&B for 90€ that were more comfortable. In conclusion, I believe it is not worth the price.

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Tamara Sorry our hotel was not for you!! We make sure we do not mislead people and the name of the the hotel speaks for itself "ballinalacken castle country house hotel" It is a manor house built is 1840 so yes the rooms are old world.What we provide for guests is old world atmosphere great views and good food.... More

Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place beyond measure. There's a real 14th century castle in the backyard and a view of the Cliffs of Moher in the front. The staff are delightful, the food is incredible, and the owners go out of their way to make you feel like one of the family. One of the proprietors went out of his way... More

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Cynthia Glad you got the special Baileys We are very happy that you returned to our hotel on your second trip to Ireland. Thank you very much for booking direct and availing of one of our seaview rooms It was my pleasure to show you around the castle ruins We do hope to see you back in Ireland again... More

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Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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