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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

We were 100% happy with our decision to make Ballinalacken Castle Country House our "home" for the Co. Clare portion of our 2 weeks in Ireland. This is a great location if the Cliffs of Moher and/or The Burren are on your list of sights to see. The small village of Doolin is an easy, short drive from this property... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We have two very-hard-to-please teens, one with high-functioning autism. First of all, the setting--with its 300-degree panoramic view of the coast juxtaposed against the imposing stone ruin of a castle--took their breath away (a good thing for chronic complainers!), and then the exploring the castle, the grounds, the Harry Potteresque magnitude of the rooms with their high ceilings and grand... More

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milford,new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

My wife and I spent two nights at the Ballinalacken Castle Country House and Restaurant in mid-July , 2010 as part of a two week tour of the Republic of Ireland. We enjoyed all of our stops but both agreed that this was the highlight. Great location with fantastic views and a spectacular sunset over Galway Bay. The Innkeepers, Dennis,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

The Ballinalacken Castle Country House was a nice stay. However please note that it is quite a way outside the actual downtown part of Doolin. It has great views of the ocean and should be well noted for such. The rooms could use a bit of updating but had the amenities we needed. There is a main restaurant and pub... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

We were extremely happy with the Ballinalacken Castle Country House. The location is fabulous with views of the sea and the Cliffs of Mohr in the distance. The castle behind the hotel is wonderful and we were given a very nice tour after dinner. The food was terrific; we would have stayed another night if we could have. The rooms... More

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

The castle hotel was fabulous! We got to be princesses for a night. The host took us for a tour inside the old castle after dinner. There was a pony and a donkey for the kids to pet. The views of the water and countryside were wonderful! The food was terrific. They even held supper for us even though we... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Five of us were touring Ireland when we stopped unannounced at Ballinalacken Castle Country House one Sunday evening. We were greeted warmly, and seated in their dining room thirty minutes later. Our dinner was simply superb - our best in Ireland and one of the finest meals that I've ever enjoyed, anywhere. The setting was tranquil and beautiful, the service... More

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

I recently traveled to Ireland with my three sisters and elderly mother staying for three nights at Ballinalacken. Dennis, Declan and Cecilia who run the hotel couldn't have been better sports dealing with five women. The setting is magnificent overlooking the Atlantic, Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Our breakfasts and dinners here were the best we had for... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Ireland for a weekend - we had both never been to Ireland before, and I wanted to stay in a small town on the coast. Doolin was the perfect place. It is close to the Shannon airport, and the drive is lovely. The town is small and quaint, and the people are... More

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Union, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

We stayed with our 20 year old nephew at Ballinalacken Castle Country House for three nights and enjoyed every minute of our time. The setting is picture perfect, with a view of the Cliffs of Moher. The rooms are spacious, elegant and very comfortable with lots of room for storing clothes. The two rooms we stayed in each had big... 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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