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Gougane Barra Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ballingeary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014
Ian H Waterford, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here one night to check out if we should book the hotel for our wedding in September as we are getting married at the church. However, the rooms are worn out and out dated with mis-matched furnishings. The gentleman manager seemed to just give us bluff answers about the facilities available in the hotel. I say hotel, it... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We got married in Gougane Barra last July, 2013, in the midst of the heat wave :-) Katy and Neil were amazing hosts, they couldn't do enough for us, while being relaxed and putting us at ease about everything. We stayed three nights along with our family and friends. They were also great for recommendations for music, make up etc..We... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed one night at Gougane Barra Hotel and it was not long enough. I was traveling with a small tour group (Vagabond) and we were certainly taken care of. The owners were fantastic and the food at the restaurant was amazing. I had fresh mozzarella from a farm down the road, best I have ever had! I wish I... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Although this hotel is out of the way, it is worth the trip. What a lovely, peaceful, quiet location. The hotel owners are absolutely delightful people. The food is excellent. The hotel itself is not fancy, but is comfortable enough. The reason to come is for the location and warm welcome.

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Maigh Chromtha, Cork, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I got married in October last year at Gougane Barra church and had my wedding reception at the Gougane Barra Hotel. From start to finish it was just perfect! Katy and Neil go above and beyond their duty... The food was absolutely gorgeous, rooms spotless and obviously the scenery is breath taking.. If your considering staying here or having your... More

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Edmonton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights during our 17 day trip to Ireland. Breathtaking is the scenery, the hotel is cute and the owners, I don't have enough space for all the kind words I have for them and their family. We attended a wedding while we were there and honestly, it was magical. They went out... More

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Dallas, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

If you are traveling through Gougane Barra this may be the only place to stay, but it's worth the stay. Each room has a view of the lake or sheep on a farm. The food was great, and the service was outstanding. Walking to the church and through the park, and taking the paddle boat out on the lake, was... More

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Co. Mayo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are a lover of Boutique Hotels, loud music, telephones, Plasma tv - this is not for you but on the other hand if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy lives, you will love the tranquility of this hotel. It was like walking in to a Maeve Binchy book.... We had driven for... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We spent an all too short stay here. What a lovely place with a beautiful old world atmosphere- right out of a movie. Our dinner was excellent with superior service and a wonderful lake view. Our room was clean and neat with a lake and farm view -woke up to see sheep grazing on deep green grass and the morning... More

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

After driving on small, country roads for a long time, we were so happy to arrive at this location. Very warm reception (from manager Neal) fabulous dinner in the restaurant, and charming, comfortable room. Just outside the hotel is the amazing and remote-feeling area of lakes called the Gougane Barra.

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Also Known As:
Hotel Gougane Barra
Gougane Barra Macroom
Gougane Barra Hotel Ireland/Ballingeary
Address: Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ballingeary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 
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