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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 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic friendly hotel on a lake. Delicious dinners can be enjoyed overlooking the water. Great hideaway and within the National park. If you like forest walking, it is a superb spot for either easy to moderate walks. There is a church which attracted people from afar, just at the hotel. If you fancy rowing on the lake and trying fishing,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the last stop on a 7-day trip trip with Vagabond tours and it was by far my favourite place that we stayed. The valley it is nestled in is absolutely gorgeous, next to a national park (unfortunately closed when we were there). It sits across from an old church and small lake. There are plenty of hiking trails,... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am reluctant to do a review of Gougane Barra Hotel because I don't want to share...lol! What can I say? Well it is not near civilastion, no shops (except for a tourist shop & tea/coffee shop, both lovely), no pubs...but when you drive around the corner you are immediately transported to a place like no other...your eyes are drawn... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel where we are welcomed personally by the owner and not forgotten about either during the whole weekend. It is a place to go if you are looking for some good food, good beer, good nights sleep and good walks.

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here one night while with a tour group. It is a gorgeous location, and very private. Everything was excellent, food, room, atmosphere, etc. And if you like port, try their white port....very smooth and tasteful.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in to the restaurant for lunch on a beautiful Tuesday in July. There were three of us, we were given a very warm welcome and were seated at a lovely table just inside the window. The view of the lake and the oratory was beatiful. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The menu was a little restricted... More

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of our favorite places we stayed in Ireland. The setting was magical, the food in the restaurant was delicious, and the owners were warm and accommodating, even getting a Birds of Ireland book for me from the gift shop after hours as we were leaving before it opened in the morning. The bar was a lovely place to relax... More

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the Gougane Barra Hotel recently. It wasn't our first visit by any means and we always look forward to returning to enjoy everything about this very special hotel and its wonderful environment. The hotel doesn't pretend to be in the luxury spa category but it has other luxuries that are more precious and harder... More

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St. John's, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was my second stay at the Gougane Barra Hotel and Neil and Lucy once again exceeded my expectations. The hotel is older, but that only adds to its charm. The rooms are spacious and clean and most have beautiful views of the lake and chapel. The food is to die for and the service is amazing. The personality of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A really wonderful place for foreign visitors to experience our majestic landscape, good food, friendliness and culture but also a great retreat for Irish tourists and people from the locality. With a stunning view over the lake to St. Finbarr's Oratory and delicious, locally produced food, you cannot go wrong, whether you are there for a week or an evening.

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Address: Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
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Hotel Gougane Barra
Gougane Barra Macroom
Gougane Barra Hotel Ireland/Ballingeary

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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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