A great big thank you you to Declan and Cecilia O'Callaghan and staff. As we drove up the winding driveway to the country house we were overjoyed at the view. One could see the majestic Cliffs of Moher on one side and straight out in front we could see the beautiful Aran Island. The location alone is to die for. Our room with it's four poster bed and period furniture was both comfortable and clean. I would have preferred a fluffier pillow, but was having so much fun in the area that I never bother to ask for one and didn't remember until I put my head down at night. I know if I had spoken up the O'Callaghan's would have taken care of it immediately. What was very surprising to me was that in this country setting I did not expect the food to be as good as it was. The chef was amazing, using as much local food as possible to keep it amazingly fresh. I even tried porridge which is not like oatmeal. It is much more creamy and delicious. I do not feel so bad for "Oliver" any more. Their Chef could compete with any of the fine chefs at larger establishments and win hands down. Attention to detail was good, but the bathroom flushing was rather noisy in our room. Maybe a pump used due to the country location. If you needed to stay in the Doolin area, this probably is the only hotel I would choose, based on owners, staff, food, and view. Thank you for a wonderful time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel Doolin
- Ballinalacken Castle Country Hotel
- Ballinalacken Castle Country Doolin