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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I visited Ballinalacken on August 15th as an impromptu dinner choice. I can say that we were all pleasantly surprised and quite honestly blown away by our evening there. We arrived around 6:30 and were offered a tour of the castle. It was amazing. We felt so privileged to be able to get such an intimate visit... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We highly recommend this hotel. It is exactly the kind of place that I was hoping to find on our trip. We stayed three nights. A beautiful setting with great views of the ocean and even the Cliffs of Moher off in the distance. Our room was great - a corner room with views out both windows. Our daughters' room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful dinner,I will never forget---my husband had Clare lamb and I had scallops and white fish, enjoyed with a glass of wine each. The chef,was superb! It is family owned, and has rooms to stay as well.It was not touristy, but a fantastic elegant atmosphere.The food was extremely well prepared,and the evening truly elegant.Very good value,not overpriced with a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Irish Country House is beautiful. My wife and I along with our five adult children stayed two magical nights. We returned for dinner the second night, because dinner the first night was so special. The Castle on the grounds is un-real. The owner gives a walking tour through the castle telling the story of it's past. Ocean views were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my parents for a weekend away of Dublin to visit the cliffs of Moher. We stayed in this beautiful hotel and they just loved it! I booked two rooms with four posts bed and it was like staying in a castle. The owner took us for a guided tour in the ancient tower they have in the property.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has so much charm. You drive up a tree-ringed winding driveway to find a lovely country house set on a peaceful field with ocean views. Right on the grounds is the impressive -looking ruin of a historic castle. The castle tour given by the owner was a highlight of our trip for our kids. The reception area and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is nice, but being near the ocean it's quite out of the way. The rooms are old, which is understandable, but they just have not been maintained. There is a very musty odor as soon as you enter the place, carpets are worn out and look 'tired', and overall there is lack of upkeep. 'Old' doesn't have to... More 

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CeciliaDoolin, Owner at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Dear Shabnam77, Here is our side of the story.The room you occupied had it's carpet replaced 2 years ago. The wallpaper was re-done this year and also the curtins in the room. All carpets in all bedrooms and in the corridor have been replaced over the last 3 years. So I question your passing those comments on the carpets being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay at the country house but ate in the restaurant and really loved it! Our evening started with a tour of the castle itself which was so interesting and informative. So nice essentially being by ourselves touring an Irish castle. After the 1/2 hour tour, we had a great meal including a delicious monkfish wrapped in proscuitto...excellent!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Ireland in June, 2016 for the first time. Our first night was spent in Doolin at the Ballinalacken Castle Country House. We had the most gorgeous room (#16) with a phenomenal view of the Cliffs of Moher. The room had a round sunroom off the bedroom, which was very relaxing. If you can book room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of returning to the Ballinalacken Castle recently. There are 4 words that come to mind when I think of this lovely hotel: tranquil, relaxing, hospitable and delicious. Declan and Cecilia O'Callaghan, your hosts, are so accommodating and helpful to everyone, whether it be getting directions somewhere, sites to visit, or just having a... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $166 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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