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Dublin Ireland
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been to Gougane Barra many times over the years we decided it was time to stay in the hotel. We got the last room available on a Wednesday and whilst we were a bit concerned there was no need. The room was excellent, spacious with a beautiful view up the valley. The food was superb and the view from... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old hotel celebrating 80 years of providing hospitality, we chose it to celebrate our anniversary. It did not disappoint. While it is old fashioned, the proprietors have kept the standards up and gave us a room which was impeccably clean and well appointed. It had not one but two windows with views of the lake and oratory. A nice... More 

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Thank Smaca
County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this well-sited, bright and airy dining room, with a great view of the ancient chrch and lake, we were treated to a magnificent meal, food and service combined. I dined on an exquisite half-duck, impeccably prepared with a fruity sauce. The wine selection was broad, and we selected an excellent Malbeck for about €22.00. After the meal, a walk... More 

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Thank Jonnokinsella
Cork, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot, very relaxing and unique location with a sense that it is a throw back to a time since past. The food was spectacular and worth the stay in itself. The accommodations were dated by modern standards (paper thin walls, rattling door and poor bed). I would return but perhaps not overnight. The pint wasn't the best.

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Thank Dan871948
County Wexford, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where time stands still, there is no hectic pace here, it is about natural beauty, peace and tranquility. It holds on to these attributes not withstanding the arrival of cars and buses...all remains calm. One's eye is drawn to the lake and the church but then the hotel; a perfect setting for a perfect soujourn. Gougane Barra hotel... More 

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Thank Pippin915
Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pippin915, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your room, the view from your room and the food. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here. What a great compliment that you enjoy being at our hotel from the moment you step through the front door to the last... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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785 reviews
206 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 865 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many attempts managed to book for Sunday lunch...memorable location sitting at a table looking out over the lake which is one of my favourite spots in Ireland. Great food with choice of two or three courses and a very good wine list, friendly relaxed service with no pressure to eat up and move on. Could have sat there all... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ExpatKL88, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the food, the wine list, the value and the service here at Gougane Barra Hotel. I printed your review and it is now hanging up on the noticeboard in the kitchen so that your compliments are passed on to the rest of the team here. It would... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat we enjoyed on the Friday of the August bank holiday weekend. We really enjoyed a smashing meal with of course the stunning scenery of Gougane Barra before Theatre by the Lake. The hotel just has that charm of its own with such lovely staff. We cannot stop talking about our experience since. here s only one way... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pkofarrell, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the scenery, our service, food and your experience of Theatre by the Lake. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here at Gougane Barra Hotel. We look forward to solving your dilemma and welcoming you back, Jane. More 

Cork
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic event,saw the Big Fella. Ideal situation for really relevant plays.This is a fantastic summer event in ideal surroundings on the banks of the lake in view of the Oratory. Nice pre event drinks in Cronins café and interval break in the hotel.

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Thank Martin F
Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin F, Thank you for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that enjoyed your experience of Theatre by the Lake, I will pass on your compliments. I hope that you get the chance to return to Gougane Barra soon. Jane. More 

Cork, Ireland
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71 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this hotel and location. We were there for the Theatre by-the-lake, preceded by dinner in the hotel, which was very impressive indeed, for range, quality and value. Gougane is a truly special place, and a friendly welcome assured!

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ballinora4, Thank you for your lovely review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel, its location and your experience of Theatre by the Lake. I will pass on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy and to the rest of the team here at Gougane Barra Hotel, highlighting range, quality, value and the welcome you... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old world hotel in one of the most beautiful locations in Co Cork. It is beside a lake and an iconic church in a dead end valley of forested mountains. I went for a dinner with eight friends and was very plesently surprised with the standard of food and service. The Clona kilt black pudding starter was... More 

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Thank John O
Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John O, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your compliments to the front-of-house team on their service. I will also pass on your compliments to the kitchen team, highlighting the starter and main course! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back, Jane. More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: $115 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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