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Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Ireland
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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…
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
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Gift shop
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Snack bar
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Fishing
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English, French, Spanish, German
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stephen roche wrote a review Aug 4
Blarney, Ireland3 contributions
Our family had Breakfast at The Gougane Barra Hotel . Parents and four children aged 16 to 11. Setting is wonderful, view across the lake to the little church, with reflection on still water. The breakfast was excellent, Lots of choices, food and service was excellent. It was a great start to our Holiday 5 star ⭐
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Co.Corktraveller wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland82 contributions58 helpful votes
Was hoping to get some photographs of the area at sunset and decided to treat myself to a stay over in the Gougane Barra hotel. Very friendly and efficient team working at the hotel. Always a word for you which is so unusual when staying at other hotels. Room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. All in all a great stay and hoping to stay again when I travel down to capture the Autumn colours.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Óstán Barra, General Manager at Gougane Barra Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Co.Corktraveller, Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay in Gougane Barra. I hope you got some nice photos at sunset! I will pass on your compliments to the team, thank you. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to capture the Autumn colours, Ali
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AnneCrosshaven wrote a review Jul 2020
Cork, Ireland33 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed in the Gougane Barra Hotel for 2 nights for Our daughters wedding on the 18th July amid strict restrictions due to covid 19. From the moment we arrived we were met with a warm welcome from friendly and efficient staff. The hotel was spotless and the rooms were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. We were only able to confirm the wedding once the government announced the changes, but even within-the short time Neil and Katie had everything organized. The food was amazing and there was no issue managing dietary requirements. Katie even made fresh baked gluten free scones for the coeliacs in our group. Every single plate served was perfection, and full of flavor. Every Service was seamless, and while the staff adhered to all the Covid requirements they did so with minimum fuss. Neil, Katie and their team did everything they could to ensure perfection for Our daughter, her husband and all of us. We will definitely be back again, Well done everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Óstán Barra, General Manager at Gougane Barra Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AnneCrosshaven, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you all enjoyed the special day! It was our pleasure to look after your family for your daughter's wedding. I will pass on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy and to the rest of the team. We are so lucky to have such a great team who are always happy to cater to dietary requirements. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back anytime, Thanks once again, Ali
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Barbara N wrote a review Jul 2020
County Wexford, Ireland2 contributions
This is a three star hotel with five star service and standards. From the time we arrived at this lovely family run hotel in a tranquil setting overlooking a lake with fabulous scenery, we felt relaxed and welcomed. The rooms are perfect, the food gorgeous and the staff were all friendly. There are gorgeous walks in the forest as well as the Sli Gaeltacht Mhuscrai section of the Beara Breifne Way right on your doorstep if hill walking is your thing. A perfect spot for a getaway- highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Óstán Barra, General Manager at Gougane Barra Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Barbara N, Thank you so much for your review and for regarding our service and standards as 5 star. What a lovely compliment! I will pass on your kind words to the team. I'm glad to hear you got to enjoy all the walks around Gougane Barra too. Thanks once again, Ali
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Sullymadra wrote a review Jul 2020
Wexford, Ireland22 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed for a three night break in this welcoming family run hotel. Bedroom was clean comfortable and had a lovely view of the lake. Staff was friendly and helpful and the owner Neil a consummate professional. The food was amazing breakfast and dinner with lovely fish options each night as well as vegetarian and chicken . Food locally sourced as much as possible .Took the rowing boat out on the lake - fabulous A pleasure to stay and a real break away .
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Óstán Barra, General Manager at Gougane Barra Hotel
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Dear Sullymadra, Thank you very much for your lovely review and the lovely photograph of the view from your room. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your break away staying with us. I will pass on your compliments to the team, especially the kitchen team and my dad, Neil. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime, Thanks once again, Ali
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel gougane barra, gougane barra macroom
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkBallingearyGougane Barra
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gougane Barra Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gougane Barra Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gougane Barra Church (0.08 miles), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (0.02 miles), and Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gougane Barra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Gougane Barra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gougane Barra Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Gougane Barra Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Gougane Barra.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gougane Barra Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Gougane Barra Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bull Rock (8.8 miles).
Does Gougane Barra Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Gougane Barra Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.