Beautiful hotel set on the most beautiful scenery.Greeted by the most friendliest staff.The bedroom were nice and cosy with breathtaking lake views.Dinner was absolutely divine.This hotel has a warm,relaxing ambience vibe.100% worth a visit.You won't be disappointed.
We stayed here as a couple in peak season. Firstly the room with a lake view was gorgeous. Views were obviously stunning but the decor was tasteful and not pretentious, lots of character and history while still being modern, comfortable and perfectly clean. The bar and lounge areas are amazing, comfortable warm and friendly. Great selection at the bar with friendly service and lovely fires. The food (we had dinner and breakfast) was really outstanding- lots of personal touches such as edible flowers from their own garden with salads, great steaks and very good house wine selection. The buffet breakfast was exceptional- more choice than you could ever need. And I haven’t even mentioned the surroundings yet. One of the best locations for a hotel I’ve ever seen. If you ever get a chance to stay at this hotel, take it. And once you’ve stayed there, you’ll be back…
Gougane Barra was one of the best places I have ever stayed! I traveled here from the US with my fiancé and we had an absolutely unforgettable, magical experience. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with warm smiles, checked in and escorted to our lovely lake view room. The room was incredibly clean and the view was unbeatable. Downstairs there is a restaurant situated in a small dining room that is so classy and decorated beautifully. It overlooks the lake and makes every meal feel like fine dining. We reserved ourselves a table each night we stayed. Again, the service was amazing and the food was so delicious and prepared beautifully. In the morning, breakfast operates the same way. The biggest memorable part for us was that my fiancé and I got engaged out on Gougane’s lake during our stat. Once we mentioned to the staff our celebratory news, we were treated like the most important guests of the night! All guests and staff were being told of our engagement and we were being congratulated left and right. It made us feel so special! This hotel is a family run business with much history and it truly shows through their respectable customer service skills and true desire to connect with each of their guests. We are sad we can’t come back here every year, but, we absolutely plan to make a visit again! …
The setting is perfection itself., The welcome was warm and the service was excellent. We had a very special Sunday lunch featuring local food beautifully prepared and served to perfection. The menu provided lots of choices and as a vegetarian I was very well catered for. There is a warm family atmosphere and combined with a visit to the church, monastic setting and woods it is a perfect day out. I recommend it to visitors and locals.
Neil and Katy are wonderful hosts! Our group had a fantastic 3-course meal prepared by Chef and cook-book author Katy. Their hotel and restaurant are nestled into a most idyllic valley that shouldn’t be missed. Hotel’s lakeside view of the surrounding mountains is really awesome.
This is our second visit to this absolutely gorgeous location. Neil, Katy, and staff make you feel like you’re family. The accommodations are relaxing and very comfortable. We were very fortunate to stay in the lake view room and spent several hours just sitting on the couch looking out the window at the amazing view. Neil is a gracious host and Katy is a talented chef. Their daughters are both hardworking and very musically talented. The little on-site pub is quaint and well stocked with local beverages. The food is both delicious and presented like a work of art. No doubt - it’s a bit off the beaten path - but I challenge you to find a more idyllic setting and a more relaxing, welcoming location.
My wife and I have been going Gougane Barra for 25 years. It is truly one of the most special places on earth. It is quite and peaceful, the hotel and accommodations are fantastic, and the food is top notch! All of this is only out done by the genuine hospitality of Neil and Katy. You will not be disappointed with your stay.
A wonderful restaurant with a variety of dishes off an excellent luncheon menu. Service overseen by the proprietor and friendly table attendants. 5* quality in beautiful surroundings overlooking Gougane Barra Lake. A must visit.
We stayed in the beautiful Gouganne Barra hotel last weekend for my sister &brother in laws renewal of their wedding vows and It was absolutely gorgeous, from the outstanding staff to the amazing food we could not fault it.The views from the hotel were beautiful and the peace and quiet was so lovely.Neil and Katie the owners were on hand the whole time and made our stay a really relaxing experience nothing was too much trouble for them.we will definitely return I would definitely recommend the lovely cafe next door,they sell very tasty paninis, sandwiches and homemade cakes.
We visited this hotel while on the Vagabond tour and it was excellent! Neal and his family are gracious hosts and his wife is an amazing gourmet chef. All was excellent! Beautiful grounds and so picturesque.