We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Ballyhannon Castle
Nearby Hotels
The Inn at Dromoland(Newmarket-on-Fergus)(Great Value!)
$109
$73
Travelocity
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Dromoland Castle Hotel(Newmarket-on-Fergus)
$1,124
Preferred Hotels
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Banner Lodge(Ennis)(Great Value!)
$62
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
$115
$103
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$168
$108
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$74
Hotwire.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
$78
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$101
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Woodstock(Ennis)(Great Value!)
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (139)
Filter reviews
139 results
Traveler rating
126
6
3
0
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
126
6
3
0
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscoach housegreat roomonce in a lifetimemodern amenitiesspiral staircasewasher dryercelebrate our weddingfun exploringhistoric placeguests enjoymemorable staywest coast of irelandirish pubireland vacationup to datebeautiful childrentower house
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
57 - 62 of 139 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We recently stayed at Ballyhannon and loved the definite "authentic" feel of the place - it was very exciting to stay in the stone tower knowing its age and the history - very neat!

Margaret and her husband are the owners and were very very nice and accommodating and took much effort to explain the ins and outs of the place as well as other general helpful information for the area as we were on vacation.

I really only have all "pros" and no "cons" here- the only advice i'd supply is that travelers should consider this like a vacation rental home - like we have in the states - so going into the abode you should be prepared to bring your own supplies and provisions etc - just as you would if you rented a house or cabin on a weekend getaway.
Also, there will be a charge for power usage, which was very reasonable - and we have no complaint about the energy cost - however, i would suggest to the owners that you perhaps show a before and after KW usage and explain the rate so it's 100% transparent. Again, when we've run into energy consumption costs - we usually have the before and after as well as the rate. But, again - i will iterate the overall energy costs were very reasonable - we only thought of this as we where flying home, as it may have been helpful in the onset.

Again, the castle was very cool - and had a great medieval atmosphere to it - as well as being centrally located to lots of Ireland's great sites - Limmerick, Galway, Ennis, Cliffs of Moher - all very close and great to visit.

Thanks to Margaret and her husband! - we had a great time!

Best

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank kuehnnyc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great place to stay. We hired the entire castle and the coach house for the experience of a lifetime for our entire family. Son came in on break from Afghanistan. Great location for everywhere. We are coming back...

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
7  Thank CauleyFamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had a wonderful experience in Ballyhannon Castle in November 2012. Between the castle and the coach house we accomodated 13 adults and 6 children for a weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday. The castle itself is truly wonderful and its authenticity really added to the sense of occasion. Our guests' feedback was unanimously positive. Margaret did a fantastic job to make sure that allof our needs were taken care of.

We also used the catering services of Brian Mortell who produced a fabulous 5 course meal for the 13 adults and served with true professionalism in the castle's dining room. We didn't have to lift a finger (including the washing up) and again the meal and its location added hugely to the occasion.

Many and sincere thanks!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Hazel M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Last december I had my medieval themed wedding there. Any picture that I saw before the day could not really picture how beautiful is the place! Every room makes you feel like a princess and I did not get any special decoration for the wedding, so it's always that perfect! If you like animals there is an amazing surprise: many friendly mini poneis outside! I wish I could take one home!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
4  Thank mrcalmon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Christmas 2012 will be etched into our families memories forever! Stone walls, authentic spiral stairs and slot windows, rich and romantic decorations but all the modern amenities to make it a warm and comfortable stay. We pulled off the full Christmas dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, the atmospheric and richly decorated grand dining hall was the perfect place to have our feast and then retired to the most delightful lounge with the log fire keeping us extra toasty. The four castle bedrooms were a perfect match for a group and were very comfortable, cosy and beautifully decorated. The castle has so much more authenticiy, charm and atmosphere than any photo can portray! Margaret and her family did a wonderful job of making us feel welcomed, showing us all the ins and outs for enjoying our stay. All our communication was quickly addressed and so so informative and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
4  Thank GBKO
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews