Our party spent a night at Ballyhannon castle as part of a week-long trip through Ireland. As much as we enjoyed the rest of our trip, the stay at the Ballyhannon certainly marked the high point of our journey. Before booking the castle, we have researched several other castles, but have chosen Ballyhannon for both what seemed to be the most authentic castle inside and out, but at the same time not sacrificing the conveniences that we all so used to have - modern bathrooms with plenty of hot water, modern kitchen, etc..
Our booking process was smooth and painless, our hostess Margaret made it easy and helped us secure one of only a couple of days that we had at our disposal to be able to stay in the castle. We were greeted by Margaret upon arrival, were explained how to operate the in-room heaters, shown around the kitchen and the bathrooms, and after a short "orientation" we were all set.
Even though we were anticipating the castle for a few days before arriving, it far exceeded our expectations - inside and outside, authenticity, attention to details, ambience, tasteful decorations, candles on the steps of the spiral staircase, the greatly set dining table, two-story great room, convenient bedrooms - all in all, it has blown us away.
The grounds next to the castle were great too - lush greenery, cute ponies etc.
Even receiving our deposit minus electric charges was straightforward and quick.
We would recommend Ballyhannon to anyone - from wedding receptions to casual parties. You will take home unforgettable memories - we sure did.
D & A / New Jersey, USA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 15th Century Authentic Castle tower in perfect condition. Offers an amazing experience to it's visitors to stay in, or to those seeking somewhere special to celebrate a very special occasion (birthday's, weddings, reunions, large family groups on holidays, etc...) It may rent on its own, and there is the possibility of also renting the Coach House. There's an on-site bar/pub too - pull your own pints ! Please enquire directly for more details. You will never forget the feeling of fun and magic that you find at Ballyhannon Castle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ballyhannon Castle Ireland/Quin