We came expecting a castle and were rather dissapointed in what we got. It is a stretch to call it a castle and the piece of it we stayed in was only 9 years old. Not the romantic notion I have of a castle. The grounds are very attractive and the rooms have a nice view of the river running behind the "castle". Sevice personal are not very friendly, they will do things you request but not with a smile. We found that things we would expect to be in the rooms, that we found in many other hotel rooms along the way, were missing. We could not make our own coffee or tea at night when we felt like having it, we had to call the scowling bell hop to bring us some. They do not provide maps of the grounds or a dinner menu to preview in the room, they make you search these things out at the desk or the dinning areas themselves. I trully thought it was rude, as the desk help would not obtain a menu for me I had to hunt it down from the waitstaff preparing for dinner. I have particular food needs and I want to see a menu first. In a hotel as costly as this one I expect better service and more convenieces at my finger tips. Also an important note - if you are looking to experience Irish culture and hang out in local places at night getting to know the residence, do not stay here. It is very remote and if you want a pint you have to drive at least 30 minutes to have one outside the hotel pub. I would not stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury 4 star hotel located on a 700 acre estate with 48 bedrooms & suites overlooking the river, mountain or both. The Fisherman's pub serves lunch and dinner by the open log fire, dinner is also served in the award winning Owenmore Restaurant. On site, miles of scenic river & lakeside walks, bicycles to explore the area, fly fishing and clay shooting. Locally we have a boat trip from Roundstone fishing village which includes a trip to a deserted island & lobster fishing and great hiking. Connemara National Park, Connemara Golf Club and Clifden are all a short drive as is the ferry & airport to the Aran Islands. Ballynahinch Castle is the ideal base for touring Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Ireland/County Galway - Recess