The walks around the hotel are lovely. This is a beautiful spot to rest and recharge. The hotel is pleasant, but certainly does not merit a 4-star rating in terms of service, comfort or facilities.
The building needs renovation inside and out. External walls are plastered with a rather dreary, 1950s suburban pebbledash - rather lowering the tone of what purports to be a castle...
There were no vegetarian options for dinner, and zero interest on the part of the reception staff to enquire if the kitchen could accomodate two vegetarians. They looked at us as if we were creatures from another planet when we told them we were vegetarians. We ate in town.
The hotel has a rather squalid looking 'pub' area - not very inviting.
Breakfast was good.
- 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