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On the N67, Gragan East, Ballyvaughan H91 CF60 Ireland
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With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon and Frederieke together with their staff manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, an eclectic art collection, open fires, candles, jugs of flowers and Shelley the cat add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. The hotel while strictly not a "castle" in the usual sense of the word has been named "Gregans Castle" since it was built in 1750 as a more comfortable residence for the O'Loughlen and Martyn families from the nearby 16th century towerhouse. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren Food Trail. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, the Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling, Golf. Members of The Burren Ecotourism Network.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Alec Bromley wrote a review Nov 2022
Bolton, United Kingdom102 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in a very nice junior suite (Thank you Ken for the upgrade). Stayed here many times, very happy with the comfort, ambiance, food and service. Would recommend it to any discerning traveller. Hope to see you again when we next visit County Claire.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Ophelia89 wrote a review Oct 2022
Minneapolis91 contributions116 helpful votes
Wow - what an absolute gem. The settings and grounds of this hotel are so peaceful and beautiful, with lovely gardens and generous views out to the Burren. Our room was just a delight, with a lovely view and the most comfortable hotel bed I possibly have ever experienced. The hotel bar is very atmospheric and was a great place to hang out and taste various whiskys, as recommended by the bar tender. And the hotel smells amazing - a mixture of the special candles (for sale) they have with a soupcon of fireplace smoke. I would move in if I could!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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thomas b wrote a review Oct 2022
Coogee, Australia6 contributions
amazing little hotel in the middle of the burren, staff was super friendly and food very good. walks around the hotel are probably some of the most beautiful we did on our trip in Ireland, very much recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: September 2022
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MYGreenberg wrote a review Oct 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona140 contributions55 helpful votes
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Absolutely gorgeous hotel, grounds and food. The countryside is breathtaking and the hotel so comfortable and warm. Our room was huge and the bathroom was great. There is a beautiful walking path that is so peaceful. I wish I could have stayed longer than 2 nights.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John D wrote a review Oct 2022
Bailieborough, Ireland12 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic few days Extremely helpful staff. Pet friendly as we had our 2 dogs with us. Food was exceptional. 7 course taster recommended. Breakfast had a large range of fruit with all the extras one could want for breakfast. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda M wrote a review Sep 2022
Atlanta, Georgia194 contributions113 helpful votes
We loved this cozy and warmly decorated countryside hotel. The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms large. Our room had a wonderful view of the countryside. Staff were very friendly. Nice bar with cozy sitting areas by fireplace. Breakfast was included and was very good.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Departure148531 wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent breakfast with great choice and presented very well. Very comfortable lounge and bar area, friendly staff. Our room was disappointingly small with a very cramped bathroom and no outlook. Ok for one person but not really as a double. The hotel is not accessible other than by car so be aware that you will need to drive (or take a taxi) to get anywhere. The only meal option available when we were staying was the set dinner at £90 per person.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Robert S wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent a couple of nights here in August, 2022. Grounds and public areas are very nice, but there is little to do beyond walking around. Our ground floor room had an exit to a small patch of grass and bird feeder. There's no TV and the radio only works on one station. Our room only had a double bed while everywhere else in Ireland they at least offer king sizes. The dinner was very slow and overpriced. And, it is NOT a castle and there isn't one nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Ciarrai2014 wrote a review Aug 2022
County Kildare, Ireland657 contributions246 helpful votes
We went for the high tea experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a large selection of savoury and sweet to be eaten. The stack of food on the three tiered plate is impressive. Would recommend having with a pot of tea or coffee rather than a cappuccino or americano.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susan L wrote a review Jul 2022
73 contributions31 helpful votes
We loved our 3 day stay at Gregan's Castle Hotel. No, the hotel isn't a castle, but the property is beautiful, very well-appointed, with every public room fulfilling a lovely and comfortable concept of a country manor. Outstanding and friendly service, scrupulously clean. We built in 1 day where we didn't leave the property, but walked the grounds, reading, chatting, and enjoying all 3 meals, with lunch outside overlooking the beautiful view - resulting in my husband repeatedly complimenting me on my good planning! Booking in, we knew that the hotel was not in walking distance of any of the villages, so we expected to rely on taxis and the hotel was most helpful. Denise at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful. Because they were close to full when we booked, the only accomodation was a junior suite and I am very happy that we spent the extra money for a luxurious, comfortable room, excellent bathroom and its own garden.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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US$343 - US$539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenBallyvaughan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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GREGANS CASTLE HOTEL - UPDATED 2022 Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Gregans Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Burren Birds of Prey Centre (5.2 km), Burren way (7.0 km), and The Burren (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monks Ballyvaughan, O'Donohue's Pub, and Tea and Garden Rooms.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (4.3 km), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (5.0 km), and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (4.8 km).
Does Gregans Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Gregans Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.