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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is one of the leading Castle Hotels Ireland with views of Cliffs of Moher. This Clare Hotel has an award winning restaurant and is the best place to eat in Doolin. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press as one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. A 15th Century Castle ruin of the O'Brien Clan stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken Hotel.
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Shannon Airport48 km
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Convenient, clean, and extremely welcoming staff. Amazing breakfast and exceptionally beautiful location although not in the town center. Great for visiting Doolin, Cliffs of Moher and the surrounding area! Highly recommended and will not disappoint!
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Beautiful setting, we loved it here! The owner was so friendly, quaint castle with beautiful view of Atlantic and just few miles from Cliffs of Moher. Definitely highly recommend staying. Best dinner we’ve had in Ireland!
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Nice place with good food and a lovely view out to the Aran Islands. With some other places we stayed in Ireland, it was good to be in or within a short walk of the town, but here we were glad to be a couple of miles away. Quite peaceful in the evening with the stars twinkling ab
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This inn is a former estate and is situated next to the castle of the same name. A stay here includes a tour of the castle remains which provides good history of the area and the important clans people during the 14th century and beyond. The Inn is family owned and is a lovely pl
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We chose this castle home hotel due to its convenient location to the Cliffs of Moher. Located about 30 minutes north, we knew we would arrive near the end of the day and they offered bed and breakfast with a dinner option at a castle ruin/hotel.

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Hi, BeautifulBC-7. What would you like to know about this accommodation? Just wondering if there are any taxis that could take us into town from this location as we won't have a vehicle. We have a driver but he won't be on duty in the evening. Are most of the pubs and restaurants in the actual town? And is the pub in the hotel good? Live music? Thanks!
Hi there! There are taxis in town but not many, the pubs in town are great but the restaurant in the hotel is one of the best in the area. Pub in the hotel is VERY quiet and you'll find you're often the only one there, but it's very quaint and the service is good. No live music in the hotel pub. The actual town has a few really good pubs, and it's the centre of music so you'll find it all good fun. Recommend O'Connor's and McGann's (locals' favourites). Enjoy!
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Are the beds soft? Never beds?
The beds were very comfortable. There were six of us so we had three rooms and we all agreed the beds were great
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Do you have free wifi
Yes we have in all areas of hotel
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"Ocean view rooms! We stayed in #4 and it was spectacular."
"the higher the room number, the closer you are to the end of the building with the best views!"
"Get the Bridal suite if it's available. It has a lovely sitting area with windows."
"Room 7 has view of the Cliffs and a four poster bed."
"ask for room with a view."
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