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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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We stayed in the hotel in September 2018. We booked a room via Booking.com and it was one that was marginally cheaper than average. What we did not know was that this meant we had a room with a grotty view at the back and no outlook. The garden view was not of much garden.
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Cecelia went was extremely helpful and friendly. Our room with the conservatory had a breathtaking view of the ocean, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. The full Irish breakfast was superb. The very best scones! I think the dinners we enjoyed are Michelin worthy. Deklin
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Response from CeciliaMargaret, Owner at Ballinalacken Castle Country House
Responded 1 Aug 2018
Hi Trish, Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you both back to our hotel in the future, regards, Cecilia
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We had a wonderful stay. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is extremely helpful and welcoming. The rooms were quaint, clean, and comfortable. The food was very good. It is not in the town center so you will have to drive into Doolin. That being said, the location is great
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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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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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"Go for sea view"
"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."
US$198 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterThe BurrenDoolin
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