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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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#2 of 4 hotels in Doolin
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is a 4 star hotel and one of the leading Castle Hotels in Ireland with views of the Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands. 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 Castle Hotel 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)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
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Seating area
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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ChrisWUk wrote a review Aug 2023
UK24 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel is in a wonderful location and far exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The views from our room were outstanding (once the weather cleared!) and we would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Shawna M wrote a review Jul 2023
Fanore, Ireland17 contributions4 helpful votes
Ballinalacken restaurant is an impressive mix of fine dining, amazing cuisine, an exceptionally curated wine list, views that make you gasp, and prices that don’t make you gasp. The dining room is elegant and charming. The service is world class, all while welcoming you like old friends. Ballinalacken restaurant is not only extraordinary, it’s wonderfully unique in ways that are truly hard to describe. It’s perfect for a special occasion, or, for a lovely night out with friends, as we did. Wow. A great dinner and meaningful memory. Thanks!!!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Happiness606364 wrote a review Jul 2023
Frankfurt, Germany11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed three nights in May during a trip along the west coast. We enjoyed our stay very much and can definitely recommend it. The house is in the countryside - extremely quiet. The rooms have recently been redecorated and offer a more than adequate level of comfort and luxury. From many rooms you can indeed see the cliffs of Moher in the distance. The full Irish breakfast was very good. We enjoyed very much the restaurant of the hotel in the evening. After a long day of sightseeing it was nice to relax there, enjoy a really good meal and be able to drink some wine or beer. I found the lamb to be really excellent. The hotel is ideally situated for excursions: the cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the boat to the Arran islands are all just a short drive away.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Thomas S wrote a review Jul 2023
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We stand for three nights in Ballinalacken Castle Country House. Cecilia and Declan made our stay to wonderful true Irish experience. First of all: this family takes care of you. Great hints, specially for making the Cliffs of Moher and the Aron Islands unforgettable and more than a touristic sight. The little visit of the own castle was astonishing. Deep historical informations, back to Oliver Cromwell. And then coming home after long days they served us with excellent dinners in a lovely Atmosphere with views to the cliffs and over the ocean. Many thanks to this heartful lovely hosts, Thomas, Ingrid, Ken and Judy
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Ryan O wrote a review Jul 2023
Sugar Land, Texas65 contributions32 helpful votes
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Beautiful property. We stayed in Room #8. You can see the ocean from a very spacious and well appointed room. On site restaurant is amazing. Castle tour at 6:30pm is amazing. Owner/proprietor Declan is a class act. Real value in the price and what you get.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Escape165532 wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Like being at home, what wonderful hosts, and a restaurant to die for. The views of the Atlantic are sublime with the cliffs of Mohar in the distance. If you’re looking for a wonderful Doolin experience, this is it. Wake up to exceptional sights, the mist off the Atlantic and the smells of fresh Irish breakfast!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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mfmurphy1984 wrote a review Jul 2023
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Charming, old world experience. Felt like we traveled in time. Breath taking grounds between the view of the castle and Cliffs of Moher in the distance. Husband and wife proprietors were warm, welcoming and friendly. Maybe a little dated but we like it that way!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Pamela B wrote a review Jul 2023
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My husband and I stayed 3 nights and they could not have been more perfect. The country house was decorated beautifully and the entire staff was friendly and so much help. The food was excellent and the surroundings amazing. We would, and have recommended Ballinalacken Castle County House to everyone we can.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Joanne A wrote a review Jul 2023
Miami Beach, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful stay in the Doolin area! Declan and his team did not disappoint with their warm personalities, excellent suggestions, and deliciously prepared food. We loved the intimate nature and the ability to get to know the other guests at dinner or in one of the sitting rooms. Additionally, Declan gave a wonderful tour of the family castle remains!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Katherine wrote a review Jul 2023
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This place is a true gem! The hotel accommodations are tastefully furnished and decorated in the original old manor style. And nothing prepares you for the amazing, breath taking views of the ocean and the landscape, and the actual Medieval castle tower in the back yard! The hotel owner, a wonderful host, takes the guests on a private tour to the castle, including walking up to the top of the tower with the most amazing views of the area. The hotel staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive. The restaurant serves amazing dinner and full breakfast. This was definitely our best hotel experience during our 10 day trip to Ireland and we would recommend it to anybody visiting the area, we will visit again next time we are in Ireland!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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PRICE RANGE
€202 - €279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ballinalacken castle country house hotel doolin, ballinalacken castle country hotel, ballinalacken castle country doolin
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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