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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Ballinalacken is a very comfortable hotel, upmarket but still feels friendly and comfortable. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and ours had a fantastic view over the Cliffs of Moher. Cecilia, Declan and their staff made us at home. Declan took one of us round the castle (the other couldn't do the stairs) and advised us on a great place...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I spent nights in Radissons and Redcastle, and the legendary Lough Eske, But, with all their various charms, this place - Ballinalacken Castle Country House - is the out-and-out Best hotel experience of the entire trip. Why? The people. Period. As lush as this one was, or as modern as that one was, or as central as that other one...

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This hotel was the best we stayed at in Ireland. Declan and his wife were wonderful. All the staff were wonderful. Declan took us on an unforgettable tour of the castle behind the hotel. I needed an article of clothing washed and I so appreciated them offering to help me. The dining room and sun room were warm and inviting....

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed in the Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel for 2 nights in May and thought it was wonderful. The rooms were clean and neat, the beds were extremely comfortable, there was a pub located in the hotel, along with a very good restaurant. Just outside our door was a Castle ruin, which is owned by the hotel, which Declan...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed one night at the country house, and it was lovely. We had a long day of being on the road & seeing many sights, we arrived in the evening a little tired and ready for our room & food. We were not disappointed! The service was top-notch, our room was beyond lovely with antique furniture and views of...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We are just finishing up a week long stay at the Ballinalacken castle country house, we had planned to cover much of the island during our 10day visit but once we arrived at Ballinalacken on day 3 we took up residence for the remainder and used it as home base for day trips all around county Clare. Cecelia and Decklin...

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Dublin
Reviewed 16 May 2013

My partner and l recently returned to Clare and spent the night at BallinalackenCastle. We have stayed here previously and have always had a lovely pleasant experience. We arrived on a wet miserable April evening. But the misery outside soon evaporated once we entered.We were met at the desk by Cecelia, she was very friendly and welcomed us back. We...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We stayed two nights at Ballinalacken Castle Country House. After being shown two rooms, we decided on a room in the older part of the hotel as it had far more charm then the room in the newer part of the hotel. It was a corner room with one window facing the cliffs and the other a meadow. The four...

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Belmont, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed here for two nights recently and dined here on one of those nights. The grounds are lovely but the entry gate and driveway are a bit tricky. The house itself is very pleasant with many interesting period touches. Our room was comfy but not luxurious. The bedding could use feather pillows and duvets rather than foam pillows and...

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Blarney
Reviewed 9 May 2013

After searching for a nice quaint hotel for my wife and I to stay in our first visit to Co.Clare. I have to say I was disappointed. The radiator in our room had a mind of its own after spending a day at the cliffs we returned to a cold room and no way to turn on the heating. In...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: €170 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballinalacken Castle Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for the rooms with the views over the cliffs, definitely worth it. Hotel is not often at full capacity.”
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