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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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We only stayed one night at this hotel and wish we had spent more time there. The service was impeccable. One of the members of our party needed antibiotics and the staff made dozens of calls to find a pharmacy open on a holiday. The newly renovated rooms (some are not) are very spacious with beautiful views of a gently...

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Sadly only stayed one night. Drove out to the Castle from Dublin as it was to crazy there on St Patrick's Totally worth the drive Beautiful hotel under some current remodeling but did not affect our stay The lunch was delicious seafood chowder! Dinner was included in our package as well as breakfast and they were both fabulous The room...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights here. The riveside suite was comfortable with superb views but ...no in room tea/ coffee making facilities and no safe . Strange . The standard of food was good but service appeared haphazard with a certain level of disorganisation and poor communication between staff members evident. Before arriving I had expressed an interest in doing some...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived up to high expectations set by previous trips here thankfully Great food, friendly and attentive staff who all cared for our experience Only the weather wasn't great, but it is Connemara after all We'll be back again no doubts at all - if you're an appreciator of good food and quiet escapism this is the place for you.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't actually stay as a hotel guest, but used the hotel bar for a lovely lunch -seafood chowder, smoked chicken salad and drinks etc- staff very attentive and pleasant. Talked to a couple of residents, everyone was delighted with the hotel. We walked around the grounds - lots of forestry work currently underway as old paths are being rediscovered and...

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Orono, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

A heavenly experience..a stay in this Castle was an experience never to be forgotten! picturesque it's beautiful river running thru it..and wooded grounds is a photographers dream...fly fishing the way it was meant to be..pampered like royalty. the inviting little pub inside, was a local with wonderful pub food and a great spot to tell the tales of the day....

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Dublin, Ireland
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This hotel is all about location, location, location. It is set on a beautifully wooded river. Some work has been done on the hotel. Some of my problems with it... there are no tea and coffee facilities in the room - you have to request it. The lock on our door was faulty and our sink was leaking onto the...

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We Like Everything!!! We have been visiting Ballynahinch Castle for the past 16 years. We are always sad to leave but are buoyed by the thoughts of our next visit (we travel from the US, often specifically and the journey is so worth the destination). The hotel has incredible charm that allows you to forget all your worries.... 4 days...

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1Thank A M
Galway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in March 2017. The best part about this hotel is it's location on the banks of the Owenmore River. Great walks and scenery around the private Hotel Estate. Restaurant atmosphere and cuisine was excellent - although the service could be a small bit better. Great music and character in the hotel bar. Nearby beaches and mountain walks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth stay at Ballynahinch. We always return to the stunning castle situated in the woods along the river. The staff at check-in was pleasant and helpful. We were in a beautiful suite that looked out along the river with spectacular views. The room was bright, relaxing, comfortable, spacious and clean and had all the amenities you would...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury 4 star hotel located on a 450 acre estate with 48 bedrooms & suites overlooking the river, mountain or both. The Fisherman's pub serves lunch and dinner by the open log fire, dinner is also served in the award winning Owenmore Restaurant. On site, miles of scenic river & lakeside walks, bicycles to explore the area, fly fishing and clay shooting. Locally we have a boat trip from Roundstone fishing village which includes a trip to a deserted island & lobster fishing and great hiking. Connemara National Park, Connemara Golf Club and Clifden are all a short drive as is the ferry & airport to the Aran Islands. Ballynahinch Castle is the ideal base for touring Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Address: Ballinafad | Connemara, Recess, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Recess
Price Range: €184 - €516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballynahinch Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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