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Ballygally Castle

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Located on the scenic Antrim coast only 26 miles from Belfast and close to Larne, the Ballygally Castle faces the sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. This enchanting hotel is full of character and charm. The many original castle features and antique furnishings also give the hotel a unique welcoming atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Great View
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1,775Reviews
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My family (8 of us in total) stayed at The Ballygally Castle for the weekend as part of a longer trip through Ireland. The hotel has amazing views. The rooms were very clean. The restaurant had great food. Most importantly was that everyone we encountered at the hotel was
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear zds0056, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travellers. I am sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to you and the needs of your group as much as you enjoyed your stay. I am delighted to read you found all the staff friendly and accommodating and loved our beautiful location. If you're travelling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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We had an amazing stay! Thank you so much for making our stay for special & the attention to detail for my husbands 50th was second to none, especially the room upgrade which was a lovely surprise! I have to say our stay has been the best. Best hotel & fabulous friendly staff!
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Donna44Belfast, Belated Happy 50th Birthday to your husband! I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and so glad you loved your complimentary upgrade to our Garden suite. I appreciate your positive feedback and 5* review of our hotel. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Our hotel was recommended by our driver for the week and enjoyed a great meal and luxurious accommodations. Great view too. Conveniently located and easy to book. All special requests were acknowledged. Friendly staff. GREAT shower. Clean
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear chaplains, Thank you for taking the time to give us your 5* feedback about your recent stay. I am delighted to read you thoroughly enjoyed your first visit to Northern Ireland and you found our staff friendly, accommodation luxurious and great dining options available. I hope you were able to explore the area and must see attractions near by. I look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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This hotel is stunning in an amazing location. Before and during our visit Douglas was really helpful and friendly. He couldn’t do enough for us, he’s a credit to the company. Overall lovely stay. However, there were really noisy guests from 11pm on and off until 5am and
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kaylev4, Thank you for your kind review. We truly appreciate your kind words about Dougie and I will be sure to let him know how much of an impact he made during your stay. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. I hope you got to make the most of our beautiful location and explore the local area. However, I am sorry to read you experienced some noisy guests at night which I can only apologise about. Had our Night Porter known about this at the time, he could have rectified this small issue at the time. I am so glad to read you would recommend the hotel and look forward to welcoming you both back again. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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This hotel has everything you could wish for. Breakfast had a choice for everyone. The soup and sandwiches were first class and the evening meal was of a very high standard. Bedrooms were of a high standard and complimentary toiletries were a bonus. Thank you to everyone who
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear jansjets15, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating - I am delighted to read such positive feedback about your recent stay. I am glad you found the bedrooms to be of a high standard and found the food on offer first class. I hope to welcome you back again if you are ever in the area. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Are all of your rooms equipped with a hair dryer? THANKS.
I would guess they all do - certainly our rooms have always had one - but even should some not then reception / housekeeping will undoubtedly provide you with one.
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Are all rooms equipped with a hair dryer? Thanks.
Hi Andy, Yes all our bedrooms our equipped with hairdryers Warmest Regards Ballygally Castle
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How far away are the nearest shops?
Good Evening, We have a local grocery store just metres away from the hotel.
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Hi DavidShelley, Sorry for the late reply, Belfast International & Belfast City Airport are both approx 25 miles away from Ballygally Castle. A taxi is normally easily got from both airports and we can organise a return taxi to the airport for you. Please call us on 02828581066 if we can be of any help. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup
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We were wanting to book a tower room is it able to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child?
Good Morning Ychh11557, Our Tower Rooms are a double bed only however we do have family rooms in our main hotel building that would accommodate 2 adults & 1 child. Please call our reservations department on 02828581066 to book these type of rooms. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager
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"rooms at back have nice garden views Rooms at front have sea views but are only a few yards from the main coast road"
"Ask for one with sea view."
"The Garden Suite, luxury"
"Ocean view are where we stayed and enjoyed"
"I'd love to have been in a tower room, supplement but prob worth it!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$144 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomNorthern IrelandBallygally
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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