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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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Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Let me start by saying that we generally enjoyed our trip to the hotel on 23 February 2019. The check in was smooth, the staff were really friendly, dinner was nice and breakfast was fantastic. The only issue we had was that the hotel had a large wedding reception in, which is
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jonny3693, Thank you for your review. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your recent stay. I am pleased to read you found check in smooth, staff friendly and the food on offer was of a high standard. However, I am disappointed to read you had an issue with your room which I do apologise about. You are correct in saying that all wedding guests are assigned directly above the function room so I will be sure to look into this further to see how this happened. I am glad that Reception were able to provide another room for you on the night and I am sorry for the inconvenience caused. Should you wish to discuss your comments further, please message myself directly on the email address below. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager. E: accounts@bgc.hastingshotels.com
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We stayed in Ballygally Castle Hotel for 1 night and I would recommend this destination for complete relaxation - get away from it all. Although there is no Spa, you just need to look out the front window and stare at the sea, or in warmer weather sit outside in the gardens. The
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Roberta B, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay. Our location is definitely one of the things we are very proud of about our hotel. We are so lucky to have a property situated right on the Causeway Coastal Route - I hope you got to explore some of the local attractions. I truly appreciate your kind words about our staff - it's such a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Lovely hotel in a lovely spot. We had a great 2 night stay. Very clean. Staff couldn’t have been nicer, from reception to bar staff. Really clean but shower really low pressure, hard to even wash my hair. Breakfast was definitely one of the best I have had in a hotel. Really
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Freedom04449391833, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you find our location to your liking and hope you got to make the most of our beautiful private walled gardens as well as the beach at the front of the hotel. I am pleased to read you found all staff friendly and welcoming from start to finish throughout your stay and you found our breakfast to be of a high standard. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Recent first time stay The hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was very spacious and modern. The cuisine was excellent throughout our stay. The staff were very friendly and approachable, making us feel very welcome.
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Passport48208893844, I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel and I am delighted to read that the hotel exceeded your expectations. This is what we strive for and I am sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Stayed just for the night and couldn’t fault the hotel! The staff were excellent and room was great nice and tidy and bed was really comfortable! Had dinner that night and this was great food absolutely amazing food to be honest! The breakfast was great also plenty to choose
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Getaway63364709666, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to future guests. I am delighted to read you found the staff excellent and our King Koil 'Cloud Beds' extremely comfortable. It is so lovely to read all your positive comments about all aspects of your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon if you are 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)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomNorthern IrelandBallygally
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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