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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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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This hotel is sometimes overlooked as the outlier of the Hastings chain but it offers a unique experience. The coastal surroundings are breathtaking and the history/heritage of the place sets the scene for a lovely break. Ghost stories are good craic. The food is brilliant,
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Rebecca A, I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel and glad you found the food and staff brilliant and found your overall experience unique. I hope you got to explore the local area and all the must see attractions that are on offer. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Excellent accommodation with fun game of thrones details and resident ghosts. Staff were friendly and flexible. Really liked the local concentration on food. We had booked a Game of Thrones themed afternoon tea but missed the time and were unable to wait for it the second day.
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Whitney C, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. I am delighted you found the accommodation excellent and you enjoyed learning about the history of the hotel as well as all our Game of Thrones details. Our Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea is served from 2-5pm daily and a time is reserved by the guest on check in or at the time of reservation. However, I am sorry to read you missed your slot but I am glad Norma and the gentleman on the Front Desk were able to provide you with a solution. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Wow absolutely wonderful from the waiting staff, reception, bar staff to the food. Plenty of choice and so fresh, staff were attentive but not intrusive. After eating we had a walk round the beautiful gardens, will be back and would definatly recommend Ballygally for afternoon
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Claire M, I am so glad to read you enjoyed your recent luxurious and elegant Afternoon Tea experience at Ballygally Castle. I am delighted to read you found there was a great choice of finger sandwiches and delectable treats on offer and found the staff attentive throughout the day. I really do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Very nice stay. Staff helpful and food was decent. Not the best meals we had but still very good. Bar keep in afternoon was very kind and helpful. Would recommend to families, couples and group stays. We stayed in two tower rooms.
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear galofmanycities, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant and you found everyone kind and very helpful. I hope you enjoyed staying in our tower rooms which ooze lots of character and are situated in the 17th century castle. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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A really comfortable classy stay. Great food and service. Rooms large and well appointed. Check out the game of thrones door and lovely walled garden views from the restaurant windows. Room looked out over sea. There’s history too so do check out the castle and ghost room. Very
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded 2 days ago
Dear mariosH2378PN, Thank you for your positive comments about our hotel especially the great food and service you received. I am delighted to read you enjoyed staying in one of our beautiful sea view rooms and enjoyed learning about the history of the hotel. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. 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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