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Gougane Barra Hotel

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to stay just one night so only had one dinner and one breakfast at the property, which was a shame as the food was excellent, probably the best dinner we had during our two weeks in Ireland. The hotel itself was comfortable, a little dated and plain, but the rooms were clean and quiet, and the service...

Thank JimmyH70
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It is a 5 star hotel pretending to be a 3 star! This is a solid hotel in terms of service, coziness and quality of rooms. To these will soon be added full high end amenities with the significant extension being undertaken. It's location just outside Cavan town makes it very attractive for business conference in the region & once...

1Thank Thirdtimeround
Reviewed 22 January 2017

perfect food and great service , we enjoyed every single visit to the restaurant down the years - highly recommended.The views from the restaurant are stunning , in particular when you are an angler as you will see the trout rising on the lake...

Thank Greg L
Red Lake, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The setting for this hotel is unbelievably beautiful. There is an ancient church and cemetery. There is a lovely walk nearby. The room was small, but charming and had all amenities. The food in the restaurant was amazing and delicious. The breakfast oatmeal had happy faces drawn in apple sauce or chocolate chips which shows the care and attention to...

Thank Sherrilee R
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed here with a small group tour in October for a night. We would have loved to have stayed longer. Located in a place where one might find his soul, along a mountain lake and beautiful little church. The owner has been told he resembles 'Basil Fawlty' so often he has 'Fawlty Towers' looped on one of the t.v. channels....

3Thank billjfrompa
Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Katie and Neil do an amazing job of making their guests feel like it's home from home. The view from the hotel is magical. The food is delicious and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay when you need a quiet getaway.

1Thank Denise R
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed at Gougane Barra for two nights for a Wedding. It is a delightful hotel overlooking a beautiful lake. We had a nice double room overlooking the lake at the front of the hotel. The food was really excellent. Breakfast was everything you could have wished for. The dinners were really special, particularly the seafood! I had the best...

1Thank chrisbevan44
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning peaceful area and lovely family run semi private hotel on the lake. Amazing food and homely bedroom. Very limited phone reception which is perfect to get away from it all for your stay. Forest park walking distance along river or mountain walks.

Thank chriseire
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The pictures one sees really don't do this place justice. It's an absolutely beautiful location / hotel, and the owners are really wonderful. Right from meeting you when you arrive through to making sure the food and drink is to your liking and even seeing you off as you're leaving - they really seem to want to ensure that your...

1Thank Deirdre T
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was our third stay at Gougane Barra and I think it was even better this time. Still the same breathtaking views, still the incredibly warm welcome and hospitality, but I think the food was even better this time. I couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough and only wish we didn't live so far away!

1Thank CEBL

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: €109 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Gougane Barra Macroom
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
 of 5 bubbles JimmyH70, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles chrisbevan44, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay at hotel - just the tea rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 691paulineg, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Jonnokinsella, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two floors to the hotel & our ideal room is, of course 'a room with a view' those to the front & left hand side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Pippin915, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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