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Gougane Barra Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Southern Illinois
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We stayed here one night during our Driftwood tour of Ireland. It has been run by the same family by generations and feels more like a B & B than a hotel. It is outside of town on a beautiful lake with a 9th century small church by that lake. There is also a 6th century monastery on grounds. The...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear macska, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra and learn about the history of the area. I'm also delighted to hear that you were happy with your meal and the service. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. I hope that you enjoyed the...

Macroom, Ireland
Reviewed 29 September 2015

excellent food in a very French style.Don't go if you are following the weight watchers plan ,it involves lots and lots of butter.Fantastic view of the lake and little church from the dining room.Great service .

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie F, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your meal and the setting. I'm also glad that you were happy with the service. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. It would be a pleasure to have you back again, Jane.

Thurles, Ireland
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Had an excellent dinner on Thursday evening. Menu extensive, food delicious, staff professional. The setting was beautiful - overlooking the lake - very still and peaceful. A delightful experience to eat here - the next time, will stay!

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CarmelniNiadh, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your meal here - the menu, the food and the staff. I will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. I'm also glad that you enjoyed the setting. It will be a pleasure to have you come back and stay in our hotel, Jane.

Northern VA
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent! This hotel was included on a trip we had with Vagabond tours (Driftwood - which I also recommend highly!). Very nice grounds with a little chapel there for reflection. The hotel host - Sean is the fifth generation to take care of Gougane Barra and the attention and meticulousness of that care shows throughout your stay. I noted to...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bill20, Thank you for your lovely review and photos. What a great title to your review! My mother (the chef) and my father (the hotel host) will be delighted to hear your compliments about our food and care. I will also pass on your compliments to the rest of the restaurant team on their service. I hope that you...

Denver
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We did not stay at the hotel although that is our goal on our next visit to Ireland. We did dine in the restaurant and it was delicious. What an experience. Each course was thoughtful and well prepared. The wine list is excellent. Kudos to the chef owner!! It was a delightful evening. When we completed dinner we walked the...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear phantidae, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our wine list and your meal here. I will pass on your compliments to my mother Katy, the chef owner, and the rest of the kitchen team. I'm also glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra. It will be a pleasure to have you...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had dinner here in this very nice hotel last week after a day's hiking in the nearby hills. The dining room and ground flour areas are very nice and comfortable and the views out to the lake are spectacular. The staff were very friendly and the owner also very welcoming to everyone. The set dinner menu has very good...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave S, Thank you for you feedback on your meal at Gougane Barra Hotel. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra's hills. I'm also happy that you enjoyed the view from the dining room. I will pass on your compliments to my father, the owner, and the restaurant team on their service. In regard to...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a little off the beaten path. You won't just drive by. You have to be looking for it. The hotel was very nice and the staff exceptional. The food in the dining room competes with high end restaurants. If that isn't enough, it is located in an idyllic setting and the views of the lake and surrounding...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bill32999, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of our hotel. I'm happy that you got the chance to see all of the waterfalls after the rain. I'm delighted that you thought our team was 'exceptional,' I will pass on your compliments. What a compliment that our food competes with high end restaurants!...

Dubai
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Our 2nd day in Ireland (first timers) and what a wonderful way to start our tour (Vagabond). Despite the weather (we learn a brolly and rain coat is needed at all times ever when the weather looks sunny!), you had stunning views of the lake and the trails in the national park. Our room overlooked the lake and our toilet...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sunshine101Dubai, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and the view from your room! I will pass on your compliments to the housekeeping team about the cleanliness of your room. I will also pass on your compliments to my father, Neil about his explanation of the menu. I hope that...

Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Just stayed for three nights with my daughters wedding party. It was a perfect choice for her...the hotel is surrounded by green hills and is on the side of a lake, very picturesque and quiet. She was married in the nearby chapel, then back to the hotel for the wedding breakfast. The staff and owners were wonderful, the food fabulous...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Silversue1949, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host your daughter's wedding party at our hotel, we wish them great happiness together. I'm glad that you liked the location of our hotel. I will pass on your compliments to our team and to my parents, the owners, about how wonderful they are! I'm also delighted...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Beautiful setting right on a lake next to entrance to Gougane Barra National Park. Rooms are small but very clean and ensuite. Had view of the sheep pasture but it was very pretty. Breakfast was great with varied selections. Dinner and lunch served there as well. We had dinner two nights and it was outstanding and reasonably priced for the...

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Dear Nancy C, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you liked your room and the view from your it. I will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping team about how clean it was. I am also glad that you enjoyed the food. I will pass on your compliments to my mother Katy, the chef, and the...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €106 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
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“Ask for a lake view room”
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“Did not stay at hotel - just the tea rooms”
691paulineg, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
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.”
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