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Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend this place! We were given a 30-minute tour of the fascinating ancient castle by the property owner which was above and beyond our expectations. The hotel guest room was spacious and very comfortable and the breakfast was fabulous. The owners were very helpful with suggestions about local restaurants. The hotel is located in a quiet beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and there is a view of the Cliffs of Moher.

Date of stay: September 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Terry R
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

This hotel is a highlight of Doolin. Cecilia and Declan clearly take so much pride in making sure their guests have everything they need. It truly felt like staying with family. The hotel is beautiful, and the restaurant is great! Definitely the castle tour is a can't miss -- Declan shares the history with incredible detail and personal connection. Thank you for an amazing stay!

Date of stay: September 2022
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Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 15 September 2022

The views are stunning....they literally look like something from the Irish Board of Tourism. You can see the Cliffs of Moher and the Atlantic while enjoying a great Irish breakfast or dining on fresh sea bass for dinner. The rooms, beautifully appointed in decor from the 19th century (house built in 1840) are good sized and very comfortable. In fact, our bed was the most comfortable of any in our two week vacation. And Ballinalacken Castle Country House does indeed have its own castle. Make sure you sign up for a late afternoon tour with Declan. You will find it fascinating. And, most importantly, Cecilia and Declan are the consummate Irish hosts! They define Irish hospitality.

Date of stay: September 2022
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Thank Dave T
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

Arriving at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, we received a warm welcome from Cecilia and were immediately offered an upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite. Quite the surprise. Unbeknownst to Cecilia, it is nearly our wedding anniversary, so thank-you for that. We were offered a tour of Ballinalacken Castle with Declan, which was very interesting. We booked dinner in the Country House for the first night of our visit and it was delicious. The dining room and staff were efficient and friendly. There is a great cold and hot choice for breakfast. Our Honeymoon Suite was a lovely room with a view of the Cliffs of Moher out of one window and the Aran Islands out of the conservatory windows. Such a comfortable bed too. En suite, tea and coffee making facilities, tv, hairdryer etc. Within walking distance to Doolin Cave and only 5km from central Doolin. There is a cosy Drawing Room and Bar too. I would recommend this destination as a place to stay and visit. Thank-you Cecelia, Declan and team.

Date of stay: September 2022
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Thank Jackie T
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Reviewed 1 September 2022 via mobile

Declan provided an informative tour of Ballinalacken Castle up and down 3 flights, which was about a 6 - 9 storey castle when all the floors were in place! I was glad to be a short 5’2” person when going into the 4th bedroom upstairs. I was about the right height for easy access.
Breakfast was great. I loved the fresh baked scones and took one for a snack later in the day.
Dinner was delicious.
We were made so welcome right from check in. We were in Lady O’Brien’s room with great views out to the Aran Islands and magnificent sunsets over the ocean. The wildflower gardens are beautiful. Great for a pre-dinner drink in fine weather.
Easy close access to Doolin Caves and Doolin pubs.
All in all a memorable stay!

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank heathermZ5633MK
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