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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite places we stayed in Ireland. It is a little bit of a splurge, but so worth it. The grounds are gorgeous! There is a castle built in the 1100s right next door, and the owner gives guided tours to the guests upon request. The views are spectacular. We called last-minute and they were not... More 

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is lovely. Set in an old house, with an extension, it's homely but stately at the same time. Next to the castle ruins, it looks out over the cliffs, which even in the poor weather are stunning. Surrounded by greenery, this location is beautiful. If you're in or near Doolin this is the place to stay without a... More 

Thank Parisiennelover
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, you do NOT actually stay in the castle adjoining this country house hotel. But you DO get a guided tour at dusk from your host to check out the somewhat dilapidated remains of the former home of two of Ireland's prominent clans. They might have been rich but they sure lived rough!! Not so the family owned country house... More 

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White River, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This Country House is steeped in history and is luxuriously comfortable. After a lengthy travel, tired and in need of home comforts Ballinalacken was the perfect home from home. Greeted by friendly staff everything was set to be well beyond our expectations. We were offered a tour of the Castle and when we reported for the tour were the only... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Bedroom was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very nice, with local fare and nice music. Views of the ocean are beautiful. Place was almost empty when we visited in the off-season. Bathroom was a bit tight, and there is no a/c, but bed was super comfortable.

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Centennial, Colorado
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed two nights at this beautiful inn deep in the countryside. The accommodations are great, the food is great, the staff is more than friendly and if you are lucky, the owner will take you on a tour of the 15th century castle which he owns. This was our last stop in Ireland before heading home and it topped off... More 

Thank Bud B
Greater Dublin
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Forget the stylish Celtic Tiger hotels that are ubiquitous in Ireland: Ballinalacken is from a different era where the owner meets you on arrival, shows you to your room, serves your drinks and greets you in the dining room and all without any great fuss. The location is great being close to Doolin, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.... More 

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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We've been torn between ranking this a high four or low five-star property; we are on the fence, but overall, it's a terrific place, unusual with its very own centuries-old castle that only hotel guests can visit. It's in a lovely setting, with colorful plants and bushes and, weather permitting, sights of the Cliffs of Moher from the front of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Location: 5 min drive from Doolin. 10-15 min drive to the Cliffs. Need a car. Free parking. Facilities: Former dining room with good food at fair prices. Nice breakfast in same location in the AM. The site is of an old castle and a country house built in the 1800's. Room was beautiful with distant view to the Cliffs of... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place is the greatest! Fabulous views, great rooms, wonderful service, excellent food. The people are very happy to help and give suggestions. The family castle is on the grounds, and the owner will take you on a tour. You just can't miss when you stay here.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is one of the leading Castle Hotels Ireland with views of Cliffs of Moher. This Clare Hotel has an award winning restaurant and is the best place to eat in Doolin. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press as one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. A 15th Century Castle ruin of the O'Brien Clan stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $255 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for the rooms with the views over the cliffs, definitely worth it. Hotel is not often at full capacity.”
 of 5 bubbles Parisiennelover, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“try for rooms with view over the fields to the oceam”
 of 5 bubbles larach, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are quite tastefully decorated and luxurious with loads of plug points.”
 of 5 bubbles 832andre, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Call the place directly and request an ocean view! Don't book through Booking.com etc. Go directly to the source.”
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“Ask for room 8.”
 of 5 bubbles Blackfin2014, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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