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Brussels
Reviewed 29 June 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of returning again to the Ballinalacken. We look forward to returning because of the hospitality of Declan and Cecilia, always warm and welcoming. The hotel is in a spectacular location, high above the Atlantic with views of the beautiful countryside, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the sea. It is very peaceful and...

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 19 June 2013

This is a great place to stay. It is a five minute drive to Doolin. The facility is small and intimate. Grounds are well cared for. The room we stayed in was clean, comfortable and had a nice view. Breakfast was great. Staff were friendly and accommodating. My husband and I were very impressed with the hospitality at reception when...

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Rockaway Park, New York
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Wonderful one night stay in room 12. The hotel is really stunning. Beautifully furnished reception and dining room. Wonderful bar. We ate dinner at the restaurant and loved the creative menu. Our food was delicious. Breakfast included. Very romantic. Ample parking. Super friendly staff. Beautiful grounds. Would love to stay again.

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Culpeper, Virginia
Reviewed 18 June 2013

My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, stayed at this lovely country house on the night of June 6th. As soon as we drove up the winding driveway we were struck by the awesome panoramic views of the Cliffs of Moher and the surrounding area. Cecilia and Declan were both very nice and they took great pride...

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Cleveland, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We took the Irish train from Dublin to Galway and drove to the lovely Ballinalacken Castle Country House in Doolin, County Clare. The rooms were large and nicely furnished. We stayed in room 16 with a field of wild flowers and a view of the ocean and the Cliffs of Mohr in the distance. It was a short drive to...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My wife and I held our wedding ceremony in Ballinalacken recently. It was just lovely, everything we had wished for, the location, food, service, wine, even to the appearance of their white horse and donkey for the photographs! We had a relatively small gathering of both extended families in attendance, most of whom also stayed in the hotel. Each person...

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San Diego
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Superb reception, lovely rooms, excellent location and a true pleasure to stay. Wish we had booked more nights here and stayed less time in Galway. Great launching point for the Cliffs with easy 15 min drive to entrance. A little out of town and not a safe walk due to narrow roads and no shoulder.

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 June 2013

We had no trouble finding this hotel a few minutes drive north of Doolin. Our room was nice with a view of the countryside and sea. No dinner was serviced the night we stayed, but that was fine as we wanted to eat at a pub in Doolin. Breakfast was lovely and quiet. There was cooked to order, plus buffet....

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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Ballinalacken is a very comfortable hotel, upmarket but still feels friendly and comfortable. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and ours had a fantastic view over the Cliffs of Moher. Cecilia, Declan and their staff made us at home. Declan took one of us round the castle (the other couldn't do the stairs) and advised us on a great place...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I spent nights in Radissons and Redcastle, and the legendary Lough Eske, But, with all their various charms, this place - Ballinalacken Castle Country House - is the out-and-out Best hotel experience of the entire trip. Why? The people. Period. As lush as this one was, or as modern as that one was, or as central as that other one...

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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: $253 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I don't know if all rooms have a view of the Cliffs, but ours did and it was breathtaking.”
 of 5 bubbles 284mackenzies, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms with the views over the cliffs, definitely worth it. Hotel is not often at full capacity.”
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“try for rooms with view over the fields to the oceam”
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“Rooms are quite tastefully decorated and luxurious with loads of plug points.”
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“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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