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Ballinalacken Castle Country House

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
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Location
Full view
Getting there
Shannon Airport48 km
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All reviews four poster bed private tour the owner aran islands drawing room personal tour rack of lamb favorite hotel honeymoon suite county clare ocean view fabulous food short drive two nights highly recommend staying here sitting area irish hospitality
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Convenient, clean, and extremely welcoming staff. Amazing breakfast and exceptionally beautiful location although not in the town center. Great for visiting Doolin, Cliffs of Moher and the surrounding area! Highly recommended and will not disappoint!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Cecelia went was extremely helpful and friendly. Our room with the conservatory had a breathtaking view of the ocean, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. The full Irish breakfast was superb. The very best scones! I think the dinners we enjoyed are Michelin worthy....More

Thank Trish44
Response from CeciliaMargaret, Owner at Ballinalacken Castle Country HouseResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Trish, Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you both back to our hotel in the future, regards, Cecilia

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting, we loved it here! The owner was so friendly, quaint castle with beautiful view of Atlantic and just few miles from Cliffs of Moher. Definitely highly recommend staying. Best dinner we’ve had in Ireland!

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nice place with good food and a lovely view out to the Aran Islands. With some other places we stayed in Ireland, it was good to be in or within a short walk of the town, but here we were glad to be a couple...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This inn is a former estate and is situated next to the castle of the same name. A stay here includes a tour of the castle remains which provides good history of the area and the important clans people during the 14th century and beyond....More

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BeautifulBC-7
9 March 2017|
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Response from Parisiennelover | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! There are taxis in town but not many, the pubs in town are great but the restaurant in the hotel is one of the best in the area. Pub in the hotel is VERY quiet and you'll find you're often the only one there, but... More
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Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
The beds were very comfortable. There were six of us so we had three rooms and we all agreed the beds were great
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Room Tips
"Ocean view rooms! We stayed in #4 and it was spectacular."
JessieMZ
11 Aug 2018
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"the higher the room number, the closer you are to the end of the building with the best views!"
JoeTravel1
12 Jun 2018
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"Get the Bridal suite if it's available. It has a lovely sitting area with windows."
LisaH8184
23 Oct 2017
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"Room 7 has view of the Cliffs and a four poster bed."
FarStryder
21 Oct 2017
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterThe BurrenDoolin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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