We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Ballinalacken Castle Country House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

510 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Ballinalacken Castle Country House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 493: English reviews
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Stacey L
Rockaway Park, New York
Level Contributor
132 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Where2next629
Culpeper, Virginia
2 reviews
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter G
Cleveland, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gypsyvol
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank William R
San Diego
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank mimiluk
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
92 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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.... More 

Helpful?
Thank SugarCreek
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank DebbieE186295
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert B
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This hotel was the best we stayed at in Ireland. Declan and his wife were wonderful. All the staff were wonderful. Declan took us on an unforgettable tour of the castle behind the hotel. I needed an article of clothing washed and I so appreciated them offering to help me. The dining room and sun room were warm and inviting.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Kimberlee K

534 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (294)
Viewed
Room/Suite (36)
Viewed
View from Room (28)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (83)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (131)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (239)
Viewed
Amenities (18)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Standard Four Poster Double Room (39)
Viewed
Standard King Room (33)
Viewed
Standard Twin Room (39)
Viewed
Suite (34)
Viewed
The Hotel (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Doolin
4.6 km away
Aran View Country House
0.0 km away
Hotel Doolin
Hotel Doolin
#2 of 4 in Doolin
524 reviews
11.0 km away
Gregans Castle Hotel
Gregans Castle Hotel
#1 of 2 in Ballyvaughan
407 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Doolin House
Doolin House
#4 of 4 in Doolin
68 reviews
12.5 km away
Vaughan Lodge
Vaughan Lodge
#1 of 5 in Lahinch
340 reviews
4.0 km away
Sheedy's Country House Hotel
Sheedy's Country House Hotel
#1 of 7 in Lisdoonvarna
294 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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: ₹ 12,137 - ₹ 13,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Ballinalacken Castle Country House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel Doolin
Ballinalacken Castle Country Hotel
Ballinalacken Castle Country Doolin
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ballinalacken Castle Country House staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ballinalacken Castle Country House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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.”
 of 5 bubbles J335UBjoeb, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 8.”
 of 5 bubbles Blackfin2014, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay