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Gougane Barra Hotel

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Cork
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Love love love. Gougane never disappoints. Location, food, service, attention to detail is faultless. Hope to be back soon. The restaurant is overlooking the lake with a little church ⛪ sitting on the far side. A beautiful place to get married

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jazrose, Thank you for your lovely review. The kitchen and restaurant team will be delighted to hear your compliments on our food, service and attention to detail. I'm glad you enjoyed the setting of the restaurant. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Jane.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Defining hotels these days has come down to lists of facilities and check boxes of requirements. You might find that Gougane Barra Hotel doesn't tick any of those boxes; the shower was awful and the Wi-Fi almost unusable. These are things that one could complain about in a normal hotel, but this is no normal hotel. The essence of the...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JasonWD, Thank you for your lovely review and photo. What a fantastic description of our hotel, "a gem maintained from the golden era of hotels." My parents, the owners of the hotel, will be so happy to hear your wonderful compliments about their service. The restaurant and kitchen team will be delighted to hear your compliments about the service...

cork
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I recently ate here with a large group of people we all had the set 4 course menu, this menu had plenty of choice and suited everyone. The staff were helpful and attentive, the food was excellent and everyone commented on what a good time we had all had. The restaurant overlooks the lake and has comfortable seating. Overall I...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear carrotplant, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you and the rest of your group enjoyed the meal. The restaurant team will be delighted to hear your compliments about their service. The kitchen team will also be delighted to hear your compliments about the food. I'm glad you enjoyed the setting of the restaurant. It would be...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Went to celebrate a wedding anniversary and found it to be the perfect location. We had a ground floor room with a bay window overlooking the lake and chapel. Evening meals were spectacular. Katy is a talented and accomplished chef. Service was perfect in every way. Days were occupied with walking the hills and forest. We visited the chapel more...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marsha M, Thank you for your lovely review. What a wonderful line about our hotel, “Simple, restful, natural beauty with sophisticated food and hospitality.” My mother, Katy, will be delighted to hear your compliments about her cooking. The restaurant team will be glad to hear that their service was 'perfect.' I'm delighted that you got the chance to explore...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

What could I add to the kind words of my colleagues about this remarkable hotel? Although I had visited Gougane Barra, many years previously, I had not visited the hotel in recent times. Over two years ago, when I undertook the responsibility of organising a reunion for my old college friends, some 50 people in total, to celebrate the 50...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David H, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to help you plan and to host your reunion at our hotel. My family and the team will be delighted to hear your compliments about the accommodation, the cuisine, the cost, the value and especially your compliment about our helpfulness! I'm glad you enjoyed the location and...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is one of the most pleasant hotels on the planet. It is quaint, has a small but great bar, a wonderful restaurant and an idyllic view. It's possible to fish in the lake, walk 200 yards (meters) to the historic Oratorio of St Finbar and the ruins of the first, tiny monastery, hike in the Gougane Barra forest and...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear profschiler, Thank you for your lovely review. What a lovely compliment to hear that our hotel is one of the most pleasant hotels on the planet! I'm delighted that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra: the oratory, the forest park, the mountainsides and the sheep-filled valley. We are trying to update our WiFi system at the hotel....

West Sussex, UK
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I was lucky enough to visit Gougane Barra some years ago and dreamed that one day I would be able to return and perhaps stay at the GB Hotel. My dream came true (thanks to my son and daughterin-law) and the experience met all my expectations - the view from our room of the chapel, lake and mountains was something...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dazey999, Thank you for your kind review. What a lovely compliment to hear that staying at our hotel was your dream come true! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the view from your room and that you thought it was comfortable, clean and well-appointed. It was great to hear that you thought our food is 5* and that our team...

Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely scenery lovely food Especially on a day when weather lovely staff lovely and definitely priced well most favourite spot always staff very helpful and great choice on menu and lovely places to walk outside scenery breath taking

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nor345, Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted that the weather was lovely when you visited and that you got the chance to walk and explore Gougane Barra . I'm happy to hear that you thought we are priced well. It was great to hear that you enjoyed the scenery, our food and our team. I will pass...

Driffield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two night for a family wedding in the small oratory by the lake.The setting for the wedding was perfect with none of the usual confused convoy of cars. The hotel was very nice, the staff were professional yet friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was to a very high standard...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul H, Thank you for your lovely review and photo. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the setting and the wedding celebrations. The team will be delighted to hear your compliments about themselves and our food. We have recently updated our wine list so it was great to hear positive feedback on it and I'm glad we helped you find...

Bundanoon, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This hotel is beautifully situated overlooking a lake and close to a nature reserve. The hosts are extremely welcoming and the catering is excellent. The hotel facilities are comfortable and more than adequate, if a little dated. Highly recommended

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simon R, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the setting and got the chance to explore the nature reserve. My parents, the hosts, will be delighted to hear your compliments. We try our best to continuously update the rooms. I will pass on your compliments about our catering to the team. Jane.

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: ₹ 7,439 - ₹ 9,194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
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“Ask for a lake view room”
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“Did not stay at hotel - just the tea rooms”
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“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
Jonnokinsella, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two floors to the hotel & our ideal room is, of course 'a room with a view' those to the front & left hand side of the hotel.”
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