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In the Connemara National Park territory, nestled amongst woodland and Ballynahinch Lake, is the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. The hotel is central to many fundamental sights in County Galway including; the Clifden Railway Line, a riverside walk that runs along the old railway on the grounds of the castle, the Diamond Hill, a leisurely walk that leads to a vantage point looking over the Connemara National Park (located 25 min drive from the hotel) and the Glengowla Mines, an interesting day out located 35 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Rooms at the Ballynahinch Castle are as luxurious as they are comfortable and all provide 24 hour room service, evening turndown service, individually controlled heating and complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in the older part of the castle, you can experience the true charm of this castle hotel.
After a day of exploring the Irish countryside, unwind in either the Owenmore Restaurant or The Fisherman’s Pub and Ranji Room; both onsite eateries offering seasonal menus and a relaxed, cosy atmosphere.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 48
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Childrens' Play Area Free: Yes
- Name: Galway Airport
- Distance: 74.8 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Airport Name: Galway Airport Distance: 74.8 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1274 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Fairy tale story book-like setting
Stay Date: 05/2017, Francis S wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed in Room 18 from May 14 to May 18. Room 18 is on the top floor corner with views of two different angles of the river. The entire environment and setting is "fairy tale" and "story book like". My wife jokingly said the only thing … See more
My wife and I stayed in Room 18 from May 14 to May 18. Room 18 is on the top floor corner with views of two different angles of the river. The entire environment and setting is "fairy tale" and "story book like". My wife jokingly said the only thing missing was two white swans in the river ! The breakfast (included) was simply unbelievable ! I cut my own ham serving ! Best real orange juice and apple juice ever anywhere ! The buffet breakfast also included a made-to-order choice of eggs/grilled meat/lamp liver/fish/egg benedict. Walking around the castle hotel or walking on the nearby hiking trails was like in the movie. Amazing views of river, mountains, trees. Amazing bird sound. The 65 Euro dinner includes "pre-starter", pre- and post-dessert. First class meals. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, jt2001dublin wrote this review.
We booked in for 3 nights 10 days ago to Ballynahinch for our "mini-moon" having gotten married the Saturday before. We spent a lot of time looking for somewhere special as there are many fine hotels in the West of Ireland and we really wanted to tre… See more
We booked in for 3 nights 10 days ago to Ballynahinch for our "mini-moon" having gotten married the Saturday before. We spent a lot of time looking for somewhere special as there are many fine hotels in the West of Ireland and we really wanted to treat ourselves after all the busy wedding preparations. Having read previous reviews we decided on Ballynahinch. We were sadly, disappointed. We received a congratulations from the lady on reception on our arrival and a very helpful porter brought our bags to our room. Other than these congratulations, there was no further mention of our recent marriage during our 3 night stay in Ballynahinch which was disappointing for us as we were only dying to talk about it! We booked a Luxury Room which is the second best type of room and while it was nicely decorated and very clean, it was of a standard hotel room size and nothing out of the ordinary except for a four poster bed (which was very big and comfortable). We didn't see any of the other hotels rooms but I cannot see from the website what the difference would be between a Classic Riverside and a Luxury Room so this is something to keep in mind when booking. There was no tea and coffee making facilities in the room which we were very surprised at as it is standard in nearly all hotels in Ireland and is something we always avail of. The curtains in our room were of a light coloured fabric with no blackout blind and therefore we were woken early by sunlight coming in. As we were hoping to get some much needed rest it was not ideal to be woke at 7/7.30 in the morning. Also there was no safe in the room and as we had quite a bit of cash on us from our wedding we would have much preferred to have a safe in our room as it was nerve wracking even carrying it to reception to be kept in the safe there. We ate in the restaurant on the first night and the food was excellent. We enjoyed every course and had a lovely bottle of wine for €30. The staff were also very professional and pleasant to deal with. The breakfast was also very good. We got a lovely window seat on the first morning and since the weather was so good we got a great view of the river. On offer were fresh juices, croissants and pastries, several cereals, cheese and hams. Also there was a cooked ham where you could take the meat from the bone which was especially tasty and we both went back for seconds of that. You could also order a hot breakfast - anything from mixed grill to eggs benedict, to kippers or fish of the day. We really couldn't fault the breakfast. We also ate lunch in the bar and had dinner there one evening too. The food here was also excellent and the staff in the bar were very helpful and friendly. Overall, our experience in Ballynahinch was disappointingly average. We have stayed in many hotels both in Ireland and abroad and we expected (especially for the price of the room) that Ballynahinch would be a cut above which it was not. The staff and food were wonderful but the room, coupled with no tea and coffee and there being no spa or pool (which albeit we knew about before we booked) just made our stay not memorable. I think Ballynahinch aims to cater more for international tourists who may find the castle and setting a new experience. However, Irish guests might find that the rooms are extremely average for the price you are paying. We have stayed in similar places in Ireland and enjoyed every second of them, we will be returning to those hotels rather than Ballynahinch. Not value for money. Collapse
We didn't want to leave!
Stay Date: 04/2017, Rebecca P wrote this review.
We had such a relaxed and enjoyable stay at Ballynahinch Castle-we just didn't want to leave! We arrived very early on our bikes, and the hotel made us welcome and comfortable while we waited for our room to be ready-and the room was worth the wait!… See more
We had such a relaxed and enjoyable stay at Ballynahinch Castle-we just didn't want to leave! We arrived very early on our bikes, and the hotel made us welcome and comfortable while we waited for our room to be ready-and the room was worth the wait! Huge double shower, and equally fantastic closet for those of us who can't seem to travel light-lol. It was my birthday- so we had set up a fly fishing lesson-which was a total blast with Jonathan. Lunch, dinner and breakfast were all delish-the absolute best brown bread in Ireland. Jonathan explained that the castle has it's own honey which they use in the bread-wonderful. Thanks so much again-we hope to come back with our adult children in the future for a family vacation. Collapse
Wonderful Stop for Tea & Relaxing Ambiance.
Stay Date: 04/2017, rwhipple2 wrote this review.
We were sight seeing in the area and it was suggested we visit Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. We had no idea what to expect so as we got near we realized why we were advised to visit the historic Castle/Hotel. The views are captivating, staff informativ… See more
We were sight seeing in the area and it was suggested we visit Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. We had no idea what to expect so as we got near we realized why we were advised to visit the historic Castle/Hotel. The views are captivating, staff informative and friendly and if you're a fly fisherman, there's stories to learn and maybe on opportunity to try your luck. Although we didn't eat there the menu looked fabulous and may be one of the reason we stay there on our next trip to the western Ireland. And the tea and scones were as expected: Wonderful. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, justkappa wrote this review.
After what seemed at the time to be a long drive from Galway we reached Ballynahinch Castle. The main entrance and communal areas made a great first impression. The sight of the raging fire in the fireplace made us feel welcomed and wanting to sit … See more
After what seemed at the time to be a long drive from Galway we reached Ballynahinch Castle. The main entrance and communal areas made a great first impression. The sight of the raging fire in the fireplace made us feel welcomed and wanting to sit a rest a while. The hotel is nice but what made the location special for us was the grounds for long walks. We soon set off to explore and enjoyed the blissful sights and sounds of this historic location. Our room was spacious with a large bed and surprisingly quiet for an older hotel. Collapse
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