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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 1437 reviews
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Stay Date: 03/2018, Valetta-Crew wrote this review.
Just back from a St. Patrick's Grand Slam weekend at Ballynahinch. This being our fourth trip we have noticed that whilst extension and renovation work has taken place all has been done tastefully and in keeping with the charm that is Ballynahinch.… See more
Just back from a St. Patrick's Grand Slam weekend at Ballynahinch. This being our fourth trip we have noticed that whilst extension and renovation work has taken place all has been done tastefully and in keeping with the charm that is Ballynahinch. The Hotel / grounds and location sells itself but what we have noticed over the years has been the standard of food on offer deteriorating, whilst it is presented as fine dining the taste does again not live up to expectations either in the Restaurant or the bar considering it's cost.. We believe that all this hotel is missing with it's charm and character is to bring the food up to a level deserving of the name and to its previous high standard. Might be an occasion to look at alternatives at this stage..... Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2018, Caitriona N wrote this review.
We decided to treat ourselves to lunch in the bar and it was not good value ...such a disappointment on St. Patrick's Day . My egg mayonnaise sandwich left me still hungry . And the cup of chowder was very skimpy.
We decided to treat ourselves to lunch in the bar and it was not good value ...such a disappointment on St. Patrick's Day . My egg mayonnaise sandwich left me still hungry . And the cup of chowder was very skimpy. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2018, xc90dublin wrote this review.
From the drive up to the reception to the rooms to the bar to the restaurant, impeccable service, wonderful location, amazing scenery and walks.blissful break away and i will be back. The barman was a young man with great knowledge and an eye for det… See more
From the drive up to the reception to the rooms to the bar to the restaurant, impeccable service, wonderful location, amazing scenery and walks.blissful break away and i will be back. The barman was a young man with great knowledge and an eye for detail. Collapse
Perfection, perfection, perfection
Stay Date: 03/2018, Bluejaydawn wrote this review.
This is the third time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel. We have just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary with two friends on a 2 day mid week break. The Ballynahinch experience begins as you soak up the stunning scenery as you drive past … See more
This is the third time we have stayed at this wonderful hotel. We have just celebrated our ruby wedding anniversary with two friends on a 2 day mid week break. The Ballynahinch experience begins as you soak up the stunning scenery as you drive past the salmon river up to the main hotel. Feeling 10 years younger and still not stepped inside is always a good sign. The lovely old wooden door creaks open and you are transported back to another world, sadly mostly now lost in the The open fire burning logs crackles away, wafting out the woodsmoke perfume . The totally in character reception desk is manned by the charming Marion, who welcomed us back and I shed another 5 years. We had booked a riverview room, and why not? The views over the river and surrounding countryside are worth the extra . The bedroom was tastefully furnished and exceeded all our expectations. We nipped downstairs to the "fisherman's pub", walking past the fly rods lined up and waiting. Past interesting paintings and the 1962 rates....£16 for a week!!! Agh bring back those days. The bar area has two lit log fires and character to match. Some very fine stuffed salmon and a 15lb brown trout are displayed as if proof were needed... this is fishing country. We met a local retired farmer, ex ghillie , Tom. He has stories to tell and time to share. We almost forgot about dinner. We ate in the bar for the first evening and we not disappointed with good food and great service. Finn, was our helpful staff member in the bar that evening, but all the hotel staff were on top form during our stay. We enjoyed a couple of lovely walks along the river, taking full advantage of the early spring sunshine. We watched 2 dippers (water birds) searching for food in the wooded area of the river. We spent our second day exploring some local points of interest, kylemore Abbey and then onto Roundstone which has just about the best harbour setting that I've ever seen. We ate in the main restaurant that evening and the menu and service perfectly complimented the beautiful room and viewsover the river at dusk. It was even warm enough at 6pm to enjoy a cigar and a whiskey outside on the patio overlooking the river. I keep mentioning this fabulous river......I've not fished for many a year...but when I start again...it will be here! We puffed on our cigars and watched lazy fish pick off the occasional fly on the water. I noted the rises and plotted in my head how I would catch those two brown trout. A super night's sleep can only be followed by the breakfast of all breakfasts. Pat showed us to our seats, welcoming us back like long lost friends ( it was day 2 and we were starting to feel right at home) The breakfast is most likely the best that I've ever had and that compliment is hard one. This hotel ticks all my boxes and then some. It's stylish, old word, bygone charm , and steeped in history, yet meets the modern world standards and expectations. This is a very good hotel run by management and staff that care and truly want your return business. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2018, Blackh0rse wrote this review.
This is a dream hotel - we loved the three nights we spent here. The room was fabulous with great views and the warmth and ambience of the place was just what we'd hoped it would be. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming and I loved them. T… See more
This is a dream hotel - we loved the three nights we spent here. The room was fabulous with great views and the warmth and ambience of the place was just what we'd hoped it would be. The staff were all so friendly and welcoming and I loved them. The meal we had in the restaurant was exquisite and we ate in the 'pub' the other two nights - these meals were just a little disappointing - I found the menu limited and resorted to having a starter and a plate of fries. My husbands lamb burger was dry and tasteless. If the choice of food in the bar was just a notch better this place would be 10/10. In saying that we will definitely be back. Collapse
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