Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
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In the Connemara National Park territory, nestled amongst woodland and the 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 historic 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 Floors Number: 3
- Total Rooms Number: 40
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Concierge Desk
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Tennis Free: No
- Name: Galway (GWY-Carnmore)
- Distance: 96.1 kilometres
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Galway (Gwy-Carnmore) Distance: 96.1 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1433 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
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
Fabulous relaxing place
Stay Date: 03/2018, DublinRosie_26 wrote this review.
Just back from a wonderful 2 night stay escaping the effects of Storm Emma. The break was booked a few months ago and we would have been so disappointed if we couldn’t stay.Delighted to arrive in one piece to a beautiful room with an amazing view ,co… See more
Just back from a wonderful 2 night stay escaping the effects of Storm Emma. The break was booked a few months ago and we would have been so disappointed if we couldn’t stay.Delighted to arrive in one piece to a beautiful room with an amazing view ,comfortable bed,voya products. All sitting rooms had squashy couches and log fires,staff so helpful and pleasant.Food was lovely in pub and restaurant and what a spread for breakfast.We’ll definitely be back! The only thing which would have improved our stay would be if the hotel was dog friendly like some of the others nearby... 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
Lovely night away
Stay Date: 02/2018, a customer wrote this review.
We were just up for a night from killarney. Everything was lovely . Staff were so nice and friendly. Had open fires everywhere and beautiful views overlooking the river. Thanks very much for a lovely stay. Would highly recommend it.
We were just up for a night from killarney. Everything was lovely . Staff were so nice and friendly. Had open fires everywhere and beautiful views overlooking the river. Thanks very much for a lovely stay. Would highly recommend it. Collapse
Wonderful relaxing break in luxurious surroundings.
Stay Date: 02/2018, T00shka wrote this review.
We hadn't visited Ballynahinch since the '90s and were delighted to find the roaring log fires and comfortable casual ambience hadn't changed, if anything every detail was perfectly attended to. Staff were first class and we were fortunate to be off… See more
We hadn't visited Ballynahinch since the '90s and were delighted to find the roaring log fires and comfortable casual ambience hadn't changed, if anything every detail was perfectly attended to. Staff were first class and we were fortunate to be offered a choice of room, one in the original castle and the other in the new wing, with a glorious view of the river. The rooms were large and comfortable, a large 'four poster' bed and seating area overlooking the view. Good TV choice though we hardly used it, lots of newspapers available around the reception and seating areas. The highlight for us was the estate walk with Noel Joyce, a qualified guide, who took us to the old railway station and then along the lakeside with a very informative and entertaining narrative about Ballynahinch's role in local and overall Irish/British history. We would highly recommend this as it greatly enhanced our knowledge and enjoyment. The one blip was dining in the Owenmore Restaurant. When originally booking I reviewed the menu which I thought somewhat esoteric and was concerned that we would both like. In the event I ordered the Angus sirloin which managed to be both tough and tasteless. I couldn't eat it. They offered to replace and I had the risotto which was fine - but it spoiled my dinner. I felt more recompense could have been forthcoming - an after dinner drink or whatever. The following night we ate lamb burgers in the Pub restaurant, which were delicious. It's a shame they don't feature more choices from their lunch menu, in the evening. Breakfasts were delicious with a wide range on offer. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. Collapse
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