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 1407 reviews
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Stay Date: 11/2017, GinaB321 wrote this review.
This was a great Castle to stay in. The pub inside was good. The restaurant was delicious & had great views of the water & property. About an hour from Galway, which was my favorite city. Would definitely stay here again.
This was a great Castle to stay in. The pub inside was good. The restaurant was delicious & had great views of the water & property. About an hour from Galway, which was my favorite city. Would definitely stay here again. Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2017, graceann44 wrote this review.
I stayed for a night in this lux hotel. I decided to treat myself. The room was so amazing and luxurious. I felt like a princess. THE FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR! The grounds were beautiful! I couldn't get over it. The breakfast was also just perfect. I real… See more
I stayed for a night in this lux hotel. I decided to treat myself. The room was so amazing and luxurious. I felt like a princess. THE FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR! The grounds were beautiful! I couldn't get over it. The breakfast was also just perfect. I really hope I can come back!!! Collapse
Improving Access, Renovating Sensitively, Enhancing the Food Offering : All Extremely Good!
Stay Date: 11/2017, Gooner10_8 wrote this review.
Let's be honest from the outset : we've stayed at this Hotel quite a few times before, have generally enjoyed our visits, but have not, at times, been uncritical of what we experienced - and we know, for sure, that some people at "Ballynahinch Castle… See more
Let's be honest from the outset : we've stayed at this Hotel quite a few times before, have generally enjoyed our visits, but have not, at times, been uncritical of what we experienced - and we know, for sure, that some people at "Ballynahinch Castle" have not at all enjoyed our readiness to openly engage in constructive criticism, while others have recognised and appreciated our genuine, personalised, attempts to fairly acknowledge their hard-working efforts to provide excellent "Customer Service". So, all of that said, when I and my "Better Half", M, sat down at the beginning of 2017, to plan our "Breaks" for the year (sad, isn't it?), a few Days/Nights at "Ballynahinch Castle" was a "Must" for me - and I'm truly glad, based not only on previous experiences, but most relevantly on our most recent, that we once again opted to come here. Going back to my Headline, it's noticeable that the Hotel has made impressive (and, it's only fair to recognise, expensive) efforts to improve access for Wheelchair Users ; they've also done some internal renovations / re-decorations, in the Guest areas and the Corridors - and all of these changes have been accomplished in a manner totally consistent with the traditional style of this venue - well done! We have, on occasion, had reservations before about the (Dinner-Time) performance of the Hotel's Restaurant : this time the food element was definitely very good - I suppose it's inevitable, in this day and age, that not all staff members can speak or understand Basic English, but we live in hope! For us, one of the definite, distinctive pleasures of coming back to "Ballynahinch Castle" has been once again meeting-up with the fascinating, but dwindling number of Staff Members we've met before. The Hotel & Estate Manager, Patrick, is a supremely self-assured, (occasionally charming), individual, who clearly, over the years has done more than a lot for this venue. Of the other "Survivors" from the "Old Days" (and we say that advisedly, as short-term "Contract Staff" have very obviously become more commonplace), we're really grateful for the care and attention we experienced from wonderful, genuine people like Freddie, Marion & Kathleen at "Reception". And, of course, we simply must mention our "Star Friend" at Ballynahinch, Brid : she's so good at making you feel welcome in the Restaurant, at attending to your needs, at remembering what you did or didn't like the last time you were here : "Togha Mna", as they say in our own Irish language (she has an absolutely superb "Blas"), and we would sincerely add : "Mile Buiochas, aris, Brid !". So, as you might gather, we greatly enjoyed our latest visit to "Ballynahinch Castle", and dearly hope, "le cunamh De" (as the wonderful Brid might say), we will get to come here again before too long! Collapse
Like a Fairy Tale!
Stay Date: 09/2017, Bill J wrote this review.
This was our splurge stay on our trip to Ireland. The castle itself is a beautiful building, richly appointed. We received an unasked for upgrade to our room! Our room had high ceilings, comfy bed, richly appointed bath, etc. Floor to ceiling win… See more
This was our splurge stay on our trip to Ireland. The castle itself is a beautiful building, richly appointed. We received an unasked for upgrade to our room! Our room had high ceilings, comfy bed, richly appointed bath, etc. Floor to ceiling windows looked out over a wide river where people fly-fished. The grounds were unbelievably beautiful. Wild, yet restrained. Many walking trails taking you through wooded areas, along a river, beside a lake, etc. The trails were magical! Meals were great too. No complaints there. We bought a package that included a night's stay plus dinner. Breakfast was included, of course. Collapse
Luxury Hotel with Extensive Grounds
Stay Date: 06/2017, Chris F wrote this review.
Although our room was somewhat dated, the castle hotel provides an incredible experience for the Ireland traveler. The hotel is located on the Owenmore salmon stocked river and is in the middle of a very large estate with miles of walking paths. The … See more
Although our room was somewhat dated, the castle hotel provides an incredible experience for the Ireland traveler. The hotel is located on the Owenmore salmon stocked river and is in the middle of a very large estate with miles of walking paths. The restaurant is exceptional and overlooks the river. The attached pub features local Irish music and good pub food and drink. We were sorry our brief stay didn't allow a more extensive tour of this amazing property. Collapse
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