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 1258 reviews
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Wow what a place!!
Stay Date: 04/2017, Richard R wrote this review.
Loved this place. We were a family of 4 and had to get two rooms. Both rooms were just as nice as the other. The beds were amazing to sleep on and the bathrooms well equipped. Attention to detail was spot on, from the chocolates at room turn down to… See more
Loved this place. We were a family of 4 and had to get two rooms. Both rooms were just as nice as the other. The beds were amazing to sleep on and the bathrooms well equipped. Attention to detail was spot on, from the chocolates at room turn down to the water supplied in the rooms that we all fell in love with which is bottled from the estates own well. I have never tasted water that pure!!!! We stayed one night and wished we had had more time to stay longer on our world wind adventure of Ireland. We give it a big thumbs up and rate this hotel 11/10 We would definitely come back and stay here. Collapse
Stay Date: 04/2017, EDEBM wrote this review.
My husband and I stayed two nights with family. The food was excellent in both the pub and dining room. Saturday morning we went out with our guide Jonathan and we caught 4 rainbow trout. We have both fly cast before but Jonathan gave us some much ne… See more
My husband and I stayed two nights with family. The food was excellent in both the pub and dining room. Saturday morning we went out with our guide Jonathan and we caught 4 rainbow trout. We have both fly cast before but Jonathan gave us some much needed fine tuning, and he did a superb job helping us find just the right spot. We kept one 4-5 pound trout for dinner and Jonathan carefully released the others. The chef prepared our trout for dinner that night - such a treat. Collapse
Solace, luxury, and adventure wrapped up in one
Stay Date: 04/2017, Anna M wrote this review.
Our first trip to this luxurious converted estate home was so memorable.The castle itself is on an island in the lake, and I think that confuses some people who think they will be staying in a castle. The estate fronts the river and lake and has seve… See more
Our first trip to this luxurious converted estate home was so memorable.The castle itself is on an island in the lake, and I think that confuses some people who think they will be staying in a castle. The estate fronts the river and lake and has several buildings: manor house, gate house, boat house, and so forth. We stayed in the manor and were treated like royalty. Fishing and hunting are some of the activities that draw people, but we were happy to wander the trails that led through the ancient woods, enjoying the solitude. Many thanks to the efficient but friendly Kathleen and Mary who welcomed us graciously, making us feel like we were the only ones there. Our spacious room overlooked the river which was lit at night giving it a surreal golden glow. No luxury was overlooked. (I joked that even that carpet was padded with memory foam.) The wallpaper of ferns was reminiscent of the ferns in the forest. We didn't spend much time in our room since there was so much to explore. The common areas included a sitting room with fireplace, library, and large mudroom. We had dinner one night in the restaurant and once in the pub. The food was outstanding: our four-course dinner included locally raised or caught foods, like the rabbit terrine, Connemara lamb rump, scallops, and so forth. The hotel prides itself in helping the local food suppliers. In the morning, we were delighted with the buffet, particulary having a whole ham from which we carved ourselves a succulent serving. I think that was the best ham I have ever eaten. Even the yogurt tasted freshly made. The seafood chowder we ate in the pub had the largest chunks of seafood you could imagine---so tasty and tender. I really enjoyed the walnut bread too. I could go on and on. I enjoyed seeing the younger guests having a good time outdoors. One young lady was excited about her adventure shooting the clay pigeons. Another pair of sisters was excited to be dressed up for dinner. They all had wonderful manners and were pleasant to be around. Collapse
a slice of heaven
Stay Date: 04/2017, fooddr wrote this review.
This hotel, its staff, and grounds are magical. If you are in this area, it is a must. The hotel rooms are beautiful, with huge bathrooms, and comfortable beds, with sofa and chairs. Our room had a small outdoor area, but since the weather was col… See more
This hotel, its staff, and grounds are magical. If you are in this area, it is a must. The hotel rooms are beautiful, with huge bathrooms, and comfortable beds, with sofa and chairs. Our room had a small outdoor area, but since the weather was cold, we didn't take advantage of that. Do take the tour of the property with Noel, he is so knowledgeable about the estate and its history, the walk is about 5km, and includes a boat ride on the lake. The food at the restaurant was exceptional, as well, and the wait staff are terrific. Our only complaint was that we couldn't spend more time there. Collapse
simply the best
Stay Date: 04/2017, Carrollfamily198 wrote this review.
My wife and l paid our annual visit to Ballynahinch Castle this week. A change of ownership since our last visit has seen major investment in hotel and surrounding grounds. All internal refurbishment appear complete with big upgrades to rooms and bat… See more
My wife and l paid our annual visit to Ballynahinch Castle this week. A change of ownership since our last visit has seen major investment in hotel and surrounding grounds. All internal refurbishment appear complete with big upgrades to rooms and bathrooms. All very tastefully completed to highest standards. The surrounding gardens and woodlands are undergoing substantial clearance improving access and allowing forests to breath again with removal of ivy and thinning out. We had 2 wonderful walks through grounds along well signed routes recently upgraded. Last year they were flooded and inaccessible. An adjacent greenway under construction from Recess to Clifden will be accessible from walks on completion. The old walled garden is currently being restored at enormous expense due to restoration of old dry masonry walls and extensive new path layout. The old redundant tennis courts are now no more and area is now incorporated into new enclosed area. What appears to be a centrepiece of a water fountain is taking shape. I hope this blends with traditional character of estate when completed. Internally the hotel has retained its old charm with the staff so friendly as ever. Great to see so many of our old friends again. The standard of diningroom has retained its well deserved high rating with exceptional food served by friendly staff. The spectacular view of river from dining room and bedrooms is unrivalled. We spent 2 relaxing days there. So difficult to leave !!!! We hope when improvements are completed the loyal clientele who have frequented this hidden gem will still be able to afford to enjoy this wonderful location. Collapse
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