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Gregans Castle Hotel

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I had high hopes for my stay with one of my friends after reading their website, and I was only more impressed with my actual experience. The grounds were lush, the view was beautiful and the silence at night was perfection! The interior is decorated with such exquisite care--it's the perfect blend of local charm, with modern and quirky details...

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Columbus, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The location of Gregans Castle Hotel was delightful. Our room was very spacious and quiet, with a view of the woods. The bar area was warm and cozy, perfect for a drink before dinner. The smell of the peat fire made us really feel like we were in Ireland. Dinner, though quite expensive, was an enjoyable event. Our servers were...

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2Thank Jeanne M
France
Reviewed 28 September 2015

meal for 4 in restaurant was best ever and spoils you for anything else!Service was also excellent with the waiting staff extremely knowledgeable -to say anything else only dilutes the whole experience-thank you.

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1Thank gerard c
London
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This runs against the tide of other assessments, but this reviewer found Gregans Castle disappointing. The room was absurdly small (a "Classic double"? I don't think so...); the kitchen certainly displayed skill of a high order at supper (though more on the plate of what had been ordered would have been preferred to the numerous rather fussy appetisers which hadn't),...

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3Thank YetAnotherLondoner
Oviedo, Florida
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I was expecting a very warm and down to earth atmosphere here and I thought it was cold and stuffy. The staff was not friendly and hard to find. Our room was huge with a Victorian style and the bath the same - very big, cold bare floor. I did not feel comfortable and did not think it was worth...

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3Thank momitchell50
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A hidden gem tucked in beautiful countryside just outside the village of Ballyvaughan. Lots of lovely little cosy nooks and crannies to sit and enjoy a chat or read - lovely grounds to walk in and explore. Walking tours/boat trips can be organised at the drop of a hat - everyone makes you feel that's nothing's any bother! Breakfast was...

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1Thank Katrina B
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a well loved and cared for place to stay and enjoy. I must have taken more photos of this spot than of our walks in the countryside. The color palette inside and out aim to please, gently. Cozy nooks and crannies throughout the hotel to enjoy a drink, a chat, or just a place to sit and gaze...

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1Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Everything about Gregans Castle was superior. The setting and grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful, the manor house is spacious and charming and the rooms were a lovely melding of old-world charm with contemporary expectations. Could have used a couple more electrical outlets, but considering the age of the home, this is understandable. The setting and atmosphere...

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1Thank F. W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I have been to the bar for a drink at Gregans quite a few time and love how cosy it is so this summer we decided to have dinner there in the restaurant. We were blown away! The food was amazing, the waiter knew everything about what he was serving and everything was slightly adventurous. The price was reasonable given...

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1Thank xwelll
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Lovely hotel/inn in the Burren, we stayed with family 3 adults and 3 kids, and had a fantastic time at the property, and exploring the area. Rooms were very comfortable and beautiful, although this is an old house, updated yet not modern. Has so much character. We loved waking up each morning to the aroma of the peat burning in...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon and Frederieke together with their staff manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, an eclectic art collection, open fires, candles, jugs of flowers and Shelley the cat add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. The hotel while strictly not a "castle" in the usual sense of the word has been named "Gregans Castle" since it was built in 1750 as a more comfortable residence for the O'Loughlen and Martyn families from the nearby 16th century towerhouse. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren Food Trail. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, the Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling, Golf. Members of The Burren Ecotourism Network. Awards include: Georgina Campbell’s Hotel of the Year 2016, RAI Best Hotel Restaurant 2016, Gold Medal Awards Ireland’s Chef of the Year 2015, Supreme Winner & Best Country House 2014; Food & Wine Magazine Best Restaurant & Best Chef Munster 2014; AA 3 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gregans Castle Hotel

Address: on the N67, Gragan East, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Price Range: $351 - $706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gregans Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Gregans Castle Ballyvaughan
Hotel Gregans Castle
Gregans Castle Hotel Ballyvaughan, Ireland - The Burren
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“Galway Bay Suite is massive and has a lovely view. All the rooms seemed like they would be very nice and quiet.”
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“Our room looked out over the garden and could see Galway Bay in the distance.”
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“All the rooms I saw were exceptional”
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“The Galway suite - spacious, beautiful and extremely comfortable.”
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“The hotel has wifi but no tvs in the bedrooms”
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