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Reviewed 6 August 2012

This hotel is fantastic, though it is really more of a B&B than a hotel! It is not only in a BEAUTIFUL spot with castle ruins on the property, but the hotel staff makes you feel like you're at home. The best part of the hotel was the food, OMG AMAZING! I recommend the pistachio encrusted goat cheese, WOW! My...

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

Our stay was lovely in everyway. This is an outstanding hotel. The service is heartfelt and efficient. The breakfast delicious and the dinner divine. It is a delightful treat to stay here. A special thank you to Cecelia.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Our Fifth annual trip to this wonderful spot! We were married here in 2008. Declan and Cecelia are wonderful hosts and the hotel is just right in every way. We especially enjoyed the breakfasts and Declan's tour of the castle tower. All the rooms are unique and wonderful. The staff is gracious and warm. Beautiful sunsets, this year a full...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello JandM Thank you for taking time to review the hotel Is is great to have repeat customers at the hotel.You are like family now. Glad you enjoyed the food and your favourite room 16. Its fab that you both make that long trip each year to enjoy the Doolin area. We hope to see you back for many years...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I began my search for a hotel in Doolin about 5 months before we travelled, as we were planning a trip to the Cliffs of oher. From the moment I first emaied Cecilia at ballinlacken castle, I knew I wanted to stay there. A family run property dating back to the 18th century, this hotel is the warmest, friendliest and...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Louise Many thanks for the great review We are all glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the food in the restaurant. It was my pleasure to show you around the castle.Glad you also enjoyed the four poster room We do hope to see you back again when you are in Ireland again Regards Declan ,Cecilia

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was our first visit and it certainly won’t be our last. It entirely lived up to expectations (based on Tripadvisor reviews). We had a room with a glorious view – the Cliffs of Moher out of one window and the Aran Islands out of the other. The four-poster bed was wonderfully comfortable and after the end of a long...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello David ,Melissa Thank for the kind words We are glad you enjoyed your stay.Glad you enjoyed the views from the four poster room , and thank you for booking direct with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the trip up the castle. The sunsets are very few since you left.We do hope to see you back again very...

Washington, D. C.
Reviewed 29 July 2012

I'm sitting in the quaint bar area of the Ballinalacken Castle Country House as I write this review. My wife are touring the coast of Ireland. We stopped for a night at Ballinalacken Castle based on the reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. The hotel is awesome, the service is excellent and the staff are very friendly. If you do...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Very BusyTraveller Thank you for the nice review.We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and the food in the restaurant. Sorry we did not have a seaview room for you.I understand that you got misled by this site and ended up booking with a third party site. So for other readers: to avail of seaview rooms you need to...

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I stayed the night of July 7, 2012 and it was lovely. The grounds were amazing and the lodging wonderful. It has the best of being a cross between a B and B and a small hotel. The hosts were wonderful and the food was amazing. I felt very welcome and pampered. I came with extended family and we all...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Ann Thank s for review.It was great having your family stay with us and we are glad you enjoyed the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the food We await your return with your husband and kids and promise to provide you with a great stay Regards declan

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

The hotel is fine with a good breakfast and its own pub. (The pub is handy for the evening libation.) The star is the ancient "castle" that is really a fortified apartment building built to securely house the family in rough times. The owner gives guided tours - the only way to get inside - and you can see how...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello RetiredDude Many thanks for your kind review.We are glad you enjoyed our small pub. Also we were happy to learn that you enjoyed the vist to the castle ruins We do hope to see you back again Regards declan

Knob Noster
Reviewed 20 July 2012

This vacation spot exceeded all our expectations in every way. We were looking for authentic Ireland and found it in the Doolin area. The rooms of the house were large and well decorated, the decor had a charming old-world look, and the breakfast was excellent. But we were all amazed at how wonderful the entire staff, especially Cecilia, were and...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello Maplesugar Thank you for review of the hotel. I have passed your comments to the staff who are delighted. We are glad you enjoyed your room and the great views and thank you for booking direct with us.Do call to us again sometime Regards declan

Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Our first night in Ireland was spent at Ballinalacken Castle. After a day of flying, driving, and touring "Cliffs of Moher" it was the perfect choice. Wonderful staff! Great food. Beautiful surroundings! Rooms are very comfortable. Declan gave us a tour of the castle, a must. I would stay again in a heart beat. Mary Jo, Roger, Mary Beth, Chuck,...

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CeciliaDoolin, Public Relations Manager at Ballinalacken Castle Country House, responded to this review

Hello mary jo Thank you for the review.We are are glad you enjoyed your stay with your family. Thank you for booking direct with us.Glad you enjoyed the trip up the castle. We hope to see you back again sometime in the future From all at ballinalacken

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Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is one of the leading Castle Hotels Ireland with views of Cliffs of Moher. This Clare Hotel has an award winning restaurant and is the best place to eat in Doolin. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press as one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. A 15th Century Castle ruin of the O'Brien Clan stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballinalacken Castle Country House

Address: Coast Road R-477, Doolin R477, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Doolin
Price Range: $236 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I don't know if all rooms have a view of the Cliffs, but ours did and it was breathtaking.”
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“Ask for the rooms with the views over the cliffs, definitely worth it. Hotel is not often at full capacity.”
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