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My husband and I stayed over the night before doing the Larne half marathon and we had a very enjoyable stay. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I had asked for a room with a bath which I got. Breakfast was extremely tasty and plenty of choice out on offer not to mention getting eggs served fresh when...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my partner have been few times now. We returned for our anniversary and staff on arrival were bit flustered as a coach trip of Americans were arriving which was no problem we got checked in and offered a later checkout of 12 which was nice after we asked. Our room was lovely. Very big and view of coast....

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Paul W, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review based on your recent stay at Hastings Ballygally Castle. I am glad you returned to the Castle to celebrate your anniversary and we could offer you a complimentary late check out to 12. I am delighted to read you enjoyed staying in one of our Coastal Deluxe...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment we arrived at Ballygally Castle it felt like a real treat. The stunning views of the coast and across the to the Mull of Kintyre provides a setting which is second to none, and the warm welcome on entering the hotel really makes you feel at home. There's a nice atmosphere in the reception and lounge areas...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear JohnnyD257, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review from your recent stay at Ballygally Castle. I am delighted you found our staff friendly and welcoming and glad you found a great selection on offer in our Garden Restaurant. I am sure the staff will be delighted to read your comments. I hope you make a return...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a 2 night stay and felt that it was overpriced considering that there was no swimming pool or other amenities. The car park which is across the road was having trouble coping as a wedding was taking place.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear earlybird1942, Thank you for your recent review of your stay at Ballygally Castle. I am sorry you found your 2 night stay overpriced, but we do not advertise as having spa or pool facilities in the hotel. However, our sister properties the Culloden Estate & Spa and the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa do offer guests world class leisure...

Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here with an aunt and cousin for lunch. Immediately we were brought the lunch menu and drinks order was taken and served quickly. Menu was sparse to say the least but we duly ordered 2 panini and a burger. Waited quite a while for our meal though only another table of three and one with four people. Other part...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear 22daisy12, Thank you for your review from your visit to the hotel for lunch. I am very happy to read your panini's & burger was lovely. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with add on chips with the panini for £2. I will be passing your feedback on to our Head Chef & Lounge...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on a few previous occasions. This time was with a group of friends to celebrate a special birthday. We had booked the coastal rooms at the front of the hotel, which provided beautiful views across the sea. A tray sweets & birthday greeting was waiting in our friend's room. We had a meal included as part...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear bak12016, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay to celebrate a special birthday. I am glad to read you found your room comfortable, breakfast good & all staff friendly & helpful. Our Heating System in the hotel in run via a central system, radiators can be turned off individually in any room. We hope your return to...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, stayed in the tower room, expected it to be cleaner and fresher considering price, always cobwebs from beams. Newer part of the hotel probably be nicer. Food was good. Views are fantastic as are hotel grounds. Used as a base to travel around the area, no spa facilities unlike other Hasting hotels.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Ruth B, Many thanks for your review from your recent overnight stay at the hotel. I am glad to read you found our food good and views fantastic. I will certainly pass your feedback on to our Housekeeping Manager about the tower bedroom to review & action. We hope you make a return visit in the near future. Best...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location overlooking the sea and a warm and friendly service awaits, checked in and rooms of a good standard, the larger front facing rooms are great and have a feature photo wall of scenes around Northern Ireland, Lunch in the reception area/ lounge was excellent, hot soup and great sandwich of local produce.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Neill F, Many thanks for your review from your recent visit to the Ballygally Castle, I am glad to read you found our staff team warm & friendly, good standard rooms & lunch excellent. We hope you make a return visit very soon! Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 1 night on a dinner, bed and breakfast package. Had booked one of the Tower rooms which is in the old part of the hotel. Loved the spiral stairway and the décor. When booking I had mentioned that this was for a birthday and there was a plate with sweet treats and a happy birthday message on it...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear 759paulinem, Many thanks for your survey from your recent stay at the hotel, I am glad to read you loved the room, food & staff. The team will be delighted reading your comments. We hope you make a return visit to the hotel in the near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to vacate our room due to an incident in our bathroom which caused the shower door to shatter (all this while we were in Larne) . We were upgraded and this room was much more comfortable. Unfortunately there was a wedding in the hotel on the night we were there and we found it very noisy which was...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear halloween_break, Many thanks for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor, I have replied directly to your survey form. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the scenic Antrim coast only 26 miles from Belfast and close to Larne, the Ballygally Castle faces the sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. This enchanting hotel is full of character and charm. The many original castle features and antique furnishings also give the hotel a unique welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballygally Castle

Address: 274 Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2QZ, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballygally
Price Range: $172 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygally Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Sea view rooms are available at a premium.”
 of 5 bubbles earlybird1942, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms offer feature wall and great views”
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“Ask for a room at the front of the hotel for the view.”
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“Phone reception in good time and they may be able to accommodate requests.”
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“Ask for a room with a sea view.”
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