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Northern VA
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent! This hotel was included on a trip we had with Vagabond tours (Driftwood - which I also recommend highly!). Very nice grounds with a little chapel there for reflection. The hotel host - Sean is the fifth generation to take care of Gougane Barra and the attention and meticulousness of that care shows throughout your stay. I noted to...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bill20, Thank you for your lovely review and photos. What a great title to your review! My mother (the chef) and my father (the hotel host) will be delighted to hear your compliments about our food and care. I will also pass on your compliments to the rest of the restaurant team on their service. I hope that you...

Denver
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We did not stay at the hotel although that is our goal on our next visit to Ireland. We did dine in the restaurant and it was delicious. What an experience. Each course was thoughtful and well prepared. The wine list is excellent. Kudos to the chef owner!! It was a delightful evening. When we completed dinner we walked the...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear phantidae, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our wine list and your meal here. I will pass on your compliments to my mother Katy, the chef owner, and the rest of the kitchen team. I'm also glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra. It will be a pleasure to have you...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had dinner here in this very nice hotel last week after a day's hiking in the nearby hills. The dining room and ground flour areas are very nice and comfortable and the views out to the lake are spectacular. The staff were very friendly and the owner also very welcoming to everyone. The set dinner menu has very good...

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave S, Thank you for you feedback on your meal at Gougane Barra Hotel. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra's hills. I'm also happy that you enjoyed the view from the dining room. I will pass on your compliments to my father, the owner, and the restaurant team on their service. In regard to...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a little off the beaten path. You won't just drive by. You have to be looking for it. The hotel was very nice and the staff exceptional. The food in the dining room competes with high end restaurants. If that isn't enough, it is located in an idyllic setting and the views of the lake and surrounding...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bill32999, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of our hotel. I'm happy that you got the chance to see all of the waterfalls after the rain. I'm delighted that you thought our team was 'exceptional,' I will pass on your compliments. What a compliment that our food competes with high end restaurants!...

Dubai
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Our 2nd day in Ireland (first timers) and what a wonderful way to start our tour (Vagabond). Despite the weather (we learn a brolly and rain coat is needed at all times ever when the weather looks sunny!), you had stunning views of the lake and the trails in the national park. Our room overlooked the lake and our toilet...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sunshine101Dubai, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and the view from your room! I will pass on your compliments to the housekeeping team about the cleanliness of your room. I will also pass on your compliments to my father, Neil about his explanation of the menu. I hope that...

Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Just stayed for three nights with my daughters wedding party. It was a perfect choice for her...the hotel is surrounded by green hills and is on the side of a lake, very picturesque and quiet. She was married in the nearby chapel, then back to the hotel for the wedding breakfast. The staff and owners were wonderful, the food fabulous...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Silversue1949, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host your daughter's wedding party at our hotel, we wish them great happiness together. I'm glad that you liked the location of our hotel. I will pass on your compliments to our team and to my parents, the owners, about how wonderful they are! I'm also delighted...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Beautiful setting right on a lake next to entrance to Gougane Barra National Park. Rooms are small but very clean and ensuite. Had view of the sheep pasture but it was very pretty. Breakfast was great with varied selections. Dinner and lunch served there as well. We had dinner two nights and it was outstanding and reasonably priced for the...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nancy C, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you liked your room and the view from your it. I will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping team about how clean it was. I am also glad that you enjoyed the food. I will pass on your compliments to my mother Katy, the chef, and the...

Ferndown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We had the most wonderful wedding at Gougane Hotel, Neil and Katy and indeed all staff were very welcoming and helpful on the day, and on the run up to the big day . All our guests said how much they enjoyed the splendid views from the hotel, the food and catering was excellent. A relaxed family atmosphere in a...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Denise F, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your special day at Gougane Barra Hotel, the location and the food. I will pass on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy, and to the rest of the team. It was a pleasure to host your wedding. We wish the both...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

The view in this quiet area is incredible. Don't expect to have wifi while you're here, it's extremely slow, even with full bars in the lobby. You probably won't get it in your room at all. My room was pretty small, not much room for luggage or walking. Bathroom size was average compared to other Irish B&B's. Good hot water...

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear g1ng3r_girl, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the location of our hotel. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our food. I will pass on your compliments to the kitchen team. Our WiFi is currently provided by satellite, and as you said, is unable to cope with high streaming. We are seeking an alternative...

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had lunch at this lovely little gem of a hotel while traveling in the area for the day. It was delicious with lovely service and a beautiful setting in the Gougane Barra Forest Park. It is on Barra Lake surrounded by beautiful mountains and the location of a chapel which was part of a monastery. Delightful.

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sondra44, Thank you for your lovely review. I really like your description, 'lovely little gem of a hotel.' I'm glad that you enjoyed the service and the location of our hotel. I will pass on your compliments to the team. Jane.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: $157 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
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“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
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“There are two floors to the hotel & our ideal room is, of course 'a room with a view' those to the front & left hand side of the hotel.”
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