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The food was world class and the breakfast not to be missed. Doting staff and spectacular grounds.

This is a beautiful hotel estate that has a interesting history. The staff was very friendly and some very interesting to talk to. The food was outstanding and the scenery was breathtaking. The baths were very modern and even had heated mirrors and towel racks. the furniture and artwork were beautiful pieces. The chocolates on the bed were almost as nice a touch as the unbelievably great tasting cupcakes that were left for us in our rooms at bedtime. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They made us feel special. We will definitely be heading back next year.

Beautiful Venue, terrific outdoors experience and hiking trails, accommodating staff

The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel beyond exceeded expectations. The staff was warm and welcoming and very intuitive to your every need. I have stayed at many different hotels from the Ritz to Holiday Inns. Nothing has even come within rage of what we experienced here. Our room was clean, large, and fitting of a castle. The maids knew how we liked our covers, pillows, ect. after the first night. We had fresh towels brought to us with maid service and turn down service along with anything else we may have needed (all without asking). They knew when we were gone and were very good about not bothering us when we were still in the room. All this being said I haven't even touched on the castle common areas and grounds. This hotel is something from a storybook. Everything looks as if it came from a movie. We enjoyed a free breakfast that you can have delivered to your room or eaten in the gorgeous dining area. We ate most of our dinner meals in the pub downstairs where we were waited on by the most delightful French girl who made is feel right at home! We ended our Irish Holiday in Dublin. We were saddened to have left the castle and wish we had stayed there the whole holiday instead of coming to the city.

If Ballynahinch could control the weather, it would have been an absolutely perfect visit! It was drizzling most of the time, but it didn't really distract from the beauty.The surrounding grounds are beautiful every direction that you look. We had a room (44) that overlooked the river. It looked like it had been updated fairly recently and had a super comfortable bed with a large sitting area. This was one of the luxury rooms in the newer section which I chose because of the river view. We arrived early on the day we checked in so that my husband could do some fly fishing with a guide. They provided everything he needed. We ate dinner in the tavern and the food was very good. Breakfast was in the dining room and was included in the price of the room. They had a couple of large buffet tables set up and also took your order for your main entree. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We truly felt like we were treated like royalty. It is in easy driving distance to the city of Clifden and Connemara national park.

Enjoyed the stay very much...just make sure you ask for a room with a view to the river

Recess Ballynahinch Galway

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is located within a few miles (5 km) of Twelve Bens Mountain Range and Dan O'Hara's Connemara Heritage and History Centre. This 4-star hotel has 40 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning. This hotel serves as home to a fine-dining restaurant, which has garden views, along with a bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

The 40 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have free toiletries and slippers. Safes and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Awarded Travel & Leisure 500 status in 2021, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel features an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Superior Double Room, River View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Luxury Double or Twin Room, River View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Classic Double or Twin Room, River View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Classic Double or Twin Room

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (3)
5

worth every dime

Everyone

The food was world class and the breakfast not to be missed. Doting staff and spectacular grounds.

By on May 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for a wonderful review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining with us, in particular, your breakfast. We are pleased to hear you found our staff so caring and enjoyed the grounds around the estate. We hope you come visit again soon.

5

lots of history and appeal

Everyone

This is a beautiful hotel estate that has a interesting history. The staff was very friendly and some very interesting to talk to. The food was outstanding and the scenery was breathtaking. The baths were very modern and even had heated mirrors and towel racks. the furniture and artwork were beautiful pieces. The chocolates on the bed were almost as nice a touch as the unbelievably great tasting cupcakes that were left for us in our rooms at bedtime. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They made us feel special. We will definitely be heading back next year.

By , from Wisconsin on Dec 29, 2016

5

great experience

Everyone

Beautiful Venue, terrific outdoors experience and hiking trails, accommodating staff

By , from Boston on Oct 7, 2016

5

fairytale irish holiday

Couples

The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel beyond exceeded expectations. The staff was warm and welcoming and very intuitive to your every need. I have stayed at many different hotels from the Ritz to Holiday Inns. Nothing has even come within rage of what we experienced here. Our room was clean, large, and fitting of a castle. The maids knew how we liked our covers, pillows, ect. after the first night. We had fresh towels brought to us with maid service and turn down service along with anything else we may have needed (all without asking). They knew when we were gone and were very good about not bothering us when we were still in the room. All this being said I haven't even touched on the castle common areas and grounds. This hotel is something from a storybook. Everything looks as if it came from a movie. We enjoyed a free breakfast that you can have delivered to your room or eaten in the gorgeous dining area. We ate most of our dinner meals in the pub downstairs where we were waited on by the most delightful French girl who made is feel right at home! We ended our Irish Holiday in Dublin. We were saddened to have left the castle and wish we had stayed there the whole holiday instead of coming to the city.

By on Oct 17, 2015

5

wonderful experience in beautiful setting

Couples

If Ballynahinch could control the weather, it would have been an absolutely perfect visit! It was drizzling most of the time, but it didn't really distract from the beauty.The surrounding grounds are beautiful every direction that you look. We had a room (44) that overlooked the river. It looked like it had been updated fairly recently and had a super comfortable bed with a large sitting area. This was one of the luxury rooms in the newer section which I chose because of the river view. We arrived early on the day we checked in so that my husband could do some fly fishing with a guide. They provided everything he needed. We ate dinner in the tavern and the food was very good. Breakfast was in the dining room and was included in the price of the room. They had a couple of large buffet tables set up and also took your order for your main entree. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. We truly felt like we were treated like royalty. It is in easy driving distance to the city of Clifden and Connemara national park.

By on Jul 14, 2015

5

very good experien e

Couples

Enjoyed the stay very much...just make sure you ask for a room with a view to the river

By on Jul 28, 2014

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