Gregans Castle Hotel

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Average rate: $215 - Hotel class: 4 stars
The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

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Gregans Castle Hotel Ballyvaughan Reviews

maisebbie maisebbie
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Rain didn't put a damper on this terrific experience! Sep 16, 2008
This place was idyllic. While we were here, it poured rain constantly so we had to make the most of the muddy, wet weather. When we came in from the wet, we were greeted by several warm, crackling fires to choose from as well as a gracious bar that served up the whiskey my husband was quickly becoming fond of.

The corner room we had was spacious and well lit by several windows. There were plenty of comfortable seating options for us to eat our in-room Irish breakfasts, read the paper, and gaze out at the lovely garden. The bathroom was probably pretty perfect because I didn't make note of any complaints. I'm a big bathroom person, by the way.

We were in great luck that they also housed one of the best restaurants for a well-orchestrated dinner. It was one of my top 3 dining experiences in all of Ireland (that list includes several upscale Castles). The 3 kinds of foie gras -- incredible.

The service was fine here. Everything happened on time and in a friendly manner. While we didn't get the same personalized hospitality that we received at Ballinalacken Castle House Hotel in Doolin, we loved everything else so much that we changed plans in order to extend our stay.

Honestly, I think it was the food that kept us captivated! It was hard to leave this charming place.
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Gregans Castle Hotel Overview

Gregans Castle Hotel is a four star hotel in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Ballyvaughan is an area filled with ancient ruins, local craft and gift shops, seaside villages and local pubs. Guests can explore The Cliffs of Moher, the steepest cliffs in Europe, The Burren, a unique area filled with interesting flora and fauna, geology, archaeology, ancient settlements and ecclesiastical sites, or the Aran Islands, a group of three islands known for their traditional lifestyle and culture. Other activities include golf, fishing, cycling, hiking, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, surfing, and rock climbing. After a long day of sightseeing, go back to the hotel and enjoy luxury treatment. Go for a stroll through the gardens, enjoy a delicious meal in the dining room, which serves locally produced meat, seafood, and vegetables in a warm atmosphere, sip on a pint or cup of tea at the bar, unwind with an in-room massage, or relax with a book or a board game in the hotel’s drawing room. There is also a small gallery selling Irish Art, by appointment only, located in the hotel. Wireless internet access is available. Pets are welcome.

Gregans Castle Hotel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Massage
  • Shower
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Free Parking

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