All hotels in Ballynahinch, Ireland
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4.7 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 60 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Amenities
    Great amenities
  • Vibe
    Awesome vibe
  • Food
    Delicious food
  • Value for money
    Poor value for money
  • Wellness Area
    Poor wellness & sports facilities
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellence!"
Excellence in every regard. World-class service in all aspects of the stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 24, 2016
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very nice except one thing..............."
this is a great hotel i do wish they did not allow shooting and killing of migrating birds on the property - that casts a big pall on what is otherwise a lovely place
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Nov 26, 2015
Joseph
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A slice of heaven"
Our mid week stay was wonderful. It was November, the fires were so inviting, the food and service was exquisite. We walked the property and rented bikes. It was loads of fun.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 11, 2015
Mary
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great staff"
What a relaxing stay! Even nasty Irish winter weather couldn't put a damper on our stay. We were greeted by roaring fires in fireplaces throughout to help warm us up after coming in from the cold! Very friendly staff and wonderful rustic rooms. We had an excellent dinner and it was so nice that, at the end of the meal, there was not check; they simply put it on the room tab, so we simply stood up and retired to the next room for a very long family game night. Late in the evening, one of my daughters inquired at the desk about booking an activity for my other daughter as a surprise for the next day. The host at the desk said she'd check and let her know. The next day, the host found me at breakfast and handed me a folded note saying the activity was booked for us. So nice and personal! This place really makes you feel like you're in a really cool bed and breakfast. I'm already trying to figure out how to get back there!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 30, 2015
Cosmo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely Manor House / Castle Hotel on Connemara"
The hotel is located right on a river near Clifden in the heart of the Connemara Peninsula. It's about an hour west of Galway. The rooms were very well maintained - we had sleeper beds for the kids that were very comfortable. The room and bath were both quite large. Most guests while we were there were adults; we were traveling with young children (8 and 6) and they were treated fantastically. We had a lovely dinner - great selection of region specific food (e.g. wild rabbit, oysters, scallops, lamb, etc.) While there was no formal kids menu they were very accommodating in providing the kids with appropriate dinner (but thankfully NOT chicken fingers!!!). The hotel clearly specializes in fishing in the river for those that are interested. Note that many of the rooms aren't in the original castle building but are in the large addition (fully connected to the main building).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 7, 2015
Bob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Highly recommend"
Wonderful location and beautifully appointed hotel. I especially liked the many sitting rooms that offered different spaces to read and talk. Diner was very good as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 3, 2015
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"WORST STAY EVER!! Bummer Birthday Bust!"
WORST STAY on our 9 day trip to Ireland, the photos on the website are misleading. Our room had a flood leaking from the bathroom and they refused to move us to another room, dirty floor was never vacuumed in between beds EVER! The towels were like thin shredding sandpaper. Not what we anticipated from a castle stay that cost 3x of our other locations, that were delightful B&B's. At about midnight when we were getting to sleep when the electrical outlet by the flooded floor made a loud POP and lit up the room. The hot water faucet handle on the right sink comes off in your hand. DO NOT STAY IN ROOM 24 in the lower level! Horseback riding was 45 euros when we signed up, upon check out they tried to charge us 80 euros per person, fortunately we hadn't gone yet so we cancelled the ride. They never offered to compensate us in any way for our horrible room. I would never recommend this place to anyone! Oh I asked for a 2 double bed room and they put my adult son on a rollaway and my daughter and I on twin beds...SERIOUSLY?!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 9, 2015
Maureen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the castle. Lovely accommodations, beautiful countryside, excellent staff, and delicious food. What more can you ask for?
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 18, 2015
Edward
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Had a wonderful time. Grounds beautiful. Room was very nicely appointed. Food was good. Service was excellent!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 30, 2015
Gayla
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Wonderful stay! Personal service was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 30, 2015
Gayla
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fun family trip"
We enjoyed our stay. Surrounded by nature and river and it was awesome. We had lovely walks And took pictures. Fresh fish at the restaurant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 10, 2015
Azhar
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"American tourists say yes :)"
I've never stayed anywhere better. We walked in from a ways out and the staff was so friendly when we arrived. Highly recommend even if it's a tad out of the way.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 5, 2015
Rachel
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Well worth it"
Spent one night. The hotel and grounds are outstanding. The room was spacious and very comfortable with an unbelievable view. Very interesting history.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 29, 2015
Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ballynahinch Castle Hotel"
The hotel is absolutely amazing, the views are beautiful. I didn't want to leave! I really loved the shower as well. The service in the pub was a bit slow as we had to wait awhile to receive another drink and then to collect our bill. We ordered a late night snack and an hour later we received delicious scones and unfortunately, a bowl of badly burnt popcorn which was inedible.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 28, 2015
Holly
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Who Wouldn't Love Staying in a Castle?"
Staying at the Ballynahinch Castle was like a dream! Our room was very spacious and super comfortable and clean. We paid a little extra for a view of the river and it was well worth it! We walked the castle grounds on some of the marked trails. It was like a fairytale! We had dinner in the pub near a cozy fireplace and felt right at home. Breakfast was amazing with a beautiful display of self-serve options along with anything you wanted off the menu. Service was quick and the staff was very efficient. The newly renovated dining area was done in great taste with furniture and "fixin's" appropriate for the period of a castle. Hats off to the general manager and staff. Oh! And the front desk staff were SO accommodating, even to the point of stepping outside in a drizzle to take a photo of us before leaving! What can I say! We loved it!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 11, 2015
marilyn
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Recent stay at the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel"
The Ballynahinch was to be our top spot to stay while in Ireland. This was a returned visit for us. The personnel were all very attentive to us from our initial greeting to the dining services for breakfast and dinner. Our room was clean but the linens on the bed were less than satisfactory. A followup note by the Hotel Manager indicated a mixup by staff on using linens that were being discarded. When you pay the daily rate for this level hotel, you deserve the highest level of checks and balance by the supervisory staff to make certain the bedding used in each room meets the requirements of the hotel and what the customer is due. Nothing short of this can be excused away by the manager. Where this hotel would have been included in our return visits to Ireland, this last experience would create doubts about returning for a second chance on getting it right!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 5, 2015
Thomas
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The highlight stay on our two week journey!"
We chose the Ballynahinch on the word of friends who stayed a year ago. Certainly the location and grounds are outstanding. Our room was not ready for 2 hours after the stated check-in time and the staff was fairly indifferent to the inconvenience - handing us a hiking map. Once we did check in, however, things started looking up. The room was on the top floor in the newest section, built in 1998-note that this is a "castle hotel" and it doesn't say anywhere that it really is a castle. By any standard, a very nice room with a lovely view over the river. The roominess and features of the room were in line with the price. We had a snack in the fireplace bar and have to say that the two staff members were trying to keep up with the rush of guests but terribly overloaded - and probably at the peak time, one of the servers was distracted by being assigned the task of building the evening fire. Food wasn't all that special and definitely tourist trap skimpy and overpriced. Similarly for breakfast, really nothing that every B&B hasn't offered in the last 10 days and quality wasn't anything special either. Lots of hustle bustle to turn over the tables as fast as possible. We hiked the riverside and lakeside trails, both could use another way finding sign or two - the ones present are partially worn to the point of being hard to find (we hike every weekend somewhere so have some reference here). Long story short, it was a mixed experience. We would recommend the place with caveats
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 13, 2015
KRKTravel
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Enchanted Storybook Location"
The drive to the castle will cause your mouth to fall open. Breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The castle is simply grand! The food and staff are excellent! Didn't partake in the activities but there are plenty to choose from!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 10, 2015
loved it!
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best castle hotel in Ireland!"
This hotel was amazingly well kept. Service was great. Fine dining options were out of this world! Beautiful and serene with all of the modern day amenities. Truly felt like royalty!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Go off the beaten path and stay at Ballynahinch."
We are so glad we decided to stay at Ballynahinch Castle. The Castle is very charming and the staff is extremely attentive. The pub was cozy and the food was unbelievable. We stayed for two nights and visited Clifden Castle and Roundstone fishing village. At night we enjoyed the living rooms with their fire places. We have two children and they were very welcomed by the staff and at night we played family board games and chess. Matt was such a gentleman and always stopped by to keep the fire roaring and made sure our kids had cookies and hot chocolate.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Nov 30, 2014
David
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Who would have thought it could be so quiet!"
In the middle of no where was this outstanding hotel. The dinner was over the top, spectacular. Our room the first night was OK, small in size and a bit of a view. We upgraded to a lux suite the 2nd night and the view of the river was so wonderful we had dinner in our room. The paths throughout the property made this get away place so special!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 24, 2014
Susan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Birthday Celebration"
Celebrated my birthday here with 7 friends. The chef worked with me for a special menu and cocktail hour. It couldn't have been more delightful! Service as well as food/wine. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms more than comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone interested in experience Ireland at its best!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Oct 20, 2014
Robin
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A castle fit for a princess!"
Great experience. The hotel was pricey but well worth it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2014
Sheila
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great retreat"
Wonderful location for hiking and biking and near an arts town.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 23, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Amazing hotel with great service! The grounds are spectacular.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jul 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best Ever"
We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon. It is pricey, but so worth it. By far the best hotel I've ever stayed in, every comfort provided. We will remember it for the rest of our lives. If you splurge one night, make it here.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 10, 2014
bruinmccon
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful location!"
Only stayed here 1 night , but the grounds and area are beautiful! The staff were wonderful - friendly, patient and helpful. The hotel itself is cozy, but roomy, with a wonderful sense of history. So enjoyable!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 19, 2014
pc
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Country Manor in Ireland"
A great place!!! Old Ireland Manor Style.. Drive up and you know your not in Kansas anymore.. Classic Style and feels comfortable. Staff is great too... Food was tremendous and a great breakfast too... A memory forever on my trip to Ireland.. Highly Recommend the Ballynahinch.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 22, 2013
Katy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"SF Traveler"
An interesting stay in an old classic hotel, clearly an Irish treasure, like an old lady that is a little worn. The setting is fantastic. Two days unless the fish are running is enough as there is little else to do. The downside of the old lady is no elevators, or air conditioning, or screens on the windows to keep the bugs out which means no ventilation or open windows at night. It is a destination resort with an excellent dining room and dining in the bar. I am glad we visited and was a nice break from a city hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 27, 2013
SF Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
Calm sophisticated subdued peaceful surroundings ,good wine food and service
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Mar 8, 2016
Laurence
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing place...you won't want to leave"
Highly recommend this hotel for its service and style
Genuine Venere guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 23, 2016
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"memorable"
We love staying at Ballynahinch Castle. The whole experience is very unique and very enjoyable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jan 6, 2016
HELEN
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Romantic night away"
When we checked in our bedroom was upgraded...nice surprise. The food and attention to detail was first class.
Genuine Venere guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 6, 2016
brigid
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place to relax"
Great Food Very Friendly staff Great atmosphere Great walks in grounds The brief stay was gret - hope to go back real soon !!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 13, 2015
Not Provided
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Autumn Rest."
I had a wonderful time, so restful, enjoyed scenery food and the wonderful views were magnificent. Autumn must be one of the best times to visit because the colours of the trees were so brilliant. The shadows on the river was breathtaking. The staff were attentive and very helpful. Guided walk is a must just to see and hear and make your stay more informative and interesting. Nice too the night time chocolates. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Oct 22, 2015
Maria
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing"
We spent only one night. The service was wonderful. The grounds are simply amazing. I wish I had brought my fly rod as the river and fishery there are beautiful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 11, 2015
mike
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Wonderful location, superb cuisine, stunning scenery! Would highly recommend this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 20, 2015
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"But caught no Salmon"
Booked for 1 night & stayed for 2 . Had stayed here on previous occasions & always enjoyed the facilities , the fishing , the friendliness of all the staff. Scenery magnificent . Recently redecorated Restaurant & Bar provide good food as usual.Will return .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 6, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect setting"
So lucky the sun came out so we could fully experience this gorgeous environment
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 5, 2015
Eagle Resources Aus
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Luxury Hotel, with a pub as well."
Ballynahinch is a luxury hotel with all the trimmings, and it has a pub built in that extends the ability to enjoy your self. The staff are spot on and the rooms (we had a superior deluxe) are all you could ask for. The hotel is set in a outstanding setting next to the river and it is so beautiful. Our meal was a culinary delight, served by European staff who really know service. I would definitely return if we come to Ireland again and recommend it to others.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 19, 2015
Les
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"beyond expectations"
Amazing. Staff, service, amenities and location, location, location. Was a fantastic stay. Very high quality. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 19, 2014
Emma
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great grounds."
Grounds are fantastic. Hotel is lovely and old world but I think it needs refurbishment. No lift for oaps, handicapped. Food was lovely.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"GREAT PLACE"
Enjoyed every minute
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 29, 2014
Iggy
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"have a dinner there too"
We had a main building room - not huge but with a lovely river view. The various sitting rooms are cosy with fires (and almost needed, in August!). We also had dinner 1 night in the restaurant - really excellent quality.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 27, 2014
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Disappointing"
This was our one evening that we thought we would have a splurge. We were disappointed in the room. The room was dull and dark. Not much of a luxury accomodation. Considering the rate that we paid. When I complained to reception she said that is the rate for that room. This was the most expensive hotel during our entire stay in Ireland. I would discourage other travellers from staying here.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 22, 2014
South Africans
ZA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"out of the way but worth it"
This castle was spectacular in terms of the property, castle itself, food and service. It was a little tucked away but worth it. It's a nice place to relax but there isn't a whole lot to do there. It was welcoming in the middle of our trip which was very busy.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2014
Chris
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Magical!"
What a place! It is breathtaking and yet has such a welcoming feel to it. Very nice staff (especially Matt!). Magnificent rooms, great food.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 18, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"LOVLEY hotel BUT!!"
Stayed here with my husband beautiful grounds &food BUT NO T or Coffee NO FRIDGE in room And water was left only on the first night after that u had to BUY IT!!!! Remember you are miles away from any shops so it's buy or be dry (would hate to be here in the summer with no fridge ) I took to having 2glasses of water from the bar when retiring to our rooms No slippers/dressing gowns (Would we go again) no have been very expensive with limited facility no spa no hairdresses limited menue
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2014
the jewitt
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ausflug zu den Royals"
Der Hammer! Für alle, die Ruhe brauchen, der ideale Ort! Perfektes Frühstück (natürlich warmer frischer Fisch mit Zitone, aber auch die klassischen Sets), echte Bar in Schlossathmosphäre; der Blick über den Fluss beeindruckend. Wir kommen wieder
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 2, 2015
kai
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very excellent Castle Hotel!"
Everything perfect! Nice rooms and an excellent breakfast. The guided tour around the castle with an introduction in its history was really wonderful! It was a perfect stay there!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 9, 2015
Claus
AT
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