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Gregans Castle Hotel

On the N67, Gragan East, Ballyvaughan H91 CF60 Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Ballyvaughan
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With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon and Frederieke together with their staff manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, an eclectic art collection, open fires, candles, jugs of flowers and Shelley the cat add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. The hotel while strictly not a "castle" in the usual sense of the word has been named "Gregans Castle" since it was built in 1750 as a more comfortable residence for the O'Loughlen and Martyn families from the nearby 16th century towerhouse. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren Food Trail. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, the Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling, Golf. Members of The Burren Ecotourism Network.
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Ant O wrote a review 24 Oct
Ireland22 contributions22 helpful votes
Gregans is absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed an amazing afternoon, warm and relaxed by the open fire in the bar, while the rain and wind battled with the landscape outside. Everything about our experience was exceptional. We were warmly welcomed by our host, who carefully attended to the necessary protocols while at the same time ensuring that we could enjoy our visit. All staff members were courteous, kind and genial. Our Afternoon Tea was the finest we have ever had. A rich selection of scones, sandwiches, cakes, desserts and pastries, we were challenged to finish the bounty of goodness before us. We were afforded the time to sit back and savour it all; never feeling rushed or pressured. Everything was prepared with precision and care and it was evident that the best of local produce was employed. We certainly hope to return to Gregans. It is beautifully calm and elegant while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
NoellePig wrote a review Jul 2021
Cork, Ireland149 contributions66 helpful votes
Totally exceeds expectations. This is by far the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at in a very long time. The grounds are stunning and so peaceful, the hotel is so relaxing and beautifully decorated. The staff were all outstanding - in particular Hannah at reception and her Dad in the bar. We are going to come back every year, we got engaged in the grounds so this hotel will always be special to us!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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0Ave2013 wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland89 contributions76 helpful votes
Cosy country house in beautiful setting, warm welcome upon arrival by Hannah. Our room was cosy and had a stunning view of the lush lawns. Breakfast was delicious and we sat out on the comfy deckchairs for the morning then went for a drive to the Cliffs of Moher. Dinner was a highlight of our staycation, amazing experience. The grounds are just breathtaking with the burren national park in the background. I’d love to come back in the winter to sit on front of the open fires.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lanajulia144 wrote a review Jul 2021
10 contributions15 helpful votes
We spent the last two nights of our staycation in Gregans Castle and its safe to say we saved the best for last! We didn’t really know what to expect, but what we got exceeded our expectations! We booked a junior suite which was fabulous - gorgeous views of Galway bay, lovely seating area, and very comfortable bed. The lounge and bar areas are very comfortable and cosy. Staff are amazing, very friendly and attentive without being invasive. The food is a real highlight here, we ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was exquisite. The scallop starter was so good I didn’t want it to end! A great selection of wines as well which is fantastic. We would highly recommend Gregans castle - we can’t wait to return and are already planning an autumn getaway there. Gregans has gone to the top of our list as one of our favourite places in Ireland to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clare1Ireland wrote a review Jul 2021
IRELAND96 contributions38 helpful votes
We arrived in Gregans Castle last Thursday in beautiful sunshine. What a wonderful place and gardens the setting is just stunning. Our room was lovely Gleninagh and catered for all our needs. We enjoyed sitting outside looking over the Burren enjoying an aperitif. All the staff were wonderful and so welcoming a big shout out to Hanna.and her Dad Ken. Dinners and breakfasts were superb all enjoyed looking over the beautiful garden. We choose fish on both evenings Black Sole on the bone and Roasted John Dory. The sommelier matched our wines perfectly. Breakfast under COVID restrictions were the best experiences we have had. Beautiful presented buffet and cooked breakfast a real treat. We enjoyed pre and post dinner drinks in the bar and had great chats with the barman who recommended lovely trips in the area. We are already looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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USD 281 - USD 557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gregans Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Burren Birds of Prey Centre (5.2 km), Burren way (7.0 km), and The Burren (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include O'Donohue's Pub, Monks Ballyvaughan, and Tea and Garden Rooms.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gregans Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gregans Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (4.3 km), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (5.0 km), and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (4.8 km).
Does Gregans Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Gregans Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.