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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at the Castle for a seminar. Wonderful organisation, everything catered for and food amazing. All local produce, beautifully presented and flavoursome. Lovely sitting in the warmth of the hotel, cup of coffee and looking out at the stormy sea. Would recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited here on 19th feb 2017 to come look for the resident ghost i contacted the hotel and was chatting to scott the assistant manager about our paranormal group coming for a few hours couldnt believe it when he said yes.such a nice man to talk to and was very accomodating.The hotel is just beautiful the decor inside is...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, Many thanks for your lovely review from your visit at the weekend, I am glad you thought our hotel is beautiful with amazing decor. We hope you visit us again very soon. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary, this is our second visit to Ballygally Castle our first being 2 years ago and i can honestly say we can't wait to go back already, from our welcome at check in to our room, the food ,the delicious cocktails and the friendly and attentive staff this hotel is...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Eilish J, Dear Guest. Happy 1st anniversary to you and your husband! I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E:ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an overnight stay at the Ballygally for my birthday. This was our second trip and will certainly not be our last. The room was gorgeous with beautiful sea views. The food was wonderful and the staff were fantastic. They all made us feel so welcome, thank you.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear dasheyd77. Belated happy birthday to you! I am glad to hear that our hotel and our staff were instrumental to make your celebration memorable. Hopefully, we can celebrate your birthday with you again next year, and the year after that. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this place is so peaceful over looking the sea and lovely to walk along the beach the hotel staff are great on reception and Sam at dinner and his team along with Ann at breakfast puts a smile on everyone face so friendly the bedroom was overlooking the sea was big clean and warm couldn't want anything more if...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Philip M, Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as part of the Valentine's deal B&B and dinner. Rooms comfortable and warm with soft beds Food was good, both dinner and breakfast Bar and restaurant lacked atmosphere but we were staying mid week Staff were lovely, easy check in and out, friendly and accomodating

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear R D, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay on Valentines. I am glad to read our staff team was lovely, rooms comfortable & food good. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the very near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, very accommodating and friendly staff (great email communication), good food and comfortable rooms. We had the Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea which we were a little disappointed by as the only thing themed about it was that it was served on a cutting board and the items had GoT names... the floors in our room needed a little...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear dromomania4evr, Many thanks for your review, I am glad to read you found our hotel lovely with very accommodating staff. From your review name I cannot tell what room or date you had stayed to inform my housekeeping manager to check the flooring in the room, I would really appreciate it if you could email me to let me...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

lovely time staying here, FIVE course meal included in the Valentines package,reason I have given 4 starts instead of five was the meringue in the dessert trio-didn't meet the same high standard as the rest of the food which was amazing!

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Ni C, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to read that you had a lovely stay with us on Valentines. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our Fresh Fruit Meringue on our Trio of Desserts. This has been communicated to the Head Chef to review. We hope to welcome you...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had stayed a few times before and always enjoyed myself...this time I booked my partner and I into one of the more expensive tower rooms...on arrival the room was very cold...I spoke to the receptionist who advised the heat would be coming on soon...it did warm up,but wished I booked one of the cheaper warmer more modern bedrooms....shower wasnt great...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine2244, Many thanks for the review from your recent stay with us, I am glad you found our food very good and enjoyed the atmosphere in our bar lounge. I will certainly pass your comments about the tower bedroom heat on to our Head Housekeeper to review as the heat would normally be on before check in time of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returning to Ballygally Castle the views are always breathtaking over the sea. We enjoyed the extremely comfortable cloudbeds, which make it hard to get up they are so relaxing!! The team were very helpful and welcoming and we very much enjoyed our stay in this historic building.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra, Many thanks for your lovely review from your recent stay at the Ballygally Castle. I am glad you found our staff team welcoming and helpful, they will love reading your comments. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the scenic Antrim coast only 26 miles from Belfast and close to Larne, the Ballygally Castle faces the sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. This enchanting hotel is full of character and charm. The many original castle features and antique furnishings also give the hotel a unique welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballygally Castle

Address: 274 Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2QZ, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Ballygally
Price Range: $169 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygally Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“book the newer more modern rooms”
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