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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bar lunch,Xcellent,we had soup nd sandwich presented in a special way,small cup of soup which was gorgeous,server was very helpful nd immaculately dressed.view out to sea is stunning,well worth a visit.

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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we booked a 2 night stay with one dinner. The superior room we stayed in was very nice and comfortable. The king sized bed was comfortable and warm. The bathroom was well-appointed with a fantastic overhead showerhead. We had a view over the sea as well. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a wonderfully carved door... More 

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1 Thank Gareth H
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Gareth H, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I am glad you found your bedroom comfortable & dinner tasty. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the very... More 

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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as it was close to family and highly recommended. The hotel itself is beautiful, with lovely views and the rooms are decorated to a high standard. The staff were also very pleasant. We had a good first night, however the rooms are very very warm. We were staying with our 1 year old and made the... More 

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1 Thank Lovetotravelgkl
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Lovetotravelgkl, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive, and you found the hotel beautiful and staff pleasant. I am sorry about the noise effected your stay from the wedding party taking place in the hotel. I do believe that Norma had spoke with you... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Sunday Buffet lunch at the Ballygally Castle Hotel. From arrival the hotel had a warm welcome. We where seated for lunch at a lovely window table overlooking the beach. Staff where very attentive and the food was delicious, plenty to choose from. We will definitely be back. Thank you to Norman McBride (General Manager) and his team.

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Thank Iloveshopping1310
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Iloveshopping1310, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon! Best Wishes Scott Weatherup E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a two night package to celebrate a birthday. We stayed in one of the tower rooms. First impressions were good. The room was quirky with lovely original features. The room was cold upon arrival so we enquired about the heating. There are no thermostats in the tower rooms, we assume due to it being an older part of the... More 

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2 Thank Lil199
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Lil199, Many thanks for taking the time to review from your recent stay with us. I am glad you found our Garden Restaurant lovely and our bar cosy. I am sorry the heat was not on in your room on arrival, I will brief our front desk team about the heating so that this does not happen again. We... More 

Ballycastle, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If luxury is what you want then you wont be disappointed rooms have everything you need not scimping on luxury and comfort everywhere in hotel you are aware that only local products are used everypiece of linen and towels and complimentary dressing robes sre all made in ireland evermenu in hotel tells you of where the food is from a... More 

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Thank jeantoney
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear jeantoney, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel. Our location is definitely one of the things we are very proud of about our hotel. We... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night at Ballygally castle made booking direct. Very friendly excellent lady on phone. Arrived at checkin greeted by a friendly receptionist booked dinner as part of a package but were unaware it was a very limited menu. Room was number 119 lovely corner room with two windows very clean and spacious although in bad need of a larger... More 

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Thank lovehotelchooser
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear loloveschoco, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay with us. I am glad you found the arrival receptionist to be very friendly & also your room to be very spacious and clean. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience in our bar lounge and also your breakfast & dinner serving.... More 

Bangor, Northern Ireland
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing is too much trouble at this hotel. This was our 3rd stay here as an overnight treat for my birthday. Rooms spotless. Food great. And a good nights sleep. Beautiful setting right on the coast road. Will stay again!!

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Thank dons31
ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear dons31, Thank you for staying with us again and a Happy Belated Birthday! It brings me a lot of pride and joy to hear that you're an avid fan of our hotel. We appreciate your business, your loyalty and your trust. Don't hesitate to call us if there's anything we can help you with for your next trip. Best... More 

Limavady, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on a week night as a surprise for my partner on his birthday. He loved it the minute we pulled up and parked. Views are amazing and I had the costal deluxe room booked so we looked out over the beach and bay. Beautiful inside and the staff very welcoming and friendly. Room was a good size and... More 

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Kelly M, Many thanks for such a wonderful review from your recent stay for your partner's birthday. I am glad you found the views amazing, staff welcoming & friendly, good room and dinner lovely with great service. I know the team will be delighted when reading these comments. We hope you make a return visit to the Ballygally Castle... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first mistake was to stay whilst a wedding taking place we felt like intruders to be honest.No parking spaces.We booked a room in the old part which is our fault and no one elses,however on arrival the room looked as if someone was still using it:the towels looked abandoned rather than placed,the plug hole in the shower was full... More 

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear dirkjc11m Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. All your comments are essential to improving the people and product we have. We will ensure your feedback will be given to all. Furthermore, I will personally supervise that all your other complaints are addressed that everything will be in order on your next visit. We... More 

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $143 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygally Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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Ballygally Castle Northern Ireland
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“Pay the extra 20 pounds sterling to be uograde to the seaview rooms they over look the beach absolutely stunning”
 of 5 bubbles jeantoney, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“119 is a corner room and lovely and modern”
 of 5 bubbles lovehotelchooser, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Costal Deluxe if you like good views out over the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyM248, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front have views of the sea. Rooms in back have views of the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles becpen, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the sea or the garden both good choses”
 of 5 bubbles francesm138, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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