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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are getting married in the Ballygally in just over 11 weeks now so we thought we would tie in an overnight stay with meeting the wedding coordinator and trying the food on offer. We absolutely weren't disappointed and are all the more excited for our big day now. Staff are outstanding, every inch of the hotel is beautiful. The...

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Dublin, Ireland
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We spent one night at Ballygally Castle on Friday the 24th of March. We had pre-booked a dinner also. We arrived exhausted,after covering the Giant's Causeway and ALL the 'Game-of-Thrones' venues that day, travelling on the Causeway Coastal Route .. We had telephoned a few hours beforehand to confirm our arrival. We clearly mis-heard the dinner-seating times and on arrival...

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Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for our wedding anniversary and stayed in the Antrim Room. It was just a quick one night escape, but although the weather was inclement, we ended up really enoying it. It was lovely to listen to the sea breaking on the shore just out the window. The bed was enormous and one of the most comfortable beds. The...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Looks nice. Comfortable lounge areas. Bed is good. Pillows are bad. Room service took 15 minutes continual ringing to answer. Then delivered half an order as they'd ran out... Shower pressure was almost non existent. Reception said it could be a lot of people using. The pressure didn't change all day, a dribble. Chips from the bar... like raw potatoes....

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed over the night before doing the Larne half marathon and we had a very enjoyable stay. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I had asked for a room with a bath which I got. Breakfast was extremely tasty and plenty of choice out on offer not to mention getting eggs served fresh when...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sangels, Many thanks for your lovely review from your recent stay at the Ballygally Castle, I am glad to read you found our staff very pleasant & helpful, Breakfast tasty and in general a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. We hope you make a return visit to the hotel in the very near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my partner have been few times now. We returned for our anniversary and staff on arrival were bit flustered as a coach trip of Americans were arriving which was no problem we got checked in and offered a later checkout of 12 which was nice after we asked. Our room was lovely. Very big and view of coast....

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Paul W, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review based on your recent stay at Hastings Ballygally Castle. I am glad you returned to the Castle to celebrate your anniversary and we could offer you a complimentary late check out to 12. I am delighted to read you enjoyed staying in one of our Coastal Deluxe...

Comber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived at Ballygally Castle it felt like a real treat. The stunning views of the coast and across the to the Mull of Kintyre provides a setting which is second to none, and the warm welcome on entering the hotel really makes you feel at home. There's a nice atmosphere in the reception and lounge areas...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear JohnnyD257, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review from your recent stay at Ballygally Castle. I am delighted you found our staff friendly and welcoming and glad you found a great selection on offer in our Garden Restaurant. I am sure the staff will be delighted to read your comments. I hope you make a return...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 night stay and felt that it was overpriced considering that there was no swimming pool or other amenities. The car park which is across the road was having trouble coping as a wedding was taking place.

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear earlybird1942, Thank you for your recent review of your stay at Ballygally Castle. I am sorry you found your 2 night stay overpriced, but we do not advertise as having spa or pool facilities in the hotel. However, our sister properties the Culloden Estate & Spa and the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa do offer guests world class leisure...

Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here with an aunt and cousin for lunch. Immediately we were brought the lunch menu and drinks order was taken and served quickly. Menu was sparse to say the least but we duly ordered 2 panini and a burger. Waited quite a while for our meal though only another table of three and one with four people. Other part...

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Dear 22daisy12, Thank you for your review from your visit to the hotel for lunch. I am very happy to read your panini's & burger was lovely. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with add on chips with the panini for £2. I will be passing your feedback on to our Head Chef & Lounge...

Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on a few previous occasions. This time was with a group of friends to celebrate a special birthday. We had booked the coastal rooms at the front of the hotel, which provided beautiful views across the sea. A tray sweets & birthday greeting was waiting in our friend's room. We had a meal included as part...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear bak12016, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay to celebrate a special birthday. I am glad to read you found your room comfortable, breakfast good & all staff friendly & helpful. Our Heating System in the hotel in run via a central system, radiators can be turned off individually in any room. We hope your return to...

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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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  • 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
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 - $352 (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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“Please request a water-front bedroom and keep your window open!”
 of 5 bubbles sonyamsonyamsonyam, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are available at a premium.”
 of 5 bubbles earlybird1942, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms offer feature wall and great views”
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 of 5 bubbles neillni, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front of the hotel for the view.”
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“Phone reception in good time and they may be able to accommodate requests.”
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