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New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We were guests of this hotel as part of a wedding celebration. Gougane Barra is absolutely beautiful-all of it- the setting outside, and the hotel within. The owners of this family-run hotel do a wonderful job making you feel at home. My daughters, in particular, loved the fairy door in the lobby! We all loved the Gougane Barra National Forest,... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joan E, Thank you for your lovely review. I agree with your daughters, I love the fairy door too! I'm glad you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra forest park and enjoyed the setting and hotel within. I will pass on your compliments to my parents and the rest of the team here at Gougane Barra Hotel. We... More 

Lebanon, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The combination of a wedding ceremony at the Gougane Barra church, with the amazing scenery of the lake and the backdrop of the mountains, as well as the reception/stay at the Gougane Barra hotel made for an epic wedding experience - a weekend we will never forget. The sun appeared after months of hiding, and showed the true beauty and... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James S, What a great title to your review, thank you! I am glad to hear that the sun came out and that you had an 'epic' wedding experience here at Gougane Barra. I will also pass on your compliments to my parents Katy and Neil who will be delighted to hear your wonderful praise. We look forward to... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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101 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel was the first stop on our 8 day south Ireland tour. We were met by Neil and Katey in the parking lot when our small group arrived. Very friendly and want to make you part of the family. Dinner was fantastic with a view overlooking the lake. The steak was a beautiful cut, cooked to order and presented... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris H, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy. Katy and the rest of the kitchen team will be delighted to hear your positive feedback on our food. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your south Ireland tour, Jane. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Gougane Barra Hotel and in the Gougane Barra National Park. The family-run hotel and restaurant were such a treat. Make sure you come hungry as the fresh food was especially delicious. Our morning hike through the Gougane Barra National Park was stunning. Neil and Katy run an amazing operation and I cannot... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary D, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your compliments on our food to my mother Katy and the rest of the kitchen team. I'm delighted that you got the chance to further explore Gougane Barra in the forest park. A morning hike there really is stunning! Neil and Katy will be glad to hear... More 

Limerick
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful family run hotel in the most idyllic setting. Rooms weren't too luxurious but everything else made up for it. We had dinner in the restaurant that night, which was quite busy. It was absolutely beautiful. And the staff were great as it is all family run and they have a vested interest. The next day we took the hotel... More 

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Gougane, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mrsdoyleLimerick, Thank you for your lovely review! I will pass on your compliments to the rest of my family and to the rest of the team here at Gougane Barra Hotel. I'm glad you got the chance to see Gougane Barra from the boat on the lake and on a nice day! I will also pass on your compliments... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We stayed here with a group of 4 others at the end of August 2015. The rooms, as some other reviewers have stated, are slightly old fashioned but very clean and to be honest when you are out all day enjoying the beautiful surroundings this does not seem so important. The restaurant food is 5 star with all locally sourced... More 

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cmoc-h, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra and its surroundings. I will pass on your compliments to the house-keeping team on the cleanliness of the rooms. I will also pass on your compliments to the restaurant team on their service. The head chef (my mother, Katy) and the... More 

Rancho Palos Verdes
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We were a group of six couples; this was the first inn that we stayed at on our six day tour of the southwest. Lovely environment, fine food, nice cocktail lounge and restaurant. Our room was located on a "wing" that looks out onto a patio where couples would gather for cocktails. It was tiny and outdated; the bathroom was... More 

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JanW188, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location. The kitchen team will also be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food. Our hotel is an older building and we try our best to continuously update it, with more refurbishment currently underway. I hope that you enjoyed... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2015

The scenery is stunning, the walk around the grounds is fantastic and the food is Wonderful. The staff are friendly and helpful. I couldn't fault this place, even if I wanted to! If we could visit Southern Ireland more frequently, I would definitely stay here again. Out of this world!

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claire D, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you got the chance to walk around the grounds and explore Gougane Barra. I will pass on your compliments about the food and the service to the rest of the team. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel, Jane. More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This was where we spent the first night of our 11 day Driftwood tour (Sept. 22, 2015). There was a collective gasp as the lake came into view. The skies had cleared during the late afternoon. What an absolutely lovely location. We were warmly greeted by one of the owners, Neil, and quickly shown to our rooms. If you are... More 

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dlcul, Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a beautiful entrance to Gougane Barra! I will pass on your compliments to my father, Neil and my mother, Katy, and the rest of the kitchen team will be delighted to hear your compliments about the food. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your Driftwood... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

We confirm what "Bryno", "easymc2" and "Joan E" wrote about the hotel, the service, the food and the place. Notice that noice sensitive guests might need ear protection as rooms are not soundproofed. As far as we are concerned, we made a "mistake", i.e. we stayed there only one night ! Therefore next time we'll book a room at least... More 

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GouganeBarraHotel, Daughter at Gougane Barra Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MCPETE S, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the hotel, the service, the food, the place and the you would highly recommend us. Regarding the 'mistake'; it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel! Jane. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gougane Barra Hotel is situated in a uniquely magical unspoilt lakeside location in the mountains of West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. Our 25 bedroom family run, seasonal hotel is renowned for its genuine old-fashioned hospitality, has a reputation for really good food, has a cosy friendly bar and sitting rooms overlooking St. Finbarr’s oratory. We have bikes and rowing boats and are just 1 kilometre from the National Forest Park. It’s waiting… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gougane Barra Hotel

Address: Gougane Barra | Ballingeary, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballingeary > Gougane Barra
Price Range: $160 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ask for a lake view room”
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“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
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“There are two floors to the hotel & our ideal room is, of course 'a room with a view' those to the front & left hand side of the hotel.”
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