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Gougane Barra Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Beautiful setting right on a lake next to entrance to Gougane Barra National Park. Rooms are small but very clean and ensuite. Had view of the sheep pasture but it was very pretty. Breakfast was great with varied selections. Dinner and lunch served there as well. We had dinner two nights and it was outstanding and reasonably priced for the...

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

Dear Nancy C, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you liked your room and the view from your it. I will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping team about how clean it was. I am also glad that you enjoyed the food. I will pass on your compliments to my mother Katy, the chef, and the...

Ferndown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We had the most wonderful wedding at Gougane Hotel, Neil and Katy and indeed all staff were very welcoming and helpful on the day, and on the run up to the big day . All our guests said how much they enjoyed the splendid views from the hotel, the food and catering was excellent. A relaxed family atmosphere in a...

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

Dear Denise F, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your special day at Gougane Barra Hotel, the location and the food. I will pass on your compliments to my parents, Neil and Katy, and to the rest of the team. It was a pleasure to host your wedding. We wish the both...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The view in this quiet area is incredible. Don't expect to have wifi while you're here, it's extremely slow, even with full bars in the lobby. You probably won't get it in your room at all. My room was pretty small, not much room for luggage or walking. Bathroom size was average compared to other Irish B&B's. Good hot water...

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

Dear g1ng3r_girl, Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the location of our hotel. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our food. I will pass on your compliments to the kitchen team. Our WiFi is currently provided by satellite, and as you said, is unable to cope with high streaming. We are seeking an alternative...

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We had lunch at this lovely little gem of a hotel while traveling in the area for the day. It was delicious with lovely service and a beautiful setting in the Gougane Barra Forest Park. It is on Barra Lake surrounded by beautiful mountains and the location of a chapel which was part of a monastery. Delightful.

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

Dear Sondra44, Thank you for your lovely review. I really like your description, 'lovely little gem of a hotel.' I'm glad that you enjoyed the service and the location of our hotel. I will pass on your compliments to the team. Jane.

Irish in Malaysia
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

So we arrive at the peaceful site of Gougane Barra with its lake and giant foothills providing scenic splendour surrounding the hotel. We had a family room with one double bed and two single beds. It was quiet, spacious, had everything we needed and was most of all clean. If you arrive on a Sunday,as we did, make sure you...

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

Dear gannygab, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you liked your room and breakfast. I will pass on your compliments to the team. I'm glad that you got the chance to learn about the history of the area, to hike and to row our boat on the lake! It would be a pleasure to welcome you back...

Columbia, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We've stayed here a few times now and are continually impressed. A great destination. Wonderful full service hotel, overlooking Finbars church. Enough to do for a two night stay. Only issue is with the WIFI, you have to be in the lobby and even then you may or may not be able to send a text message. We just know...

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

Dear Randall L, Thank you for your lovely review. I really like the photo you took overlooking Gougane Barra. I'm glad that you enjoy the location of our hotel. It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel. Jane.

Thatcham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

All photographs of the Gougane Barra Hotel cannot do justice to seeing the splendid and beautiful surroundings with your own eyes. The National Park is a short walk away or for the less able a short drive, entrance to the N.Park for a car is approx 5 euros. This is a family run establishment,with the owners in evidence everyday. They...

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

Dear sandy_constable, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and that you got the chance to explore the National Forest Park and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Gougane Barra. My parents, the owners, will be happy to hear your compliments about them and our...

Freehold, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My teen daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights with our Wolfhound Adventure Tour small group & we loved it. Old world charm & Neil and his family were warm & gracious. Our room was perfect, dinner and breakfast wonderful (chocolate chip & Bailey's porridge? Yum). The location is breathtaking. Sunrise walks around St Finbarr's and the park were...

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

Dear Jeanne732, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted that you liked your room, your dinner, your porridge(!), and the location. The rest of my family will be happy to hear your compliments about us. I'm glad that you got the chance to explore Gougane Barra, especially at sunrise. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Wolfhound trip...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped in for lunch while we waited for a wedding to finish in the church. It was set up beautifully for two First Holy Communion celebrations. We were given a lovely table out of the way, but no one was there yet so it was not a problem. We had Arctic shrimp with salad and also pineapple, bacon and...

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

Dear Mimidarling, Thank you for your lovely review and photos. I'm glad that you thought the restaurant was set up beautifully. I will pass on your compliments to our restaurant team. I was also delighted to read your compliments about our food. I will pass on your compliments to our kitchen team. Jane.

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My beloved and I had a super one-night escape to this lovely hotel. It's not the most modern of places, but it is all the more charming for it. The staff were attentive, helpful, kind and informative, and very understanding of my blunders on checkout (less said!). The room was simple, clean and comfortable, with a lovely view of the...

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

Dear bertelak, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you liked your room and the view from it. I was delighted to read your compliments about our team and our food. I will pass on your compliments to our housekeeping team, kitchen team and service team. My parents, Neil and Katy, will be happy to hear about what you...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $153 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gougane Barra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All the rooms are great - spacious and clean, and if you can't have a view of the lake, most rooms have a view of the mountains!”
janemS3453UY, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the lake”
JimmyH70, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view room”
chrisbevan44, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay at hotel - just the tea rooms”
691paulineg, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We just came for a meal in the restaurant”
Jonnokinsella, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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