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Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the hotel as I'd been given a "Blue Book" voucher. The smell of the turf fire on arrival set the atmosphere for our stay, and the array of green wellington boots in the porch added to it. The room was warm and comfortable, and the area was beautiful, but the highlight of the trip was the meal. We...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent one night at Gregans castle and although the restaurant and food served is fantastic, the overall experience was poor. Very poor customer service, the welcoming was half-hearted, no offer to take our bags, show us to our room. Bar service and general service throughout the venue no-existent. Little to around the grounds (not that we were ever offered...

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Westminster, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Tolkien slept here. We had a lovely walk around the grounds. There are some nice views. The bar is a nice spot to grab a pint and read in the evening. It is very quiet. Cons: We confirmed two beds. The second bed was a fold out sofa that poked into my back all night. Not what I would...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Gregans Castle is located in a heavenly spot in the Burren! We were so warmly received by everyone at this comfortable, elegant hotel. The food and service in the restaurant are superb. As another reviewer said, "couldn't be lovelier"!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our Wedding at Gregans Castle Hotel with our closest family and friends for three straight magical days. What can you say about an experience better than anything you had expected? From the amazing accomodations (all of our guests stayed at Gregans) to the phenomenal cuisine, to the personal attention from Ken and Simon as well as the most...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights. Reviews are almost boring to write when they're this good, but - credit where credit is due and all that. The room and grounds are gorgeous, like some daydreamed country estate. It's the sort of place where you want to stay awake longer to enjoy every minute,...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The magic of Gregans Castle begins in the drive to the main building. The beauty of the drive is surpassed only by the quaint peacefulness of the Castle itself. The rooms are lovely and , trust me, you won't miss a TV in your room. Just enjoy the ambience and use the time for rest and relaxation. The food is...

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Jaffrey, NH
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had visited Gregans Castle 26 years ago on our first trip to Ireland and loved it so much that when we were planning a vacation with my sisters and spouses this where I wanted us to gather. It was everything we remembered and more. The staff and Ken, the manager, are terribly welcoming and accommodate every request and anticipate...

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Toronto
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very old country house hotel with a wonderful bar replete with peat-burning fireplace and a house cat (Charlie). After a welcoming afternoon tea, you can explore a place with tons of history and memorabilia. It is about a half-hour taxi ride to Doolin (we chose not to drive across narrow roads in the dark). But the highlight...

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Canton, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived at Gregans Castle Hotel following our first two days in Dublin. By the time we arrived, it was a lovely, rainy afternoon and while my husband napped after an invigorating drive through the Burren, I read by the fire in the bar. The smell of the burning peat moss was lovely! (I just ordered some briquettes to have...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon and Frederieke together with their staff manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, an eclectic art collection, open fires, candles, jugs of flowers and Shelley the cat add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. The hotel while strictly not a "castle" in the usual sense of the word has been named "Gregans Castle" since it was built in 1750 as a more comfortable residence for the O'Loughlen and Martyn families from the nearby 16th century towerhouse. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren Food Trail. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, the Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling, Golf. Members of The Burren Ecotourism Network. Awards include: Georgina Campbell’s Hotel of the Year 2016, RAI Best Hotel Restaurant 2016, Gold Medal Awards Ireland’s Chef of the Year 2015, Supreme Winner & Best Country House 2014; Food & Wine Magazine Best Restaurant & Best Chef Munster 2014; AA 3 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gregans Castle Hotel

Address: on the N67, Gragan East, Ballyvaughan 01, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Price Range: RM762 - RM1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gregans Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“The Martyn Suite was perfect for getting ready for the big day”
 of 5 bubbles minnieme952, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are smallish - spring for a larger room”
 of 5 bubbles Ross-Siobhan, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a suite with a 'private garden' or a room overlooking the front lawn”
 of 5 bubbles fmtrv, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the "doggie Wing," that's where the musty room was.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesBBishop, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is an old castle modernized as well as possible. I suspect all the rooms are great; our traveling companions loved theirs as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Richardhencke, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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