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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

I can barely find enough words to express our gratitude to Norman and the team for the truly magnificent job they did before, during and after our Daughter's Wedding at the Castle last Saturday. Every single request we and our guests had, was delivered to perfection and with a smile. Nothing, absolutely nothing was too much bother. Ruth, Scott, Catherine...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed over Sunday night- it was quiet in hotel - but it was a Sunday.Paid a Good price for DBB package and the food in restaurant was excellent. Staff very friendly and efficient. Room a bit cold - maybe the friendly ghost- LOL- heating didn't seem to work in room. Hotel didn't have Sky which was a bit surprising-...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Joan383, Many thanks for your review from your stay at the weekend, I am glad to read you found our food excellent, staff friendly and efficient. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago 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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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Jeanine, Many thanks for your review from your stay at the weekend. We are so looking forward to hosting your big day here at the Ballygally Castle! Please do contact us if we can be of any assistance. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear sonyamsonyamsonyam, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay, I am glad to read that you thought your bedroom was lovely and you loved our hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the very near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Ireland
Reviewed 4 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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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear chickencottage, Many thanks for your review from your anniversary stay at the Ballygally Castle. I am glad to read that you thought our beds are comfortable, staff lovely and breakfast great. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Reviewed 5 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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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Dai R, Many thanks for your review from your stay at Ballygally Castle. I am glad to read you thought our location is good, I am sorry that your room service took some time to be delivered to the room. I will get our Housekeeping Manager & Maintenance Manager to check the shower pressure as this is not the...

Reviewed 6 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 via 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...

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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...

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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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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM571 - RM1,224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygally Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Please request a water-front bedroom and keep your window open!”
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