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Ballygally Castle

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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I recently visited the hotel with my family for dinner & was extremely impressed with the excellent customer service & quality of food. The staff were professional & friendly & the service was flawless. An thoroughly enjoyable evening & I would highly recommend a visit here!
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This hotel is sometimes overlooked as the outlier of the Hastings chain but it offers a unique experience. The coastal surroundings are breathtaking and the history/heritage of the place sets the scene for a lovely break. Ghost stories are good craic. The food is brilliant,
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Excellent accommodation with fun game of thrones details and resident ghosts. Staff were friendly and flexible. Really liked the local concentration on food. We had booked a Game of Thrones themed afternoon tea but missed the time and were unable to wait for it the second day.
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Wow absolutely wonderful from the waiting staff, reception, bar staff to the food. Plenty of choice and so fresh, staff were attentive but not intrusive. After eating we had a walk round the beautiful gardens, will be back and would definatly recommend Ballygally for afternoon
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Very nice stay. Staff helpful and food was decent. Not the best meals we had but still very good. Bar keep in afternoon was very kind and helpful. Would recommend to families, couples and group stays. We stayed in two tower rooms.
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Lovely well tended gardens
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Are all of your rooms equipped with a hair dryer? THANKS.
I would guess they all do - certainly our rooms have always had one - but even should some not then reception / housekeeping will undoubtedly provide you with one.
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Are all rooms equipped with a hair dryer? Thanks.
Hi Andy, Yes all our bedrooms our equipped with hairdryers Warmest Regards Ballygally Castle
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How far away are the nearest shops?
Good Evening, We have a local grocery store just metres away from the hotel.
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Hi DavidShelley, Sorry for the late reply, Belfast International & Belfast City Airport are both approx 25 miles away from Ballygally Castle. A taxi is normally easily got from both airports and we can organise a return taxi to the airport for you. Please call us on 02828581066 if we can be of any help. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup
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We were wanting to book a tower room is it able to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child?
Good Morning Ychh11557, Our Tower Rooms are a double bed only however we do have family rooms in our main hotel building that would accommodate 2 adults & 1 child. Please call our reservations department on 02828581066 to book these type of rooms. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager
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"rooms at back have nice garden views Rooms at front have sea views but are only a few yards from the main coast road"
"Ask for one with sea view."
"The Garden Suite, luxury"
"Ocean view are where we stayed and enjoyed"
"I'd love to have been in a tower room, supplement but prob worth it!"
US$143 - US$263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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