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Lockport, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ballygally Castle is just a small, haunted tower that used to be a large castle. It will eventually have one guest room on each floor of the tower. The top floor is the original bedroom of their resident ghost and her story. The adjacent hotel was delightful for our group of four adults and two boys, nine and 11 years...

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Recently stayed here for a 2 night break over St Patricks Day weekend. Got engaged while we were there also. Found the staff friendly, helpful & the restaurant food was fantastic. Loved it so much we're using vouchers we got for our engagement to go back here again rather than to any of the other Hastings Hotels as we loved...

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

First time staying here, we were on the dinner and breakfast deal. Dinner was Fab. Couldn't fault it. Breakfast the next morning was lovely and a good selection of hot and cold food. All the staff were lovely and helpful. Our room was directly above the main entrance but wasn't too noisy. Room was gorgeous but was very warm at...

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MCB0607
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We used this hotel as a jumping off point to see the sights of the north and it was great for that. The rooms were large and reasonably priced. The breakfast was a tad on the expensive side but was tasty. Two negatives: the hotel is just on the verge of needing another update - the decor is dated, the...

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Out for a mother and daughter day and called in for lunch. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Lovely lunch and could highly recommend the Ferrero Roche cheesecake. Lovely staff. We sat for quite some time and weren't rushed to vacate our table. Would definitely be back.

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Clogher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights food was fantastic staff were very pleasent and helpful. Rooms very clean and a great size best hotel stay we have had in a while will be back would highly recomend this hotel

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear angela19712010, Many thanks for your review from your recent stay at the Ballygally Castle, I am glad to read you thought our staff team are fantastic, bedrooms very clean and highly recommend our hotel to others. I know the team will be delighted when reading this. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the very near...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really beautiful building on the Coastal Causeway route.it looks very posh from the outside but dont be scared to go in: The interior is lovely and worth a quick peek and the staff are friendly The venue does events: A wedding was taking place when we went in There are some nice comfy areas for people to sit and have...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear becky-camille, Many thanks for your review from your recent visit to the hotel. I am glad to read you thought our interior was lovely and are staff team friendly. Please do call in on your next visit on the Antrim Coast. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Unbelievably beautiful castle, completely restored yet retains its idyllic beauty. Really quite stunning. Just popped in for coffee and it was well worth it, the only thing I'd say is the coffee was very pricy - £4 for a latte! Probably worth it for the lovely location and interior though :)

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Anne T, Many thanks for your review from your recent visit to the hotel for Coffee. I am glad to read you thought our hotel is beautiful with our lovely location. We hope you return to the hotel in the future. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were driving around the North Eastern Ulster coast and stopped here for a drink which soon turned into an evening meal when we viewed the Restaurant and its menu. The staff were very welcoming, smiley and nothing was too much trouble and the food was very well prepared and presented, in a superbly appointed Restaurant with lovely views over...

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ScottWeatherup, Manager at Ballygally Castle, responded to this review

Dear BrianBBriighton, Many thanks for your lovely review from your recent visit to the Ballygally Castle. I am glad to read you though our staff team were really friendly and our food was well prepared and presented. We hope you make a return visit on your next time on the Antrim Coast. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E:...

Kilkenny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Carnfunnock and called in here for a snack on our way home. We were walk ins and were really well looked after even though they were catering for a wedding party at the same time. The views are extraordinary. We had coffees and freshly baked scones. These were warm and served with gorgeous jam and cream. The...

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Dear PatMurff, Many thanks for your lovely review from your recent visit for lunch. I am glad to read that you were looked after really well and enjoyed the coffee and scones. We hope you visit us again very soon. Warmest Regards Scott Weatherup Assistant Hotel Manager E: ahm@bgc.hastingshotels.com

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: RM586 - RM1,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballygally Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Not all rooms have a sea or garden view.”
KrisK42, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Have stayed in a variety of rooms , preferred room was the garden suite but many have a sea view which are also very impressive”
634heather, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Please request a water-front bedroom and keep your window open!”
sonyamsonyamsonyam, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are available at a premium.”
earlybird1942, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms offer feature wall and great views”
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neillni, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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