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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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Very good Hotel and pleasant staff. tasty food. I would book it again. great views out to sea , We stayed in the old well very old part of Hotel but it was well maintained. Well set out gardens to the rear of building with a river running through it and under bridge out to sea
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
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Dear Sightsee42162527558, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am delighted to see you gave us a perfect rating. Thank you for your positive comments about the hotel, staff and food. I am glad to read you enjoyed staying in one of the Tower bedrooms located in the 17th Century Castle. I do hope to welcome you back. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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The hotel was great staff were helpful nice and quiet just what we were looking for. Great view over looking the bay, food was amazing lots of history in this hotel the stories of the ghosts r very interesting.
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
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Dear Matt N, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at Ballygally Castle. I am delighted to read you had a relaxing stay - I hope you managed to enjoy a stroll around our beautiful walled gardens. I am glad you enjoyed learning about the history of the hotel as well as our resident ghost, Lady Isabella Shaw! I look forward to welcoming you back again. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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Room amazing-warm and cosey. Food- stunning Service- staff lovely Garden- lovely look forward to seeing it done after work is done. Valintine offer was well worth the money. Will deffo be back. Great experience <3
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
Responded yesterday
Dear Safari58161724787, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travellers. I am delighted to you read you found the bedroom warm and cosy, the food to a high standard and all staff encountered were friendly and welcoming. I can't wait to welcome you back to see our new Belvedere in our private walled gardens. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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This was a birthday dinner bed and breakfast deal and it was just as good as we could wish for I have only one minor gripe---the headboard light switch was just out of reach so I had to get out of bed to switch of before going to sleep---and that's it--everything else was
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Response from Kathrynglass, Front Office Manager at Ballygally Castle
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Dear douglas56, Thank you for your positive comments - I am so glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us to celebrate your birthday and found all aspects of your stay wonderful including the bedroom, dinner and breakfast. I appreciate your kind comments about Bobii - a member of our Food & Beverage department. I will be sure to let her know how much of an impact she had on your experience. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. I do hope I get to welcome you both back to the hotel in the near future. Warmest Regards, Kathryn Glass, Front Office & Accounts Manager.
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We visited as part of a Valentine's special deal. The hotel is beautifully located on the seafront. We ate dinner in the garden restaurant the meal was lovely. The staff are so nice and went out of their way to make our stay very pleasant. Will definitely visit again.
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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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Hi Andy, Yes all our bedrooms our equipped with hairdryers Warmest Regards Ballygally Castle
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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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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!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomNorthern IrelandBallygally
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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