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The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

Rome, GA
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The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

I'm considering:

Ballyseede. Is it fantastic?

Other suggestions between or near Killarney (Kerry) and Galway?

Thanks so much,

Jason

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1. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

Heres are the reviews for Ballyseede. Judge for yourself. The two house dogs have the run of the place, so if you have an aversion to dogs, this is not for you

tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Review-g186613-d212896-…

Dromoland Castle is between Killarney and Galway (It is in County Clare). Very nice but expensive

http://www.dromoland.ie/

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2. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

My big issue with so called castle hotels is that most of them are not castle hotels, just very expensivev to stay in non-castle buildings. I'd prefer to put my money towards special places like the Cliff hotel in Ardmore.http://www.thecliffhousehotel.com/

or the wonderful Park hotel in Kenmare

http://www.parkkenmare.com/

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3. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

If your budget stretches to it, I would definitely recommend Dromoland Castle in County Clare, as already mentioned by soonas.

It is situated directly on your route from Killarney to Galway and would be a great place to stop and spend the night.

Edited: 26 April 2012, 22:48
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4. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

If you are touring in the direction of Meath/Cavan there are two castles which each clain to be the most haunted castles in Ireland.

Cabra Castle Hotel: www.cabracastle.com

Ross Castle: www.ross-castle.com

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5. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

CondeNast magazine has a world's greatest hotels listing every year. Several of Ireland's Castle hotels have been rated in the top five. You may want to check out this list on line. I'm sure they're super expensive!

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6. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

CondeNast magazine has a world's greatest hotels listing every year. Several of Ireland's Castle hotels have been rated in the top five. You may want to check out this list on line. I'm sure they're super expensive!

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7. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

CondeNast magazine has a world's greatest hotels listing every year. Several of Ireland's Castle hotels have been rated in the top five. You may want to check out this list on line. I'm sure they're super expensive!

Rome, GA
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8. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

Thanks!

I settled on Dromoland Castle. 250 Euro; not bad!

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9. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

That's a good rate for Dromoland.

I don't often agree with Harvey, but her two choices are on a par.

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10. Re: The best Castle Hotels in Ireland?

There was just an interesting article about haunted castles in the Irish Times:

irishtimes.com/newspaper/…1224314405769.html

It featured both Ross Castle and Cabra Castle. I don't know Cabra, but it looks pretty high end, and is definitely the more expensive choice.

Ross is smaller, very authentic, family (and ghost?) owned and run...