The fine old neo-Gothic castle is a splendid place to stay, especially if you opt for a superior room with a four-poster bed. The international staff are friendly and helpful. Cleanliness and comfort are top of the range. The restaurant serves an expensive but first-class dinner. The guided tour is worth taking in order to see the hidden treasures of the castle. Some minor niggles: a kettle is provided in the room, but the flex is so short that you have to crawl around on the floor to plug it in; the dining room is magnificent but is somewhat spoilt by inappropriate piped pop music and chattering radio at breakfast; bar drinks are extortionately priced (e.g. 8 Euros for a gin and tonic).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belleek Castle....... an iconic Irish Country House, restaurant (AA 2 Rosettes), hotel and spectacular wedding venue…Belleek is unpretentious, cosy and friendly, rich in decor and antiquities, with open log fires to warm your steps back through this cultural adventure.Enjoy a contemporary dinner, with generous portions, in our unique light panelled dining room. We have developed a new food philosophy. Our spirit is to search for more “Depth of Flavour”, exercising both classic and imaginative cooking techniques. We use seasonal ingredients and produce, selected from the land, sea and air of Mayo, and combine these with the traditions of the Castle.However, our signature dish is a Castle classic, the "Drunken Bullock", a filet steak flambéed at the table and served flaming from a sword, adding theatre to succulent steak. Hand made oak tables, eclectic romantic music, lit by candlelight, with charming attention and delicious food.“One of the most atmospheric and delightful dining experiences in Ireland”, Bill Gooch, Virginia Beach.Guests may enjoy a private viewing of the Castle museum by appointment. Belleek Castle hosts The Marshall Doran Collection, the finest collection of mediaeval armour and Jurassic fossils in Ireland. How many times have I heard? “Oh my God!” or “Oh Gosh!”Belleek Castle... Unique, intimate and magical. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belleek Castle Hotel Ballina