I've been visiting the Ballinalacken for about 23 years, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! It feels like home every time I go back. The hospitality of the O'Callaghan family, the beautiful surroundings, the wonderful breakfasts, gourmet dinners, peace and quiet are the reasons I return all the time.
The location of the Ballinalacken is fabulous. Right on the coast, you can see the Aran Islands from the hotel, as it sits up high. If you want to hear a session in Doolin, it's a short drive to one of the pubs that play music every night. Wonderful coast drives from the hotel, and if you want to tour the castle ruin, ask Denis or Declan.
I can't say enough about the hospitality there. I feel like a member of the family every time I return. Sitting in front of the turf fire with a glass of wine (or a gin/bitter) in the evening or sitting in the pub listening to traditonal music with Denis, can't be beat. To have dinner there is a treat. Their chef, Michael, makes gorgeous meals.
Thanks, Ballinalacken. You're all so wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballinalacken Castle Hotel Doolin is one of the leading Castle Hotels Ireland with views of Cliffs of Moher. This Clare Hotel has an award winning restaurant and is the best place to eat in Doolin. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press as one of the finest located houses in Europe. Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay. A 15th Century Castle ruin of the O'Brien Clan stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel Doolin
- Ballinalacken Castle Country Hotel
- Ballinalacken Castle Country Doolin