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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wow..what a place. Beautiful grounds...flora..fauna..a river runs through it. You can fly fish for trout or salmon..walk the gorgeous grounds..there was a horse and a pony. The service is superb. The workers are so attentive to your needs..this is the place that others should want to be like. Beautiful rooms..bathrooms with heated mirrors...chocolates on the bed at night..Dinner was the best we had our whole trip. The breakfast was better than any we had by far..with baked ham..eggs cooked to order...fresh squeezed OJ. The senior workers in the dining room took time to teach and train the younger workers...a lot of care in this place.

It's sooo romantic and the scenery is spectacular. Ballynahinch Castle is in the middle of some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Just driving around Connemara is a feast for the eyes. Often we stop at Ballynahinch for lunch because we love this part of Ireland. The food is ok though not superb and the menu is very limited. The staff are nice enough but could do with loosening up and being a bit more friendly. We found some of them a bit dour. We have not been for dinner at night here so I'm only talking about lunch. Their chowder is good but one would expect that because of where it is. Absolutely beautiful walks around the Castle with many interesting little bridges and things. We spoke with a Mr. Welby. who was such a gentleman and so informative about various places to visit and walks to take. I adore this part of lreland and don't forget your camera as there are so many photos you will want to take.

Stayed here with my wife last weekend. Its more of a manor house than a castle. Checked in at 3 pm and our room was not ready. Reception took our bags and told us to have a seat and they would notify when ready. At 4.20pm we were still waiting and went back to reception to be told that room is now ready. I think that they forgot about us. We had room with river view, very nice and very comfortable. We had dinner in the dining room which was top class with great service. We relaxed and had some beverages afterwards in the drawing room. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.Breakfast was ver good too.

We were touring Ireland and spent one night at Ballynahinch. The grounds are wonderful and we enjoyed using the walking trails. It was very peaceful and the highlight of our stay. The room was older but very clean. The view from the room was amazing. The staff in the pub were very busy and the food was good but they could have used some extra help. They have a very nice breakfast included in your stay!

Property is surrounded in a beautiful setting including flowing rivers,lakes and numerous hiking trails that you can explore,which we did. The staff were friendly and eager to please. Bathroom was spacious and the amenities were lovely,the bed was very comfortable. We ate dinner in the pub and the clam chowder was out of this world. In the morning a lovely Breafast buffet is available or you can order from the menu. We enjoyed both.

Lovely grounds, a beautiful old building, spacious and luxurious rooms, a professional attentive staff and great pub with a huge fireplace. A top flight restaurant (great breakfast included with the room). We were there on a very reduced rate deal and I know the prices for rooms and other amenities can be quite high. Food and beverage are expensive as well. But if you want to pamper yourself and enjoy a nice experience with great food then it is worth it. The Connemara Region is beautiful (both the coast and in the central portion o the National Park) and Ballynahinch is right there in the midst of it. Next time I plan to use their guides to fish---other guests appeared to be faring quite well in that regard.

A great place to stay, it is in a stunning location, we had a river view room on the top floor as requested, it probably has the best view of anywhere when eating in the main dinning room, the view of the loch made the trip from NZ worthwhile 👍👍

We arrive there in a middle of storm and found a burning fire and great facilities. And when the sun went out we discover a great area for traveling (the easy kind) including many option of fishing and other outdoors activities

Had a lovely stay in Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. Room 27 was fabulous, with a gorgeous view of the river outside our patio doors. We got a very warm welcome from reception and the porters were very helpful. We opted for bar food that evening as we wanted to take advantage of the surroundings and go walking. Again great service by the staff and food was excellent. The menu was slightly limited as I thought there would have been a better fish variety considering the hotel is in the heart of lakes and rivers...and perhaps a curry option with the hotel having an india background, and the raj history. There were plenty of relaxing areas with a small library if you fancied a read and didn't feel like staying in the bar. We enjoyed the music in the bar later on to end our night's entertainment. One obversation we had was that there was no tea/coffee making facilities in our room, however, it can be ordered as a complimentary gesture but I'd prefer to make it myself. Otherwise our stay was perfect and will definitely be back again for some R & R.

This is such a beautiful location, we could have just sat in our room looking out over the river. We did venture out and tired all the hiking paths. The paths could be better marked, but we had fun exploring and making our own way. We ate in the pub, which had plenty of food. We knew we could not do the 5 courses in the main dining room. Breakfast was good and the setting was beautiful, looking out over the water. The staff everywhere was very helpful. This was the last night of our holiday and we definitely plan on returning. One complaint- we had trouble flushing the toilet, but learned that turning the handle up before pushing down seemed to make the difference. Not a reason to complain- we had a grand visit.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Connemara, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dan O'Hara's Connemara Heritage and History Centre and within a 15-minute drive of Station House Museum. This 40-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Connemara National Park is 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the hotel, which is on a river.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel serves as home to a fine-dining restaurant, which has garden views, along with a bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included.

Property features

At Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Classic Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double or Twin Room, River View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Luxury Double Room, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1300 reviews