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Gregans Castle Hotel


    Gregans Castle Hotel
 in Ballyvaughan
    Gregans Castle Hotel
 in Ballyvaughan

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  • One of my favourite hotels in the world!

    by MMMcGrath on 2017-12-06 05:51 am

    OMG where do I begin. We didn't want to leave this place and are currently planning a trip back there some time in 2018.

    Staying here is like stepping back in time (in the best possible way) as though you are going to stay at some wealthy relatives' country lodge ;-) The staff are brilliant and every home comfort seems to have been thought of. There would actually be no need to leave here and we only left briefly to visit the Burren Natural Perfumery (gorgeous) & Chocolate Shop/Cafe (also gorgeous).

    It is no exaggeration but I believe that the dinners here are some of the best meals I've ever had in my life - and I've travelled extensively and eaten a LOT of great food ;-)
    The attention to detail was ridiculously impressive and they created vegetarian options for us that were to die for.....

    This is a beautiful part of the world and everything about Gregans reflects this perfectly...
    Gorgeous views of the hills from every room.

    This is such a lovely place that it's worth just being there to relax and enjoy it, rather than trying to cram a heap of other activities in. AMAZING!

  • Our favorite!

    by HappyCamper796 on 2017-11-26 05:05 am

    Our stay at Gregans Castle Hotel could not have been more lovely. The setting of this charming manor house in the Burren is breathtaking and the grounds are beautiful. There are mowed paths for you to walk if you'd like to take in the views, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The interior is gracious but comfortable, and we found the staff courteous and helpful. Peat fires burned in fireplaces in the common areas. Our suite was located at the end of a wing, and though it was a bit of a walk from the entrance and amenities, it was absolutely worth it for the views, layout, and privacy. It featured a spacious bedroom, spa-like bath, and a charming sitting room. I wish we'd stayed much longer than the single night our schedule allowed. We voted our bed the BEST of our trip - lovely linens and soooo comfortable! The bar is warm and welcoming with a lovely selection of whisky and wines. The staff enquired about a time for breakfast, but we had an early flight from Shannon in the morning, and they offered us a cold breakfast in the drawing room. We arrived there to find a table beautifully laid for two, with more offerings than we had ever expected. It was a private sunrise breakfast, and capped our stay in Ireland. Gregans Castle Hotel is officially our favorite lodgings in the world, nudging aside our former favorite hotel in Shanghai!

  • Charming Country Home with an Amazing Restaurant!

    by Hamberann on 2017-11-14 11:28 am

    We enjoyed staying here in June of 2017 and just loved all the staff. They were so warm and welcoming and had everything you could possibly want. I selected this location because we wanted to be near the Burren and out in the countryside. This is an incredibly beautiful part of the world and our hosts made us so very comfortable. Our room was small but very nice and the views were gorgeous. We were just amazed at the restaurant and not prepared for the incredibly marvelous dinners which were beautifully presented. The breakfasts were just delicious and the view of the Burren from the dining room was gorgeous. It's a really lovely retreat from the rest of the world and not to be missed if you are in this area. I hope we will be here again one day.

  • The best Afternoon Tea..ever!

    by Martin O on 2017-11-12 10:34 am

    My wife and I stayed at Gregans in April 2017. It's now officially our favourite place to stay. The service is excellent but it's the location and food which standout for me. We had dinner and Afternoon Tea here and it's simply art on a plate and Michelin standard food. The Afternoon Tea is outstanding value and makes a mockery out of the Sherbourne in Dublin. It really is that good. We will be back again and again!

  • Disappointing

    by laurenluna2017 on 2017-11-01 02:51 pm

    While the location is beautiful and the rooms are charming, there are quite a few disappointments to our stay at Gregans Castle Hotel:
    1). Make note, it's not an actual castle but a charming home. Some people seek real castles to stay in and this is not one.
    2). For a fine dining/luxury experience you don't actually get what you might be accustomed to receiving with that. For example, we tend to dine at nice places because they are always so good at accommodating special dietary needs. Gregans said that they could no problem, but in fact continued to repeatedly serve us gluten even though we double checked at every meal and they confirmed it was gluten free. Later they admitted it wasn't and blamed it on us. Not high end luxury.
    3). They don't really let you know this very clearly and you can get caught off guard that their dining room dinner is not served on Mondays so you can get caught without an expected dinner plan.
    4). Their "king" beds are two uncomfortable twins pushed together to make the bed a king bed. And they are really not that comfortable at all.
    5). We had dinner reserved for 7 one night and asked to change to 630 and they said we could. However when we showed up at 6:30 they said we had not confirmed it and though that had handfuls of open tables they would not seat us and we had to sit and wait. Just another example of the service being substandard what they claim to be.
    6). The interiors are ok. Not particularly remarkable.

    I would suggest staying elsewhere or if you feel like it's your best option to stay as few nights as possible and know that if you have any special dietary needs they may say they are accommodating but in fact they are not. They may tell you your food doesn't contain the ingredient you are allergic to, but serve it to you anyway again and again even with you constantly requesting.


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