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Gregans Castle Hotel

    Gregans Castle Hotel
 in Ballyvaughan
    Gregans Castle Hotel
 in Ballyvaughan


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  • quiet luxury, great service and charm

    by sprinklef2019 on 2020-03-01 05:23 am

    great food with impeccable sourcing
    fantastic drinks selection
    knowledgeable and friendly staff
    really comfortable beds
    wellies at the door for walks, bicycles to use, boardgames, great reading material peace and quiet. would highly recommend. that said if you like everything new and shiny and lots of bling and formality this is probably not for you!!

  • Lovely spot but not quite as expected

    by Caroline B on 2020-02-18 04:16 am

    We stayed here at the weekend for the first time, and while we did enjoy our two night stay in the hotel, there were some aspects we found disappointing.

    We had booked a Classic room, and I hadn't realized there would be no bath in the room, only a shower. First world problems I know, but as we don't have a bath in our house, I was really looking forward to relaxing in one so I would recommend checking this before you book if this is important for you.

    The girls on reception did try to move us on the second night but unfortunately there were no other rooms available.

    On the Sunday afternoon we came back to the hotel after some sightseeing, and when I went to the room to have a shower at 5pm, housekeeping hadn't made up our room. I met one of the staff in the hallway and they were just about to start on it and to be fair they were done in half an hour. Again, it was the first weekend of the season so there may have been some teething issues so this might just be a once off.

    We ate in the restaurant for breakfast and dinner one of the nights. The breakfast was delicious, all freshly cooked to order and in a nice relaxing dining room with very friendly, attentive staff. The dinner however was a bit of a letdown. We had heard a lot about how good the food was here, and as we eat out quite a lot, were very excited to try it.

    Our starters were nice enough. I got scallops, and although the artichokes overpowered the dish somewhat, it was pleasant enough. The mains were a disappointment though. I got the beef, which I found under-seasoned, the accompanying sauce was oily and didn't really add to the dish, nor did the wilted baby gem lettuce. My husband got the duck, which was seasoned quite heavily with fennel. The dessert of rhubarb and ginger (I'm not sure what you would even call it) was just not nice at all. So all in all, while we couldn't fault the service, the food was just not that great and the flavor combinations didn't work for us.

    On the whole, we did have a relaxing few days here but for the money we spent, we have stayed in places of a similar price bracket that are way better value for money.

  • ''Fantastic Hotel, Excellent Service''

    by softcouch on 2019-11-04 02:35 pm

    Just spent a lovely night in Gregans Castle what a lovely experience. Food was
    beautiful and staff were so friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this excellent hotel and would highly recommend it.

  • Excellent Hotel, One of the best in Ireland

    by alecbromley on 2019-11-02 03:21 am

    Been coming here for atleads 25 years and always very happy with Simon and Staff. Top quality accomodation, comfortable furniture and beds. The food is top of the range, upmarket cruisine. Great location for the Burren and Gallway.

  • There's no castle here.

    by Jerry C on 2019-10-12 11:40 am

    While touring Ireland, our travel agency booked us two nights at this hotel. Imagine our surprise when we drove up and saw what appears to be an abandoned school house instead of a castle. The only positive thing about this place is a beautiful view in front of the property. The rest of the property is grown up and unkempt. The next surprise was when we entered the rooms and there was no televisions in any of the rooms. There's one community TV downstairs in a sitting room. When I asked why the rooms don't have TVs, the lady said,"our guest don't like TVs in their rooms. I informed her that that is the craziest thing I've ever heard. There is a radio in the rooms. The next surprise was when we started to eat in the dining room and realized that the dinner costs 79 euros per person. We have traveled all over Ireland and have eaten at some of the finest restaurants but this hotel charges approximately 425% more than the average price for dinner. I lay awake trying to understand why they're charging so much for such a sub standard hotel. The only thing I can come up with is perhaps they are trying to accumulate some fast money so they can afford to buy some TVs and clean up the property.


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