Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connacht
|Recess, Galway, Connacht, IRELAND.
Description: Ballynahinch Castle HotelNestled in 450 acres of woodland, between the waters of Ballynahinch and the peaks of the Twelve Bens, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is set in a splendid historic country mansion. This fabulous property offers authentic luxury boutique accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a range of bespoke country activities in an idyllic castle setting.
Standing on western Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is ideally located for exploring this beautiful corner of Connemara, and offers a fabulous range of activities for active breaks in some of the finest landscapes in Ireland. Fly fishing on the estate's rivers, walking and hiking in the woodlands and further afield on the Twelve Bens, clay shooting and cycling are just a few of the activities on offer, and every morning Ballynahinch Castle Hotel's experienced guides are on hand to offer advice on routes, equipment, weather and anything else guests might need.
Long a favourite for both locals and visitors alike, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel's restaurants offer a splendid range of dining options, from the gourmet cuisine of the Owenmore restaurant to the more informal setting of the Fisherman's Pub. Whatever the venue, the carefully prepared menus are based on the finest locally caught fish and seafood, game from the hills and forests, and lamb and beef raised on the farms of the region. Menus change regularly to reflect the seasons, and the hotel's cellar has a carefully selected wine list to match all dishes and occasions.
Type of rooms: Ballynahinch Castle HotelClassic Room:
These comfy rooms situated in the old house (with three in the riverside wing) are each warmly decorated in the style of the country sporting estate. Each with its individual character, they vary in shape, size and aspect. King-size or twin beds. Room size 20 to 32 sq m.
These lovely rooms are situated in the old house built in the 1700's. They are all individually decorated, reflecting the hues of the Connemara landscape. As they are in the old house they are of differing size, and aspect. King-size or twin beds. Room size 20 to 32 sq m.
These large, spacious rooms are situated in the Riverside wing and are designed very much in keeping with the house. Ample seating space, dressing rooms and panoramic views combine to make these hotel rooms very comfortable for longer stays. These hotel rooms can also accommodate a further full size single bed, and many are interconnecting, making them ideal for families. King-size or twin beds. Room size 43 sq m.
In a beautiful 12-room wing with glorious views across the river, garden and woodlands, these generous hotel rooms are finished to a superb standard. Walk through dressing rooms, separate bath and shower, comfortable and spacious seating areas and dedicated lounges will conspire to keep guests in their rooms longer. Those on the ground floor have access to the riverside gardens through French doors. Additional amenities include pillow-top mattresses, an iPod docking station, radio and alarm clock. King-size or twin beds. Room size 43 sq m.
The beautiful riverside suites enjoy unrivalled comfort with spectacular views over the river and woodland. The single bedroom suites occupy 60 sq m while the two-bedroom suites occupy 82 sq m. Beautifully appointed bathrooms with separate dressing rooms and exquisite furnishings combine with a magnificent 4-poster bedroom and a spacious lounge to provide that sense of luxury. The second room, with views of the gardens offers the option of twin beds or a king size double. Additional amenities include include pillow-top mattresses, an iPod docking station, radio and alarm clock.
All rooms and suites feature: Crisp white linens; evening turndown service; 24 hour room service; en-suite bathroom with shower and/or tub; complimentary Wi-Fi; individually controlled heating; hair-dryer; direct-dial telephone; complimentary bottled water; flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Additional information: Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Transfer services are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 40
Official category: 4 stars.
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro.
GPS Coordinates: 53° 27' 36.38'' N 9° 51' 44.61'' W
Nearest airport: Shannon Airport - 152 km.