Ballynahinch Castle Hotel features 48-rooms and offers a less-formal and a more conveniently located alternative to Ashford Castle which is located to the east.
Ballynahinch’s riverfront location is situated amid the wild, pristine splendor of Connemara and an interior decor that wraps guests in a homey but elegant feel.
Four Star Irish Castle Hotel
The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is actually more of a manor house than a castle, but the building and estate are rich in history.
Built in the 18th century, today it stands as one of the finest 4-star luxury castle hotels in Ireland.
Of the 48 guest rooms available, almost half are classic rooms situated in the older part of the castle with the remainder being superior and luxury rooms located in the two riverside wings.
Superior rooms are large enough to add an extra single bed to sleep one more person. All the superior and luxury rooms feature views of the river and woodland as do the classic riverside rooms.
Other classic rooms afford mountain views so no matter what room you stay in the view if stunning.
450 Acres of Things to Do
The hotel is situated on a 450-acre private estate sprawling through woodland and threaded with rivers. The hotel overlooks its famous salmon fishery and in the distance the 12 Bens Mountain range.
It offers the perfect destination for those who want to just relax as well as those who are looking for a little outdoor adventure.
The estate offers a wide range of family-friendly activities including hikes, clay shooting, and fishing. Guides are available to help guests explore the rich culture of the region, to make a journey to the sea, or go for a walk. Tennis, kayaking, and biking are also available.
The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel has a an on-site restaurant known for gourmet cuisine created using local ingredients including fish, game, and mushrooms.
The Owenmore restaurant delivers elegant but unpretentious dining in a breathtaking location. Plus the Fishermans Pub offers open-log fires, friendly service, and seasonal produce, fresh, fish and more.
Whether you want to spend one night, a weekend, three nights or more, the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel runs special packages to add value to stretch the spending power of your vacation dollar.
Visit their website for more information.
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