Gregans Castle Hotel

Corkscrew Hill, Ballyvaughan, Ireland

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Hotel Description

Far from the grim stone fortress conjured by the name, Gregans Castle turns out to be something quite a bit more refined and urbane: not a castle at all, it’s a 250-year-old manor house, lovingly maintained, thoroughly renovated, and reopened as a charming and elegant country house hotel, the sort of place that’s far too high-class to boast about the famous names in the guest book.

But they’re there, if you look, and it’s easy to see why — this place is a classic, surrounded by gardens and paths, overlooking Galway Bay and the unique rocky landscape of the Burren. The house itself comprises some 21 bedrooms, as well as seemingly endless drawing rooms, lounges, libraries. The guest rooms are all different, ranging widely in size, from petite bedrooms to sprawling suites, and more subtly in style, from the absolutely traditional oldest rooms to the faintly contemporary newer suites.

Hotel amenities stick to the essentials; this is a classic country house hotel, not an all-inclusive resort. The dining room serves modern Irish & European food, made from local and regional ingredients, including organic Burren beef and lamb, and local Atlantic seafood. There’s plenty to see in the surrounding rugged and rocky countryside, and even options for golfers, but in the evenings, guests may find themselves forced to socialize in the Corkscrew Bar or the drawing room — the sort of old-fashioned country life we’ve all at least seen at the movies, if not in our daily lives.

How to get there:

Gregans Castle Hotel is approximately a 1 hour drive from Shannon International Airport, 45 minutes from Galway City and 2 1/2 hours from Dublin.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 21 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. Cancellation policy: Cancellations or changes must be made in writing up to 14 days prior to 12.00pm of due arrival date. For cancellations or changes received within 14 day period, full room rate will be charged if rooms remain unsold. For bookings of three or more rooms, cancellation period is 21 days.

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2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Classic Room

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    • 204 ft²/19 m².
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    • stand up shower
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  • Superior Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 290 ft²/27 m².
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    • soaking tub
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  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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  • Premier Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking. Cancellation policy: Cancellations or changes must be made in writing up to 14 days prior to 12.00pm of due arrival date. For cancellations or changes received within 14 day period, full room rate will be charged if rooms remain unsold. For bookings of three or more rooms, cancellation period is 21 days.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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