Location / Nearby Gregans Castle Hotel
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With breathtaking views across Galway Bay and idyllically situated overlooking the unique Burren landscape, this is the ultimate luxury and gourmet hideaway. Simon and Frederieke together with their staff manage this oasis of comfort and offer genuine Irish hospitality, award winning innovative cooking and elegant bedrooms free from the intrusion of televisions. Antiques, an eclectic art collection, open fires, candles, jugs of flowers and Shelley the cat add to the indulgently relaxing atmosphere. The hotel while strictly not a "castle" in the usual sense of the word has been named "Gregans Castle" since it was built in 1750 as a more comfortable residence for the O'Loughlen and Martyn families from the nearby 16th century towerhouse. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren Food Trail. The ideal location from which to enjoy the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Walking, Cycling, the Aran Islands, Horse Riding, Surfing, Sea Angling, Golf. Members of The Burren Ecotourism Network.
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Amazing Autumn Break
Myself and my wife spent a lovely 2 night break at Gregans Castle Hotel in late October. The weather was not very good with a full days rain but it didn't matter whatsoever. Once you arrived at the hotel and sat down in front of those lovely open log fires in the bar area or in the drawing room, it was heaven. The hotel itself is so comfortable with an amazing ambience and real cosy, comfortable and spacious bedrooms. . The Management and Staff (although its impossible to tell which is which as all hands are on deck) are all so friendly and accommodating. The food was exceptional with a beautiful tasting menu for dinner with the next course better than the previous. Breakfast was delicious and very well spaced out with seating 15 minutes apart. In terms of Covid, we felt 100% safe with the hotel observing the strictest of protocols but never impacting on us as guests. Thanks to Ken, Olivia, Simon and all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Gregans Castle and say it is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Thanks again all. Eamonn …
We have travelled the world and this must be the loveliest hotel we have ever been to. The staff are delightful, the food exceptional, and the accommodation outstanding - thank goodness that there are no intrusive televisions in the bedrooms!
The best of the best that Ireland has to offer in stays
In my humble opinion, this is the very best hotel in Ireland. You cannot beat the ambience, the warmth, the service and the welcome. The food is 5 star, both the 7 course dinner and the breakfast. And then there is the view. Try it and you will return again snd again as we have done.
Gregans is absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed an amazing afternoon, warm and relaxed by the open fire in the bar, while the rain and wind battled with the landscape outside. Everything about our experience was exceptional. We were warmly welcomed by our host, who carefully attended to the necessary protocols while at the same time ensuring that we could enjoy our visit. All staff members were courteous, kind and genial. Our Afternoon Tea was the finest we have ever had. A rich selection of scones, sandwiches, cakes, desserts and pastries, we were challenged to finish the bounty of goodness before us. We were afforded the time to sit back and savour it all; never feeling rushed or pressured. Everything was prepared with precision and care and it was evident that the best of local produce was employed. We certainly hope to return to Gregans. It is beautifully calm and elegant while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you. …
Totally exceeds expectations. This is by far the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at in a very long time. The grounds are stunning and so peaceful, the hotel is so relaxing and beautifully decorated. The staff were all outstanding - in particular Hannah at reception and her Dad in the bar. We are going to come back every year, we got engaged in the grounds so this hotel will always be special to us!