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Ballinalacken Castle

Your every need is anticipated when staying at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel. The beautiful country house is a true gem located just minutes outside of Doolin on Ireland’s west coast. With majestic surroundings and quiet, intimate rooms the hotel has become a beacon of serenity and elegance. Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is now within its third generation of family ownership after being purchased by the O’Callaghan’s and opened as a 12-room hotel in 1941. Today, the hotel continues to be a popular seaside retreat, and is the ideal setting from which to discover the local scenery. A testament to its long history, the ruins of the 15th O’Brien Clan castle stand imposingly at its side. Renowned sites that can be easily accessed from Ballinalacken Castle Hotel include the Golden Beach in Fanore, the Burren, and of course, the Cliffs of Moher. When not exploring the area, you are invited to enjoy stunning views of the cliffs and Atlantic Ocean from your room or the vintage lounge area, a true experience of tranquility and luxury.

Rooms & Amenities

A stay in any of the vintage rooms at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel will ensure a restful night’s sleep. Every space has been tastefully designed to blend historic charm with the modern comforts of a 4-star establishment. After a long day of sightseeing, you can unwind surrounded by antique furnishings and a working fireplace, with some superior guestrooms featuring a luxurious 4-poster canopy bed.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Free Toiletries
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Hairdryer


The restaurant at Ballinlacken Castle serves a delectable and hearty breakfast each morning from 8.30am – 10.00am. For those looking to relax after a long day of sightseeing, the restaurant is also open for evening meals between 6.45pm – 8.45pm (except on Tuesdays). The extensive dinner menu features many classic favorites meticulously created by Head Chef Michael Foley using the freshest local produce and ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the seaside, you can choose from an array of dishes including Doolin Crabmeat Cakes, Seafood Chowder, and Medallions of Irish Monkfish. The restaurant promises fantastic service and food, and invites guests to reserve their next dinner at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel.