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Gregans Castle Hotel in Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Gregans Castle Hotel is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Burren, and has been a family run hotel since 1976. Our stunning 18th century manor house is set in its own established and lovingly-attended gardens, boasting spectacular views that stretch across the Burren to Galway Bay. Gregans Castle has long been a source of inspiration for its visitors. Guests have included J.R.R Tolkien, who’s said to have been influenced by the Burren when writing The Lord of the Rings, as well as other revered artists and writers such as Seamus Heaney and Sean Scully.
Inside, you’ll find welcoming open fires, candlelight and striking decorations ranging from modern art, to antique furniture, with beautiful garden flowers adorning the rooms. Our head chef David Hurley and his team serve creative and modern dishes using fresh, local ingredients like organic Burren lamb and game, and fresh Atlantic fish and shellfish. You can do nothing or everything here. And whatever you choose, we’d like you to join us in celebrating all that is wondrous and beautiful in this truly exceptional place.
Location of Gregans Castle Hotel
Nearest Airport: SNN
Amenities for Gregans Castle Hotel
- On-Site Amenities
- Horseback Riding
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Gregans Castle Hotel
We went on our 7 year anniversary and we were very impressed by location, views, how accommodating the staff were and the food!! Oh my, the food was sublime. Everything about the hotel from the manicured lawns and exterior to the amazing interior decor in the room was just fantastic.
My parents stayed here over 10 years ago and kept the brochure. While planning my trip with my husband, we decided to give it a try. We had stayed in larger hotels the rest of the trip, but this one was our favorite. The room was a nice size and the bathroom was updated and large, with a tub and shower. The views were so nice and the grounds, even though we were a little early for spring, were immaculate. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel and enjoyed both meals. We were seating in front of the the bay window over looking the grounds and the Galway bay below. The bar was one of my favorite spots here. There was a fire going and a lot of cozy seats set up for conversation in different corners. We enjoyed visiting with other guests staying at the hotel. We had visited the Cliffs of Moher and took the long way to Ballyvaughn to see the ocean our left with the Burren on right. It was an amazing drive and not too long either. I believe it was about an hour from Doolin, where we had eaten lunch. If you are looking for a quiet, quaint and upscale hotel, this should definitely be your first choice in the Ballyvaughn area.
MicDun - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Stayed here for 2 nights for a special celebration - had heard great word of mouth from colleagues and friends and it didnâ€™t disappoint. The hotel sits in the Burren with stunning scenery all around, and about a half hour drive to the Cliffs of Moher/Doolin. The hotel is beautiful, warm, intimate and welcoming - a few hours in the staff were welcoming us like old friends. Food including breakfast was superb and we had a very memorable and stunning afternoon doing the half day Burren walk organised trough the hotel - 100% recommended. The bar was a great place for an evening drink and unwind. Canâ€™t wait to come back.
JReading156 - Dublin, Ireland
Ideal location to celebrate friendship (and shared big birthdays) on a special visit over a sublime afternoon tea seated by the window of the bar looking out over the uninterrupted Burren landscape to Galway Bay. The quiet comfort of this country hotel with its professional personalised service is second to none. Mortified to arrive late for our booking I was put immediately at ease and made feel welcome. The afternoon tea spread was amazing - homemade bread and cakes of all description both savoury and sweet. The most pleasant way to spend a few hours catching up, basking in the ambiance while time stood still. Just Perfect! Low ceilings and winding nooks lead you to discover sitting rooms with books and board games stacked, an art gallery and a lovely dining room glassfronted for the views. The bathroom was clean with pretty wallpaper. Old world charm abounds! Looking forward to a return visit!
MarOReilly - Ennis, Ireland
There are many hotels in Europe that could learn from Gregans. It really is first class. All the simple things are done with care and grace. The food is magnificent, it is baffling why they've haven't been awarded a star yet. I recently dined in a one michelin star in Scotland - everything in Gregans surpassed it. Lovely rooms, staff and ambience top it all off. Hats off to one of Ireland's great venues.