Ancient ancestral home of the O’Brien clan dates back to 1840. It stands beside 15th Century O’Brien Castle. The hotel commands spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Connemara and the Burren. The hotel has 12 bedrooms most with ocean views, some are four poster rooms and 2 are suites. The restaurant is excellent and has been written about is many guide books. It specializes in local foods and seafood and also local lamb. While the country house dates back to 1840 it provides all the modern comforts. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
A stay at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel wouldn’t be complete without a meal or two at the restaurant, which serves breakfast daily and dinner all evenings except Tuesday. There, guests can indulge in sumptuous dishes that feature fresh, local ingredients like lamb, beef, chicken and fish.
Ballinalacken Castle is ideally situated just a short distance from many of the major attractions of County Clare, such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Aran Islands, and Doolin and Ailwee caves. Meanwhile, the nearby town of Doolin is a famous hub of traditional music and Lisdoonvarna is known for both its spa waters and lively festivals.
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is open from April through October.