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    • Larne
    • 3 friends
    • 46 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/11/2008

    Situated on the famous County Antrim coast, Ballygally Castle Hotel is the perfect venue for any function, from weddings to business meetings.
    The castle itself is beautiful, especially at night when it is illuminated in the light.
    A two minute walk away in one direction is Ballygally beach, and in the other is the Antrim countryside, just waiting to be explored.

    When I stayed at Ballygally Castle it was just gaining its four star status from its previous three stars, which was comforting. The service was impeccable, both in the restaurant and at reception; the staff always made you feel welcome and were there for any queries you should have. The hotel concierge carried our bags to our rooms which was lovely.
    In the restaurant myself and my boyfriend enjoyed a three course meal near a roaring fire, which was delicious, and which we would definitely return for. Afterwards we enjoyed a walk along the beach. I cannot stress enough how beautiful this hotel's surroundings and scenery are!

    Our room was an ensuite with shower, which was neatly presented and there was minimal noise at night. We had a wonderful time at this beautiful hotel; it was very relaxing and we would love to return again!

    • Qype User Valian…
    • Peterborough
    • 3 friends
    • 48 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    22/11/2008

    This hotel is run by the Hastings chain and is located right on the coast road allowing you to look out over the sea. It is styled as an ancient building, though I think only part of it is from the original castle.
    Regardless, it is in a great location if you like going for walks on the sea in the village. The nearrest large town in Larne and it is is about an hour drive to Belfast or 90 mins to the Giant's Causeway.
    The rooms are traditional with a TV, kettle for tea/coffee and ironing facilities. The staff are friendly and the bar has the lovely views of the sea.
    The restaurant is smart with decorated with railway prints and a suit of armour. Food is modern Irish/British and some traditional dishes also offered. Breakfast is also good with a choice of hot and cold dishes.
    The Ballygally is popular with tour parties, this hotel gets busy in Summer, but don't let that put you off, it never feels cramped or over populated.

    • Qype User Olive_…
    • Belfast
    • 2 friends
    • 15 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    I stayed in Ballygally at the start of the year. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is unique in that it is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland today. The hotel is reputedly haunted by a friendly ghost and brave guests can visit the 'ghost room' in one of the towers to see for themselves, apparently if you say goodnight to her she wont haunt you so we did (just to be on the safe side).

    The hotel was quite busy the night we stayed as there was a wedding on. The rooms are very spacious, we had a twin room with one double and one single bed. Breakfast was also really impressive we stared of with fresh fruit, cereal etc then followed by a cooked breakfast, perfect to set you up for the day. There is also free parking at the hotel.

    The cost was very reasonable £85 for a four star hotel.

    • Qype User mmccru…
    • Ballymena
    • 2 friends
    • 104 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    22/11/2008

    This is a great hotel with a wonderful view. The hotel also has a great hunted room which has been featured on most haunted. The hotel is an ideal location for weddings as the views are fantastic. The room rates a re a bit more expensive but definately worth it. The hotel offers some very good offers as well which is worth looking out for. The food in the hotel is wonderful as well. The staff in the hotel are so friendly and a pleasure to deal with.

    • Qype User fkfion…
    • Craigavon
    • 3 friends
    • 59 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    A luxurious hotel finely situated on the doorstep of the famous glens of antrim. Standing at the front reception, you are looking right at the sea, with Scotland, and the mull of kintyre in the distance. A large burnung fire in the lounge and suits of armour add to the charm of this beautiful hotel. Rooms are well presented and service efficient. A must for those seeking a getaway romantic break. Lovely!!

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