Top 4 Castle Hotels In Connemara, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Against the backdrop of stunning mountain scenery and a scenic coastline, Connemara is one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. Located in the County Galway of western Ireland, Connemara is about 53 km (33 mi) from Galway and 223 km (138 mi) from Dublin. Interestingly, the name Connemara means ‘inlets for the sea’ in Gaelic as the town’s coastline consists of multiple peninsulas surrounded by the ocean. One must-visit attraction is Connemara National Park which boasts 7307 ac (2957 ha) of grasslands, bogs, and mountains. Hikers will love visiting Benbrack Mountain to conquer its challenging terrain and reach the summit that overlooks the glorious Irish landscape. Not to be missed is Connemara Heritage & History Centre to explore the town’s interesting culture and traditions. Planning to visit soon? Read on for a list of the top castle hotels in Connemara, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 08, 2024.

1. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel (from USD 342)

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, located at the heart of Connemara, offers the perfect getaway for couples and families. Nestled amidst 700 ac (283 ha) of scenic woodlands with awe-inspiring views of the 12 Bens Mountain on the horizon, this castle treats guests to luxuries of every kind.

Originally a three-storey country manor dating back to 1754, this 4-star hotel in Connemara now boasts timeless sophistication in 48 individually styled guest rooms and suites. Bask in the elegance of a beautiful retreat that offers a fine-dining restaurant and exciting activities for guests such as cycling, hiking, nature trekking, and lobster fishing at a nearby island.

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Recess

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

2. Abbeyglen Castle Hotel (from USD 213)

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers who want to relax and unwind in the lap of luxury. Located in Clifden, a coastal town located west of Ireland, this castle hotel dates back to 1832 and oozes old-world charm with its historic facade and interiors. Tastefully decorated guest rooms are equipped with elegant furnishings, modern entertainment options, free WiFi, and windows that open out to mountain views.

Dine on gourmet meals at the restaurant before sharing cocktails with friends at the piano bar. The hotel has a helipad for guests arriving by air, a spa for relaxing massages, and on-site tour assistance for making travel plans to local attractions easy.

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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sky Road

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing

Other castle accommodations in Connemara, Ireland

3. Economy Room in Abbeyglen Castle Hotel (from USD 65)

The charming town of Clifden, the scenic drive called Sky Road, and the majestic views of Clifden Bay are superb experiences that travellers can explore in Connemara. In the middle of all these is Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, a famous hillside retreat located just a 5-minute walk from the town centre. While it is a hotel, one of its Economy Rooms is up for rent on Airbnb. This hideaway is perfect for couples looking to enjoy timeless elegance in a tranquil setting, an experience similar to that of any 5-star hotel in Connemara.

During your stay, feel free to explore the verdant gardens, have a drink in the piano bar, practice your grip on the tennis court, enjoy a romantic dinner in the fine dining restaurant, and more. Best of all, your days at this castle hotel in Clifden begin with complimentary full breakfasts.

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Clifden, Galway, Ireland
502 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was comfortable and the hair dryer and wifi were added bonuses
nice small room with a very comfortable bed and all amenities
the air b & b room is small but the overall hotel is worth the stay
our bed was incredibly comfy and the breakfast was a huge and very good quality buffet
breakfast was delicious and plentiful with wonderful views from the dining room
Cleanliness:
clean and very comfortable
very clean which we appreciated
the room is a little small but everything is very clean
Host:
the reception desk staff were particularly lovely
the staff was so very helpful and welcoming
the owners are inviting and kind and the staff is warm and welcoming
everyone was nice and friendly
their staff is wonderfully friendly and super accommodating
Location:
the location is superb as well
beautiful grounds and walking distance to town
very cool castle in a private location
awesome castle in a great location
perfect location in a beautiful part of ireland
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4. No 4 Old Manor Ballynahinch (from USD 109)

Experience the traditional way of living at No 4 Old Manor Ballynahinch, a stunning 18th-century castle. This restored hotel now boasts a self-catering apartment with three elegantly styled bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, modern amenities, and breathtaking views of Ballynahinch Lake and the 12 Bens Mountain. Keen to explore the outdoors? The castle hotel has beautifully landscaped gardens, a tennis court, and a communal courtyard for enjoying picnics or pleasant walks surrounded by nature.

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No 4 Old Manor Ballynahinch

Address: No 4 Old Manor Ballynahinch,

Parking Tennis court Garden Babysitting/child services Free parking Non-smoking throughout Parking on site Accessible parking

Enjoy a relaxing getaway in Connemara

Return to a life close to nature when you make a trip to Connemara. Here is where the sights of majestic mountains, scents of flowers, and sounds of flowing rivers make life’s worries disappear. Check yourself into any of the top castle hotels in the gorgeous Connemara.

If you wish to expand your options for grand accommodations, you can check out the best castle hotels in and near Galway. These are equally stunning retreats to live the fairytale experience of your dreams.

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Frequently asked questions about the castle hotels in Connemara, Ireland

1. Which castle hotels in Connemara offer scenic views?

Each waking day will be filled with sceneries featuring majestic landscapes and tranquil ambience when you book a holiday at the beautiful Ballynahinch Castle Hotelhall or the stunning Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.

2. Which castle hotels in Connemara have parking?

While most of the properties on this list come with car parking facilities, you can check out some of the great options such as: i) Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, ii) Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, and iii) No 4 Old Manor Ballynahinch.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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