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Gougane Barra Hotel
Top Romantic Hotel

Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Ireland
+353 264 7069


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Overall guest ratings

9.3/10 Excellent
based on 116 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.8
  • 9.6
  • 9.4
  • 3.1

Good to know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Great view


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    A perfect oasis for your vacation weekend come see what Ireland is known for. This family run hotel is nestled in one of the most scenic and romantic glens in Ireland on Gougane Barra Lake the source of the River Lee and site of Ireland's first national forest park. All bedrooms enjoy fine views of the lake glen and hills beyond and the restaurant enjoys a reputation for fine cuisine and friendly service. The hotel car can meet you off the train boat or plane to bring you directly to this superbly peaceful place. This beautiful setting offers scenic walks through unspoilt countryside coupled with activities such as boating fishing hiking and cycling. Gougane Barra is complimented by some historical sights worth visiting. Prearrange your activities prior to arrival or directly at the hotel. RAC Dining Award.

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    • Parking
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • Storage available
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    9.2 Excellent
    based on 110 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 9.6 "World class service."
    • 9.4 "Food is to die for."
    • 8.9 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.4 "Good vibe."
    • 3.1 "Quite uncomfortable."
    • 1.6 "Disappointing internet connection."
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    Overall rating

    9.1 Excellent
    based on 102 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.4 "Food is to die for."
    • 8.8 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.6 "Good vibe."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 5.3 "Rooms are ok."
      5.7 "For only 57%, the bathroom was ok."
    • 3.1 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.4 "86% said rooms were small."
    • 1.7 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.7 "83% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    9.0 Excellent
    based on 7 reviews
    • 5.7 "Rooms are ok."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Friendly service"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Great view"
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