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The Burren is one of Ireland's surprises for the discerning traveler. This Ireland country house is situated amidst a special area of limestone mountain scenery, with a distinctive beauty and holding a wealth of treasure for the botanist and explorer of historic ruins. In the midst of this Irish wilderness lies Gregans Castle Hotel, at the foot of the Corkscrew Hill, with breathtaking views over The Burren and Galway Bay. Owners Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray manage this Ireland country house, where hospitality, good food, comfort as well as peace and quiet are the themes. Lahinch and Doonbeg Golf Clubs and The Cliffs of Moher are nearby.
Shannon Airport is just over an hour's drive away. The Burren is an excellent location for walking and biking. We also cater for special events such as weddings with exclusive rental of the property. Come and stay and enjoy one of the finest hotels in Co. Clare and indeed, the West of Ireland, to which our awards testify. Past guests have included: President Richard Von Weizacker of Germany; Sharon Stone; Jerry Garcia; Kathy Bates; Kathleen Turner; Brian Ferry; Jean Kennedy-Smith; Mike Eisner; Gabriel Byrne; Christy Moore; Ewan McGregor; Edna O'Brien; Donovan
The Corkscrew Bar: The turf fire is always glowing in the informal and relaxing Corkscrew Bar. Interesting food is served here at lunchtime. Later in the day afternoon tea can be enjoyed after a days sightseeing or hiking on The Burren. Enjoy an apéritif or a pint of Guinness here before dinner while browsing through the evening's dinner menu.
The Dining Room: The atmosphere is not overly formal in the warmly decorated Dining Room which has a commanding view of the Ballyvaughan valley and Galway Bay. From our extensive dinner menu, there is a good choice of fresh local foods, carefully prepared by Chef Regis Herviaux and his team with the tastes of our guests in mind. Organic Burren Lamb and Beef are specialties, as is locally caught fish and shellfish from the Atlantic Ocean.
Our ever expanding and extensive wine list features wines from every continent and includes a large selection of organic and bio-dynamic wines. On some evenings our pianist will entertain you during dinner. The dress code is smart casual. Tables are automatically reserved for all our guests (we will confirm with you on check-in). The Dining Room is open for dinner from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Breakfast is served from 8.00am to 10.00am or earlier by arrangement.
There are four categories of rooms from our Classic and Superior rooms to our Junior and Premier Suites. Each Bedroom and Suite is individually and exquisitely decorated in a relaxing country house style. Our rooms have nice views of the surrounding landscape. Some have their own private garden area.
These cosy and comfortable rooms are decorated in a traditional country house manner. Some have twin beds while others have a queen bed.
These are more generous in size than our classic rooms and each have a well defined seating area. Bathrooms are more lavishly appointed. Some Superior rooms have king sized beds while others have twin beds.
These rooms are the obvious next step up from the Superior rooms with greater size and appointment being the obvious difference. They are furnished to the same high standards.
These are our largest and most luxurious suites, each with their own private sitting room. The Galway Bay Suite has a magnificent view of the Burren mountains and looks across Galway Bay. The O'Loughlen Suite has a door out into our beautiful gardens. The Martyn Suite with it's four poster bed and carved cut stone fireplace is in the most historic part of the building in what was originally Frank Martyn's kitchen. It also has it's own private garden.