The area, Connemara, is a must-visit destination on Ireland’s west coast with its dramatic scenery, mountains, white sandy beaches and thousands of acres of woodland in our national park. We highly recommend guests stay at least 2 nights, ideally 3 or longer so that they can enjoy all the hotel has to offer but also what is available locally. Golf overlooking the Atlantic, horseriding on the beach, listening to traditional Irish music in a local pub or visiting Kylemore Abbey, one of the top 10 visitor attractions in Ireland, just a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
The hotel has a total of 48 bedrooms and suites.
Classic Rooms (our entry-level category) have views of the mountain, walled garden and courtyard. The Classic Riverview rooms are all located in the original building, refurbished in 2019 and enjoy views overlooking the river, as these rooms are in the original house they vary in shape and size ranging from 215 – 344 (sq ft).
Our Superior Rooms are larger rooms and all enjoy views overlooking the river, as well as a large bathroom with twin hand basins, walk-in shower and separate tub; these rooms are 463 sq. ft.
The 14 Luxury Rooms all have magnificent views overlooking the river, walk in dressing rooms and bathrooms with twin basins, walk-in shower and separate tub. They are 463 sq ft.
3 Riverside Suites enjoy a bedroom with a king four-poster bed and a separate sitting room overlooking the river, a dressing room and bathroom with twin basins, walk-in shower and separate tub. The suite is 645 sq ft. The Suites also interconnect with an entry-level Classic Room with a view of the walled garden to make a very comfortable two-bedroom suite option. The Classic Room can be king or twin beds. The two-bedroom suite is 882 sq ft.
We also have a five-bedroom Luxury Lodge available for exclusive use just two minutes walk from the hotel. The lodge has a large kitchen/diner, den with open fire, dining room, games room with full billiard table, a yoga studio and five bedrooms all with private bathrooms. The master suite on the ground floor is magnificent with a large king bed with beautiful views overlooking the mountain, a large bathroom with walk-in shower, twin vanity and a roll-top claw bath. It also enjoys a nursery and a spacious dressing room and is 1925 sq ft. The four bedrooms upstairs which can be king or twin all with separate bathrooms with walk-in showers are 580 sq ft. each.
The kitchens at Ballynahinch have been delighting guests and locals for many years with a strong emphasis on local, seasonal produce. From local seafood to Connemara lamb to the estate-grown fruits and vegetables, guests can enjoy dinner in our elegant Owenmore Restaurant overlooking the river or in the more casual Fisherman’s Pub.
Activities & Resort Facilities
With over 700 acres on the estate there is so much for guests to enjoy. We have over 10 miles of walking trails which can be enjoyed at your own pace with the aid of a map. All the walks are looped, from a 20-minute riverside stroll to three hours of meandering the estate with connecting walks. We also have a guided walk of the estate, a gentle 2.5-hour walk where guests learn of the hotel’s history, see some archaeology sites and visit the 12th century tower house by boat.
Fly fishing is also available for both beginners and experienced anglers with half and full day tutorials available. We also have clay (skeet) shooting on property as well as bicycles which are complimentary for guests throughout their stay. Locally we have a boat trip from the local fishing village of Roundstone where guests visit a deserted island, try their hand at lobster fishing and visit the grey seal colony.
A masseuse can be scheduled for an in-room visit. Book early to ensure availability.
We welcome children to the hotel but we do not have kids’ clubs, playgrounds etc. Children under 12 must share a room with their parents. Only our Superior Rooms are suitable for extra beds and or cribs.
Ballynahinch always includes breakfast at the hotel as we want all our guests to experience our award-winning breakfast which includes homemade granola, pastries, fruits and a cooked-to-order breakfast from the kitchen including eggs and pancakes and of course the Full Irish Breakfast. For most the highlight is the freshly baked gammon every morning.
WiFi is complimentary as are our bicycles. We do not charge a resort fee and all prices are inclusive of taxes and service. No surprise taxes at the end of the bill.
Recommended Price Range
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