The Burren is one of Ireland's surprises for the discerning
traveller. 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 wilderness lies Gregans Castle
Hotel, at the foot of the Corkscrew Hill, with breathtaking views over
the Burren and Galway Bay. Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray own and manage
this oasis, where hospitality, good food, comfort and peace and quiet
are the themes. In the year 2009 the Gregans Castle Hotel won the Andrew Harper’s Top Hotels Award.
Each Bedroom and Suite is individually and exquisitely
decorated in a relaxing country house style. There are various categories
of rooms to choose from, all with nice views of the surrounding area or
with their own private gardens.
From the extensive dinner menu, there is a good choice
of fresh local foods, carefully prepared by Chef Mickael Viljanen and his
team. All ingredients are carefully select and organic Burren lamb and
beef are specialities, as is locally caught fish from the Atlantic Ocean.
The ever expanding and extensive wine list features wines from every continent
and includes a large selection of organic and bio-dynamic wines. Tables
are automatically reserved for all hotel guests.
On many summer evenings, the view from the windows of
the elegant hotel lounge is of a most unusual and beautiful light show,
caused by the rays of the setting sun travelling across Galway Bay and
striking the grey limestone mountains.
Lahinch Golf Club and The Cliffs of Moher are nearby.
Shannon Airport is just over an hour's drive away. The Burren is an excellent
location for hiking and biking.