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Premium Double Room | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Premium Double Room | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Premium Double Room | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Double Room | Iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Gougane Barra Hotel

Gougane Barra Hotel

3.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Top rated for amenities (5.0/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarriganass Castle14 min drive
  • Popular LocationRiver Valley Stables50 min drive
  • AirportKillarney (KIR-Kerry)68 min drive
  • Popular LocationPriest's Leap84 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Ballingeary, Gougane Barra Hotel is in a national park and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Beara Peninsula and Bamboo Park, while Carriganass Castle and St. Gobnait's Monastic Site are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Carriganass Castle - 14 min drive
  • St. Gobnait's Monastic Site - 33 min drive
  • River Valley Stables - 50 min drive
  • Waterfall Alpaca Farm - 53 min drive
  • Priest's Leap - 84 min drive

Getting around

  • Killarney Station - 55 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 60 min drive

About this property

Gougane Barra Hotel

3-star hotel by the lake
You can look forward to a coffee shop/cafe, a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services at Gougane Barra Hotel. Enjoy on-site activities, such as fishing and hiking/biking. In addition to a bar and a restaurant, guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and smoke-free property
  • A front desk safe, a banquet hall and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options and helpful staff
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Irish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: EUR 13 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed during November, December, January, February and March.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 13 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Gougane Barra Hotel Ballingeary
Gougane Barra Hotel
Gougane Barra Ballingeary
Gougane Barra
Hotel Gougane Barra
Gougane Barra Macroom
Gougane Barra Hotel Hotel
Gougane Barra Hotel Ballingeary
Gougane Barra Hotel Hotel Ballingeary

Frequently asked questions

Is Gougane Barra Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 26 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 5 Oct 2022 start from €157.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Gougane Barra Hotel?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Gougane Barra Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 10:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Gougane Barra Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Gougane Barra Hotel located?

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from Carriganass Castle and within 16 miles (25 km) of Bantry Bay Golf Club and Prince August Toy Soldier Factory. St. Gobnait's Monastic Site and Glengarriff Golf Club are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gougane Barra Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Gougane Barra Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gougane Barra Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful place
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful views. Hotel with lots of character. Comfortable and clean with spacious rooms. Very rural and remote which suited us. Bar is traditional And cosy with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast included And whilst there was plenty of fruit, cereals and cakes available the cooked menu was extremely sparse....very Small portions... Which disappointed us
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel with the Best Views In Ireland
Everything about the hotel was wonderful. The staff were all so lovely. The food was great and were provided generous portion sizes. The rooms provide everything that you need and you cannot better the view. Highly recommend and would certainly return.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay!
We had a lovely stay at Gougane Barra Hotel. Everyone working there was super helpful, friendly and attentive. Unfortunately we had only booked one night - but will definitely return - and hopefully soon!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is in an absolutely breathtaking area.It is a traditional family run hotel which prides itself in good old fashioned friendliness with guests becoming friends!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Set in beautiful surroundings, lovely friendly and helpful staff. Food is fabulous!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Love this lakeside gem!
This is a truly special place nestled right on a lake with an abundance of hiking trails. The hotel also has a restaurant and the food is incredible. This would be a three-star property and the price reflects that it doesn't have the frills and updates of higher-end accommodations. I would recommend this charming hotel to anyone looking for a peaceful respite away from the hustle and bustle of cities.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best hotel in ireland.
Gorgeous family run hotel at the edge of a forest park and right in front pf a lake. Very nice details in furbishing. Owner and manager and his staff were a in a chain driven fast world. Restaurant is exzellent, rooms comfy. Just a real gem and get away hideout.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Very satisfactory in every way..service,facilities ..comfort .would have no hesitation in a repeat visit and would recommend it to others.tom
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018