A group of around 50 of us have just returned from a fantastic weekend. We were made to feel right at home. The accommodation and facilities were perfect. It was very clean with lovely crisp white sheets. We had a fabulous fried breakfast each morning along with toast and cereals. Lunch was soup and wheaten breads and dinner was lasagne, a very nice salad and apple strudel. There were tea and coffee facilities and full use of the kitchen also available. We were treated to hot choc with cream and marshmallows at supper. There were power point facilities and wifi throughout. This is a family run business and they were always on hand for a chat and if anything was needed. The area is remote, unspoiled and incredibly beautiful. There are countless empty beaches to enjoy. There are spectacular cliffs nearby. There is a nearby village with shop, chip van and pub. Would highly recommend to groups looking for a weekend away or families or individuals who would like excellent value accommodation on a budget.
Here's another review from a recent group
We have just returned from a weekend at ARAS and can only say this place was perfect for our purposes. The owners Leon, Gill and Chris could not have been more helpful. They were friendly, courteous and could only be described as the perfect hosts. The host family have created a warm, friendly and relaxed ambience. It was home from home but with a sense of being well looked after. We were a group of 50 people. Aras provided for all our catering needs with food of the highest quality. Cooked breakfasts, soup & buffet lunches and a two course evening meal - the food was of a very high standard, well over and above what we expected. The accomodation was warm, clean and practical. The bedrooms were presented to us clean and tidy and almost all had ensuite facilities. Having use of a large lounge which has seating for 40 people, but easily accommodated our group of 50, was a very useful space for group meetings. The dining area and public kitchen meant we were able to have tea, coffee and drinks on tap. The scenery around Aras is breathtaking and offers endless opportunities for walks, trips and sights of special beauty and interest. We were only there for a weekend but it was simply too short a stay to exhaust the endless possibilities for interesting visits. It is a 2 hr 30 minute drive from Belfast and is the perfect 'get away from it all' location. The directions for Aras on their website are excellent. For groups, it is a perfect weekend venue, which offers good value for money and excellent hospitality. I am so impressed with the facility that I am about to look at diary dates for a return visit in 2019 and will certainly tell the good news story of our stay with Aras far and wide. A treasure of hospitality, friendship and excellence in service provision not to be missed. I have stayed in many 3 and 4 star hotels where the service, food and hospitality have come nowhere near to our experience at Aras. One word to describe my experience at this hostal - inspiring!