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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to do justice to the Ballyfin experience in a review. From the moment you pull up to the gate, to when you see the staff waiting as you pull up to the house, to when you tour the beautifully restored home, Ballyfin is just that - an experience. It is not just a "hotel" or a place...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities are beautiful, comfortable and so interesting. Howver, the thing that really made this hotel one of our very favorites was the staff. The people that welcome and take care of you at Ballyfin treat you like a cherished houseguest at a weekend house party. They pampered me, adored my kids and made us want to come back again...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, this is our second visit and we were equally impressed, it is just perfection. It is difficult to fault. The environment, the service and the food does not get better anywhere. It is very pricey but still amazing value.

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2Thank Gerry5461
ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time at Ballyfin. The setting is breathtaking and the management and staff are fantastic. We loved the house and the land. The food was superb and our complements to the kitchen and dining room staff. Everyone we met had such pride in their work and every request was met with a desire to make us as...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We got the train from Dublin to Portlaoise on Saturday afternoon. A short taxi ride (€18) brought us to the stunning property and we were greeted by 3 staff and the manager. The were then checked into our gorgeous room (Dr Beaufort) and were just amazed at the personalised nature of the staff. We went for lunch had were incredibly...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just spent wonderful 24 hours in ballyfin demense, absolutely perfect, from the minute we arrived we felt at home, staff are wonderful, special word to Lionel for house tour and bringing the past to life for us, he has a real talent for historical narrative. All members of staff are professional in the best possible way. The grounds are lovely...

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1Thank Caoimhe2014
Dublin
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you enter the gates and catch sight of Ballyfin House, it's like you've stepped back in time. The staff line up to meet you on the steps, you're whisked away into a beautiful stately home, waited on hand and foot, but not obtrusively, and all your cares melt away. The food is superb, as is the wine...

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1Thank Mikeyt101
Enfield, Ireland
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous 24 hours at Ballyfin. From our glorious welcome by the staff on the steps of the house our visit just got better and better. Delightful food, attentive staff, we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful grounds, the tour with Lionel, the beauty of our room, the lavender on our pillow, all the small details that made our...

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uk
Reviewed 1 December 2016

At the risk of repeating all previous reviews Ballyfin really has set the bar for exclusive, boutique hotels. We were lucky enough to spend three nights here in November. This was Ireland at its best. Cold,crisp winter days with sun pouring through the windows and roaring fires. The 4pm tour of the house is a must to appreciate the history...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews and pored over the pics but to be honest nothing had prepared me for the unspeakable beauty and luxury of this stately home/hotel. It is justifiably crowned "the world's best hotel" by Conde Nast. My goddaughter's parents had rented out the entire hotel for three days, when she married an Irishman. My goddaughter and my now...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty. At Ballyfin formality is blended with ease and enjoyment. The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in May 2011 as a small 5 star country house hotel like no other. It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Enjoy the splendid interiors decorated with Irish Art and antiques from around the world. With only twenty rooms for the 614 acre estate, it is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Conceived on a generous scale for receiving guests, Ballyfin combines magnificence and intimacy in its State rooms. From the grandeur of the Saloon at the heart of the house, the eighty-foot library, the sun filled Conservatory which is reached through a secret door hidden in a bookshelf in the library. At Ballyfin, stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake and ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes. Whether you feel like swimming some laps, enjoying some water exercises or simply relaxing, our indoor pool, overlooking the courtyard garden, will be a beautiful space for invigoration and wellbeing. Come and enjoy life!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyfin Demesne

Address: Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Ballyfin
Price Range: RM3,039 - RM4,706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballyfin Demesne 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Ballyfin Demesne Hotel County Laois
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