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Kildare
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ballyfin is stunning. Literally. I haven't bothered reviewing anywhere in quite some time due to the mundane nature even the so called top end resorts. Greeted by no less then four butlers my wife and I were instantly at ease. This set the tone for the weekend. The Mansion is exquisite. It demonstrates attention to detail at it's very finest...

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are no words to adequately describe the perfection that is Ballyfin! My wife and I were in Ireland last week for an event in Dublin...we decided to extend our trip for a few days and visit the Irish countryside. Having booked our stay at Ballyfin based upon our travel agent's recommendation and without any research on my part, I...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 September 2016

About 90 minutes from Dublin is one of the most wonderful and special hotels we have ever visited. Used as a school until 7 years ago, the buildings were completely restored to a simply marvelous Downton Abbey type home. What a extraordinary experience at simply spectacular small hotel. With only 12 occupied rooms (of 24) and massive grounds, most of...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This resort has only 20 rooms so one feels like you personally own a fabulous country estate in Ireland. To begin, the property is amazing: pull up to the main entrance and you are greeted by the amazing G.M. Damien Bastiat and staff who wisk your luggage to a beautiful room (all with different names tied to the history of...

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Houston
Reviewed 3 September 2016

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Ballyfin and the staff. Although my husband and I only had one night there it was so unforgettable that we will most definitely return for a longer visit. I cannot wait.

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear LittleNee, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us in May. It was a pleasure to welcome you both and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Deputy General Manager

Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This hotel and the estate it stands within really is a little piece of heaven and oh so well worth a visit. It is impossible to have any negative feelings or opinions about this hotel. It was our first visit - and hopefully we will be returning - as soon as possible. The staff clearly love this hotel and it...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear LausanneFrederick, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. Thank you for your lovely mention of the team who take so much personal pride and delight in the house and love to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience when staying with us. The golf buggies are a great way to...

Sydney
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is our 2nd stay. We first stayed in June 2013. Loved everything about it then & love it even more now! The rooms are an experience back in time, the elegance and beauty of another time. Very comfortable & quiet! We spent 2 hours riding the bikes around the estate after breakfast. Returned in time for lunch, an hour...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear lyonsong, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your second stay with us at Ballyfin. It was a pleasure to welcome you back and delighted you loved the experience more on your return visit. A morning spent riding the bikes around the estate followed by lunch and treatments is the way to enjoy Ballyfin. We...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Spent an idyllic mid Summer's evening in Ballyfin and, whilst our visit was only for dinner, we were treated royally from start to finish. Commencing with a tour of the main receptions rooms, coffee in the library and then a complimentary buggy to take a wider tour of the estate. Dinner was top class finished off by coffee in the...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Farranboy62, Many thanks for writing a review on your recent visit to Ballyfin. It was a pleasure to welcome you for dinner and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience including the tour of the estate before dinner. The Conservatory is a wonderful work of art and a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a coffee after dinner. We...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Just back from a visit to Ballyfin House and I cannot praise this experience highly enough! From the greeting at the front of the demense (Downton Abbey style) by three members of staff, car whisked away, hot towels and cool water to welcome us, to the gentle and informative tour of the ground floor with all of its sumptuous rooms,...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Fusspot50, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. Delighted you enjoyed your visit and experienced all Ballyfin has to offer. You do feel like you are away from the world when relaxing at lunch in the conservatory or exploring the 614 acre Demesne in a golf buggy. Thank you also for...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Everything here is perfect! If I had to pick niggles (and very minute ones at that), the quality of the food marginally lags the quality of the house, staff and atmosphere. Otherwise, full marks. Ideal for a weekend getaway. I would definitely stay a minimum of two nights, otherwise you'll be checking out before you start to really appreciate the...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear MacCree, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and for you to experience the food again and for us to ensure your overall experience will be...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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: RM2,743 - RM4,325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballyfin Demesne 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Each of the 20 rooms is unique. Ours had a lovely view of the cascade.”
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“View from the windows in the main building is spectacular; conservatory is rather cool in early spring.”
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“Every room is great”
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“Every view is beautiful, but I suppose lake view would be best”
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“Not necessary they are all outstanding”
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