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Ballylickey House

Ballylickey, Bantry, Ireland
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Ballylickey House
Ranked #2 of 2 Ballylickey B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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proust in cork
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed here over two weekends during West Cork Chamber Music Festival and loved it. Stylishly refurbished rooms in a wonderfully simple contemporary country house style. No ruffles and frills. Lots of books-- always a good sign. Good fabrics with beautifull curtains esp in the suite. Impeccable housekeeping. The two different rooms we stayed in were huge. Charming hosts. Easy non... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I had the pleasurable experience of staying in this fine house in July. Inspiring views, friendly folk and a real sense of home. Nothing was too much trouble. The bed was just so comfortable. It was a really restful and enjoyable stay. I am definitely going back. The views from my window were incredible!

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Les Portes, Poitou-Charentes, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband came at Ballylickey Manor House with his parents 41 years ago ! He wanted to take me there on a romantic journey back to this place, he cherished since then. It was amazing and so glamourous to be back on his parent's steps. We loved it, and our room with a beautiful view was absolutly gorgeous. I'd love... More

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gl2888, Owner at Ballylickey House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ballylickey and that you were able to retrace the past! It is great to hear that you loved your room as we have just renuvated more rooms in a similar style. Let us know if your ever near Ballylickey again and we would love to welcome you or your son... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I arrived to be greeted the owners son who immediately made us feel at home. Ballylickey House is a beautiful country house and was perfect for what my husband and I were looking for: a little weekend get away to Ireland. The gardens are stunning and we enjoyed walks around them especially the rose garden! Our room was warm and... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

We loved this location the gardens and accommodation are beautiful. We had a suite in the house which had a large living room with tea making facilities and lots of books and old magazines to read if you get stuck in doors because of the weather, and then a huge bedroom and bathroom with separate bath and shower. The house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Ballylickey is the well kept secret of West Cork. My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for two nights last week. We were looking to stay somewhere different away from numerous commercial and look-alike hotels. The view over Bantry bay and the mountains beyond are breathtaking, and the gardens are simply wonderful. We opted for a room in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

This guesthouse is full of charm. The gardens are magnificent. The staff are really helpful and friendly. The owners met us on arrival and couldn't do enough for us. We had small children with us and they helped us to make things very comfortable for them. The pool was heated and available for us to use- we had a fantastic... More

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cahir co tipperary
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Read with amusement the preceeding review of Ballylickey as i think my stay overlapped with the reviewers, quite simply Ballylickey house is what it is meaning that its a charming beautifully located period house with unrivalled views lovely gardens and pleasant helpful staff and yes the plumbing might be underwhelming but if you hang around for the hot water it... More

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Oakland, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

There are still signs that this was once a great manor house hotel. Parts of the grounds are quite striking, and the view from the rooms at the front of the house out to the bay are beautiful. But there it really ends. The rooms have been allowed to fall into 2 or 3 star status, a badly worn look.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in Ballylickey for a night in July 2011. We had intended to stay for four nights but decided to move on after one. The accommodation was spacious but had a feel of an old holiday camp. We stayed in one of the chalets on the grounds. The grounds were well kept and there is a heated outdoor pool.... More

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Address: Ballylickey, Bantry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry > Ballylickey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ballylickey Manor Hotel

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ballylickey House has been the home of the Franco-Irish Graves family for four generations, lying hidden among the rugged inlets of the majestic Bantry Bay. This secluded Manor House has the air of a beautiful family home, cherished and nurtured over the centuries. With unique gardens and cosy cottages, the grounds offer a relaxing and peaceful ambiance, perfect for a weekend getaway. ... more   less 
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