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The Ice House Hotel

The Quay, Ballina, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing location, right on river with forestry on other side Wonderful to sit in room and watch fish and bird life on the river Moy as it rises and fall according to the tides Dining room has an excellent aspect. Food very good, local produce and reasonable price Service slow as kitchen seems to located a distance from the dining... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used a Blue Book voucher to book a two night break in The Ice House. We booked a Spa Suite. The hotel enjoys a stunning location just outside Ballina. Our suite had the wow factor, beautiful rooms on the waters edge with ducks and leaping salmon to amuse us. We dined in the hotel restaurant one evening and the... More

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Cape Cod
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights in mid July 2014, with family. Lovely location on the river, close to Ballina town, County Mayo, but expensive. Breakfast was great, staff and service top notch, friendly and attentive. Hotel layout is odd because it was not purpose built but a converted building. Get your bearings on the first day and you will be... More

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from a one night stay at the Ice House and wish we could have stayed longer. We arrived late in the evening, got checked in swiftly and escorted to our room, "Rose". It was bright, clean, spacious, had all you would need including bottled water and tea/coffee making facilities. The view from the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a wonderful stay at the ice house hotel! Went with my boyfriend for his birthday and the service and experience we had was fabulous. Loved all the additional attention to detail this hotel provides, especially in the room and spa. The staff in the restaurant and hotel are so lovely and helpful, spa was very indulgent having complementary... More

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the ice house a few weeks ago. It is in a lovely location. We checked in and were brought to our room. Each room has a name rather than a number so it might be difficult to find your way around at first. The room had a great view and was clean only criticism was a bit... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights, it was a complete switch off from everything. It is so charming and the staff are wonderful and very friendly. The restaurant was lovely with stunning views and gorgeous scallops! The SPA is excellent, make sure to try the out door hot tubs!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came upon this hotel while looking for somewhere with a spa! We wanted to eat, drink and relax!! On arrival we checked in and staff we polite and welcoming! We were invited downstairs to have a complimentary drink and we decided to also have lunch and the bar man was very pleasant and told about the location of the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was lovely. Unfortunately we could only stay for 1 night as it was fully booked. We stayed in the slate room that was lovely only downside is I near had a heart attack with the amount of spiders, luckily my fiancé got rid of them all (think there was so many as so close to river). The free... More

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12 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner stopped here for lunch three weeks ago. I had stayed here in October 2013 and wasnt particularly impressed but thought would give it another chance... We ordered the soup with homemade bread. The carrot, coriander and ginger soup was thin and bland. The bread was a brown bread with huge chunks of walnut in it. I... More

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Address: The Quay, Ballina, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Ice Hotel Ballina
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Ballina
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Contemporary chic meets old world elegance throughout the Ice House. Funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design combine to make you feel like you're in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled riverside views from all our rooms and you'll immediately know you're not. The distinct, interior fusion of traditional and new styles are woven in to an eclectic mix. Together they form the perfect accent to the amazing views that stretch across the River Moy to the woodlands beyond. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and a hotel spa guaranteed to sooth... ...Discover the best of both worlds at The Ice House and make it your escape to the extraordinary. ... more   less 
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