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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 4 days ago
Marie K London, United Kingdom
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at the Ice House last weekend for a night and enjoyed it from start to finish. We arrived to check in and were upgraded to an absolutely beautiful Heritage room, complete with a beautiful big wooden bath and a lovely huge bed. We had a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. I had a lovely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

so I have just left the ice house. Stayed in the "Still" suite. It is gorgeous, ill do the few negatives first as there is few. The generator noise that goes off every few seconds is a little annoying, I am not a light sleeper and was nearly as far away from it in the suites as could be so... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed here with some friends and while the food was fantastic, with a couple of tweaks, the hotel could be so much better. It's a very quirky hotel, no numbers on the rooms, names only so you're taken to the room since you wouldn't have a hope of finding it otherwise :) We had dinner the evening we... More

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Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a couple last weekend after 2 nights camping and we had a fab time, from arrival to departure. We did arrive a tad early, our room was understandably not ready for check-in but we were offered a glass of bubbly (we declined, much to my regret) and had lunch in their beautiful bar/restaurant with gorgeous river views.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location excellent , The food excellent, The views excellent , The appearance excellent , parking excellent that's the excellents all used up .. I'm afraid it was all downhill from here , Our room "Crimson" was well located over the river as are all the rooms however on arrival there was an overwhelming smell of disinfectant which we were... More

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Ice hotel. The noise from the plant room kept us from sleeping. The room (Bronze) was average and slightly cold.The rooms on the same floor would also be disturbed by the noise from the plant room. The Spa was basic and the staff not overally friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting, average rooms. Spa facilities ok ( relaxation room very small and cold as door to outside left open all the time) treatments in spa very good . Food very good but tables in restaurant very close together . Room was last on the long corridor and quite noisy as we seemed to be beside plant room. Brought my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night enroute to donegal, enjoyed every minute of it. Lovely friendly staff, fab surroundings, delicious food. Room massive with amazing views. Very comfortable. Luxurious. Cute outdoor hot tub+sauna, very different quirky. Would highly recomend.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Ice House and we stayed for two days. This gave us ample time to relax and soak in the peaceful views of the river and it's wildlife. We had an upstairs room which really afforded a wonderful view of the river (as the river is tidal, the aspect is constantly changing). We had... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Unfortunately we only got to stay one night as they were booked out. Very well located, old world mixed with new world sitting on the quay. Excellent staff, particularly John on reception. Again didn't get to have dinner as it was also booked out. Breakfast was a treat, delicious. Very well done to management and staff. 10/10. Look... More

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Address: The Quay, Ballina, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > 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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