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Ballinsheen House

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Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best b and b we stayed in, in Ireland! Mary hits the mark, with quality bedding, furnishings, artwork and a great atmosphere. Its warm and welcoming! She knows how to cook, excellent produce treated with love and care, delivered to the table with imagination and an eye for detail. We had one night here, should have stayed a week... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled through many counties and stayed in Kenmare Kerry, Lisdoonvarna Clare and Trim Meath. We loved Ballinsheen B&B the most. It was perfectly situated for everything we wanted to do - Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and the Burrens. Mary gave us excellent recommendations on where to park, where to hike, things to see on each... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, Ballinsheen house is the kind of house you wish you owned yourself. Excellent taste in furniture and the bedroom was like any 4-star hotel if not better. The syle is warm, elegant and homely. Secondly, the owner Mary is so considerate and service minded. The breakfast was very tasty, they had their own hens in the garden so the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Mary was a wonderful host at the Ballinsheen House; she went out of her way to see that we were able to make the most of our short stay. The rooms are modern and immaculate; the common areas warm and inviting. It is the perfect place to stage our visit to the cliffs or the Burren and if it were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a perfect week I just had with Mary and Michael at Ballinsheen House! I was a solo traveler/guest but did not for one minute feel alone. Mary was so welcoming and such a pleasure to interact with. And what a help her and Michael were in setting up walks & hikes, helping me with transportation, and giving suggestions for... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We found Ballinsheen House very clean and well appointed. The owner was very friendly and the breakfast in the morning was very tasty with homemade breads and lots of fresh fruit. I would certainly recommend this B and B to anybody travelling in this part of the world.

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Dublin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Four of us stayed at Ballinsheen House for a double anniversary celebration. I cannot speak highly enough of the welcome Mary gave us and this was consistent throughout our stay. We ate in the Roadside Inn one of the nights and Mary had rung ahead to alert them to the fact that it was a special occasion. My wife described... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed with Mary at the Ballinsheen for four nights in early July. We arrived mid-afternoon right from the airport. Mary quickly made tea and coffee, and provided us with muffins for a snack, then spent 20-45 minutes talking with us to recommend local things to see, places to eat and telling us about the area in general. The house... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A really warm welcome from Mary, after a long drive across from Dublin that day! Very comfortable room, lovely view on the edge of the village and delightful garden. Top tip on where to enjoy a traditional Irish pint of beer locally and a delicious breakfast to start our day.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the min you arrive you are greeted by Mary who is just as sweet as can be. A warm Irish welcome, in the perfect location along the Wild Atlantic Way. Mary was very accommodating to my Gluten Free needs and her food is to die for. There is something for everyone, she is an excellent cook and her support... More 

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