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All 15 Lisdoonvarna B&Bs / inns

Ballinsheen House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in or near the Burren. Mary is very welcoming and makes every effort to accommodate all requests. She even allowed me to make reservations via DM on Twitter! The breakfasts are so good! The selection of fresh fruit, juices, and cereal to enjoy are par for the course, and Mary... More

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Southaven, MS
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We loved this place. The house was comfortable, with plenty of space and a nice selection of guidebooks to peruse. Our room was adequate, with a comfortable bed and a great bathroom. The floor was a little squeaky in our room, but that just added to its character! Our host was phenomenally helpful; she gave us welcome directions, advice, and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We did 8 nights in Ireland and we stayed here two nights-the only time we doubled up. Really just what you would want in a B&B. It had the best breakfast and most variety of any place we stayed. Mary our host was very happy to help us plan our ambitious itinerary in the area and made some very helpful... More

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We spent a weekend here on our 3 week tour of western Ireland. Everything was done right, very comfy, friendly and helpful as could be, most accommodating. no negative issues at all. We enjoyed this place very much, nice easy couple block walk into the main square area.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were a group of 8 Russians (some of us without any English) traveling across Ireland. Each night we stayed at the new place, this one was undoubtedly the best! It's quite hard to meet the tastes of so many people, besides we arrived quite late, after 9pm, but Mary made our stay exceptional! The house is beautifully designed, breakfast... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this B&B sitting upon the hill. The room was very clean and the host extremely welcoming. Breakfast included a great selection of fruits, yogurt, and museli plus something cooked. Absolutely delicious! Great restaurants within walking distance and heard some traditional irish music there too. Great location to explore the burren from!

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Austin, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My daughter had the BEST of luck in finding Ballinsheen House. She wanted to tour the Burren. My heart was set on Cliffs of Moher. We were both extremely content. Mary is an Angel on earth! She "looked after us" in every way!! All of her recommendations of things to do, places to eat, etc. were delightful. We stayed 2... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's a place where you feel at home. The house, the room and the owner are very welcoming. Everything got the exact attention that it should get. The house and it's yard are very clean and nit. The room has all the facilities and all are in high level of maintenance. Highly recommended place.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This delightful B & B is a must stay place if you are in the area. Mary has the most gorgeous place there, and you would really struggle to find better. Excellent value for money, and she makes everyone feel so welcome. The overall house was gorgeous, rooms fantastic and breakfast was an experience. I have stayed in 5* hotels... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Mary supplied us with the most wonderful experience. If we could have changed our travel plans we would have stayed there for a week. Beautiful!!! If you haven't firmed up your Irish va-ca, make plans to visit Ballinsheen House in Lisdoonvarna

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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review.We do appreciate it. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay in Ballinsheen House ..and hope to see you again in the future. Mary More

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Additional Information about Ballinsheen House

Also Known As:
Ballinsheen House Lisdoonvarna, Ireland - The Burren
Address: Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballinsheen House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballinsheen House is a spacious architect designed home surrounded by mature trees with beautiful landscaped gardens.Enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside while being 5 minutes walk from the town centre. . All rooms are en-suite. TV,hairdryers tea/coffee facilities in all rooms. Free WiFi is available with your own Laptop. We offer a full breakfast menu in our spacious dining room/conservatory.Recommended by Rick Steves,Rough Guide,Guide du Routard and Gao Guide Gallimard.Faile Ireland graded 4**** country home and AA graded 4**** ... more   less 
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