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Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons, Fermoy, Ireland
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Ballyvolane House
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Fermoy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cheadle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended a wedding at Ballyvolane House and what a great experience. Having worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, I can really appreciate the exceptional hospitality and attention to detail that Justin and his team delivered over the two days I was there. Wonderful experience.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Balllyvolane was the beginning of our honeymoon and my favourite place we stayed. We had booked one of the glamping tents but they upgraded us to the arc. Which was utterly romantic and perfect. The service was amazing. Each night we returned to the arc to find hot water bottles had been placed under the sheets to warm up our... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for honeymooning with us and for the wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed glamping with us and we really enjoyed having you here. I am also glad to hear dinner at Ballyvolane was the best meal you had in Ireland. I will share your kind comments with our house chef Teena and all the staff... More

Victoria, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Ok, it is difficult to find: more signage on the tiny unnamed roads would be helpful. But, the second you arrive all is forgotten - the property is magical, the house beautifully imposing and you are quickly whisked up into a world of beauty, comfort and luxury. This house has so much personality... and the hosts and the staff are... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. I would also like to thank you for the great review and I will share your kind comments with all the staff here. We are delighted you had a good time. Thank you for your feedback about the food portions and we have taken steps to address this already. Thanks again and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I recently held our marriage reception at Ballyvolane House and without a shadow of a doubt Ballyvolane House, Jenny & Justin and their friendly staff made the weekend for us. Weddings can be stressful at the best of times but thanks to the incredible family like team here we were treated to what has been repeatedly fed... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Dear Richard & Julie, Thank you very much for having chosen Ballyvolane House as the location for your wedding. I would also like to thank you for the wonderful review and we are chuffed-to-bits that you all had such a good time. We really enjoyed having you all here. It means alot to us that you, your families and guests... More

Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed here in January with four friends. I really loved it. On arrival we had afternoon tea in the Drawing Room. Then we sat beside a huge roaring fire and had pre-dinner drinks. Dinner itself was served in the main Dining Room complete with large oval table. Again a lovely fire was lit in that room. Very Downton Abbey! Our... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your review. I am delighted you all had a great time and we really enjoyed having you here. Ballyvolane House is more 'house party' than hotel. Thanks again and I hope you will come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin More

Cork
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Recently paid a visit to the bazaar at Ballyvolane House and had a magical time. The tearoom was delightful and packed full of deliciously tasty treats to be enjoyed relaxing by the hot stove. The staff were more than welcoming and helpful which made a refreshing change after a recent bad experience in another establishment in Cork. I am still... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for supporting our Xmas Bazaar. I am delighted you enjoyed the food and service. We have a great team here and I will share you kind comments with them. Thanks again and looking forward to welcoming you back again to Ballyvolane House. Best wishes, Justin More

Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I booked the Ballyvolane House after looking at their website and other tripadvisor reviews. To me, it was everything I imagined the perfect Irish stay to be. I had pretty high expectations. So I booked it for our honeymoon. The Ballyvolane house is off the beaten path and pretty hidden. It was beyond gorgeous, both inside and out. It was... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the great review. We are delighted you both had a such a good time and I will share your kind comments with all the gang here. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon and many congratulations again and best wishes for the future. Best wishes, Justin More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
46 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

What a joy to be able to spend a night at this house. A real privilege. We gave up on the idea of a braving walk before dinner and instead, settled down in front of the drawing room fire to read. All very much the country house experience (without the expensive upkeep). Dinner and breakfast were delicious and without fault.... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and I will share your kind comments with all the team here at Ballyvolane House. Thanks again and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin More

Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We recently stayed here- glamping in the beautiful grounds, amid the huge old trees and shrubs. It was a a delightful place to stay- so peaceful to wake up to the sound of the dawn chorus all around us. Breakfast was taken in the dining room in the main house - a fabulous place full of history and the owners... More

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for Glamping with us and I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. Glad you liked the food too and especially the brown bread ice cream. It's an old house recipe. Thanks again for your review and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin More

Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Ballyvolane provided a warm welcome and a fantastic setting for our anniversary. The dinner was outstanding and the portions fullfilling. You will regret passing this by even though it is off the beaten path

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us for your anniversary. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed having you here. Thanks again for your kind comments and I hope you will come and see us again someday. Best wishes, Justin More

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Address: Castlelyons, Fermoy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Fermoy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Ballyvolane House Hotel Fermoy
Ballyvolane Hotel Fermoy

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Ballyvolane House. Georgian House built 1728. Six bedrooms with huge comfy beds, crisp linen, fluffy towels and big baths you can stretch out in. Delicious home-cooked country house cuisine served in the grand dining room 'house party' style. Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award 2009. Georgina Campbell Country House of the Year 2009 and Irish Breakfast Award Country House Category. Karen Brown's Readers Choice Awards 2007 Warmest Welcome. Bridgestone Guide 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. ... more   less 
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