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Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shanagarry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
lkoulton County Cork, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was expecting a lot from this stay and it delivered so much more. The food was fantastic and the room was lovely but it was the service that impressed so much. The staff are so kind,friendly and professional at their job. They do their work in a way that makes you feel welcome and there is a fun and... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our stay here -- lots to do on the grounds and nearby. Rode bikes (borrowed from hotel) and rode 3 miles to the Cookery School. Did the bread baking class with the chefs from the restaurant. Ran/walked around the grounds. Enjoyed dinner in the hotel. There is a pool but it felt a bit too cold for that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Ballymaloe is truly a lifetime experience. Firstly the food is really something else. High quality, well cooked proper food. Over the whole weekend I found nothing to disappoint me. The breakfasts were excellent with lots of choice. We had a kitchen picnic to take on a walk over the Ballycotton cliffs. Great sandwiches and relish with shortbread... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an example of the best hotel- relaxing,welcoming,great surroundings. We had the pleasure of staying in a family room overlooking the pool and tennis court and with our own little secluded terrace,perfect for an afternoon tea or ore dinner drink. The room was light and siry and beautifully decorated. A real home from home. Loved the exposed stonework along... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations which were exceeded at every turn. Food, people, accommodation all first rate. Not a lot in the immediate area but plenty accessible by day trips. Not a bargain but we felt worth the expense.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I stay here when working in cork and when doing cookery courses in the cookery school. We have also been down for the two litfests. This time I brought down the whole family. We stayed in family suite 1&2 which was perfect- two adjoining, interconnecting rooms. Kids dinner was fab and brekkie devine. We all went... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From once you drive up the driveway you feel like your going back in time!. But in a good way. Grounds are encapsulating and encourage exploration. Attention to detail in the bedroom - small little extras that add to the experience. Dinner menu was very simple but cooked beautifully. Service was 5 star and the cheese trolley was the icing... More

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Allen family for generations has been at the center of the revival and updating of Irish cooking using farm grown produce, traditional and modified recipes for baked good and preparation of local fish and meats. The farm is lovely, the service is familiar Irish friendliness. A great experience on all levels with comfortable rooms and gardens of produce and... More

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that you had time to explore our farm & gardens hazel More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last March, we tested the cooking skills of Ballymaloe, by hosting a wedding for 250 guests in the Grainstore. We were not disappointed, the food was amazing, perfectly cooked by head chef, Gillian. We met Gillian a few weeks before the wedding and she advised us on the menu and what would be the most suitable food to serve to... More

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hazel071, Owner at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for kind comments and emails we appreciate the feed back especially with this one which took us out of our comfort zone ! Hazel More

Kilmessan, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked a weekend away in Ballycotton and was delighted to find out that Ballymaloe House and Cookery School were nearby, we have been fans of Darina Allen since her TV cooking programme in the 1980s and now a big fan of Rachel Allen. we went to the Cookery School first to tour the gardens, we were delighted to bump into... More

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you , we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed our simply cooked home grown potatoes and the fresh fish we are lucky to get daily from our local fishermen not to mention our lovely local staff without whom we could never manage. Hazel More

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Address: Shanagarry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Shanagarry
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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