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Ballymaloe House

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Shanagarry, Ireland
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Ballymaloe House
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Ranked #2 of 5 Shanagarry B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of five visited Ballymaloe for lunch to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary. From the moment we entered the house everything was wonderful. Staff were so pleasant and welcoming and in particular the wonderful lady who served us our meal. All courses ordered were magnificent, we were offered second helpings and those of us who accepted received very... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Returning to Ballymaloe House was like seeing a favorite old friend after a long time apart. The property is so comfortable and cozy that as soon as you arrive you immediately relax. Previously we had stayed in the annex but on this occasion were placed in the "Blue" room in the main house. The rooms are all pleasant, nicely decorated... More 

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Ascot
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Country house comfort, spotlessly clean and the modern trappings of tea making facilities and TV were NOT missed. We stayed in the Grey room with lovely views over the garden and swimming pool. Tea/coffee with wonderful selection of home made cake and shortbread is brought to any of the cosy downstairs sitting rooms, or outside if weather permits, instantly. There... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind comments - next time JR or Anne we would be glad to give you an early morning lesson on how to make soda bread. Hazel More 

England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Ballymaloe House each year for dinner and have never been disappointed. Great service, choice of food and an ambient atmosphere unsurpassed. Friday night hors d'oeuvres are from a buffet and you can refill at leisure The wine list is legendary like the food.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for including us on your annual visit to this area - we love this time of year and seeing lots of our visitors returning to East Cork for their holiday. Hazel More 

Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here with a group of friends, from start to finish thought it was excellent. Buffet starter (shellfish, terrines, salads & Bread) - too many to describe but all really good and a great way to start a meal. Soup course next - good. main Course selection was limited but adequate. Roast beef was very good - generous portions... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you - we are delighted you enjoyed your meal - we serve the Buffet Starter every Friday . Hazel More 

Tullamore, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night here with dinner & breakfast, before an afternoon demo at the cookery school. Our room was lovely and comfortable and old-fashioned. No modern trappings and none needed. Ambience was serene. Staff were discreet and efficient. Food was very very good and simple (the ethos of Ballymaloe probably). It's a rare treat to stay here as it... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you , we hope you can come again soon . Hazel More 

Morgins, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on recommendation from friends and I am so glad we did. We spent a couple of nights here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our large double room was comfortable, furnished with linen floral print and the room was light and airy with a view across the grounds. Don't expect to stay here and have the trappings of... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments , we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ballymaloe . Hazel More 

sanjose
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night but it was amazing! Highly recommend it & be sure to dine in & take a cooking course! The grounds were grand & the rooms were beautiful. The staff was very friendly & helpful.

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you - so glad the memories have lasted almost one year - we hope you will visit again soo Hazel More 

Cork
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fantastic staff, amazing food, and a very comfortable bed. Ballymaloe is just a beautiful place to escape to. My only advice is to sit for dinner around 8 at the latest, we sat at 8.45 and by the time we were finished our main courses the staff were setting the tables around us for breakfast. Tea and coffee weren't offered... More 

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

thank you for your comments - we will certainly take on board your comments , there should not be a problem with guests coming to dinner before 9.30, we are really sorry you felt rushed by our staff Hazel More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

An amazing weekend, such a lovely place with fabulous food, atmosphere and entertainment. Our 7 month old was spoiled rotten and we definitely overindulged on the dessert trolley but what a treat! Definitely recommend to any food lover!

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hazel071, Manager at Ballymaloe House, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments Hazel More 

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