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Ballyknocken House

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Glenealy, Ashford | Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Glenealy, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Ballyknocken. Dinner on Friday night was exceptional - glad we skipped lunch! Breakfasts delicious. Lots of choice. Handy to local places. We had night out in Wicklow town with more good food and some fab live music. Defo be back. Lovely end to the month of January!

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in Ballyknocken House and Cookery School. Hopefully we will get a chance to welcome you back here again sometime in the future (The gardens are spectacular here in the summer!). More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This was on of the stops on my guided tour. By far the best food I had in Ireland. We didn't stay the night here, we only ate dinner. Everyone was very friendly and the food was fantastic. It's a little bit off the beaten path, but worth the stop. I would definitely go back again.

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Catherine F, Manager at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

I am so delighted that you enjoyed your meal here at Ballyknocken House, it is always such a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed the meal as we take such pride in delivering real homemade meals made fresh Irish ingredients. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again sometime in the future! More 

Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We stayed here for an overnight break with dinner and breakfast and we will definitely be back. Everybody I dealt with from was extremely helpful and friendly, Sharon who took our booking a few weeks ago, and also gave a call the day before to see that we were clear on everything, Romana looked after us really well on arrival,... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

How Kind and thoughtful of you to take time to write such a wonderful review. We take such pride in the service we provide here and it means so much to know that that is coming across. The weather was truly woeful last weekend and although I think Ballyknockwen is beautiful set against the starkness of Carrick Mountain - especially... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Lovely rooms typical of what it is - a Victorian farmhouse.....a nice change from the sterile hotel rooms. Fabulous fire in the sitting room where we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink with Romana ever-attentive. The dinner was just awesome - such flavour and variety that I ate a lot more than usual and could only taste dessert. Nice wine. Good service.... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it means so much when our staff is acknowledged for all the work they do and the care they take with our guests as it really is a labour of love for all of us here in Ballyknocken House and Cookery School! We look forward to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We went to baldly knocked on a Friday night as my wife had a cookery course next morning The room we had was disappointing, old, tired with a 20 year old 14 inch portable tv( antique) The host Catherine introduced dinner and that was the las we saw of her. Our table had us both facing a wall, the starter... More 

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BallyknockenHCS, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we will be sure to take all your recommendations on board. More 

Branford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The place is charming..beautiful and clean...and while those enough are good reasons to stay here there is so much more...Catherine and her staff are full of passion for what they do..their hospitality is top rated and they make you feel right at home which is so nice when you are far from home...Anna on her staff is charming as well... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome your both here last weekend, and I really want to thank you for taking the time to offer such high praise to the staff here at Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, you are right, all the staff have a real passion for what we do here and it means so much to hear... More 

Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a good two night stay in Ballyknocken House last July. A comfortable bed, nicely decorated rooms, good wifi, free parking and a big garden outside the house. Unfortunately we were there on weekdays, as dinner is only being served in the weekends. We would have loved to have dinner here, because of the many recommanding reviews. Instead we... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, your so kind. It was a pleasure to welcome you here and I am so delighted that you got a chance to enjoy some of the lovely attractions and restaurants Wicklow has to offer. More 

Pemberton, Canada
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Celebrity chef Catherine Byrne Fulvio is a delightful host! She is full of energy and enthusiasm for what she does. This is a busy place, hosting outside events, full garden, B & B, and dinner tours. We were treated to an amazing dinner, fresh out of her garden, complete with soup that was decorated with the Irish flag in creams... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to welcome your group here to Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, it was a pleasure to enjoy the company of such a warm and friendly group of people and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came here for dinner as part of a tour group. What an unexpected and delightful surprise. Catherine came on to the coach to welcome us. The entire property is a sensory experience, from the breathtaking views, extraordinarily beautiful property and the meal. I don't know where she got her wait-staff from, but they are among the best we saw... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, I have passed on your compliments to the staff and they are so delighted, everybody here at Ballyknocken House and Cookery School has such a love and passion for what we do and it means so much to us all when our efforts are recognised and... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A lovely Victorian farmhouse, with period furnished rooms. Our room was very comfortable, with an exceptional bath, in which you could almost lose yourself it was so long. Good food, especially our Friday night dinner. Above all was the personality of Sharon as front of house, and Catherine who owns the business, both of whom exude their love for the... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It really was a pleasure to welcome you both here and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. It means so much to us to receive such positive feedback because as you say we have such a love for Ballyknocken House and Cookery School and... More 

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