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Ballyfin Demesne

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Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Previous reviews do justice to one of the greatest luxury rural hotels in the world. Without repeating too much, I cannot express fully our satisfaction with this property. A three night stay would be perfect and allow you to explore this expansive property and partake in most of the available activities. One of the things that makes this place so... More 

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will not dare to make the presumption that I will be able to add anything new or original to what has already been intimated on this page; suffice to say it is all very much true! But perhaps I will reiterate a few sentiments here in the interest of catharsis and also the addition of another positive review for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fourth visit since opening in 2011.Quite unique the restoration of this Regency mansion is superb with wonderful paintings and silver..We stay always at least 3 nights to flavor the atmosphere..Dont leave the grounds- borrow a golf cart and explore the grounds.600 acres with interesting walks and good wildlife. This year we stayed in the Westmeath Room with magnificent 19... More 

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Ballyfin, General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear oscar17041, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your fourth visit to Ballyfin. It is always a pleasure to welcome you both and delighted you enjoyed the Westmeath Room on this visit. It is a delight to read that Ballyfin is the perfect place for you to really relax. We very much look forward to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have known about Ballyfin for quite some time and decided to stay here for one night during a tour of Ireland as a treat. As the other reviewers have said, the welcome at Ballyfin is like nothing I have experienced elsewhere. The staff are amazing; each seems to know the house inside out, and the daily tour is a... More 

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Ballyfin, General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Quin_Straten, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us at Ballyfin and for your kind words. I am delighted to read you have enjoyed the welcome and service provided by the team as well as the house in itself. I know I speak on behalf of the team when I say that we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned home after spending 3 nights in the wonderful Ballyfin hotel Always nice to return to our treasured dogs but we have left a new found (to us) treasure behind. I could spend time repeating the well deserved reports to trip advisor re this establishment, so I shall instead compare this experience to finding a wonderful Champagne..... More 

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Rathgardublin, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we loved how you described your experience comparisons!! The buttermilk pancakes are delicious and we hope you have had the opportunity to make them at home. We very much look forward to welcoming you... More 

Stradbally, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favourite place to come to .we have had the privilege to be the first 10 people to stay here when first opened and have stayed here 10 more times . Every time we drive up we always get butterflies as when we approach the front of house to see and feel the greeting we receive is one... More 

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear MKennedy151, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visits to Ballyfin. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome you both on each visit. From your first visit in 2011 when we opened to your recent stay the team are always delighted to hear you are returning and look forward to your visits.... More 

Washington, DC
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45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Other reviewers already have made the comparison to Downton Abbey, and I have to say they are right. The house is magnificent in every respect. The incredible amount of money, time, care and taste that went into the renovation are evident everywhere. This was a hotel experience unlike any before. After being buzzed through the gates and driving a mile... More 

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Capcityman, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Ballyfin. It was lovely to read your experience was unlike any other from first arriving at the gate to enjoying the collection of books in the Library to relaxing with a picnic lunch. The Lady Caroline Coote room is a stunning room with the... More 

washington dc
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My first visit and before I got to the end of the driveway I wanted to go back. There are not enough superlatives to describe how beautiful and peaceful Ballyfin is. All the staff are so kind, caring and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Ballyfin is a place where your life can slow down, where your brain doesn't have... More 

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear MhaighEo, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are all so delighted to read you could relax and let life slow down during your stay. Thank you for the lovely mention of the team and it was so nice to read this was the best trip of your life. We very much... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What can I say??? Tops any place we have ever stayed. From the head butler, Lionel, to the food and beverage manager, Oliver, to all the back staff, we thank you. They even had a birthing of 11 swans for our benefit. Learned to put Jamison's in my porridge, along with honey.

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Jim S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for mentioning the team. Great to read you had the opportunity to welcome the cygnets during your stay and enjoy the porridge!! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. kind regards... More 

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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I got a two night stay here as a present from some really really good friends. From the whispering room to the restaurant to the magnificent gardens I can only say WOW!!. It was a real treat and we both could not stop talking about it. Well done to all there.

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Ballyfin, Sales & Reservations Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Foodengine, Thank you for your review on your stay with us. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to explore the house and demesne over two days. We very much look forward to welcoming you again. kind regards Martina Yearsley Sales & Reservations Manager More 

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