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Ballyfin Demesne

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Ballyfin, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin,Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If any of you reading this review ever want to spend even one night of you're lives in a world class place GO HERE. Check the internet and view the opulence of this place.The attention to detail in all the decor is fabulous.The food is world class and the staff are so professional and friendly you won't want to go... More 

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

My now “new fiancé” surprised me with a night away at the beautiful Ballyfin and a very romantic proposal! I had no idea where we were going until we arrived at the gates. The drive up to the hotel was stunning and what a view when I saw the house and three of the hotel staff waiting on the steps... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Ballyfin was touted as exceptional, so I arrived admittedly expecting a lot. Sadly, it did not live up to either these expectations or the very pricey rates. I've been fortunate to stay at many Relais and Chateaux properties over the years and I didn't feel that Ballyfin was yet at the same level. The staff were wonderful and the food... More 

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

Dear Rick C, We thank you for taking the time to post a review on Ballyfin. We are however sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us and even more so that you did not feel comfortable in bringing this to our attention during your stay. Like everything we do we take guest feedback very seriously and I would... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We recently received a Christmas card signed by members of the Ballyfin staff, which brought back memories of our superlative stay there this past July. We arrived at lunch time with my parents and brother. Following a warm greeting, we were whisked away to a delightful picnic lunch in the picnic house with panoramic views overlooking the surrounding countryside. "Picnic"... More 

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

Dear Guest47, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Ballyfin. We were delighted to read the Christmas card you received brought back some fond memories of your visit in July. The picnic house is a wonderful experience for lunch and to relax and enjoy the panoramic views and we were only to happy... More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Quite simply the most incredible place we have ever stayed. The property is breathtakingly beautiful and the house itself stunning. The staff is unbelievably helpful, professional and gracious. The food is outstanding without being precious, and there are so many things to do on campus, one never has time to get bored. We did go into town one day to... More 

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

Dear SuziQ226, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you experienced all Ballyfin has to offer. We have five new rooms which will be available from March bringing our total number of rooms to twenty. We are so looking forward to seeing the finished rooms which will be amazing. We very much look... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was by far the best experience my wife and I have had at a hotel. From arrival to departure, we were treated to the highest possible standard of service. The food was outstanding and we availed of many of the complementary activities around the grounds. We will definitely be back!

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

Dear MM 1027, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Ballyfin. We were delighted to read that Ballyfin was the best hotel you have ever stayed in and the best hotel experience. It was our pleasure to welcome you both and we hope to see you again soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Sales... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've stayed in a few nice hotels in my time, but nothing quite ike this. If you want to find out what it's like to stay in a luxuriously-appointed circa 1820 Georgian stately home, but with all mod cons, this is for you. The house appears to have been restored on a "spare no expense, labour of love" basis -... More 

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

Dear Glyn M M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted to read you felt you had stepped back in time to experience another world and era. It was great that you had the opportunity to see many of the rooms during your stay and enjoyed the long... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ballyfin house and its surroundings have a true charm. The decorative choices of the rooms, all different from each other, and the multitude of outdoor activities coupled with superb dining make this place a wonderfully unique traveling experience. The staff deserves great praise for its attention to detail and the impeccable service. An unforgettable holiday.

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

Dear Sylvia B, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Ballyfin and thank you for your review. We are delighted you experienced an unforgettable holiday and enjoyed the array of activities and dining experience. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Sales & Reservations Manager More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
32 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Spent only one night w/ my wife. Can honestly say that it was one of the most exceptionally unique and spectacular places we have ever stayed. Every single aspect of this destination is superlative. The staff could not have been either more friendly or professional. The resort truly feels more like a home, which belongs to a billionaire relative. The... More 

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

Dear HCloud, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you felt like you were experiencing a home and enjoyed exploring the grounds including the grotto and tower. Thank you for your lovely mention of the team, especially Richard. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Of the 104 reviews on Tripadvisor to date, 101 of 104 are "excellent". Here comes no. 102 of the excellent variety. It's not a hotel; it's more an experience, and what a fantastic one! Spent only one night here recently and that was scarcely enough to enjoy everything that Ballyfin has to offer. The staff are - without exception -... More 

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

Dear Brightlight111, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and Glenn and Declan were thrilled to be mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for a longer stay. kind regards Martina Yearsley Sales & Reservations Manager More 

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