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Ballyfin Demesne

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Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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washington dc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate enough to return to Ballyfin on a recent trip to Europe. It is an exceptional property, magnificent rooms , perfect service and exceptional cuisine. Staff are excellent and always on hand to provide a tea or coffee after your walk. Ballyfin is not only the Best hotel in Ireland but one of the Best Relais and Chateaux... More 

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

If you frequent high end hotels on a regular basis, I can assure you that Ballyfin will be nothing to what you have experienced before. This place will absolutely blow you away. The hotel is quite simply the best service anywhere I've experienced. Nothing was too much trouble. Every attention to detail is thought of and delivered beautifully. The place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ballyfin isn't a hotel; it is a country house of unparalleled beauty and elegance - and if you have the chance to stay there, you are one lucky human being. From the moment you arrive and press the bell to enter the magnificent grounds to the regret you will undoubtedly feel as you leave, this is a top quality,unique experience... More 

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited Ballyfin as a dinner guest as they have now opened their dining experience to those not staying in the hotel. Having made the reservation the first sign that this was to be a different kind of place was the invitation to come early to enjoy the house. We arrived at 5:30 to be greeted by Lionel who told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have looked at trip advisory for many years and stayed in 100's of hotel and eaten in many restaurants but never thought it was necessary to put a review on until now! When I booked Ballyfin I was slightly worried that it would not live up to the price but I was defiantly wrong! From the moment you enter... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I made a return visit to Ballyfin for Easter weekend. Our previous visit was for our daughter's wedding in September. We were warmly welcomed back by the staff like old friends. Everything was perfect as before. I love how it feels when you walk in the door, instant relaxation and calm. We spent most of the weekend... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just back from a weekend night at Ballyfin and am quite stuck for words. I had known about Ballyfin for some time as I had seen a documentary about the restoration, and had said that some day I would treat myself to a visit. However, I don't think anything could prepare you for the experience that you have in Ballyfin.... More 

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

Dear BUD123, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We were all delighted to read your review and to know you experienced all Ballyfin has to offer. Thank you for your very kind words on the team, we are very proud of the team and the passion each one has for... More 

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