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Ballyfin Demesne

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Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best hotel I have ever stayed in by a long shot. My family came here for my dads 60th and from the moment we entered it was just a different class. The rooms were all elegantly decorated with fantastic views of the estate. We enjoyed all it had to offer, including the wine and whiskey tasting, clay pigeon shooting,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant visit. Only 20 rooms which makes for a very private and quiet stay. The staff are very resident focused and friendly and make an extra effort. I would recommend walking the grounds as there is 600 acres and lovely views. Highly recommend.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had an incredible experience here & would highly recommend to anyone looking for a luxurious & blissful break! We have returned a few times now & particularly recommend the hotel at Christmas, the open fires & beautiful christmas trees are magical,

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2 Thank Dublin25Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Just back from a very special night in Ballyfin. This is not only Ireland's finest hotel but probably the best on these islands. Food, decor, bedrooms, bathrooms etc are absolutely exquisite. The grounds are truly delightful. However it's the management and especially the staff that steal the show - there like angels floating around the hotel - so polite, professional,... More 

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London
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Just had to write. I agree with all the other reviewers. But for us, apart from the sheer beauty of Ballyfin, were the outstanding staff and the history. Ballyfin is a labour of love. We celebrated my husband's birthday, which is at the end of November. The weather was wet and windy which made us enjoy the house even more!... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

As everyone says, it is a very beautiful place. Attentive service and wonderful staff, one and all. We had a jr suite, which was large and gorgeous. The quality of the food was excellent. The one complaint I have is that the menu doesn't change very much. So, during our 3 night stay, the choices were very repetitive for my... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This was a phrase I found myself repeating during my one night stay at the exemplary Ballyfin House. From the moment we arrived to the moment we had to drag ourselves away, we felt pampered, and indeed priviledged to be there. Ballyfin is a magnificent country house and its restoration has obviously been a labour of love by the present... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What a pleasure it was to stay at Ballyfin this week, I take my hat off to the owner who had the vision and commitment to bring this grand house back to its former glory. What a coup for luxury Irish Tourism! Richard in the dining room and Declan, concierge you were both exceptional - warm, professionally delivered - with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Everything that everyone has said previously is correct and probably not even giving Ballyfin total justice. We had stayed here our final two nights of our 8 day vacation and it wasn't long enough to take it all in. Throughout our visit to Ireland, we had stayed at other 5 star castles and they were lovely, but Ballyfiin is in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

My only regret is we only stayed one night. Ballyfin was without words my favorite place to stay in all of Ireland. It was absolutely amazing. The staff visited us on our drive up was so special. The house tour was fantastic. Our guide was so passionate that the next morning I took my husband around the house to share... More 

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