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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

Ballyrafter, Lismore, Ireland
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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful cosy easy week-end in Ballyrafter in March. Relaxing, warm, welcoming, and all very natural, with absolutely no fuss. Its like what you'd wish home to be like! We'll be back for sure. N&J

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a most wonderful week end in Ballyrafter Country House Hotel. This is a family run hotel and we received the warmest of welcomes from Joe and his wife Noreen, who were so obliging for the duration of our stay. From serving tea and scones in the drawing room and lighting the log fire just for us, to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We had the great pleasure of staying in Ballyrafter House Hotel last Saturday night. We travelled across the Knockmealdown mountain on our way to Lismore. We marvelled at the beautiful countryside as we passed over the famous VEE mountain pass. Ballyrafter House is situated directly at the bottom of the mountain. We were greeted by Noreen who extended a great... More

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is most appreciated and welcome to kick-start our 2014 season. I did not get to see much of you myself during your stay at The Ballyrafter as I was beavering away in the Kitchen, but it's great to realise the Ladies of the House looked after you amicably. We look forward very much to your return visit very... More

Teddington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a fantastic Hotel. The very best of Irish Hospitality that will surely take us back to this Gem! Nothing is too much trouble and their attention to the "little things" is what make all the difference. If a warm welcome, great food and excellent value for money is important to you then this hotel is for you! A fine... More

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U.K.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have just recently arrived home from an excellent stay at the Ballyrafter Country House Hotel. Travel weary and tired we arrived a bit later in the evening than originally expected. Entering the hotel we were greeted by Joe who's charm and helpfulness instantly put you at ease, we realised we were much later than normal meal times but Joe... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I just traveled to Lismore for a family vacation and to reconnect with family living in the area. The vacation was so great! Joe and Noreen and their staff absolutely made the vacation! We had a group ranging from 5 to 75 years old and the hotel and the community provided opportunities for fun and relaxation for... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A three night stay in Lismore for a wedding nearby was made all the more special by our stay at this great Country House. I travel a ridiculous amount, and I can genuinely say this was the best example of customer service I have experienced in years. Nothing was too much for Joe and Noreen whether it was throwing the... More

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Kindest Compliments and words of praise for the staff and management of Ballyrafter House Hotel . We aim to please ,and if making a simple Bacon Sandwich at 11.33am impressed you ,this gives us a sense of Job Satisfaction on our part when you share your feelings on Tripadvisor it sure is great. We... More

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We cannot recommend the Hotel highly enough. A three night stay in April passed too quickly. Noreen greeted us like long lost friends with a very welcome tray of tea and scones in front of a blazing log fire. Nothing was too much trouble and timetables did not seem to exist. The food is excellent, the accommodation comfortable and the... More

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Three nights at Ballyrafter were too short for us as we enjoyed looking after you and your extended family from the local area. 'We could have had you stay for a Month' Thank you for taking the time to send these words of praise and appreciation. 'Next time warn me in advance if your niece the catering collage professor is... More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Best of hotel and B&B --- Noreen and Joe provide an ideal stay in Lismore. The tiniest of suggestions: cloth napkins would make breakfast and dinner perfect. A gorgeous setting, walkable to town. One more thing would help--- better TV reception. Everything pixilated. However, those issues are very slight when stacked up with a blissful stay.

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your Review yesterday. The positives are appreciated very much, and the negatives will be addressed. The TV system ,new this Season worked perfectly until the Summer arrived with the High pressure affecting the signal, updated antenna being installed.Linen napkin normally used but with such a busy weekend for the Lismore Castle Opera over the... More

Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A lovely old style country house in a great location to explore West Waterford and surrounding area. Noreen ,Joe and other staff members were extremely friendly and helpful; giving very good tips on local attractions. Excellent food in a lovely peaceful, homely setting. Irish hospitality at its best. Enjoy a cup of tea/drink on arrival in the Drawing Room, relax... More

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from Ballyrafter to Shanghai, thank you for your generous post on Tripadvisor, it was indeed our pleasure to look after you, and we very much hope you will make a return trip with your parents in the not too distant future. Tell your Dad I said to bring his Golf Clubs next time. Always glad to hear you enjoyed... More

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Additional Information about Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

Address: Ballyrafter, Lismore, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Lismore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Lismore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballyrafter House is perched on an elevated site opposite Lismore Castle and has a commanding view across the Blackwater River.The Property once part of Lismore Estate has retained the Charm of the of The 1830's whence it was Built. With modern creature comforts added over the years since first registered as a Hotel in 1966,Homely log Fires 12' ceilings and spacious rooms making it a unspoiled and uncompromised Country House Hotel.Ten Bedrooms, Residents Lounge, bright bay-windowed dining room, Conservatory and Bar Lounge to will away the worldly worries of the Busy Life in Peoples reality.'The Ballyrafter, so easy to enjoy, so hard to forget' ... more   less 

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