This has to be the best hotel in Ireland. My husband and I had a pre Christmas mini break here and loved it. We stayed on a package deal which included B&B, dinner & Spa treatment and we enjoyed every minute of it.
We were a little uncertain on the drive up as you almost go thru a residential housing area on your way to the hotel – but once you’re inside its beautiful. The hotel has two different feels to it, the historic old house and the new modern glass side.
We stayed in one of the modern suites, called Wedgewood with its huge floor to ceiling windows. I’ve never seen such glorious views – you are looking directly over the river Moy. Last year we stayed in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and were looking out at the Burj Al Arab – but this was even better.
On our first day we had pre-booked spa treatments and were given the option to use the thermal suite in advance – again very nice and to a high standard. The highlight of this spa above others is the hot tubs in the river. It was a nice touch to sit in them Christmas week! Added a little fun – seriously cold when you get out tho, head straight for the steam room.
Next on the agenda – dinner. Oh, what a meal. We had fish to start and fish for main course and it was cooked to perfection, we sat early coming down a 7 and we were still eating at 9 – but we were never left waiting.
Another highlight of the trip was breakfast in bed; this was really nice touch that added to the overall experience.
I can’t wait to come back to this hotel – it was truly a lovely relaxing stay the next time I will go for longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary chic meets old world elegance throughout the Ice House. Funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design combine to make you feel like you're in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled riverside views from all our rooms and you'll immediately know you're not. The distinct, interior fusion of traditional and new styles are woven in to an eclectic mix. Together they form the perfect accent to the amazing views that stretch across the River Moy to the woodlands beyond. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and a hotel spa guaranteed to sooth... ...Discover the best of both worlds at The Ice House and make it your escape to the extraordinary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ice Hotel Ballina
- The Ice Hotel