Recently stayed here for 2 nights for a post Christmas Break. Was really looking forward to the break, based on the great reviews. The location section on their website says "we're a little bit of a distance away but once you get here, you'll see why that's the best part"...and never has there been a truer statement!
From, check in, to check out and everything in between - it was all flawless. Bags were taken to our rooms on arrival, we were escorted to our room by a lovely receptionist and the welcome glass of prosecco is a lovely touch. The hotel is a perfect mix of contemporary and old traditional style, and all the little nooks and crannies give it a quirkiness that just doesn't exist in larger hotels. Room was fab - floor to ceiling windows are amazing, as was the comfy bed, and the decor is simple but effective. The restaurant is beautiful - the food, ambiance, service (and cocktails!) were all exceptional.
I loved the outdoor hot tubs. Despite the fact that it was a freezing cold day (with a drizzle of rain), you forget all that once you step into the warm tub and can sit back and enjoy the views of the river. It's the perfect feeling of luxury. The staff were consistently friendly - from reception, to the waitresses, the bar man and the lovely night porter.
Breakfast also deserves a mention, as it really was as good as you get. They offer complimentary breakfast in bed, which we took advantage of on the first morning. Another lovely touch.
It's the ideal place to de-stress, forget your worries and enjoy a bit of romance - will definitely be back!
- 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