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“Value added B&B in a gorgeous home/estate.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ballinsheen House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Lisdoonvarna B&B and Inns
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“Value added B&B in a gorgeous home/estate.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Mary supplied us with the most wonderful experience. If we could have changed our travel plans we would have stayed there for a week. Beautiful!!! If you haven't firmed up your Irish va-ca, make plans to visit Ballinsheen House in Lisdoonvarna

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to do a review.We do appreciate it.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay in Ballinsheen House ..and hope
to see you again in the future.
Mary
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Bristow, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Traveling with friends on a road trip around southern Ireland, we stayed with Mary for two nights while we were in the Burren area. It was a truly delightful experience. The rooms were spotless and the house has two lovely sitting areas. Mary was so friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review
its always appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us
and hope to welcome you back some time.
Regards Mary
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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Our 5 clean and tasteful rooms were ready despite the fact that we arrived early. Mary is eager to please and serve and was always there to help. Breakfast was delicious. The location is good and the rooms are clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. There are beautiful sitting rooms to enjoy so we bought food and brought it back with wine and beer for dinner in the spacious dining room. I was ill upon arrival and Mary ensured that I was settled in our room quickly. While the rest of the group golfed on our last day, Mary allowed me to stay in a comfortable sitting room and kept checking on me to see if I needed anything. We highly recommend Ballinsheen House.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Hi Sharon

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our sitting rooms and
breakfast...in Ballinsheen House..
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friends.

Regards Mary
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed at Ballinsheen in April and was absolutely perfect! Mary was very welcoming and provided an excellent recommendation for dinner within walking distance. The room was beautiful and so comfortable. It was by far our best and favorite night visiting Ireland. Looking forward to the next visit

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for your great review.we do appreciate it.
I'm very glad you picked us as your best and favourite night in Ireland.

We hope to see you back in Ballinsheen House again soon.
Kind regards
Mary
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Itasca, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Funny, when I think of my two favorite small B & B s in Ireland I think of Greenmount House in Dingle and Ballinsheen House in Lisdoonvarna! Our most expensive to least expensive stays! Haha! They are completely different but Ballinsheen was such a great value. It is a charming place and Mary was very welcoming. Our room while small but not too small was clean and comfortable with a nice window looking outside to the front. This was our first stay in Ireland and we were a little late and exhausted. Mary was so welcoming we felt at home right away. The breakfast room was charming and a wonderful Irish breakfast was served. Honestly good value and enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to do a tripadviser review..much appreciated.
I am happy that you enjoyed our conservatory and breakfast ...It was a pleasure to
welcome you to Ballinsheen House and the Burren region.
Mary
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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A warm welcome with fantastic hospitality. The room was great, well presented and immaculately clean. Free wifi was important and great to have too. Breakfast was excellent especially the smoked salmon and poached eggs. Would recommend to anyone and will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review ..it is much appreciated.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Lisdoonvarna..
and do hope to see you in the future.

Regards
Mary & Michael
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Three of us stayed with Mary for one night in September. this was the most well appointed B&B we stayed in in Ireland. The artwork on the walls is beautiful and interesting, with may pieices coming from Africa. An unusual treat in rural Ireland!
The room was very pleasant and breakfast was great.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review.
Glad you enjoyed our home/Art work and our breakfast.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland.

Mary & Michael
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Address: Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Lisdoonvarna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballinsheen House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballinsheen House is a spacious architect designed home surrounded by mature trees with beautiful landscaped gardens.Enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside while being 5 minutes walk from the town centre. . All rooms are en-suite. TV,hairdryers tea/coffee facilities in all rooms. Free WiFi is available with your own Laptop. We offer a full breakfast menu in our spacious dining room/conservatory.Recommended by Rick Steves,Rough Guide,Guide du Routard and Gao Guide Gallimard.Faile Ireland graded 4**** country home and AA graded 4**** ... more   less 
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