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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a 1 night stay and had high expectations, especially in view of the price. First impressions were very good. All the rooms in the newer part have a full wall of glass with a stunning view of the river and woods on the other shore. The room was large, elegantly furnished and had a well appointed bathroom. The...

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ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ice House restaurant is well situated on the edge of Ballina, overlooking one of Ireland's best salmon rivers. As another reviewer has noted, the receptionist who checked us in was not very friendly. He wasn't rude and did his job efficiently, but his mannerisms lacked the usual warm, friendly welcome we expect to receive at hotels. That aside, the...

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Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had the pleasure to stay here on a Monday night in January, check in was very simple & hassle free, our room "Still" was spacious, very well laid out & extremely comfortable with fantastic views over the river Moy. We had dinner in the dinning room that evening and both food and service were first class, and drinks in the...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your base while visiting Ballina. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your recent stay in one of our river side suites and were impressed with the facilities and all we have to offer here at the Ice House, our team will be...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The Ice House Hotel at the beginning of December, for a weekend away using a voucher from thetaste.ie. The stay included two nights, two breakfasts, one 3 course evening meal and discounted spa treatments. I have to say, I absolutely loved this hotel, and thought the deal was fantastic. The rooms are absolutely beautiful, exactly how they look...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your base while in Ballina. It is a delight to read your wonderful review, and to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us, all feedback is greatly appreciated as it helps us to strive to provide only the highest possible...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited this hotel about 4 times now and it never disappoints. Beautiful rooms and spa. Food always good here. The minute I walk in I begin to unwind. Only thing I would change is the quality of the coffee in the rooms, really poor and doesnt match the fantastic quality throughout the hotel. Small gripe I know! We will...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your base while in Ballina time and time again. It is a delight to read such a positive review of your experience with us and that all aspects of your stay were enjoyed yet again, I will look into your comments regarding the coffee...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a two day break at the Ice House, our second visit after a good experience in 2015. As expected, the room was extremely comfortable, fabulous bed, stunning views etc. The rooms are really excellent. However, the hotel is really let down by its kitchen. We had high expectations from the a la Carte menu, given...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your base while in Ballina. I am sorry to read that our food offerings were not to your taste on this occasion. We always take guest feedback on board both positive and negative as it helps to develop our product. I understand you expressed...

County Mayo, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful relaxing day from the moment we arrived, From tara in reception to us going through to the treatment room a special mention to Mae who did my treatment she did a brilliant job and I'll back!

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of Chill Spa @ the Ice House. I am pleased to hear that your treatments and overall experience with us was an enjoyable one, Tara, Mae and indeed our entire team will be pleased with your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back and looking after you again in the not...

County Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly our check in guy had zero personaility no even a smile no info regarding hotel or breakfast times given nice young man showed us to our room tho beautiful rooms great size floor to ceiling windows beautiful views best room iv ever stayed in eat in bar/restaurant that evening guinness and wine 12€ dearest pint of Guinness outside Dublin...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your base while in Ballina. I am sorry to read that that your initial welcome to the hotel lacked some detail and was not up to the normal standard of welcome the hotel provides, I will discuss your feedback regarding our price points with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two night mid-week break in the Ice House last week. Overall were very happy particularly as we availed of a special price offer they had. I loved the fact that this is a small hotel so it is very intimate. The staff were all very helpful, personable and professional. We had dinner from the Table dHote menu...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House. It's very encouraging to read such a wonderful review and I'm delighted to hear that your expectations were met and exceeded on your recent stay with us, our team will greatly appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ballina and indeed the Ice...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived here after a week of dreadful weather. The estuary was bathed in sunshine. What a view from our suite and the outdoor eating and drinking area. We received a warm welcome and loved the room. I had favourable reports about the spa facilities. This hotel is let down by the kitchen. All our meals, dinner, lunch and breakfast...

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ICE-HOUSE-TEAM, Deputy General Manager at The Ice House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of the Ice House and choosing us as your hotel of choice while in Ballina. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall experience with us and appreciated the luxury and comfort that our suites have to offer, however I am disappointed to read that your dining experience did not...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Ice House Hotel

Address: The Quay, Ballina, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Price Range: $126 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ice House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Ice Hotel Ballina
The Ice Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ballina
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ballina
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a view of the river. The Ice House is built on a beautiful setting”
 of 5 bubbles woodrowireland, 2 days ago | Read review
“The riverside suites are excellent but no wifi”
 of 5 bubbles hpbeebie, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Eat out there are some good places near by.”
 of 5 bubbles 768frankr, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Bantra Suite - Amazing”
 of 5 bubbles hayleym320, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“Suites over the River Moy have amazing views and a balcony with seating.”
 of 5 bubbles ddd2016, Nov 24, 2016 | Read review
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