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Ballyfin Demesne

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

we stayed here as a gift from our children for our 50th anniversary it was stunning, every room was more beautifull then the last, they would take your breath away, the food was something very special it was like art on a plate at every...More

2  Thank Angela S
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. It is the best hotel we have ever visited and we feel very lucky to have had the experience. The things that made Ballyfin Demesne so memorable were the friendly and generous staff who went out...More

3  Thank Jules T
Reviewed November 3, 2017

My wife said it best - "There are two things wrong with Ballyfin" To which I thought - Really? You can't be serious! She continued "Leaving and no other property can ever live up to it." Ballyfin is, by some margin, the nicest place we...More

5  Thank andy c
Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded November 12, 2017

Dear andy c, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Ballyfin. It was so lovely to read that Ballyfin is the nicest place you have ever stayed in. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience including the pony...More

Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Ballyfin is a truly extraordinary EXPERIENCE, not just a hotel. The attention to detail on so many levels is impressive. The rooms are beautiful (comfortable beds!) and the grounds are stunning. The food absolutely blew us away. The chef is very talented. We have special...More

3  Thank laurenluna2017
Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded November 12, 2017

Dear laurenluna2017, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you experienced all Ballyfin has to offer and that you enjoyed a day of activities. Thank you for your kind mention of the team....More

Reviewed October 25, 2017

I felt in love with Ireland generally, with the way to be of Irish peoples and with Ballyfin. The demesne is breathtaking, beauty everywhere, outside as inside... The care for the guest is great and the service outstanding and lovely. The dinners we had were...More

3  Thank melone v
Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded October 27, 2017

Dear melone v, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. It was a pleasure to welcome you and delighted you enjoyed the experience, service, dining and the opportunity to relax and enjoy the total seclusion and privacy. We very much look...More

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Pool
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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Alaskahoney
January 5, 2018|
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Response from j0hnhill1 | Reviewed this property |
Suppose it depends when you are going. The further ahead the better. It is amazing and worth the effort. We would skip Dublin on our next trip to spend more time there.
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Richard G
January 31, 2017|
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December 25, 2015|
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Hi, I haven't done it myself but I am from the vicinity. The train from Dublin takes approx 1 hour. You can book your train seats in advance via Iarnoid Eireann. The taxi drive from Portlaoise station takes a maximum of... More
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"Book Westmeath. In our view you don't need to book a suite"
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"All the rooms are beautiful!"
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"Rooms overlooking the lake get morning sun, but stout wooden shutters can be closed if you wish to sleep."
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"Suites facing the front are the most luxurious"
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