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Mount Falcon Estate
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Unfortunately my stay in Mount Falcon was only 1 night. It was one of the most enjoyable hotel experiences I have ever had.

Most importantly the staff are amazing, from the minute my friend and I walked in the door the could not have been nicer or more accomodating. You were made to feel welcome and special every second of your visit. They were both professional and thoughtful.

The rooms are spacious, bright, warm, clean and well equiped. You could actually spend a day just realxing in your room. However that would be a waste. The estate has so many facilities to be enjoyed. The pool is beautiful and there are lots of outdoor activies you can try. For the less adventurous there are lots of easy walks through out the estate. Some nice features on the walks include an old graveyard, megolitic tomb and ancient well.

We ate in the bar for lunch and dinner - the food was perfect, a nice selection, great quality and lovely flavours. Breakfast was a great treat, you order your cooked breakfast which is then made fresh for you - no hot buffet :) Lovely selection on the cold buffet too - plenty to choose from.

I can not reccomend this hotel enough. Open fires, great food and fantastic staff.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Mount Falcon Estate is quite lovely. The grounds are amazing with so much to offer. The hotel itself is beautifully maintained and the rooms are very large and well appointed. The beds are quite comfortable and the bathrooms are very nicely re done. The weather was extreme when we stayed and therefore we had to spend the entire time indoors. Not a problem. The spa, the indoor pool, the fitness center all kept everyone occupied. The room was very relaxing and cozy. If we had the opportunity to spend more time outdoors we could have gone fishing on the property, utilized the driving range or just took a long walk around the beautiful wooded grounds. Really a great escape. The food was very good. The bar is lovely and you can eat in the bar as well which is quite nice. Highly recommend the Mount Falcon Estate.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here in the middle of one of the worst winter storms we have had in years but were very fortunate that the weather was relatively pleasant during our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very varied and good.We only got a chance to drive around the grounds but they looked like a place one could spend a pleasant time exploring. The hotel is very well presented and maintained. There are chalets and houses on the grounds that would seem to offer families a good opportunity to enjoy the facilities without having to stay in the hotel itself.
Overall a very pleasant experience

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights, and I must say the bed and bathroom were the biggest I have seen in a hotel room. Tried the 3 course al-a-carte restaurant, and the for was very interesting (certainly not food we would normally have at a restaurant but definitely liked the Pigeon and should have tried the Peasant as well), and even the bar food was very good. A nice swimming pool and jacuzzi onsite, with gym adequate facilities. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and myself spent a night at Mount Falcon where we attended a dinner function. It was a first class experience - the staff were friendly and most helpful - the bedroom was spacious as was the king-sized bed. The bathroom was large, with 2 basins, a bath, and a walk-in shower. Food was excellent. Would recommend this hotel to all.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

8 of us stayed in a four room courtyard cottage. Excellent standard,so comfortable and clean. Weather was quite bad but we had no problem filling our weekend on the estate, pool is fab and some of our group did clay pigeon shooting. The food in the hotel was lovely and the staff were so accommodating. Can't wait to back again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a birthday wkd and had a lovely time. Availed of treatments in the spa which were lovely. Shame there is no relaxation room and that the changing rooms aren't separate. ...open to the public who use the pool. Spa staff were lovely as was Christina at reception. Afternoon tea was lovely and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Only thing I could fault was the fact that we stayed as part of my mum's birthday which I informed the hotel off the week before arrival, who said they would note this beside our reservation. However there was no mention of it which was a little disappointing.
I am returning in 3 wks time with my husband which I will look forward to.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Mount Falcon Estate

Address: Foxford Road, Ballina, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ballina
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ballina
Price Range: $167 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Falcon Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount Falcon Estate lies by the banks of The River Moy ( the most prolific wild Atlantic Salmon river in Ireland ) between Foxford and Ballina ( The Salmon Capital of Ireland ). The Estate consists of a 4 star deluxe 32 bedroom hotel, Luxury lodges, fishing for wild Atlantic Salmon on its own stretch of the river Moy, a 3 acre rainbow trout stocked lake, a School of Falconry, 100 acres of mature woodland, a 3 km walking / jogging / biking trail, an Elemis Spa and Clay pigeon shooting. The house was built in 1876 and was a wedding present from one young groom to his new wife. The Estate was originally owned by The Knox family whose ancestors are buried in the circular graveyard next to a Megalithic tomb located on the Estate. Opened in 2006 Mount Falcon was the youngest ever hotel to win The AA Hotel of the year. In 2015 the Hotel was named the best Manor House Hotel in Ireland. The Hotels 'Kitchen Restaurant' holds 2 AA Rosettes and has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught and The Best Head Chef in Connaught, the most recent award received was in 2015 for Best Chef in Connaught(by the Good Eating Guide). ... more   less 
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