We were in Ballina for the wedding of a relative so we decided to extend the visit into a real Ireland Vacation. We selected The Red River Lodge based on the Four Star rating by AA, as well as the friendly response to our inquiries by the proprietor Dolores. We were not in any way disappointed.
The house is lovely, and the grounds beautiful and well kept. The first thing to strike us was the quiet and the smell of the fresh country air. I wish we could have bottled both!
Breakfasts are traditional Irish with some modern additions, and everything was delicious. The host is attentive and extremely accommodating.
Rooms are spacious, well lit, astonishingly clean, and very comfortable. You won't want to leave!
The views of the Moy River will set up some wonderful photo opportunities.
It's about a mile out of town (2KM) so you might need a car if you want to experience Ballina, but there are taxi services available in town.
If you are movement impaired, be aware that this is a home and may not be wheelchair friendly, but there are ground level rooms available.
Prices are very reasonable.
It's not open year round, but when it is, you could not do better than to stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red River Lodge is a family run Bed & Breakfast, ideally located in North Mayo, 5km from Ballina. You will receive a warm Irish welcome on your arrival. Relax and unwind in our stylish, modern rooms overlooking the scenic river Moy estuary. Golf, fishing, walking, cycling are just a few activities in close proximity to our home. We guarantee a memorable, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Complimentary Wi-FI is also available throughout the house. ... more less