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Ballinsheen House & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 16 Lisdoonvarna B&B and Inns
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“The best we had in Ireland”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's a place where you feel at home. The house, the room and the owner are very welcoming. Everything got the exact attention that it should get. The house and it's yard are very clean and nit. The room has all the facilities and all are in high level of maintenance. Highly recommended place.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This delightful B & B is a must stay place if you are in the area. Mary has the most gorgeous place there, and you would really struggle to find better. Excellent value for money, and she makes everyone feel so welcome. The overall house was gorgeous, rooms fantastic and breakfast was an experience. I have stayed in 5* hotels and had a lot less to choose from for breakfast. We turned up quite late in the day and had not booked. We went to another b & b first only to find they had no vacancies and found Mary's farther along the road. Oh what luck the other one had no rooms. The 5* rating we are giving Mary still doesn't do her justice. 10* would be more appropriate. Many thanks Mary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

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
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2 Thank Jnlgaines
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House & Gardens, 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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Bristow, Virginia
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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
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House & Gardens, 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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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
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House & Gardens, 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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Reviewed April 10, 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
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House & Gardens, 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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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
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BallinHs, Owner at Ballinsheen House & Gardens, 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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Property: Ballinsheen House & Gardens
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 16 B&Bs / Inns in Lisdoonvarna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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