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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

A lovely old style country house in a great location to explore West Waterford and surrounding area. Noreen ,Joe and other staff members were extremely friendly and helpful; giving very good tips on local attractions. Excellent food in a lovely peaceful, homely setting. Irish hospitality at its best. Enjoy a cup of tea/drink on arrival in the Drawing Room, relax before/after dinner in front of a log fire in the Bar.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Rita B
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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Greetings from Ballyrafter to Shanghai, thank you for your generous post on Tripadvisor, it was indeed our pleasure to look after you, and we very much hope you will make a return trip with your parents in the not too distant future.
Tell your Dad I said to bring his Golf Clubs next time.
Always glad to hear you enjoyed not just your stay with us but the area of West Waterford and Lismore.
Joe & Noreen .

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

After a rough crossing, we didn't arrive until after 10 p.m. Noreen and Jo suggested we went into the lounge to have a drink and relax by a lovely log fire, and then they would get us something to eat. What a wonderful welcome to this beautiful old country house in lovely relaxing surroundings It really was home from home where nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, from suggesting things we might to do, making sure we always had what suited us
, from having a lie in in the morning to choosing when ever we wanted to eat at night, which you certainly wanted to do to enjoy excellent food prepared by Joe - his sauces a magnificent compliment to his dishes. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, it was more like visiting friends than staying as hotel guests. We certainly enjoyed happy days.

Room Tip: You can trust Noreen and Jo to give a good room
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

An elegant old style country house,quietly and efficiently run by Joe and Noreen. An atmosphere of calm amidst leafy surroundings. Convenient for West Waterford etc., horses, golf and fishing nearby. An hour from Cork, Clonmel or Dungarvan.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We've been coming here for years and come back because this is the only hotel on earth that we've been to that feels like a real home away from home. Joe and Noreen make us feel so welcome, the roaring fires and fabulous cooking, that would sit well on the menu of a michelin starred restaurant, turn a great experience into a world class one. Happy to return time after time, whether for a week long jaunt or a long weekend (close to Cork and Dublin thanks to the new motorways). I cant recommend Ballyrafter strongly enough!

Room Tip: We made use of room 5 & 6 so that the children could have a room to themselves... room 2 has a great view of the castle and front lawns!
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

A Gem is a precious Stone and it's easy to look after such Rock-solid guests such as yourselves. Room 5 & 6 adjoin with a connecting Door and so are great for the little one's. Your extended Family have a long-standing history with these two Room (Martin & Emma)and indeed the whole House. It was a delight to look after such accommodating Guests who fell in with Meal Times over an extremely Busy Easter Weekend.
The Children I think, I hope had a ball with our own and visiting relations from St.Albans.
Say hello to all who were Jealous of your return Trip to Ballyrafter. Until Next Time.
Joe & Noreen

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you ever fantasised …that you wished your “real” parents lived in a lovely big old house, were always on your side no matter what you said or how late you stayed up, made you homely breakfasts and dinners, never asked you to do anything but make a decision between a cup of tea or a gin & tonic sitting in front of the fire, then Ballyrafter is the place for you.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tina N
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