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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We cannot recommend the Hotel highly enough. A three night stay in April passed too quickly. Noreen greeted us like long lost friends with a very welcome tray of tea and scones in front of a blazing log fire. Nothing was too much trouble and timetables did not seem to exist. The food is excellent, the accommodation comfortable and the hospitality superb. They provided an evening meal for eight of our family with log fires, good food and we all had a great time. Noreen and Joe are the perfect hosts willing to cater for your every need. We will definitely return! Irish hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Three nights at Ballyrafter were too short for us as we enjoyed looking after you and your extended family from the local area. 'We could have had you stay for a Month'
Thank you for taking the time to send these words of praise and appreciation.
'Next time warn me in advance if your niece the catering collage professor is coming for dinner'
We very much look forward to your return trip to Lismore and your next stay with us.
With many thanks,
Joe & Noreen and The Girls in the Kitchen.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Best of hotel and B&B --- Noreen and Joe provide an ideal stay in Lismore. The tiniest of suggestions: cloth napkins would make breakfast and dinner perfect. A gorgeous setting, walkable to town. One more thing would help--- better TV reception. Everything pixilated. However, those issues are very slight when stacked up with a blissful stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thank you very much indeed for your Review yesterday. The positives are appreciated very much, and the negatives will be addressed. The TV system ,new this Season worked perfectly until the Summer arrived with the High pressure affecting the signal, updated antenna being installed.Linen napkin normally used but with such a busy weekend for the Lismore Castle Opera over the weekend and a big lunch party the previous day it was tricky to keep-up with napkin laundering.
It was our pleasure to look after you both and hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming you again at The Ballyrafter in the very near future.
Best regards,
Joe & Noreen.

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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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