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Ballykealey House Hotel

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Ballykealey Manor Hotel Rosslare Road, Ballon R93A9K1 Ireland
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Located in Ireland’s Ancient East nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains close to the picturesque village of Ballon, just 17km from Carlow town sits the enchanting 19th century Ballykealey House set in sweeping lush pastures. Built on gracious living of an elegant past today Ballykealey House combines that history with every modern convenience. We have 12 rooms in the main house, and a further 14 self catering lodges adjacent to the house. While the house is open Saturday & Sunday our Self catering lodges are open throughout the week Monday - Sunday. Saturday & Sunday we serve food in our dining areas and can cater for occasions and events in a number of private areas within the house. The former Lecky family home, today under new ownership and following extensive refurbishment guests will enjoy the relaxed and refined atmosphere of Ballykealey House.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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NeeveBrennan wrote a review 13 Jan
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We booked into the beautiful Ballykealey House for an overnight stay a little before Christmas and it was simply fantastic. The level of customer service was refreshing! A very big thank you to Ian who looked after us from arrival to departure, it made our stay very welcome, he was very polite and accommodating. The room was gorgeous, we were on the top floor and it was so cosy, with beautiful furnishings and a beautiful view of the rolling hills beyond the manor house. For dinner, we opted for the risotto, the steak, apple crumble and crème brulé, all of which tasted amazing, really well presented and the waiting staff was really nice and attentive. Breakfast was really fresh, there were many options to choose from and Niamh our waitress was lovely and friendly. We did not have to leave our table at all and extra care was taken for safe service of food bearing in mind current circumstances. The place is so clean and we felt that all precautions were taken with the current pandemic. The location is ideal for those wanting to explore Irelands Ancient East, or to take a lodge just to wind down with family in a private setting. They offer private dining options for intimate groups, with several rooms to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again! Thank you, Niamh & Tadhg
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Just let Ian know what it is that you seek and they will look after you.
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Response from Karen Geraghty, Marketing at Ballykealey House Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
HI Neevebrennan, Many thanks for taking the time to send us through your lovely feedback following your stay wiht us. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Ballykealey House and look foward to welcoming you back again in the future, Kind Regards, Karen
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Wally wrote a review Oct 2020
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Attended a small family wedding in Ballykealey in September and everything was of the highest standard. The staff were excellent and attentive, the food was exceptionally good and the venue was beautiful. I couldn’t recommend it more, and hope to go back there soon!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karen Geraghty, Marketing at Ballykealey House Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear theboywally, THank you for taking the time to send us your feedback on the wedding you attended in Ballykealey House. We are delgihted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future, Kind Regards, Karen.
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Nicola-IRL wrote a review Oct 2020
Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
I enjoyed a fabulous weekend in ballykealey house. I was very impressed with the food, the service and accomodation. I would definitely recommend ballykealey house to family and friends planning a weekend away.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Karen Geraghty, Marketing at Ballykealey House Hotel
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Hi Nicola-IRL, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future, Kind Regards, karen
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Emma Martin wrote a review Oct 2020
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We recently celebrated our wedding with a very small and intimate party of close family at Ballykealey House, and it was just exceptional.  We had a fantastic 4 course banquet in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of the Oak dining room, with excellent service and attention to detail. All of our guests stayed in the hotel, and absolutely loved the rooms. The next morning we all had a family breakfast, again with delicious food. The atmosphere was so relaxed and everyone felt so well taken care of by all the wonderful staff from planning with Angela, the Maitre D, all the way through to checking out with Luke and Ian. The perfect setting.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Karen Geraghty, Marketing at Ballykealey House Hotel
Responded 16 Oct 2020
HI Emma, Than you for taking the time to review Ballykealey House, we were delighted you choose Ballykealey to celebrate your wedding with your close family. Ian and his team are delighted to receive such lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ballykealey in the near future! Kind Regards, Karen
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Crowecl wrote a review Oct 2020
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The perfect venue for a covid wedding party. We were seated in the stunningly beautiful tudor room with high ceilings chandeliers and fireplaces for a banquet fit for a King. I have never tasted a wedding meal as exceptinal as this - from the scallops to the fillet steak to the oozing chocolate bomb. It is michelin star food of the highest quality. We had so many gorgeous options for our humanist cereomony outdoors from the fountain to the enclosed woodlands but chose the 250 year old tulip tree in the expanise lawns beside the house. It was picture perfect. In the current pandemic you need a staff that are flexible trustworthy and honorable - Ian and Angela could not have done more for us. We are forever grateful to them and their team. This venue is a hidden gem.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Stunning tudor rooms with four poster beds in the main house - family friendly lodges are about...
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Response from Karen Geraghty, Marketing at Ballykealey House Hotel
Responded 16 Oct 2020
HI Crowecl, Thank you for taking the time to send through your review. We were delighted to host your wedding at Ballykaeley House and welcome your lovely feedback on the food, grounds and the house. We look forward to seeing some of the images captured on your special day and look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the future, Kind Regards, Karen.
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PRICE RANGE
US$163 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ballykealey country hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ballykealey Country House Hotel
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty CarlowBallon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballykealey House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ballykealey House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Altamont Gardens (4.2 km), Duckett's Grove (7.3 km), and Tara Arms (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballykealey House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ballykealey House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Ballykealey House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballykealey House Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballykealey House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tara Arms, Riverbank Restaurant, and Cafe de Mode.
Does Ballykealey House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballykealey House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duckett's Grove (7.3 km) and The Haroldstown Dolmen (6.8 km).