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Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry P25 Y070 Ireland
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Shanagarry
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If you’re looking for a luxury bed and breakfast in Shanagarry, look no further than Ballymaloe House Hotel.

Ballymaloe Hotel features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Ballymaloe House, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Cafe at Stephen Pearce Pottery, Kilkenny Shop and Cafe at the Shanagarry Design Centre, or Kilkenny Cafe and Shop, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Ballymaloe Hotel.

If you’re looking for something to do, Ballymaloe Grainstore (0.0 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Ballymaloe House Hotel.

The staff at Ballymaloe House Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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M C wrote a review 21 Sep
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for one night earlier this month and was very disappointed. The house and grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed swimming in the pool. We had coffee and cake in the coffee shop on our arrival which was excellent. Dinner however was so disappointing. We had phoned ahead to ensure alcohol free wine was available for one of our party, on arrival there was none. On taking our seats for dinner and giving our orders, we waited 40 minutes and still no food arrived. We decided to help ourselves to the buffet selection and our waitress admonished my daughter and her husband because we were not at the table when she arrived with the soup. My daughter is vegetarian and the only veggie dish on the menu was cauliflower korma. We didn't drive all the way from Dublin to eat curry!! When it arrived the curry was bland and tasteless and remained uneaten. The server removed the full plate of food with no comment. The dessert trolley had very little left and the selection of tirramasou, plain merangue, sweet bread stick and ice cream was also disappointing. Again our full dessert plates were removed with no comments from our server. We then ordered 4 cappuccinos and were told we could only have plain tea or coffee and there were no cappuccinos. All in all a very disappointing experience and very overpriced for a meal that was, at best, average.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Clare E wrote a review 19 Sep
27 contributions14 helpful votes
We have stayed at Ballymoloe before and we were delighted to be back. The covid regulations were followed but did not detract from the experience. The Myrtle Allen philosophy is very much alive, great Irish ingredients cooked well with no pretension but it is not dull, it’s stylish and what true country house hotels should be. So comforting and very difficult to leave. Delicious food, great service and comfortable beds.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Maura L wrote a review 18 Sep
Berkshire5 contributions
We had a wonderful stay. Every care was taken to ensure that we felt comfortable and welcomed. I am immunosupressed so needed to ensure that any room I used is well-ventilated. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and reserved tables by french doors for us each night. The room was huge and beautifully presented. The food was unpretentious and delicious. Proper Irish home cooking. Boiled chicken with tarragon is succulent and tasty. There was a wedding on our second night which was a bit lively but was well managed by the staff and didn't cause any problems with our stay. Will go back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
irishveganfoodie wrote a review 8 Sep
New York City, New York21 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve been dying to go to Ballymaloe for years and finally we did and it did not disappoint! The rooms where immaculate the food was Delicious as was the service .We stayed 3 nights,had the best time the open fire and music was amazing and as for the cocktails they were made to perfection by the super talented bar tender.We will be back very soon . Also the grounds where stunning and we got to meet Darina herself on the Sunday , she let us have a photo with her .If you love everything Darina Allen and what she stands for and are a fan you will have a absolute lovely time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy
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MelMKM wrote a review Aug 2021
Kilcock, Ireland31 contributions36 helpful votes
An amazing dinner experience at Ballymaloe house. From the moment we walked in the staff were just wonderful, from the lady at reception to the maître d' and the amazing waiters, so friendly and attentive all of them. The food was outstanding. They also had delicious cocktails as well as an impressive selection of wines to choose from. This really was the highlight of our trip in East Cork. We were staying in another hotel near by and we’re sorry we didn’t book into here. We’re already looking at visiting again, with an overnight stay this time. I was in touch with Daphne prior to my visit who was so helpful about a birthday treat for my mother and sister, they provided a lovely dessert plate with their names on it, a very nice touch. That day we also visited the gardens, definitely worth getting a ticket to this. We spent half the day taking in the beautiful scenery and the grounds staff there were so lovely and knowledgable on the area. Just want to say thank you to all the staff there for such a lovely experience. One not to be missed if your in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Leave lots of time for dining, an experience you don’t want to rush. We organised a taxi in advance.
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US$284 - US$394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballymaloe House
Which popular attractions are close to Ballymaloe House?
Nearby attractions include Ballycotton Cliff Walk (5.8 km), Ballycotton Lighthouse (7.6 km), and Ballynamona Beach (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballymaloe House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ballymaloe House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballymaloe House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballymaloe House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ballymaloe House Restaurant, The Blackbird Bar & Field Kitchen, and Skinny's Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ballymaloe House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ballymaloe House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballymaloe House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Camden Fort Meagher (15.6 km), Titanic Memorial Garden (14.0 km), and Heartbreak Pier (15.1 km).
Is Ballymaloe House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.