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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

As we drove through the impressive gates , we were met by beautiful views of the grounds followed by the lake , and then the house , standing there in all its grandeur . We were greeted at the entrance with a very warm welcome and taken into the house . Coats relinquished , we were taken on a well...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually visited Ballyfin in 2011, and forgot to write my review, but better late than never. As i drove into the property, I was just struck by its beauty and its exclusiveness, It was straight out of a movie, and when I walked into my room , it made me feel like a princess, it was beautiful and very...

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1Thank mariagorettiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we alighted from our taxi and were warmly greeted to the moment we left and water bottles were tucked into the taxi with us, our two days at Ballyfin last week were truly magical. Our room was beautiful, furnished with antiques and fresh flowers, the food was amazing and the daffodils of early Spring were everywhere. The...

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1Thank Patricia B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed one night at the Ballyfin museum, that's what this place truly feels like. A warm welcome & homely stay is the intimate experience I am taking with me from Ireland. Though a detached destination, the house is a perfect haven for couples crossing the midlands.

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Newbridge, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ballyfin - Tranquil ; Welcoming ; Luxurious. Visit an oasis of comfort, friendliness and beauty in County Laois. Beautifully and meticulously restored the interior of the house is almost beyond description. Sit in the Gold Room and listen to the magnificent chandelier "jingle'. It is almost like listening to birdsong. The staff - friendly and professional. Food - perfect -...

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2Thank Gerard B
Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Gerard B, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. We loved your description of the chandelier in the Gold Room, a very beautiful room to relax in and to listen to the bird song! We...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place is exactly as you would expect. Opulent and expensive but well worth the cost if you can afford it. Good was amazing, staff lovely, grounds superb. The restored house is a gem in the Midlands.

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear bmpecc, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Deputy General Manager

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing hotels that you can visit. The money spent restoring it to the original detail will never be recouped. The service is amazing with more staff than guests and the rooms are large, luxurious and authentic. The grounds are also restored to their original quality and are beautiful to walk or run around. The...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Aghinagh1966, Many thanks for your review on you recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and experienced all Ballyfin has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Deputy General Manager

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It is hard to do justice to the Ballyfin experience in a review. From the moment you pull up to the gate, to when you see the staff waiting as you pull up to the house, to when you tour the beautifully restored home, Ballyfin is just that - an experience. It is not just a "hotel" or a place...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Luvtravels33, Many thanks for your detailed review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you could unwind and rejuvenate during your stay and you had the opportunity to experience some of the activities on the Demesne including the pony & carriage tour, exploring in a golf cart and hiking. Delighted you enjoyed the meals overall and our...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The facilities are beautiful, comfortable and so interesting. Howver, the thing that really made this hotel one of our very favorites was the staff. The people that welcome and take care of you at Ballyfin treat you like a cherished houseguest at a weekend house party. They pampered me, adored my kids and made us want to come back again...

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear KKAK2014, Thank you for your review on your stay with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Ballyfin and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The team were so happy to get to know you all during your stay and thank you for your very kind mention of the team. We do try to ensure...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

What can I say, this is our second visit and we were equally impressed, it is just perfection. It is difficult to fault. The environment, the service and the food does not get better anywhere. It is very pricey but still amazing value.

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Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin Demesne, responded to this review

Dear Gerry5461, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Ballyfin. We are delighted that on your second visit you were equally impressed and enjoyed all Ballyfin has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. kind regards Martina Yearsley Deputy General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty. At Ballyfin formality is blended with ease and enjoyment. The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in May 2011 as a small 5 star country house hotel like no other. It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Enjoy the splendid interiors decorated with Irish Art and antiques from around the world. With only twenty rooms for the 614 acre estate, it is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Conceived on a generous scale for receiving guests, Ballyfin combines magnificence and intimacy in its State rooms. From the grandeur of the Saloon at the heart of the house, the eighty-foot library, the sun filled Conservatory which is reached through a secret door hidden in a bookshelf in the library. At Ballyfin, stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake and ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes. Whether you feel like swimming some laps, enjoying some water exercises or simply relaxing, our indoor pool, overlooking the courtyard garden, will be a beautiful space for invigoration and wellbeing. Come and enjoy life!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyfin Demesne

Address: Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Ballyfin
Price Range: €573 - €909 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballyfin Demesne 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Each of the 20 rooms is unique. Ours had a lovely view of the cascade.”
 of 5 bubbles H7899FEpatriciab, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“View from the windows in the main building is spectacular; conservatory is rather cool in early spring.”
 of 5 bubbles 744george, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room is great”
 of 5 bubbles Gerry5461, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every view is beautiful, but I suppose lake view would be best”
 of 5 bubbles penelope105, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not necessary they are all outstanding”
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