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    Ballyfin Demesne

    Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
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    27/8/2017 28/8/2017
    US$1,346
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    Overview
    • Excellent97%
    • Very good1%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “downton abbey” (22 reviews)
    “golf cart” (13 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1,101 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Portlaoise
     
    The Heritage Killenard
    1,830 reviews
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    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
    688 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Portlaoise
     
    The Killeshin Hotel
    683 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Portlaoise
     
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    27 Aug28 Aug
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    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    This was voted the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast. It's more than a hotel, it's like staying in someone's private home, with the most divine decor I have ever seen and staff that unobtrusively appear for your every need. Anyone who stays...More

    Thank shirleys556
    Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear shirley556, Many thanks for your review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and felt like you were staying in a private home which was magical. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we very much look...More

    Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

    Everything from the greeting (Downtown Abbey style with five persons in the greeting party) to the amazing grounds tour were over the top. We are so glad we made it out to Bally Fin with the family where I could clay shoot with our son,...More

    Thank Wrf12
    Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Wrf12, Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. It was lovely to read how you and your family enjoyed the "Ballyfin Welcome", touring the grounds and that a selection of the activities were enjoyed by all the family. We very...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2017

    This is an exquisite home that treats you like an honoured guest. It's a Downton Abbey experience and with the most wonderful staff. Everything here is perfection and the attention to detail quite amazing. Comfort beyond! The house is breathtakingly beautiful and the grounds superb-...More

    Thank Amelia B
    Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Amelia B, Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Ballyfin. It was a pleasure to welcome you and delighted you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to enjoy lunch in the picnic house, always a lovely experience with the breathtaking...More

    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    This will be the standard by which I rate all future travel experiences. The Ballyfin was simply the most wonderful place I have stayed; not only for it's beauty, history and incredible accommodations, but, the staff at the Ballyfin was top notch. As I described...More

    2  Thank Kristen S
    Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Kristen S, Many thanks for your review on your recent visit to Ballyfin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely mention of the team who do take great pride in this beautiful house and demesne. Lovely to read...More

    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    My fifth visit yet Ballyfin retains its special magic.We always stay 3 days to relax and explore..The house dates from the 1820s and has been restore with great skill and taste. The works of art particularly the Irish paintings are superb Friendly and helpful staff....More

    2  Thank oscar17041
    Response from Ballyfin, Deputy General Manager at Ballyfin DemesneResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear oscar17041, Many thanks for your review on your fifth visit to Ballyfin. Delighted to read that Ballyfin retains its special magic for you after so many visits. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome you and we very much look forward to...More

    Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel)
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    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
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    The Killeshin Hotel
    683 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Portlaoise
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$686 - US$1,344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Ireland >
    • Province of Leinster >
    • County Laois >
    • Ballyfin
    • Also Known As
    • Ballyfin Demesne Hotel County Laois
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    Traveller (243)
    Room & Suite (35)
    Dining (29)
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    Hotel & Grounds (206)
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    Richard G
    1 February 2017|
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    Response from NickellFamilyTravel | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, the concierge can hook you up. i would email in advance, and get things arranged. There is a lot to do on the property. Have fun
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    glsebs
    26 December 2015|
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    Response from Sharon992 |
    Hi, I haven't done it myself but I am from the vicinity. The train from Dublin takes approx 1 hour. You can book your train seats in advance via Iarnoid Eireann. The taxi drive from Portlaoise station takes a maximum of... More
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