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All reviews the river stunning house wonderful home incredible hospitality peace and quiet full irish breakfast georgian period tea and biscuits country home jane austen novel irish charm four poster bed guest rooms a wonderful stay two nights highlight of our trip thoroughly enjoyed our stay
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I cannot tell you how much I love this place - this is not for those who want high speed internet or TVs in their rooms - but for those that will truly appreciate the incredible hospitality offered by the lovely Breda and her employees - and who will also appreciate this magnificent house with amazing views - especially the one from the dining room over the River Nore........and those that appreciate one of the best Irish Breakfasts I have had.........oh and the peace and quiet.......a real gem.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank loobyradar
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great stay in Ballyduff House. Brid was most welcoming and a great host. Beautiful views & comfy rooms.
Breakfast was fantastic plenty for everyone. Location great, near Kilkenny and Mount Juliet Hotel. Would thouroughly recommend to anyone.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Trina B
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Ballyduff House is very special! The road leading up to the house and the house, itself is amazing. The owner, Brede is a fountain of local history, and an expert on where to go. Truly, Brede made our stay unique! Our room, really more a suite, was gigantic with a couch and sitting chairs, windows that open to the river and views into the back. The hot and plentiful breakfast was served to each of us - endless coffee or tea, flaky croissants, fresh eggs, meats, and yogurt. We had a wonderful time and recommend it without a hesitation. In fact, if you're in the vicinity, go peek at this one. It is worth the trip!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank maegreenwald
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Ballyduff House for comfortable one night stay close to Mount Juliet estate and enjoyed owner Breed’s hospitality: great personal service and the full Irish breakfast was a triumph! Well maintained period house in good condition so don’t expect modern wet rooms etc!

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
2  Thank 605sandrad
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Sadly we never got to stay at Ballyduff house - despite careful choosing, early booking & ample communication in advance of our visit.
We booked in March, knowing that anywhere worth staying would book up early for the summer season, & were really looking forward to our stay.
However, on the morning of our stay we just happened to check our emails before setting out on a 6 hour drive to Ballyduff, to find a short curt message saying that we were being cancelled & were not welcome to stay, & that they had changed their dog policy due to a “bad apple” who’d stayed the previous day.
We were SO SHOCKED! They did not have the courtesy to call us & explain (or even make up a story why we couldn’t stay!), & wouldn’t honour the contract we had with them.
When we called Ballyduff to discuss this with them (surely there had been a misunderstanding?!), the sender of the email wouldn’t take our call & the person on duty had no knowledge of us being cancelled & there being an instant policy change at the BnB, which meant that existing bookings would not be honoured. We asked for the owner to call us back & discuss this, with an explanation - we are still waiting...
This is absolutely appalling business, & so unprofessional. (The email mentioned that allowing us & our easy/good dog to stay would be “bad for business”! Well, I suggest that this kind of treatment of guests, & the word of mouth it will generate will be worse...)
We had previously read all the lovely reviews of of Ballyduff, so were looking forward to it, but after this we looked at some of the not-so-positive ones & (whilst dogs are not mentioned) it seems that many people have had similar awful customer service experiences (& the manager’s comments/responses are very telling & unprofessional). I have been in the customer service industry all my life & this is NOT how it’s done...!
There are many wonderful places to stay in Ireland - try Marlfield house or Kilmokea; in the south east for an absolute contrast to the Ballyduff attitude. Or Rosleague manor or the Ardagh hotel in Connemara. I travel with my dog all the time - she is easy & always welcomed. I hade never come across such an attitude - let alone being left in the lurch, with hours of driving ahead of us, nowhere to stay (in high season), & such a feckless attitude from our would-be host.
I’d give it no stars if poss.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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