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Ballyfin Demesne

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ballyfin is the most magnificent house where you can lose yourself in 18th- and early 19th-century opulence. The driveway sweeps up to the house, which sits perfectly comfortably in the landscape beside the stunning man-made lake. Members of staff are waiting for you at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I were lucky enough to stay in Ballyfin for three nights which began with a family wedding. The first thing that strikes you as you drive up to the grounds of Ballyfin, is just how magnificent the environs are. I could not...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived back in beautiful Ballyfin for the New Years celebrations. It was a fantastic two nights. Wine & cheese tasting in the cellar was a wonderful way to introduce guests to one another as the dinner that evening in the grand ballroom is at...More

1  Thank Avalex
Reviewed 9 January 2018

In review after review, the common words are wow, excellent, outstanding, extraordinary, once in a lifetime, etc. This property is such a rare gem. From the moment you drive through the gates onto the property, you know that you are in for something special. Everything...More

1  Thank seyyes
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A number of years ago I had the pleasure in staying in what was described as one of the best hotels in the world in Thailand. I stayed for a number of days, and it was perfect, but for some reason, that I couldn't put...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice
2018 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
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$777 - US$1,226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$777 - US$1,226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Alaskahoney
5 January 2018|
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Response from j0hnhill1 | Reviewed this property |
Suppose it depends when you are going. The further ahead the better. It is amazing and worth the effort. We would skip Dublin on our next trip to spend more time there.
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Richard G
1 February 2017|
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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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"Rooms overlooking the lake get morning sun, but stout wooden shutters can be closed if you wish to sleep."
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"Suites facing the front are the most luxurious"
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"all the room have great views"
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"The "Little Library room" if you are a book lover. You might never leave!"
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