We have just spent the weekend at The Ice House in Ballina and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My wife had wanted to go to the hotel for a while as she had heard good reports, and we were not disappointed. We stayed under a living social deal which was very reasonable, however given we had to pay a €50 supplement to stay on the Saturday night, I don't believe I would like to have paid much more.
The hotel is small but intimate and beautifully decorated. We stayed in the Sapphire room which had a fantastic view over the river, and was clean and tidy and well finished. If I was very critical I could argue that the room needed a coat of paint, but that would be very harsh.
We ate in the hotel for both lunch and dinner on the Saturday. We ate from the bar menu at lunch and the food was good and well priced. At dinner we ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent.
On the Sunday evening we walked down the street to Crocketts on the Quay and had dinner. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. The bar was busy with a great atmosphere so would definitely recommend it if you wanted to eat away from the hotel during a stay.
Overall we would definitely return to the hotel if we were looking for a relaxing break. The staff made our stay very comfortable and couldn't have done enough for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay in this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary chic meets old world elegance throughout the Ice House. Funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design combine to make you feel like you're in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled riverside views from all our rooms and you'll immediately know you're not. The distinct, interior fusion of traditional and new styles are woven in to an eclectic mix. Together they form the perfect accent to the amazing views that stretch across the River Moy to the woodlands beyond. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and a hotel spa guaranteed to sooth... ...Discover the best of both worlds at The Ice House and make it your escape to the extraordinary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ice Hotel Ballina
- The Ice Hotel