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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 July 2007

I am sorry, but this was not what we expected from a listed hotel.
Poor service, awful food and a general lack of attention to detail. We expected a laid back ambience, but this should not be mistaken for a "do not care" attitude. Sorry folks but the pub in the town served better food and were very pleasant and eager to please.

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Reviewed 9 June 2007

Wow, what a place. My family and I have stayed at the Ballyrafter for the last 5 years and plan to go back year after year. Why? Its quite simply the most relaxing hotel we've ever stayed in. The hosts, Joe and Noreen Willoughby excel at making you feel like you own the place! The food is excellent and probably would make michelin stars! The most friendly staff we've come across in our world travels. The rooms are all very comfortable and mix old with new as the old house contains very traditional large bedrooms with a small extension tothe rear housing several new more modern rooms. The town of Lismore is beautiful and remains a working town supporting local farming as well as the tourist trade. Plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops along with the towns remarkable history (including the amazing castle that the hotel over looks) make it ideal for a long weekend, or, if you are staying longer you have access to Waterford, Cork and so on. Each year we've been we've had sunshine and temperatures in the mid twenties or higher....but apparently this is not always the norm...never mind though the hotel bar is an excellent retreat!

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2  Thank JH1969
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Reviewed 22 July 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

Address: Ballyrafter, Lismore, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Lismore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Lismore
Price Range: £40 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballyrafter House is perched on an elevated site opposite Lismore Castle and has a commanding view across the Blackwater River.The Property once part of Lismore Estate has retained the Charm of The 1830's whence it was Built. With modern creature comforts added over the years since first registered as a Hotel in 1966,Homely log Fires 12' ceilings and spacious rooms making it a unspoiled and uncompromised Country House Hotel.Ten Bedrooms, Residents Lounge, bright bay-windowed dining room, Conservatory and Bar Lounge to will away the worldly worries of the Busy Life in Peoples reality.'The Ballyrafter, so easy to enjoy, so hard to forget' ... more   less 

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