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Ballyfin Demesne

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the impatient traveler, here’s the executive summary: Get thee to Ballyin soonest, It’s worth every dime and more so cash in your insurance policy, tap the kids’ college fund, or sell your second car, but do what you have to do to buy three nights—at least three—at Ballyfin Demesne in the heart of County Laois. You won’t regret it...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at Ballyfin. To say that this is a top rate hotel is an understatement. This is perfection. Upon arrival we were greeted by three staff members waiting for us on the front steps. Check in was seamless and our room...wow! We stayed in the Westmeath room and it was...

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1Thank Danddgar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conde Nast voted this the #1 hotel in the world in 2016. That's not why my husband and I went here. We were in Dublin, had a couple night stay on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train down around the southern coast, and before leaving Ireland wanted to see true Irish countryside and taste a slower pace. Our affinity for Relais...

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4Thank Talski37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hesitate to review Ballyfin because we'd like to keep it a secret- all to ourselves;however, the quality experience we just had needs to be recognized From the moment we came up the driveway and were met by the manager and 2 butlers - we knew we were in for something special A total renovation completed in 2011 and continuously...

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2Thank LexaNavi
Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and another couple stayed here for a night as a very special treat to ourselves. We arrived at 2pm on a Saturday and we were greeted by numerous staff on the doorstep. We were welcomed by the most fabulous open fire in a vast hallway. And from here, it just got better and better. We were made feel...

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1Thank LouiseDug
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic 26 hours in Ballyfin made extra special by the lovely staff. Everyone was so lovely and friendly, from the lovely warm welcome on arrival, to the attentiveness of everyone during our stay. Great to see locals and even past pupils working in the hotel and we could feel their love for the house throughout our stay. The...

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1Thank simongb
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just completed the most wonderful 24 hour visit to Ballyfin Demesne. We had selected the full board package and it was a truly special experience from the moment we arrived. We received a great though not overpowering welcome and were given time to relax in the magnificent reception rooms before being escorted to our gorgeous room (The Lady...

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1Thank 783foodlover2222
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit and one we have longed for since our first visit because, without a shred of doubt, this is the best hotel I have stayed in, it is probably the best in the world, and it has the very best staff. We were in the new wing of rooms but the rooms, their fittings and the decor are...

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1Thank Kirkcaldylad
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do i start? Yes this hotel is probably one of the most expensive hotels in Ireland. But after spending 3 nights there it is worth every single penny. I travelled to Ballyfin on my own for a spoil me treat after a particularly difficult year. I was a little nervous going to stay in the "World's Best Hotel", i...

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6Thank unaontour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the 8 course tasting menu in Ballyfin and I just cannot say enough about it, couldn't fault a single thing about the whole evening. It was such a treat. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was just pure indulgence. The staff are lovely, the building is stunning inside and out. The atmosphere...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty. At Ballyfin formality is blended with ease and enjoyment. The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in May 2011 as a small 5 star country house hotel like no other. It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Enjoy the splendid interiors decorated with Irish Art and antiques from around the world. With only twenty rooms for the 614 acre estate, it is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Conceived on a generous scale for receiving guests, Ballyfin combines magnificence and intimacy in its State rooms. From the grandeur of the Saloon at the heart of the house, the eighty-foot library, the sun filled Conservatory which is reached through a secret door hidden in a bookshelf in the library. At Ballyfin, stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake and ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes. Whether you feel like swimming some laps, enjoying some water exercises or simply relaxing, our indoor pool, overlooking the courtyard garden, will be a beautiful space for invigoration and wellbeing. Come and enjoy life!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyfin Demesne

Address: Ballyfin, Ballyfin Co Laois, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Ballyfin
Price Range: ₹ 41,472 - ₹ 80,677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballyfin Demesne 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Main building, lake view are the stars, the rest are merely perfect!”
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“Each of the 20 rooms is unique. Ours had a lovely view of the cascade.”
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