Beautiful Ballymaloe. Wonderful staff, beautiful rooms, spectacular grounds, great food, absolutely delightful. The staff welcomed us with tea and scones, while they prepared our room (we arrived late morning). Yummy. Then we went next door to the cafe, double yum! Then we toured the lovely grounds (there is a Palm tree in Ireland). Pears growing on the walls. Then we took a short drive to the cooking school, and the smells of the food being prepared made us drool with pleasure. For dinner and then breakfast the next day, Fawn Allen (the daughter) came to the dining room and chatted with everyone which was a pleasure. Every item on the menu is fresh and you can taste the difference. Excellent cocktails, great wines, and wonderfully brilliant cuisine. Try the Hake with Mussels, excellent. For breakfast my wife had eggs which she said were simply the best she has ever eaten. We had a garden room (Lilly Of The Valley) which opens to the grounds. Simply lovely. Great beds, wonderful bathroom. Truly excellent. With the garden rooms, the parking is just outside the hallway door, which makes moving luggage a snap. The desk was also nice enough to make a dinner reservation back in Dublin for our last night and confirmed with a text. Super! Next trip back to Ireland and we will stay again. Ballymaloe is wonderful, from start to finish!
- Also Known As:
- Ballymaloe House Hotel Shanagarry
- Ballymaloe Hotel