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Rooms and Suites at Ballyfin Demesne

From 1,160 USD
Classic Room

Classic Room ( 258ft2 )

This delightful room on the mezzanine floor offers splendid views of the Pleasure Grounds and the Cascade. It is named after Sarah, the daughter of

From 1,290 USD
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room ( 205ft2 - 258ft2 )

The Deluxe Room called Mountrath is bright and spacious, located on the garden front. It offers beautiful views of the Conservatory's curving forms, the Pleasure

From 1,595 USD
State Room

State Room ( 269ft2 - 366ft2 )

The State Room, named after a charming miniature suit of armor, is located in the center of the east front. It sits behind the entrance

From 1,775 USD
Junior Suite

Junior Suite ( 344ft2 - 366ft2 )

The Junior Suite offers a beautiful view of the lake. It was originally Lady Caroline Coote's private bedchamber and has been restored to its original

From 2,896 USD
Gardeners Cottage

Gardeners Cottage ( 1238ft2 )

Tucked away in the corner of the walled garden, the Gardeners Cottage is a cozy two-story house situated just a short distance from the main

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Morrison Single Room

Morrison Single Room ( 183ft2 )

The Morrison Single Room offers pleasant views of the Pleasure Grounds. Named after the architects of Ballyfin, a father and son team, this room provides

Ballyfin Demesne

Ballyfin Demesne is in Ireland's lush County Laois. This 5-star hotel offers a genuinely enchanting escape for travelers. It is surrounded by 614 acres of parkland, gardens, and serene lakes. Ballyfin Demesne also combines grandeur and tranquility. This provides an idyllic retreat for those seeking elegance and natural beauty. This review will explore the amenities and services the hotel offers. Join us in discovering the charm and enchantment of this remarkable Irish gem. Whether you want a romantic getaway, a fairytale wedding, or a rejuvenating escape, we have it all.

Overview

Ranked the number one hotel in the world by Nast Traveler in 2016, Ballyfin lies at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is also rich in history, romance, peace, and beauty. Ballyfin has long been admired as a lavish Regency mansion in Ireland. In May 2011, after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened its doors as a 5-star country house hotel. Enjoy the best Irish hospitality and the most breathtaking surroundings. The 5-star estate has only 15 rooms. However, it offers privacy and discretion like no other destination. This hotel is also ideal for celebrating a special occasion.

Irish country houses are places of entertainment. Ballyfin's recent restoration brings it as close as possible to how it operated when it first opened. A hotel is a grand place for guests, and its staterooms combine grandeur with intimacy. The interiors are some of Ireland's most beautiful. Besides, the State Rooms provide a pleasant backdrop to any visit to the House.

There are also plenty of places to have a quiet conversation in the Library. The Drawing Room is also elegant. It has French décor and a ceiling in rich colors. The Saloon has a grand feel, while the Sun-filled Conservatory can be reached via a secret bookcase hidden within the Library. The hotel blends formality with comfort and pleasure. Its interiors are decorated with Irish art and antiques from around the globe. Guests can enjoy the splendor of the rooms in the same refined style as the visitors in the 1820s.

Location

Imagine the beauty of a 600-acre estate with woods, mountains, and water in Ireland's heart. The neoclassical Ballyfin is at the center of this beautiful property. However, the estate has no public access. It is also secluded. Ballyfin, however, is not in a remote area. The nearest railway station is five miles away, at Portlaoise. Dublin and its airport are also 100 km from Ballyfin. Transport services are available.

The Estate

The beauty of the natural world and artificial creations are legendary. The estate is exclusively open to the residents of Ballyfin. The place also provides peace, relaxation, and outdoor fun. This includes clay pigeon shooting. Moreover, Ballyfin's stone walls enclose 600 acres of parkland. There is also a lake. The garden features ancient woods, delightful buildings, follies, and grottoes. Capability Brown laid out this landscape in the middle of the 18th century. It is one of Ireland's finest examples of a natural gardening style. Garden enthusiasts and outdoor lovers can explore many highlights for several days.

The House comes with an array of amenities. These will make guests feel at home and experience Irish hospitality. In addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and snacks, there are various other dining options. The main house terrace is a great place to dine alfresco. Ballyfin's cocktail hour returns, and dinner is in the State Dining Room. You can also choose to have a more straightforward meal in the Library or bar. Or, you could enjoy a romantic, candle-lit Conservatory. Private dining is also available in the Porcelain Room. It features the famous Flora Danica china set.

Ballyfin's rooms are a combination of architectural beauty and historic resonances. Moreover, the ambiance complements the food. Diners are at separate tables unless the guest prefers to eat with others. Ballyfin Bar provides the ideal place to indulge in the warm hospitality that is Ireland's trademark.

Rooms

Each of the 20 guest rooms has beautiful decor. But they still reflect the character of the original home. All bathrooms have marble. They also have a walk-in shower, double basin, luxury toiletries, and more. Each suite is also individually designed. The furniture also matches the individual style of the home.

Dining

At breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the chef and his team create elegant dishes with exceptional ingredients. The six hundred and fourteen acres bring various wild foods all year round. Woodlands in spring have wood sorrel flowers and wild garlic leaves. The forest floor also becomes a riot of hedgehog cep mushrooms in the autumn.

Moreover, Ballyfin's Bees live in a secret location near the picnic shelter. They are Buckfast hybrids who were born and raised in Ireland. The bees produce wax, honeycomb, and honey from spring to autumn. Just a hop across the wall, you'll also find the farmers who provide the hotel with the finest ingredients.

The Cellar Bar

You will find the Cellar Bar tucked away beneath the former Servants' hall. It is a great place to relax and enjoy Ireland's hospitality. You can also admire the Ballyfin collection of Irish contemporary art. In the decor, the style changes from the first floor. You can also see the collection of Irish contemporary art Ballyfin has gathered. In addition, Michael Farrell (1940-2000) created a giant artwork of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles. Also, Brian Maguire's (b. 1951) expressive piece hangs above the bar. 1971). This collection also includes the very best Irish Whiskies.

Wellbeing & Treatments

The Treatment and Fitness rooms have cardiovascular machines and audiovisual equipment. Personal training is also available. In the treatment rooms, you can relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. You will feel refreshed after a treatment with the highly-trained therapists.

The indoor pool is 14m long and heated. It also has a view of the courtyard garden, perfect for relaxing and refreshing yourself. The Vitality Pool has both air-based and water-based features.

Takeaway

Nestled in the heart of Ireland's County Laois, this estate offers a tranquil escape. From the moment you arrive, you'll be transported back to a bygone era of grandeur and elegance. The hotel was built in the 1820s. It has restored Georgian architecture and landscapes that make for a lovely backdrop during your stay. Book now. Get ready to experience the charm and allure of this luxury hotel.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Ballyfin is a private Irish estate. It covers 600 acres and has a neoclassical mansion. The estate is located 5 miles from Portlaoise and 60 miles from Dublin.
  • You can have fun outdoors with archery, shooting, boating, and tennis.
  • Enjoy a splendid dinner with pre-dinner drinks and a choice of à la carte or multi-course menus. Exceptional cuisine in the elegant State Dining Room is waiting!
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