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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you eat in fine dining restaurants you have had food this good (and more innovative, if that is what you are looking for). If you stay in upmarket hotels you have had fancier fittings. In both, you have had more polished service: service at Ballymaloe is very low-key, discreet really, but they make a serious effort to be helpful....

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Co Clare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had for so long wanted to visit Ballymaloe, especially because of the family's reputation for cooking and the serving of fine food. My wife and I took advantage of an offer of "Pay for two nights with the third free." Our welcome was professional and friendly. All of the staff were most accommodating. Our room was very pleasant with...

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amherst ma
Reviewed 18 March 2017

From the moment you're warmly greeted at the desk, you know you are in a place that values your visit and will make it the best possible. The food is beyond fantastic- all locally sourced and top quality, prepared by a knowledgeable staff. Recipes are both traditional and innovative. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the best we've experienced anywhere. Bordering...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so lucky to have wonderful ingredients to use in our kitchen and we do try to mix the traditional recipes with the newer ones. I am delighted you enjoyed the birds and the gardens also. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Norfolk England
Reviewed 11 March 2017

There's nothing mediocre about Ballymaloe. It's all to do with quality with a friendly atmosphere. The food is so good it makes you wonder why one might ever accept anything less. A truly special place run by lovely smiling people. Look around the garden - there are red squirrels. The Cookery School garden is fabulous and a must for anyone...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. It is great that you saw our Red Squirrels. Sometimes they can be quite shy! We are delighted you also had a walk at the Cookery School Gardens, hopefully you saw the amazing Shell House. We hope to see you again soon.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The hotel is first and foremost a foodie destination. Lovely staff, friendly and helpful, we dream about coming back! We had a relaxing stay with a delicious 5 course meal plus, dessert trolley!!!!!! Also, a delicious breakfast with homemade bread, butter, preserves made from Seville oranges, porridge and of course the entire Irish full-on yumminess. It is a fabulous old...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed being with us here in Ballymaloe. We are very lucky to have such wonderful ingredients to cook with. Our Butter comes from the Jersey Cows at the Ballymaloe Cookery School and is so delicious on the homemade Breads! I will also pass on your compliments to the Cafe on their Lemon Cake! Thank you!

Reviewed 5 March 2017

For many years I have cooked using recipes from the Allen family who run Ballymaloe. I fulfilled an ambition by staying there and tasting the real thing. My expectations were high, but the actual experience was even better than I had hoped. The hors d'oeuvres alone deserve a review. (They are Friday night only, incidentally.) The oysters, the terrine, everything...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the super review of your stay with us. We are all delighted that you enjoyed Ballymaloe. The Friday night Buffet is a great favourite. We love to be able to show off the wonderful Fish, Vegetables & Cheese that we are so lucky to have. We very much look forward to your next visit to us.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I purchased the 2 nights dinner B&B option for my sister for her Birthday. Later I contacted the hotel to advise that I would be joining them with my husband and that we would be a group of 4 . When we arrived my sister and husband were checked into the cottages and we were checking into main house. At...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

So sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us, but thank you for pointing out our mistakes so that we can rectify these matters.

copenhagen
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have travelled extensively and stayed in some wonderful hotels, this is one of the very best. The service was outstanding, the staff friendly, well-informed and extraordinarily helpful. I cannot praise them enough. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The restaurant was excellent. Despite the cost we all thought it was good value. We adhered to wine waiter's (sommelier) advice...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Sommelier is thrilled that you enjoyed his recommendations on Wines and Whiskey. Our Macroom stone ground Oatmeal is a great way to start the day!

Talbot County, Maryland
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very nice, and most helpful staff. Food was outstanding. Bar was great with many varieties of gin. We loved the breakfasts, porridge was amazing. It is time for rooms to be updated, especially the baths. Common rooms could use a face lift also. Gift shop was very nice. We would definitely go back for food, not sure I would stay...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we take into account your comments about updating rooms. We are currently doing this as we are closed until Feb 3rd. As you can imagine with an old House this is an ongoing project!

Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A special birthday lunch for my husband, and we were not disappointed. This is a typical, old style country house hotel. Yes, maybe a little tired, but still beautiful. The staff made us feel special, from reception to waiting staff at lunch. The food was lovely - sweet trolley divine! A slice of Birthday Cake with a candle for my...

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fern071, Manager at Ballymaloe House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your husbands special day with us in Ballymaloe. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back another time.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Ballymaloe House Hotel

Address: Shanagarry P25 Y070, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Shanagarry
Price Range: $337 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballymaloe House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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“We liked hearing the birds in early morning at the back of the main house.”
tantrictraveler, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Blue Room quiet and comfortable.”
NG54, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We went for a courtyard room, rather than a room in the main hotel. It was wonderfully spacious.”
R2981KTpetert, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Yellow Room on the lower level offers good access to parking and a direct view over the garden”
Ross-Siobhan, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A very special place”
mw8055, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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