We arrived on Tuesday 13 March 2012 to stay for three nights in the hotel. We had only just got married on saturday 10th and this was where we chose to have our mini-moon.
On arrival we were in awe of how the property looked, it just looked so perfect - and that set the tone of our stay.
We were warmly welcomed, and given a lovely room to stay in - one of the deluxe rooms - The Ledgers. We would've loved to have seen the suites but unfortunately they were both being redecorated, nevertheless with the Ledgers we weren't disappointed. The room was in the older part of the property, was beautifully furnished with views over part of the estate, the ensuite had his'n'her sinks, a stand-alone roll-top bath and a very generous sized shower.
On each evening we ate in the hotel, twice in the restaurant and once in the bar/bistro - the food was fabulous, and breakfast was equally as good with a super cooked selection - my favourite was the Eggs Benedictine Style! Even the locally sourced yogurts were beautiful. The attention to detail was brilliant, and service super - when we ordered coffee the first morning for breakfast - the lady knew exactly how we wanted it the following two mornings. I just can not rate this hotel high enough!
We visited the leisure facilities complete with sauna and steam room, each time they appeared quiet which was exactly how we wanted it, we also visited the spa and enjoyed some treatments.
Overall, staff were extremely helpful and very knowledgable of the local area and were able to suggest places to go and things to do.
It was very sad having to pack our bags to leave, I was really annoyed at the time because in sorting out our bags I chipped one of my nails which I had only got done at the spa the day before. When we checked out I asked could I possibly go down and reapply some polish - this was no problem and the receiptionist phoned down and arranged for one of the beauticians to see me - she didn't just paint over my nail to take the bad look of it - but actually redid it completely. They didn't have to do that - we were after all checking out to leave.
This is a super place to stay - we will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for such an enjoyable stay and looking after us so well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mount Falcon Estate lies by the banks of The River Moy ( the most prolific wild Atlantic Salmon river in Ireland ) between Foxford and Ballina ( The Salmon Capital of Ireland ). The Estate consists of a 4 star deluxe 32 bedroom hotel, Luxury lodges, fishing for wild Atlantic Salmon on its own stretch of the river Moy, a 3 acre rainbow trout stocked lake, a School of Falconry, 100 acres of mature woodland, a 3 km walking / jogging / biking trail, an Elemis Spa and Clay pigeon shooting. The house was built in 1876 and was a wedding present from one young groom to his new wife. The Estate was originally owned by The Knox family whose ancestors are buried in the circular graveyard next to a Megalithic tomb located on the Estate. Opened in 2006 Mount Falcon was the youngest ever hotel to win The AA Hotel of the year. In 2015 the Hotel was named the best Manor House Hotel in Ireland. The Hotels 'Kitchen Restaurant' holds 2 AA Rosettes and has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught and The Best Head Chef in Connaught, the most recent award received was in 2015 for Best Chef in Connaught(by the Good Eating Guide). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Falcon Estate Hotel Ballina
- Mount Falcon Country Hotel
- Mount Falcon Country Ballina