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Ballyfin is a luxury country house hotel in the heart of Ireland. 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. 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 5 star country house hotel like no other.

It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. With only fifteen rooms for the 600 acre estate, this luxury hotel is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations.
Hotel Address:
  • Ballyfin
  • Ballyfin
  • County Laois
  • Ireland
Location Summary
Ballyfin is located in an area know as the midlands or center of Ireland, in the area of the Slieve Bloom mountains. Dublin Airport & City - 1 hr, 30 minutes. Shannon Airport - 3 hours. Nearby to Burr Castle, 20 minutes Golfing within 20 minutes, The Heritage and 45 minutes to the K Club. Kilkenny, local artist community, 25 minutes away.

Directions to Hotel
M7 to R423 to Ballyfin (approx 1 hour, 15 minutes).
Note Bene
Forbes Life Top Hotels, Nov 2011. Steeped in Irish history, the site of Ballyfin has been settled from ancient times and was ancestral home in succession to the O’Mores, the Crosbys, the Poles, the Wellesley-Poles – the family of the Duke of Wellington – and later the Cootes. Ballyfin is all-inclusive, open to children 14 years and older.
Banquets & Meetings
Perfect for weddings, social functions.
Meeting Space
Small meeting space or large function room.
Fine Dining on Site
The hotel features fine dining.
Biking, Mountain
In the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Row Boats on our lake.
Fishing - Ocean
3 hours to the ocean.
Golf Driving Range
20 minutes away.
20 minutes away.
Horseback Riding
On site.
Ice Skating
Yes, in winter.
Jogging & Running
Foot path.
10 minutes away.
Theatre & Museums
1 hour to Dublin.
Recommended Rooms
Ballyfin is a restored Irish Georgian style home, originally built in the 1820's so the rooms are reflective of the time they were built. Classic antique designs, works of art adorn the property. The rooms have been updated to today's standards of comfort.

Guest Review Highlights

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Meeting Space
  • - Disabled Access
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fine Dining Nearby
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Pool, Indoor
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking, Mountain
  • - Biking, Touring
  • - Boating
  • - Fishing - Fly
  • - Fishing - Ocean
  • - Golf Driving Range
  • - Golfing
  • - Hiking
  • - Horseback Riding
  • - Hunting
  • - Ice Skating
  • - Jogging & Running
  • - Sailing
  • - Shopping
  • - Theatre & Museums
  • - Windsurfing

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