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Reviewed 2 September 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our first year anniversary and although the accomadation is nice we would not class it as luxury as promoted by the owners. The driveway is very nice and the house and gardens look beautiful but when we arrived the door was locked and we had to phone a porter who greeted us with...

4Thank Kathy S
Princeton, NJ
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Staying at Ballylickey House is like visiting the rich relatives you never had. Our two-room suite overlooking the meticulously maintained gardens and Bantry Bay beyond was all that we had hoped for: spacious, comfortable, quiet. Our four-night stay was a high point of our visit to southwest Ireland. Paco, the genial owner, pitched in to fix a minor plumbing inconvenience;...

1Thank wws68
proust in cork
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here over two weekends during West Cork Chamber Music Festival and loved it. Stylishly refurbished rooms in a wonderfully simple contemporary country house style. No ruffles and frills. Lots of books-- always a good sign. Good fabrics with beautifull curtains esp in the suite. Impeccable housekeeping. The two different rooms we stayed in were huge. Charming hosts. Easy non...

2Thank buddenbrooks
Reviewed 2 December 2012

I had the pleasurable experience of staying in this fine house in July. Inspiring views, friendly folk and a real sense of home. Nothing was too much trouble. The bed was just so comfortable. It was a really restful and enjoyable stay. I am definitely going back. The views from my window were incredible!

Thank TheKeating
Les Portes, Poitou-Charentes, France
Reviewed 10 June 2012

My husband came at Ballylickey Manor House with his parents 41 years ago ! He wanted to take me there on a romantic journey back to this place, he cherished since then. It was amazing and so glamourous to be back on his parent's steps. We loved it, and our room with a beautiful view was absolutly gorgeous. I'd love...

2Thank Laurence L
gl2888, Owner at Ballylickey House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ballylickey and that you were able to retrace the past! It is great to hear that you loved your room as we have just renuvated more rooms in a similar style. Let us know if your ever near Ballylickey again and we would love to welcome you or your son...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2011

I arrived to be greeted the owners son who immediately made us feel at home. Ballylickey House is a beautiful country house and was perfect for what my husband and I were looking for: a little weekend get away to Ireland. The gardens are stunning and we enjoyed walks around them especially the rose garden! Our room was warm and...

1Thank Kaitlin T
Reviewed 9 September 2011

We loved this location the gardens and accommodation are beautiful. We had a suite in the house which had a large living room with tea making facilities and lots of books and old magazines to read if you get stuck in doors because of the weather, and then a huge bedroom and bathroom with separate bath and shower. The house...

1Thank LetitiaS_71
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Ballylickey is the well kept secret of West Cork. My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for two nights last week. We were looking to stay somewhere different away from numerous commercial and look-alike hotels. The view over Bantry bay and the mountains beyond are breathtaking, and the gardens are simply wonderful. We opted for a room in the...

1Thank Maudswitzerland
Reviewed 19 August 2011

This guesthouse is full of charm. The gardens are magnificent. The staff are really helpful and friendly. The owners met us on arrival and couldn't do enough for us. We had small children with us and they helped us to make things very comfortable for them. The pool was heated and available for us to use- we had a fantastic...

cahir co tipperary
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Read with amusement the preceeding review of Ballylickey as i think my stay overlapped with the reviewers, quite simply Ballylickey house is what it is meaning that its a charming beautifully located period house with unrivalled views lovely gardens and pleasant helpful staff and yes the plumbing might be underwhelming but if you hang around for the hot water it...

3Thank bz12

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballylickey House has been the home of the Franco-Irish Graves family for four generations, lying hidden among the rugged inlets of the majestic Bantry Bay. This secluded Manor House has the air of a beautiful family home, cherished and nurtured over the centuries. With unique gardens and cosy cottages, the grounds offer a relaxing and peaceful ambiance, perfect for a weekend getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballylickey House

Address: Ballylickey, Bantry, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry > Ballylickey
Price Range: $69 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Ballylickey Manor Hotel
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“Two upstairs rooms in the main house have spectacular garden and bay views.”
wws68, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Get a room in the house!!”
KaitlinT, 20 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Gorgeous and Comfy”
LetitiaS_71, 9 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Insist on staying in the main house.”
kev1438, 15 Aug 2011 | Read review
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