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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a very special place - home from home, with all the charm you expect from Southern Ireland and the friendly people as well. Joe & Noreen are wonderful. The views are relaxing; the food cooked by Joe - delicious. My husband had stayed here many times for work over the past 15 years and wanted to share this...

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dublin
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed for a lovely quiet and relaxing stay one night stay in July . Lovely peaceful setting with good views of the castle and a very short walk into the lovely town of lismore. We eat in the hotel and had a great and tasty dinner and breakfast .

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County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 July 2015

353 58 54002. Key information this, the correct 'phone number so that you can call charming Joe Willoughby in person and book a room or dinner in this oasis of quiet and comfort. We didn't stay but visited for dinner only. Equally charming Noreen Willoughby organised the ordering of dinner by sitting us beside a fire, setting up drinks, and...

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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Great view from the front door of this lovely B&B of the Lismore Castle. Rooms were spacious and very clean.Nice Irish breakfast! We ate at Folly's for dinner in town . Very good! Lismore Castle outside gardens only but worth the visit . Opens @ 10:30 and last person in @ 4:30 . We ran in before it closed ....

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Josepi1, General Manager at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Great to get a review outlining our Spectacular View of The Lismore Castle and your kind words complimenting your recent stay with us @ The Ballyrafter House. As you mentioned on your departure 'we will return and allow more time to explore' It will be our pleasure to welcome you on your return, be next year or whenever. With Thanks....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Ballyrafter Country House Hotel in Lismore. Noreen and Joe were welcoming owner/hosts. The inn is so well located with a view of the Duke of Devonshire's castle and a short walk into town. We had an excellent dinner there and of course, a delicious country breakfast.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Myself and my husband, along with our two teenage children spent a week in this lovely establishment over the Easter holidays, while we were researching my family history in the area. On arrival, we were utterly blown away by not only the location, the hotel is an old Georgian building, with direct views to the most perfect ‘’Fairy Princess’ castle,...

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Josepi1, General Manager at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs S. What can I say to you having scripted such a glowing review ,only, Thank you so much. We hope to have another opportunity soon to welcome you back to The Ballyrafter ,as outlined in your review above it will become a regular or even a annual trip for you and your family. The pleasure was ours to...

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Spent four nights with Joe, Noreen etc in mid May 2015. We where a group of six mature motorcyclists. We couldn,t have found a better hotel, really nice rooms, great food. Even hade a couple of guided bike rides to find places off the usual tourist trails. Can,t praise them enough. Will be back!

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Josepi1, General Manager at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You Peter J. for your kindest remarks on your recent stay with us, We very much look forward to your return visit with you friends. The welcome mat will be out for you all, some or even more. The beer flowed The Bikes were great ,Bar the one with indigestion or something . The 'Craic' was for everyone to...

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Our four days at Ballyrafter can only be described as perfect....our welcome the accommodation the Irish breakfasts and superb evening meal, looked after by a team who went out of there way to make sure we were happy! Will be back again soon.

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Josepi1, Owner at Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you John for your review with so many compliments, for so many aspects of your stay with us at The Ballyrafter House. The Happiness was not all one sided we also enjoyed the 'craic' over Lunch and each evening after Dinner. A group of Spendid fellow motorcyclist you are. It was our pleasure to look after you, we will...

kildare
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This family run hotel could give lessons on Irish hospitality at its best. Joe and Noreen become friends the minute you meet them. Don't let the charming facade fool you, Joe is an exceptional chef. I had an incredible meal, starting with crab and then duck, both brilliant. Then I had baked egg with black pudding and chorizo for breakfast,...

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Ennis,Co.Clare,Ireland
Reviewed 3 January 2015

From the moment we arrived it was just amazing. We attended for a Family Wedding and would highly recommend it. The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was divine and we were made feel as if the hotel was our house for the day and night. Well done Ballyrafter!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballyrafter House is perched on an elevated site opposite Lismore Castle and has a commanding view across the Blackwater River.The Property once part of Lismore Estate has retained the Charm of The 1830's whence it was Built. With modern creature comforts added over the years since first registered as a Hotel in 1966,Homely log Fires 12' ceilings and spacious rooms making it a unspoiled and uncompromised Country House Hotel.Ten Bedrooms, Residents Lounge, bright bay-windowed dining room, Conservatory and Bar Lounge to will away the worldly worries of the Busy Life in Peoples reality.'The Ballyrafter, so easy to enjoy, so hard to forget' ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

Address: Ballyrafter, Lismore, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Lismore
Price Range: $64 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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