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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

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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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1Thank mmeere69
Province of Munster, Ireland
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We stayed recently with Joe and Noreen at Ballyrafter House. It was our first time there but we will certainly be back. The lovely laid back welcome and ambiance really gave us space as an extended family to relax and enjoy being with each other. It's like a home from home, but with great food! There is a lovely stroll...

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2Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Noreen and Joe are delightful hosts on this lovely stretch of the Blackwater River. A warm and comfortable country hotel with great food and plenty to see within a forty minute drive. We loved this part of Ireland and hope to return one day,perhaps to try our hand with a fishing rod!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Wonderful hotel, relaxing and fantastic food. Had a super break for a few nights after Camphire Horse Trials - and there was a stable next door for our daughters horse to stay in too! Only in Ireland! Highly recommend.

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

Wonderful to learn of your enjoyable stay with us last month. You were I am sure ready for a little pampering after such a busy time Eventing . We do hope you will have another opportunity to attend The Fabulous Three day event held by The River Blackwater at Camphire House what a setting. Your Horse, I hope enjoyed B&B...

Roundwood, Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Charming house with great character. Freindly welcome - we were made to feel very much at home. Rooms were clean and spacious. Food was fantastic - fresh,honest and beautifully cooked. OUr kids (ages 4,7 and 9) were very happy here and we nevere felt they were getting in the way (at least this sentiment was never obvious thought I'm sure...

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

Your Kindness expressed in your review is much appreciated and as you stated 'Definitely looking forward to a return visit ' to which we look forward to very much. 'If all our Guest's Children were as well behaved as yours it would be a perfect world'. Kindest wishes, The family @ The Ballyrafter House.

Ireland
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We visit Lismore annually and if occupancy allows we love to stay at Ballyrafter. This is a lovely country house hotel with comfortable rooms, great breakfast and amazing views of the castle and rabbits playing on the well tended lawns. The welcome is warm and hospitable. I had a great night's sleep and while floorboards creak and plumbing complains..the shower...

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

'A Customer is only a customer when you sell twice' when someone such as yourselves return year after year it says something of your enjoyment and pleasure during your visit to Ballyrafter. Glad to realise your sleep was not disrupted by the almost 200 year old floor boards squeaks. We look forward to you all repeating your annual Visit to...

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We had a quick one night stay for two with a lovely meal and drinks in the bar. Staff were brilliant, and Joe proved a real sport in taking out the cabinet Waterford crystal and posting on my forgotten earrings. Will definitely return with the kids! Highly recommend.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We recently stayed here & it proved an excellent base to explore both the mountains & coastline of beautiful southern Ireland. Plus right on your doorstep is Lismore Castle which can be seen whilst relaxing in the gardens. Couldn't fault the food at all (inc amazing starters & desserts) & the staff were perfect with plenty of Irish charm. Can't...

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1Thank Asma H
Dublin ,
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed in this beautiful Country House Hotel recently and enjoyed a very special dinner. Room was very well appointed & great breakfast. Unfortunately we had booked last minute & could not secure a second night as the Hotel & every other place around was booked out for a local wedding. Very relaxing atmosphere with very professional & friendly staff....

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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 

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Address: Ballyrafter, Lismore, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Lismore
Price Range: $65 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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