Rooms & Suites: 15
Ballyfin is a five-star luxury country house hotel set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the heart of Ireland, just 30 minutes from Dublin airport.
Long admired as one of the most lavish Regency mansions in the country, the historic estate re-launched as a hotel in May 2011 following an extensive eight-year restoration. A member of Relais & Chateaux, Ballyfin features 15 individually designed rooms and lavish interior spaces decorated with Irish art and antiques, honoring the estate's past while translating it to contemporary expectations. Ballyfin's private grounds include 600 acres of parkland, a 28-acre lake, ancient woods, follies and grottoes. Guests enjoy gourmet dining and quintessential country activities such as fishing, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry and more, as well as access to the hotel's gym, indoor pool and two beauty treatment rooms. Perfect for couples, families and friends, Ballyfin provides an enchanting retreat from the modern age, immersing guests in old world luxury, romance and tranquility. Rates include daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, pre-dinner cocktail receptions, mini-bar beverages and on-property activities.
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Culture, Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway, Wedding
Dublin International Airport (DUB)
May through October