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Ballyfin House

Co. Laois, Ireland


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* country-house hotel like no other. It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Condé Nast Traveler named it Number One in its 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 50 Hotels in the World.


5 Star 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. Ballyfin is situated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, an hour and a half by road from Dublin.

Map co-ordinates: 53.248929|-9.207459


With only twenty rooms and suites on the 614-acre estate, this 5* 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. It is also compact enough to take over for a very special celebration. All rooms in the house are beautifully appointed and decorated in an Irish country-house style with a mix of Irish and English antiques. The marble bathrooms are equipped to the highest standard with walk-in shower, bath, double basin and luxurious toiletries. 

At Ballyfin formality is blended with ease and enjoyment. Guests are invited to enjoy these splendid interiors, decorated with Irish art and antiques from around the world, in the same spirit of refined elegance as visitors to the house did in the 1820s when Ballyfin was built.  


  • 20 individually designed bedrooms 
  • The Library is perfect for whiling away a few hours with plenty of quiet corners for conversation.
  • Ballyfin houses an outstanding collection of paintings which traces the development of Irish art from the mid-seventeenth century to today.
  • Many activities to keep you entertained durning your trip, fishing on the lake, croquet, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, archery and falconry.

At A Glimpse

Ballyfin offers a perfect opportunity for rest, tranquility and outdoor activities. Ballyfin was recentlly voted the best hotel in the world at the Condé Nast Best Hotels of the World awards

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