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Ballyrafter Country House Hotel

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Dungarvan, Ireland
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We returned to Ballyrafter after a gap of FAR TOO LONG!! The welcome, hospitality, and simply put, care, we received from the minute we arrived ensured a five-star stay in this stunning country house hotel in lovely Lismore. Roaring fires in the beautiful sitting room, and the dining room, and hot water bottles placed in the bed has us very...

Thank Mentalis
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We live 20 minutes from here and have never visited. Friends who are from far away asked us to join them for an overnight stay. The food and accommodation could have been poor.(neither was). The welcome and engagement by the owners and staff, the location and the ambiance would have made up for any shortfall. It was a relaxing, fulfilling...

Thank Hugh F
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were in this charming hotel just before the end of season and were very warmly welcomed by the owners joe and noreen. Wonderful room, great laughs in front of the fireplace and of course excellent diners and wine. We will come back soon. Regula and Jacqueline

Thank stutz2016
New Jersey
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was my third trip back to old friends Joe and Noreen, welcoming and bright lifted our spirits after a difficult trip from JFK. What ever Ballyrafter has should be sold as an elixir for a good life. The rooms are bright and airy, breakfast and dinner was very good.

3Thank Ger99
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Just come back from my 2nd stay at the ballyrafter hotel,2nd stay just like the first,the owners joe and noreen make you feel so welcome ,nothing seems to be a problem , be it asking about the local area and how to get to places,or to just getting a drink and sitting outside and having a chat,the ballyrafter is 10...

Thank Damon P
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have stayed in Ballyrafter House on two occasions and have greatly enjoyed each experience. We needed to change rooms on our first visit (due to snoring and associated problems) and Joe and Noreen were most helpful and understanding, fixing us up perfectly. Breakfast is a real treat, and sitting outside during the afternoons with a drink and a book...

Thank Tim-m62902
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Super old Style country hotel,in wonderful natural surroundings,Lismore Castle close by.Food and service excellent, freindly Owners and Staff Who have a Interest in there guests well-being.Well worth a visit long-term booking essential due to limited number of rooms,which also adds to the charm.

Thank Slinyelrom
Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great genuine warm welcome from Joe and his Staff. Beautiful Old Country House with plenty of atmosphere.Excellent Evening Meal and Breakfast.Good warm atmosphere in the Bar with lovely friendly Bar Staff.With the Mountains behind and Lismore down the road, what more could you ask for.

Thank blounters
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are just back after another excellent short stay at Ballyrafter House Hotel. We received a lovely warm welcome, comfortable rooms, great breakfast and hospitality. What more could you ask for. Thanks Joe, Noreen and staff, keep the beds warm we will be back!!

1Thank Mayonews
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, stunning setting. Warm and comfortable rooms. Lovely, kind service. Excellent value for money. Good sized room with a beautiful garden view. Kind and hospitable hosts who were friendly but didn't intrude. Coffee in the conservatory in the morning a must!

Thank Jo S

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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: $68 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask for a room facing the Castle in Lismore for some stunning views”
Ger99, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms good, but twins better still”
Tim-m62902, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ask for a view of the castle , fab”
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“I loved our room with the view of the Castle! #4?”
patssong43, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem very nice. We stayed in no 4 which has 2 windows and views of the castle.”
Valerie137, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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