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Site Inspection: Ballyfin

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

There are a few hotels in the world for which I have an instant and insatiable admiration. Ballyfin is one of those hotels.

What is not to love? It manages to feel as though it exists in a place that time forgot. A place that is formal, yet relaxed. Gilded, yet comfortable. Old, yet modern. A place where the staff genuinely care about your experience. There is no trying at Ballyfin. Things are done, and they are done well.

Gorgeous gardens, a roaring fireplace, wellies for borrowing, a secret grotto, meals whenever you want them – every detail has been considered. It’s all about you and your experience. Feeling the urge to dress up in period clothing? They have a full costume department. Need a fast Internet connection or a workout on the treadmill? They have that too.

Ballyfin is perfect for a long weekend getaway from Boston or New York, or for a stay as part of a larger Ireland itinerary. Art aficionados will enjoy the Inspiring Irish Art Weekends [PDF] which combines Ballyfin with a stay at The Merrion in Dublin (also Virtuoso). In addition, you can buy out the property to ensure privacy for your special occasion.

My time at Ballyfin was short, but I cannot wait to return and I would love to send you.

The complimentary Virtuoso amenities for 2014 are as follows:

  1. Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  2. Daily breakfast, already included in rates

  3. Guest’s choice of: Selected and paired bottle of wine with dinner and a departure gift OR traditional afternoon tea for two, once during stay

Ready to experience Ballyfin? Contact us today!


About the Blogger
Erin Logsdon

Owner and Principal Travel Advisor

Erin is a third generation small business owner. The foundation of her travel agency is one of independence, integrity, and a client-first ethos. 

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