Scale of 90-100
Regarded as one of the architectural gems of Ireland, this restored 1826 Regency mansion is owned by Chicago businessman Fred Krehbiel. Set in 614 acres of parkland, the splendid hotel is the embodiment of sumptuous comfort. Public spaces are elegant, with a grand foyer marked by Corinthian columns and an 80-foot-long library that runs the length of the house’s south façade. Each of the 20 rooms is individually decorated with authentic furniture and original art. Meals are served in the State Dining or Van Der Hagen rooms, while a charming space set next to the well-stocked wine cellar houses a bar. The property also has a spa and a gym. Wine and whiskey tastings can be arranged, as can fishing and golf excursions. The hotel does not permit children under the age of 9 and is closed January to mid-February.
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Good to Know
A sunlit conservatory is accessed via a door hidden in a bookshelf in the library.
Ballyfin Demesne Features:
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Classic room, $1,050; Editor’s Choice: Stateroom, $1,520 (meal plan available).
Tax; Gratuity; All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages; Pre-dinner beverage; Select on-site activities; Wi-Fi; Laundry and pressing service
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