Condé Nast readers have chosen a hotel in Ireland, Ballyfin Demesne, for the best hotel in 2016. According to those who have visited this magical spot, hotel is located in a place where everything looks like you’ve stepped back in time.
Perhaps the fact that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian choose this place, talks about the popularity of this hotel.
Set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains outside Portlaoise, originally, this hotel was a farmhouse and after 9 years of renovations reopened to visitors in 2011. Irish art, antiques, mahogany and the French candelabras adorn the interior of this magnificent villa. Refined elegance appears on every step of the estate, which covers 614 acres, and features its own lake and fragrant gardens that will fascinate you with its colors and scents. There are only 20 rooms, so this is where exclusivity is guaranteed.
The beauty of this house and its gardens, in the area of standards of hospitality makes this place truly extraordinary. The hotel is isolated, but not lonely. Nature encourages additional relaxation.
Imagine neoclassical beauty in the midst of unspoiled nature surrounded by hills of Ireland? Spectacular library, paintings, lamps – all of this will impress you. Hotel naturally has all the additional facilities for relaxation, so here you can enjoy a massage, sauna, swimming, play croquet or enjoy a game of tennis.
The service is top-notch, as befits a place like this with 5 stars.
Two other Irish hotels also featured in the top 10 of the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards: Waterford Castle, Co Waterford (7) and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo (9).