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Ballyfin named No.1 resort hotel in Ireland & UK at the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Award 2024

Ballyfin, Ireland’s finest five-star historic country house hotel, is delighted to announce it has been named the No. 1 Resort Hotel in Ireland and the UK based on the results of the 2024 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.  This recognition is a testament to Ballyfin’s commitment to providing exceptional service, breathtaking surroundings, and an unparalleled guest experience.

Commenting on the Award, General Manager, Peter White commented: ‘Ballyfin has been welcoming guests since 2011, and the recognition from Travel and Leisure readers since that date has been exceptional.  To receive this outstanding award is a testament to the dedicated team at Ballyfin.  I would like to thank them for their hard work and our wonderful guests for sharing their appreciation for the experience we deliver.’ 

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is an annual survey that recognises excellence in the travel industry, showcasing the top hotels, resorts, destinations, and airlines in the world ranked by the most passionate and discerning travellers. These awards serve as a trusted source for inspiration and guidance as travellers make plans to set out on trips around the globe. 

The 2024 World’s Best Awards are featured in the August 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure.

About Ballyfin House

Ballyfin is Ireland’s finest country house hotel in the heart of the Irish countryside. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquillity and great natural beauty. The house has long been admired as the greatest Regency mansion in Ireland that underwent eight years of restoration before opening as a hotel in 2011. A member of Relais & Chateaux, the property offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. With just twenty-one bedrooms and a 614-acre estate to explore, the hotel is the perfect place for a break providing discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Guests enjoy gourmet dining, an indoor pool and spa, and quintessential country activities such as fishing, horseback riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry and more.

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