Dating from 1876, this house has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and has a bedroom extension that is totally in keeping with the original design. Relaxing lounges look out on the 100-acre estate, which has excellent salmon fishing on The Moy plus well-stocked trout lakes. Dinner is served in the original kitchen with choices from a varied and interesting menu; for lunch there is also the Boathole Bar. An air-conditioned gym is available. Winner - AA Hotel of the Year 2009/2010.
The Mount Falcon has 32 luxury bedrooms split between the older and newer parts of the mansion. Each bedroom has custom designed furniture, luxury ensuite bathroom and luxury toiletries. Your room will come equipped with a large flatscreen television, direct dial telephone, personal safe, real hairdryer, luxury bathrobe and slippers, complimentary mineral water and broadband internet access. The Kitchen Restaurant, as its name suggests, is located where the original kitchen in the manor house used to be. Following the tradition of the world-renowned Mount Falcon Fishing & Country Estate, run by the legendary Connie Aldridge, founder of the Blue Book, diners will be offered a menu featuring the very best in quality, fresh, local organic produce.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor, easily accessed from the main hotel foyer. The total seating area can accommodate 72 diners, with tables nestled around the original nooks and crannies of the original restaurant and pantry.
Head Chef At Mount Falcon; Philippe Farineau. After many years of working in Ireland in some of the most prestigious Hotels e.g Hayfield Manor in Cork - also available on this site, where Philippe was awarded 2 Rosettes for the restaurant, he was also the overall winner of The Barry's Irish Afternoon Tea Award. During his time at Hayfield the hotel won AA Hotel of the year.
The restaurant caters for small groups & private parties, whatever the occasion; the service team will ensure that every element of your dining experience will be memorable.
Mount Falcon is a member of Lucinda O'Sullivan's Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay and Eat 2008. The hotel is an 18th century manor house and has changed very little in appearance. It is a large building of dark stone with gothic framework around window-sills and dark eaves. The lobby / reception area is dominated by the huge fireplace and grand dark wood curved staircase at the rear. There is original marble flooring and the overall feeling is that the owners of the property have done an excellent job restoring the building to superior standards without compromising any of the historical elements of the property.. An extremely high standard property which will interest those guests who are looking for all modern comforts and luxuries during their stay whilst enjoying a hotel that has maintained the appearance of being untouched by the modern age. (03/08rt)
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The Mount Falcon is set in secluded private parkland in the outskirts of Ballina on the Foxford - Ballina road (N26). It is approximately 3 hrs drive from Dublin, and hour from Sligo and 1.5 hours from Galway. Knock International airport is only half an hours drive away.
Food was very good but I thought it was expensive for Bed and Breakfast, especially a room for 1. Very little difference between our "Superior" room for 2 and my daughters single room - the room itself and the price. Also I thought the Bar food was expensive considering the dining room was not open to facilitate guests.
Staff excellent, restaurant wonderful, food mouth watering, room gorgeous, en suite superb, hotel setting beautiful, ambiance romantic.
Overall a special experience.
This review is sincere - I have no connection to the hotel.