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Awards & Accolades

We’ve been recognised as one of Ireland’s top country house destinations, providing award-winning food, manor house accommodation and weddings over the years.

Whilst Ballyvolane House is not registered as a hotel, the house has often been categorised as such by some of the awards bodies and hotel guide books. Ballyvolane House is registered as a ‘Historic House Bed and Breakfast’ with Failte Ireland, the Irish Tourism Authority. The vibe at Ballyvolane House is more ‘house party’ than ‘hotel’.

Here are some of our recent awards and accolades:

Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 Best Customer Service Munster for Ballyvolane House
Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 Best Customer Service Munster for Ballyvolane House
Georgina Campbell Country House of the Year 2020
Georgina Campbell Country House of the Year 2020
  • McKenna’s Guides Best in Ireland 2021
  • World Gin Awards 2021 - Sliver for Bertha’s Revenge Gin and Sloe Bertha
  • Great Taste Awards 2020 - 2 Gold Stars for Bertha’s Revenge Gin Orange Marmalade
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2021 Editor’s Choice Award Family
  • Great Taste Awards 2020 - Gold Star for Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best 2020
  • Irish Times Review of Ballyvolane House by Catherine Cleary 7th March 2020
  • Georgina Campbell - Country House of the Year 2020
  • World Gin Awards 2020 - Bertha wins Bronze
  • National Hospitality Awards -Best Boutique Hotel 2019
  • Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 - Best Customer Service Award Munster
  • Irish Hospitality Awards 2018 - Best Boutique Hotel
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2019 Editor’s Choice Family-Friendly Hotel Award
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2018 & 2019 ‘Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotel Award
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2018 ‘Editor’s Choice Family-Friendly Hotel Award
  • Blas na hEireann Gold Medal 2017 for Bertha’s Revenge Sloe Gin
  • Great Taste Awards 2017 – Gold Star for Bertha’s Revenge Gin
  • National Hospitality Awards - Best Boutique Hotel 2017
  • Gold Medal Award for Bertha’s Revenge Gin at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
  • Irish Drink Award 2017 for Bertha’s Revenge Gin from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild
  • Ireland’s 100 Best Places to Stay Award 2017 by John & Sally McKennas’ Guides
  • OneFabDay’s 100 Best Wedding Venues in Ireland 2017
  • The Telegraph’s - 50 Most Romantic Hotels in Europe 2017
  • Georgina Campbell’s Ireland - Outstanding Guest Experience Award 2017
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor’s Choice Garden Award
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2017 Editor’s Choice Romantic Award
  • The Gin Guide Awards 2017 - Gin Innovation for Bertha’s Revenge Gin
  • National Hospitality Awards - Best Boutique Hotel 2016
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Bronze Medal 2016 for Bertha’s Revenge Gin.
  • Drink of the Year 2016, John & Sally McKennas’ Megabites Award 2016 for Bertha’s Revenge Gin.
  • National Hospitality Awards ‘Best Destination Hotel 2015’.
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2016 Best Fishing Hotel
  • The Sunday Times - 20 Coolest Hotels in Ireland by James Ellis in December 2015.
  • No. 1 spot in the Sunday Times Top 10 Most Charismatic Hotels in Ireland by Susan d’Arcy in October 2015
  • Gold Medal Award 2015 - Ireland’s Guest Experience Hotel & Catering Review Keeling’s Gold Medal Awards 2015.
  • Bronze Medal in - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2015
  • Included in the Irish Design Island 2015 App developed by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. The App helps you navigate the design delights of Ireland
  • Nominated in three categories in the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2016
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2015
  • Orla Kiely in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine 2014 - Ballyvolane House one of the most beautiful places in the world
  • Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award 2014 ‘Field to Fork’
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2015 Best Fishing Hotel
  • Irish Winner of the Sunday Times - Ultimate 100 British & Irish Hotels 2013
  • John & Sally McKenna’s 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2015
  • One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues in Ireland 2015
  • TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Award 2014
  • Good Food Ireland - Most Innovative Award 2012
  • The Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award 2009
  • Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Country House of the Year 2009
  • Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Irish Breakfast Award 2009 Country House Category
  • Karen Brown’s Readers Choice Award 2007 - Warmest Welcome
  • Recommended by The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of Good Food Ireland
  • Member of The Hidden Ireland
  • Member of The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland