Ice House Hotel and Spa

The Quay, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

An unusual and elegant combination of modern design and Victorian architecture combined with 19th-century industrial construction awaits visitors at this hotel at the mouth of the River Moy. Originally a warehouse used to chill fish prior to shipping, with a Victorian residence above it, today's Ice House is a supremely comfortable and aesthetically impeccable construct of glass, wood, and steel overlooking the estuary. The restaurant serves superb Irish specialties such as Connemara lamb and local scallops, with a carefully selected wine list to go with them, while the Chill Spa has a variety of massages and therapeutic treatments. Contemporary paintings by leading Irish artists decorate the walls.

PROS

  • mesmerizing views of wild swans, ducks, geese, and cormorants in the tidal waters outside the glass wall of your room

CONS

  • a five-minute drive from Ballina
  • somewhat isolated

Location

QUICK FACTS

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Trendy, Views
Sophisticated
Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 096-23500

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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