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New Quay, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a very nice stay in this 300 year old house facing the sea. The history of the old house was fascinating including links to George Washington, and visits by Yeats and Shaw. Our room and ensuite bathroom were large and beautifully and rather eclectically furnished and we enjoyed the stay immensely; getting up early to enjoy a beautiful... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a lovely 18th C house steeped in history. We had a nice room and the breakfast in the dining room was excellent as was sitting by the log fire in the evening, in the sitting room. The host is very knowledgeable of the Burren and there is an extensive collection of books on various subjects relevant to the... More

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Melbourne
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

How often do you get the chance to relax in the drawing room and dining room where Lady Gregory entertained Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Augustus John? I loved the history of this white house perched on the water. For those who enjoy antiques, books, paintings and collections this place has scores of things to look at and enjoy. It... More

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dublin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I can understand, reading previous reviews, why this place wouldn't suit everybody. If what you want is a grade A hotel with wi-fi and multi tv channels, this is not the place for you. What is offered here is a stay in a period house in an absolutely exquisite setting in the company of friendly and pleasant hosts. We were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Mt Vernon is not everyone's idea of a guest house. It is a very different experience from your average. It is mercifully free of television, radio, piped music and noise generally. The house is decorated with great eclectic flair - in terms of period, ethnicity etc. Books abound (real ones - not he shelf-fillers that fill most places). The drawing... More

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Ithaca, New York
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26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Mount Vernon for two nights last June during our two weeks trip through Western Ireland. This was the most expensive place we stayed at and the most unwelcoming. We were informed that we could not check in until after 4:00- which was a bit late; but in fact when we knocked on the door... More

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Göteborg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I made a weekend trip from London to Shannon on RyanAir and stayed two nights at Mount Vernon. We'd rented a car at Shannon airport and were very happy we had the TomTom app, because it's a bit tricky to find. That said, it's a very nice little place smack in the middle of The Burren, and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Mount Vernon was cleverly recommended to us by my best friend. We stayed there for 6 days and it was magic as promised. Mark is a wonderful host. The rooms are beautiful, clean, airy and full of light. We did not dine at Mount Vernon and there are plenty of options to dine around which are less expensive than the... More

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Braunwald
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

After thirty odd years of work and vacation in the Burren region, this was my first stay in Mount Vernon. My teenage daughter and myself arrived shortly before midnight after a long drive from West Cork, and were received with a glowing open fire and a tumbler of Irish whiskey. This is July, and the open fire didn't come uncalled... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed 3 nights with Mark and Ally in 2007 and I never got around to writing a review at the time. It was the highlight of our trip. Our room opened onto their walled garden, and the sitting room lined with books, with windows on Galway Bay, and a welcoming fire was delightful. They are terrific cooks and wonderful... More

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Address: New Quay, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren
Also Known As:
Mount Vernon Ireland/The Burren

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