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The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast

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Main Street. Bruff. | Co Limerick. Limerick, Bruff 061, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three days here and were very happy with our stay. Miriam was, without a doubt, the most helpful and accommodating B&B owner we met. Miriam and I exchanged numerous emails prior to our arrival as I had made a booking error (yes Miriam, now you know who's writing this. :-) ) She was enormously helpful and patient with... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I stayed at The Old Bank for two nights early in May. Our room was attractive and quiet, even though it faced the street. Breakfasts were excellent -- I was especially pleased to be introduced to pancakes, Irish style, with lemon and sugar. We had no interest in staying in Limerick City, so this location was central... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to review our home. I am dissapointed to read your stay was not the best in Ireland and do find your review to be well structured and fair. I do apoligise that the window was damaged by the previous guest and it dose take a little longer to get a trade persons... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Agreeing with the other lower ratings... I'm unsure why this B&B is rated so high! The owner was extremely bristly and rude most of the time. Even via email before hand but we brushed it off thinking it was a misunderstanding- it wasn't. She was frazzled as others said, complained most of the time, and generally made us feel very... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your time to review our home I am dissapointed to read your comments as they do not reflect our home . As your review is anonymous I can only assume that you arrived earlier to our home than our opening time with out prior request as this is the bacis of any negative review... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second time we stayed here. We were travelling around Ireland on motorcycles. A great find. Superbly appointed rooms in a unique 'Old Bank'. Secure parking at rear for the bikes was a must for us. Rooms are very comfortable, clean and spacious. Miriam is warm, vivacious and a great host - the type of person you feel you've known all... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Trevor for taking the time to review our home... I really do enjoy having you both come to stay each year and maybe next year I might venture a little spin as a passanger to see if the trill of the open road calls... Till next years trip, Be safe!! and see you both soon Miriam & Family More 

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Miriam was an outstanding host. The inn was beautiful, breakfast delicious, I especially liked the smoked salmon and eggs. The rooms were immaculate and the beds were comfortable, whirlpool tub was the perfect ending to a long days journey. The honor bar in the lobby was very convenient. Several pubs and restaurants in walking distance. We especially liked Jack Clancy's... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for your very kind review We very much enjoyed having you to stay and I love your remarks about our lovely town. I do hope that we will have the oppturnity to welcome you to our home again Miriam & Family More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The B&B itself is quite good . However perhaps family commitments affect quality. Very late check in, children playing in the car park which has no access after 10pm, hot water for showers only available at certain times. Last breakfast normally 10am but due to a family occasion we were informed that breakfast would not be served after 9.30 am... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Mary & Alan for taking the time to review our home I hope you did enjoy the free upgrade to our Four poster room As a 4 star bed and breakfast, I am fully aware of my commiments to both my guests and my family and do not protray to offer anything that I am unable to offer.... More 

County Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

1st class accommodation, excellent breakfast, perfect friendly informative hosts. I could not find fault at all. A truly wonderful base for any holiday or weekend away. Excellent WiFi Never ran out of hot water and a great power shower. The room was beautiful clean and well equipped. Full tea and coffee making facilities (topped up Biscuits daily), replaced towels daily.... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank You Keely & Family For taking the time to review our home, Im delighted to read such nice comments and it was so reflective of what a lovely family you were to have to stay... Till next time Fond farwells Miriam & Family More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A group of us stayed for three nights at The Old Bank for a family visit to Ireland. From the moment we arrived we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. On the ground floor there is a nice sitting area with an open fire next to the breakfast room. The bedrooms are excellent and equipped with Tea and... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful heart felt review I really enjoyed having you in my home and you were all a wonderful group to host. I do try to make guests feel part of my family. And theres a saying that rings true for me....Our home is small no mansion for a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here once while attending a friends party. I had pre-booked and the young lady in charge was very helpful, giving me a list of local attractions and fun places to see. Food was delicious and even though I was only staying 1 night, I was treated like royalty and made to feel very welcome. I will be recommending... More 

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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so Much for taking the time to review our home, It means a lot to the trip advisor community to read about people visits and Im delighted that your enjoyed your stay and also the suggestion for sight seeing... I do hope that another friends party brings you to stay again with us Till then thank you and... More 

Mexico
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The owner has clearly put a lot of effort in to the business. However, please be prepared for your stay here. The below has been provided as some constructive feedback. Our experience has been that the owner does not want to countenance any less-than-positive feedback at all - a guide of what you are likely to experience when you visit... More 

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