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The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street. Bruff. | Co Limerick. Limerick, Bruff 061, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Bruff B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm very confused by all of the excellent ratings given to this B&B. It has the potential to be excellent, but the owner is frazzled and has too much going on in her own life to offer the type of hospitality necessary to run a successful B&B. I learned all about her troubles which I didn't travel thousands of miles... More 

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

Hello Michelle Many thanks for submitting your review. We were delighted that you didnt find all areas of my home to be at fault. However, we were not surprised to receive your other feedback even though it is inconsistent with the many other wonderful reviews that we have received and it does not provide a balanced view of our Home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

To be completely honest, I was a little unsure of how much I would liked the host. My Brother, and I, stumbled in after discovering we had a flat tire while checking out Lough Gur, and thanks to two strangers who gave us a ride the Old Bank, or as the locals called it, "Miriam's Place." We were supposed to... More 

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

Brody Im here laughing and smiling for what is truly a wonderful review, Ive been told Im very "frank" and this is possibly down to the fact that Im a Scorpion! If i remember correctly you were 4 hours late for a requested check in time out side our normal check in time of 6 -9 pm and been a... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The old bank is wonderful place to stay, spacious rooms with en suite and breakfast was lovely. The owner is friendly and helpfull. Limerick city is only a short drive away and beautifull Lough Gur is only over the road. Well worth a visit if you are down that way.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we appreciate your very kind feedback. Till next time Fond Farwells Miriam & Family More 

Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Open log fires, period decor and sumptuous breakfast - and that's just for starters If you are looking for Irish hospitality at it's very best, look no further than Miriam and her family; just the warmest welcome and the most genuine care you could ever hope for as a traveller. In case you haven't already guessed it, I'm a fussy... More 

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

Sheila & Leo What can I say, I really enjoyed the chats by the fire place and you are truly two wonderful people. The time you took to write this review just shows this. its been great to keep in contact and I'm sure we will talk many more times on facebook. it just shows the great connections are made... More 

Cowra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

In early July, we travelled to Limerick to trace our family roots and booked two nights at the Old Bank B&B , only 20 minutes drive from the tiny village we needed to explore. When we arrived, locals were busy decorating the street with bunting for the forthcoming 4th July celebrations.The flags combined with the colourful window boxes gave the... More 

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

Family ties What can i say what a truly wonderful couple.... I've never had guest before who brough toys for my kids all the way from oz... My kids still read "wombat Stew" - when I started the B&B i never truly believed that i would meet such open and fun people such as your self, My brother in Law... More 

Mandurah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely room, very spacious with an ensuite. Miriam is a lovely host and the place is a credit to her. Great breakfast and lots of friendly advice on what to do or where to go. The village is very welcoming and everyone knows each other and it has a very nice to feel to it. Be use to enjoy a... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we appreciate your very kind feedback. It was a pleasure to look after you and I will pass on your nice words to Mary. Till we meet again Fond farwells Miriam & Family More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Planning to tour the west of Ireland? Then here's a tip - start your holiday with a 40-minute drive south of Shannon airport to the little town of Bruff, where the brightness of the colour-washed houses matches the warmth of the locals. And, in the centre of Main Street you'll find the Old Bank - distinctive by the lushness of... More 

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

Barry my Old Friend It gives me great pleasure when i see your name appear on incoming reservations. You are a breath of fresh air in the house, The way locals some old and some new friends you;ve meet in town then call in for a cup of coffee with you - just sums up your loveable nature You and... More 

Killarney, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I only booked for one night to attend an event taking place locally. We arrived in the village early and ambled around before we checked in. The front of the building stands out from the others and has character. Miriam was watering the beautiful window boxes as we walked by. As we were early, we said we'd... More 

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

WOW - On reading this review Im reminded that I truly meet wonderful people on a daily bacis, the time you took to write this review just shows such greatness I appoligise that I have not replied earlier, its been a busy summer and school returning has bought routine to the house. Thank you again for the time you took... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

What a great find, the Old Bank B&B was, the rooms are big, bathrooms huge, beautifully decorated and exceptional breakfasts, but the best thing about this B&B is the host Miriam. She is a real treasure, who makes sure everything about your stay is memorable. Hard to find a better B&B anywhere!

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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. The personal comments were a joy to read, such comments can only be achieved from truly wonderful guests who share there time and stories with who they meet and you were certainly this type of guests. I truly hope that i get to welcome you back to my... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this b&b for a two night stay as a treat for my 30th birthday. I only live in a town called Hospital that us approximately 5 miles from Bruff but after reading the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor I had to try it out. We arrived and Miriam was very welcoming and friendly. The b&b... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to complete your review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we appreciate your very kind feedback and the fact that you came from the next town has been a real bonus for us. We look forward to see you again for your next special occasion Miriam &... More 

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