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The Castle Townshend

The Castle | Castletownshend, Castletownshend, Ireland
The Castle Townshend
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced. Archbishop room on 3rd floor ocean view was very spacious with a lovely view - saw the sunrise! Nice bathroom with bidet! Hosts were very helpful when we asked about a local cemetery and church. Grounds very well kept. We'd definitely return! Loved the full Irish breakfast. Close to Skibereen, Union Hall and Drombeg stone circle. Thanks!... More 

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Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you would like a place to go for AUTHENTIC history... this is the place to go. Ann and Malcolm are just amazing!!! This Castle has been in their family for over 400 years!!! It doesn't get any better than this with authenticity. If you are expecting the lap of luxury go to a luxury hotel or a castle that... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I stayed at the Castle Townshend in December, shortly before the season ended. The castle is not a reproduction, nor is it a hotel. The experience is closer to staying in someone's home so please don't expect a modern hotel. The castle is lovely and there are many historic furnishings and artwork. We arrived to a lovely fire in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This review is way overdue, can't believe it's been over 2 years since we stayed at the castle:(! If you want to stay in an authentic castle then this is the place...this home has been in the same family for literally centuries (actual historical furniture and pictures of ancesters on the walls) which is hard to come by these days!... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Granted we were up under the eaves and sloppy floors are fine in and old building, but it was pretty clear that no maintenance had been done in the past 50 years. The sheets were thin, old and I wondered if they were ever white. The reception was unfriendly. Almost as if our presence was resented, rather than contributing to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We did not let a very unwelcoming host spoil our visit to "the. Castle." Obviously after a very successful season, our host's attitude was markedly - " take it or leave it " Historicly a great experience. Lovely position and views. Friendly Zero!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Interesting house in suberb location. Room comfortable and spacious. Great facility to sit outside and enjoy view. Breakfast was very good.A very peaceful village. Anne picked us up from the busstation und brought us there because there's no public bus available. She ist a great host.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to be in the West Cork area for a five day stay so we could explore this lovely area and use one location as a base. We liked the idea of a castle experience, and The Castle provided it with comfort and a sort of quirky style. B&B rates were reasonable, so we didn't expect the grand treatment... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Historic castle with period features. Could not have a better location, the views are exceptional and it's so quiet! The beds are really comfy and everywhere was clean. All of the staff are very nice and helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful setting and to unwind. We went to eat in Skibbereen and found a few restaurants... More 

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Kent U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have just returned from a week in the appartment at the castle and it was fantastic. Although it is not all mod cons what would you expect in a castle. The view is to die for, straight onto the harbour, big bed which was comfy, kitchen with everything we needed, Great couple of pubs in the village one with... More 

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