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Maranatha Country House

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St Ann's Hill | Tower, Blarney, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was days two and three of our trip to Ireland. Maranatha is an extremely interesting property owned by Olwen and Doug Venn, and totally (I believe) decorated according to Olwen's individual taste. It is a fairly old house set out in the country, and away from Cork, but close to Blarney Castle. The rooms we had were extremely comfortable... More 

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Utopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful house and rooms, nice garden, breakfast in Wintergarten (everymorning had the same Johann Strauß music from tape), Great hospitality, Land Lady gave excellent suggestions for trips. Shopping even drinks - only with car. But tea/coffee selfcatered. Wifi didn't work. Our kids 11-13 loved the horse "Charles-Magne" on the property and watched TV. Smaller kids might not fit well in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best B&B We ever stayed at! Beautiful house very close to Blarney. Excellent service and breakfast served on a beautiful porce. We have not one negative thing to tell about this perfect place. Perfect for a nice romantic weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night here while touring around Ireland. Mammoth comfortable bed in an even more mammoth room, and very nice breakfast. Olwen was very attentive and obviously loves what she is doing, sharing her family home with appreciative travellers. Working the TV was a bit of a struggle but not needed anyway!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Father, brother & I spent a lovely week in the charming, elegantly decorated, beautiful Maranatha House B&B. We were greeted by Olwen who went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. It was like coming to visit family. Olwen was always there to answer any questions about the house or surrounding area. We had the Champagne... More 

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Potomac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the midst of a rental car AND cell phone crisis (not good). Olwen was kind enough to let us use the house phone to call the Dublin Enterprise to try to get the car fixed, which we greatly appreciated. The home is lovely and spacious, and Olwen was as kind and gracious as one could imagine. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting country house with antiques, carpets and a large old German Sheppard named Samson. We stayed in the "Top Hat" room, huge round bed, lots of windows, photo of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Delicious breakfast buffet in bright airy room. Very friendly and helpful hosts, Olwen made our dinner reservation, and when we checked out and commented on the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location for me. A very special and unique place to stay. Definitely not your normal b&b. The owners and staff are great and very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful with plenty of choice. I would highly recommend this place for a romantic time away from it all, and it would be a wonderful place for dinner, if the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was by far my favorite place we stayed last week. The house was beautiful, the historical pieces they have are amazing, they had anything you needed and were very warm and friendly. The rooms were amazing and each one has its own decor. Very close to blarney castle. They recommended a great pub with excellent food right down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The rooms were so beautiful. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous. It was very peaceful. I wish we could have spent more time here. Breakfast was good--the scones were exceptional.The breakfast room was beautiful, just like the pictures on their website. The host was very friendly.

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