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Mariaville House

Coolgarten Park | Off Magazine Road, Cork, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We arrived, and it turned out we had got the date wrong.. On a busy weekend. But Barry was most helpful, found us another good place to stay nearby (not an easy job), and even took the time and trouble to guide us there. Definitely going the extra distance to be a good host.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The first clue was that the front step and car park where not inviting; dirty & junkie. The front entry did not have a desk, guest book, flowers....the stairs needed at the very least a hoovering. And then there was our room...HORRIBLE. The beds did not appear to be fresh, the carpeting was filthy, a rug of some sort was... More 

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guilfoylefs, Owner at Mariaville House, responded to this review

Well Valerie, I just had another review posted on another site, saying how wonderful their stay and experience was. I guess you cannot please all of the people all of the time. I wonder is your problem more to do with being charged for the second night and that this is your payback. I have to say that I am... More 

uk
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great hosts who were friendly, flexible to our needs, informative, nothing was too much trouble. Well cooked breakfast, rooms were tidy, no problems sleeping. Would happily recommend it. Easily accessible to the Airport, the City Centre (15 minute walk) and also to the Kinsale. This B&B is a safe, great value, family run establishment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed for two nights with 3 friends last weekend. The welcome on arrival was great - Barry couldn't have been more accommodating, and his recommendations on pubs, restaurants and sights to see were very helpful. It is a clean & friendly family run B&B that represents great value, and we were well looked after. The location is good being... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am sorry to say I could not in all honesty recommend this Guest House it seems very tired and poorly furnished and equipped, it did not appear welcoming and we were glad we had only booked the one night. It may be more suited for workman looking for digs rather than holidaymakers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately my first trip advisor review may possibly be my worst. This establishment is a shocking example of “3 star” accommodation. Before I go any further Barrie was very pleasant and helpful, but that where any positives stop. Goretti was the complete opposite. The place is a dump and shouldn’t be presenting itself as a 3 star establishment, I don’t... More 

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guilfoylefs, Manager at Mariaville House, responded to this review

These are the same people who submitted the report on the 16th of September under "Very Poor". See our response to these people as it is the same for this very unkind submission. But let's turn all their negativity into postive actions. We are open for business and would love to see you all that visit this tripadvisor sight and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in Mariaville House for two nights and found the house and room clean, comfortable and more than adequate to meet our needs. Breakfast on both mornings was perfect. Both Barry and Goretti gave above the expected or required service. We arrived early in the day and rang to enquire as to what time we could book in and... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

First, Barry Guilfoyle is a friendly inn keeper, very helpful on tips and advice for getting around Cork. We only stayed for one night, however, we were shocked and appalled by the over all appearance of Barry & Goretti Guilfoyle's B&B operation the moment we drove up in front of the house. I have read and interpreted all Trip Advisor... More 

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guilfoylefs, Owner at Mariaville House, responded to this review

Well it has taken you a long time to air your disappointment. If it was as bad as you say why not complain immediately and not wait three months to post such a horrid review. You do not seem to understand the essence of an Irish B & B. We are a small family run business and the presence of... More 

Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have stayed in Maria Ville House on numerous occasions over the past few years when travelling to visit friends in Cork City and i have always loved it. The location is perfect, within walking distance of the city. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome from the hosts Barry & Goretti and they always give great recommendations as to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As a regular visitor/patient to the Cork hospitals I have always been disappointed with the surrounding guesthouses. On my recent visit my wife and I decided to give the Mariaville Guesthouse a go.....we now have a "new home" to stay at when we have to visit my consultant. Goretti & Barry were so helpful and flexible. Our room on the... More 

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