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Mariaville House

Coolgarten Park | Off Magazine Road, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #32 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had a great stay here. Owners couldn't have been more helpful with lots of tips on where to go, eat etc. great breakfast in the morning and the room was spotless and comfortable. B&b is in a great location if you have no car, short walk into town and owner again gave me directions. Would recommend staying here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very friendly and helpful people and located within walking distance to city centre; However, ...the level of cleanliness (room & bathroom) and food hygiene (breakfast room) unfortunately fell well short of our expectations; I hope this can be dealt with.

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guilfoylefs, Owner at Mariaville House, responded to this review

Well Gearoid, you are really intent on putting the boot in. This is your second review, albeit under different names, in the last week. We know this from your descriptions and your name. You are the guy who accused us of stealing your clothes pegs. Strange. You did later have the manners to apologise, when quizzzed if you had located... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The room was cramped and filthy - with a view of nice flower pots but a dilapidated fence; general shabby condition and disgusting state of the butter at breakfast showed minimal effort and gave little confidence in overall hygiene - couldn't wait to leave. Hostess was very obliging though. "Deluxe" (as stated in the confirmation) - it certainly was not... More

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guilfoylefs, Owner at Mariaville House, responded to this review

Your comments are completely unfounded and a gross exaggeration. If you had these problems why did you not voice them at the time. However, such is the nature of this review tool, that you are free to sneak away and then write anything that you like. To any intended guests that may read this review and get the wrong impression,... More

Nantes, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had a fantastic time in Mariaville House ! The breakfast is perfect, the rooms are very nice and special thanks to Barry who gave us so many precious advices about the city. The b&b is not far from the city (20min by walk) and the street is really calm.

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I recently stayed at Mariaville house and immediately felt at home after a long flight From Chicago, O'hare. Barry and Goretti are the best hosts, knowing when to be helpful And when to give you privacy. I spent 2 nights at Mariaville house at the beginning and the End of my trip. It was such a relief to know my... More

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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed at this B&B recently with 2 friends. Mariaville House is in easy walking distance of Cork. As would be the case I imagine with other city properties, what you gain in convenience you do sacrifice for in space. Looking back, we probably should have booked 2 separate rooms rather than a triple. My friends had a little space.... More

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Address: Coolgarten Park | Off Magazine Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
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Our Bed and Breakfast is a small, family run business. We can assure you of a warm welcome and a lovely and relaxing holiday while staying with us.We have lived in the area most of our lives so we can give you expert and local advice of what to do and see while you are with us.Our breakfast in the morning is not to be missed as this will set you up for the day.We look forward to seeing you at Mariaville house quite soonYour hosts.Barry and Goretti. ... more   less 
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