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The Gables & Longbowe

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 8 nights at longbowe in May and couldn't recommend it highly enough. Kevin, Joan and their lovely children were so welcoming. Our children aged 5 and 3 love the space, house and grounds aswell as being so close to the city. We had planned to go to Dublin for a day but enjoyed our stay so much we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent a week in Longbowe it was so relaxing hard to believe we were on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. The house is modern, bright, airy and very roomy with beautiful views. Our hosts Kevin, Joan and family were very welcoming (thanks for the free range eggs). Great location for going exploring from, a must to visit is St. Mullins... More

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HOSTKILKENNYKilkenny, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Glad that you were happy in Longbowe, I see you enjoyed your visit to St Mullins it's a piece of heaven, we go their ourselves as a family. Our cat has many names but is always happy to meet our guests. We are delighted to hear you are thinking of coming back to Longbowe sometime, this is the greatest complement... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You could make a big mistake by passing up the opportunity to stay here... If you like the idea of experiencing a small Irish City (so many pubs and restaurants) mixing it with a rural setting... birds singing and Sun welcoming you in the morning... then the Longbowe is for you. Very spacious, easily accommodating 6 people, it needn't be... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Your review was very much appreciated, it's reviews like this reminds us that our customers are number 1 always. If our customers are not happy then our job is fruitless.We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to see you again sometime where you find a welcome as always. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Have just returned from a stay at Longbowe. What an experience! We relaxed within minutes of arriving and remained in that same state for the duration of our trip! The design and décor of the place are so conducive to rest and recuperation. We'd go as far as saying the house is therapeutic in its effect. Owners Kevin and Joan... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy guests are the rewards for our work and efforts. Thanks for your comments much appreciated and we never take them for granted. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Myself along with my family and bridal party stayed in Longbowe for the few days before my wedding. It is an amazing, modern,comfortable, spacious house situated just outside Kilkenny city. It was like staying in a luxury hotel, with its own pets outside! :) Kevin was an absolute gentleman to deal with and visited us twice during our stay to... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we often feel like a hotel with so many wedding parties staying in Longbowe. Glad you liked it and hope you had a fantastic wedding filled with happiness. Kindest Regards, Kevin & Joan More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our family of 5 from Sydney were fortunate enough to stay at both Longbowe and The Gables for over 4 weeks across December and January 2014 as we come to Ireland to visit family every 2-3 years. Yet this was our first to Longbowe / The Gables Both houses were truly enjoyable and had unique qualities. The Gables with its... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Greeting to all down under - delighted you enjoyed your stay in both The Gables and Longbowe. It was our pleasure having your family stay with us. Benjy and Hector (Dogs) miss you all, but we told them you might be back some day! Thanks for the kind comments - we try our best. Kind Regards, Kevin & Joan More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Longbowe is so spacious and comfortable and we especially loved the floor to ceiling glass that made us feel part of the landscape and what a landscape It is. It felt like sleeping under the stars. The location was perfect, for access to the Southeast, West and or Tipperary. It was perfect that Kilkenny city center is in walking distance.... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are glad you both liked Longbowe and would be delighted to have you both back again in 2014. We were very pleased to assist you in planning your routes around Ireland and being able to highlight some of the hidden gems for you. I wonder why the cat has lost weight... More

Schwabach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were a group of girls in the age of 20 from Germany staying at the Gables for about a week last March. Although the Irish weather wasn´t too friendly we enjoyed our stay very much. The house was just perfect for the five of us. The rooms have a good size, the beds are comfortable, the open fireside is... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Girls,we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Gables, your review is stunning and we are delighted at your positive comments and feedback. You also have some fabulous photos,"Benjy" will be delighted to see himself in a photo. A lot of people say they like the hens, it must be the "Mad hen house"! Best Wishes, Kevin &... More

Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The location is absolutely fantastic. While the city centre is a mere twenty minutes walk away, you are situated in an extremely peaceful country setting. We switched off completely for the week that we were there. The owners were extremely friendly and were available if you needed them but they were in no way intrusive. We would highly recommend this... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay in the "Kilkenny Riviera", dogs missing you both around Longbowe. Hope you both unwound and returned home refreshed after your stay with us. Regards, Kevin & Joan More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We recently stayed at the Gables (4 adults and a 23 month old) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Even-though we only stayed for a long weekend, we felt relaxed and rested after our stay. When travelling with a young child, you hope that it will be quiet enough for them to sleep during the day and at night. There was peace... More

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HOSTKILKENNY, Owner at The Gables & Longbowe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time with us in The Gables,it's nice to see people in this modern era enjoying "olde world charm" hopefully if you'r back again the weather will be kinder. Thanks for being our guests. Kevin and Joan More

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Address: Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny

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