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Carraig Rua B&B

Certificate of Excellence
Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Carraig Rua B&B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very nice B & B. The owner was extremely friendly and it was our closest walk to the city. 5 minutes and you were almost in the center of downtown. The breakfast was great and you could chose pancakes with fresh fruit or the full Irish breakfast. One suggestion: Add coffee makers in the room, or even... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in Kilkenny one night. We booked Carraig Rua before visiting Ireland but were not disappointed by the hospitality, cleanliness of the room, and close walking proximity to Kilkenny Castle, Smithwicks, and local night life. The full Irish breakfast was delicious and the sunroom provided a picturesque backdrop during the meal. Our room was situated near... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Bed and Breakfast, run by Host Oonagh, was the perfect way for my husband and I to start our honeymoon. Location, Location, LOCATION! You are just 2 blocks from the 'main street' through Kilkenny. The main street is about 1 mile long (with several branches shooting off from it), and at the end of the 1 mile of pubs,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B could not have a nicer location. It is within walking distance to Kilkenny and has private parking. What more could you want. The home is warm friendly and has wonderful morning breakfast. our hostess realized that we did not have reservations for our next night which was Saturday and she suggested that she make phone calls for us... More 

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This very accommodating and helpful host only made our stay at this wonderful b&b all the better. The bedroom was very clean and shows pride of ownership. The breakfast nook was bright, roomy and welcoming. This was our last stay before one more nite in Dublin before heading home. It was booked for us by the agent for Royal Irish... More 

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a nice stay there.I have found the place trough a pedestrian who told me that there's a B&B. It's close to the train station and offers beautiful rooms with delicious breakfast with a beautiful view trough glass to a beaufiful garden.i loved the feeling of the house with it's decorations.thanks for the night

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Oonaugh was a great hostess- very accommodating and good at anticipating what would make our stay most pleasant. This was our first B&B in Ireland (1st of 5) and a hard act to follow. Convenient location near walking distance of city center.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a nice one night stay, the B&B is in quite a convenient location to Kilkenny Main Street. The hosts were lovely and the bedroom very comfortable, beds were also comfy.. We had no hot water in the bathroom which was a shame. Breakfast was very tasty, there were even scones on offer!! Would stay again, as long as the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Oonagh was very warm and welcoming. Our room was comfortable, bathroom a little small but we had one. Breakfast was wonderful especially in the sunroom. Location was within walking distance to town. This was our first time in country and driving and we found it difficult finding the B&B with no street address or coordinates on the website to plug... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Bed and Breakfast is great value for money and has an excellent location on the old Dublin Road , Close to the Railway Station and within very easy walking distance from Kilkenny City centre. Lovely hot breakfasts only downer would be no fried egg just scrambled for breakfast and the fact that last breakfast is as early as 9.30... More 

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