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Elm Brook B&B

East Port Road, Ballyshannon, Ireland
Elm Brook B&B

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ranson, West Virginia
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was our second stay at Elm Brook and it was just as good as stay as the first! We were graciously welcomed by Karen and Martin. Our room was clean and tidy, and we went down to an excellent Irish breakfast the next morning. It's an easy walk from Elm Brook to the center of Ballyshannon. We would recommend... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see you again and hear that you would recommend us to anyone travelling in the area. We always try and make people feel welcome. Hope to see you again some time! Kind Regards, Karen McGee. More 

Newcastle, England
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We are cycling all round the North of Ireland and by the time we arrived at Elm Brook we had been on the road for two weeks. We always stayed in b and b'so and this was the best stay so far. A warm welcome, great room, very clean and a fabulous breakfast even by Irish standards. The hosts are... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you found our rooms clean and enjoyed the breakfast. I enjoyed chatting to you and would love if you stayed with us again. Kind Regards, Karen McGee. More 

Ranson, West Virginia
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by Karen, our hostess, and shown to our lovely room overlooking the back garden. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The shower has a pump so Karen gave us a "shower lesson" so we would be sure to know how to operate it. The house is in a quiet location off the main road and... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and taking the time to write your review. I am glad you found the room comfortable, clean and quiet. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed my home-made bread and Irish Breakfast. It would be lovely to see you again if you are in the area and I am happy you enjoyed... More 

Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Karen and Martin were WONDERFUL and very helpful.. Great place to stay with REAL charm...had a great stay and made us feel at home! Breakfast was great and the room was lovely. it is NOT a hotel , but it was better than most of the hotels we stayed at in Ireland. Thanks Karen!

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am so glad you felt at home and enjoyed the home-cooked breakfast. I am happy you liked our rooms and found our home charming. It was a pleasure to chat with you. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin. More 

Charlotte, NC
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58 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Glad we were able to stay here again this year. We love Karen and Martin, and the B&B, of course. Great breakfasts too! The B&B is located within easy walking distance of downtown and restaurants as well. A really big sitting area and tea offered regularly. Nice and clean rooms too. Definitely our go-to when in the area. Hope to... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write your review. It was lovely to see you again and I enjoyed chatting over a cup of tea! We value your custom and hope we see you again some time! Kind Regards, Karen and Martin. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Karen greeted me like an old friend and shared the news that a cousin had checked to see if I was in yet. The room was huge and neat, the en suite enormous and sparkling. Easy parking and an easy walk across the bridge to town (the cook at the restaurant that Karen recommended was off that night, so I... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was very nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast and the homemade brown bread. I hope you enjoy trying out the recipe. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I thought this B&B was fine but expensive (c50 euro for single occupancy). It's clean and grand for a night. But its nothing special and thought breakfast was fairly basic - small selection of cereal in boxes and yoghurts in plastic. Poached eggs weren't done as they are in a pot of simmering water.

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review as customer feedback is very important to me. I deeply regret your stay did not meet your expectations. I am sorry you think my home was expensive , it is comparable to other 3 star B&B's in the area. I am deeply upset that you think my home is nothing... More 

Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Karen was one of the friendliest hosts we encountered during our trip. She was pleasant and flexible, not minding that we needed to have an early breakfast. We had wanted to stay in Donegal but the type of room we needed was not available (it was a last minute booking). Ballyshannon is quite close to Donegal, and a great location... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I will always try to be flexible, an early breakfast was no problem I am glad you found the room clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed your breakfast. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More 

Whitney, Texas
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Owners Martin & Karen were great host/hostess. Very helpful with recommendations for places to visit and where to eat. Really nice rooms and great breakfast. Gave them a Trip Advisor Decal, they deserve TA approval. Would definitely stay there again.

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to write your review. So glad to hear you liked my rooms and enjoyed breakfast. It was lovely to have you stay with me again this May and I enjoyed chatting to you. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This was a last minute booking I made to finish off our stay in Donegal. It is a really friendly b&b and we were greeted by Karen who is a really lovely lady. We were shown around the house and had a chat about where to eat in Ballyshannon for dinner. Karen recommended a lovely restaurant called Nirvana and it... More 

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Martin M, Owner at Elm Brook B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and your day at Waterworld. I am happy you enjoyed your breakfast and my homemade brown bread, and candyfloss is always good! Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More 

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