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Elm Brook B&B

East Port Road, Ballyshannon, Ireland
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Elm Brook B&B
Ranked #3 of 10 Ballyshannon B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 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

Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We only stayed one night but really liked this B&B and especially Karen and Martin. The rooms were big and clean--the lounge area huge--and the breakfast was fantastic. We were just passing through on our way to Donegal---as well as visiting the Sunday indoor Boot Sale in Ballyshannon!! Karen and Martin are great--very accommodating and a pleasure to talk with.... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and it was so nice to see you again in May. Thank you for mentioning the cleanliness of the rooms as this is one of my top priorities and I am happy you enjoyed your breakfast. I really enjoyed chatting with you also and appreciate... More

Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We knew we made the right choice as soon as we were warmly greeted by Karen. Her B&B is very comfortable, clean, spacious and beautifully furnished. Breakfast was very delicious, especially Karen's homemade bread. Karen was thoughtful in returning a left-behind item to us by mail. Thank you!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am so glad you found my home comfortable and clean and it is lovely to hear you enjoyed my breakfast and homemade bread. It was no problem posting your left-behind item, I was happy to oblige. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More

Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I can't Iimagine a better Bed & Breakfast experience. The only thing better than our accomodations was the friendliness and hospitality of Karen & Martin. My wife & I have been to Ireland 9 times and we brought two couples with us. We were treated like family and we will be back.

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

Thanks a lot for writing your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in my home, it was great fun chatting with all of you! I hope to see you if you visit Ireland again! Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Spotlessly clean, lovely location, very friendly owner...what more could you want? The room was also very tastefully decorated and comfortable, and the breakfast was excellent - kept me going right through until dinner time, apart from a stop for coffee & cake. Can't really think of any way in which it can be improved. Thanks again Karen for a really... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am happy to hear you found my home clean and comfortable and glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Kind Regards, Karen and Martin McGee. More

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Additional Information about Elm Brook B&B

Address: East Port Road, Ballyshannon, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Ballyshannon
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ballyshannon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Elm Brook Bed And Breakfast
Elm Brook Hotel Ballyshannon

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