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Glanleam House

Knightstown, Valentia | Ireland, Valentia Island, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glenbeigh, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not waste a single cent of your money here. The new owners have let these once beautiful gardens go to wreck and ruin, and have the audacity to charge a small fortune to enter. Such a shameful act of wilful destruction and will only serve to bring the island into disrepute. Disgusted.

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I simply adore the west of Ireland. Not only is the region incredibly beautiful, but there is such a delightful lightness in the spirit of the people you meet there. I only wish I had discovered this part of the world earlier in life! On this trip we were doing a circular tour, starting in Wexford and then slowly moving... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

That was my second visit in this place. First time I was there on my own and gardens looked stunnig. But that was 4 years ago. This time I decided to show it to my wife. We came there and left our car on car park next to Glanleam House. No one was there so we took a walk into... More 

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Bussum, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed two nights at Glanleam House and enjoyed every minute. From the convenient and beautifull house, the stories of the owner for those who have an open ear, the tea and wine at the fire place and the best dinner and breakfasts we have had in Ireland (which were all good to very good but this was special). Mrs.... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our stay at Glanleam House was wonderful in all respects. Do go there, and don't be put off by reviews that do not take the trouble to ask the owner what she has tried to achieve with the place. The owner and her daughter (and grandchildren) were very welcoming and full of stories. The interior of the house is really... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

One cannot even walk at ease in this location,I was charged €6 to cross this ladies land via the cliffs to access the lighthouse,I had a small dog on a lead and was attacked by two dogs who were as ill mannered and as vicious as their German owner,pretty disgusting considering it is supposed to be a local tourist attaction... More 

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Kilkenny
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Avoid at all costs. Whilst on Valentia island for a day trip we decided to visit Glanleam house and gardens as my mother is a keen gardener. The main gates were open and the ticket office unmanned so we continued up the lane to the main house where a watchful dog alerted the owner to our presence. We were presented... More 

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Kings Lynn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Such a wonderful location, great to stay in a manor house with such a history, restored to perfection by the owner,everything about Our Glanleam stay was perfect, and the owner was so welcoming, a nice cup of tea as soon as we arrived plus a great breakfast. We were entertained royaly by the owner, All on a magical island We... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place is amazing, with a brilliant history and gorgeous grounds. There are 4 or 5 houses on site available to rent. As paying guests we found the owner "Meta", in her seventies, very helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. I'm sure my opinion of her would be different if I were to be caught trespassing, wandering about outside of the car... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

As previous comments 'Horrid owner", we ended up going in to grounds to turn around because the road down was impossible to turn round in. We did not even stop yet we had a women yelling at us and running after us. We just drove out. But, by the time we got to the gates she had locked us and... More 

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