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Callan, Ireland
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Orinda, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I booked ballaghtobin because of your reviews. We were excited to be staying at such a beautiful home. This quickly changed when we were greeted very rudely by Catherine. She then took us to a small, dark room at the back of the house overlooking a concrete yard. There were no other visitors (now I know why!) yet she did... More 

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King George, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stayed here for one night while in visiting Kilkenny. The home is absolutely gorgeous and the host, Catherine was delightful. The home is situated in the country so the views are breathtaking!! The room she gave us was on the front of the house and was so very nice. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was enormous with... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Ballaghtobin is a fabulous old country home packed to the gunnels with incredible heirlooms and oozes the personality of a loved home that has been in the same family for years. The room was delightful with the most amazing quintessentially Irish views. It was cosy, comfortable, homely, relaxing and everything you could possibly think of had been thought about by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Hi. Just thought I would write a review on 'Ballaghtobin' after spending weekends there for the last 7 years!! As in the title, what a place!! You could not find better. Catherine (the owner) is a gorgeous lady. Lovely cook as well. The breakfasts are great, anything you want, you will get it!! Superb rooms, lovely relaxing beds, everything is... More 

1 Thank alittlepicky2014
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a lovely house and owners. We arrived in our camper with trailer in two as well as our dog and 15month old and nothing could be an issue. Pity it was raining as we would of loved a walk around but went into Knocktopher to the advised hotel for dinner and again a lovely meal was had. Would definitely... More 

Thank Kerry C
West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A perfect bolt hole for my sister and I visiting family locally. The house is elegant and so comfortable. Catherine a charming hostess - Mickey keeps a low profile but was spotted briefly on our departure day ! We couldn't have asked for a better place to chill out but beware - it's very hard to get out of bed... More 

1 Thank WestSussexGooner
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Caterine and Mickey were excellent hosts and it was a privilege to stay there for the few nights.the attention to detail around the house is amazing,definetly a labour of love.well done Caterine and Mickey.a thoughly enjoyable weekend cheers Steve and Linda

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Glendale, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Ballaghtobin is a wonderful home owned by Catherine and Mickey. We stayed for two nights while visiting Kilkenny and Mount Juliet Golf course. The surroundings are stunning albeit remote, so definitely eat dinner before you arrive. Breakfast is served in their lovely dinning room. Definitely worth a visit for a night.

Thank Agfmomx3
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our outward journey to Kerry and also to break the journey to Dun Laoghaire on the return leg. What a wonderful classic country home, set in lovely peaceful surroundings and extremely good value, considering the sophisticated nature of the whole experience. Our room was beautifully appointed and the beds were... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Ballaghtobin is ideally sited for visiting Kilkenny city. The house is home to the charming Gabbetts - Catherine and Mickey. It's a stylish house and guests are warmly welcomed. Our room was delightfully and comfortably appointed with every possible request anticipated. We spent a relaxing first evening in the lovely drawing room chatting with our hosts and with another guest... More 

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