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Ballaghtobin

Callan, Ireland
Ballaghtobin
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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West Sussex
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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108 helpful votes 108 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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife, daughter, dog and I spent a wonderful weekend here. We stayed in the nursery room which offered a separate(d) area for our daughter and a large bathroom with many modern touches. The hostess, Catherine, was delightful and welcoming. Breakfast was vast. The experience was akin to staying with family. The house is lovely and the grounds impeccable. We... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

I stayed here with my family, and dog for one night at the end of the Summer. The grounds are lovely, with lots of mature trees and our puppy loved the freedom of running around. The rooms are comfortable with nice touches, in all there is a generosity in the quality of the appointment of the rooms with extra touches... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Only stayed one night, but have not stayed at such a well appointed guest house in Ireland before. Very impressive selection of amenities provided in the room. Breakfast was superb and cooked to order. Nice selection of fruit laid out, including those that don't have the letter "p". Good wi-fi connection and very friendly hostess. Well done Catherine!

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