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Gleann-na-Smol B&B

Kilrock Road (near Nashville Rd), Howth 3, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Howth B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Co Derry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights, needs a little love & attention but as somewhere to lay your head I couldn't really complain. Sean is friendly & welcoming and nothing is a problem. However after phoning to confirm before leaving home, when we got there he had mixed up the nights for the booking, luckily he had one room, although... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Without a doubt Sean is very welcoming and nice person but the room I was given not so much. The en-suite was absolutely tiny and the water in the shower wouldn't drain. The bed was very uncomfortable and the room wasn't very clean.

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Primorsko, Bulgaria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There is internet there but not working. Warm people, good breakfast. But breakfast starts a kind of late 7:30 which is not good enough if you need to be in Dublin by 9. A kind of far from everything. Even local taxi drivers are struggling to find it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Staying at Gleann-na-Smol with Sean (Valley of the songbird) is like staying with your crazy uncle. He's totally fun & helpful in his own crazy way and he also has some great stories and will treat you like family, but the house and rooms could use some updating and cleaning. There are not a lot of options in Howth (pronounced... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This B&B is expensive and very bad value. It is not clean and there are bad odours throughout the house. The shower tray didn't drain, the furniture is thread bare and stained, the towels are beyond old. The sausages were barely cooked and the eggs were swimming in grease - I could go on! The only positive I could see... More 

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Four of us (My wife, my son and my sister) stayed here for two nights while we attended a wedding. The host (Sean) was extremely welcoming and kind. Breakfast was fulsome, and Sean even gave us a lift to a nearby station when we left.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sean is fantastic. He is a lovely, kind, chatty, helpful person and I really enjoyed getting to know him. I feel bad that I can't give his B&B a glowing review because he is such a great person. The room, however, was very disappointing, especially given the price. There was dust with spiders living in it in the corners of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a beautiful location (wild paradise) along Howth Harbour and Seán will probably come and pick you up if you're nearby! Awesome B&B, call Seán 01-832 2936. We stayed for 3 nights and it was a dream come true! Thank you Ireland!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In our 2 weeks of traveling, Sean was the most gracious host and we only wish we could have spent more time in Howth. He went out of his way to help us (drove us into town, drove us to local attractions which would have been a long walk away) and offered excellent advice on local restaurants and outings. He... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a great stay at this B&B. Sean (the owner) was VERY hospitable. He drove us into town to go to an ATM and upon discovering it was out of order, drove us into the next town. He let us watch movies in the living area and made delicious breakfast. I did not have any bad experiences there (especially... More 

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