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Gleann-na-Smol B&B

Nashville Road, Howth 3, Ireland
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Gleann-na-Smol B&B
Ranked #1 of 4 Howth B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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EAST YORK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have had stayed here in the past but, it will be long time before I stay there again. Sean (owner) is a wonderful person, helpful, great Irish breakfast maker, however his B&B is very 'unkempt' in fact quite dirty. Just cannot accept this in todays world. Sorry Sean

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cameron park, ca.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was the last place we stayed in our 18 day trip in Ireland. It was our least favorite B& B. We had made reservations in March and traveled in Oct., yet when we arrived our room had someone else still in it. The owner was out of town and left the place to his very sweet niece, Margaret, and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We really wanted to like Gleann-na-Smol. Really. We had a good feeling about the place when we called. Sean, proprietor, is very welcoming. He has great knowledge of the area and of Ireland in general. His breakfast is good. And his singing, in Irish or English, is entertaining. Sean set me up so I could work via Internet (something I... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Unfortunately of the 5 B&Bs we stayed at in our 11day trip to Ireland, this was #5. Our host was absolutely charming, and the breakfast was good, but the room left a lot to be desired. The shower was moldy, no soap, and the bed linens and pillows (not sure they were really pillows) left a lot to be desired.... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Gleann-na-Smol hosted us on a reunion/vacation for my extended family in August 2012. You would have thought that Sean, the proprietor, was one of the family -- he very patiently accommodated our shifting plans and preferences, even cheerfully coordinating the comings and goings of wings of the family when cell phones went awry. At the time, Sean was recovering from... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Extremely friendly & welcoming. This B&B has been in the family for generations & it completely showed . The man of the house really made me feel welcome & comfortable. The hotels could do with learning from this man about customer service . A deffinate easy choice to make if looking for great value accommodation in Howth.

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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The B&B is located in a lovely neighborhood. An easy (I like hills) walk to the seaside town of Howth where you will find a great backdrop for vacation photos. Lots of nice restaurants and no shortage of ice cream shops. We had the opportunity to stay with Sean on bookend nights of our trip to Ireland for a family... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great small B and B. Room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Sean was so helpful - he even picked us up from the train station and dropped us back there each morning. Slight walk up a hill from the main street, but this didn't bother us at all. Excellent location. 5 - 10 minute walk from town. Great restaurants in... More

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

We had room number 4. With homemade raspberry jam, bright an clean rooms and jean the most entertaining host on our trip around Ireland!!! He knows hos way around and also has great recommendations fir lical irish seafood restaurants and sights. Everytime again!!!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you are looking for luxury and an amenity-laden experience book somewhere else! If you are looking for a place and folks that make you feel like you've made it to a familiar-from-your-childhood vacation home (or maybe some beloved relative's home) then book with Sean and his Family. This is my first trip to Ireland. Simple, comfortable, clean and homey--not... More

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Also Known As:
Gleann-Na-Smol Hotel Howth
Gleann-Na-Smol Bed And Breakfast
Gleann-Na-Smol Hotel
Address: Nashville Road, Howth 3, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Howth
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Howth

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