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Briar Lodge

Hill Road, Bunratty, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of this BNB has been in the business for nearly 30 years and it shows. Trish runs an efficient business. Everything functioned well in the rooms and her Wi Fi is strong and did not need a password. She was very friendly and gave us good advice on area attractions as well as accurately advising us when to... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Briar Lodge many times - Trish Cronin and her family have a lovely B&B !! On this visit we had our daughter and her family with us - they were so impressed by the style and comfort of the rooms !! The breakfast was also a highlight! Trish is a wonderful hostess,kind,enthusiastic and knowledgeable! We highly... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit at Briar Lodge. We were passing through County Clare and only stayed a night, though Trish went out of her way to make us comfortable. She is really fun and engaging! The breakfast was nice & the B&B was really easy to find because of all the sign markings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this fantastic B&B. We stayed at 8 different B&B's during our 23 day vacation, and Briar Lodge went above and beyond our expectations. The whole family was inviting and I enjoyed the BEST french-toast I have had in years! Also, the little almond fingers were amazing! We enjoyed sitting outside on the picnic table... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights and used Briar Lodge as our base for exploring the west of Ireland. I loved that Trish checked in with us every morning to find out what we'd done the previous day and gave us lots of helpful suggestions on things to do and how to avoid traffic and construction. Because it's so near Shannon Airport,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Briar Lodge in Bunratty was an excellent B&B, run by the most lovely lady I've had the pleasure to meet. Not only were our beds soft and clean, but the french toast we were made in the mornings were out of this world. Tricia is an amazing lady and the kindest person. She was knowledgable about the area and... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My friend and I stayed at Briar Lodge on our Ireland Fun trip. Our hostess was a hoot and a fantastic hostess, thank you Trish! Our room was cozy and delightful. The B & B itself was so warm and cozy you just felt like you were home with friends. We were having trouble with our phones so she had... More 

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Veazie, Maine
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We love Briar Lodge and Trish is the best hostess ever! We booked our first night in Ireland here, and also our last night before returning to the U.S. We flew into and out of Shannon, and Briar Lodge is an easy 10-15 minute drive from the airport. Everything about this B&B is just right and we will absolutely stay... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Our last evening in the Emerald Isle could not have been met with a more friendly welcome, comfortable accommodations and elegant accents. Trish welcomed me with a smile and immediately felt at home. The room was beautifully made up, super warm blankets and extremely clean bathroom. The breakfast was also amazing. This was the best way to close up our... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Briar Lodge is in a nice, quiet setting but is still a quick trip to Bunratty Castle (or an easy drive to Shannon). The room was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The host, Trish, was easy to talk to and made sure we felt at home. It really was like staying at a friend's house!

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