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Emmet House Bed & Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 12 Birr B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
R G Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very friendly, family-run place. We were treated very well there and enjoyed a nice visit to the Birr Castle grounds and telescope. Homemade items for breakfast were a nice touch! The only thing I'd change was the lack of good internet in some rooms.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We came upon this lovely B&B and rang the bell to check for open rooms. A lovely woman answered and 5 minutes later came driving up to let us in. She was so welcoming and friendly. The Emmet House was immaculate and quite charming. She gave us dinner recommendations and the breakfast was outstanding!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were received with the warmest of welcomes. The bed and breakfast has lovely rooms and it was lovely to have carpet on the floors. Breakfast included homemade bread and scones. We were so full but were given some scones to take away with us. Would recommend this to anyone wanting an veer night stay in central Ireland.

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ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

All B&B owners should stay here and see how to run a proper B&B.We had the pleasure to stay here last Saturday and as all the other reviews state it was the best nights B&B stay we have had .Maureen and her Mom made us feel so welcome .The rooms are top class with all you could want.Every where is... More

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you've traveled at all in Ireland and the UK you may have experienced some small disappointments of things we take for granted in the US at bed and breakfasts. Things like multiple outlets, washcloths, door jams, and hair dryers. The Emmet house had all of these amenities plus a fantastic breakfast and friendly staff. Our room was large -... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This Guest house is warm and welcoming and of the highest quality and service along with great personality from the family that run it. Our stay at Emmet house was fab- highly recommend. With Maureen and Shirley at the Helm your stay is ensured to be a lovely one.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not sure who came up with the description of "Boutique" B&B. Apparently someone who didn't know the meaning of the word (A business serving a sophisticated or specialized clientele). There was nothing sophisticated or special about this B&B. The room was not decorated very well, it was extremely small (and that was fine but it wasn't a boutique). The bathroom... More

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Galway, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We were very lucky to have gotten room number one with the view over Emmet square It's really nice and as I am from birr it brought back so many memories So just get on the case and book a stay in this lovely town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The only thing I regret on my trip to Birr is not having stayed longer at The Emmet House (due to work engagements). A lovely atmosphere and a warm welcome from Maureen and Shirley, the sisters-owners of the place. Emmet House offers a quiet surrounding for a good personal time away from the demands of everyday life, while being very... More

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Swansea
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Excellent location in the heart of this fascinating and historic town. 4 Welsh lads(!) over for the painful experience on Sat afternoon ! Stayed in Birr on many occasions with friends cultivated over the years - this B&B is homely, great value and well run by Evelyn and daughter Maureen. Very friendly welcome - good full breakfast, including home made... More

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Address: Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Emmet House Bed & Breakfast 3*
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Emmet House is a small boutique style hotel situated in Emmet Square,, Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, free sat flat screen TVs, slippers and toiletries. Free wifi throughout the house. We are 5 min walk from all amenities. ... more   less 
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