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Townsend House Guest House

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Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Superb place, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Birr itself was a lovely town with lots to do. Castle and grounds very interesting, and great pubs and shops. Lovely experience all round. We will be back.

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Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

No one couldn't have presented a larger challenge for a B&B host than we did...26 people travelling together...16 kids...12 of them under the age of 12! And the grandmother to boot! Martin and Lorraine made us all feel as if we were right at home. Kids running all through the houses. Plenty of room for everyone. Breakfast was always perfect!... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This is my 4th visit to Townsends and will definately be back again. Great welcome as always from Martin and Lorraine. My husband and our two teenage daughters ate in the tapas bar - food was delicious and plentiful - would highly recommend a visit. Breakfast plentiful as always. Hope to be back again in February.

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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Una, Delighted you enjoyed your stay with Steve and family and also the Tapas Restaurant .Hope you a great weekend and will see you again in February. Regards Martin and Lorraine More 

Dublin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Arrived down to Birr for a wedding in Dooleys hotel and decided to stay over in the town. What a beautiful gem and welcome I received from Martin when I arrived. The room was fantastic double shower with great pressure and although I paid for breakfast I passed on it and decided the sleep in was better without the kids.... More 

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kearns1, Owner at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Martin, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon again in 2015. Regards Martin and Lorraine. More 

Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stayed here with my husband and lots of family members as we had a reunion in Birr.. What a lovely relaxing room, bed was super comfortable, food was lovely, nothing beats a full irish and Martin and Lorraine did this perfectly .. lovely, warm and welcoming, nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them or their staff..we are already... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I've now stayed here four/five times, and for me it is the best centrally placed B&B in Birr. Martin & Lorraine's welcome is great each, and every time. I cannot recommend this B&B highly enough. Central enough to all amenities, but far enough away as to be quiet.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in late august. it was my nieces wedding as she lives in Birr this was very handy for us. off road parking was good, martin and his wife were very friendly and very helpful. the room was good the bed large and very comfortable plus nice shower room. the breakfast was excellent and served... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A beautiful building with a wonderful 'home from home' atmosphere. Lorraine and Martin were so welcoming and eager to help in any way possible to ensure our holiday experience was the best possible. Each day started with a sumptuous 'full Irish' in my case although a wide choice of alternatives were available (you have to try the home made soda... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in Townsend B&B, Birr. Very comfortable room. Very nice breakfast and extremely helpful and friendly staff. We really enjoyed our stay. B&B close very close to Birr town centre so very convenient.

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kearns1, Manager at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Townsend House Guest House,we hope to see you in the near future.Regards Martin and Lorraine Kearns More 

Ireland
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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last friday we had a the most enjoyable evening at Townsend houses new Tapas Bar. Firstly, our wine was lovely (€20 per bottle approx) and €4 for a pint of guinness for our husbands, and the very tasty tapas went down a treat with all. My favourites were the Chorizo and Chickpea with crispy bread, the chicken Oysters and the... More 

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kearns1, Manager at Townsend House Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our Tapas and Wine Bar.We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with friends and look forward to your return visit, Regards Lorraine and Martin More 

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