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Townsend House Guest House

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Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
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  • 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 3 weeks ago

I booked the Townsend house guest house for work and knew nothing about the area or the place. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. The owners were incredibly welcoming, and took the delivery of work collateral ahead of my visit in their stride (I did ask first). The room was great, exactly what I needed. Lovely room, and ample... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Townsend House Guest House was very easy to find, the proprietors were extremely pleasant, the bed was lovely and comfy. Breakfast was lovely and served quickly and the whole premises was absolutely spotless. The only down side was that it's on a busy street so pack your ear plugs so the traffic doesn't wake you too early. Other than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ideally situated near Birr Castle and town centre, with lots of traditional Irish pubs. Most with live Irish music where anyone can join in. We have stayed with the hosts Martin and Loraine many times when visiting family and always receive a warm welcome. The rooms are comfortable and clean and of course the Full Irish Breakfast is a must.... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stayed here for one night got such a warm welcome on arrival best iv ever gotten! staff were so friendly and helpful showing me too my room and showing me how to work the shower ect, and room was so spacious and comfortable! Full Irish breakfast the next morning was gorgeous! Even got offered a lift to work the next... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stumbled upon Townsend House by pure chance. We decided to detour coming back from Galway and booked a double room. We were met by a very friendly Martin. Who took time to learn out names. Room was spacious and clean and very nicely decorated. We decided to have dinner and drinks in their Tapas bar and again were blown... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed here for 1 night as we passed through Birr , The Hotel is a beautiful family run TownHouse , it has lovely rooms and it is a beautifully restored Town House with a lovely Tapas and Wine bar and also serves draught beer for the non wine drinkers !! It location is no more then 1 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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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
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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 

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