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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Limerick Road, Newcastle West, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hardenberg, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stayed for three nights at The Orchard and enjoyed my stay there a lot. When I arrived I had a piece of Eileens wonderful Guinness-cake and coffee. She emailed me the recipe and I just baked it myself. I had a room on the front of the house. The bed was very nice. The only thing that I didn't... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at the Orchard on our cycling holiday. We were met with a warm welcome, tea and cake. We had a place to store our bikes and Eileen looked after us as well as we would be at home. A great place to stay, nice room and a good cooked breakfast with home made jam and bread.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

My daughters and I enjoyed this lovely B&B so much! Eileen and her husband Pat welcomed us warmly after a long day with the famous Guinness cake and tea, even though we arrived very late. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with lots of sweet touches. A great place to stay!!

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had booked our first night in Ireland at The Orchard after emailing Eileen and letting her know know that we would be arriving early in the morning and would be needing to take a nap. We arrived even earlier than expected (even before the current guests were up for breakfast) but Eileen welcomed us with tea and fresh baked... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Eileen is a gracious host. My mom and I stayed for 2 days. Eileen packed us a delicious lunch which we had in Recess next to the Connemara Giant in Recess. Roast beef sandwiches on brown bread,tea in a flask. Recess. Makes a great stout bread.

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Portland, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Eileen was the kindest, sweetest woman and we had a lovely time at The Orchard. Food is delicious, beds were comfortable and she was more than willing to answer any questions we had. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. It felt more like staying with a close friend. We will be back!!

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Mandy, Thank you so very much for staying. We had some great chats. Of course I thrive on praise. Looking forward to having you stay again and catch up on our conversations. Regards, Eileen. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Eileen was phenomenal!!! This is an older home and will need some renovations eventually (water pressure very low, etc) but this did not detract from Eileen's friendliness and world class service. Breakfast was out of this world. She even took time to teach some of our family and friends some recipes. Highly recommended.

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear f15blade, Thank you for the lovely comments. Sorry about the water pressure. I still haven't got high pressure shower and only use gravity flow to power the shower. This is normal in most Irish homes. As regards the praise for the care I take of my customers, I really appreciate it. I am also glad that you enjoyed Foleys... More

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11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed frequently with Eileen and her family at the Orchard, Newcastle West while I was travelling with work, and I have to say, I have never encountered service like this. Eileen is the most welcoming host I have ever met, and the rooms were always spotlessly clean. great location, in the "gateway to Kerry" town of Newcastle west, and... More

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Liz, It was lovely having you every week during the Summer. I felt very relaxed having you in my home. Eventhough The Orchard is a Bed and Breakfast, it is still my home. You were such a lovely person to care for and I appreciated your humour. Thank you for the lovely comments. Best regards in the future. Regards,... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

If your looking to stay in an "old worldly", traditional Irish B&B then The Orchard is definitely a "must stay" if you happen to be staying in this part of Ireland. My room was clean and had all the comforts of home. A nice cup of tea and some lovely home made cake was on offer on arrival which was... More

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, It was lovely to have you stay. I enjoyed our chat. I appreciate a person who likes home baking. Did you try baking the Guinness Cake? Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated. Best regards, Eileen More

Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed here this summer with 8 family members and it became like home for the week we stayed. We had odd schedules and moved rooms a few times, and Eileen took it all in stride. Eileen is a wonderful host, delicious griddle cake baker, and kind, helpful woman! This past week I bought some griddle cake mix and I... More

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Con... Family, Thank you for your comments. Yes we had fun. I have lived most of my life here in Ireland but this past July was something else. The heat!!! Wasn't it something else? I searched Newcastle West, Kenmare and Killorglin for a fan for room 1 but they were all sold out. The curtains were closed everyday to... More

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Address: Limerick Road, Newcastle West, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Newcastle West
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Orchard 3*
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Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. ... more   less 
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