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Smarmore Castle

Smarmore, Ardee, Ireland
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Smarmore Castle
Ranked #1 of 4 Ardee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After hours of traversing the drumlin-dotted countryside north of Dublin, Eileen, our Smarmore Castle hostess, welcomed us into her charming 12th century castle B and B. Once the seat of the William Taaffe family, our B and B had the distinction of being one of the longest continuously inhabited Irish castles, as successive generations of Taaffes had called Smarmore Castle... More

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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We got a great welcome. The rooms are gorgeous - might have been better if ALL rooms had a four-poster bed, though... Our room had a turret-area with chairs and a window-seat - lovely. Lovely olde-worlde charm, it was gorgeous. The breakfast was delicious. Excellent value for such an unusual place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

This were our last 2 nights in Ireland, and we couldn't ask for better place. We slept on the highest floor of the castle and we felt like a queen & a king. The owners have huge farm. The service was great! The owners threated us as if we own the castle. It was a very good and intresting experience,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Have just returned from my first visit to Smarmore and hope it won't be my last. If you like corporate glitz and gadgets, then this isn't the place for you. However, if you like a warm welcome, personal service, laid back atmosphere, big rooms, old world charm and tons of history, then you'll love Smarmore. We stayed in the Viscount... More

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Jupiter, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived at Smarmore tired on our first day of driving in Ireland. It was so peaceful to walk the grounds and discover all the little surprises hidden there. The castle was the perfect combination of elegance and comfort. It is a bit out of town, but that fit our mood. The family could not ave been more helpful. I... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We all had a lovely and unique stay in this fabulous castle and its grounds. Eileen and her husband are very welcoming and do an amazing job looking after everything. To sleep in the four poster bed and see the old sections of the castle under us was wonderful.This was a great base to explore the ancient sites around like... More

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Setauket, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed in one of the two bedrooms in the castle. The "new" house, from the early 1700's, is lovely as is the outside. Our room was large and the bathroom very modern and large. Eileen and her husband are gracious hosts. The town of Ardee is very close and offers some sights if one wants to walk around a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

if you like the experience to stay in a 800 year old castle, take the chance with this B&B. it's well maintained and has huge rooms with attached huge bathrooms. the stay is confortable. the only really negative point is, you can hear every step and the TV from other room(s). breakfast is of standard irish quality. the italian restaurant... More

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60 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a very peaceful place to stay and it's what we needed that day. We had the lovely Viscount's room with the four poster bed. Eileen and Peter were very helpful. The building is beautiful and the blue sitting room set aside for guests was a lovely place to sit and has free internet. We really enjoyed the meal... More

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Green Cove Springs FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were privileged to stay one night at Smarmore Castle and this was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The owners made us feel so welcome and at home and showed us to the Viscount's Room. Honestly, we felt like we were the Lord and Lady of the manor, there for a visit. Even though we were in... More

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Also Known As:
Smarmore Castle Hotel Ardee
Smarmore Castle Hotel
Address: Smarmore, Ardee, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Ardee
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ardee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smarmore Castle (dating from 1320) is one of Ireland’s longest continuously lived in buildings combining the elegance of a bygone age with the comfort of the most modern accommodation. It is located one hours drive north of Dublin. It is family run and offers five unique bedrooms. One has a majestic four poster bed while others are large and ideal for families. It is located in the Boyne Valley within an easy drive of Newgrange (Bru na Boinne), Trim Castle and Hill of Tara. Delicious Italian cuisine is available in 'La Cucina' restaurant in the castle courtyard. ... more   less 

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