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“A Texan Welcome in Ireland” 5 of 5 stars
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Underwood | Rochestown, Cork Ireland, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 62 Cork B&B and Inns
Rockport, Texas
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“A Texan Welcome in Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just after booking online, John Fox asked me what kind of trees were surrounding our property in Texas. As a retired landscape designer and contractor, we were immediately joined "at the hip" Then, when we arrived at their beautiful garden home,, he and Helen gave us a big Texan welcome....smiles and hugs! Their breakfast room is an atrium with 360 degree view of their gardens. We had just completed an 8 day Irish Castle Package tour and it was wonderful to return to a refreshing, user friendly, graciously hosted B & B. Didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

For the first time in our life (Mario & Petra from Hoorn,The Netherlands) we stayed in Iereland at Glencairn B&B near Rochestown. A beautiful cottage with an amazing garden. We slept there for two nights and John and Helen were our first entrance to this new experience! We discovered how warm and friendly the Irish people are. Something we sure had to get used to, because the Irish people are far different than people in other European countries. Something we experienced many times during our nine days hollyday-trip. We had good breakfasts and also good conversations. John and Helen gave us much information about the surrounding areas and interesting places to visit. The room was excellent and the bed was very comfortable. Personally we have to thank John and Helen for their help to give us a lift to Cork while the rain was poring down. That's real Irish hospitality! When we are able to come back we will sure pay a visit for several days to Glencairn B&B. Love you both John and Helen! Greetings from the both of us!

Room Tip: The bed we slept in was high standard and the breakfasts exellent . Something you only will find in...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed here two night in early October and could not have been happier. John and Helen are delightful hosts. John went out of his way to make us welcome. He helped us navigate the town and find a place to eat, in spite of the fact that we arrived late and hadn't had the chance to pick up our rental car yet. The rooms are cute and cozy and the garden is just perfectly quaint. Breakfast in the sun-room looking out at the garden could not be more lovely. I would highly recommend this place to anyone I knew traveling to Ireland.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed with John and Helen for 1 night and absolutely loved the experience. They were both very welcoming and had a beautiful home and garden. It was a shame we could only stay for one night. We will definitely reach out to them again the next time we are in Cork.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My sister and I stayed 3 nights here. Our first trip to Ireland. How lucky we were to have stayed at John and Helen's B & B. Absolutely beautiful garden and home. Not to mention the traditional Irish breakfast. When we come back to Ireland, we won't stay anywhere else. Our roots are here which was one reason we came to this part of Ireland in the first place. I recommend this B & B very highly to anyone that is interested in the BEST! Gail & Janice

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This incredible B&B gives you a true Irish experience. Imagine the perfect B&B.... This is exactly that. Beautiful house, splendid garden, wonderful view and most of all incredible hospitality. Just far enough from Cork to be out of the hustle bustle but not too far to be off of the beaten path. The owners were very helpful, they went our of their way to make us happy. Recommended attractions, gave directions and made breakfast to order. We only stayed one night but wish it could have been longer. If you are traveling to Ireland this B&B is a must.

Room Tip: Room 4 has a view of the bay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed for one night and wished we had stayed longer! Everyone we met during our 10 days in Ireland was friendly, but Helen and John were the warmest and most welcoming, beginning with tea and biscuits (cookies) in the lovely garden when we arrived. John gave us wonderful advice about what to see in Cork and Cobh. The breakfast was delicious--the best eggs we had in Ireland--and we were encouraged to talk with other travelers and our hosts while eating (unlike our other B&B, which was more like a small hotel). We stayed in the room that Jen K describes, and it's true that the bathroom is tiny, but we had no one very large in our party so it worked for us. Check out the photos posted by other guests--and remember that Glencairn is more lovely in person! Jean, Rob, and Beth

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glencairn Bed and Breakfast

Address: Underwood | Rochestown, Cork Ireland, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ours is an intimate family home. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel relaxed and strive to cater for every need and taste. There are beautiful gardens in a wooded setting overlooking Cork Harbor, activities such as; golfing, sailing, horse-riding within 5 miles, a bus into city, parking, a full Irish breakfast. We are ten minutes from City/Airport. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Glencairn Hotel Cork
Glencairn b&b

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