We spent 14 nights in Ireland, all in B&B's, seven total. Three of those seven were outstanding, Newlands lodge being one of them. Great location, along a side road out of town. Travel into town was easy and took us 10 minutes by our rental. Plenty of room for parking, Our room was spacious, clean, and had a wonderful view of the countryside. Food in all of our B&B's were great and at Newlands it was no different. What set this lodge apart from some of the others was our hosts Mairead and Jim. Mariread was truly special. She has such a feel for your needs and is so attentive. She has knowledge of time to see the attractions you are interested in and great advise on not scheduling more than is possible on any given day. We wanted irish blankets and mentioned this to her the night of arrival. The next morning at breakfast she gave us literature on shops in the area. (Avoca is a must.) On departure she recommended stops on the way to our next location. She is truly genuine and would be someone tou would really enjoy being friends with if you were her neighbor. Listen to her advise if you stay there as she is spot on. Great rates. Many great attractions in the area. Would love to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mairead & Jimmy offer luxury accommodation with a choice of superior double and family rooms with king and queen size beds, all rooms with en-suite facilities, guest lounge to relax, private parking, landscaped gardens, free wi-fi. Full Irish breakfast included in rates, and light refreshments available at all times. Newlands Lodge is situated in beautiful countryside, just 4 miles from the magnificent Kilkenny Castle and the 13th century St Sacice's cathedral. Newlands Lodge is Ideally located to tour the surrounding counties of Waterford, Tipperary, and Wexford, all less than 1 hours drive. Dublin is connected to Kilkenny by motorway and the drive is 90 minutes. Newlands lodge welcomes you to its peaceful atmosphere enhanced by a fine reputation of hospitality and customer care. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Newlands Hotel Kilkenny