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Glen Gat Guesthouse
18/19 The Crescent, Dundalk, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 14 Dundalk B&B and Inns
Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The place is excellent for the price. It's right next to the rail station and right next to a 100x stop (bus to Dublin Airport). There's a guest kitchen (Tesco is right nearby). The included breakfast was great. Moved to the area for work I spent two weeks here while looking for a place to live in Carlingford. Tim, the owner, is very helpful and had no problem with me staying for an indeterminate amount of time.

Room Tip: Left side of the House (rooms 16+, I believe) use key cards for the doors while 1-15 use regular ke...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I recently enjoyed a most pleasant stay in Glen Gat Guesthouse. The owners, Tim and Catherine were extremely welcoming and could not have done more to ensure that our stay was one to remember. Our bedroom was very clean and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was also spotless. The breakfast offered was very fresh and tasty. There is an option of a self-catering kitchen, which we did not avail of, but which could be very useful to those who choose not to eat out. The B&B itself is clean, comfortable and charming with its added paintings and various items. Glen Gat Guesthouse is ideally located, being only a few minutes stroll from the town centre. I would highly recommend a stay here and I look forward to our return visit.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Where do I start on our stay at the GlenGat Guest House? I was traveling to Dundalk to visit friends around Christmas. We had originally booked a room at Crowne Plaza Hotel which is very nice from what I understand. Our main concern was that the CP was significantly out of town which would have meant less flexibility and many taxi fares. We were renting a car in Ireland later in the trip. The location is excellent - just a few minutes' walk from the center of town. That suited us well as we did some shopping and made several trips back and forth during our stay which would have been impossible or at least very expensive had we kept our plans to stay out of town.

Tim was quite helpful in booking our rooms. He also offered to pick us up as the bus service we were using to get to Dundalk (Matthews.ie) now drops off at the Marshes shopping centre. That was a big help. I am a fan of Irish music and Tim also suggested an excellent source of Irish music just up the street. It was called the Jockeys Pub. I was able to get my music fix while my wife and son turned into bed early on Saturday night.

As we were there around Christmas it was much nicer to stay somewhere that felt like a home rather than just another decorated hotel. The decorations for Christmas were great.

We also met Tim's daughter Helena and she was great about getting us pointed in the right direction when we were getting our bearings.

The breakfast each morning was perfect. Hot, good selection, good tasting and not rushed at all.

We learned about the story behind the GlenGat and the family's involvement with a re-enactment of the Tain. The event this past June had been filmed for TG4 (the Irish language television station) and was to be shown on the national network the day after we left Dundalk. We caught the show at our next stop and were delighted to see Tim, Helena and the GlenGat featured very prominently in the show.

Another convenient thing about the GlenGat was when it was time to take a different bus service (Bus Eireann) to the Dublin airport we just took a left out of the front of the GlenGat, walked one block and picked up the bus (not the main station stop, but an intermediate stop on the way out of town) just outside the McDonalds. The guest house is also very close to the train station (we took the train on a day trip to Belfast - a little over an hour's ride.)

This was my third trip to Dundalk and staying at the GlenGat made it the BEST of the three!

Room Tip: We needed a double room for ourselves and a single room for our son and they gave us 21 and 20 respe...
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  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in this Guest house while doing a course in the area. Tim was very helpful with directions etc . Location excellent. No noise issues either.
Rooms were very comfortable
Overall couldn't recommend highly enough, I will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We didn't know what to expect when we were going to Dundalk! We checked into Glen Gat House and we asked loads of questions about what to do in Dundalk, the surrounding areas and Dublin, as we were heading onto Dublin for the weekend. They were all very informative and thee most accommodating family we have ever met! Loved every aspect of Glen Gat, especially the decor :) Thanks again!

  • Stayed August 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Everything about this accommodation is really fab the location is just perfect walking distance from everything including the train station yet a very quiet and tranquil atmosphere inside making the stay very relaxing. The service is nothing short of outstanding the staff just can not do enough to help make their guests feel incredibably welcome . Just a great place to stay

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

the good
best nights sleep in dundalk
amazing beds
the owners are very friendly
5 mins walk from the town

the bad
none
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Address: 18/19 The Crescent, Dundalk, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Dundalk
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Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Dundalk
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Number of rooms: 23
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