My wife and I visited Coolakay for a three night break while over in Ireland for my best friend's wedding. We always use TA before booking any type of accomodation either at home or abroad and have always trusted the opinions of other reviewers/posters.
We weren't to be dissapointed because Coolakay exceeded all our expectations as a fantastic guest house.
We were initially met by the lovely Monica and after a cup of tea & coffee we were shown to room no.1 which would be ours for the duration of our stay. It was tastefully decorated in a lovely warm lilac colour scheme and had one of the comfiest beds we've ever slept in.
The ensuite was done in black & white (my fav colours) with a superb powerful shower enclosure, and everything down to the hand towels was matching and of extremely high quality.
Tea & coffee was always freely available both in the passageway where the rooms were as well as the main house itself. We stayed on a B&B basis and the breakfasts that were served were both extremely tasty and very generous, there were yoghurts, cereals & fresh fruit available followed by a selection of cooked breakfasts, full Irish, scrambled eggs etc, we opted for the full Irish everytime.
We met Yvonne the owner who we found to be a very charming lady, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly, she is my idea of what a B&B owner should be, nothing was too much trouble for her.
The day after our friends wedding we needed to get a taxi back to their venue to collect our car, so I asked her for a number of a local cab, but she told us that she would be happy to take us to collect the car, how many guest house owners would do that?
On the way we chatted about one thing and another, I mentioned that I was the owner of a landscaping business and had admired the gardens adjacent to the guest house. Yvonne did ask my advice regarding the cutting of a few Hebe's but apart from that they were very well maintained by their gardener and an ideal place to sit and chill on a warms Summers evening. We were treated like family while we were there and we would have no hesitation in making another reservation in the future, hopefully before too long.
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