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Kinvara Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Square, Kinvara, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Kinvara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a great find !!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed so much the quality of this B&B. Service was very good and friendly and the room was very clean and spacious. A very good value for money. Kinvara is a very charming village and we recommend Pierhead for dinner ( we went there all 3 nights!!!!).

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I booked this B&B based on the excellent reviews it had already received in Tripadvisor. We were greeted politely by a girl who was definately rushing (probably back to work in Londis which is attached) and who suggested we pay up front since it was her day off on Monday (our check out day) and we might have to wait around if we wanted to pay then. Not a great start, definately felt we were an inconvenience. Its true the place is spotless, very new, very comfortable beds (some of the best I've been in), fantastic shower pressure and decent size room. Breakfast was standard fare. But it was like staying in a motel. Once we had checked in that was all we saw of any staff - we had been looking for recommendations for places to eat, place to walk etc but there was no one to ask. 'Sterile' is the word I would use. If I'd wanted that I would have booked an anonymous chain hotel. I wanted to stay in a guesthouse/B&B for the friendly and local service but it was not to be. Still we had a great break made all the better by a jazz funk band which was playing in Tully's pub up the road - they were fab! As for 'The Tide Full Inn' restaurant, great antipasti but just about average pizza and tiramisu. Overall I think I would stay in Ballyvaughan if I was heading that direction again. NB. It was off season when we stayed in Kinvara so that probably explains the lack of staff and athmosphere.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Mary was so helpful in making reservations for us at the Dunquaire Castle Banquet with even special requests. She stayed in touch. Both host and hostess were very warm and friendly. Wonderful stay. Would highly recommend..

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Stayed here for 10 days...the place doesnt look much from the outside but it is just gorgeous inside...my only grumble was thee windows didnt open much so it did feel stuffy and stiffled..but it was rather warm at the time which is unusual..we missed our flights and staff/owner couldnt do enough for us we had to stay 3 nights longer which was no problem at all.
Breakfast is amazing all cooked for by Eliza..little vietnam girl who was so kind and breakfast came in mounds.
Also at night i would often pop down to the kitchen for a snack...no charge.. my partner Shaun made me a lovely piccy night for me in the spotless kitchen ...no charge...
Rooms spotless and beds comfortable...ird go tomorrow if i could..wdnt bother with the Italian restaurant across the road..just appaling...but Keowes over the rd is reknown for the brown bread and soup...our fave place...i loved it...
Gaynor and Shaun 30th May 2010

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

This is a fantastic new ("hotel without the pub") bed and breakfast/guesthouse in a beautiful Village called Kinvara, the "gateway" to the Burren. It is smack in the centre of the village, within a short stroll to all the great little pubs and restaurants. We have given this b&b an "excellent" all round score which it clearly deserves.We will definitely stay there again on any future visit to the area.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Maynooth, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

A great place to stay! The staff was very friendly and the facilities are comparable to a hotel, for the price of a Bed & Breakfast. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. A baby bed was provided for our little son.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Dublin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

The previous 5 reviews give a true and accurate description of this excellent B&B. It was constructed 1 year ago over a large new Londis supermarket with a large car park to the rear. Free on street car parking is also available in front of the B&B. The bedrooms are well fitted with excellent ensuites and flat screen TVs. The large dining room sits 30 or more people and there is a large adjoining guest lounge with 2 leather suites and a large flat screen TV together with complementary newspapers and magazines. The owner John Burke is very much hand on and is there most mornings. The B&B has an excellent deal for 2 nights B&B and one excellent dinner in the nearby Pierhead Restaurant and Bar, which is owned by John's brother Mike. Another good dining option is the Tide Full inn restaurant, which is across the road and does excellent pizzas amongst other things. We will certainly return to Kinvara B&B

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Address: The Square, Kinvara, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Kinvara
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kinvara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinvara Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kinvara Guesthouse is a delightful, new, luxurious Bed & Breakfast centrally located in the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara. With unrivaled natural beauty on its doorstep, this beautiful guesthouse is ideally positioned at the gateway to the spectacular Burren Region and on the shores of Galway Bay. ... more   less 
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