The Old Rectory in Dungarvan was hands down the worst B and B we stayed in during our month-long cycle trip.
The owner's wife was really, really unpleasant--as we were drinking our tea after breakfast the next morning, she marched in and asked us what we were still doing, didn't we know we had to check out? We replied that yes, we did, but all we had to do was take quick showers and then pack our things--we were cycling, it's not like we had a lot to pack. As it turned out, she had shut our hot water off. When we went downstairs to ask for the hot water so we could take showers and jet, she told us it was our own fault, that we should have taken showers the night before, that our water was broken. We asked again, and were again told it was our fault we couldn't shower, but if we'd like, she could boil us water so we could shower in the sink.
This confused us greatly, mostly because we'd intended to check into The Old Rectory, not Ye Olde Taverne Inne circa 1750. Finally, after nearly a half an hour, she let us take showers in another room, all the while freaking out at us that we were going to make her miss her funeral and trying to distract us by telling us all about how the kid had overdosed on ecstasy. The thing is, had she a) not turned our water off, or b) just let us take showers in the old room right off the bat, we would have been gone in under fifteen minutes.
All in all, I can't recommend anything about this place. There are plenty of great B and Bs in Dungarvan...skip this one.
Go somewhere else.
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The writer and her friend (two girls in their teens) arrived on bicycles one wet evening. We felt sorry for them and having locked away their bikes and showed them to their ensuite room we explained how to get to the town for restaurants etc. However they said they didn't have much money and wanted to eat a porridge like food in their bedroom. We cooked the food for them and arranged a sitting room for them to eat in. We provided further food and beverage for them at no charge and dried some of their clothing by an aga in the kitchen.
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They didn't arrive downstairs until very late the following morning by which time most guests had already left. They remained in the dining room using the internet (free) and then decided they would have showers. They complained that the water wasn't hot enough so we showed them to another room with an electric shower which they used. At no time did any of them make a complaint and I am shocked at their attitude. They left The Old Rectory way after checking out time
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