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“Lovely would definately recommend Baked Eggs for breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
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Glenribbeen, Lismore, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Lismore B&B and Inns
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“Lovely would definately recommend Baked Eggs for breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

I stayed at the Lodge as we were attending a wedding locally, our room was lovely clean and bright there was everything you need hairdryer, kettle, books, local guides etc right down to a chocolate snack biscuit on a tray and a carafe of water, we were asked what we would like for breakfast and as a I don't eat meat I have gotten used to beans on toast with a tomato thrown in but as Els and Peter are vegetarians I received a wonderful plate of fresh fruit garnished with flowers, followed by the house special of baked eggs delicious! fresh orange, breads, cereals you name it the choices. I work in Tourism and I was very impressed with the hospitality and service received, B&B prices were very reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2011
Many thanks for taking time and effort to write a review. I find it especially heartening that you work in tourism and remain so positive about Glenribbeen - That's really great to be judged by a peer - and brill that we 'scored well'.

As for the breakfast - that really is where we believe we can shine. I'm always delighted when Els gets praised for her work as it is different and we believe better than any we've ever had. We trully believe that B&B's must see the breakfast as something that guests look forward to and remember fondly.
Again my thanks.
Peter
ps The recipe for the Glenribbeen Baked Special is on my Blog - pfiddle.wordpress.com on the recipe page.
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Apalachin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Peter and Els are wonderful people and right from the moment we met them, I knew we made the right choice of a place in Lismore. Their home is in a beautiful setting a short distance from the town of Lismore and quite an experience with gardens, hens, two wonderfully friendly dogs and within an easy walk to a river where the salmon fishers are busy. The house itself has a wonderfully large and comfortable dining/sitting area where breakfast is served and where we often found ourselves spending time chatting with Peter and/or Els and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee after a day of sightseeing. We learned A LOT of history about Ireland and Peter let us read books from his extensive library...one of which we borrowed and will send back. I had thought the breakfasts were great up to this point on our trip, but Peter and Els really go over the top with beautiful presentation and extraordinary and delicious food. I guarantee that you will not get a better breakfast in Ireland!!! Peter and Els are very approachable and helpful. A couple of evenings, we picked up some meat to BBQ and Peter set up the grill and provided the dishes, etc... We never felt rushed in our time with them as they always seemed to have time for whatever need or question we had. The room was comfortable and clean and had a TV/DVD combo in it. I loved the snacks and waters! Overall a great experience and highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2011
Hi - Thanks for taking the time to write. I'm again very happy you highlighted the breakfasts - Els will be thrilled. She feels she's the 'below the stairs' and doesn't get the limelight. But of course she's the power behind the throne.
Happy too that you mentioned the BBQ - so few people make use of it though we offer it and the adobe oven to guests. We don't eat any meat and rarely eat fish so it seems a shame that it's not used more. It certainly helps keep the costs down - staying 2 nights at €30pps per night and BBQ'ing is cheap by any standards - + we offer the bikes. canoe etc and the lessons. Won't get that in a hotel :-)

Thanks again,
Peter
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Thanks Peter and Els for a most memorable stay at your wonderful home. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Peter, I really enjoyed all your insights about the local history and of course giving us a concert of your family's music... Next time, I want to hear YOU play! Els, your wonderful cooking spoiled us. It was all downhill after we left... Thanks again and if your ever in Colorado... look me up. Thanks again and hope to reserve my room (queensize bed) next year if not sooner.
Peace and shamrocks,
Brian
www.brianlukeseaward.net

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2011
Hi Thanks for writing. Hope to see you again - soon.
This time I'll take you to the Titanic Museum in Cobh where my grandfather's tools and photo will be on display. We're arranging things next week to have all ready for the grand opening.

Wonder what theme you'll use for your photos next visit??
Try arrange to be here on Thursday nights - that's the best night for music session.

Peter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Situated just off the main road between Cappoquin and Lismore but well sign posted. Very convenient for visit to Lismore (Castle). The room was "rustic" but quite comfortable.The highlight was the house special breakfast recommended by Geet and apparently a recipe developed by Peter (our hospitable hosts). A baked egg concoction with the balance of spices to deliver a delightful flavour. The breakfast gave us a "kick start" for the day. Highly recommended and don't miss the special breakfast .

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Many thanks for the review - and especial thanks for mentioning the breakfast - Els often feels left out as most guests only talk with me - Els is the real worker behind the scenes.

Thanks again.
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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Very nice and lovely place near the blackwater river (walking distance). Els' breakfast is the best we ever had in Ireland. You have to try Peter's scones. They are wonderful.
We can recommend the twin room. It has a very large and beautyful bath room.
You have to visit Ballyn garden in Lismore. It is a very old and beautyful garden (5 EUR per person). Calculate with 30 to 45 minutes, it is very large :-)
If the weather is good ask Peter for the canoo and have a trip on the blackwater.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hello - I can't believe it's taken me this long to respond to your wonderful review - many thanks. We really enjoyed having you here (both times) and sincerely hope you'll come back (if only for the scones :-))
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Great (quiet) spot for a bit of laid-back relaxation. We (a mate and I) came for the last day of the salmon fishing on the Blackwater but ended up staying for a few days extra. The breakfasts are THAT good. + we got to borrow (free) the Canadian canoe for a trip on the river this morning. Fan-tastic.
Els runs the house and is a great cook with lots of different items on the menu - some are unique to here. De-lish !! Peter organises stuff outside - eco-projects (he's building a micro-hydro electric system !! as well as solar panels (water and PV) and all kinds of stuff. Friday night he took us to a music session in Cappoquin - another reason to stay. The weather was terrible yesterday so we chilled and read and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and some of the books (The place is stuffed with books on EVERY-thing!
Today the canoe-trip in brilliant sunshine was class and we got to feed the hens and collect the eggs!! Work tomorrow - blast

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Hello - many thanks for a great (and full) review.
We love to hear that you enjoyed the stay and were really glad that you got to canoe - so many come and then forget we've lots to do here - but it's such a beautiful area - that's why we moved here !!

Happy too you enjoyed Els cooking.
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Oirlo, Limburg, Nederland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Excellent accommodation (we also saw the self-catering apartment too) The B&B is very comfortable and beautivully decorated in a simple style with lots of good artwork and flowers. Great breakfast and a good bed. Very clean and very warm welcome.
Els (from Amsterdam) is wonderful cook with lots of choice for breakfast and Peter is very knowledgable about all things local and further (He speaks Dutch too!!) he can teach Irish music and gave us lessons in archery.
We borrowed their bicycles and we travelled along the banks of the river to eat in Lismore - great choice of places but we were still full from Els breakfast !! We had a snack in The Red House and a pint - very nice old pub.
Hope to visit Glenribbeen Eco Lodge next year and see what new projects they have added to their eco-lodge.
We got to feed the hens and get the eggs. The puppies are very cute too.
Photos later I hope.

  • 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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pfiddle, Owner at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge, responded to this review, September 7, 2010
Thanks so much for this (Bedankt) we really love it when people take time to write about their experience here with us. It rally does make a difference and gives a boost.
Tot de volkende keer.
Peter
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Address: Glenribbeen, Lismore, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Lismore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lismore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning B&B and self-catering apartment in our own home.Set in beautiful gardens and 10mins walk from Blackwater River. 20 mins drive from harbor with boats and beaches. We offer great beds and best breakfasts as well as garden-games, canoe, bikes, kites, hill and river-walks and much more.Experience a holiday without the footprint. ... more   less 

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