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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here when meeting two friends in Dublin for a day trip. We were welcomed by Sean when we first arrived who showed us to our room and gave us keys and maps of the area and gave us directions to the train station. Very homely place with friendly people, lovely quiet location and the breakfast... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here recently on a business trip to Dublin. Sean is the perfect host, very friendly and full of information about the local area. The house is very clean and has a lovely cosy feel to it. My bedroom was very spacious and the bed I slept in was very comfortable. There is also a guest lounge where you... More 

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boxer56, Manager at Gleann-na-Smol B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comment's about Gleann-na-Smol B&B Howth. We are glad you had a pleasant stay, Hope to see you in the future Manager More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is not a 4/5 star place obviously, but for the price you pay is good, nice people, nice breakfast, good attention, and they give you info about the places you can visit, clean!!! and just 10 walk to the pier. I would recomend it.

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boxer56, Manager at Gleann-na-Smol B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay with us here at Gleann-na-Smol B&B Howth We are so glad that you had a pleasant stay and we hope to see you some time in the future, And thank you for taking the time to posting a review on TripAdvisor, Manager. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The person who welcomed us was so unkempt that I would have thought he was homeless. He was also not sober and reeked of alcohol and smoke. There were stains on some of the sheets and towels and a line of dust on the throw cushions.

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boxer56, Owner at Gleann-na-Smol B&B, responded to this review

We find it very difficult to answer this posting as we feel it does not represent our establishment which we run at a high standard. The person who answered the door was a paying guest . All our bed linen is laundered on a daily basis and rooms are cleaned daily. The problems were not brought to the attention of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

The title says it all, really! We stayed for two nights and were rather surprised by the smell of damp in our room - and traces of mildew on the roller blind. Problems with the wifi were quickly recified by Shaun, which was great. But overall the room looked rather tired - definitely not one of the better B&B's we've... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to stay for a Dublin visit. Quick train ride from Howth. Lots to do in this small fishing village. Gleann-Na-Smol bed and breakfast ..clean and comfortable...quiet location for a good night's sleep... Shaun and Paul perfect hosts.. both a mine of useful information... top notch breakfast to start the day.. Hope to visit again. Dennis and Ann

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

A lovely first leg of my 30 day journey in Ireland. I spent 4 nights at Gleann-na-Smol and wish I could have made it back there before leaving for home. The staff, Sean, Paul, Maggie and Maggie's husband (sorry, can't remember his name), were gracious, welcoming, accommodating and felt like old chums! Sean was more than kind to drive me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely bnb located up the hill from the harbour. Just a short walk into town or to the dart station. Very hospitable and nice host who cooked up a lovely breakfast in the morning. Sounds like the place came under a bit of criticism for cleanliness from other reviews about a year or more ago but it must have been... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We stayed in Howth just for a night and had a brilliant time. After getting the 20 minute train from the centre of Dublin, the B&B was a pleasant ten minute walk from the station. We were greeted by Séan on arrival, shown to our very clean, cosy rooms and advised on the best restaurants and pubs in Howth. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I checked into this b&b on the recommendation of a friend as my house was getting rewired and I needed to move out. From the moment we arrived Sean went out of his way to accommodate us. Recommending places to eat and things to do in Howth. The house is very cosy and has a lovely charm to it. The... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Gleann-na-Smol B&B

Address: Kilrock Road (near Nashville Rd), Howth 3, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Howth
Price Range: $78 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gleann-na-Smol B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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