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#3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Enniscorthy
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4.8
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse is an elegantly appointed passive solar home. Newly built in 2009 with the highest of standards, was recently remodeled and designed with our guests in mind. Luxury, quality and gracious hospitality are the standard. From the beautiful 500 thread soft cotton linens, fabulously comfortable beds, beautiful furnishings, and crystal chandeliers throughout.
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Joan M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Having recently rented the entire property we were highly disappointed that the converted garage was occupied by a long term tennant about 20 foot from the main house which totally encroached on our privacy. To our disbelief the entire tarmac had been refurbished and the smell was horrendous never mind that our shoes were covered in black marks. The so-called host insisted that we didn't wear shoes in her house . She advertised air conditioning but when we contacted for instructions her reply was open the window s ,your in Ireland there is no a house in Ireland with air conditioning ,but later said she thought we were to thick to follow her instructions on how to use the air con This vile host was condescending and down right rude . Considering we paid £2500 for the week of privacy and luxury we received neither. She tried to bill us for £1044 for a piece of furniture with a mark that she claimed we had caused ,which of we didn't and also for one towel with a mark on it . Her arrogant ignorant attitude of grandeur looking down on her guest with blatant disregard She showed NO concern about the destruction of expensive clothing and footwear from her wet sticky foul smelling tarmac
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kelly M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Upon arrival we were shown around by the host.  We were immediately informed that the tarmac which surrounds the property had been painted due to them selling the property in the coming weeks and it was having difficulty drying in the summer heat, to the extent that the host,  Moira, had placed 3 mats at the back door area where the worst parts were.  We were informed we weren't allowed to wear shoes indoors. It turned out we had to restrict ourselves to the matted area (10ft x 5ft) to prevent our own property from being ruined whilst sitting outside.  This proved to not only be a total inconvenience but also the smell of tarmac paint was quite nauseating.  Not to mention the destruction of our own shoes which now have black marks all over them.  I suggest bringing wellies and being prepared to take them off and put them back on multiple times through the day! In addition to this we were also informed that a lodger lived on the property so if you're wanting to hire the place in its entirety, as we did,  please note,  you won't be alone.  In fact,  the lodger lives within 20 feet of the garden furniture area at the back door and has been living there for over two years.  The lodger was there most of the time and on one occasion could be seen in her underwear getting dressed whilst we had a family breakfast in the dining room,  not to mention the loud music that the lodger played on more than one occasion. This property also states it has air conditioning, which was one of the reasons we chose it, due to my disabled mother having a lung condition that improves with air con, however.... it doesn't! And in the words of our gracious host "You are in Ireland. We use the fans and windows. I don’t know one house in Ireland with air conditioner. Moira" - then why advertise that you do have Air Conditioning? We did have the option to hire the hottub at an extra cost of 300 euro. Please be aware,  the hottub is in the lodgers garden area within 10ft of her windows and front door. I have rented many a home in Wexford as we travel here every year as a family,  and every time we have thoroughly enjoyed our time,  until now.  We left the property just as we found it as this is guest etiquette and is something I pride myself in taking good care of someone else's home during our stays.  Unfortunately, Moira accused us of marking a piece of furniture, which simply wasn't the case and using guest towels which is what they are provided for,  so I'm unsure how this became an issue. I found the host to be very condescending and lacked the basic etiquette of hosting skills, not to mention how unapproachable she was. I would not recommend this property,  although the house itself is beautiful and the surrounding acres are quite scenic,  the attitude of the host is very off putting and I would never stay here again or any property that this host owned.  Very overly priced for a lot of rules and restrictions and also it is not as advertised (Air con /Lodger)  Overall rating 1 out of 10, purely for the location and scenic views.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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MicheleF101096 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cork, Ireland21 contributions15 helpful votes
This return visit was as special os the first time we came, 7 years ago! Moira and Michael made us feel so welcome, it was like coming home to family. Their home is beautiful and the grounds are stunning. Thank you for our beautiful stay. Michele and Donal 💜
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brid wrote a review Dec 2019
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying in Anam Cara Manor in Enniscorthy. Room spotless and beautiful. Breakfast was top class, quiet close to the town house in beautiful setting. Lovely personal touch by Moira and Michael highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Dec 7, 2019
Thank you for the lovely review. It is always our pleasure to have guests and so appreciate your response. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Hopefully we will see you again. Warmest regards Moira
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Connector594156 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Second trip to Anam Cara, stayed three nights. Wonderful visit. Attention to detail second to none! Luxurious but felt comfortable helping ourselves to tea and coffee in the kitchen! Moira and Michael friendly, welcoming great cooks and ‘available ‘ to answer any questions. Want to also mention Rose, lovely lady and how you can make up the GIANT beds so quickly baffles me, everything spotless! Will be back soon....I hope. Robert and Iris Elliot
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Date of stay: September 2019
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JackieEChesham wrote a review Aug 2019
Chesham10 contributions7 helpful votes
Anam Cara was the first stop on our driving holiday around Ireland and we quickly realised nothing else would top this. Our room was beautiful, very large with a huge comfy bed. The whole house was tastefully decorated but with a homely feel. Breakfast was delightful. But the best thing was our lovely hosts who gave great recommendations of places to see . They were truly welcoming. Would love to go back.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Sep 1, 2019
Ah Jackie and Greg. It was so nice you both cane...thank you. Hope you are loving Killarney and all this beautiful country has to offer. We can’t wait to see you both again. Stay well. Lots of love. Moira Michael and Elliott.
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Darren L wrote a review Aug 2019
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Myself and my fiancee came to stay down for a couple nights and from the second we walked in the gate we were taken aback with how fantastic everything looked, Moira, the lady of the house was the first to greet us and she is such a kind and genuine woman, making sure we had everything we needed, giving an in depth tour of the house and even offering to drive us into town on more than one occasion, the first morning we went down for breakfast we didn't know what to expect, we had ordered the full Irish for breakfast the day before, the breakfast room was beautifully set up and spotless with a lovely view of the front lawn and nearby countryside, we were given a fresh fruit salad before breakfast (neither myself of my fiancee would be big into fruit salad) but they looked lovely and were well presented. The full Irish and an endless amount of tea followed and once again they did not disappoint, the food was cooked to perfection and the presentation was simple but complimented the plate. The room we had was absolutely beautiful, tv on the wall, a very large yet comfortable bed and a big walk in wardrobe available for use, everything was so clean and welcoming. I cannot fault anam cara at all and I cannot recommend it highly enough, moira and Michael do a fantastic job and they were so friendly and accommodating. I'll definitely be returning next time I'm down this end of the country! Thanks guys! From Darren and Chloe
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Aug 24, 2019
Darren and Chole We loved having you both stay. Excited for the new arrival in December and will be looking forward to seeing your new little baby. Thank you for giving us such a very thoughtful and great review. I want to come stay myself now. Enjoy the gorgeous weather and lots of love to you both.
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Nancy wrote a review Jul 2019
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We felt spoiled in our gorgeous, immaculate, large room. Decor throughout the house was elegant and inviting, and attention was given to every detail to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. Peaceful grounds within walking distance of town. By far the best accommodation of our 12 days in Ireland. If you are visiting the area don't miss the chance to stay here. Rick and Nancy
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Jul 15, 2019
Dear Rick and Nancy How kind you are! Loved having you both and would love to meet you both again. Glad you are home safe and sound. Hugs from both of us. Yours Moira
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Ruadh wrote a review Jul 2019
Cookstown, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a glorious two-night stay at Anam Cara for the Literary Festival. The house is lovely, immaculately decorated and clean, and perfectly set within a lovely plot of land by a little winding stream. The pictures of the rooms on their website barely do justice to the rooms. They are properly luxurious and spacious, more like a five-star hotel than the normal fare you find in a B&B. Breakfast was smashing. By far the best thing about Anam Cara are the guesthouse's owners, Moira and Michael. We were made to feel like visiting old friends rather than paying guests. There is no doubt that when we revisit Wexford (to search for ghosts and lost treasure perhaps!) we will make this B&B our base.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Ruadh How eloquent, lovely and kind you are. The pleasure was all ours and we would love to show you The Soldier’s Hole where the treasure is buried. I love Enniscorthy and need to purchase your books on the Normans so I can be even more educated and entertained Loved having you both. Till we meet again we have your room ready. Yours Moira and Michael.
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KandJNorthernIreland wrote a review Jul 2019
Northern Ireland41 contributions59 helpful votes
The welcome was excellent and set the scene for a most memorable few days particularly as we were visiting for a bereavement in our family. We had two rooms and the standard was equal to any five star hotel. Moira and Michael were super hosts thoughtful and friendly without being intrusive. The beds were fantastic, breakfast excellent and attention to detail was evident throughout the whole place. All rooms were of a similar standard and we had the freedom of the kitchen when we wanted tea and coffee.We travel a lot and this rates as being one of the best places we have stayed at. Really good value. Local produce used and supplied by O’Neills in the town. Photography on line is extremely accurate, what you see is what you experience.Thank you and we look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from 272moiraf, Owner at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Responded Jul 8, 2019
Dear Ken and June We really appreciate your wonderful words of praise. It’s easy to be kind especially to people like you. It was a pleasure to have you visit. We love Iris and Robert and so looking forward to your return. Stay well and happy. Yours Moira, Michael and Elliott
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PRICE RANGE
$561 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty WexfordEnniscorthy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (1.1 miles), Enniscorthy Castle (1.0 miles), and St. Aidan's Cathedral (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alba Italian Restaurant, Via Veneto Ristorante Italiano, and Cotton Tree Cafe.
Is Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Enniscorthy.
Are there any historical sites close to Anam Cara Luxury Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ferns Castle (6.9 miles).