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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read reviews about the decor prior to my booking, but Eileen was a fantastic hostess, bedrooms are spotless, and the house is nicely located on the outskirts of the town. This is a great base if you are going on further south west. Eileen's home baking is a lovely touch, and she has the genuine cead mile failte... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Stayed here one night over the weekend, Our host Eileen was just excellent and her bed and breakfast fantastic, Eileen pays attention to detail in her hosting skills and accommodation, Thank you Eileen from Mary and Phil, your bed and breakfast has hospitality at its core, please stay here if your in area needing the perfect stay in the area.

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Thank you Mary and Phil for your kind words. It is easy to take care of nice people. I am glad you liked the home baking and the jams. I particularly liked the conversation. I hope to see you the next time you are in the area. Eileen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Eileen is a lovely, thoughtful hostess and made me feel so welcome and cared for. Her homecooking is delightful and irresistible, especially her own home-made jams and fresh Irish Soda bread. Her spacious house has a warm, inviting atmosphere. I will be back for certain 😊

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Kimberley, You were such a lovely person that it was very easy to take care of you. We did have a few great laughs!!!! I am glad that you enjoyed the "tasting" session. Take care and I hope to see when you come back again. Eileen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Eileen was the perfect hostess! Very accommodating, a lovely sense of humor, and a fantastic cook! Breakfast foods, tea, & coffee were lovingly prepared each morning. She taught me how to make griddle bread - and I make it at home now. She always made Irish brown bread and an assortment of her own jams and jellies a part of... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Erin, Thank you so very much for your kind comments. It is so easy to take care of nice people and you and your husband were wonderful. The weather was dreadful but that didn't stop you enjoying yourselves. I am glad that you are enjoying the griddle bread. It is so easy to make. When I get tired and... More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We called at the last minute because we were just wondering around Ireland, and Eileen told us to come on over! Since it was winter, there was only one other young couple there, and they were very nice also. She gave us a huge traditional Irish breakfast, with five different homemade jams, and homemade Irish soda bread. She also directed... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Valmontefu, Oh! I love praise! Thank you so very much. I love baking and my jams and jellies are so full of fruit and some "vegetables"! Did you guess that last one, the one with the lemon flavour? If you will ever be in this part of the country again, I would love for you to call. Thank you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We loved our stay here. We arrived late in afternoon. We were greeted by Eileen and felt very welcome instantly. Eileen gave us valuable diections to a great pub for food. The room was comfortable snd so was the bed. Eileen provided a beautiful hot breakfast complete with "damper"( aussies call it this). The room was clean and very nice.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

After a long drive Eileen gave us tea and a lovely guinness cake in a room which is available for guests (there was even a guest fridge for us to put our sandwiches in). The room was lovely, comfortable and very clean, with every amenity you could need. I loved the house, which was charming and beautifully decorated. The breakfast... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Brian, It was a pleasure having your family. Your sons were fantastic. I hardly knew that there were two young boys in the house. I think they will remember Newcastle West especially since they were called up on the stage at the West Fest, a music festival held every September. I will be glad to have you stay any... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the orchard at the end of May and I have been meaning to write a review but kept putting it aside. It is so easy to complain these days when you get bad service, but we don't often highlight when we get great service. Now in July, I think of the brief stay we... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

It was great having you stay. I appreciated your lively comments in the morning. Fun and good home baking is what I am about. Thanks again. Eileen. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was recommended to the Orchard by some good locals in Limerick in very short notice. There is a a general charm and hospitality that is spoken about Irish people, however, once you experience it, it leaves you with a great feeling of satisfaction. I was greeted by Eileen and before you can ask for anything, immediately, she provided all... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

I like to make people feel at home and really enjoy it whey people do. You made the best use of my hospitality and I really appreciate that. Hopefully people feel that they are staying as their "Grannies" except that I am not their Grandmother!!! love to have you back any time. Eileen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The place is situated about 5 minutes outside a local town and 30 minutes to city Limerick. Upon arrival we were greeted by Patrick who cordially greeted us and offered some tea. The place itself is a country side house and is very much like staying at a family members house. (A family members house you would want to stay... More 

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

We had great fun tasting the different teas. With sugar and without, with milk and without. When a person is not used to tea drinking it is good to taste different types. Your girls were very willing to try anything. They showed a great spirit for fun. Thank you for giving me such a good experience with such a lovely... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Orchard

Address: Limerick Road | Co. Limerick, Newcastle West, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Newcastle West
Price Range: $75 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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