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Maranatha Country House
Ranked #2 of 25 Blarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2012

It was a really, really nice country home and we were very impressed with the lovely outside. Then, I knew it was a real winner when I saw the HUGE dog at the front door - a German shepherd called Sampson. Under the big round table in the formal foyer was a funny mixed dog called Jenny. The house was really Victorian, richly decorated and with lots of rooms. We were all in a family room, called The Honeymoon Suite, which was really weird, since there were two beds! Beautiful location with a nice garden, and the breakfast room was to die for - sunny and full of flowers and trellises and beautiful table settings. Loved it!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We love our stay here. It felt like we were staying in an old manor house. I loved the dogs which were very friendly and loved attention. Our room was HUGE with a king size bed and a twin bed with a sitting are. It was decorated in gold and ivory. The bathroom had everything we needed and a really good hot shower. You should know that the rooms do not have televisions. This didn't bother us, but we know many visitors like to unwind in front of the television at night. The hostess is a lovely, gracious, friendly woman. Breakfast was great with a large selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, juices, eggs, meats etc. We enjoyed yogurt with granola and fruit, but could have eaten as much of everything as we wanted. Breakfast is served in the sun room overlooking the sprawling laws. The room is cozy and comfortable. Maranatha isn't actually in Blarney, it is in Tower which is connected to Blarney. It is convenient to Blarney and Cork. We highly recommend Maranatha Country House and will definitely stay there again when we visit Ireland in 2012.

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

We stayed here on our absolutely wonderful trip to Ireland, and this was one of the the high lights! The home is beautiful, the breakfast was fantastic. As fas as the room, the bed was sumptious (comfy), the bathroom was modern and clean. The hostess was sweet and very helpful. Loved Jennie the dog and the other sweet dogs (we missed our old guy). Think about staying here, if you're in this area, it's one of the nicest places we've EVER stayed!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

This B&B was amazing. We had a huge room (two king-sized canopy beds for my wife and me). The breakfast was the best we had at all the B&B's we stayed at. There was plenty of room, both in the house and outside to relax and enjoy ourselves. It was so quiet. And, the price was as reasonable as any we found throughout our stay. Stay here. . . you won't be disappointed.

The B&B is also very close to everything, including the area with pubs and castle.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We stayed one night and our room was huge and quiet. We asked the hostess for a dinner suggestion and were referred to ba great local pub. Breakfast was very good and the grounds very nice for walking, very closer\ to Blarney castle for shopping and sigh seeing as well. We forget something there and contacted them, they sent it back to us right away!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

The Maranatha Country House was by far the most beautiful bed and breakfast of our entire trip. Not only were the rooms a treat for the eyes but they were inviting and comfortable. We wanted to stay for weeks. We felt like royalty staying in a castle! The breakfast, too, was incredible. It was "solarium-style" surrounded by glass, incredible views, and filled with flowers. The food was abundant and delicious. The hostess was an absolute honey. You will most definitely feel blessed if you stay here!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Staying at Maranatha was definitely a highlight of our holiday and we hope to come back. It was by far the nicest, most comfortable establishment we had. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed plush and comfortable. The Breakfast Room is a feast for the eyes. It is a solarium filled with flowers and finery and has a view of the rolling green lawn and gazebo and of flower-laden trees. The Breakfast was sumptuous and nicely presented. Olwen is a gracious hostess who immediately makes you feel that you are so welcomed to her home. I would highly recommend the Maranatha House to everyone.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maranatha Country House

Address: Marantha Country House Saint Ann's Hill | Tower, Blarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Blarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Blarney
Price Range: $90 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stroll through the beautiful private gardens and woodlands surrounding this lovely Victorian mansion. Spacious romantic bedrooms. Beautiful historic antiques throughout. Ideally located for day trips to both east and west Cork and Kerry. Rates for bed and breakfast from €35 to €60 per person sharing per night ... more   less 
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