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Adare Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood around the corner from Herbert Park. Short walk to downtown along Dublin's gorgeous Georgian streets. The rooms are well-appointed and spotless. The hosts, Patrick and Catherine, are very welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and obliging. We stayed for 3 nights at the start of our 2 week visit and happily returned for our last night. It felt like we were returning home! I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely B&B and look forward to some day returning. Ballsbrige is a lovely neighborhood with tree-lined streets and gorgeous shops and restaurants. It is a short walk to Sandymount village and the beach on the Irish sea; nice to see even on a rainy day.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We enjoyed our time at the Adare B&B. Our flight got in very early and they so graciously got our room turned around so we could check in early. Breakfast was good each morning. Quiet & safe neighborhood. My only complaint is the distance from City Centre-it is a good 25-30 minute walk to Temple Bar area so you're not really able to run back for a quick rest or to drop off your purchases easily.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

To those of you who are planning to visit Dublin and are looking for a Bed and Breakfast, I suggest the Adare B&B, a very nice Victorian house in Ballsbrodge (Dublin 4). The B&B is located in a lovely and quiet neighbourhood, close to Herbert Park and at walking distance from the Dublin area South of the Liffey with its restaurant (outstanding Enoteca delle Langhe at Quartier Bloom), nice shops (in Grafton Street) and lovely St Stephen's Green. For those of you who don't like walking there are several buses at the nearby bus stop in Donnybrook, which will take you to the downtown area in a few minutes. Adare is also on the route of the Aircoach to and from the airport (6 Euro one way). We really enjoyed our stay at the Adare, far from the maddening crowd of downtown Dublin and well taken care of by Catherine and Patrick. Our room was really nice, well furnished and well equipped. Breakfast (8:30 to 9:30 approximately) is served in the dining room facing the back garden and includes fresh fruit, cereals and toasts, brown bread, orange juice, milk, coffe and tea, but if you prefer a full Irish breakfast or porridge, Catherine will be happy to cook one for you. We really enjoyed our stay at Adare House and hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

From 11th to 13th July we spent two nights at this lovely, very well kept semi-detached Victorian house in Ballsbridge.
The house is located in a very quiet, green surrounding, which invites to pleasant strolls. About 2 minutes away lies Donnybrook, with its shops (e.g. Donnybrook Food Hall) and restaurants (e.g. outstanding „O’Connells“ on Morehampton Road). The city centre (St. Stephen’s Green) is about 20 minutes’ walk away, lovely Herbert Park just around the corner, and the nearest DART station, Lansdowne Road, about 15 minutes away.
If you don’t like to walk, you can take several buses at the neaby bus stop, which will take you to the city centre in just a few moments, or the „Aircoach“, which takes you directly to the airport in about ¾ hour.
Catherine and Patrick Foy gave us a warm welcome in their wonderfully restored home, which is thoroughly furnished with charming antiques, in the hall and the dining-room as well as in the sleeping rooms. We were especially taken with the gorgeous wooden floor in the dining-room. Our rooms were very clean and well equipped with everything we needed.
Catherine and Patrick were always ready to answer questions, give advice or help (without chaperoning us).
Breakfast takes place from 8.30 to 10 o’clock and consists of a small, but sufficient range of food (Flakes and Toast/Tee or Coffee or Irish Breakfast).
Two nights were much too short to tap the full potenial of this beautiful B +B.
We hope to be back some time again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our stay at Adare bed and breakfast was a very average one which started with the host not seeming to be very welcoming and in a rush to get over with showing us our room and say bye.
We were feeling quite cold that night, especially my mom who is very sensitive to it.... but on asking them to warm up the room the host suggested that we sleep in our jackets and sweaters and there is no way in which they would be able to help; though we were offered a heater or some other arrangement in every bnb that we had stayed at earlier. We got no valuable tips as such. She was very eager to send us to a restaurant nearby though. The rooms here are huge with minimalist decorations and proper furniture. That I say is a plus point in comparison. The breakfast severed was fine and okay.... same as any bnb. We are vegetarians so they made just baked beans for us in hot food. The stay as i said was fine but i have experienced Irish host as very friendly and they did not live up on that though.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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patrickfoy, Owner at Adare Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2012

I would like to clarify a few points in your review of Adare B&B.
On arrival a lot of time was spent advising your parents that we do not cook or allow guests to cook evening meals in our house. Your parents were very insistent in this regard and did not accept no very easily. I know saying no is not very welcoming but we cannot allow cooking in the bedrooms.

When we received the request to increase the heat in the bedroom, the central heating was increased to max. The fact that your mother was wearing very very light garments, it was suggested that because of the difference in temperature between India and Dublin that she could wear a cardigan until the air temperature increased, nothing more was suggested or said.

Since we are a bed and breakfast establishment it is normal for us to inform our guests about the excellent restaurants in the immediate area, including Indian restaurants. We were not aware that you had your own food with you and expected us to provide you with a microwave in your bedroom to cook your meals. However we did allow you to prepare a small evening meal in the dinning room on one night.

We have successfully catered for vegetarian and vegan guests over many years. As part of the cooked breakfast you were offered eggs, which were rejected, and your request for cooked potatoes was not on our breakfast menu. Instead we made you sandwiches as per your request in addition to cereals, beans, tomatoes, yogurts, fruit and toast.
It may be possible that you believe a B&B is similar to a self catering establishment where you can have access to cooking facilities, B&Bs do not offer cooking facilities for guests.

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