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Elyod House
Ranked #10 of 143 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 28, 2012

My wife and I recently spent a few days sightseeing and hiking in Kerry and on the final night we stayed with Derry and Mary Doyle in Elyod House B & B. We didn't have any previous recommendation apart from the neighbouring B & B proprietor who was fully booked and suggested we try Elyod House. Thankfully, this was an excellent recommendation as Elyod House turned out to be a perfect choice for us. We immediately warmed to both Derry and Mary and they made us feel welcome from the first minute that we met them - I know this is part of their "job" but it just seemed so genuine that we felt as if we were old friends coming back for a visit. Anyway, what really made this particular visit so perfect for us was the amount of local information and advice that Derry gave us in relation to various sights which were worth seeing in the area - without this information we wouldn't have found half the things that we did end up seeing. Also, as it turned out, Derry is a keen mountaineer and we had a great conversation about climbing in the Macgillycuddy Reeks which was part of the reason that we were in Kerry in the first place. If we had gone through all the B & B's in Killarney and read all the reviews we wouldn't have ended up with anywhere more suitable for us. The fact that the room was spacious, warm and comfortable and that the breakfast was delicious was just a bonus - the icing on the cake, so to speak! We plan to go back to Killarney next year for another short break and Elyod House will be our first phone call for accommodation. Well done Derry and Mary and thanks for all your help - we wish you continued success and health in 2013.
Ken and Bertha Taylor.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Happy New Year Ken and Bertha, Thank you for your amazing review on Trip Advisor for Elyod House, we appreciate your kind words and your attention to detail. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon,

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife and I recently had an opportunity to spend a couple nights at Elyod House in Killarney, Ireland. We were truly fortunate. Mary Doyle met us at the door with a big smile on her face. She spent time speaking with us, then took us to our room. The room was clean and comfortable, with a nice view of the mountains behind the home. Mary was helpful with respect to advice on local restaurants / sites, and the breakfast was always delicious. Tea, coffee and cookies are available around the clock. If you have an opportunity to visit Killarney, stay at Elyod House -- you'll be glad you did ... and we'll be staying there on our next trip to the area!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review of ELYOD HOUSE on

Trip Advisor, we really appreciate your kind words and your attention to detail, we also hope

to see you again when you return to Killarney, Many thanks,

Regards

Mary Doyle

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Our last stop before leaving Ireland was to visit Killarney and there we found our pot of gold.
This charming family residence is what every visitor dreams of.
We were first greeted by a charming friendly hostess, who immediately we warmed to, and within minutes invited us to help ourselves to coffee and biscuits. A warm fire was burning which on a wet day is just what we needed.
The house is spacious and quiet and the attention to detail is what made it for us.The room we occupied was large, spotless, and tastefully decorated. The was an en ensuite bathroom with an amazing shower, coloured towels which meant you didn't have to keep checking that you were using the other persons towel. Not to forget the spa soap which was available with the push of a button.The dining room which was light and spacious, looked over a well tendered garden. The tables were set beautifully with fine linnen, and the breakfast menu seemed to go on forever.
If you want a relaxing family place to stay I can recommend this without reserve.
Unfortunately it was the end of our holiday. I can honestly say if we had begun our holiday here at this little bit of heaven we would not have moved on. Thank you Mary&Derry for making us so welcome. Kate & Margaret.

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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Hello Ladies, what a fabulous review for ELYOD HOUSE, this is a review that i can only

dream about, thank you so much for your kindness and attention to detail in your

description of ELYOD HOUSE. It was a pleasure having both of you stay with us,

Again a sincese thank you i really appreciate your time and kindness,

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We enjoyed our recent stay at Elyod. Mary met us at the door and looked after us from that point on. It was hard to find fault in our stay. Rooms were of high quality. Sitting room with fire was a pleasure and breakfast was fantastic. Would go back again in a flash.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Hi Ladies, thank you for the great review for ELYOD HOUSE on trip advisor,

It was our pleasure to have you stay here, i am glad that you enjoyed your stay,

I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday,

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have stayed in a lot of B&B's around the UK in the last 6 weeks and Elyod House is right up among the best. Great location, lovely friendly hosts, excellent breakfast and spotlessly clean. Our room was quiet and very comfortable. We were planning to move on but stayed a second night because the accommodation was so pleasant and above all top value for money.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Hello, Thank you for your review on trip advisor for ELYOD HOUSE, we appreciate your

description of ELYOD HOUSE and your kind words, i think that you had the last of our

sunshine while you were here, it has been raining since you left..Again many thanks,

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed in 9 different B&B's on our recent trip to Ireland some were OK some were good but Elyod House was the best! Great location, great value and very friendly people. Mary and her family were wonderful. We highly recommend Elyod House and would definitely stay with them again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry C
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2012

Good Morning Thank you for your review on trip advisor for ELYOD HOUSE, we are delighted

that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we appreciate your kind words

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was by far our favorite place that we stayed while in Ireland. It was very clean, a convenient location, and the breakfast was exceptional. Mary and her entire family were very welcoming and made us feel at home in their home. Our only regret is not having stayed her more than one night. You can't go wrong with Elyod House!

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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ross45, Owner at Elyod House, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Hello, Thank you for your review on trip advisor for ELYOD HOUSE. We are delighted that you

enjoyed your stay with us. I am still waiting for some texas sunshine to come my way.

I hope that you had a safe journey home and maybe we will see you again some day.

Regards

Mary Doyle
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Address: Elyod Ross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
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Ranked #10 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Number of rooms: 6

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