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Carraig Rua B&B
Ranked #16 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

My husband and I were road-tripping around Ireland and wound up in Kilkenny after a few days. We weren't sure what to expect. We drove around a little and passed by a B&B I'd noticed in a guidebook, so we stopped there. Though we were able to give no advance notice and it was the off-season, the hostess was very gracious and happy to accommodate us. Our room was clean, modern, and comfortable and the rate was very reasonable. Our hostess was very friendly and was able to give a lot of helpful information about Kilkenny along with a map and guidebook. The location of this B&B was outstanding, just a short lovely walk into city centre. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic and very filling, and the dining room was beautiful. In the morning we wanted to explore Kilkenny some more and our hostess very generously offered to let us keep our car parked in the lot for free because parking downtown is so expensive. Overall it was a huge pleasure to stay at Carraig Rua and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank allball
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

My wife and I stayed a night here while traveling from Cork to Dublin. The free parking was nice and the host was very welcoming. She directed us towards several restaurants and pubs in the city center.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

Beautiful home, breakfast much better than most, warm plums etc. Warm hospitality, excellent accommodation. Comfortable bed! super location.
Thank You! Mike & JoAnne, Toledo Oh.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank tressler67
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

Good location B&B with private parking and full Irish breakfast. We payed 70 euro for a double room. Nothing to write home about but ok for a short stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank DIF1891
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

We stayed in the Carraig Rua BB in mid July (myself & my Girlfriend both in our 30's), we both felt very disappointed with our stay, the hospitality we recieved was very poor, we told the lady running the bb that we would like our breakfast for 9.30am & she said that was fine only to recieve a knock on our door at 9.00am the next morning telling us to get up for our breakfast. The breakfast was also not very nice at all either. After breakfast we returned to our bedroom knowing that we had to check out at 11.00am, we relaxed in our room then decided to have showers before we left, then at 10.30am we recieved another knock on our bedroom door again the lady asking us to leave the b&b before 11.00am. I found this quite annoying as we were both packing up our belongings to leave at 11.00am. Carraig Rua BB is a nice period property with nice features but i have to say that the hospitality left alot to be desired, Just because you have a good flow of tourists coming through your door does'nt mean you can treat guests like that, i know for sure the next time im staying kilkenny it won't be at the carraig Rua B&B.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

Place was nice, and clean. Breakfast was good and filling, and the room had lots of big windows to look out on the garden. Location was good and quiet, beds were comfortable, and host was friendly. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank travelinkeeks
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

The hostess was friendly and very welcoming and the house was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was perfect. The shower room was a nice size and there were lots of clean towels. I will definitely stay there again when I am in Kilkenny.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank MrsHarry
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Address: Carraig Rua Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #16 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Number of rooms: 6
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