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The Laurels B & B Kilkenny
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had a very nice one-night stay here. Lovely clean room that was quite comfortable, nice breakfast in the morning with a good choice, very friendly staff who look after the guests well. Walking distance to the city centre.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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BrianMcHenry, Owner at The Laurels B & B Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for your nice review.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope t see you, your family and friends back in 2014

Brian & Betty McEnery

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We as a family stayed there in Nov 2013 for 2 nights and we could not of picked a better place, location was great, also next to a pub even better, rooms were clean and roomy, the couple running it Brian and Betty were brilliant and good sense of humour.Would definately go back and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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BrianMcHenry, Owner at The Laurels B & B Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you, Tony for your kind words - always great to get encouragement from our guests.
We wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2014

Brian & Betty McEnery

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed here for the first 3 nights of our Ireland tour. Originally it was 2 nights but loved the area so added one more. We arrived VERY early in the morning just hoping we could get our room. My travel buddy was not feeling very well. Brian and Betty took us in right away. Now during the busy season that might be difficult. They made tea and toast for us and let us have our room. Our hosts were beyond sweet and gracious.. Betty was just like visiting with family. She helped us plan our days and gave great directions.. Brian is just hilarious with his dry humor… breakfast was wonderful each morning…. our rooms were very clean. We walked into town each evening for dinner with great suggestions from our hosts. The best part.. we had a "local" pub right next door so we even got to enjoy that type of experience without any driving worries… I would absolutely recommend this B&B to friends and stay again myself. Thank you Betty and Brian for taking such good care of us and welcoming us into your home!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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BrianMcHenry, Owner at The Laurels B & B Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

Thank you so much, Gulliver 03 for your kind review.
We were very happy to help and we would always treat guests as we would hope any of our family would be treated especially if they are unwell.
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy 2014

Brian & Betty McEnery

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Much of my comments repeat those of other, less positive, reviewers of this B&B; the “double” bed was two singles put together and being on the ground floor it was noisy as there isn’t enough sound insulation between floors. To this I’d like to add there was only cold water in the shower on my final morning (because of which I was told I wouldn’t have to pay a 3% charge for using my credit card-a charge which was never mentioned when I booked online), there were the owners’ cats and a dog running around the dining room when people were eating (which other guests said they weren’t happy with when the owners were out of the room) and the breakfast was adequate but not exceptional. For the €90 per night charge I received significantly less than in a hotel of similar cost. It was adequate at best and had a tired air about it, one in which you have to arrange what you do to the owners’ wishes rather than the other way around. The Laurels can be better but until it is it’d be better to try elsewhere in the meantime.

Room Tip: Don't choose a downstairs room.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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BrianMcHenry, Owner at The Laurels B & B Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2013

We were extremely disappointed to get your review particularly as all of our recent reviews have been positive.
We are a family run Bed and Breakfast and as such cannot meet the expectations of a hotel guest.
We will take your individual issues on board and do our best to address these - particularly the operational issues - immediately.
Again we endeavour to create a "home from home" for our guests and are sorry that this did not meet your expectations in this instance.

Brian & Betty McEnery

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed there for 2 days whilst at a wedding in the Hotel Kilkenny across the road. It's the second time I've stayed there and will have no hesitation going back. The owner is very friendly, the breakfast top notch and the rooms very clean (if not a little on the small side).

Looking forward to our next stay.

Philip

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BrianMcHenry, Owner at The Laurels B & B Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Thank you for your review Philip.
The only way we can grow and know if we are doing things right is by receiving feedback from our guests so we can keep doing the things we do right and improve the things that still can be done better.
We have a variety of room sizes available and we allocate on a first come. first served basis - which rewards our early bookings. Thanks for your recommendation for Betty's breakfast - she cooks to order every morning so our guests really appreciate this. She makes her own brown soda bread and scones too!
We look forward to welcoming you and your girlfriend back to Kilkenny soon

Brian & Betty McHenry

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