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Laragh House
Ranked #26 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2007

After reading all the glowing reviews I expected great things. We arrived at the B&B at 8pm and were greeted warmly and shown to our room, which was fine but had a dirty carpet and cracks in the walls. Also, we only had a shower. We were told we could change rooms the next day as all the rooms with bath were taken. That was very kind of them and we did indeed change rooms (for a bigger room, although it had a broken curtain rail that collapsed when you tried to draw the curtains!). The breakfast was not good. I've had some wonderful fry-ups in B&Bs, but the fried egg was rock solid, cheapo sausages, no beans or mushrooms. The coffee was good, and the black and white pudding was fine too, but overall we were unimpressed. On checking out we asked if there was a train timetable for trains back to Dublin. There wasn't, but we were told there was one at 'around 2pm'. Luckily we popped into Tourist Information and checked - the train was at 1.45, not 2. For 100 euro a night this wasn't really worth the money and although the decor was modern and smart I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2007

When we arrived at the Laragh House, we were treated as if we had interuppted the host and were a bit of an inconvenience. When she did finally check us in, we were not shown to our room or even pointed in the right direction. The room was nice, however our shower did not drain, so we had to take very quick showers and keep stopping the water. When planning your trip, I would suggest just making a stop in Kilkenny, not staying over night.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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1  Thank MSnyder
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Reviewed July 3, 2007

This is a modern house just a short walk from Kilkenny city. Helen is very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for her. The bedrooms are immaculate, and all decorated in a really interesting, modern style. Unbelievably comfortable beds, and a couple of the rooms have whirlpool baths - heaven! Unless you want to be right downtown, this is the best B&B in Kilkenny, hands down (A regular visitor to Kilkenny, I stayed in several before finding this jewel).

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2007

while attending my friends wedding in a nearby hotel myself and my husband stayed in laragh house for two nights in may. while we were part of a large group we were all well treated and any requests we had were facilitated as best as possible. i can only say that as guest houses go this is the best i have ever stayed in and have already booked in again for august.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank mary023
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Reviewed April 13, 2007

This place was amazing. Absolutley beautiful and immaculately clean. We traveled with our two children and had plenty of space in a room with a double bed, twin bed and cot. They even brought up a high chair to make feeding the baby easier (which we simply took to the breakfast room in the morning). The breakfast was so good! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The town of Kilkenny is a charming little place and a 15 min or so walk away. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank bjsmonkey
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Reviewed August 25, 2006

Simply top class! I have been in mant hotels around the world, and this guesthouse tops all of them!
First of all, great service. All staff members were very friendly and helpful.
We took 2 rooms, since we were 4. Both rooms were new, as the whole guest house, amazingly clean, TV+ tea and coffee making facilities. very nice bathroom, and the beds were very comfortable.
Breakfast was OK, they serve a regular Irish breakfast, but you can always ask for something else.
the guesthouse is a 20 minute walk from the center of Kikenny, and easy accessible by car, since it is right on the Waterford road.

Amazing place, we paid 100 Euros for 2 adults and 2 children in July, and I can say it was very cheap for what we got there!

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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3  Thank primitivepios
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Reviewed August 22, 2006

My room at Laragh House was one of the nicest I’ve stayed in anywhere—5-star resort hotels included! The décor is very modern and welcoming, and my room was immaculate.

It is a short walk into town, though the guesthouse is located far enough out of the city centre to be relaxing and calm (at least calmer than the city centre). The guesthouse also has a nice guest lounge, patio, and dinning room. Breakfast was also very good. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2006, traveled solo
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4  Thank artfuldodger
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Additional Information about Laragh House

Address: Laragh House Waterford Road, Kilkenny R95 XH99, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range: $41 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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