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“Absolutely Brilliant”
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Newlands Lodge
Ranked #2 of 72 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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Lismore, Australia
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“Absolutely Brilliant”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

A B&B of the highest quality. Mairead was such a friendly and helpful host. Accommodation was magnificent in incredibly spacious room. Such wonderful attention to detail!!! Breakfast was DELICIOUS!!!!!! With our own car, being out of town a little way was no problem at all. The countryside was very picturesque. We took a taxi into town for dinner and a few drinks one night. As there were 4 of us the cost was fine. Would most definitely recommend to others and stay again ourselves.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I spent only one night in this lovely home and none could compare afterwards. The food was of 5 star quality. The hostess was friendly, informative, kind, and so warm. The house itself is gorgeous, clean, and comfortable. We used our GPS to find it without any trouble. We liked being outside of the town, yet only 10 minutes away. It was so quiet and calming. We would go back in a heart beat and cannot recommend it enough!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I wish we had been able to spend more than one night at this guesthouse near Kilkenny -- the loveliest of the eight b&bs we stayed at during an 18-day trip to Ireland. It was so peaceful being in the country. The house is gorgeous, and the hosts Mairead and Jimmy were engaging and helpful. Breakfast was fabulous, too, with the best homemade scones we had on our trip.

Our room was huge and beautifully furnished. The putting green out front was a nice touch. We enjoyed seeing Kells Priory -- a 12th century monastery down the road we would have missed if Mairead hadn't suggested it. What an amazing site, and it was just us and some sheep there.

I definitely recommend this guesthouse if you are visiting Kilkenny and its amazing castle. This is a great place to stop for the night if you are driving from Dingle to Dublin as we were.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the end of September.
Glamorous, oversized bedroom (complete with oversized bed), magnificently furnished.
Modern bathroom with powerful hot shower.
Excellent dining and sitting rooms, generous breakfasts of the highest quality.
Very peacefully located about 8 minutes' drive from Kilkenny city centre and its vast array of quality restaurants and many pubs.
Very friendly and helpful hosts, Mairead and Jimmy.
This is more like a resort than a B&B though the welcome and treatment you receive here make you feel like family.
The nightly rate is a bargain for what you get.
Couldn't recommend more highly.

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Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed for two nights at Newlands lodge and was by far the best of all the places we stayed on our three week trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland. Mairead and Jimmy are such wonderful hosts, letting us feel so welcome when we arrived and always ready to assist, giving us advice on what to see and do around Kilkenny. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and the breakfast menu is something to die for. Newlands lodge was definately one of the highlights of our trip.Will stay at no other place should we ever visit this part of the world again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a round the Ireland trip of 12 days. Had stayed in eight B & B during the trip, this is the best...no doubt. At first I thought the location is remote, I found it was not that far from the city centre, the benefit is it is surrounded by beautiful garden and endless bush and green lawn. The house itself is beautifully decorated and extremely clean. Mairead and Jimmy have put a great great effort into it and they are so helpful. We had no regret following Mairead's advice for which restaurant to go for dinner...Cafe Sol. The breakfast was the best for the trip and the freshly baked scone was unforgettable. Wish I could stay there one more day. I would stay there again if I travel Ireland again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I really liked this B&B and Margaret takes a very professional approach down to the written breakfast menu . Good selection for breakfast including salmon and freshly cut fruit.

Room was clean and spacious, as was bathroom. Plenty of tea varieties and coffee all day in lovely sitting area with biscuits and lollies . Loved the chocolate bars in the room! .Lots of helpful advice on visiting. Definitely on my top highly recommend list. On the road between Kilkenny and Kells, the latter is really worth a visit too.

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Property: Newlands Lodge
Address: Kells Rd | Newlands, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mairead & Jimmy offer luxury accommodation with a choice of superior double and family rooms with king and queen size beds, all rooms with en-suite facilities, guest lounge to relax, private parking, landscaped gardens, free wi-fi. Full Irish breakfast included in rates, and light refreshments available at all times. Newlands Lodge is situated in beautiful countryside, just 4 miles from the magnificent Kilkenny Castle and the 13th century St Sacice's cathedral. Newlands Lodge is Ideally located to tour the surrounding counties of Waterford, Tipperary, and Wexford, all less than 1 hours drive. Dublin is connected to Kilkenny by motorway and the drive is 90 minutes. Newlands lodge welcomes you to its peaceful atmosphere enhanced by a fine reputation of hospitality and customer care. ... more   less 
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