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Fanad House
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All reviewskilkenny castlegreat locationcastle groundsshort walk to city centrequiet locationfull irish breakfastfresh eggsextra blanketsbreakfast was delicioussmall tvfive minute walkprivate parkingthe breakfast arearoom was very clean and comfortablegreat place to stayovernight stayyogurt
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Reviewed January 10, 2009

Fanad House provides a good welcome and friendly service.
The 'Full Irish" is good with a good selection on the Buffet Bar to supplement it.
We have been twice and found the levels of service 'good'. Last time we stayed in the New extension and there were a couple of snags that should have been picked up like finishing around the bath and wobbly toilet seat, but the place was always clean.

Fanad House is a very good location in that it is far enough out of town to be quiet but close enough to walk to the huge variety of Pubs, bars & restaurants that serve an excellent choice of food & drink.
Overall "GOOD" and a place we would return to if in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BEESLEG
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Reviewed September 28, 2008

Based on the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, I booked this guesthouse for myself and my husband and our friends for our stay in Kilkenny. We were rather disappointed...the rooms are large, yes, but very basic and the bathroom was not really clean. Our room was on the ground floor by the car park and at 6am a large tour group convened right outside our window and noisily discussed their day to come. Pat, the only visible host, was very helpful with suggestions and directions so he was the best of the stay. The breakfast was mediocre...filling, but nothing to rave about. Pat did suggest a wonderful show about the history of Ireland, with music and dancing which we very much enjoyed. We were also disappointed in Kilkenny...it seemed to have become far more modern and commercial since our last visit 7 yrs ago, rather grungy in fact. All in all, Kilkenny and the Fanad House were disappointing, but not awful. Probably wouldn't return to either.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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1  Thank travelerqueen
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Reviewed September 17, 2008

Afraid I cannot agree with the reviews posted here. I give credit where credit is due (see my other reviews), but unfortunately not here. Make up your own mind.

Stayed: September 2008
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Reviewed September 10, 2008

The Fanad House is easy to get to, easy to walk from (to the castle and downtown) and clean, clean, clean. We stayed in the newly renovated section with a rather drippy, wobbly toilet, but overall it was totally brilliant, well kept, and welcoming. Much more like a guest house than a B&B where you feel like you're part of a home environment, which suited us just fine.

Breakfast was top notch and we had full Irish all around, including the puddings. Both proprietors were available, knowledgeable, and kind.

A short walk from the Fanad house puts you on the castle garden grounds. Don't waste your time with a castle tour. It's expensive and poorly done, with snippy guides, and very bad restoration work in the interior (sloppy paint jobs, etc). Just marvel in the beauty from the outside and then go over to the design center and buy some jewelry, linens, or ceramics from some of the independent artists.

Overall, and extremely pleasant stay at the Fanad House, and probably most likely of the four B&Bs we stayed at during our tour that we would recommend to others in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank smallfacts
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Reviewed June 17, 2008

Would highly recommend Fanad House to any tourists visiting Kilkenny. Stayed there this year during the Cats Laughs Comedy Festival, and was delighted with the high quality and standards in place.

Pat and family are very friendly, and made us feel at home immediately. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast menu was excellent.

Will definitely be returning next year.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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