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““Drowned Rats to Cheshire Cats””
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Doire Liath
Ranked #11 of 25 Bantry B&B and Inns
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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““Drowned Rats to Cheshire Cats””
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have stayed at Doire Liath twice in the last two years while cycle touring in South West Ireland. Both times my friends and I have arrived soaked to the skin! Therese and Sean have always made us most welcome and have gone the “extra mile” by offering us hot drinks on arrival, washing and drying our wet cycling gear and even recommending an excellent take-away. One of my friends summed up our stay...”we arrived like drowned rats, we left like Cheshire cats!” Doire Leath is a real home from home and I shall certainly be staying there again the next time I’m in Bantry.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Joe186600, Owner at Doire Liath, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Its always a pleasure to welcome this jolly team, even with all the rain on their travels they arrived in great spitits and were so appreciative of everything we did for them. Its one of the many perks of welcoming people into our home. Thank you for the time taken to write this delightful review. Looking forward to seeing you soon again.
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

My family spent 3 nights at Doire Liath in August. Our party included our elderly parents. We were very late arriving but Therese and Sean were so helpful and welcoming. Our rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were fantastic. What lovely friendly hosts. We would love to stay again when next in Bantry. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

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Joe186600, Owner at Doire Liath, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
It was our pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review.
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Doire Liath B&B, and absolutely loved everything about our stay. Therese was so warm and friendly. We were greeted with tea, coffee and scones upon our arrival. Our room was lovely and easily accommodated my husband, myself and our adult son. The beds were very comfortable and the comforters very warm and cozy. Our room was spotlessly clean and it was great to return each evening after much sightseeing and driving in the area. It immediately felt like home and we were very comfortable there for our 3 day visit. We would wholeheartedly recommend this b&b for anyone traveling to Bantry.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Even though we arrived early the welcome and refreshment we received on arrival was extremely pleasant and we were immediately treated as one of the family.
Our room was not en-suite but we had easy access to the bathroom.
The breakfast was a very good full Irish breakfast.
Thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

This bed and breakfast was truly a home away from home. We felt welcomed from the minute we arrived when we were greeted by tea and home baking. Our rooms were spotless and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the town itself where we had an amazing meal in The Fish Kitchen and had great craic in the local pubs such as Ma Murphys and The Quays as well as the nightclub Cargo. All were reccommended to us by Therese the wonderful hostess. The next morning we awoke to the delicious smells of home cooking and the breakfast which followed certainly lived up to these beautiful aromas. We felt completely relaxed in the sitting room area where our cups of tea and coffee were never empty.We'll definitely be returning here soon!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

Having travelled all over the world I like to find a nice surprise once in a while and this I found in Bantry. "Doireliath B&B" is a little oasis, still offering old time charm and welcome without the feeling that you are intruding on a family home, from the moment of arrival and being greeted by Therese with a warm smile and welcome with wonderful homebaking and good coffee, through to the splendid breakfast and excellent local information compiled in a booklet and left in the bedroom for guests to read, we had the feeling of being somewhere special, where time didn't matter. We stayed there 3 days and were lonesome leaving. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the sitting room for guests was so relaxing with afternoon tea being served in real china cups. Fabulous!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2010

Lovely, cosy, homely and very friendly B and B. The welcoming hostess cooks up a storm of a breakfast. There is a nice breakfast menu to choose from.. yum smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. She is obviously a lady who takes pride in what she does and she does it well. The rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It's like staying in your favourite aunties house. It is just outside the town.. a good five minutes walk but you get to pass Cafe Organico on the way in. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Doire Liath
Address: Newtown, Bantry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Doire Liath 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doire Liath B&B offers you a traditional irish family home welcome and is located on the outskirts of historical Bantry town centre (10minute walk) with its myriad of pubs, award winning restaurants and local hotels. Our B&B is situated in the heart of the three pennisulas - Beara Peninsula to the north and the Sheeps Head and Mizen Peninsulas to the south. This beautiful quiet place is a world away from the rat race, allowing you to relax and unwind and is an ideal base for a walking, cycling or driving holiday. We offer secure off street private parking for guests and you can also choose to walk along the foreshore of Bantry bay with its breathtaking views of the Caha mountain range, this walkway is accessed directly behind our home and is about a 20minute easy stroll to the town centre.We are ideally situated for exploring the nearby Mizen, Beara and Sheep’s Head peninsulas and can offer you packed lunches if you decide to spend the day walking or driving through the most spectacular scenery you will find anywhere in Ireland. Famous Gougane Barra is about a 20 minute drive from us inland through the spectacular “Pass of Keimeneigh” which literally means the “step of the deer” On arrival to our home we offer you complimentary tea/coffee with homebaking and afternoon tea in our garden or comfortable sitting room with stunning views of nearby Seskin Mountain. We are less then a mile from the Bantry Bay 18 hole golf club and the area also offers a variety of watersports, fishing, horse riding and sea angling. Doire Liath has an extensive breakfast menu with locally sourced west cork produce and freshly made soda bread and scones to give you a great start to the day. All our rooms have televisions and ensuite facilities or own private bathrooms and our comfortable lounge with free wifi access is available for you to relax and unwind after the day’s activities with tea/coffee or something stronger if you wish!! ... more   less 
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