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“An Irish home away from home.”
Review of Ard Na Laoi B&B

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Ard Na Laoi B&B
Ranked #5 of 13 Cobh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Netherlands
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An Irish home away from home.”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

In the end of October 2011 I've travelled Ireland for a week with four friends. After a stay in a hostel on the first night, we'd decided to try a B&B. After this we've stayed in other B&B's as well, but I'd like to think this one is the best we had this week. We found there are lots of B&B's that are former hotels. Not this one. Ard Na Laou feels more like home.

Just by good luck we choose this place, an when we rang the doorbell, Michael invited us in. Our group of five was split into two rooms on the top floor. A double, and a four bed room. Both looked great. Not too big, not too small. They were both ensuite, and clean as well.

Few floors below is a lounche area with free coffee, thee and cookies! We could use wifi here with our own computer. No place to whash the empty cups though. Michael took care of that. He and his wife (I assume) are great hosts!

We found that too, the next morning when they coocked us a wonderfull Irish breakfast! It was served in the dining area downstairs. It olmost felt like their living room which was a pro for me because that is why we stay in a B&B for.

The location is good. The B&B is in the center, an therefore sightseeing spots are nearby. So are the pubs. Michael advised us on a few and we had a great night there! Ard Na Laoi is a good, cleen and comfy place that feels like an Irish home, and is run by great people. I'm glad we went to Cobh and found this place!

Room Tip: The four bed room on the top floor has greatviews over the water.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

My husband, brother and I stayed at Ard Na Laoi for 2 nights in October 2011. It was a great location on the seafront, and a hospitable welcome from Michael made a great start to the visit. Rooms were comfortable and clean, the sea-view delightful, Irish breakfast with white pudding beautifully cooked, and also fresh soda bread, a large harbour-view drawing room with tea/coffee/chocolate biscuits available, what more could anyone ask? We especially liked having sheets and blankets rather than duvets, and also there being a bath as well as a shower.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Golden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2011

Michael and Bridgette O'Shay made our stay at the Ard Na Laoi a most pleasant memory of the south coast. The rooms are on the small size, the smallest of the B & B's we booked during our 3 weeks in Ireland but ours was very comfortable. Breakfast is yummy with many choices, served with Michael's lilting conversation and smile. The Ard Na Laoi ("On The Lee") is indeed on the waterfront just across from the TI building, Maritime Museum and several good restaurants, on a quiet street, and is the former rectory of the adjacent ancient Methodist Church, now closed. You might even have the good fortune of seeing the QE as we did on its maiden stop in the Cobh harbor, site of the final sailing of the Titanic.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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N. Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Jjstayed one it was great lovely view over habour and good.breakfast would stay again

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Outstanding place to stay and the whole experience was wonderful. The room was spacious, the beds were spotless and Michael is such a nice host. Our room was on the first floor facing the street. It over looked the last port of call for the Titanic. The location is wonderful and I wish we could of stayed longer than what we did. The breakfast was excellent as well. I highly recommend that you stay here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Olathe
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

Michael is a very warm and welcoming host. Our room was clean and spacious. Cobh is an interesting town and this B & B is a great value with easy access to Kinsale without paying the Kinsale lodging prices. I definitely recommend Ard Na Laoi.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

Michael was very welcoming. The room was large and there were great sitting rooms to enjoy coffee/tea and tv. We arrived late in the evening when everything was closed up. We woke up early to go see the sites around Cobh before having a wonderful breakfast! Great little town!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ard Na Laoi B&B
Address: Westbourne Place, Cobh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cobh
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Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cobh
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ard Na Laoi is a B&B offering bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Cobh. We are located on the main street with harbor views and within walking distance of local amenities and attractions, and a a short drive from Cork city. Double and triple rooms as well as a spacious lounge are available for guests. ... more   less 

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