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Ard Na Laoi B&B
Ranked #4 of 13 Cobh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Location is excellent, especially for travellers like us who cone in on the train, it is mere minutes away from the station. We were met at the door and given a warm welcome. Our room, which was comfortable and spacious faced the ocean and the vie was superb.
The breakfast was very basic but tasted fine . Wifi is very poor and as we had reservations to make was quite frustrating .

If you want something central and near the train station this will work

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Ard Na Laoi and it couldn't have been any better. Mike was the perfect host. The location was ideal. We parked right out front and were able to walk to the museums and restaurants. I would definitely stay there again.
Dave and Francie. Denver, Co

  • Stayed: October 2013
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Dear Francie1013

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and favourable review of our B&B. I'm glad that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us.

Many thanks,
Mike & Ber

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Directly on the harbor and a lovely place. Mr. O'Shea greeted us and we proceeded to the fourth floor (we had requested a good view of the harbor) up 55 steps, but worth every one. The room was very clean and roomy, the bathroom and shower great.

The B&B is within walking distance of the museums and the Cathedral. There are numerous restaurants and pubs to choose from and some great shopping as well.

We were able to watch the sunrise from our windows and it was awesome! The activities in the harbor were fun to see as well.

Breakfast was wonderful, again with Mr. O'Shea tending to our wants. I would definitely return and probably will next summer!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mary B
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Dear Mary B

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and favourable review of our B&B. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Many thanks
Mike & Ber

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this B & B. When in Ireland we try to primarily stay in B & B's. Charming, less expensive and you meet so many different people from all over the world. I would definitely rank this very high of the many we have stayed. The View is unreal, the innkeeper is helpful and nice, our room was clean and large enough for our young son to play and great location. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank NikStor
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Dear NikStor

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and favourable review of our B&B. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.

Many thanks
Mike & Ber

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed here with my wife, kids, and mother. The host, Mike, was very warm and welcoming. He helped us carry our bags up the stairs too. The room we stayed in was on the top floor and had excellent views of the bay. The B&B itself is located on the main street along the water. A park with a children's playground and some monuments to the Lusitania and the Titanic are nearby too.

The rooms were pretty spacious for the type of bulding that it is. They were very clean. There is a television with the basic Irish channels on it.

There is a common area on the second floor with free wifi, tea and coffee service, biscuits, and a television that has satellite TV with many British and American channels.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to people traveling with families. The only thing is this B&B does not have an elevator so if you have problems with steps you may want to inquire about booking one of the lower rooms. Our room was on the third floor which meant three flights of stairs, but that is also why we had fabulous views.

The rate for staying was also 60 euros a night less than it would have been to get our family into two rooms at the Commodore hotel, plues we had breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Dear Kris,

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and favourable review of our B&B. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.

Kind regards
Mike & Ber

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Excellent location and very close to the train station if you don't have a car. It is easy to get the train for day trips into Cork. Waterfront location provides wonderful views and is close to be able to walk to any sites in this beautiful town. Michael could not be more hospitable and helpful, telling us about where to find whatever we were interested in. Room is comfortable and there is a lovely sitting room to read and relax, or use the telescope to view the islands. We stayed here for 4 nights, and plan to return.

Room Tip: Our room was wonderful, minimal street noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Dear Mary D

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and favourable review of our B&B. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Many thanks

Mike & Ber

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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because it was recommended by Rick Steves in his book. The B&B was just okay, to be honest. The location was great. Beyond that it was just average. The rooms were cold and the amenities were basic. There was only enough hot water for one person. Unfortunately, my wife showered second so that didn't go over well (ice cold shower). Breakfast was basic Irish breakfast. Overall, it was just okay. I don't know what the other places in town are like, but this was certainly less comfortable than the B&Bs we stayed at in other cities in Ireland. The owners were very pleasant, however, and will treat you well.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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ArdNaLaoi, Owner at Ard Na Laoi B&B, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

DearJeffe13

Many thanks for your feedback on our B&B. We appreciate your time in writing a review.
I would like to follow up on a few of the points that you made -

1. There are radiators in each room which can be regulated by guests
2. I am interested to know which amenities you felt were not available to you during your stay
3. All guests are asked on arrival what they would like for their breakfast
4. If there was an issue with hot water you should have brought it to my attention immediately and it would have been resolved

All guests are asked on departure if they were happy with their stay and I am disappointed that you did not raise your concerns with me then.

Many thanks
Michael

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Additional Information about Ard Na Laoi B&B

Address: Westbourne Place, Cobh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cobh
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Ranked #4 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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