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“A short stay made to seem longer and more relaxed due to great hospitality!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Knockeven House
Ranked #1 of 14 Cobh B&B and Inns
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Kenmore, New York, United States
1 review
“A short stay made to seem longer and more relaxed due to great hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had 6 people travelling together, representing three generations of my family. When we arrived, we were offered tea after we had settled in, and it was lovely. This was something I missed at the various B&Bs during this trip to Ireland, but it may have been partly because we were arriving late so often. Pam could not have been more hospitable, and friendly! She gave us recommendations for dinner and St. Coleman's for Mass, but we didn't make it to Mass on time. It is a beautiful cathedral, though!

My husband and I shared our room with our son, and Pam said she could just move another bed in for him while we were at dinner, When we returned, there was a beautiful bed all made up, nicer than his bed at home, and I couldn't imagine how she just "moved" that in!

Pam was very friendly and made us all feel like old friends staying over. As others have mentioned, the breakfast was delicious, and her scones were brilliant as well. We really enjoyed Knockeven House!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Knockeven house is beautiful and Pamela is a warm, wonderful hostess! On our arrival we were escorted into the living room area where we were greeted with tea and scones and a warm fire on a chilly wet day in Ireland. Our rooms were spacious, the beds were very comfortable and the view (our room was in the front of the house) of Cobh was great! Our breakfast was delicious and Pam offered many choices fruit/yogurt/breads/cheeses/meats and hot breakfast too! The Knockeven house is well located for day trips to Kinsale, Blarney Castle and Cork. Pam is very helpful with suggestions of places to go and what to see. We really enjoyed our stay at the Knockeven House!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mizunoman
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful B&B in Cobh in June 2012. We called ahead to make the reservation and our call was promptly returned by Pamela, the owner. It was a very rainy day and the lovely tea service was greatly appreciated. When we were preparing to drive into the town of Cobh for dinner the owner offered to drive us. What a kind offer that was. Our room was beautifully decorated and over looked the side garden. After a peaceful night we were served a lovely breakfast before we set of for Dublin. The recommendation for dinner at Gilbert's and the Cobh Experience proved delightful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

This establishment has recently begun offering Afternoon Tea to the public and guests. Today was my first time to experience this delight. We were greeted at the door by the owner Mrs Pamela Mulhaire and made to feel very welcome in her home/business. We were shown into a beautiful old style drawing room with a rosy fire and plenty of comfortable seating, we were offered a tour of the establishment, which is a period house from the late 1800's with most of the original features and most sympathetically decorated.
Afternoon tea was swiftly served post tour and what a treat, an extensive choice of teas and other beverages. Tea was served in bone china and accompanied by the most divine morsels... cucmber, salmon and cream cheese, roastbeef and horseradish sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and mouthwatering homebakes all beautifully presented. Post Afternoon tea we were offered lemon mousse another delight.
If you have a special occassion coming up e.g a birthday, anniversary or you would just like a treat Knockeven House is well worth a visit for Afternoon tea 15epp and there is no pressure on the customer to drink up and leave. I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank fiona1969
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

This was a great B&B at a great house and a great price. Pam welcomed us with tea and homemade scones even though we arrived at 9:30. This was a welcome treat after a long day of travel. The house was beautiful and the room we were in was BIG!!! We had the whole house to ourselves since no other guest was staying there that night. What a surprise! I wish we could have stayed for a few additional day but unfortunately we had to leave early. Despite this, Pam made us a wonderful breakfast and recommended things to see on our way to our next city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Alliance, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is one of the loveliest B & B's by far. Pam was very accomodating to our needs and always willing to make everyone feel at home. Beautiful rooms and her selection in food was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this little seaport town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank John P
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a lovely B&B on the coastal town of Ireland. Compared to other B&Bs, this one is outstanding. The rooms are well appointed and nicely decorated. The hostess and owner is very gracious and prepares a deluxe breakfast. Its location is close to town which offers serveral nice restaurants. I definitely recommend it and hope to return again,

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Knockeven House
Address: | Rushbrooke, Cobh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cobh
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Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Cobh
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Number of rooms: 5
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