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Review of Stanley House Bed and Breakfast

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Stanley House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 10 Schull B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Chilled”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We had a great stay at this remarkable B & B, our host Nancy was extremely helpful and interesting. Within minutes of arrival she had coffee on and home made cake that was brilliant. The location is perfect, near to town but far enough away to be peaceful together with views of the bay that are picture perfect. The water feature in the garden is just right with the herd of deer in the background, also Tom and Nancy's. Nature comes alive in and around the property with numerous birds diving in and out which is very relaxing to wake to the sound of birdsong and the view of the bay.
Nancy gave us directions to Mt Gabriel which was great because I doubt we would have found the way to the top for stunning views around Roaring Water Bay and Schull.

Breakfast was 5 star, everything in place so making it a visual picture of what a breakfast table should be like. Tea for my wife was spot on as it came with a pot of hot water as she likes weak tea, without having to ask for it. I had the healthy option (full Irish);-) which had the nicest eggs I have had in many a long year, my wife's scrambled egg was cooked to perfection and looked golden, in fact the breakfast was a gold star right there.

We would recommend this little piece of Heaven to anyone visiting Schull and looking for somewhere a bit special to stay.

We left refreshed and whilst normally I don't sleep so good, I certainly slept well there.

We will be back!

Room Tip: Sea view room, stunning
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank John T
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Loddon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We arrived tired and wet at Stanley House but the welcome we received from Nancy, not to mention the tea and carrot cake served in the elegant sitting room, revived us within minutes.
Our room, overlooking the bay, was the most comfortable and relaxing space with lashings of hot water and towels for a shower in the en suite, before going into Schull for dinner.
The electric blanket was sublime, the nights sleep unbroken and the breakfast was beyond perfect!
Nancy and her husband Tom are the friendliest of people in the friendliest of countries and we were really sad to leave after our short, but memorable, stay.
Needless to say, we are looking forward to our next visit, and would recommend Stanley House to anyone looking for a spotless, comfortable and friendly Guest House with amazing food.

Room Tip: No tip needed. All the rooms are perfect.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ronnilyn G
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Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Stanley House B & B for 4 nights at the end of August this being our first visit to the West Cork area. From the moment we arrived until the morning we left we were made to feel welcome and Nancy and Tom were the perfect hosts. The breakfasts were as good as you get in any 5 star hotel we have stayed in. The bedrooms were well furnished, spotlessly clean and we could not fault them. The views over the bay were stunning. We would not hesitate to recommend this to any of our friends and family if they were visiting Schull and would love to have the chance to go back again to stay some day in the not too distant future. As our way of saying thank you we decided send our first review to Trip Advisor!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rachel D
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cork
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

I stayed there with my familly last weekend for two nights. We had booked 4 rooms in total.
The rooms are spotless, well furnished and decorated, bed very comfortable.
The breakfast is delicious! There is a really good and various menu. We all loved what we ordered each morning.
The location is perfect! You get a beautifull view on the sea and you can only admire the stag and the deers in the field next to the bed and breakfast.
The garden of the bed and breakfast is also beautifull with lots of flowers.
Finally I can only thank Nancy for her warm welcome and her precious information about the area.
We will definitely be back! Thank you for this perfect weekend!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aethina
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Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I spent one night at Stanley House in August with our 2 teenage children. We were meeting up with some family members who were sailing and were overnight in Schull Harbour. Nancy is a wonderful hostess and the attention to detail remarkable. Rooms are very clean and en suite. Breakfast was delicious and menu offered excellent choice. Views are stunning. Due to a storm warning the family members had to sail back to Kinsale earlier than expected. My father who was in that party decided to come back via car. We asked Nancy if he could have a shower in our room. She not only said yes she welcomed him as if he were staying and served him coffee and toast. She refused payment for same. This warm act of kindness touched our hearts. This is why Stanley House and Nancy stand out as being special. We cant wait to go back!!!

Room Tip: if possible ask for a sea view to enhance your stay.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eileen123_11
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Vienna
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stanely House provides it all: beautiful rooms with everything you might wish for, delicious breakfast, stunning sea view, and perfect hosts who make sure everyone feels welcome and at home. It is clear that keeping a house the way Nancy does it needs attention 24/7; still, she finds time not only to engage in interesting conversations, but also to give her guests any support and advice they might need. Stanley House offers what money cannot buy, and at the same time it makes you feel rich because you are able to afford it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gabriela246
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Tullow, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Excellent value, fulsome nourishing breakfast, majestic views of noble stags and the Celtic Sea beyond, a peaceful conservatory to work, close to lovely Schull with its fine cusine and Gubbeen cheese, and a marvellously nuanced attentiveness from Nancy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank turtski
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Additional Information about Stanley House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Stanley House Bed and Breakfast
Address: South Schull | Schull, West Cork, Schull, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Schull
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Schull
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanley House Bed and Breakfast is a modern house providing a West Cork home from home for many returning guests. Set in beautiful gardens with sea and mountain views, Stanley House is located 1km from the picturesque village of Schull. Your host Nancy Brosnan is renowned for her warm welcome, relaxed homely atmosphere and superb breakfast. She will ensure that your stay at Stanley House is a memorable experience ... more   less 

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