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“Fantastic welcoming host”
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Gleann-na-Smol B&B
Ranked #1 of 4 Howth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
hampshire, england
1 review
“Fantastic welcoming host”
Reviewed August 24, 2010

Highly flexible and generous host - nothing is too much trouble; cups of tea at midnight, pick-ups, drop offs, drying room (excellent for sailing crews) and choice of anything for breakfast.

All rooms and building nice and private with good showers too. 5 mins walk from Howth center.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Wayne, NJ
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

Sean was welcoming and very accomodating. We were traveling with our adult daughter and he offered us a choice of a triple room or a room for us and a single for our daughter. This b & b is a terrific value! Sean's advise on Howth and Dublin were right on target and he had plenty of interesting and amusing anecdotes to share. At breakfast, be sure to have some of his incredible home-made jams.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Rome
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

We have been stuck in Dublin because of the Volcano cloud for 6 more days than expected but luckily enough we were in the right place to feel home and cared about.
Sean and his mother Mrs Kitty are the perfect hosts, make no mistake and book it with your eyes closed. Do not expect an Hilton like accommodation though, imagine to be hosted at some close and caring friend's house.
Even if you are planning to go to Dublin, Howth is a beautiful option to explore!

I would recommend this place to anyone!
Thanks Sean for your kindness!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Thank ziozig
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cork
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12 reviews
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Reviewed March 24, 2010

This is such a nice B&B, i usually stay in hotels but il go back to this one, sean is such a lovely man and his mother kitty is a darling. the breakfast in the morning was so nice, the rooms were big and spacious and very comfy! i loved this place it was like a home away from home,, il be going back :)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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IRELAND
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Reviewed February 14, 2010

Sean is a nice guys but is constantly talking and unfortunately most of it is fictional.
I was quoted one price over phone but when my wife came to leave he charged us another and this is after he forgot to wake up on the first morning of our stay to cook the breakfast (HAD TO DO IT MYSELF AS HAD TO GET TO IMPORTANT MEETING) when he knew i had a meeting first thing. He also forgot to put the heating on for the morning so we woke up to our room below 10 degrees which in my opinion is out of order when you have a 6 month pregnant woman and 16 month old baby with you. thanks Sean your a gem

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Thank JAMES17272
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boxer56, owener manager at Gleann-na-Smol B&B, responded to this review, March 8, 2010
Sorry angry bemused
I have apologised on the first morning for my lateness and lack of heat which was accepted
Price charged was price agreed on telephone and entered in booking book which was payed without coment
I have allways been truthful with guests and take exception other wise
Services given to this guests were differant meal times to suit child and mother
use of computor for e mails
and offer of transport for mother and chid

I am no gem but try and do my best
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brighton
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

had the pleasure of staying here for a night on route to a wedding, i have never felt more welcome in a place ,sean drop us at the pub then down to the harbour in the morning. breakfast with the homemade jam was a treat .rooms clean and big.

Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Port Townsend
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Reviewed November 6, 2009

We stayed two nights at this nice little B&B. Our host, Sean and his mother, Kitty, were absolutely lovely and greeted us like old friends. Sean was a great assistance to us, offering suggestions on what to do, and even gave us a ride to the bus when we left. The beds were very comfortable and breakfast was great. Both the brown bread and the jams are home-made and excellent. The B&B is convenient to the city center as well as the walks around the peninsula. This B&B is an extraordinary value in such a pretty place.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Gleann-na-Smol B&B
Address: Kilrock Road (near Nashville Rd), Howth 3, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Howth
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Howth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gleann-na-Smol B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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