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“Nora looks after you like Mom.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brae House
Ranked #6 of 10 Ardara B&B and Inns
Los Osos, California
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nora looks after you like Mom.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Ardara is a welcome stop, a lovely village. Do stop at Nora's Brae House B&B, it's small, comfortable, reasonable, easy parking and Nora looks after you like your own Mom. There's many good restaurants, pubs, Donegal tweed and craft shops within a 3 to 4 block walk. No need to stay in a big town. Everything is nearby, lovely hikes, drives and scenic coastline.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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4 Thank BaywoodJill
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Read one adverse contribution abt Brae House - can't understand their problem. We spent 2 nights there and enjoyed the experience. Our room was clean and comfortable, even had an array of novels for insomniacs! One day we had an early start and had a light breakfast, but there was enough on offer to satisfy anyone. Next day we had "Full Ulster" and it was great - rashers were thinly sliced, not overly salty as some are, well cooked and not fatty at all. Have to point out the coffee came in a cafetiere. Nora is great "craic" and we hope to return soon. Parking is easy in her yard, with town just a short stroll away along the river path.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank WeeGee43
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Troy, New York
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

The room was spacious, clean, and charming with everything we needed. Nora explained the local pubs, the tweed merchants, the lovely natural attractions, and her directions were clear and cheerful. She talked with us, not at us. The bed was comfortable with plenty of covers. We had a great filling and tasty breakfast. The in-town advantages were brilliant as the little main street had a variety of places to eat and shop in a wee town. And the waterfall and beach were close by car.

Room Tip: We were above the kitchen which meant only neighbors on one side at night, which might have cut down...
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  • Stayed May 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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9 Thank Rod A
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Nora was extremely kind and helpful in talking with us to make sure we had a room we wanted (since our family is traveling together), and plenty of good suggestions. It is very close to everything that is going on in town, which was very nice to have something conveniently located to all that was going on. . A warm space heater in the corner was very effective and appreciated as well.
It was very clean and simply done while still being comfortable!

Room Tip: On the ground floor, I slept fine even though it was by the window and on the street. The front room...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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8 Thank 12Anna-Belle21
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Arrived in Ardara without any accommodation booked for that night. When we turned up at Brae House, only "the wee boy" was home, so he rang his mum (Nora) and she told us to take our pick of the available rooms. Classic!

Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable, nothing too much trouble, Nora was a delight Traditional Irish breakfast was great, but plenty of other options too - have never seen such a range of cereal. And there was real coffee!

Great value for money. And a lovely little town.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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9 Thank AHD68
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was charged E35 to stay in a freezing cold room with no way to heat it as the plugs were dodgy and tripped the electricity, dangerous. The owner seemed to think this was ok. No kettle or tv in the tiny room I was given of breakfast. A rip off.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank annaletts11
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kingston ontario
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We visit Ardara every year and this year we stayed at Brae house.The location is perfect as its right on the main street.We each had a nice clean room and a wonderful breakfast.Our hostess,Nora Molloy,was charming and knowledgeable about the area.Next year we will without doubt stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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11 Thank irishfruitcake
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Property: Brae House
Address: Brae House Front Street, Ardara, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Ardara
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Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ardara
Number of rooms: 2

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