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Laurel House Bandon B&B
Ranked #2 of 3 Bandon B&B and Inns
Franklin, Tennessee
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“Great experience with Laurel House - Recommend!!”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great service from Delores, Mark and their family. Our kids loved waking up and looking out the window at the cows each morning. Great breakfast as well, and great conversations with Delores and Mark in the lounge in the evening. Overall wonderful experience. Also loved the complimentary water, wine and cookies. Great people, great location in Co Cork.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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dolores c, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay with us and that you arrived back home safe and sound after a great holiday in Ireland. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in Laurel House. Many Thanks Dolores & Mark
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Westmeath, Ireland
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed here on 14th July 2012 and have to praise the absolutely exceptional level of hospitality we received from Dolores and Mark.

We decided to book a B&B last minute as the drive home was over 3 hours and we had been up and busy since 4am. The extremely short notice was absolutely no problem for Dolores and Mark (the owners), and from the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel at home. We were welcomed with some lovely tea and delicious rhubarb tart with cream to relax with in the beautiful cosy yet spacious lounge.

The house itself is modern and traditional all in one, and is decorated and maintained to the highest standards. There is plenty of space with immaculate attention to detail throughout. The bedroom we stayed in (Room 1) is absolutely beautiful, and equipped with everything you will need and more to ensure your stay is a pleasant and comfortable one. There is a flat screen tv, deliciously comfortable bed and bedding, a desk and a lovely large wardrobe.There is an appealing welcome tray with tea and coffee making facilities including biscuits, red wine and white wine. The en-suite is very modern and furnished beautifully. I couldn't believe how clean and shiny the bathroom (and shower) was, and it's equipped with luxury toiletries and soft, fluffy towels. The shower was temperature and pressure perfect! We had the most comfortable fulfilling nap that afternoon and sleep that night.

The breakfast next morning was exceptional. The freshest produce was used and we were spoiled for choice with a variety of freshly made hot and cold drinks, cereals, homemade bread and fruit. A hot menu with the most delicious freshly cooked foods (the scrambled egg and full Irish breakfast is absolutely delightful) is supplied. We will remember this breakfast for a long time.... absolutely delicious!!!!!!

Dolores and Mark could not have been more accommodating and hospitable. They deliver such a friendly and professional service. Nothing was too much trouble and they kindly lifted us into Bandon for the evening which is just a couple of minutes drive up the road. They also offered to collect us. A heartfelt thank you to both, who really enhanced our stay even further with their wonderful hospitality.

Overall, a truly memorable stay. We can not think of a single flaw - nothing was overlooked! Extremely comfortable and clean, very attractively decorated, beautifully furnished, and exceptional service delivered from Dolores and Mark. Could not recommend this B&B more to anyone and we will most definitely be returning on our next stay down in Cork. Terri and Tom O' Grady

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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dolores c, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you both for writing this lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Laurel House and look forward to your return.We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.. Thanks Dolores & Mark
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We were in the area for a party and Laurel House was suggested as a place to stay. Thankfully we got in ahead of everyone else as it was Five Star all the way. Upon arrival we were met by our great hosts Mark and Dolores. Complimentary Wine, Water etc. were laid on in the room as well as some light bites in the Living Area downstairs. I am in the Golf Travel Business and the three important areas are Good Bed, Breakfast and Shower. Laurel House excelled in each of these areas. The Breakfast was as good as you could imagine with homemade breads, jams, local procduce and berries from the garden - why go to five star hotel when you can just pop into Laurel House.
Mark even took us to party and offered to collect us....now that what I call service. Great views of the rolling irish countryside from our room. On behalf of the five of us who stayed there, a big thank you to Dolores, Mark and Boys. Best Wishes for the future and looking forward to popping in again very soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay,and look forward to welcoming you back. Much appreciated. Many Thanks Dolores & Mark
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

I have recently visited this beautiful B&B for a weekend visit with 5 other members of my family.

Not only is the house stunning and of the highest standard, it has one of the most picturesque backdrops i have seen.

Mark and Dolores and their sons word endlessly to make sure everything you need is provided for, nothing is too much trouble. Will 100% be staying at this B&B in future when over visiting family.

In my opinion, no other B&B or hotel would even come close!!!!!

See you guys soon,

Martine and Chris xxx

Room Tip: All rooms outstanding...make no difference which one your in!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us. It is really great that you took the time to show how much you enjoyed your trip to Ireland. We look forward to your return. Many thanks Dolores & Mark
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Myself and my fiancee stayed here recently for one night. From the moment we arrived Dolores was welcoming and friendly, offering us tea and warm homemade apple tart. Herself and her husband Mark were a pleasure to chat to and provided us with a wealth of useful information on places to visit and eat. The room and en-suite were fantastic, complete with complementary mini bottles of wine, homemade cookies and tea and coffee facilities. The bed was also extremely comfortable.
Unfortunately my trip was work related so we didn't get to take in many sights but we will definately be back. The lovely town of Clonakilty is only 15mins drive away and Inchydoney beach another 5mins further. Thanks again Dolores and Mark for making our business trip a little more comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2012
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dolores c, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
We are glad you both enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We look forward to seeing you both again. Many thanks Dolores & Mark
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed here just for one night but realy enjoyed it. Room looked exactly like the photos on their website. Spotlessly clean and the beds are really comfortable. Great shower too. Dolores and Mark were great hosts and very friendly. Breakfast the next morning was gorgeous...Would definately recommend this b and b to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Bandon, it would be particularly suited for anyone looking for a base to tour West Cork

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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dolores c, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
It was great reading your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation. We look forward to your return. Many Thanks Dolores & Mark
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We only stayed for one night but we shall be back. The room lived up to the photo's, everything was bright clean and comfortable, nothing was lacking. The food was freshly cooked to order from a wonderful menu. However it was Dolores and Mark and family who made the stay so enjoyable, they were great hosts. Michael and Lesley Quinn Ireland

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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dolores c, Owner at Laurel House Bandon B&B, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again.many thanks Dolores & Mark
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Property: Laurel House Bandon B&B
Address: Dunmanway Rd, Bandon, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bandon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in Bandon the gateway to West Cork along the South West Coast of Ireland. You will enjoy warm hospitality, delicious home baking, we pride ourselves in using local free range produce for our breakfast. Situated in the West Cork countryside with views of the valley overlooking the Bandon River. We are perfectly placed to explore the unspoilt beauties of West Cork and the Ring of Kerry. Explore local beaches, experience fishing on the banks of the Bandon River or enjoy 18 holes of golf at Bandon Golf club on the grounds of the Castle Bernard Estate. ... more   less 

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