We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing stay can't wait to go back”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 14 Birr B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 14, 2013

really warm welcome when we arrived. Our room was beautiful (deluxe double ), and the service was amazing, there was lots of lovely little extra touches that you would not normally expect to make you feel more at home away from home (when i asked for an iron the lady offered to iron my shirt for me, hot water bottle already in our bed when we returned in the evening to sleep, friendly and engaging chats ) and genuinely felt as if we didn't want to leave !
When we go back to Birr will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank amyoncloudnine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (128)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

89 - 95 of 128 reviews

Reviewed January 7, 2013

We chose to stay in Birr as our travel plans had us getting in late to Dublin, and we wanted to see Clonmacnoise. Evelyn was so warm and accommodating, and our room with the gorgeous four poster bed overlooking the square was the perfect way to end our day. Our favorite part was the hot water bottle tucked in the bed with the fleece cozy on it. The room was beautifully furnished and breakfast was a delight.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Eva W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Just one example of the caring help guests are treated to: we were road tired and ready to collapse upon arrival. Evelyn saw that and went on her own initiative to speak to the local traffic cop to make sure he wouldn't give us a ticket tho the free parking hadn't begun yet. ;) It looks like a palace, tea and company is always on offer. Very reasonable price. Loved the four poster bed in room overlooking square.

  • Stayed: August 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Priscillatraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 29, 2012

If you stay here you will see why all the revues are so good. The house has been decorated beautifully. Our room had a super view overlooking the town square in Birr. The room TV had more channels than I can remember anywhere in Ireland.
Birr is a scenic midlands town. If you go during the Vintage week there will be a lot going on. Birr Castle Demesne is well worth a visit; extensive grounds straddling the Offaly / Tipperary border. Home to the biggest telescope in Ireland.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank JMT43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 18, 2012

on traveling through to Dublin, we stayed here for a night. After experiencing Emmett House, we wish we could have stayed longer! Bed was very comfortable and bathroom exceptional...largest european shower I've ever been in. Very friendly and knowlegdable staff. Very tasty Irish breakfast.
New York

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ss7907
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Perfect location, room, breakfast - a GEM in the middle of Ireland! Maureen and Mom have done a superb job. Beautiful set-up with all the comforts, clean, and a very friendly welcome.We loved every minute of our stay. Thanks !!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Doug-Maggie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed 4-9th Oct., 2012. Recently renovated. Room and en-suite spotless; bed very comfy; decor etc done to a high standard. Great location for the town & surrounding area. Read the other reviews I can only repeat what they say. Excellent!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank 2Wander2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Birr
0.2 mi away
The Maltings
The Maltings
#2 of 3 in Birr
107 reviews
0.4 mi away
County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club
0.0 mi away
Dooly's Hotel
Dooly's Hotel
#3 of 3 in Birr
157 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.9 mi away
Kinnitty Castle Hotel
Kinnitty Castle Hotel
#1 of 1 in Kinnitty
808 reviews
0.2 mi away
Walcot Bed and Breakfast
0.2 mi away
Spinners on Castle Street
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Emmet House Bed & Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Emmet House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
Price Range: $91 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Emmet House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emmet House is a small boutique style hotel situated in Emmet Square,, Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, free sat flat screen TVs, slippers and toiletries. Free wifi throughout the house. We are 5 min walk from Birr Castle, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. Slieve Bloom Mountains are a 15 min drive. Lough Boora Boglands is a 10 min drive. Clonmacnoise is a 30 min drive. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotwire so you can book your Emmet House Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing