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“recent visit april 2013” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Townsend House Guest House

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Townsend House Guest House
Ranked #3 of 14 Birr B&B and Inns
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“recent visit april 2013”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

a recent overnight stay , this is a first class bed and breakfast ,very clean and professionally run ,its also a short walk to the town centre and to Birr Castle which is certainly worth a visit. A good tasty full irish breakfast served in a brightly decorated dining room included in the reasonable rate

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bettystown, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Really enjoyed my stay here. Very helpful friendly hosts. Nice big comfortable rooms and a lovely breakfast after a late night! Nice to see the Christmas decorations up! If I'm in Birr again I'd definitely stay at this place.

  • Stayed January 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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Thank shouldie
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Cushendall, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed in this Guest House for one night - very friendly staff, lovely big old house - but cold - there did not seem to be much heating on. A few parking spaces in the courtyard - but it was tight to get in! Room was quite large, with reasonable bathroom, and good shower. Bed ok - but pillows VERY VERY hard! Clean and tidy. Breakfast ok, choice of cereals, and a fry - though the sausages were very small! Filter coffee was weak - overall acceptable for one night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed for 1 night during the Birr One Act Theatre Festival recently. Martin could not have been more helpful from start to finish - he happily recommended a restaurant for dinner and even dropped us over there, and the next morning when I completely messed up the hour going back they gave us late breakfast without any hassle! The Townsend House is in a really handy location right beside the lovely Birr Castle Demesne - would certainly recommend this guest house. Lovely breakfast too :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

It was my first visit to Birr after 62 years (my wife's 1st)-I had left it as an 8 year old and my wife and I stayed as close to the Centre as we could to soak up the atmosphere. The House came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. We loved it. Martin was a mine of information and so proud of Birr and well he and Lorraine should be. It had lost none of its magic for me. Though the House was full and both were busy they gave us a piece of themselves. We are definitely returning in 2013 and I am looking forward to some imbibing evenings in the wine bar.The Edwardian furniture was a reflection of their good taste. I better say no more in case the word gets out and they are booked out.

Room Tip: If there is a room available towards the rear take it as it might be less noisy.We had a lovely room...
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  • Stayed August 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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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had a lovely stay. The rooms are comfortable and spotless, really quiet too. Nice furnishings and bed linen. Really enjoyed breakfast too. Warm welcome and a fantastic place.
Would unreservedly recommend this guesthouse

  • Stayed September 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at Townsend Guesthouse for just one night on a trip through Ireland in May this year, the room we were given was huge, the best we had in any b&b in Ireland and they have done an amazing job of doing the place up. The hosts are lovely and very friendly and the breakfast was relaxing and delicious, I would very much recommend it if you are staying in Birr!

  • Stayed May 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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Thank cateash
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Additional Information about Townsend House Guest House

Property: Townsend House Guest House
Address: Townsend House Townsend Street, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Townsend House Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Townsend House Guest House is located in the center of Birr,Co.Offaly,Ireland's finest Georgian Town.This 19th Century house is complete with mature gardens and offers an enclosed courtyard perfect for private parking.Townsend House Guest House is a period house and all bedrooms are decorated with a Georgian theme and have the finest antique furniture with a mixture of king and queen size beds. All 10 bedrooms are ensuite,complete with direct dial telephone,satalite TV,tea/coffee making facilities and complimentaryWifi access. Townsend House is a 5 minute walk from Birr Castle Demense and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre,it is also within walking distance from the finest restaurants,hotels and pubs. Townsend House Tapas and Wine Restaurant opens Thursday to Saturday nights from 6 Pm till 10 pm for food ... more   less 
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