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Murrays Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 6 Portumna B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I recently spent a wonderful night in Mike and Bernadette's B&B. arriving in late evening we were warmly greeted by both of our hosts who took the time to memorize our names. They then prepared a welcome tray for us which was just what was needed after a long trip. They then took the time to recommend excellent restaurants for a very tired couple to eat. They also invited us to a local barbecue and dance which although we did not attend was very generous of them. The room was clean, spacious and lovely. Small touches like real milk provided with tea making facilities made our stay. The bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful and the flexibility provided with it was wonderful and helped us enjoy our relaxing stay. On leaving we were again made to feel welcome and tips about the local area were given. The freedom to have a lounge area available at any time was also a wonderful facility to be able to avail of.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I spent 4 nights at Mike and Bernadette's B&B. I meant to ask who Murray is... I was alone so it was nice to have someone to greet me in the morning and in the evening. They were cheerful and helpful with what to see, where to go and even where to buy a new tire when I flattened mine. Thank you for a wonderful stay and I hope to see you in New York City some day!

Cathy

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Mike's and Bernadette's b+b. Lovely and clean room and we appreciated the quietness of the countryside. The sorrounding area is full of interesting sites i.e: churches, castles and the likes. We spent a considerable time at the peat hervesting fields. To us Yorkshire people (well, we just live there) this kind of fuel has a special charm. Ursula spoke to a 'peat harvester' (with spade) and took ever so many pictures. Although her English isn't perfect she managed to understand almost all (broad Irish). We both enjoyed the excellent breakfast and the chats with Mike and Bernadette. We would certainly stay there again on another visit and we recommend Murrays b+b full hearthedly. Thank you very much.

Room Tip: To us it was nice to have a groung floor room.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hans S
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Three motor cycling pensioners(78/74/70),enjoyed a fabulous stay with the Murrays,the bedrooms were well equipped with every thing one would expect in only a five star hotel,very clean and spacious,the breakfast was litterally what every you required,the choice was up to the individual,eat as much as you wanted.After a hectic days biking of 120/150 miles,the welcome refreshing endless cups of teas/coffees plus home made cakes were all included in the daily rate,but for us three tired bikers ,the best thing about the Murrays friendly" and nothing is too much trouble attitude",was the free taxis service to and from the Portumna,whatever the time night or day,Mike would take you,free of charge,At breakfast, both Mr /Mrs Murray would enquire where we intended to visit that day,they would assist us in ensuring that we enjoyed the days outing, by reccomending places of interest/eating stops .All three of us have no hesitation in reccomending Murrays B&B in Portumna as a first class base for touring the Galway area.

Room Tip: All equally as good as what you would expect from a five star hotel,any where world wide.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank biker040
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murrays_bandb, Owner at Murrays Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Nobody would believe that you were all in your seventies as you all have the energy of people half your age. Using Murrays as a base you managed to see a lot of Ireland and relax when you returned on an evening. Thanks for the black pudding and pork pies which we really enjoyed.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed one night at this excellent B&B as it was convenient for visiting Portumna Castle. Both our room and the communal dining area/lounge were very comfortable and spotless. We enjoyed an excellent evening meal and a very good breakfast. We can highly recommend this B&B and will certainly stay there again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Simon F
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murrays_bandb, Owner at Murrays Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

It was nice to meet a descendent of the De Burgh family of Portumna. and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

An excellent stay at a beautiful home/ accomodation and hosts with a warm and friendly approach that could not do enough! I would have no hesitation strongly recommending Murray's to anyone. Breakfast was superb - a faultless visit. Many thanks to you to both. My only regret was my visit was too short and I would love to have stayed a few more days! M. Holmes

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MHolmes_13
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murrays_bandb, Owner at Murrays Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for showing your appreciation. We hope you have more time when you visit this area again either for business or leisure.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our second visit to Portumna and we opted to stay with Mike and Bernadette again. It's quiet, VERY comfortable, totally clean; 100% satisfactory in every way. The hosts will lean over backward to make your stay complete. We couldn't have been happier, and we'll return, as well as recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carol P
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murrays_bandb, Owner at Murrays Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you both to stay with us again.

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Address: Derryhiney, Portumna, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Portumna
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Portumna
Number of rooms: 4

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