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“"Simply the Best"”
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Moat Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Lucan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Barneveld, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“"Simply the Best"”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

On our visits to Ireland, we always stay at Moat Lodge B&B. To date we haven't found another B&B that quite compares when it comes to the friendliness and helpfulness of the hosts, the cleanliness of the rooms and it's convenient location. We always look forward to our stays there and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great B&B. Thanks again for always making our stay so pleasant!

Room Tip: We always use the family room and it is really spacious with a lovely en-suite!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Centereach, New York
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We arrived at the moatlodge to spend the night before my cousins wedding. After checking in the owner of the bed and breakfast told us that we had to be out of the house by 10:00am, because that is when check out was. Unfortunately, there would be no way that we would be able to check out than because our appointments to get our hair and stuff done for the wedding was at 10:00am and the wedding wasn't until 1:00, so we wouldn't be able to check out until at least 12:30pm. If she had told us this when we had called to make the reservation, we would have taken our business else where.
The owner was not willing to compromise with us at first and it wasn't until we all said well than we are going to leave this b&b and go somewhere else that she was a little more understanding. She eventually allowed us all to stay until 12:30 and everyone was happy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tissy-Chrissy
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Brunssum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed July 18, 2012

This B&B was outstanding. They were so helpful and flexible with our arrival and delay with that. The rooms were really nice and the shower was forceful (which I always appreciate). The breakfast was fantastic and plentiful. Wayne & Astrid make you feel at home and I will definitely stay there again, if ever we have the chance. The bus is just down the street and is so convenient for getting into Dublin. I think it was about a 20 minute bus ride. There are two restaurants close by that were really good and a grocery store there too where we could get the bus tickets. We loved Dublin and we loved the Moat Lodge too.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Vernon, B.C.
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed 5 nights here in June and very much enjoyed the hospitality. Breakfast was very good with lots of variety, I had no problems at all in any respect during my stay. Astrid was very helpful and was nice enough to offer to lend me an umbrella which came in handy a few days.

I had no trouble finding the place and made my own way from the airport to the B & B using the airport bus to the city then regular transit bus to Lucan from Dublin. If I go back to the area I'll be sure to stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed July 7, 2012

I wouldn't recommended this place to a dog after traveling over 3 hundred miles was told that they had no room for us gave credit card details so it was all booked my end owner was no help closed door in our face quite sharp when asked if their was any other places we could stay if this is friendly Ireland id stay at home. This place should be shut down or get someone who can take a booking absolute rubbish place

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank mia f
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Krustacean, Owner at Moat Lodge, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
These 3 girls made a booking on venere.com for the family room. On receipt of the booking I verified the credit card details - which failed. I immediately cancelled the booking through venere.com and they would have received an email notification.

When they arrived they were told that their booking for the family room had been cancelled but we could offer them a twin room and a single room. This was declined.

One of the girls was invited into our private section of the house to show them the cancelled booking.

They were with us for 20 minutes before they headed back into Dublin city centre ... so why the reviewer seems to think the door was slammed in their face .. I don't know.

This review was factually inaccurate from start to finish - so I asked tripadvisor to remove the review. Still waiting for tripadvisor to respond to my subsequent emails.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Moat Lodge is a friendly B&B close to Dublin at prices that are significantly better than you'd have to pay in Dublin itself. Indeed there are as many as 10 buses an hour from the centre of Lucan (2 minutes' walk from the Moat Lodge) into the city and they run until quite late at night, so if you are looking for a quieter (and cost-effective) alternative to the city, this is worth considering. The rooms are generally quiet, breakfast is good, there's tea/coffee facilities in the room and guest lounge, onsite parking for several cars and free wi-fi (which I found a bit intermittent).

Lucan itself has several pubs and restaurants, some with live music, including a couple of Chinese restaurants and a takeaway pizza place, all within 5 minutes' walk - so you can safely have a drink.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our Moat Lodge experience. It was one of the best Bed & Breakfast stays that we had in Ireland: clean, good food, and Wayne and Astrid were friendly proprietors. They did more than expected to make our stay enjoyable. We were at Moat Lodge for four days and three nights, and loved every minute of our visit.

Room Tip: Get the upstairs triple room facing the garden.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Moat Lodge

Property: Moat Lodge
Address: Adamstown Road, Lucan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Lucan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lucan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Moat Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to Moat Lodge, a 17th century property in a mature sylvan setting, yet only a stone's throw from Lucan Village. What may not be obvious from an external appraisal is the excellent degree of space provided inside, with all bedrooms complete with en-suites. Tranquility reigns with an award-winning garden accessed from the guest sitting room and is a delight to behold. ... more   less 
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