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Ivy Rock House B&B
Ranked #4 of 13 Roundstone B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I'm not a complainer by any means. I've been to five B & B's this week and I feel obligated to tell what I experienced. We pulled into a nice looking house with a very nice view. We enter, and the hostess is distant and only focused on payment, which is understandable, but she didn't ask how we were, if we got in all right, or anything polite before jumping into payment, after which we were let go to unpack. She later asked us about food, and by then she began to be a bit more polite, telling us about the upstairs viewing room. We asked recommendations, she told us to go to Ennis. However, if we had wanted to go to Ennis we would have booked a B and B there, instead. We went into Roundstone, which did have a neat variety of foods, although our hostess told us there were only three. The room was sufficient, as it had all of the basics, but nothing more. It was also a bit cramped for two people, considering it was a double room. Didn't see any horseriding or golf nearby. Just quite sad at the wholeheartedly misleading advertising.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you for staying at Ivy Rock House. I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay and I would like to address a couple of points you raised. It is not my policy to request payment from guests upfront but some guests do like to give me their voucher for payment upon arrival and if that is the case I oblige by taking it. We have a wonderful selection of restaurants and pubs in the village of Roundstone of which I always recommend to guests to visit. Ennis is a considerable journey (over a 2 hour drive) so I would not recommend that someone would travel so far especially when there are such good places to eat so close by. Again I am sorry to hear you were disappointed but I do feel there may have been some confusion in relation to some of your points raised and it is a pity that I could not have addressed them directly with you at the time. I do try to make my guests feel very welcome and appreciate when they choose to stay at Ivy Rock House.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent three great nights here and enjoyed three great breakfasts. We felt very welcome and Catherine, the landlady, was helpful with tips of where to visit. She was so kind to post on clothes we forgot and left in the wardrobe! The room with en suite was very clean and comfortable and the views were fantastic. Just a short drive from Roundstone, it's an ideal location to explore Connemara.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you so much for staying at Ivy Rock House and for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. It is always so nice to hear that guests are happy with everything. We would love to welcome you back some time in the future!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This by far was the best bed and breakfast i have had the priveledge to stay in. The views were fantastic, the area outstanding and the facilities were excellent. Very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with a large communal living room looking out at a fantastic view. Tea, coffee and endless supplies of chocolate biscuits were always available. The host Catherine was so friendly and kind and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were delicious and filling, lots of home made condiments and breads, plenty of selection and the biggest fresh coffee pot i have ever seen. This bed and breakfast made my holiday!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back some time in the future.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had stayed here 6 years ago and to choose it again for our 2013 trip was a 'no brainer'. This time we stayed for 5 nights. The house and grounds were in as new condition. The room and bath were clean and well furnished. The common room upstairs has a breathtaking view over the water to Innishnee Island. The breakfast room has the same view. The breakfast was a complete Irish breakfast or custom order. The owner, Mrs. Burke, was always accommodating and asking if there was anything we needed in addition to what she already provided. This B & B is what all other B & B's should be judged by.

Room Tip: All rooms a great, but the upstairs ones with the water view really great.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review and revisiting our B&B. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to stay, I hope that we see you both again in the near future.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We recently stayed in Ivy Rock House for a weekend. It was located close to the Village, with great beaches only a few minutes drive .
The guest house is located on a large site with nice gardens and a great view of the sea.
We had a lovely large family room, with a spacious ensuite, again overlooking the sea. Our hostess was lovely and very helpful. We had a lovely breakfast, along with some great home made scones and home made jam! The dining room also has views of the sea.
There is a private sitting room for guests to enjoy with fabulous views, well stocked with coffee, tea and treats.
Would definitely go back again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for staying at Ivy Rock House. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope that you can come back and visit again sometime soon.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We arrived without a reservation on Thursday before Good Friday and although the owner was heading out to mass, she took us in. All the other rooms in town were booked because of a film crew, but we were the only guests in Ivy Rock which is about a 4 minute drive from town. We had a beautiful view from our room in front of the house. We drove to town that night and had a great time talking to the locals at the Shamrock, the local pub. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. We'll be back if we are ever in Roundstone again.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CatherineB2013, Owner at Ivy Rock House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely review and for staying at Ivy Rock House B&B. Apologies this took me so long to reply! I hope we can welcome you back again some time in the future.

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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Letterdyfe | Roundstone Connemara, Roundstone Connemara, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Roundstone
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Roundstone
Number of rooms: 6

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