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“Mostly Nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cairbre House

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Cairbre House
Ranked #2 of 18 Dungarvan B&B and Inns
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Plover, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Mostly Nice”
Reviewed July 4, 2006

Stayed here recently for 1 night. The owner, Mr. Brian Wickham is a very pleasant gentleman. When we checked in he showed us our rooms, then provided coffee in the lounge. He also willingly provided us some directions and recommendations for various pubs and restaurants for our evening meal.

The rooms were very comfortable. The real highlight for us was the breakfast. He had several different items beyond the traditional "Irish cooked breakfast" and the meal presentation was worthy of a 5 star hotel.

It was a bit testy leaving the premises. You have to drive through a gate in the property walls right next to the street. You have to either pray that there are no oncoming vehicles, or have someone get out of the car as a "lookout" for traffic.

I must also confess that I was not overly impressed with Dungarvin itself--at least the harbor area that we visited. And one of the pubs that we stopped in on the "square" just off the harbor had several inebriated patrons, and seemed not to like Americans. We got very bad vibes and left as quickly as possible. This was the only such experience I had ever encountered in Ireland and this was my 5th visit.

We stopped in Kinsale for lunch on our way to Dungarvin. Much more interesting than Dungarvin in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed February 20, 2006

Of all the B & B's we stayed in, The Cairbre House was my favorite. It was stepping back in time. The host Brian was fantastic and the breakfast and warm hospitality was great. I enjoyed it so much we plan to visit Dungarvin this year around the same time and stay at The Cairbre House.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed October 30, 2005

This B&B is wonderful! Brian, the host, is a very friendly gentleman who really takes care of each guest. Our room was exceptionally modern, clean and comfortable with a bathroom in the room. Breakfast in the morning was delicious – he has many options depending on your mood. The house was built by the Duke of Devonshire in 1819, and has a lot of character. Highly recommend!

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Property: Cairbre House
Address: Carriglea House Old Hospital Road | Abbeyside, Strandside North, Dungarvan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dungarvan
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Dungarvan
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1819,this beautiful protected Georgian Period house is a multiple award 4*B&B. Award of Excellence Tripadvisor 5* Rating. Situated in a peaceful scenic setting with striking views, yet is located less than one km from the picturesque Dungarvan harbour and town centre with its excellent shops,hotels, restaurants, traditional music & entertainment. All rooms including the Guest Lounge & Breakfast Room are furnished and decorated in period style. Bedrooms are ensuite and in room facilities include TV, Wifi and tea /coffee making facilities. Car park in house grounds. Cairbre House is renowned for its gourmet home cooked breakfasts. All dishes(incl vegitarian options) feature home grown garden & quality local produce. The Comeragh Mountains provide the perfect backdrop to the outstanding one acre waterfront gardens containing many rare & unusual plants. The conservatory/sunroom & balcony overlooking the Colligan River provides the oportunity to view the many wetland,seashore & wildlife close at hand. Dungarvan is an ideal location from which to visit the historic cities of Waterford,Cork,Kilkenny and the heritage towns of Lismore & Ardmore. ... more   less 

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