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Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 7 Rathdrum B&B and Inns
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Frankfurt, Germany
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“ok but not brilliant”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

People were friendly, room had everything needed. Breakfast was average and service took a long time - menu in the pub was rather uninspired. One has to pass the pub in order to reach the rooms and go through the private kitchen of the owners to reach the breakfast room. If you want a decent receipt you have to order that "three days in advance" - the owners are not prepared to write bills. The stay in this B&B is ok - but there are better options even in Rathdrum.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Osnabruck, Germany
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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for one night while on a trip in Ireland. Helen and her husband are extremely nice and welcoming people, our rooms were spotless and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. If you are in the area I highly recommend to spend a night there. You won't regret it.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in Jacobs Well in Rathdrum (a beautiful part of the country) on Saturday the 24th May.
We got a lovely welcome, our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
We had lunch and a pint in their pub next door, it was excellent.
We were heading to Woodenbridge for a wedding and Helen kindly organised a taxi for us.
Our breakfast was plenty and beautiful.
We would stay here again and we would highly recommend it as a place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

stayed here at easter 2014 for 5 days our hosts helen and noel could not be more helpful the evening meals were lovely and very filling the guinness as usual was superb the band on the sunday night i can not remember(to many porters) rooms airy and light shower great and breakfast great full irish with no white bits on the plate we will be back

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Cleveland, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed here recently while visiting family in Wicklow. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Everything was perfect from the welcome on the first day until we left a week later. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean, the breakfasts were great with no request too much trouble and the bar next door served a great pint with a friendly atmosphere. We will certainly be going back

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here in April and was really impressed of the high standards of this b&b, both in its lovely decor and lovely welcome. The room was just perfect, clean with a lovely shower . The breakfast hit the spot the next day and the accommodation is perfect for exploring the Wicklow mountains. Special mention must be made of the restaurant next door which serves the most delicious food and a god pint.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

My family stayed at this B&B for a couple of nights last summer. Helen allowed me to have a travel crib shipped to her from Amazon for our one-year-old. (Jacob's Well does offer nice cribs for infants. We wanted to have our own because we planned to travel around Ireland for a month. We figured that it would be a little easier on our baby if she at least had the same crib every night.) At any rate, she had the box ready for us in our room when we arrived. We thought it was extremely kind of her to do this for us.

In total, we were a family of five. She gave us a nice sized family room in the back of the building. It was relatively spacious and very clean. The breakfast was good. Eggs and sausage as well as the regular buffet items. The pub food was delicious and they were very accommodating with some special dietary needs.

Helen always had time for a chat with us and everyone in the place was extraordinarily friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast
Address: 41 Main Street, Rathdrum, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Rathdrum
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Rathdrum
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Number of rooms: 23
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