I stayed at A Michaeleen's Manor on October 17. I was with two other friends on a "girl's trip". All of the other B&B's we stayed at in Ireland were great, but I was very, very disappointed in A Michaeleen's. We were running late and called to say we would not make it there until 7:30 p.m. We received an answering machine and no call back. When we arrived the place was in total darkness and there was a note on the door that if anyone wanted to stay (hello? we had reservations) they should call a cell number. I called and the proprietor, Gerry, said he would be right over. He came flying into the parking lot of the hotel a few minutes later and seemed very angry. He quoted us a much higher rate than what we had arranged for an "extra" person that was traveling along. After some dickering he gave her a room for 45 Euro but the next day in town, on his tour we found a lower advertised rate on the window of his "other business". We asked him about it and he said "oh that's not really the rate for a single person but you just advertise your lowest rate to get people in the door". Also, he left us in the B&B by ourselves. Showed us how to lock the door and left!! Did not show up until the next morning when he and his wife served breakfast. The fruit was canned not fresh, we were asked to toast our own bread and the toaster did not work (burned the bread each time). Gerry's wife Margaret was lovely but Jerry himself was rude and angry and somewhat of a "con artist" type business man -- think snake oil salesman at a circus. I would NEVER recommend this B&B to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Michaeleen's Manor is a B&B themed on The Quiet Man movie, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara which was made in Cong in 1951. Michaeleen's Manor offers a range of single, double, twin, triple and quadruple rooms, free parking, toiletries available from reception, all ensuite, with tea and coffee making facilities, filtered water, TV/DVD, towels and toiletries. Welcome to Michaeleen's Manor! We are Gerry and Margaret Collins, and we've welcomed guests from all over the world, including John Wayne’s daughter - Marissa Wayne, who kindly complimented our "warm Irish hospitality, great Irish breakfasts, comfortable beds and wonderful hot showers!". You can expect to be entertained over breakfast with tales from my time as the Quiet Man Tour Guide, while Margaret, who was a chef in Ashford Castle during President Regan’s stay in 1984, cooks you up a delicious breakfast! We look forward to seeing you soon! Gerry & Margaret ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Michaeleen's Manor Ireland/Cong