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Glebe House
Ranked #4 of 7 Mohill B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 18, 2008

Close friends were getting married at St. Patrick's Church in Mohill in July 2008. Given the tourist season in July, I contacted Marion Maloney of the Glebe House eleven (11) months in advance to secure booking for a large party of eleven (11) adults and one child.

My wife and I have traveled to Ireland on numerous occasions, only staying in B&Bs. In all, we have stayed in over fifteen (15) B&Bs throughout Ireland from 2006-2008.

I can honestly say that the Glebe House was the most unfriendly B&B I have ever stayed in. I was caught off guard after only positive, friendly and welcoming experiences in B&Bs in the past.

Given I had secured these accommodations so far in advance, I was not expecting any problems. However, upon arrival, Marion advised my party that the house was short one double ensuite room which forced my wife and I to stay in a room with no shower and two twin beds despite our advance booking for a double ensuite room.

My wife and I were on holiday and wanted to enjoy ourselves and simply accepted the room with the promise from Marion that we would be able to move the following evening.

From a customer service perspective, I expected Marion to take more responsibility for the individuals in her establishment. My party was providing Marion almost EUR 1,000 within a 48 hour span. At one point, I believe she went as far as saying "What can I do?" I expected a more conciliatory effort from our hostess but was not afforded that luxury.

Upon my personal checkout, I inquired if there was a price difference per person between a double ensuite room and a two (2) twin bed with no shower facilities for our first evening in which we were pushed to a room that was not the room we had booked. She said that there was not, which I was disappointed in but accepted as I did not want to cause any problems. At this point in time, my experience at the Glebe House was "sufficient." I was happy to continue our travels and be on my way.

However, Marion was not pleased with my inquiry and chose to continue our conversation further. She said "There is no price difference but I made ALLOWANCES for the phone calls you made." With such a large party, we did need to make various local phone calls to local taxis (less than 7 in total) to coordinate travel to the church and reception.

Once again, from a customer service perspective, with the amount of money that we were providing to Marion for our stay, I did not expect in the least such a curt response. In my opinion, it was a complete lack of respect and I was insulted. I laughed the comment off, signed my receipt and headed for the door.

Marion must have sensed my complete disapproval and caught me at the door, giving me EUR 20 to, as she put it, "buy yourself a coffee."

In addition to the above hassles, the house ran out of warm water one morning during our stay and two (2) guests had to shower in ice cold water. Throughout the entire weekend, during our face-to-face encounters with Marion, she was quite short and unfriendly. It was such a stark contrast to our previous, overly friendly hosts in other B&Bs around the country.

I was thoroughly disappointed with my stay. So much so, I was embarrassed for coordinating this stay with the other members of my party, which included my parents, friends and friends' parents. I was especially embarrassed as this was the one and only Ireland B&B experience for some members of our party.

Upon departure, we all agreed that while the Lough Rynn Estate would have cost us more than double per person per night, it may have been worth it to be treated in a friendly, courteous manner and not be demeaned for inquiries.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed June 25, 2006

I can not say enough positive things about Glebe House and Laura, the beautiful hostess. Upon arriving, we were given tea or coffee and some chocolates. Since we arrived late, Laura not only gave us the names of a few places to eat in town, but also called ahead to make sure they were still serving food and had a place for us. One of her suggestions, the Brandywell, turns out to be just right for us, and dinner there is lovely.

Our rooms are downstairs, just outside a stone nave-type of thing, and are beautiful. My parents' room is decorated in rich mustards and golds, with a gorgeous vanity and armoire. My room is very pretty, and the beds are comfy. The bathrooms are well-equipped, with lots of fluffy towels and individual soap and shampoos.

Breakfast is grand, just as you expect in an Irish B and B, and is served up right on time. We have had a spare on the car and mention having to go and change it that day, and Laura graciuosly offered to take the flat into town and get it fixed, as she feels they would be less likely to take advantage of a local. We are grateful to check that chore of the list and get to our sight-seeing for the day, though she is actually back with the tire as we are leaving.

Staying here was one of the highlights of our trip. I doubt I would go back to Ireland without staying here at least a couple of nights. I hear the fishing in the area is amazing, though we didn't try it while we were there.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed August 13, 2004

Came to Ireland to do some research on my Leitrim ancestors and booked in at the Glebe House.Did not know quite what to expect as I has not stayed in a Country House before.This place is wonderful ,all the facilities of a Hotel with a personal touch.We had our breakfast in the Garden Room with lovely view over the meadows.The rooms were spacious and immaculately clean.We were offered complimentary coffee/tea on arrival,which we gladly accepted but were not prepared for the home made apple pie and cream as well! We ate it needless to say.....Although the place was busy we felt as though we were the only ones there,such was the attention ,we were given leads on our ancestors which proved successful.If you are going to Leitrim County Glebe House should be on your itinerary.the Maloneys lived in the US for many years and have travelled extensively so they have an insight in the needs of the Tourist

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Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2015, traveled with friends
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Address: Ballinamore Rd, Mohill, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Leitrim > Mohill
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Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mohill
Price Range: $92 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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