I feel genuinely bad about this review, because the host was incredibly kind. However, not only was the room small, but very unsanitary. Our sheets reeked of sweat and the room was crawling with bugs. We understand it could be possible that a hiker went to bed without showering, but the bed was still unpleasant to say the least. If you are much more of an outdoors person that doesn't mind going to bed dirty this might be okay, given it is walking distance to the to Killarney National Park. The place was very cheap, but I would have rather slept in a room that did not have such a foul smell. Again, I feel bad for this review since Joan was so friendly, but our stay was unpleasant.
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This is your host Joan McCarthy from The Harp. I am shocked and appauled about this review. As you have already seen, I have no other bad report, of any sort. I find it extrememely hard to believe that there was BUGS in your room. However if this was the case then why did you not inform me at the time ? I would expect nobody to stay in a room with bugs or dirty bed linen.
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I've been in the business 13 years and each day I try to make each guests stay as perfect as possible. I, personally go to great extremes to wash and iron each item of bedding daily, therefore the smell of sweat would be impossible to exsist.
I hope your stay in 'The Harp' had some positive aspects.
I thank TripAdvisor for giving me this opportunity to reply to this review. I would also like to thank all our other reviewers/guests who have experienced our warm hospitality throughout the years.
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