Andre on reception was friendly and the location is good for visitors, but other than that this B and B was charmless. The room was tucked away in a corner of the house, it was tiny, with hardly any space for two of us to put our bags or move around. Similarly, the bathroom didn't have space to even rest a toothbrush, no shelves or clothes hooks, so moving around with stuff was a bit awkward.
The breakfast ingredients are poor quality - the bread is the most basic, thin bread, the juice glasses filled only part-way etc. Vegetarians, don't expect a warm welcome. I asked if they would replace the meat sausages/bacon etc in the full Irish Breakfast with veggie sausages (which are cheap to buy and easy to keep in the freezer) and the chef refused, leaving me the option of a spoon of baked beans, a slice of tomato and 8 pieces of mushroom on a plate!
The bed I slept on was bumpy and sagged in the middle. I looked closer and the mattress and discovered it was a cheap foam block! They really haven't invested in decent stuff here.
you can hear everything in the nearby rooms, unfortunately for us a couple in the room opposite were incredibly noisy and woke us up a number of times one of the nights we were there. Between this noise and the uncomfortable bed, our sleep was terrible.
I couldn't recommend this place less! Sorry Andre..
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