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“A truly relaxing break” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Croan Cottages

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Croan Cottages
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1 review
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“A truly relaxing break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2008

We really had a lovely time at Croan, the place is absolutely beautiful and we loved every minute of our stay. The "wildlife" was something to behold and our dogs were mesmarised by the peacock family. Our little girl enjoyed it especially seeing the animals so close. We also enjoyed the great walks. The food was also excellent and "finished it off" on the Sunday night.
Hope to return in the future,

Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank mariadub
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2008

We stayed in Croan cottages last weekend. The location is fantastic (although it is expensive to get to and from Kilkenny City - €35-40 each way). The farm is charming, the animals (especially the beautiful dogs) are wonderful. We ordered their cottage cuisine one night, which was fantastic (expensive, but very tasty). The cottages were spotlessly clean and claimed to be ecofriendly, which I believe.

However, we found the owners' attitude just a little lacking in hospitality. They were never rude, but never exactly welcoming either.

They were good to us and gave us the first night (when just two of us were down) included in the price, but they were shabby in a couple of things:

1. We were not invited to read the electricity meter with them. This was included on the card (and mentioned in their tome of a folder provided in each cottage), but it should have been explicitly stated upfront. The charge was not excessive, but it would have been nice to be told.

2. The checkout time is 9am-10am. This was not told to us. Again, we spotted it in the folder. They let us check out late, but we should have been told. There is, according to the folder, a charge of €25/hour late checkout fee.

3. Only two rolls of toilet roll in one cottage for the weekend (for three women) and one roll in the other. This shouldn't be something we needed to ask for (and in the end, we bought our own).

4. No radio provided. Not everyone wants TV (especially German satellite TV!!). I'd rather have a radio/CD player than a TV/DVD on holiday.

5. They demanded FULL payment in advance of our stay. (We booked two cottages.) My Mum, who booked the trip, felt a little hassled for payment by them.

All in all, I think this location works for a short break, but that's all. It's not great if you want to go out in Kilkenny as it's just a litle too far. And I don't think it would be wonderful for children - once they've patted the dogs, admired the lambs and wondered at the pigs, that would be them done. Some children's facilities would be a plus.

  • Liked — Location of cottages - in the heart of countryside
  • Disliked — Owners' attitude
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
6 Thank sineadj
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Additional Information about Croan Cottages

Property: Croan Cottages
Address: Dunnamaggin | Dunnamaggan, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5

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