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“Perfect location”
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Celtic House B&B
Ranked #25 of 73 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Encinitas, California
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181 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Angela and John Bryne are excellent hosts. They are located a very short walk across the river to Kilkenny Castle and the vibrant downtown area with loads of restaurants and shops. Excellent breakfast which you can select everything from a full Irish breakfast with white and black pudding, bacon, eggs, potatoes, baked tomato, and white or Irish Farm bread, orange juice, cereals, fruit, or any part. The home has gorgeous Thai Buddhist statues throughout the common areas. Quite a treat. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saratoga Springs
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Our overnight stay at the Celtic House was the epitome of Ireland's welcoming and bubbling spirit. John and Angela could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Our room was absolutely spotless, bright, and extremely comfortable.. Angela's creative energy was easily felt through her original artwork on the walls as well as through th e lovely breakfast the next morning. She is also an author and after browsing through her book ("Not Forgotten" , a remarkable true story about her amazing Irish Aunt Kitty and family's triumphs over adversity over several generations), I had to buy a copy. The Celtic House does not appear to be anything extraordinary from the outside; but once inside you will be instantly caught up in its bright, beautiful, open space...and, above all, John's and Angela's Irish warmth and hospitality. A unique place that combines quality with great interest and heart.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank KBC49
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We initially had some difficulty finding Celtic House after following the directions provided, to the letter. After getting out of our car and walking, we eventually found it, having missed it at first because the directions had us turning right, when to get to Celtic House we needed to turn left. One problem here was that turning left was not an option in this one-way street. Our welcome was not a warm one, although this seemed to improve the next morning. The B&B is very centrally situated and the rooms were comfortable and clean. The breakfast was well presented in a tastefully decorated dining room. Should we have wanted to watch TV its location would have made it rather difficult.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Judy C
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Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We had 2 great nights! The Irish breakfast, the room, the facilities, everything was perfect! Defenitly going back there. The hostel is no more than a 5 minute walk from the city centre and it couldn't be cleaner. The room we had was clean, pretty big and with a great view on Kilkenny Castle.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greystones, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I stayed here at very late notice, brother in law had a birthday in kilkenny and this place was recommended to me by him for its location to the city of kilkenny (which couldn't have been better). I didn't look at any previous reviews for this property and im glad i didn't because they are only misleading. Place was very clean and comfortable and the hosts couldn't have been more helpful and polite. Location is ideal in proximity to the the city only walking distance, breakfast was lovely and plentiful. And all wants are well catered for by John and Angela. Has my seal of approval and I will be recommending it to anyone i know travelling to kilkenny in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Seamus C
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

After reading the Trip Advisor reviews, we took a chance on staying here because it has a terrific location being close to city center. We were pleasantly surprised to stay in a new house that actually had 3 ensuite rooms and a kitchen. Angela was very gracious upon arrival and John came to our aid when we wanted hot water and blow dryers.
We actually wrote down our breakfast choices for Angela and gave them to her before walking to the castle. The next morning breakfast was okay, but obviously, writing down our choices didn't matter.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Jan T
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Virginia
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

black and white tile floor and egyptian vases decorate this clean home close to the Kilkenny town center....not what we were expecting when we arrived in Ireland! Bfast was large and plentiful...in addition to the traditional Irish bfast, we also had cereals, fruits, and toast to choose from. Rooms are tiny, but the bathrooms are nice and clean. You are across from a school, so it's neat to see the kids walking to school if you get up in time.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Celtic House B&B
Address: Celtic House 18 Michael Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #25 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Celtic House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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