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“OUTSTANDING!”
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Dunromin B&B
Ranked #8 of 72 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Huntsville, ON Canada
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“OUTSTANDING!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

My husband and I travel a fair amount and know when we have truly found a gem. Val and Tom of Dunromin B&B are brilliant hosts, the B&B is beautiful and Kilkenny is fabulous. We stayed an extra night [ four in total ] because we fell in love with the place, and wish we could have stayed longer. When your host, the B&B and the location all come together it makes for the most outstanding experience. Their attention to detail is wonderful. Helpful above and beyond. And the breakfast is amazing!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We were sorry to stay only one night with Val and Tom. This is by far the lovliest B&B we have been in Ireland. Clean and decorated rooms. 15 minutes walking distance from Kilkenny center and superb hospitality.
Val did her best to make sure we are satisfied with breakfest (fresh vegtebales from the farmer) and gave us excellent reccomendation where to go in the evening and the morning after.
We will defently come back again some day (without the children...).
Sally and his big family...

Room Tip: The pink room ( away from the road). how ever there is no noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Val and Tom are the best! This was my husband and my first trip to Ireland and Dunromin was our first B&B there and we were sold on Ireland and B&Bs. Val had a map filled out with all the "go to" places for food, culture and fun music. They answered ALL our questions and served up delicious breakfasts to get us going. We spent two nights here and it was perfect.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The one night we stayed at Dunromin was wonderful to say the least. Val welcomed us so warmly right away and gave us ideas of where to eat and hear some trad music, etc. The room was extremely roomy and the bed so comfortable! The breakfast was wonderful as well. Val was SO sweet. I don't drink coffee or tea and she felt so bad that I didn't have a hot beverage to drink at breakfast, she made me some "drinking chocolate". Plus, that morning for our visit to Kilkenny Castle was VERY rainy, so she was kind enough to let us borrow her umbrellas, which we very much appreciated.

I can't say enough kind things about Val. She is simply amazing, and she reminded me so much of the people back home in Kentucky with all her hospitality and warmness and just not being able to do enough for her guests. She is one of a kind!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Val & Tom should teach a class on running a B&B. They have been doing it over 20 years and they are real pros but also just nice, inviting, gracious hosts. Everything about our 1 night stay was perfect...room, location, advice, you name it. If I ever go back to Ireland, I will be spending a night or 2 with them & more time in Kilkenney. No problem walking to/from town, great pubs, beautiful old but renovated castle in middle of town. Scenic drive they sent us on towards Dublin was fantastic! We'll laways remember Dunromin with smiles on our faces. Thanks Val & Tom!

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Alpharetta GA

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

When we got to Kilkenny, a quiet village (according to our travel guide), we were shocked at the multitudes of people, buses, cars, crowds everywhere. What we didn't know is that we arrived about 3 hours before Kilkenny met Tiperary in a do or die hurling match! When we arrived at Dunromin B&B, Tom met us with a smile. When he showed us to a room, it faced the road so we asked for a room in the back that would be quieter. He was so affable and accommodating and showed us a charming room that faced the field in the back. He had put us in the other room because he felt it was bigger, but the other room was plenty large for our one night in Kilkenny. He explained why the town was so crowded and offered to drive us into town, so we could have plenty of time to visit the castle and see the town. We happily took him up on his offer and it gave us time to tour the castle and gardens. We enjoyed listening to the Irish music coming from the restaurant across the river from the castle. Later we found ourselves in a pub about the time the game was to start. The town went from frenzied crowds to a ghost town when everyone with a ticket left to get to the arena. But we watched the game on the pub's telly and a friendly couple explained what was happening and we had an enjoyable evening. Our walk back to Dunromin from the center of town only took about 15 minutes of strolling (maybe 1/2 mile or less).

I liked how they had breakfast set up at one dining table so we could visit with the other guests. Breakfast was hot, filling and tasty. I would highly recommend Dunromin for any visit to Kilkenny. Everything was well kept and clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: We liked the double room at the back of the house, but the front room looked great and I don't t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

A oasis of comfort and charm. Every room is decorated with love and care with touches thru out to make sure all our needs were accomodatied. Val and Tom could not have been nicer from the fantastic breakfast to the Irish music entertainment. We loved Kilkenny and a big part of that was due to our great host! Thank you Val and Tom!!! We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Dunromin B&B

Property: Dunromin B&B
Address: Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming 19th Century family home where the kettle is always boiling. Located on the Dublin Road, 10 minute scenic walk to the City and Railway/Bus stations. Ideal centre from which to explore the South East. All rooms ensuite with TV / hairdryers. Two seperate guest sitting rooms with coffee/tea facilities and literature on local events/ attractions. We offer a private car park for guests' use. ... more   less 
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Dunromin Bed And Breakfast

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