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Mena House B&B
Ranked #4 of 73 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Morrisonville, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great welcome to Kilkenny!”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Katherine is such a great hostess! My sister described her as the ambassador to Kilkenney but I think of her as ambassador of Ireland as she explained the beauty of Ireland that we should see on our road trip that began here. She does have an amazing breakfast. Our ensuite for three women was snug but cozy. Women need to be prepared in Ireland that hair dryers cannot be plugged in in the bathroom. Fortunately, Katherine had a plug near a bedroom mirror. Mainly, though, she put us onto a great Ireland road trip that would put us onto Irish adventures that our travel agency did not accomodate us with.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Barcelona, Spain
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

i had the great pleasure to stay at mena house last week (3 nights) and can unreservedly recommend the facility - katherine and her staff are first-rate! the breakfast was simply amazing: porridge and yogurt and something like 12 different types of fruit (including rhubarb and blackberries!) - not to mention the home-cooked "irish breakfast" of your choice... the bathrooms might be a tad small by north american standards, but the beds are comfy, the house is charming, the wi-fi signal is strong (reached every room i was in) and the service is in the "going above and beyond the call of duty" category! one of the best price/quality ratios i've ever seen - if only they could all be this good!

Room Tip: we had a room that faced the street but there was no street noise and we slept like logs (my travel...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I loved staying here. It was my first stay in Ireland and as I traveled I appreciated it more and more. The rooms were very clean. The garden is stunning and could be seen from my room as well as the breakfast area. That said, breakfast was excellent. I found it better than the "fancy hotels" in Kerry! The breakfast room felt elegant as well. It was well decorated and with all of the glass one might feel as if they were eating in a garden. The owner, Kathryn, was fantastic! I had car issues and she immediately put me in touch with the right man (Pat - super man). She knows every restaurant and site you may be interested in visiting. She always has her map out and mini maps handy. Her lovely waitress was wonderful too. Well done Kathryn. I truly appreciate your savy, charm, and personable nature! Thank you for a great first night!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the garden!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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PEEL
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Katherine Molloy is a fabulous innkeeper. She made us feel very welcome. She is friendly and a terrific ambassador for Ireland. So glad this was our first B & B stop during our week long driving trip. She has a big map and offered helpful advice and directions as we planned the rest of the week. Breakfast menu was a treat and a nice change of pace from the traditional Irish breakfast. The salmon with cream cheese on a bagel was delicious as was the pancake. The fresh fruit selection was awesome. The room was clean and quite adequate. I highly recommend a stay at Mena House in Kilkenny.

Room Tip: We booked a family room for 4 women travelling together- a double and two twins. Katherine thought...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Regensburg, Germany
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Beautiful B&B in walking distance to the city centre with an outstanding breakfast. The room was clean and of adequate size. The host is very nice and gives a lot of useful information not only about interesting spots in Kilkenny but also about nice places all over Ireland.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Troy, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The B&B is in a good location. You can walk downtown from the B&B, however, it is a bit of a walk. The host was very helpful in showing us how to get downtown and in recommending places to go. We were able to order breakfast from a menu, and the meal was wonderful. The room was clean, a good size, and in good condition.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our stay at B&B was good. It was at a walkable distance from Kilkenny center (approx. 20 minutes). Upon arrival we got a map of the town with directions to all the things we might like to do in Kilkenny. On the way to the center we came across a pub called Matt the Millers which we can recommend for food, music and atmosphere.

The only negative thing about this B&B is the shower, because you have to bend over to be able to fit your head under it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mena House B&B
Address: Mena House Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #4 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Number of rooms: 9

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