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Laragh House
Ranked #21 of 73 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, England
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25 reviews
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“nice place, nice people”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Helen and George and Geraldine run this 4* guesthouse situated 1km/15 mins walk from central Kilkenny. I was there for 3 nights across the extraordinarily busy time of the Bruce Springsteen concerts having booked 3 months in advance. Several aspects of this specific stay are worth mentioning.
1. I have to phone in mid evening of arrival day to advise that the bus from Dublin has broken down and e.t.a. is "late". "Don't worry we'll keep up so that you can get in" (after midnight in the event).
2. After an excellent early breakfast George offers to give me a lift into town rather than taxi so as to save a bit of time so that I can get nearer to the front of the queue.
3. I get a (free) ham sandwich without asking for it for the second day's concert.
4. The room price remained a "standard" despite the significant over demand (local farmer renting out tents at 100Euro/nt).

As already mentioned the breakfast is a substantial fresh cooked Irish special. Plus loads of fresh fruit, yoghurts, and several cereals and juices. They even bought in some odd tea that I like for the second day.

The property is modern (1970s?) so not quaint, but very clean and pleasant. The people working there make it even more so.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This is a very good guest house, room smartly decorated, friendly welcome, good car parking, breakfast made to order and reasonably priced. The guest house is easy to find and is outside the town of Kilkenny. Its worth your time to have a look at Kilkenny, we did not have much time to spend but liked what we saw.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Laragh house is absolutely beautiful. Helen is a lady to deal with, Kilkennyhenparty.ie have often used these premises and every party we use can't believe the gorgeous sophisicated decorated rooms with Jacuzzi baths in some of them!! Totally recommend Helen for anyone who wants to come to Kilkenny. She goes out of her way to accommodate you and make you feel welcome. Will definitely be using Laragh house again and again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Victorville, California
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We really enjoyed staying at Laragh House. It was close to town ( we did have a car and it was only a 5 minute drive to town). The room was bright and cheery and well decorated. I was traveling with my husband and sister so we had 3 in the same room. It was perfect. The owner was so nice and recommended an ancient pub downtown nearby called Kyteler's Pub which was established in 1324. It was fabulous and our favorite pub on our entire 2 week trip in Ireland. They had a few bands, live dancers, good food, and locals. The pub was medieval and wonderful. The Laragh House breakfast in the morning was made to order and also very good. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This place was great! The location was a little ways from the city centre, but as we were nearing the end of our trip we were in need of some walking to stretch the legs and help the waistlines! The room was just as pictured, so beautiful and the bathroom was immaculate! Nice to have a shower that was a decent size too! Helen was so accomodating and helpful. I actually forgot my raincoat in our room and Helen was so amazing that even though she was on holiday herself by that point made arrangements for one of her girls to get it into the post of me! We loved the city of Kilkenny, and if we ever get a chance to come back we will certainly be looking up Laragh House!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

After many hours of air travel and our drive from Dublin, we needed and received a warm welcome from Helen our hostess. She showed us our lovely room, and we were able to settle right in. Helen has done a marvelous job decorating Laragh House, it's modern but comfortable. The inn is an easy walk to down town, or a short car drive. During the weekends you are very happy not to be downtown, it's very busy and can get rowdy. The location also makes day trips out of Kilkenny very easy. The off street parking was great and we would learn just how great with up coming stays in Ireland. All in all Laragh House and Helen were a wonderful way to start our long awaited Ireland adventure!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

just back from staying at laragh house sat 7th july for my friends hen party..wow is all i can say,helen couldnt have made us feel more at home.she was amazing from decorating d sitting room 4 us,to organising taxis 4 us n lots more..she was so so helpful,..the house is gorgous,the rooms r very spacious and decorated lovely.and its only 2 mins in a taxi to kilkenny centre!!i will b recommening laragh house to all my friends n i will defo return to stay here again.thank u so much helen 4 making our stay a very memorable one!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Laragh House
Address: Laragh House Waterford Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
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Number of rooms: 8
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