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Laragh House
Ranked #21 of 73 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, FL
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We Loved this place”
Reviewed 11 July 2008

My family stayed here for 2 nights using 4 of the rooms (9 people total). It was the first place we stayed on a long Ireland vacation. We all loved it and would recommend it highly. We were allowed to gather in the living room at any time and did often. There was a nice patio for the smoker. The rooms were large, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast was great. Helen's local advice was excellent for food, pubs, activities. It was a 20 minute walk to the center of town (Kilkenny castle) but there were food and stores closer than that. We enjoyed the walk after a full day of flying and then driving for hours. My mom uses a wheel chair and there was ample room for her and a bathroom for the handicapped. We would stay there again.

  • Liked — Large Clean Rooms
  • Disliked — It wasn't in the center of town
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2008

Nice place. Very clean rooms, much larger than normal. There were 3 of us (me, husband and 20yr old daughter) and the room was a great size. Immaculate bathroom. Very big. Breakfast good and home made.

A good 15-20 minute walk to the CityCentre. Quite except for road noise.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Far walk from CItyCenter
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2007

Clean, modern room. Not a traditional Irish B&B (which we love too) but a more updated furnished room. Breakfast was good, and you are fairly close to town but far enough away for quiet. We drove to town but you could make a fairly long walk too. Staff was friendly too, and helpful for suggestions.

  • Liked — The room, and helpful owner.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mallieman
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Richmond, VA
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2007

Location: It's a little far to walk to town or to any restaurants, but it has good access to a major thoroughfare into town.

Room: Very nice. TV, coffee/tea maker, GREAT bed, immaculate bathroom. Excellent shower/water pressure BUT hot water was hit and miss. The other bad thing: noise. Any activity in the hallway or breakfast area echoes everywhere. Worst case of this I have ever heard....the noise was like a college dormitory. Breakfast was not noteworthy...pretty average for Irish B&B's.

Service: Checking out was about the transaction, not about our stay/experience and there was no empathy/explanation for the lack of hot water. That was disappointing.

The room is fantastic, but I will probably see what else I can find before jumping back to Laragh house.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — Hospitality
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank NittanyHusky
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London
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2007

After reading all the glowing reviews I expected great things. We arrived at the B&B at 8pm and were greeted warmly and shown to our room, which was fine but had a dirty carpet and cracks in the walls. Also, we only had a shower. We were told we could change rooms the next day as all the rooms with bath were taken. That was very kind of them and we did indeed change rooms (for a bigger room, although it had a broken curtain rail that collapsed when you tried to draw the curtains!). The breakfast was not good. I've had some wonderful fry-ups in B&Bs, but the fried egg was rock solid, cheapo sausages, no beans or mushrooms. The coffee was good, and the black and white pudding was fine too, but overall we were unimpressed. On checking out we asked if there was a train timetable for trains back to Dublin. There wasn't, but we were told there was one at 'around 2pm'. Luckily we popped into Tourist Information and checked - the train was at 1.45, not 2. For 100 euro a night this wasn't really worth the money and although the decor was modern and smart I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Liked — Clean bathrooms, nice decor
  • Disliked — bad breakfast, location wasn't great
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Freelance_Ed
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Tamarac, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2007

When we arrived at the Laragh House, we were treated as if we had interuppted the host and were a bit of an inconvenience. When she did finally check us in, we were not shown to our room or even pointed in the right direction. The room was nice, however our shower did not drain, so we had to take very quick showers and keep stopping the water. When planning your trip, I would suggest just making a stop in Kilkenny, not staying over night.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank MSnyder
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Ireland
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64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2007

This is a modern house just a short walk from Kilkenny city. Helen is very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for her. The bedrooms are immaculate, and all decorated in a really interesting, modern style. Unbelievably comfortable beds, and a couple of the rooms have whirlpool baths - heaven! Unless you want to be right downtown, this is the best B&B in Kilkenny, hands down (A regular visitor to Kilkenny, I stayed in several before finding this jewel).

  • Liked — the furnishings - all very high quality
  • Disliked — having to wake up. I wanted to stay in bed all day!
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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Thank kerrywoman
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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