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“Great location for Boyne Valley and Airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Killowen House

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Killowen House
Ranked #3 of 15 Drogheda B&B and Inns
Newcastle, Washington, United States
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“Great location for Boyne Valley and Airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This very nice B&B has a lot going for it. It is a short drive to the Boyne Valley historical sites. It's off the main road and very quiet. The host Angela is very nice and informative. The room was very comfortable and the Full irish, or made to order breakfast was great.
It is an excellent location for your first or last night in Ireland. If you are leaving or arriving at Dublin Airport, It is only 20 minutes away without the traffic you'd encounter if you were staying in Dublin. This is one reason we choose it for our last nights.
The only negative is that the shower volume was anemic, which was common to almost all Irish B&Bs we stayed in. I believe in water conservation, so I cannot complain too much. But it took a long time to wash the shampoo out with that trickle from the shower head.
We actually liked the downtown of Drogheda with its shops and riverside locations, but it is not within walking distance, so have a car. I highly recommend this B&B for couples or families as I found out they have a nice for-families room.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed here for our first night in Ireland and were made to feel very welcome. The room was a good size and very comfortable, so we slept really well. Our host, Angela, was helpful with suggestions of places to see and seemed so happy to have us staying with her. The breakfast next morning was a very full (and very filling!) traditional Irish which kept us going for the whole day. We would highly recommend this B&B if you are travelling by this way.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

From Canada, this was our first night in Ireland. A wonderful experience at Killowen House, with lovely, helpful hosts, Angela and Eric. They made you feel right at home in a very quiet residential area. Our hosts made suggestions of places to see, that we would have driven right by,
Terrific Irish breakfast. You do need a car as the home is a few Kms from places to eat. If visiting the ancient sites of Newgrange and Nowth, this is a great place to stay.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

Like the title says, if you plan on waking from this location, plan for a long walk. That said, I didn't find the town very appealing itself. However, the surrounding sights are well worth a trip to the area. The hosts at the house are very kind and helpful and make you fell very welcome in their home.
If you do stay here, be sure to get good directions. We didn't get the email about the location until after we arrived (our fault not theirs), which made for some confusion as we tried to locate the house.
Overall, I do recommend staying here if you plan on doing some sight seeing at the local and surrounding historical sites, but the town wasn't nearly as enjoyable as others.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed one night in Killowen House. It was our last night in Ireland and we were looking for a place close to the airport. Killowen House is in a great location (around 30 minutes to the airport) and Angela, the owner, is a wonderful host. We felt comfortable and the room/bathroom were really clean and comfortable.
The breakast was very good with a lot of choices.
We have forgotten a mobile phone in our room and Angela contaced us straight away to inform us that she found the phone in the room. She has been so helpful in getting it back via courier service, too. We can highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We arrived after passing through the busy city center so we appreciated the quiet neighborhood where the house is located. The owner is a kind woman who welcomes you with a plenty of information about the interesting places to see around Drogheda. The room was very clean and confortable.The irish breakfast was really good. We strongly recommend this b&b

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

just stayd for one night, but will be back for longer, the room was spot on, comfy bed, very clean, excellent breakfast (plenty) a mrs Kerrigan is a little gem.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Killowen House

Property: Killowen House
Address: 7 Dublin Road | Woodgrange, Drogheda, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Drogheda
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Drogheda
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Hotel Class:4 star — Killowen House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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