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“Worst night of our 27 days in Europe”
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Fountain House B&B
Ranked #3 of 8 Macroom B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The people were friendly and helpful with restaurant suggestions. The room was terrible, so small that there was no place for our suitcase until we moved furniture (beds). The bed had old fashioned wire springs in the mattress that squeaked every time I moved and I had to move because it was so uncomfortable.. The bath is also the shower and they could easily add a shower curtain so that the toilet paper doesn't get wet, although the water pressure was so low it doesn't cause too much problem. The safety hand hold in the shower, was rusting and flaking - and the toilet seat was broken on one side and very dirty. Breakfast was OK. The pancakes were on the serving table the night previous as were the bread and a couple of doughnuts. The tea was hot and tasted good with the cereal.
Our mistake was to stop at the first B&B we saw because we were very tired and had to get off the road. There are a couple of B&Bs just down the road, and sight unseen, they have to be better. STAY AWAY! The place is old and has had little or no maintenance or upgrading in a long time. When we got there two other rooms were open and we looked in and they looked just like the room we had: bad design.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed here a week from the 15th June, and having fished all over Ireland for 20 years this is by far the best we've stayed at, a fabulous location, great fishing and fabulous hospitality, Breda really did look after us very well, from the extensive breakfast to the hearty evening meal, which we were ready for after the fishing. Whether you are fishing or here on holiday, i wouldn't consider anywhere else

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

My third time here in 3 years now. This place is perfect for coarse anglers. With fishing (very good fishing!) at the end of the garden and plenty of other locations and big waters to choose from, you can't go wrong. To cap it all your hostess Breda will look after you with flexible breakfast times (I love the full Irish:-) ) and even bring you tea and a cake in the afternoon if you are fishing at the end of the garden. Just perfect.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Tescoclubcard
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We wanted to find a good base for a fishing holiday in Cork and we stayed at the fountain house B&B for several days.
The B&B was ideally located as we were directly on the Inniscarra reservoir. We could fish directly onsite but also reach different good fishing spot less than 15/20 mn drive away. There is a shed in the garden for the fishing gears with fridges for baits, very useful.
Breda was very kind very us, very accommodating, she really helped us to enjoy our holidays! The breakfast was very nice and it filled me for the day, my only other meal in the day was in the evening.
Rooms were clean, not huge but big enough, it was perfect for the limited use we had of them.
Obviously, nothing can always be perfect so we had some trouble with the shower on the first night, there was only boiling water but Breda moved us to another room to avoid the wait for the repair man.

Overall we were really satisfied and we will definitely consider going back there is we're going fishing in the area again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jerome S
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

It was great,an amazing stay.lovely people,nice house.in my opinion its the best place to stay if your in the area.i recommend this place!it also has a nice garden,very nice pictures on the walls,comfortable beds and lovely food :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Katie_dabrowska
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We arrived here last week as we were attending a wedding in Macroom. Straight away Breda makes you feel at home, the place is kept neat and clean, and Breda is very accommodating towards the guests needs. Would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone traveling through West Cork, real Irish hospitality is still alive and well!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Definitely one of the most hospitable, well kept b&bs in Ireland. In the five times i've stayed there it was always been great "craic". Food excellent, especially the full Irish Breakfast! Breda always makes you feel at home, couldn't fault it.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Fountain House B&B

Address: Fountain House Fountain House Fountain House Leeview | Cork Road, Macroom, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Macroom
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Macroom
Price Range: £61 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly recommended family run home. On the N22 Cork Kilarney road . 4 Km from Macroom town . Lackside reidence with magnificent landscaped gardens. Ground floor rooms, Private Parking. Warm Hositality. Extensive breakfast menu. Home Backing. Touring bace for Cork Blarnery, Killarney and bantry. Evening meals Bring your own wine. ... more   less 
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