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Mr. Bumbles
Ranked #9 of 11 Clonmel B&B and Inns
London
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I recently stayed at this B&B with my sister. Firstly, the staff, very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and the free parking an added bonus. Fantastic. The building itself looks great.

Breakfast was well cooked and presented, I was surprised that there was no soda bread on your menu, especially as you sold Guinness bread. The dining room decor is well presented and pleasant, the art work on the wall charming.

Our bedroom, I can see that it must have been updated recently by the curtains etc. In comparison to your dining room I have to be honest, it fell short and we were disappointed. The room has great proportions and for not much investment could look fantastic. The paint work in the room is very badly done, if you look up at the ceiling you will see a whole square in the centre of the ceiling has not been painted and is yellow. The window paintwork is also poor, but the shutters are fantastic and could be a real feature of the room. The curtains looked odd at half mast. The wardrobe was painted very badly and the miss matched and wire hangers looked poor, plus there were a lack of skirt hangers too. The crooked no smoking sign stapled onto the wardrobe door, looked awful. The TV arm with the chain and lock hanging off it, was it for the TV? It was also not very clean. . The TV itself was placed on the unit in the room, it took up over half the available space to actually put personal items on to. Given that there was no other storage in the room or bathroom this was inconvenient. The unit itself is basic and looks very poor. Ideally a drawer unit would be much more useful. In addition the hairdryer in the room did not work, alas we only found this out after we had washed our hair. Fortunately we heard a member of staff come up and she supplied us with another one. The beds were very comfortable and the covers and sheets clean and in good condition. However, the valance on both beds were not clean, lots of black marks, which are very obvious on a white background. The bedside cabinet had a handle missing and again was very basic looking. The lamp, nice shade but the lamp itself was very small and again looked out of place, as did the shade on the main light in the room.. The carpet was clean and in good condition. It was useful to have a suitcase rack. We also required the iron and board, this was unavailable for some time due to the fact that it was in another guests room. A real bonus would be to have one in the room. The kettle had water sitting in it, which is never pleasant as you never know how long it has been there for. Plenty supply of tea and coffee. There is a chair in the bedroom, the seat is falling apart.

The bathroom, the use of a low voltage light in there made the room extremely dark until it reached its full light. I also thought that these types of bulbs and lighting were generally not used in a bathroom environment. The shower was missing a screw on the top corner which made opening and closing the unit difficult. The shower head is covered in paint and the shower itself is not particularly clean. Although once we got the hang of how the unit worked the water pressure was good, though the heat varied from scalding to cold on same setting. The towels supplied were adequate and we were offered to have them changed daily, we said we did not require this but were grateful for the attention. However, when the towels were changed they were replaced with two with very frayed edges and in poor condition. The toilet seat was loose and split, which made for very careful positioning! It is difficult to put anything down in the bathroom there is no shelf and one has to balance things on the sink. The toothbrush holder does not inspire one to use it. The toiletries were a nice touch and were generally not expected so thank you. There is no hook on the back of the door which means you end up putting your clothes on the floor, there is screw marks on the door so I presume there was once a hook there. Again, the bathroom is a really good size, a good scrub and paint removal, with some running repairs would not go amiss. Lastly, I am not sure if there is a problem with the sewers, as a couple of days there was a very unpleasant smell which filled the whole of the upstairs. Equally, it could have been another guest, if this is the case better ventilation is a must.

I also contacted the owner and raised the above, three weeks later I am yet to receive a reply.

Room Tip: Ideally. look through trip advisor and chose a better option :(
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Helen H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We didnt stay here but this restaurant was a gift find for us during our trip to Clonmel. They were very welcoming of our baby and buggy and helped get the buggy up the four steps to the entrance. I can't eat any rich or creamy food right now because of severe gall bladder problems so I asked for some variations on my food and the were very helpful. The food was not just healthy - it was yummy too!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NatCarlow
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

landed at rosslare and decided to drive to clonmel. discovered Mr Bumbles by chance whilst driving round the town . Reasonably priced [60 euros] for bed and breakfast. The welcome was delightful [you would have thought she was the owner] she was so proud of the establishment. Room was very clean and tidy and shower en suite. [just needs a spanner to tighten a couple of things] Had supper in the delightful restaurant area. Enjoyed the food.Breakfast was possibly the best we had during our 4 day visit thanks ! how sad were the other reviews

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lillypad46
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

i wouldnt be in a hurry to stay here again, there was a girl on reception with very poor english that left me standing around for ages. the rooms were kind of dirty and the bed linen didnt look clean the room was way to hot and the staff were sort of rude, no wheelchair access and as a mother of a severely disabled child i was shocked at the amount of steps. the kitchen door was always open and i noticed that the staff just leave a huge amount of crumbs on the floor and counter tops i really wouldn't recommend it to a dog

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sharonkne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

I stayed here in nov 2011 and it had just been fully re decorated and I think they did a great job, the service and food in the restaurant was fab would highly recommend

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lillian0182
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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

I would advide no one to stay hear its so dirty. The bed clothes was filty. The room was way to hot and due to having the windows open to cool down was woke up at 6 in by street swipers cleaning the street. would not recommend it really only for a dog

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank katie186621
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Property: Mr. Bumbles
Address: Mr Bumbles Kickham Street | Richmond House, Clonmel, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Clonmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Clonmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4

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