My wife and I are from New York City and have taste for expensive restaurants and hotels. We traveled around Ireland in March 2013 for 10 days staying at Bed and Breakfasts along the way because this is what was recommended by many people (Which seemed odd because we always make reservations in advance). We had a Rick Steve and Frommers guide for Ireland to help us along the way as we traveled throughout the country and have taken their recommendations for Bed and Breakfasts and I can say that this B&B was far better than the one's recommended by them with the highest stars.
The location is excellent if you want to see the Bunratty Castle. The Castle had a banquet dinner in the castle which was a great experience ( How many times can you say you had dinner in a castle?) This Bed and Breakfast was the closest one to the castle and seemed very nice from the curb appeal. We passed this location and kept driving for about 5-10 minutes to see if we found any other B&B with a nicer curb appeal and did not. There were about 100 B&B's on that road.
We stopped in and the owner Phyllis is a nice elderly lady who stated they were not open for the season yet but will open up just for me and my wife. She was very sweet and showed us her rooms. Her B&B was METICULOUSLY maintained! The rooms were of good size and comfortable, all with their own restrooms and yes they were very very clean! The towels and linnens were extremely soft, clean and luxurious which I have not seen in any B&B. The B&B we stayed to prior to this, the towels could cut you they were so hard.
Phyllis and her daughter Jackie were so sweet, Jackie made fresh scones for my wife because she knew she liked them (We told Phyllis the night before). The restaurant was very quaint and lovely. Phyllis did the cooking and the food was absolutely Delicious!!!. These were some of the nicest people we have met and I would go back to Ireland and keep Bunratty as our main resting area just for this Bed and Breakfast! I assure any traveler that they will be satisfied with the hospitality, rooms, food and service they receive from Phyllis and Jackie!
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