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“Big clean rooms, excellent breakfast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Maltings

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The Maltings
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Birr
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Big clean rooms, excellent breakfast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

I stayed in a room overlooking the river. €45 bed and breakfast was a complete bargain. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious, lots of fresh fruit, warm scones, brewed coffee and perfect porridge. I was surprised how quiet it was.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Birr is a great spot and The Maltings provides an excellent base for a visit. Big rooms. Set back from roads so quiet. Beside lovely river. And excellent breakfast. Not really a hotel more a big guesthouse.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Situated close to Birr Castle, this B&B offered a very good location. There was a warm welcome from the lovely lady owner who offered us a cream tea as we arrived. The bedroom was clean but a little cramped. It backed onto the quiet river. There was no lift available so those more physically challenged may find some difficulty. Our night was disrupted by a group of very noisy residents who apparently brought in extra guests. The owner was extremely annoyed and very apologetic to us about this the next morning. There was a great choice of food for breakfast which was served quickly and well-presented. The noisy, uninvited 'guests' seemed to be a one-off and this apart we would recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed in Birr on the recommendation of TA on our way from Clifden to Dublin . The guesthouse is in a quiet location but close to walk to the shops. The Maltings is a lovely old building renovated to a very comfortable level. The rooms are big, as is the bathroom. Nice and clean throughout. Our hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We walked into town and had lunch at Emma's cafe which was fabulous. We then spent the afternoon in the gardens at Birr castle which was also great. We ended up buying a bottle of wine and some cheese and bikkies and sat out on the deck at the malting in the late afternoon. I would certainly recommend The Maltings for a nice break.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I've stayed here twice and absolutely loved it on both occasions. It is well run, very hospitable and the rooms are spotless and spacious. I was delighted with the warm welcome, tasty breakfast and wonderful location in Birr town. There's a peaceful river running past right outside the dining room window, beautiful!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

I confess I never heard of Birr before. Like many of Ireland's pretty small towns, it suffers from the fact that traffic goes right through it. The imposing converted Guinness Maltings however, just off the main streets, are amazingly quiet. We arrived fairly late, about 8 PM, and were lucky to find vacancies. The friendly lady spontaneously gave us keys to choose a room before booking. We had a big and very comfortable, impeccably clean ensuite room (in fact a family room, double with an extra bed) on the first floor right above the idyllic river Camcor; the water was the only thing we heard at night. Full Irish breakfast was served in a veranda overlooking the river. We paid 70 €, probably the best price-quality ratio imaginable. The only minor problem was there was no adequate reading light in the sitting area. When you travel to Ireland's West with the Rosslare ferry, this definitely is the ideal stop; also for visiting Clonmacnoise. Thanks to the lady's advice, we could have a late and pleasant dinner at the pub of the nearby County Arms Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

My friend and I stayed one night in April at The Maltings. We were greeted with warm and friendly hospitality, which included tea and delicious homemade scones and jam. Our room was quiet, spacious and clean. The guest house has been beautifully restored and we enjoyed learning of its history. Breakfast was exceptional and the dining area sits right on the River Camcor, providing a beautiful and restful setting. The Maltings is located next to the Birr Castle and we spent the day walking through the castle's extraordinary gardens. We highly recommend The Maltings to anyone who is considering staying in Birr.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Maltings
Address: Castle St., Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Birr
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Number of rooms: 10
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The Maltings Birr, County Offaly, Ireland

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