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“To us, there's only one word describes Coolakay House.............. Perfect!”
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Coolakay House
Ranked #1 of 6 Enniskerry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jarrow
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“To us, there's only one word describes Coolakay House.............. Perfect!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

My wife and I visited Coolakay for a three night break while over in Ireland for my best friend's wedding. We always use TA before booking any type of accomodation either at home or abroad and have always trusted the opinions of other reviewers/posters.
We weren't to be dissapointed because Coolakay exceeded all our expectations as a fantastic guest house.
We were initially met by the lovely Monica and after a cup of tea & coffee we were shown to room no.1 which would be ours for the duration of our stay. It was tastefully decorated in a lovely warm lilac colour scheme and had one of the comfiest beds we've ever slept in.
The ensuite was done in black & white (my fav colours) with a superb powerful shower enclosure, and everything down to the hand towels was matching and of extremely high quality.
Tea & coffee was always freely available both in the passageway where the rooms were as well as the main house itself. We stayed on a B&B basis and the breakfasts that were served were both extremely tasty and very generous, there were yoghurts, cereals & fresh fruit available followed by a selection of cooked breakfasts, full Irish, scrambled eggs etc, we opted for the full Irish everytime.
We met Yvonne the owner who we found to be a very charming lady, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly, she is my idea of what a B&B owner should be, nothing was too much trouble for her.
The day after our friends wedding we needed to get a taxi back to their venue to collect our car, so I asked her for a number of a local cab, but she told us that she would be happy to take us to collect the car, how many guest house owners would do that?
On the way we chatted about one thing and another, I mentioned that I was the owner of a landscaping business and had admired the gardens adjacent to the guest house. Yvonne did ask my advice regarding the cutting of a few Hebe's but apart from that they were very well maintained by their gardener and an ideal place to sit and chill on a warms Summers evening. We were treated like family while we were there and we would have no hesitation in making another reservation in the future, hopefully before too long.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We had our last night on the Wicklow Way at Coolakay, and it was also the best stay. Extremely helpfull and friendly people. Selfservice the and coffe all day, great WiFi, fantastic view, nice and clean room, and driving us to the city twice during our short stay. We hope to come back some time.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stroke City NI
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

In my recent journey on the tremendous Wicklow Way, my group and I had occasion to stay at Coolakay House for the night. We had completed a long day's walk from Marlay Park (about 21 km) and were delighted to have a comfortable place to stay.
Yvonne and her team could not have been nicer: we were met on the Way (Crone car park) and transported to the B&B (a few km). There was fresh coffee and scones on arrival and very pleasant company of other guests.
Transport was available to Enniskerry (about 3 km) for dinner that evening and the publican (at the recommended pub) also provided transport back to Coolakay for us. Breakfast the next day was hearty and ample before our transport back to the start point of the Way once again. This is Irish hospitality at its simple best. The pricing was very competitive, the room spotless (if a little small - only adverse comment).
Put Coolakay house on your itinerary!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

Really nice place to stay when you are in Enniskerry. The B&B is in the countryside with stunning views, and yet close to the village center. Very friendly owners/staffing who support you in all they can. Clean and modern rooms, good parking possibilties and exceptional breakfast. We will surely come again here, once we are in the neighbourhood.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

My mom and sister and I stayed at Coolakay and we loved the experience! It is really close to Powerscout Gardens and waterfall...and an easy drive to Wicklow National Mountains, Bray, and Wicklow. Yvonne did a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcomed and at home. She cooked an amazing breakfast for us (full irish breakfast, oatmeal, omelettes, etc) each morning. She also have us great directions around town and was always so helpful and sweet. The house itself is really nice and has a great view of Enniskerry, especially when you take a little hike up their pastures with the horses and sheep...breathtaking! Green mountain hillsides all around you and you can even see the ocean! My family and I loved this place and would definitely go back! Thanks Yvonee!! We love Coolakay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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co down, northern ireland
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Stayed here mid June for easy access to enniskerry and powerscourt. A warm welcome awaited from Yvonne Monika and Clare. The room and bathroom were rather on the small side especially the bathroom but what more did we need really? The beds were clean warm and comfy and there was a great powershower though apparently it went cold on the second person to use it in the morning in our room! Wifi did not work in our room wch was disappointing. The breakfast was good though not excellent. Several items needed to be replenished (yoghurt, fruit, prunes) and the orange juice was cheap and extremely nasty. U made ur own tea or instant coffee and there was percolated coffee too. There were a few cereals ask. Breads were good and cooked breakfast good too. Lovely location and scenery and ideal for powerscourt etc but car essential. Would I stay again? Certainly I would....,., recommended

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Dfw
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Yvonne runs a beautiful B&B. She has all of the amenities! She forgets nothing. The furnishings are as if you are staying at a beautiful home. The baths are furnished with every nicety. The surroundings are wonderful! Such a beautiful and quiet environment. Quite a bargan! Her cooking is great. A marvelous experience. It is convenient to everything in Wicklow.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lynn W
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Property: Coolakay House
Address: Waterfall Road | Coolakay, Enniskerry, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Enniskerry
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Enniskerry
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