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Riversdale Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 19 Swords B&B and Inns
Glengarry
1 review
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“Lovely & convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Riversdale B & B. Catherine & Michael were so kind and helpful, and made us feel right at home. The Irish Breakfast was delicious and hearty -a great way to start the day! We spent our first two nights and our last night at Riversdale, and really appreciated the proximity to the airport and to Dublin City.
I would definitely recommend Riversdale B&B, and would stay again should we be fortunate enough to return to Ireland.

  • Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Riversdale BandB is located in Swords which is only ten minutes from the airport and a twenty minute drive from Dublin City Centre. Our room at Riversdale was spacious, very clean and modern. The breakfast was excellent and the hosts were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Conveniently located near the Dublin Airport, this charming B&B and it's gracious, helpful hosts made our trip to Ireland a wonderful experience! Catherine and Michael were so kind and friendly, and Michael even drew us a map to get to the Swords Express, which is an excellent part of the public transportation system in Dublin (it was about a 10 minute, scenic walk to the bus stop from Riversdale, and then a 20-25 minute bus ride into Dublin City Centre from there). The village of Swords is also a quaint stop on your journey - be sure to check out the ruin of Swords Castle, built as the manorial residence of the first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin, John Comyn, around 1200 AD or a little later. As for the setting of the Riversdale B&B, think classic, quiet, Irish countryside, with all the bustling sounds of nature on a summer morning. We often slept with our windows cracked open, so we could be awakened by the birds. There is also a lovely little creek nearby with trail, and my traveling buddy took an early morning jog and said it was breathtaking. I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat, if given the opportunity! Such a great place!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Riversdale B&B was a wonderful place to stay. The hosts were very helpful with advise and guidance to ensure we enjoyed the visit to the area. Breakfast was very good and even when we were on the go early in the morning they made sure there was Juice, yogurt, cereal, toast, etc. available for us. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Riversdale B&B is located very near the Dublin Int. Airport (10-15 minutes); however, it is in a country setting just north of Swords. The B&B is very quiet and peaceful yet convenient to the airport and good restaurants.

I cannot say enough about the host and hostess, the Cavanaugh's, as they so warmly welcomed us, were extremely flexible with our itinerary, and gave us great advice about the local area.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Quaker Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We chose this place because it was closer to the airport. It was a pleasant place to stay and the hosts were really nice. The food was excellent and the rooms were just as you would hope. We stayed here two nights and that was great. The house is beautiful and the people were really flexible on arrivals and breakfast. Stay here if you can.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Although the location of Riversdale Bed & Breakfast is a little bit remote with respect to downtown Dublin it is a very nice place to spent a few days. In contrast to the city center it is a place which is not crowded by tourists where everybody speaks a foreign language and you might think that you are not really in Ireland. Especially at night it was very calm so that our sleep was not disturbed.

Beside the atmosphere we loved very much the breakfast. The breakfast was served from eight o’clock onwards. However it was not a problem when we had to leave the house earlier in order to get to the airport. In this case there was a buffet available for self-service.

The taxi to the airport costs about 13 €.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riversdale Bed & Breakfast
Address: Riversdale Balheary Road, Swords, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Swords
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Swords
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riversdale Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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