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“A nice one night stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Durrow
Dublin, Ireland
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303 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“A nice one night stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

A nice one night stay here for a wedding in the nearby Castle Durrow.

Check-in was quick and painless. Then a kind member of staff showed us to our room and carried up my bag. What a gent.

The room was spacious and clean. The bathroom could do with a bit of modernising to be honest, but other than that it was fine.

Breakfast was a bit of a let down. There was only one person working the whole floor and she was completely run off her feet. I started to get a bit narked when a group of three people who came in and ordered their food 30 minutes AFTER us and got their food pretty much immediately. Not good when you have a hangover and needed a greasy fry up to make things better. It arrived eventually and filled a gap, it was nothing special. But fry ups that are not your own rarely impress, to be honest.

Apart from the breakfast, it was a grand stay. And I would recommend it if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the village

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cristin L
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

We were going to a wedding in the area and booked 3 night's bed and breakfast with an evening meal on our last night. The ensuite room was comfortable and spacious. Breakfast in the morning was great and kept us going well into the afternoon. Dinner was very tasty. The craic in bar was god fn nd Joseph and the staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kerry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

It was a Lovely surprise staying here. I found the accommodation very warm during our stay even though it was very cold outside. The staff were very understanding., warm and friendly. The family room was very suitable for our needs. It was Great value .

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mary s
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Dublin Ireland
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This is really a large bar with rooms overhead. It is at a very noisy intersection and when we were there the bar was full of a wedding party who caroused noisily until the early hours. I couldn't recommend it

Room Tip: If you HAVE to stay there, check in early and get a room at the back
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wilkinsDublinIreland
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

A warm welcome from friendly staff together with good qualityfood makes this hotel rather special! A lovely family run hotel in the picturesque village of Durrow- well worth a visit. Do go and sample Irish hospitality at it's very best.

  • Stayed October 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Audrey C
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cork
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

When I arrived into my bedroom I could already hear the trucks on the road outside and the noise from the bar. It was only 6.30pm and it turned out there were only 4/5 people down in the bar. The sound travelled up and my room was on the 2nd floor! There were no other rooms available & I asked the receptionist to get me ear plugs. She did try her best. Luckily there were only 4/5 in the bar at 23h00 & no music, however the noise was still there. The trucks kept me awake all night. The people in the room next door came in at 4am and were not particularily loud, but I could hear every single word said for 1.5hrs. I really had very little sleep & woke up exhausted. I was going to a wedding the next day & was really tired. The manager discounted me 20 euors. I would not recommend the hotel to anyone, if you want to sleep!!

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, PLEASE ENSURE you ask for a QUIET room at the back of the hotel and not ov...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alex k
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stayed here in July 2012 as we were attending a wedding in Castle Durrow and there were no rooms available there.

The hotel is small and appears to be family run but its right in the middle of Durrow at the gates of Castle Durrow so it suited our needs perfectly.

As we were going to a wedding, we merely left our bags and went again, only returning in the small hours of the morning.

Breakfast was served in the bar and was most welcome the next day. As much toast and coffee as we wanted. The owner or manager was very friendly and was having a long conversation with some American tourists behind us.

The hotel seems to cater for overflow from Castle Durrow and over night vistors on the way to Cork and it does this very well. It was great value for 1 night.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Anne B
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Property: Castle Arms Hotel
Address: The Square, Durrow, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Durrow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14

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