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“Splendid hosts and wonderful breathtaking scenery”
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Gortnadiha Lodge
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“Splendid hosts and wonderful breathtaking scenery”
Reviewed 7 March 2011

The warmest of welcomes was given to me, the home made food was exemplary and the setting for this beautifel comfortable residence was truly breathtaking. Cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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poulacapple
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

the 2nd time we have visited this accomadation in the gealtecht region of dungarvan.We call the house.The house with the view.The setting is fabulous on a clear day you can see for miles the beautiful county waterford coastline.On arrival we are shown to our room by our host Eileen.A spacious room with everything we need for a one night stay.
Were asked if we would like a pot of tea or coffee;like any good hostess would do.Also we are offered a lift into Dungarvan that evening for dinner;which we gladly accept.Nothing is too much trouble for this lady who helps out with local information etc.
For breakfast home cooking all the way with fresh produce form the garden and very tasty home made bread.On this occasion we were given black pudding fro Scotland with breakfast-very nice too.All in all a really nice stay and we sure to go back for many return visits.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

This was our second visit to Gortnadiha Lodge; the first time was about four years ago when we stayed for just one night. On both occasions we have been totally overwhelmed by the friendliness of the welcome and the quality of the stay. Eileen and Tom are the perfect hosts; they - mostly Eileen because Tom does other things on the farm - do everything they can to make you feel welcome in their home. Eileen has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area and is keen to ensure that you make the most of your visit. The food is outstanding - everything that can be home made is made right there in Eileen's kitchen - and it's all top quality. You can have anything that's there and as much as you want. Her baking has to be tasted to be believed - on both mornings of our latest stay she wrapped up scones or home baked bread for us to eat on our travels during the day. We've had the same room on both occasions and it's great. A lovely bed, great shower and delightful touches like lemon water on the bedside tables. The lodge is well away from the road and it's so quiet at night - the only noise comes from the animals and birds in the area. There's a lovely decking platform which overlooks the bay at Dungarvan - it's a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or a bottle of wine in the evening. Dungarvan is only ten minutes or so by car and it has good nightlife, great restaurants and a marina which is beautifully lit at night. We were touring the coast of the south and west of Ireland and it's the perfect place to spend some time in the south. If you're ever in the area you simply must not miss this place - it's great! Thank you Eileen and Tom for making our visit so special.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Borders, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

We had a delightful three nights care of Eileen and TJ. The hospitality was excellent especially the breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 December 2007

My niece had stayed here previously two years ago and couldn't wait to come back with her mother, cousin and me, her aunt, all of us traveling for our first time in Ireland.
Eileen Harty is a gracious hostess, in a beautiful setting. Located on a dairy farm that has been in her husband's family, however in a newly constructed house (her son and family now run the farm) yet with all the charm of an older home. Eileen wins hands down on an Irish breakfast. I will never eat scone again unless it is from her - so light and wonderful with her homemade lemon curd and marmalade, plus eggs and smoked salmon, brown bread (again delicious and homemade), bacon, etc. The rooms are en suite and charmingly decorated. Books everywhere, we were trading author names. A beautiful setting not far from Lismore. I didn't want to give this secret away, but Eileen asked me to list it, though we bargained that we'd always have first dibs! A delight!

  • Liked — Hospitality and true Irish feel
  • Disliked — Wish I could have stayed longer!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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emb4r
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Reviewed 20 December 2007

I stayed with Eileen once back in 2005, and chose to take my family here on our recent vacation in Ireland. Set on a hill next to the family's dairy farm which overlooks Dungarven Bay, the house can be tricky to find but is well worth it. It's the small touches that the hostess, Eileen, provides that make this place so special. This particular trip we were greeted with a warm fire, hot tea, and freshly baked chocolate banana bread (to die for!). Eileen is a pleasure to chat with and is more than willing to suggest special places to visit that add to your vacation experience. The sitting room is a wonderful place to relax peacefully by the fire, and the bedrooms are lovely as well. Eileen provides rooms with comfortable beds that are decorated with beautiful antiques. Tea trays include lovely china and extras like biscuits, and pitchers of water with lemon are placed bedside. Bathrooms are modern and spotless. The real thrill at this B&B is the breakfast, cooked to order from the freshest of ingredients. We started with homemade museli and freshly made yogurt and gooseberries. Breakfast included fresh eggs from Eileen's hens, freshly smoked salmon, homemade brown bread, scones hot from the oven, homemade marmalade and lemon curd, fresh milk, and freshly squeezed juices. I'm sure we'll be back again and again, I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Liked — Fantastic breakfast!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 September 2007

We arrived a bit late to Gortnadiha Lodge, but our hostess, Eileen Harty, was most welcoming.

She was eager to advise us on sights to see, and even hauled out a road map to recommend better, more scenic routes for the next day's travels.

The B&B's Web site advertises Gortnadiha Lodge as a "country house," but we were still surprised at how much in the country it actually was! That's not a bad thing, though. It was peaceful and very quiet, and the trip into nearby Dungarvan was short. Plus, its location in Ring gave us a chance to explore that Gaeltacht region.

Eileen encouraged us to make ourselves comfortable, whether in our good-sized room or in a downstairs lounge, and she insisted we sleep in and have breakfast as late as we wished.

And oh, what a breakfast! Toasted muesli with yogurt and gooseberries from the garden, breads, Irish farmhouse cheeses, fresh-squeezed (really!) orange juice, and -- and this was the best part -- hot-from-the-oven scones. And, of course, a cooked breakfast if we desired.

As far as the rooms go, they were tastfully decorated and well stocked with whatever item a guest could need - books, magazines, travel information, shampoo, soap, and other toiletries. The beds were a bit soft, but that's just a personal taste.

One recommendation: Bring a travel alarm clock! This, like several Irish B&Bs we encountered, did not have one in the room. (Eileen, however, was more than willing to wake us with a knock on our door.)

This B&B was so welcoming and homey that it really did make us feel like we were staying with a friend or relative.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Gortnadiha Lodge
Address: Ring, Dungarvan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dungarvan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Dungarvan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gortnadiha Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country house set in woodland gardens, fantastic sea views. Personal warm welcome, wonderful breakfast with locally produced foods, can't miss the scones! Adjacent to many award winning restaurants. Great base for walking, shooting, fishing. Within an hour from both air and port travel. ... more   less 
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