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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Everything about this place ; the aroma of home baking, the decor, the host, the ambience, make this an absolute gem of a B&B. I would not look anywhere else if staying in Birr. First Class ! A rare find.

1Thank Glaghan
Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We stayed here because of the reviews and location in the centre over looking the square . the room was perfect furniture ect my husband likes cooked Breakfast I prefer fresh fruit. Soda bread and freshly made scones each morning which were delicious , Maureen and her mum Evelyn are lovely people and look after you very well Thank you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A hugely warm welcome from Maureen on arrival make me feel like an old friend. She showed us our room and explained how things worked. We had a lovely room which was absolutely spotless. Breakfast was amazing and catered for all tastes. We were even invited to to take some scones for a picnic during the day. Will be staying...

Thank Fiona D
Highland Park
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I took pictures of the furniture! The staff were wonderfully warm and helpful. Birr is not overrun by tourists. We were looking for a midlands location with a nearby attraction. Birr Castle and the Leviathan telescope (on the grounds) are a short walk away. Breakfast options were varied, with lots of fresh fruit. The B&B was the nicest of the...

1Thank Margaret I
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The hostess was excellant and with sincerity tended to our needs.The room was clean,updated showers in a old building done very well.I noted that other reviews stated that street noise was an issue.Not so with us.You are in a small town and most buildings are on main thoughfares.Breakfast is very good with varity.Parking is tight as with all small towns,however...

Thank Doyle S
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Real people in a non tourist type of town without the tourist prices. Great food and comfortable bed. Our room was the view to the square with a four poster bed. Home cooked food baked for breakfast. You chatted to Maureen in her kitchen. BIRR castle is really worth the visit. Best castle grounds my husband and I have ever...

Thank 1955Lynette
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Brilliant hosts. thankyou Maureen & Evelyn. Stayed 3 days. Right in middle of town so easy walk to everything. Comfortable & clean rooms. Best sleeps. Excellent breakfast. Would go and stay again & again & again., Jojo, June k& Duck. Aria, NZ

1Thank junemac36
Te Kuiti, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We were greeted with a very warm welcome by Maureen our host which was very much appreciated after a hectic days travelling. Maureen and Evelyn treated us like we belonged and catered for our every need. The room was clean and very comfortable with a lovely view. Great food and excellent service, this is a very nice homely facility, would...

1Thank Dot N
Auburn, California
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My room overlooked Emmet Square, construction was taking place on Emmet Sq., Still my room was extremely quite. Bed was so comfortable as were the pillows; room and bathroom was spacious and exceptionally clean. Maureen looked after the car as parking was tight do to the street construction. Later when I asked for some change for the parking meter, she...

1Thank Donald C
Loomis, California
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Maureen is the best hostess! We were all so tired from traveling for about 24 hours and Maureen absolutely welcomed us into Ireland with her whole heart. Our rooms were so cozy and just what we needed. Our breakfast was delicious and the town was so cute. Don't forget to visit the castle while you're there!

1Thank CorreenC

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Emmet House is a small boutique style hotel situated in Emmet Square,, Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, free sat flat screen TVs, slippers and toiletries. Free wifi throughout the house. We are 5 min walk from Birr Castle, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. Slieve Bloom Mountains are a 15 min drive. Lough Boora Boglands is a 10 min drive. Clonmacnoise is a 30 min drive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emmet House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Price Range: $111 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Emmet House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“I could not recommend the place at all”
travelguide007, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room No 1 is to die for”
, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Emmet House is in town and next to the main road but I never had any traffic noise.”
harryandval, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For couples go for the 4 poster room!!!”
katiesosa80, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask Nadine - she'll see you right”
JonikMayo, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
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