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Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

What a gracious and genuine hostess Eileen Murphy is. Called last minute to enquire about room, was given an immediate no problem, come on in and there will be tea ready and Homemade Guineas Cake! Rooms were spotless, great shower, terrific breakfast! Would stay just to chat with Eileen! She had great advice about areas to see and things to...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Gibbs B, It was great having you stay and because you understood the hospitality industry so well, I feel so proud of your comments. Your photos are lovely. You must have been in the photography business at some stage in your life. You are now back at work and I am sure your customers will be just as happy...

West Kingston
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Eileen Murphy is an excellent and gracious host, making my party of 4 feel welcome and at home. The accomodations were excellent! On our arrival, although late in the evening, she offered us tea and a delicious Guinness Bread. Our morning meal was excellent in every respect and she was very helpful in giving us directions and local dining suggestions...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Connie, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I must say I had great fun talking to you over the cup of tea. I hope you enjoy making the Guinness Cake. I will have to make one now as I have two people coming from the North of Ireland tomorrow and they are looking forward to it. I hope...

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Eileen, Pat, and Emer were so welcoming to our family and they really made us feel at home. Eileen met us when we arrived with tea and homemade cake. She also found a big bag of toys for our little girl. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We had a nice evening in and Pat told us about their...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you so very much for your kind words. Your little daughter was so delightful and so quite you wouldn't know a child was in the house. When you will be back in this area again, you will be very welcome here at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast. Eileen.

Reviewed 5 February 2013

My MCC buddies and I stay over recently, received a very warm welcome. Rooms were spacious, well furnished, shower, tv etc. Beds were comfy and rooms were well heated. We were well fed in the morning and were made feel at home by the proprieter (Eileen). Price was very reasonable and will be putting the phone number in the diary...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Lads, It was great having you stay. I am glad you liked the duck eggs and home made black pudding for breakfast. I will be looking forward to having you stay again next year. I will still have the facility of driving you into your night's entertainment. Thank You. Eileen.

Sneem, Ireland
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Orchard for three nights during the Taste of West Fest 15th 16th September.We were exhibitors at the taste of West Fest. The B&B is located jut outside Newcastle West on the Adare Limerick road We arrived and were welcomed by the owner Eileen Murphy who showed a choice of rooms and after having...

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263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear E, Thank you so very much for the lovely comments. As regards the griddle bread recipe, did you develop an easy version for your own business? As Griddle Bread is so traditional and so tasty, I think your customers would love it. I am looking forward to tasting more of your delicious cakes next year and maybe your adaptation...

Orbassano
Reviewed 5 October 2012

This B&B has been a very nice surprise. We had an intense day visiting the countryside between the counties Clare and Limerick, and the welcome we received by Eileen when we arrived in her house was one of the best things in the day. She invited us to have a cup of tea, with her home-made brown bread and the...

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Biella, Italy
Reviewed 27 August 2012

The Orchard is very clean and very comfortable. The owner, Eileen, pays attention to every details and serves you the best homemade breakfast we have eaten in Ireland. Nice atmosphere! We were 4, so we got a family room just under the roof ensuite. The orchard is just before the city of Newcastelwest if you come from Limerick. There's place...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Eileen is a great lady, and really does the important things to keep her guests happy. Good balance between attentiveness and privacy. The accommodations were nice... not fancy, modern or posh, but comfortable and sufficient. The home was mostly clean, but felt a lot more like a home than a hotel. I enjoy that aspect of this place, but those...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2012

A warm welcome awaits you at The Orchard. The rooms are of very good size and our bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delightful and nice and fresh. For a good conversation you cannot go past Eilleen - she could talk for Ireland!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 July 2012

In one word: WOW! Could not have been better. Every word in the past reviews is true. Best and friendliest hostess in Ireland! Best breakfast we ever had and an impeccable room! The bed was really comfortable and the temperature was just right. A real treat to stay here. Hard to believe she makes al of the jams herself and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. ... more   less 

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Address: The Orchard Limerick Road | Co. Limerick, Newcastle West, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Newcastle West
Price Range: $95 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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