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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Ashbrook for just one night to attend a wedding in neighbouring Abbeyleix. The welcome was immediate and friendly. We were brought through a series of small stairs cases to our room. It was quite traditional in style, but spacious and comfortable. After a good night's sleep we enjoyed a delicious full Irish. Only one downside...taxis are...

Thank Conor P
Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start, Ashbrook Arms is an absolutely beautiful property, with loads of potential. It is situated overlooking the beautiful River Erkina, with views of the hills straddling the Laois/Kilkenny border to the South. Unfortunately, the traveler is left to his own devices regarding the historical context of the old stone bridge (now twinned for modern traffic), the names of the...

Thank jayo915
Swords, Ireland
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We attended a Wedding on Saturday in Castle Durrow and booked into this Hotel. We arrived a little early but were greeted and shown to our room by a very friendly lady. The room was spacious, comfortable and nicely decorated. There is also a lovely bar across the road called Bobs Bar definitely worth a visit. Next morning we had...

Thank marg_mcdonnell
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for just the one night as we were attending a wedding in Castle Durrow (very easy walk away). Our room was spacious and warm, decent sized bathroom and plenty of towels. Incredibly comfortable bed! Breakfast was filling and served until 11. All the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend the Ashbrook...

Thank Greennotcabbage
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had booked this hotel for one night as we were invited to a wedding nearby. Church was starting at 1 pm so I had requested if there was any way for us to get changed somewhere - which was kindly accepted by the proprietor via email. However, when we arrived at 11.40 am that morning, to our pleasant surprise...

Thank Lotta R
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a wedding in Castle Durrow and stayed here. The guesthouse is located a short walk to the castle. The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and pleasant. Although our stay was short, it was very enjoyable.

Thank MaggieMay777
Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed at the Ashbrook for one night. We received an extremely warm and friendly welcome from Roazalea. Our room was beautiful and the cleanliness was outstanding. We had to leave early for our flight so couldn't make breakfast..we were offered tea and toast before setting off ..nothing was too much trouble. Would I recommend this lovely...

2Thank bidsip
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Olde worlde setting. This was an old coach house for weary travellers in by gone time which has been lovingly restored. Free parking. Staff most attentive. Very knowledge around the menu, ingredients etc. Food just fabulous. Good variety. Beef, fish, chicken, lamb and veggie. Pecan pie to die for!!! Plenty of it!!! Will be back.

2Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay was our first night in Ireland; what a welcome! The family who run this hotel could not have been more helpful, from organising our bags to catering. Our room was on the upper floor and although it faced the road we were not disturbed by the traffic. The room was bright and airy, tastefully furnished and had a...

2Thank Cartwell
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I have just returned having spent the weekend at this wonderful family guesthouse.From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Rosita until we left we could not have wished for any better.The rooms are very spacious with top class en- suites and shower.We had a beautiful meal there and as I have a number of allergies...

2Thank Paul D

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our family run guesthouse and restaurant is situated in the picturesque georgian village of Durrow, Laois in Ireland. The house was purpose built by Lord Ashbrook in 1777 and meticuosly restored by the Murphy family in 2005. It has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and the restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday lunch. It was formerly called the Bianconi Red Lion Guesthouse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

Address: The Square, Durrow na, Ireland (Formerly Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
Price Range: $173 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant And Guesthouse Hotel Durrow
Durrow Red Lion
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“Some rooms have a lot of stairs to climb so maybe check where room is on booking.”
marg_mcdonnell, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It is set in the square , front faces a road with traffic .”
, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay here, only ate in the restaurant.”
LaoisFoodie, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Courtyard - seperate to the hotel.”
Lisa966, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any of the converted stable (not sure if I am doing justice calling them converted stable rooms), maybe Chalet or courtyard.”
tonyc833, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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