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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Wow, the drive up to Ballaghtobin. Absolutely gorgeous. The exterior and interior of the house lived up to all expectations and more. Our family group consisted of three generations ranging from 86yrs to 12yrs.We were greeted very warmly by Catherine, whom informed us of all the amenities available and showed us to our rooms which are a delight. Catherine was... More 

Thank Brona64
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Ballaghtobin is a wonderful place to stay. From the minute we arrived we knew we had made a great choice in our accommodation. Our bedroom was to the front of the house,with beautiful views of the estate. It is beautifully decorated and presented. Catherine, is the perfect host, and checked with us what information we might need for our trip.... More 

Thank Eimear M
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

If one is looking for a little slice of heaven in Ireland then look no further than this very beautiful gracious guest house. Every need is met from easy but informative communication before and during my visit to the best breakfasts I have had since leaving home. The hosts have managed the fine art of inviting you into their home... More 

1 Thank Michelle N
Orinda, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I booked ballaghtobin because of your reviews. We were excited to be staying at such a beautiful home. This quickly changed when we were greeted very rudely by Catherine. She then took us to a small, dark room at the back of the house overlooking a concrete yard. There were no other visitors (now I know why!) yet she did... More 

5 Thank kathleen d
King George, Virginia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We stayed here for one night while in visiting Kilkenny. The home is absolutely gorgeous and the host, Catherine was delightful. The home is situated in the country so the views are breathtaking!! The room she gave us was on the front of the house and was so very nice. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was enormous with... More 

1 Thank HOTRNS
Devizes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Ballaghtobin is a fabulous old country home packed to the gunnels with incredible heirlooms and oozes the personality of a loved home that has been in the same family for years. The room was delightful with the most amazing quintessentially Irish views. It was cosy, comfortable, homely, relaxing and everything you could possibly think of had been thought about by... More 

1 Thank MrsBobtheFarmersWife
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Hi. Just thought I would write a review on 'Ballaghtobin' after spending weekends there for the last 7 years!! As in the title, what a place!! You could not find better. Catherine (the owner) is a gorgeous lady. Lovely cook as well. The breakfasts are great, anything you want, you will get it!! Superb rooms, lovely relaxing beds, everything is... More 

1 Thank alittlepicky2014
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

What a lovely house and owners. We arrived in our camper with trailer in two as well as our dog and 15month old and nothing could be an issue. Pity it was raining as we would of loved a walk around but went into Knocktopher to the advised hotel for dinner and again a lovely meal was had. Would definitely... More 

Thank Kerry C
West Sussex
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

A perfect bolt hole for my sister and I visiting family locally. The house is elegant and so comfortable. Catherine a charming hostess - Mickey keeps a low profile but was spotted briefly on our departure day ! We couldn't have asked for a better place to chill out but beware - it's very hard to get out of bed... More 

1 Thank WestSussexGooner
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Caterine and Mickey were excellent hosts and it was a privilege to stay there for the few nights.the attention to detail around the house is amazing,definetly a labour of love.well done Caterine and Mickey.a thoughly enjoyable weekend cheers Steve and Linda

1 Thank sjaholly

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Address: Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny > Callan
Number of rooms: 27
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“All the rooms are exceptionally nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Brona64, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They are all lovely but try and bag the best view in the Spare Room.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBobtheFarmersWife, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I think you would be pleased with any of the rooms. I always the Blue room, a double. My wife and daughter have either of the twin rooms. All have lovely views of the farmland.”
 of 5 bubbles alittlepicky2014, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“They'll all be gorgeous I know, but ours was the 'Spare Room' on a corner of the building which was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Chris018, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
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