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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fran and Brendan have that special Irish charm that makes you feel at home right away. We enjoyed relaxing in our comfortable and spacious room surrounded by a colourful garden and view of the ocean. The amazing breakfast was a highlight of our stay. The variety of tasty dishes to choose from reflects a commitment to catering for the diverse...

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Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner is passionate and a delight to interact with. Lovely clean well furnished room away from the main house, though a bit small for my liking, but adequate. Magnificent pool area, huge pool. Lovely distant sea views. breakfasts were an occasion. Would definitely recommend Blarney House and will stay there again when my travels take me back to East...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have been booking Blarney House for business trips to East London for a number of years. The friendly owners, comfortable beds, luxury duvets and quiet secure environment is ideal for our staff to relax after a long day of teaching. The breakfasts cooked and served by Fran & Brendan are of outstanding quality. We will continue returning to this...

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Thank Lynette5711
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Everything about this BnB is lovely. I have been traveling to EL for the past 4 years and every time I travel I stay st the Blarney House. From the warm welcoming from Brendon to the large sized and comfortable rooms it's hard not to relax and wind down after a long day. In the morning Fran does a wonder...

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brussels
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to EL and was delighted to find this guest house. It was like a home from home. Lovely room with a fabulous view. Great selection for breakfast and the hosts were very welcoming and gave me lots of tips and advice. The breakfasts were great. I will be back.

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Thank breenma
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We book and payed this for B&B a month in advanced with the booking confirmations. On arrival the reception lady had no reference for our booking, was unable to answer any question posed to her in order to resolve the issue. If you wish to feel like a used door mat this is the place for you. After contacting the...

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Blarney8, Owner at Blarney House, responded to this review

Sincere apologies to Mr and Mrs Lees-Smith for their most unfortunate experience on their arrival at Blarney House recently. Our rare and unavoidable absence was due to our attendance at our son's wedding overseas. As an owner managed guest house and experienced hosts of 20+ years, we strive to ensure our expected guests are warmly welcomed. Our trusted and capable...

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I have travelled around quite a bit and this is one of the best guesthouses that I have ever stayed in. My boyfriend and I stayed two nights and, although it was two of East London's coldest days, Brendan's warm charm made our stay very enjoyable (unfortunately Fran was away that weekend). The bed was one of the most comfortable...

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Thank neddyirl
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I spent four nights at Blarney House in early Feb 2016. Great experience, very comfortable and relaxed and just excellent breakfasts. and Fran and Brendan are just wonderful hosts. ( Brendan even brought something I had left behind - all the way to the airport!).Thoroughly recommended

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 February 2016

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights at this great B&B in a peaceful location while touring the east coast. The hosts Brendan and Fran greeted us with a warm welcome. The rooms have direct access to the very well maintained grounds and we had full use of the pool area which was very welcome after our long drive....

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The hubby and I were traveling from Cape Town to the Kruger over the course of a month, so stayed in many a guest house on the way. East London was our break from Knysna to Durban. The welcome we received from Brendon and Fran was wonderful. A good chat and a glass of wine was very much appreciated, after...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blarney House is a country retreat in the heart of the city. Set on a hectare of tropical gardens, watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean or enjoy the amazing bird life. Relax in the bar or by the pool. Rooms are elegantly decorated with luxury furnishings and original oil paintings. We are renowned for our freshly cooked breakfasts complete with home made jams, muffins etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blarney House

Address: 10 Reynolds View Road | Beacon Bay, East London 5241, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: RM254 - RM561 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blarney House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms in the garden are great.”
 of 5 bubbles christinar27, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that are detached from the main house with a distant view of the ocean offered wonderful privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles mahlatsem2016, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the garden have beautiful views.”
 of 5 bubbles JackieH413, 17 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have an excellent via of the gardens, those at the rear look out on to the lovely swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 840PeterV123, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Each room has a theme - this makes this very special - you just have to choose what you like. i cannot say which is better as each room has something special - its up to you. I must say the rooms at the back of the property are my favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles mikhaeelr, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
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