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Kilkenny, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

My husband and I stayed in the orchard at the end of May and I have been meaning to write a review but kept putting it aside. It is so easy to complain these days when you get bad service, but we don't often highlight when we get great service. Now in July, I think of the brief stay we... More 

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

It was great having you stay. I appreciated your lively comments in the morning. Fun and good home baking is what I am about. Thanks again. Eileen. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was recommended to the Orchard by some good locals in Limerick in very short notice. There is a a general charm and hospitality that is spoken about Irish people, however, once you experience it, it leaves you with a great feeling of satisfaction. I was greeted by Eileen and before you can ask for anything, immediately, she provided all... More 

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

I like to make people feel at home and really enjoy it whey people do. You made the best use of my hospitality and I really appreciate that. Hopefully people feel that they are staying as their "Grannies" except that I am not their Grandmother!!! love to have you back any time. Eileen. More 

key largo
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The place is situated about 5 minutes outside a local town and 30 minutes to city Limerick. Upon arrival we were greeted by Patrick who cordially greeted us and offered some tea. The place itself is a country side house and is very much like staying at a family members house. (A family members house you would want to stay... More 

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

We had great fun tasting the different teas. With sugar and without, with milk and without. When a person is not used to tea drinking it is good to taste different types. Your girls were very willing to try anything. They showed a great spirit for fun. Thank you for giving me such a good experience with such a lovely... More 

Leverett, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Located directly along the N21 road just northeast of the intersection with road R521 in the town of Newcastle West, roughly 55 km from Shannon, The Orchard is a pleasant small B&B in what appears to be an older country house in good repair. The hostess, Eileen is extremely personable and friendly and makes the B&B a special place. She... More 

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

What a lovely description of my home, The Orchard Bed and Breakfast. You did appreciate what I do. Thank you so very much. Yes. It is great to get a rest after travelling all night. Two hours would do and you would be fine after that. Thank you for your lovely comments. Eileen. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

It was night time and we didn't have a place to go and we came across this place and had a a decent rest. The hostess was nice and Breakfast was great. The room we got wasn't the prettiest. But it was clean. It was affordable and it was quiet.

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

Yes. It was very late when you arrived. I was just going to bed as I had a lot of work to do on the computer that night. Even though you still had to go back to town to get something to eat, I decided to wait up for you. Just in case you needed any help. Which you did.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Hi, I would like to thank Eileen for the great help and advice about Newcastle West town and for the Hospitality while staying at this good BNB. The beds were comfortable and I was always got a god nights sleep. It was based in a quiet place 1km east of Newcastle West Town and easy to walk to the town... More 

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dublin
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

If your looking for hospitality and great home made food the Orchard bed & breakfast is the place to be. Myself and my sister and her husband arrived late Friday night to a very warm welcome by Eileen Murphy. She immediately made us so welcome with a nice pot of tea and some home made fruit cake. I had a... More 

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Turin, New York
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2014

What a warm, cozy home. We were warmly welcomed by Eileen's daughter with tea and very tasty guinness bread. Our accommodations were very nice. It was fun to talk with Eileen over a fantastic breakfast and we had to tear ourselves away to continue our journey. We would highly recommend this delightful b&b.

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Ames, Iowa
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

In my effort to find lodgings that do not allow pets (to accommodate my severe allergies), I sent out a blanket inquiry to B&Bs in Ireland. The response that I received from Eileen was so delightful that I decided that, if at all possible, we were going to stay at The Orchard. So much of the enjoyment that we get... More 

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St. John
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Eileen went on holiday and left my husband and I in Josie's capable hands. She was very attentive and friendly with knowledge of the locale. The bathrooms are perhaps quirky but the water is hot and they provide a dispenser with shampoo/conditioner and soap. Our sink was outside of the bathroom and had a separate faucet for hot and cold... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Orchard

Address: The Orchard Limerick Road | Co. Limerick, Newcastle West, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Newcastle West
Price Range: $103 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms that face the sides are a bit quieter.”
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“enjoy the cake every night!”
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“Go for the rooms at the back of the house, as the main road is so busy”
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