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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

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Albury, Australia
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358 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more can I say. It was excellent. Beautiful accommodation, wonderful & friendly service, delightful lounge areas, gorgeous garden, delightful village and amazing food. It doesn't get much better than that.

Thank PamAlbury
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful country retreat within easy reach of Adare Village. Also close enough to Limerick city for day trip. Stayed here with a group of lady friends for two weekend nights. We were so well looked after, our every dining and accommodation need was met by friendly helpful staff. Rooms are old country style and the attention to detail is amazing.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old style country restaurant in a beautiful setting. Warm welcome on arrival, drinks served by the fire, very relaxing. Then we were brought to our table, every course was amazing. The food was top quality and presentation was beautiful. All the staff were nice n friendly. Looking forward to returning.

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boston, MA
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our overnight stay with dinner at the Mustard Seed restaurant. The hotel is wonderful Irish Country House comfortable elegance and warm service. Our room and bath were clean, quiet and comfortable. The house is chock a block with interesting furnishings and souvenirs of years of history. We peaked into the music and game room after dinner and a... More 

Thank jmess
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful Old Style Country House in a beautiful setting. The dinner menu is very different and the food was certainly amazing. The thing I most liked about the Mustard Seed were the staff and especially the manager who could not have been more helpful.

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I were really looking forward to visiting The Mustard Seed given our previous fantastic experiences in this restaurant. However, we have to say, we were hugely disappointed with the experience - particularly given the hefty prices charged. We were brought into the lovely living room to sit by the fire to have a pre dinner drink. This... More 

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New York
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126 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The hotel was a bit hard to find, but worth the effort. Lovely grounds. The staff was wonderful - friendly, helpful and willing to go more than the extra mile to make us comfortable. The food was so good that after eating dinner the first night we immediately booked to eat there again the following evening.

Thank Traveler2005
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It is hard to exaggerate the charm of the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge. John Edward, Breda and their team create a distinctively Irish and very homely atmosphere (if you happen to come from a very nice home!). It is a million miles from a Ritz Carlton or a Four Seasons – the decoration is eclectic country house. The bedrooms... More 

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Newcastle West, Ireland
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We recently moved to the area and were looking for a nice restaurant. We are not to far from Adare, Kilmallock or Newcastle West here, but this is by far the nicest food I have found nearby. The quality is absolutely excellent for that price. For the same price we usually get a much lower standard and the staff wouldn't... More 

Thank Seoirse Ó
Clonmel, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I must confess at the beginning I was apprehensive about going away for a weekend away so soon after a very recent bereavement. However I am so glad I did go to the Mustard seed last weekend. The welcome we received from start to finish by John Edward and this staff was superb and genuine. The food was top class... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the Co. Limerick countryside is The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge, a converted 19th century convent. The celebrated and comfortable Echo Lodge is set amid mature trees, herbaceous borders, orchard and kitchen garden. Home to The Mustard Seed restaurant, the busy, buzzy dining room has long been highly acclaimed, attracting lovers of good food and fine wine from around the globe. The Mustard Seed is an oasis of understated luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Address: Ballingarry, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Ballingarry
Price Range: €178 - €188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“The exquisite suites, with their sitting room and patio overlooking the village are well worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles Drapier, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room overlooking the orchard is delightful.”
 of 5 bubbles cmcgrath2016, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask where the rooms are exactly, whether they part of a 'unit', and precisely what facilities they offer; the website is vague.”
 of 5 bubbles TheHistoryProfessor, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have their own personal character”
 of 5 bubbles musicalmini, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles marymcc2013, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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