The rooms were clean and a decent sized bathroom with wall size hazed window onto the courtyard made it feel a little exposed (but thats the prude in me perhaps) That aside, I didn't like that fact that the rooms open directly out on to an outdoor balcony (courtyard). It was freezing the night we stayed - evening with the heating on - there was a torrid draft under the door. The breakfast room was also cold (forgiveable perhaps in COVID times) but frankly it and the carpet felt unkempt and unclean. (The sugar dish lid was also covered in greasy finger prints. The breakfast, (served by hands covered in coal or wood dirt by the way) offering is described in the brochure as "glorious" - it was very basic, with two miserable and I mean tiny slices of toast. As Irish brekkies go in B& Bs - this was the far short of the norm especially given the price of the room in bloody mid January - it was almost 130 euro. Our host was a friendly enough gentlemen but didn't seem to be aware of masking requirements indoors. Some might say that is petty, but that says a lot to me. Charm is often code for not so great and that is the case here. Will I be back - simply - NO. There are many far better B& Bs far more deserving of the business. I fail to see how this place gets such glowing reviews.…
We stayed here last night it was a super venue lovely location Trisha and John were super hosts. Beautiful breakfast and of course like all irish family run businesses we met lovely friendly people there well done we will be back for sure and would highly recommend a visit. Chris and Antoinette
These guys are great. We were only here for one night while road tripping around Ireland, but I could easily stay longer. The rooms are clean and comfortable, there's parking, and there's direct access to walk along the river a bit. Plus, breakfast was outstanding. A real pleasure to stay here.
This B&B overlooks the River Nore, via its sunny courtyard enhanced by Trish's fantastic flowering plants. The rooms are clean and comfortable, in the modern extension, but Michael, the very genial host, will happily show you the original Tower rooms. But most notable: the breakfast! A fantastic choice of delicious dishes prepared by Trish. The Hennessys are a lovely couple and this is a great place in a delightful little town.
We had a wonderful 3 days in the tower house. Trish and Michael made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were out of this world and it was a brilliant location, very close to the key sights all around. We would recommend this b&b to anyone.
Fabulous hidden gem in a great small town. Wonderful family run guest house, stunning location on the banks of the Nore. Thomastown has lots choice for eating and drinking too. Hosts are super friendly, rooms simple, clean and perfect but the big surprise is the incredible breakfast offering - locally sourced, delicious, great choices and highest quality ingredients used. I’ve done a lot of travelling and most small and large hotels offer large buffets - a this was the BEST breakfast I have ever had off the menu. Thank you, we’ll definitely recommend and will be back!
My husband and I spent a night at the Tower House B&B recently and after the long period of lockdown, it was good to get a sense of normality back again by way of making a trip and staying overnight in guest accommodation. Any concerns we had about regulations and safety procedures regarding Covid were quickly forgotten as hosts Trisha and Mike have everything in hand in a professional yet unfussy way. We were met with a warm welcome and immediately felt at home as Trisha greeted us with her delicious homemade scones, jam and a pot of coffee . Our room was spotless and comfortable and we slept like logs after an evening sitting out on the first floor balcony watching a heron catch his supper in the river which flows behind the Tower House. Breakfast was well organised as each room was given a separate time to arrive and it is worth staying her for the breakfast alone. There is a menu which would put many fine dining hotels to shame. We opted for the full Irish (very generous) but there were options for every taste plus gluten free and vegan dishes. We look forward to a return visit and know that Trisha and Mike are a safe pair of hands at this time. Delicious breakfast, lovely rooms, fabulous view from our balcony and a warm welcome from the hosts. What more could you want?…
What a lovely welcome. Stayed Saturday 15th during the storm. Room very clean and warm with fantastic view off the balcony. Lovely courtyard and private entrance to come and go without disturbing anyone. Would highly recommend, lovely host, nothing is too much trouble.
We stayed here for 4 nights in August 2019, and used it as a base to explore the area. The room was simple but well-equipped, and the ensuite was good. We also had a couple of chairs on the walkway outside our room so we could sit there in the late afternoon with a cold wine and watch the river at the back of the property. Michael was very welcoming and friendly, and they had even baked gluten-free chocolate brownies for afternoon tea. Breakfast was great with losts of variety. The main building where Michael lives is a restored 12th/13th century fortified tower house and he kindly offered to show us a bit of it as we were interested in history. The back wall of the property was part of the original town wall. It's in the heart of Thomastown with great off-street parking and there are lots of historic sites and villages to explore nearby. We would deinitely stay here again.…
Thank you Michael, you were so welcoming, and so accommodating. Lovely room, there were three of us, great shower,lovely extras, wonderful location and truly delicious breakfast......Highly recommend 👍👍👍