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Emmet House Bed & Breakfast

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Emmet Square, Birr Ireland
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
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Emmet House is a small boutique style hotel situated in Emmet Square,, Birr, Co Offaly, Ireland. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, free sat flat screen TVs, slippers and toiletries. Free wifi throughout the house. We are 5 min walk from Birr Castle, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. Slieve Bloom Mountains are a 15 min drive. Lough Boora Boglands is a 10 min drive. Clonmacnoise is a 30 min drive.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Bottled water
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Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mary wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland51 contributions21 helpful votes
I contacted this B&B by email to ask about booking 4 single rooms with out breakfast and was given the price of 50euro each. The website clearly states 45euro without breakfast. At the time of first eamil (I sent 2)she said she had rooms available. My email regarding the difference in charges was never replied to so I contacted her by phone to ask why the difference. She then told me there was only one room left which is fair enough but had she given me the correct price as in her email I could have booked the rooms I needed. She then went on to tell me she was trying to give me the best price she could and wasnt going to give me a triple room for 45euro. At no stage did I ask for a triple room. Why charge more than the website states. I know Birr is to be busy that weekend so are thye bumping up the price?
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from emmethouse, Owner at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Dear Mary, Thank you for taking the time to put up this review. You queried my bnb through Failte Ireland and I duly replied. You are obviously not happy with my response and are trying to discredit me on Tripadvisor. I will try and explain again. You emailed me regarding four single rooms for 11 January 2020. I replied that I could give you four rooms at 60 euro including breakfast. You then wanted room only rate. I said 50 euro room only. You then said 45 on my website which is correct and if you went to book this you would see I only have one room at this rate. My bed and breakfast is a small family run business and we try to do our best. Our rooms are a mixture of double, twin, triple and family. I offered you what I had available. You emailed me over the course of a week and I duly replied. I gave you the names of two other establishments that have a lot more rooms than I have as an alternative. Maybe next time consider a hostel. It would suit your budget. Happy new year Maureen
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Almostgreynomad wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia692 contributions277 helpful votes
Right in the middle of Birr, absolutely lovely place to stay. Beautiful room, fabulous breakfast ... including a healthy delicious green smoothie !! I was in a room, overlooking the square, with a gorgeous four poster bed !
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from emmethouse, Owner at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
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Ray wrote a review Sep 2019
Cork, Ireland2 contributions3 helpful votes
Maureen and Evelyn, ye gave us the most fantastic welcome to your fantastic Guest house. Plain to see how this beautiful building is genuinely loved by its owners. The time ye took to chat and to genuinely show interest in your guests was so very obvious. We will be back, and I can honestly say that I suspect anyone that stays with ye once, looks no further for any future return visits to Birr. Take care, and hope to see ye all sometime soon. XRay
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from emmethouse, Owner at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for the lovely words. Delighted to have you stay with us and hopefully we’ll meet again. Many thanks. Maureen
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Culture79463 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Emmet House is a beautiful property in the historic town of Birr. It is beautiful decorated in keeping with the period of the house and is run by a wonderful family. Maureen and Evelyn were very welcoming and friendly and made our stay really enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from emmethouse, Owner at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards. Maureen
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Tor K wrote a review Jul 2019
Solna, Sweden209 contributions29 helpful votes
What a nice place! Excellent location in the middle of this little city, for example walking distance to Birr Castle and the best rated restaurants. The room we got was not big but very nice, with a top notch bathroom. Nice modern shower with shower gel, extra shaving cream etc. They want you to be comfortable that's for sure. The manager was the sister of the owner just helping out for some days, and we could not have expected anything more. Very friendly, sociable, service minded and everything with a personal touch. :-) The place in general was both cosy and classy if you know what I mean. Nice clean hallways with decorative classic furniture. They also have a microwave and refrigerator for guests to use, perfect if you travel with small children och just want to keep something cold during your stay. Recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from emmethouse, Owner at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards. Maureen
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty OffalyBirr
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emmet House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Birr Theatre & Arts Centre (0.2 km), Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre (0.2 km), and Science Centre at Birr Castle (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kellys Bar, Emma's Cafe, and Spinners.
Are there any historical sites close to Emmet House Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cumberland Column (0.1 km) and Crinkill Barracks (2.2 km).