Aurora House Bed and Breakfast
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Aurora House Bed and Breakfast

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#4 of 6 B&Bs in Athy
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Warm,friendly and family bed and breakfast. Breakfast menu prepared by international chefs. Nearby attractions include the river Barrow famous for its fishing, Kilkenny Castle, Glendalough, Athy Golf Club and much more.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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MagsBWrexham wrote a review Oct 2012
Wrexham15 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the Aurora House in previous years. Chris, Theresa and their lovely family are perfect B and B hosts. Their exceptional high standards have not faltered. Nothing is too much trouble and they will do all they can to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The rooms are comfy and spotlessly clean and there is a varied breakfast menu. It is not often that you can stay in a guest house and find it is as good year in year out. We look forward to staying again. thank you for yet another enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2012
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Jess Gauci wrote a review Oct 2015
Adelaide, Australia42 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 2 nights while visiting my Great Aunt. Teresa & Chris could not be more welcoming. Rooms were lovely, beds comfortable. Breakfast was amazing - definitely have a piece of their brown bread - sooo yummy!! Easy walk into the middle of Athy. Would recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to stay in Athy!
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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ClaireFitz wrote a review Feb 2012
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a very quick stay in Aurora House - arrived at 8pm and welcomed by Chris - the room was SPOTLESS and very very cosy. When we got back, what a great sleep! Breakfast was lovely, selection of cereals, breads (lovely raspberry jam!) great pot of tea, full Irish breakfast cooked to perfection. The location of the house is great, so close to the town. I would definitely return and recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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carolinacork wrote a review Sept 2016
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Soft cosy beds and a delicious breakfast, we even bought some home made jam it was so good. We really enjoyed our stay thank you Chris and family. We stayed during the busy electric picnic festival and would highly recommend
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patricia B wrote a review Jul 2014
Eastern Ireland, Ireland5 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just stayed in Aurora House last weekend for three nights and enjoyed a lovely stay there. Teresa and Chris are so friendly and chatty and make you feel so welcome that you feel you are staying in a home from home! I love the choices they have for breakfasts. We have stayed there several times over the past couple of years and would'nt dream of staying anywhere else in Athy. Their house is also set in a lovely location. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aurora House to all my friends and family.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EA1509TC1401 wrote a review Jul 2013
Melbourne, Australia288 contributions80 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our next destination was quite a distance southwest at Athy, before continuing to County Wicklow where we were to undertake some family history research. Whilst this wasn’t a leg designed for sightseeing we must tell about the Gaelic Chieftain, a large statue of the chieftain astride his horse, made from metal strips, on a rise beside the highway north of Boyle .Another find was a real gem we found for lunch at Tullamore. On recommendation from a local lady we walked around the corner to #8 Harbour Street, the site of The Coffee Club, Bright, light & airy with inside and outside seating; you design your own sandwich, roll, pizza on long roll etc etc. We elected for the pizza on a long split roll, upon which you nominated any number of items from the refrigerated cabinet. This was served with potato crisps and salad. Unaware of Iced Coffee as we have in Australia, they didn’t hesitate to make it from our description. 2Pizzas & 2 iced coffees for just E17. From Tullamore we passed through Portlaoise to Athy and our overnight stop at Aurora House. We were warmly welcomed by Chris, who gave us the choice of two rooms and chose the 0ne which was lighter with the sun streaming through the window. He made a welcoming cup of tea in the breakfast room; there being no tea making facilities in our room. There was no dressing table or desk; merely a kitchen style chair between the beds and a lamp stand on the other side of the beds. The power point was near floor level and I had to use computer whilst sitting near foot of bed and similarly for shaving and using hair dryer. We had noticed several reports on Chris & Teresa’s affection for their children which is commendable however it affected the service we received. Chris put us on the spot by asking us if we could have breakfast before 8am or after 9am as he had to go to work and Teresa had to take a son to school. We elected for 9am not knowing that we would have a restless night due to inadequate bed clothing and a noisy client next door who sounded as if he was in our bathroom at 7am. We later found he was a tradie who was working in the area. As a person with decades in the tourism industry, including the accommodation sector and a father of three, I am aware of the need to juggle the needs of clients and children. You may only get one chance with clients. This is written to assist please accept as same. We dined this night at the stylish Ashoka Indian Restaurant which was under new management and provided great food; we took advantage of the special of choice of any 2 entrees + 2 mains + rice and garlic naan bread for E30 .
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Date of stay: May 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derek E wrote a review Sept 2012
Springfield, Illinois48 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful B&B to stay. It is located just outside of Athy Ireland in a country setting but is within walking distance of Athy. Athy is a a small town that has a lot to offer in shopping and sites. The owners Chris and Teressa are great hosts! They offer larger than normal breakfast options that are prepared well. Both are accredited Chefs!
We did not have a car to travel around, so when we needed to get somewhere Chris was always accommodating with driving us or picking us up at Athy. If we were to visit Ireland again I would be sure to include Aurora House B&B.
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Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SwindonGolfer wrote a review Oct 2011
Swindon11 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just had a long weekend and would recommend Aurora to everyone. Friendly welcome from Teresa with tea and toast at 10am (early flight). Both she and Chris are very nice, lots to chat about and the girls very friendly.
Very clean, all amenities and very good breakfast and value. Nothing was too much for either of them, will definately be back (even if just to return the room key) !!
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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golfgenius wrote a review Jun 2010
Leamington Spa33 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Dad of 83 years and I arrived at the lovely home of Chris and Teresa on Tues 8th June. We were welcomed by all the family and enjoyed a pot of good tea and cakes. Our rooms were very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was wonderful, home cooked, good food, and the company of either Chris or Teresa whoever was "on duty" to catch up with the daily goss. Every afternoon we chatted to the younger girls and had an update on their events at school or hobbies. We were made so welcome .Athy is well situated for touring around and only 1 hour driving on a good road to Dublin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend Aurora House!
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Date of stay: June 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debziadax wrote a review May 2010
Denver, CO8 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed my stay here, a beautiful country home. Watched the cats play outside in the yard while having breakfast. Chris is a great cook! Would be a great alternative to staying in Kildare during the busy season. Beware the heavy traffic going through town on Friday evening!
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Date of stay: May 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
€99 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KildareAthy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Athy Heritage Centre-Museum (2.4 km), Clancy's Athy (2.3 km), and Burtown House and Gardens (7.0 km).
Is parking available at Aurora House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aurora House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bay Tree Athy, Bailey's Bar & Bistro, and Mani in Pasta.
Are there any historical sites close to Aurora House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oakvale Monastery (11.7 km) and The Irish Pewtermill (10.7 km).
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