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Seattle, WA
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I stayed here this summer with 8 family members and it became like home for the week we stayed. We had odd schedules and moved rooms a few times, and Eileen took it all in stride. Eileen is a wonderful host, delicious griddle cake baker, and kind, helpful woman! This past week I bought some griddle cake mix and I... More 

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

Dear Con... Family, Thank you for your comments. Yes we had fun. I have lived most of my life here in Ireland but this past July was something else. The heat!!! Wasn't it something else? I searched Newcastle West, Kenmare and Killorglin for a fan for room 1 but they were all sold out. The curtains were closed everyday to... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I have had the pleasure to stay at The Orchard twice. The first was on my first trip to Ireland with my wife and two children in August 2006, and the second with my parents in June 2010. The inn is warm and cozy, the meals are fantastic, and the host family are wonderful people. We have had many great... More 

1 Thank chrischerubin
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Chris, It was great to get an email from you last week. I remember you so well. You will be more than welcome next year. I have changed my recipe for Soda Bread so I hope you will like it. Also, I make Griddle Bread for breakfast and everyone likes it. I know you will too. Looking forward to... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We missed Eileen but she was wonderful even by email. But her asst Josie was extremely warm and Accomodating. Rooms are small and Beth's even smaller. But clean and warm. Breakfast and fresh baked goods where terrific. A bit hard to find if you are driving. Facility is 2 stars but staff is a 4.

6 Thank William D
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you so very much for your comments. Yes it was a pity I didn't meet you but my 86 year old mother had to be attended to and I knew I left you in capable hands. Mother is fine again and will be off to Germany next week. She is going over to my brother. As regards... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I recently stayed in this b&b it was lovely, really cute place, owner was so friendly and food was lovely... she even gave us a choice of duck eggs for breakfast!!! it was perfect for our stay and would recommend it!

Thank Bam31_13
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Bam, Yes. You were impressed with the sink mirror. I like it too but as soon as I had it installed I wondered who would fix it if it broke!!! Thank you for the lovely comments. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Dublin. Regards, Eileen More 

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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

My three traveling companions and I stayed at the Orchard en route from Westport to Killarney. We had previously stayed in hostels in the city so the B & B experience was a refreshing change. Eileen is a lovely hostess - greeting us with fresh tea and delicious Guinness bread and a warm smile. We arrived late without having eaten... More 

Thank Patrick G
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, I love young people staying especially when they have stayed at hostels before coming to me. I think I converted you to Bed and Breakfasts!!!!! Yes. Foley's Pub is fantastic. They have always taken such good care of my customers. Their food is great and reasonable too. Thank you for your kind comments and I hope if you... More 

Nevada City, California
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Eileen is a wonderful hostess offering freshly baked Guiness cake upon my arrival and homemade bread as a part of her excellent breakfast offerings. The rooms are large, tastefully decorated and spotless. On top of that Eileen insisted on driving me to the place in town where I needed to catch the bus for the next leg of my journey.... More 

Thank Mark L
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you so very much for the lovely comments. When I saw you at the door, having walked from the bus stop with your luggage, I felt so bad. I always pick up my customers as carrying luggage is a pest. It was no problem dropping you down next morning too. I heard from the "grape-vine" that your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Eileen was able to accommodate us at very short notice, and we were very pleased to share her delightful Guiness cake with her late at night. Breakfast was also very tasty, and we enjoyed her home cooking. The rooms were a little poky, and furnishings and bedding a bit outdated. Our bathroom was tiny, with just a toilet and tiny... More 

2 Thank Debbytp99
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. You got exactly what I do and what I am all about. I use up most of my energy in taking care of my customers. But my home is a typical 100 year old country house. Nearly all of these are of the same design. The walls between the... More 

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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Eileen's cakes were the most welcoming introduction to our stay. An all round relaxing atmosphere with typical farm house ambience and some excellent food - that breakfast lasted us all day - thank you

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

Dear Yorkshire Dangerous, Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed the Guinness Cake. One thing I really like is for someone to eat a big breakfast. I hate waste! Thank you. Eileen. More 

Malone, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Orchard. Eileen was a great hostess and even shared her home made breads and jellies. She is a great cook. The B&B was clean and comfortable. I would definately recommend this B&B to anyone traveling in the area. It was like staying with family...but better.

Thank Debbie C
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to get such a warm recommendation from you. Thank you so very much. Eileen More 

Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

What a gracious and genuine hostess Eileen Murphy is. Called last minute to enquire about room, was given an immediate no problem, come on in and there will be tea ready and Homemade Guineas Cake! Rooms were spotless, great shower, terrific breakfast! Would stay just to chat with Eileen! She had great advice about areas to see and things to... More 

Thank Gibbs B
263Eileen, Owner at The Orchard, responded to this review

Dear Gibbs B, It was great having you stay and because you understood the hospitality industry so well, I feel so proud of your comments. Your photos are lovely. You must have been in the photography business at some stage in your life. You are now back at work and I am sure your customers will be just as happy... More 

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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: €68 - €73 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles BobHLeverett, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“enjoy the cake every night!”
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“I got a nice twin room with a cute vanity mirror that lights up when you walk over to it!!!!! :)”
 of 5 bubbles Bam31_13, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Go for the rooms at the back of the house, as the main road is so busy”
 of 5 bubbles GerryM62, 17 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Room nr 4 is the best”
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