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Reviewed 5 November 2019

We stayed for two nights with another family and had breakfasts and dinners at the B&B's pub. The rooms were modern and clean, the bathrooms were very nice and convenient. We faced the backyard so it was quite at night. The breakfast was nice but not but with quite little choices. Dinners were good and so was the service. In all, the staff was friendly. The town itself has not much to offer but it is a good getaway spot for many attractions nearby including Glendalough.

Date of stay: October 2019
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Thank Orna P
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AprilKavanagh, Marketing Executive at Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2020

Dear Orna P,


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain
in our hotel.


Hoping to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 October 2019

Lovely staff, very personable and great service. Rooms and food excellent value for money. Food freshly prepared and suitable for vegetarians too. Central location so it's easy to make day trips from here - to the coast or in to the mountains. Lovely atmosphere and the locals were great to talk with. Definitely recommendable!!

Date of stay: October 2019
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Thank Vic S
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AprilKavanagh, Marketing Executive at Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2020

Dear Vic S,


Thank you for your kind comments. I will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We are always pleased to be your second home when you're at the area.

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Reviewed 6 October 2019

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights in September 2019. The accommodation was beautifully apoointed, and well equipped. The room was clean and quite spacious. The bathroom had a brilliant shower which i would have taken home in my suitcase if I could have done.
The bed and breakfast is separate from the pub and includes a residents' lounge with a few books and games and a great log fire. This is a very useful feature for when the weather is a bit "Irish" ie wet. There is also a separate room where you can make a cup of tea or coffee. Some places include tea and coffee in your room but i found it pleasant to be able to drink that away from your bedroom.
Breakfast was super: fresh fruit, yogurt, tea and coffee and a selection of cooked breakfast things. Pancakes were especially good, but scrambled eggs also carry my recommendation.
So everything was fine. But the best thing about the Jacobs Well is the hospitality and welcome which we had from everyone there, especially Noel and Helen. They took a good interest to make sure everything was ok, but not intrusive. They arranged taxis for us to get us around (NB public transport in Rathdrum is sketchy even though there is a train station)
The pub is also a good place and quite a hub for the local community, and also serves a decent pint of the "black stuff"
If you don't have a car, Rathdrum is not very well connected by public transport. The trains stop from about 8.45am to about 6.00pm. The Jacobs Well can sort you out a local taxi though which is a great way to see the area with some added local knowledge

Room tip: A ground floor room is available if your legs are not too strong
Date of stay: September 2019
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AprilKavanagh, Marketing Executive at Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2020

Dear Sportsman38,


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very happy to hear that our staff made your feel at home. This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our hotel.



Hoping to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Stopped here after a long day walking at Glendalough. Popped in and had a look at the menu, the vegetarian options were very limited so had a look to see if anywhere else in Rathdrum was open. No luck, so returned to Jacob's Well. Despite not having much to choose from, the vegetarian stir fry was a step up from the usual. A very pleasant and unusual mix of flavours, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Staff were pleasant and welcoming and the place was clean and bright.

Date of stay: June 2019
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Thank PhilW2265
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AprilKavanagh, Marketing Executive at Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2020

Dear PhilW2265,

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience was positive. I am
disappointed to hear that our menu didn't meet your expectations. This critical feedback will be used in training our staff and reviewing our menu.


Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 7 September 2019

We enjoyed our very nice room for two nights, but found your website very deceiving. We were looking forward to a special restaurant where we could eat both nights, avoiding driving at the end of long days. Your website made the food look fantastic, featuring salmon, local lamb, and other delights. We sat down in what I thought was the bar, but was disappointed to find out it was the restaurant. I thought the menu was wrong. No lamb, no salmon, nothing different from your average Irish pub food. We had a glass of wine and left. To be fair, the room was nice, shower good, breakfast decent, and bar service good. It would have been nice to have been given a choice up a downstairs room, or at least help with our suitcases up the step staircase. We were given a map of the area, but that’s it. Not sure I’d stay here again.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Thank Julie W
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AprilKavanagh, Marketing Executive at Jacob's Well Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2020

Dear Julie W,


Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that overall your experience with your room was positive. I am
disappointed to hear that our restaurant didn't meet your
expectations. This critical feedback will be used.


Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.

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