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Indialantic, Florida, United States
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Stayed 2 nights in beautiful and peaceful Lough Gur Desmond Lodge. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and clean with lovely views of the countryside. Bridget was an excellent hostess, she gave us many helpful tips for planning our day trips and making the most of our short time. Breakfast is outstanding and the tea and biscuits every afternoon...

4Thank Kelleyaj
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Lovely lodge facing the lake. Bridget is most hospitable and helpful, on top of her bubbly and kind disposition. The beds are most comfortable: firm mattress, fluffy pillows, clean and luxurious linens (high thread count) making it our best sleep during our trip. The cooked breakfast is very good. There is a pub just down the lane which serves good...

2Thank MickeySpore
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Exceptional room, exceptional location, exceptional hospitality, exceptional breakfast - this is a B+B amongst the best you will find. Our stay was fantastic. What a find! Thank you so much Bridget for making it so special. J and S, Brighton.

1Thank Jo J
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 May 2013

I am not sure if Limerick is the right place to stay in if you wish to explore the Ring of Kerry and the south western part of Ireland. Perhaps Killarney might be a better choice. Anyway my family and I spend 2 nights in Desmond Lodge B+B in the outskirts of Limerick and we have no regrets. Desmond Lodge...

2Thank Blossomvale
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We couldnt have been happier with the service and comfort that Bridget supplied at Desmond Lodge. Exceptional breakfast, spotless room, and Bridget has a lot of local knowledge and is very proud of her adjacent Lough. The Lodge is in a lovely position overlooking the Lough with lots of bird life. We wish we had the time to stay longer

2Thank Bruce H
Graz, Austria
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This was by far our best B&B experience we have ever had. Bridget is a wonderful and warmhearted lady and took great care of us. When we arrived I was sick due to some bad mussels. Bridget took care of this with traditional Irish medicine. This was more than you can ever expect from a B&B. The breakfast was delicious...

1Thank Thomas K
North Fork, California
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Desmond Lodge at Lough Gur is a wonderful accomodation and the hostess Bridget is exceptional. As a decorator, I can be fussy about my accomodations but Desmond Lodge will not disappoint. Great food, great location and just a special place.

2Thank gfoust
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Desmond Lodge in beautiful Lough Gur, County Limerick, is one of the nicest B&B's that I've visited during many trips to Ireland. Contributing to Desmond Lodge being special is its location looking out over Lough Gur, a magical place with ancient stone circles, neolithic wedge tombs, and a historic museum at the lake (open during tourist season). But the key...

7Thank TravelSavvy180
Reviewed 6 March 2013

A very particular place to stay. Desmond Lodge is an enchainting place in front of a peaceful lake in a lovely green landscape. The owner of the B&B was very kind and helped us in everything we needed, starting from the information to reach the place up to our wishes for breakfast. Remember the GPS doesn't find this place... follow...

3Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 9 February 2013

We stayed in Desmond lodge. The standard of accomodation is excellent. We booked it at the last minute, the hostess was so friendly and helpful nothing was a problem, the location beside the lake was spectacular and the breakfast was very wide and varied. All in all a great stay and if we are in the area again it will...

3Thank Robert O

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desmond Lodge offers luxury accommodation in a truly idyllic location. Set in its own private gardens, overlooking Lough Gur in the heart of Limerick one can sit and savor the natural haunt and habitat of all sorts of flora and fauna, with badgers, foxes and rabbits often seen roaming around. ... more   less 

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Address: Lough Gur, Limerick, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Limerick
Number of rooms: 4
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“Ground floor rooms have better view of Lough Gur”
Blossomvale, 30 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Rooms are spacious and all have lovely views, some of the lake and some of the surrounding countryside, all of which are very scenic.”
TravelSavvy180, 10 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Get a tip from Bridget on what to see in the area.”
RobertO553, 9 Feb 2013 | Read review
“front of the house has a gorgeous view of the lake; top floor is more quiet if there are other guests”
firesirus, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms were fabulous and couldn't be more peaceful.”
SimonBruce, 21 Sep 2012 | Read review
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