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“Great location & hosts, OK room, uninspired breakfasts”
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Celtic House B&B
Ranked #33 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Celtic House is in a great location for exploring Kilkenny on foot. It's just a few minutes to downtown and Kilkenny Castle, etc., but on a side street, which makes for quieter sleeping. There is a locked car park, which is nice, but means you can't get your car in or out in off-hours when the hosts are not there. Our room was comfortable, although the antique furnishings were on the tired and saggy side, and the toilet barely functioned. Hosts John & Angela were friendly; Angela is very multi-talented, being both a landscape painter and a published author. However, cooking isn't their strength. Breakfasts were the worst we had in our entire 2 weeks in Ireland - mushy flavorless porridge, cold dry white toast, dried out fried ham. So overall we recommend, but the breakfast could use an upgrade.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AngelaByrne, Owner at Celtic House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

Dear Fuzby,
many thanks for your review with positive & constructive feedback.
We were very sorry to hear that your breakfast was not an enjoyable experience with us, given that we are usually noted for our breakfast, on your return visit to Kilkenny & hopefully your stay with us we would like to rectify this & ensure that your breakfast will be an much more enjoyable experience.
You will be glad to know that we are in the middle of an extensive refurbishment program for all of our rooms.

With kindest regards,
Angela & John Byrne,
Proprietors of Celtic House B&B

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We spent one night in Kilkenny and wished we could have stayed longer! Very clean with beautiful paintings on the walls. Delicious food. We arrived needing recommendations about a place to fix our flat tire and our hosts helped us right out. Convenient location with sights of Kilkenny in walking distance. Read Angela's book on our flight home...Great read...
Host were so nice and friendly!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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AngelaByrne, Owner at Celtic House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

Dear Karen,
many thanks for your glowing feedback thank you for taking the time out to post your review it is very much appreciated.
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed my book on your return journey home.
Looking forward to meeting you again in the near future,

With kindest regards,
John & Angela Byrne,
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We booked by phone and had to cancel. We rang before noon on the day of travel and were still charged the full amount. I checked online at 6pm only to find no availability, so I assumed the room was let. We were only told of the 48 hour cancellation policy when we queried the charge. We had not been told of this when we booked. Manner when we questioned it was very dismissive.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

In our visit to Ireland, we stayed in Kilkenny for 4 days. The Celtic House was perfect. It's location puts you a very short walk from the bustling main strip and you can see the castle towers overlooking the city from the bedroom windows! Breakfast was hot and delicious, a perfect way to start your day on a cool March morning. Our stay could not have been any better and we look forward to our return trip!

  • Stayed: March 2011
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2  Thank ChrisC84
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We loved the Celtic House. Its exceptionally clean with beautiful paintings on the walls by the owner Angela Byrne. Its like an Art Gallery, Angela has written a book which I am looking forward to reading. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Celtic House B&B

Address: Celtic House 18 Michael Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #33 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range: ₹ 6,312 - ₹ 6,897 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Celtic House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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