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“Price is hard to beat but the place does have some issues” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Stonehaven Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 35 Ennis B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Price is hard to beat but the place does have some issues”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2008

On the one hand, the price was hard to beat. If memory serves, it was only something like 30 or 35 euros a night. And the breakfast was fine.

But, I have to concur with the negative reviewers' points. We had a child with us and thus went to bed early. It was, however, difficult to sleep with the constant noise downstairs. Like the one reviewer says, for whatever reason, there was frequent banging of doors, and it sounds like the banging is right on top of you. Plus, I unfortunately also have to agree with the one previous point about the owner - she's not going to win any awards for being the warmest of hosts. In Ireland, where almost everyone I've ever encourtered in multiple trips there seems incredibly nice, the lack of warmth was odd indeed.

At the end of the day, if you're not planning on going to bed until late (and thus can hopefully avoid the incessant door banging) and don't care about getting a warm greeting, I guess it's not the worst place in the world to stay, especially given the price. The rooms were clean enough, and it's only a short walk to the center of Ennis.

Stayed July 2007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Forest
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2007

Marie couldn't have been more hospitable and helpful to us during our 2 night stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, a good size and excellent showers. Other niceties like soap and shower gel also provided. An excellent breakfast too. Ennis is a lovely town and Stonehaven B & B is the icing on the cake. If you are heading south from here a good option is to take the ferry which saves a lot of time. Marie recommended this to us and we were very grateful.

  • Liked — Friendliness of owner and cleanliness of rooms
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Edinburgh
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2007

I for one completely disagree with the last post. I stayed at the B&B in the same month and really loved it. The owner Marie, while a little shy couldn't do enough to help us, especially with local info and recommendations for restaurants etc. The whole family, and especially the kids were so friendly, made us feel at home in an Irish family home.

If you stay in hotels you get voices outside your door, buffet breakfasts and nonchalant staff. I didn't hear excessive door slamming I must admit, although Marie mentioned they were putting in new kitchen and apologised for any noise. The work will be finished now no doubt. The lovely front "sitting room" which is available for guests to sit and watch TV, the clean modern rooms with little extras like bottled water, bathroom extras and great shower and the close proximity (5 min walk) to the centre of the bustling market town of Ennis made this a real treat. Ennis has lots of lovely pubs with live Irish music, colourful cafes and restaurants and a lovely river walk. If you want to experience real, wholesome Irish family life, stay at this charming B&B.

Hannah, Edinburgh

  • Liked — Lovely friendly family
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chicago
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2007

We stayed 2 nights at Stonehaven in May 07. I could harp on little details like the bedroom floor being covered in dust bunnies and Marie (the unsocial innkeeper) not bothering to refill our tea station after the first night, but what makes this place absolutely unacceptable is the sound of slamming doors that constantly comes from the first floor. As another reviewer pointed out, these slams come from the private part of the house, not the guests' rooms, and they start at 6:30 am and go on all day until about 11:30. Don't even think you're going to sleep in in the morning or take an afternoon nap. I have no idea what the family is thinking running a B and B. AVOID THIS PLACE!

Stayed May 2007
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Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2006

We stayed in Stone Haven for four nights in June, and it was a very pleasant stay. The triple room, with three single beds, was very nice. The en suite bathroom was small but had a nice sunroof to let in the light. There was some traffic noise from the street out front, but it died down at night sufficiently to sleep soundly.

Marie, our hostess, was quiet but very helpful. She had good breakfasts, and helped us figure out where we were going the next day. She insisted on making early breakfast for us when we had to leave early to catch the Aran Island ferries from Doolin, even though we asked for nothing but toast and tea.

The B&B is about a 10 minute walk from town, but we found it easier to drive into town and find parking (wasn't too difficult). Ennis is a great town, not so large you felt intimidated, but large enough for several good places to shop and eat.

Stayed June 2006
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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2006

We stayed at Stonehaven for 2 nights in June. The reviews posted on here made it sound like a pleasant place, but we were mistaken. The owner, Marie is very blunt and not very accomodating to guests in her house - not a good combination for a B&B owner. The social area is tiny and we never felt welcome in the house. Our room was small. There were several loud slamming doors all night long...not from the other guest rooms, but from the private part of the house! Ennis as a town really has nothing to offer. I would suggest staying in Gallway, Limerick, or Shannon if considering this place. And by the way, this is not approved by the Ireland B&B association (No green clover signs).

Breakfast was good, and the shower pressure was great...the only things saving this place.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bangor, Maine
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128 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2004

My husband and I stayed here for 2 days in June, 2004, and found Stonehaven to be a pleasant small B & B (with 3 second floor rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms) in a private home. The double room and bath were small but adequate, very clean, and nicely furnished--comforatable bed too! Easy walking distance to the main part of town. Our only negative was having the owner call us a cab to go to Shannon; after it arrived, we discovered the fare was much higher than another cab company in town we had checked, and more than we had paid the previous day when returning to Ennis after dropping our car at Shannon. (For those not traveling by car, there are local buses between Shannon and Ennis, and we would certainly recommend Ennis as a nice spot to stay if you are traveling in or out of Shannon.)

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Stonehaven Bed & Breakfast
Address: Stonehaven Kilrush Road, Ennis, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Ennis
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Ranked #16 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Ennis
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Hotel Class:3 star — Stonehaven Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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