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Overview of Townsend House Guest House

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Outdoor Dining
Flat-screen TV
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board
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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBirr Castle11 min walk
    Popular LocationLeap Castle16 min drive
    Popular LocationLough Boora Parklands17 min drive

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About this area

Birr

Located in Birr, Townsend House Guest House is in the mountains and near the boardwalk. Leap Castle and Bernard's Pyramid are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lough Derg and Slieve Bloom.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Birr Castle - 11 min walk
  • Leap Castle - 16 min drive
  • Lough Boora Parklands - 17 min drive
  • Ballaghmore Castle - 21 min drive
  • Portumna Golf Club - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Roscrea Station - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Townsend House Tapas – Restaurant with a bar. Open on select days.

About this property

Townsend House Guest House

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free guesthouse has a bar/lounge and a meeting room. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 10 rooms boast private spa tubs and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, Egyptian cotton sheets, and coffee makers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 7:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 8:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private spa tub

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
4.1
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5 - Excellent
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4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
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Super Host
Fabulous house with a brilliant host.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

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We liked that it was in a good central location for our plans. We were disappointed that even after talking direct to the owner requesting a Gluten Free breakfast that this was not available and that although we arrived slightly late to breakfast all the bacon had been eaten. We found the stairs extremely dirty and rooms dusty.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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The attentiveness of the staff was second to none.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Had a fantastic 4 night stay at Townsend House. The guesthouse is superb and in a great location, close to the town. Martin and Lorraine were brilliant hosts, they couldn’t do enough for us. The accommodation was spotless, with lovely decor and a comfortable bed. Highly recommended.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019
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