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21.02.2015


 

Overnight at Newlands Country House, Kilkenny A review

It's a sign of the times in that a visitor to Kilkenny can not only stay in a five-star B&B, but also have their breakfast cooked to order by a former hotel manager who opened the door of the Shelbourne Hotel to Princess Grace, for just €35pp.Whilst the price is rock bottom, however, Newlands Country House is the opposite.Run by Nicola and Eamonn Murphy, the six-bedroom bolthole is a premium product as B&Bs go, offering afternoon tea on arrival and rooms with country views, free Wi-Fi, mineral water and bath robes.Eamonn is the former hotel manager, having worked not only at the Shelbourne but also the Burlington and the Royal St George Yacht Club. Nicola is the hostess, overseeing the rooms and emailing guests with travel tips.Recently, a visitor thanked her by sending a charm bracelet from Texas. With hotel rates in Kilkenny among the most expensive in Ireland, the result is an attractive alternative, just 10 minutes from the city. A sign of the times, indeed.

Pól Ó Conghaile

 

 


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Honoured to be guests in Newlands, amazed by the relaxed professional hospitality with such attention to details.

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