Reviews

Robin

Star Rating: 5

i echo what others have shared. I too chose to stay here on our last night in Dublin because of proximity to airport. It turned out to be one of best places we stayed in Ireland! Our every need was anticipated and we received great advice on last travel details at airport that saved us potential aggravation.

Jennifer and Joe

Star Rating: 5

This was our first B & B experience on our trip to Ireland, and didn’t disappoint! Even though we arrived later than expected our hosts were ready to meet us, helped with our luggage, and got our breakfast order right away. They were extremely welcoming and accommodating and made us feel right at home! The room was very modern, comfortable, and spotless. There are a lot of pubs and restaurants within short walking distance.

Lisa

Star Rating: 5

This was the last stop on our trip to Ireland. We chose this place because of its close distance to the airport (5-10 minute drive). What we got was so much more! Bernadette was so kind & welcoming, even though we inconvenienced her with our late arrival!! Breakfast was delicious, comfortable beds, clean room. If I ever get back to Ireland, this will definitely be on my list of places to stay.

Michael Katz

Star Rating: 5

Great B&B. Hosts were very accommodating and the rooms were very high quality. Location close to the airport was perfect. I would definitely stay here again.

Celine and Tom

Star Rating: 5

Beautiful B&B, clean, comfortable, and great location. Just sad it was our last night in Ireland. Definitely will stay again on our next trip to Ireland!

Del and Mike Keppel

Star Rating: 5

Bernadette was such a gracious hostess. She was very helpful with directions and recommendations. The rooms were lovely and breakfast was great. Definitely a place to revisit.

Alibia de Vente

Star Rating: 5

This place was fantastic. I wish we only stayed another night. So easy for the airport, fill up and food. The owners were so very helpful. You could not ask for better hosts of Irish hospitality.

Lukas Gilmore

Star Rating: 5

House was very clean and nice. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Host, Bernadette, was very welcoming and helpful. Unfortunately, our flight was so early the next day that we were not able to enjoy breakfast the following day, however, Bernadette was kind enough to prepare us a nice assortment of breakfast foods to-go. The B&B is walking distance to alot of restaurants in Swords (try Essence Bistro, delicious!) which is very convenient. Overall a wonderful experience to end our vacation in Ireland.

Lori Johnston

Star Rating: 5

Enjoyed our stay. Location was exceptional. Very clean and comfortable room and the beds were also very comfortable. Best pancakes ever Our hosts were extremely helpful in suggesting restaurants, sightseeing and other requests that we had.

Joan Francois

Star Rating: 5

The hosts were very gracious and friendly and the accommodations were excellent and the breakfast was elegant and delicious. The location is great for walking in Swords and easy access to the airport

Barbara

Star Rating: 5

Abbeyglen Cottage was a lovely BB with beautiful, newly renovated rooms or so they looked and the owners were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Breakfast was excellent. It is very convenient to the Dublin Airport and walking distance to restaurants in Swords. I would highly recommend it.

Mark & Kristi Stewart

Star Rating: 5

The hosts were very welcoming. They gave great pub suggestions and directions to the bus stops. The best advice was extra car rental return time and directions there The room was very modern with a well appointed bathroom. Food was very delicious. Highly recommend staying here for easy airport access.

Jim Brady & Jane Graham

Star Rating: 5

This BB is the perfect location to enjoy Swords on foot. Our host Bernadette had great local information that she was glad to share. The room was fantastic and meticulous Even the breakfast the next morning was incredible The pancakes were off the map delicious They pay attention to every little detail. Relaxing and enjoyable and only minutes to the airport the next morning. Thank you so much

Christine & Neil Henderson

Star Rating: 5

When we arrived we were greeted by warm and friendly smiles from Bernadette and Andrew. The BB was neat and clean. The morning breakfast was 5 star and well presented. Bernadette was more than helping with instructions on how to utilize the public transportation to head into Dublin. Our room was impeccably clean and the shower was modern and a joy. They were located within minutes to the airport. Both Andrew and Bernadette were lovely.

Kimme Duffy

Star Rating: 5

The operators of the BB are the best Very helpful, accommodating and just great Room was wonderful, food beyond excellent and the area very nice.

Patrice Mavricos

Star Rating: 5

Abbeyglen is a charming BB in Swords, just a 5 minute drive to the Dublin airport. Our hosts, Andrew and Bernadette were lovely and welcoming, providing us with suggestions for restaurants and sights to see. Breakfast was beautifully presented and delicious. The room was well appointed and immaculate, with a brand new en suite that included a towel warming rack. We had a lovely stay and would love to stay here again next time we are in Ireland.

Michael Mole

Star Rating: 5

This was one of the most beautifull places we were fortunate enough to stay. The host was wonderfull and helpful in every way. If you want a great place to stay this is it.

Johanne Gaudreault

Star Rating: 5

Great B B, hosts very kind and accomodant. Rooms very confortable, very good breakfast.

Joyce Fox

Star Rating: 5

This was a wonderful place to spend our last night in Ireland. The hosts were so helpful and informative as to finding things to do and how to efficiently get to the airport.. Rooms were well furnished and comfortable. The breakfast menu was amazing. I would definitely stay here again

Coreen Cammarano

Star Rating: 5

We had a lovely stay. The beds were very comfortable. Our host was very nice, accommodating. Breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend for anyones trip. The location is EXCELLENT.

Spencer

Star Rating: 5

Abbeyglen is a very nice B and B, with small but nicely furnished rooms that even included towel warmers in the bathrooms. Bernadette and Andrew were very welcoming and helpful. This B and B is located close to a stop for an express bus to Dublin, approximately a 20 minute ride. Bernadette gave us a map of Dublin and explained in great detail how and where to catch buses to Dublin and for the return to Abbeyglen Cottage. Breakfast–which included fresh fruit, yogart, homemade bread and cookies, and a prepared to order cheese omelette–was excellent and was presented with elegance. This B and B was a 5 star experience. Thank you Bernadette and Andrew for an enjoyable stay.

Jan T

Star Rating: 5

After driving around Ireland for two weeks, we spent our last night at the best BB. Due to an early flight we missed breakfast, but a tray was left in our room the evening before so we wouldnt leave hungry. The room was large and clean. The bathroom looked new with beautiful tile and lush towels. The hosts were very gracious and we were welcomed with juice and bakery when we arrived. We highly recommend Abbeyglen Cottage.

Teresa

Star Rating: 5

Very very clean Gracious owners, very helpful and willing to make our stay more pleasant.

Robert & Janice Scanlon

Star Rating: 5

As previous BB owners, we often find ourselves analyzing a BB experience perhaps a bit more critically than the average guest. We both were very impressed with the overall quality of Abbeyglen Cottage. The house is meticulously maintained. The rooms are large, squeaky-clean, quiet and comfortable. Bernadette is passionate about serving her guests and a wealth of knowledge. Its a 5-minute walk into the town with a multitude of shopping modern mall to quaint shops. The nearby castle and old parish are well worth the short walk. Andrew welcomed us with an elegant afternoon tea. Unfortunately, an early international flight meant we would miss his legendary culinary skills, but they brought an abundant tray to our room of fresh OJ and fruit, bagels and pastries, way more than we could eat, but all was cellophane wrapped so we could take it with us, The location is a huge plus. Access to flying into or out of Dublin airport is a snap, saving the stressful and often gawd-awful early departure drive from Dublin to the airport E27 taxi Dublin to Swords. Bus service is cheaper, with a stop just yards from the front door. Bernadette arranged an airport taxi for us,which arrived early and was a quick, about 5-minute, flawless drive to our terminal for E10. In the end, the decision to stay in Swords was a good one. Rooms were great and much less than staying in Dublin. Our only regret is that we did not schedule spending more time there. The town is very interesting and a worthy destination all on its own.

Amanda

Star Rating: 5

This was the best B B we stayed at during our trip to Ireland It was very nice, clean, and Bernadette was so warm and helpful. There is a convenient bus to the city center. I highly recommend Abbeyglen Cottage

Beth Fox

Star Rating: 5

Andrew Bernadette are perfectly suited to own a BB – very friendly people who provide great accommodation and information to their guests. We booked Abbeyglen for one night due to its proximity to the airport but will return for a longer stay next time to explore the area. Andrew greeted us and showed us to our room. He gave us excellent recommendations for dinner options within walking distance. Since we had to leave before breakfast service for our flight, they brought bagels, juice cookies during the evening. If you need an adapter plug for electronics, they will lend you one. A nice touch for me was the towel warmer in the bathroom – it was chilly for this Florida girl The room bathroom were spotless and perfectly located. I will definitely stay again.

Amie

Star Rating: 5

The accommodations were lovely and comforting. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home. They left a lasting impression.

Stephanie Faulkner

Star Rating: 5

Bernadette at Abbeyglen Cottage is an amazing hostess She told us all about Swords, gave us wonderful suggestions for dinner and prepared a “to go” breakfast for us because we had to be at the airport so early the next morning. The inn is only 5 or so minutes from the airport so it is a perfect stop for your last night in Ireland.

James Minnig

Star Rating: 5

Bernadette Andrew have a lovely, immaculate BB. They are gracious and welcoming and ready to assist with any questions we had and some we hadnt thought about. Because of early departure they prepared a breakfast to go for us. The location is very convenient to the airport and within walking distance of eating places.

Gassmann

Star Rating: 5

A very beautiful place to stay and warmly welcoming people We highly recommend this BB.

Leah

Star Rating: 5

We had one night at Abbeyglen in mid-April. If we had been staying in the same area for longer, we definitely would have stayed here Bernadette and Andrew are lovely hosts – so warm and friendly. We loved talking with Bernadette, and her homemade full Irish breakfast was truly the best we had during our 8 nights in Ireland The room was pristine and comfortable. We had a wonderful nights rest at Abbeyglen. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it Thank you for such a wonderful time, Bernadette and Andrew

 

Dan Strawbridge

Star Rating: 5

This was our last BB of our trip and what a delight. The hosts were very informative, the walk to the restaurant very pleasant, the rooms were so clean and cared for- BUT- the food was the best We had four in our party and everyone had something different to eat. We all very much enjoyed the company of the hosts and the fabulous breakfast. We will definitely recommend and stay here again.

 

Dustin Jana

Star Rating: 5

wonderful wonderful wonderful… thanks a million for the fabulous stay for the great breakfast and everything thank you very much

 

david kiser

Star Rating: 5

We stayed at Abbeyglen Cottage along with our two adult sons on our last night in Ireland. The accommodations were top notch and beautiful We were given great advise for dinner at a local pub within walking distance, were fed a delicious breakfast, and were given perfect directions to the airport, which was only a few minutes away. Definately a wonderful place stay

 

Mariellen Curtis

Star Rating: 5

I hesitate to provide all of the details of this gem of a BB as I would like to keep it as my own travel secret. Bernadette and Andrews attention to detail and anticipation of a travelers needs make Abbeyglen Cottage the best BB experience we could possibly want on departure from Ireland. From providing guidance on the front door key, to navigation techniques for the satellite t.v., to honest recommendations for a quiet dinner, Abbeyglen Cottage was simply outstanding.

 

jan rogers

Star Rating: 5

Lovely decor, friendly people, free parking, close to the airport and bars just around the corner, what more could you want.

 

Lisa LoVullo

Star Rating: 5

A beautiful home. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or friendly. Easy access to Dublin on express bus.

 

dolores bramer

Star Rating: 5

best BB i ever used excellent assistance, service and information. detailed tour of how things work in the room etc… if 5 is the highest rating, then i give a 5. db

 

Lynn Smith

Star Rating: 5

What a great way to end our vacation in Ireland. This B B was the best of the 8 days spent in Ireland The house was warm and welcoming as were the host and hostess. Both were very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions for dinner as well as precise and very accurate directions to get to the rental car return the next morning. The breakfast was awesome. I would recommend this BB as a definite must if you are spending any time in the Dublin area. It is close to downtown and only minutes from the airport.

 

Alissa

Star Rating: 5

My husband and I were looking for a bed and breakfast close to the airport at the end of our trip and were so thrilled with finding Abbyglen. It was immaculant, updated and modern, and very comfortable. We were able to walk to a lovely pub for dinner and the airport was only a 5-10 minute drive away. Bernadette was so welcoming and our breakfast was perfect. I would highly recommend Abbyglen and look forward to staying there again on a future trip

 

Marge Alden

Star Rating: 5

Our stay at Abbeyglen cottages was so wonderful we booked again. It is a lovely place. Our room was great and the bed comfortable but most of all our hosts, Andrew and Bernadette were awesome. Our breakfasts were beaufifully presented and a fantastic culinary experience. I would highly recommend Abbeyglen Cottages to anyone traveling in the area. It is easy to find and on a bus route to Dublin so you dont have to drive in the busy city. It has off street parking and walking distance from downtown Swords. Youll love it. We did. Marge Alden

 

Angela

Star Rating: 5

This was by far the best BB we stayed in. It was comfortable, breakfast wad fantastic and we could not have asked for a better host and hostess. They were so helpful, not only by accommodating our needs but giving us explicit bus information and relevent and wonderful information on Dublin. They made our visit to Dublin amazing. I dont know why they are not a higher star rating because they should be, they deserve it.

 

DeanH

Star Rating: 5

We ended our week long trip with two nights at Abbeyglen. Swords is a great town and the Express bus into Dublin was ideal. The hosts were fantastic as were the rooms and breakfast. A short walk to a number of great restaurants and shopping. Well definitely stay here again.

 

Rita Jim Nolting

Star Rating: 5

Great BB. Best of our trip. The hostess was very informative and helpful. It is also a good location to catch a direct bus to Dublin.

 

Terry Rynhart

Star Rating: 5

This is the best B B of all I cant express just how great a stay was that we had. It was only for one night; but it was unforgettable. Bernadette the hostess was super. She assisted us even after we had gone by giving us road directions to the airport when an accident closed our primary route. She and her husband are GREAT

 

Anthony

Star Rating: 5

The Abbeyglen Cottage in Swords was the nicest BB we stayed in during our entire trip. Bernadette was the nicest person we met, extremely informative, and she and her family make a killer breakfast. This BB is a must visit

 

Barbara Green

Star Rating: 5

Very comfortable and a great breakfast served prior to going to the airport.

 

Jose Nieves

Star Rating: 5

Well situated. really nice and helpy owners. Lovely breakfast. One of the best BB weve been. Well go back.

 

Jayne and Sean Kearns

Star Rating: 5

Beautiful home. Lovely formal breakfast in the morning cooked to order. Owners went out of their way to make us feel at home. Helped us with maps, bus schedules to get us into Dublin. BB was walking distance to restaurants. Since this was our sons first visit to Ireland, Abbeyglen Cottage was a wonderful example of the Irish warm hospitality.

 

John McGee

Star Rating: 5

We stayed in a clean and well appointed room with modern shower, TV and wifi. Bernadette, the host is warm and friendly and made sure we had a healthy breakfast to go since we had an early AM flight. i would recommend Abbeyglen because of its proximitiy to Dublin airport and easy access by bus to Dublin City.

 

Robert Kennington

Star Rating: 5

We had the warmest welcome from Bernadette and her husband in all of our stays in Ireland. WE received info re airport and a hot cup of tea. To ensure we got to the airport in time in the morning we were treated to an early breakfast that was wonderful. It was a great ending to our two week stay in Ireland.

 

Ann Lloyd Gardiner

Star Rating: 5

Bernadette Andrew were wonderful people. Very helpful to us in giving directions on how to return our rental car and getting the bus information for us to travel into Dublin. Bernadette made us a lovely breakfast tray because we had to leave so early in order to get to the airport. Warm and friendly people and beautiful rooms.

 

Dave Catherine Kreiger

Star Rating: 5

Wonderful BB. Very comfortable with incredibly delicious breakfasts. Our hosts were gracious and couldnt do enough for us. Iti is a 5***** BB in our book

 

Miriam Nielsen

Star Rating: 5

We had prebooked, and felt so welcomed Everything was so nice; our hosts, the wellfurnished and “spacy” rooms, the bathroom, the welcome-afternoon- tea and breakfast. We stayed for 2 nights and will return if we have the possibility Our hosts gave us very clear and valuable tips how to get into Dublin City by bus and gave suggestions about restaurants and bars, which we had asked them. They also recommended some places to visit in Dublin City, very good advice. We really appreciated our stay at Abbyglen cottage and recommend a stay there The bus-stop is just next to the house, but the area is calm. Abbyglen is situated in a perfect distance from Dublin Airport also

 

Rosemary Steane

Star Rating: 5

For the final night of our holiday in Ireland, we were looking for a BB that would be handy for a morning flight from Dublin Airport. We chose ABBYGLEN BB. It was a perfect choice. Bernadette and her husband are very professional and friendly hosts. The rooms are clean, roomy and thoughtfully prepared. The breakfast is very tasty and well presented. I am happy to recommend this BB.

 

Bas van Aken and Marije Magre

Star Rating: 5

By far the best accomodation we had during our 9 days trip through Ireland. Our luggage was carried away for us and we got tips for things to see in Dublin and the best way to get there. The hostess was very helpfull and kind. It looked liked an very exclusive hotel room. A 5+ rating

 

deb

Star Rating: 5

Not only a perfect place to stay the night before an early morning flight but very reasonable, new and very upscale with the nicest owner you could ask for. She left fruit and rolls etc for us to take with us to the airport. We walked to a place for dinner which she recommended as well. Could not recommend this b b more highly

 

Brigitte Gugel

Star Rating: 5

the room and the breakfast were perfect highly recommended the best accommodation and the best breakfast during our whole vacation

 

Tom White

Star Rating: 5

Excellent, Very pleasant and comfortable. Within minutes to the airport.Breakfast was very good and restaurants were within a few blocks walking distance.

 

Eva Lobel

Star Rating: 5

Definitey 5 star accommodations Perfect for first last night of your stay. Super close to the airport. Hostess was very friendly and even made us a “to go” breakfast because we had to leave very early in the morning to catch our flight.

 

Elizabeth McGovern

Star Rating: 5

Great BB Restaurants and shopping within walking distance plus very short drive into Dublin. All rooms are on the first floor, so luggage is easy to take in and out. Good size rooms, comfy big bed plus everything is brand new and really nice. Breakfast was REALLY good We stayed at four other BBs on our trip and there breakfast was the best.

 

Lynne

Star Rating: 5

Abbleyglen Cottage is in a great location. It is extremely clean and attractive. The hosts are warm and welcoming and it is obvious that their priority is to make their guests comfortable. Bernadette took the time to carefully explain everything we needed to know and more which helped us to enjoy our stay. As we were leaving early in the morning for the airport she was kind enough to prepare a fabulous breakfast tray for us.

 

Hazel John Scott

Star Rating: 5

A terrific bed and breakfast The rooms were updated and clean. The breakfast was delicious, and beyond what we expected. The hosts were not only warm and friendly, but so very helpful and accommodating . It made our experience in Dublin so much more memorable.

 

Judith D. Miller

Star Rating: 5

Four of us, sisters and cousins who share an Irish grandmother, spent four nights at Abbeyglen. We found the accomodation and the location outstanding. Bernadette and her husband have created a wellcoming atmosphere in their beautifully appointed breakfast roomm. The breakfasts were almost elegant: yogurt served in a champagne glass, served on a beautiful table was the starter. Everything served was just a little special and beautifully prepared. The rooms were comfortable, and the Belkeblas were helpful in giving us travel tips in the area. While we stayed here, I noticed that many people, having chosen the location in Swords for its adjacency to Dublin Airport, arrived late in the afternoon and left very early the next morning. While Im sure this met their needs, I felt that they were missing out on a lot. Bernadette served them what looked like a lovely breakfast tray in their room no matter how early they left, but that meant that they missed her very special breakfast. In fact, we found Swords to be an excellent central location for our activities. First of all, the town itself is full of a variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops. Second, the Valley of the Kings, Newgrange and Boyne, are within easy driving distance, about 25 minutes. Newgrange is one of the wonders of the world, and not to be missed, rivaling Stonehenge and the Pyramids. And finally, you can pick up an express bus in to the heart of Dublin within a block or two of Abbeyglen, having all of the advantages of time in Dublin without the expense of a Dublin hotel. In sum, I would stay again at Abbeyglen in a heartbeat — and I would make sure that I stayed several days to enjoy the entire experience that Abbeyglen and the Swords area offer.

 

vmclennan

Star Rating: 5

Great place to stay – wonderful hosts that greeted us upon arrival with a cup of tea and goodies and made our short stay very comfortable. The room was very nice and the shower was the best one we experienced during our whole Ireland adventure.

 

Merilyn Michael

Star Rating: 5

This stay was great. Very elegant. Nice appointments, great hosts. Abbeyglen was one of our nicest accommodations anywhere on our trip.

 

Dave Nicole Guidara

Star Rating: 5

This was our first experince at an Ireland B B and what a wonderful first impression. We stayed at several other B Bs throught Ireland during our trip and this by far was the best. Very clean, the best full Irish breakfast, and the host went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. They even helped celebrate my birthday. I recommended this B B to my co-workers at US Airways.

 

Gilbert and Vera Byers

Star Rating: 5

What a wonderful warm Irish wecome Can think of nothing but exceptional to describe our stay. Our plane got in early and though rooms wernt yet available we were given tea and goodies on our arrival, a place to unload our luggage and ideas for areas nearby to explore before an early bedtime. The place was spotless. The breakfast was perfect and best of all we were made feel so very welcome it was a wonderful way to start our visit to Ireland

 

lankhaar

Star Rating: 5

The BB was excellent, very nice room, delicious breakfast and very good advice for Dublin

 

Amanda Donohue

Star Rating: 5

Wonderful greeting. Best we had on the entire trip. Very clean and made us feel very welcome. We could tell the owners love what they do.

 

Judith Wiebe

Star Rating: 5

Our stay at Abbeyglen Cottage was delightful Bernadette and her husband went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They even had maps available for Dublin and other sites we wanted to see.

 

VALENTIN

Star Rating: 5

The room, people and the breakfast was fabulous

 

Cornelia Haberland

Star Rating: 5

It was our second stay in Abbeyglen Cottage.We had a very warm welcome and an “hello again, nice to have you”.To relax Bernadette served some cookoies and coffee. The house and the rooms are really lovely and comfortable. And the breakfast was served with love and heartShe has 4 stars, but we give her 5 and come back again the next stay in ireland Thanks very much

 

David Truman

Star Rating: 5

Very close to the Dublin airport, but within the town of Swords which has a number of restaurants and facilities. The hostess is super-friendly, served us refreshments and chatted when we arrived. The rooms are 100 modern, with very nice bathrooms and excellent beds. Breakfast choice is also very good. Even has satellite TV

 

Uwe

Star Rating: 5

Really nice BB with a warm welcome.

 

Chuck Flagg

Star Rating: 5

Abbeyglen Cottage was very excellent. The hosts were wonderful and helpful and genuinely interested in giving us a fantastic stay. The room was top notch, the dining areas were elegant and inviting. The food was excellent and served with much care. The best way to end our journey in Ireland. I had picked it for its rating and distance to the airport for a simpler departure. Because of them I will recommend them to anyone planning a trip to Ireland.

 

meaghan

Star Rating: 5

Beautiful place. Clean, updated and very hospitable. Close to great restaurants and shopping Walking distance to everything. Highly recommended.