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“Super family stay... :)”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Enfield, County Meath

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frank d
County Donegal, Ireland
1 review
“Super family stay... :)”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Just returned from a 1 week stay in "Iona".Lovely house, very clean with all we needed for a comfortable family break.Also lovely peaceful location.Thanks Trudy for everything!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jul 2014
Thank you Frank and Noreen for your kind comments. It was a delight having you and your lovely children to stay with us. Delighted you enjoyed the week and the weather was kind too!. Hope we may see you again sometime and thanks again. Paddy and Trudy and the "Cats"!
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Paul P
New York
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35 reviews
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“It could not have been better!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was one of the best places we have ever stayed. It was very spacious, restful, well stocked, and about as perfect as one could expect. My family and I highly recommend Iona.

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Liked best: Hominess and restfulness
Liked least: notning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
21 May 2014
Thank you Paul for your kind remarks on "Iona". It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and thank you very much for helping me out before you left. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Regards, Trudy and Paddy McGuinness
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KennyJone...
Portlaoise, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“The CLEANEST and best-kept place we've stayed in yet - plus beautiful gardens and we really relaxed here!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Trudy's place here (Iona) is a wonderful and quaint cottage located in the quiet countryside - our typical mornings consisted of fantastic brewed coffee, nice breezes blowing through the house, the crackle of the wood burning in the stove - and it was great to see the sheep and lambs coming up to the window to graze. The bedrooms are all well-kept and there's EVERYTHING we needed located in the house. Even a small snooker table located in the game room at the far end of the house - along with a nice bathroom and a shower for some privacy. The main double bedroom (with toilet and shower ensuite) has HUGE windows which was great for the morning sun coming in... all the other bedrooms are neat and well-kept - 2 of them even have a sink located in the bedroom (that looks good, not unsightly like we've seen before) so you can brush your teeth there before bed and not even have to go down the hall. The washer and dryer are located conveniently outside - the dishwasher runs quietly and works great! The dishes and pots/pans are numerous - plenty of everything and all very useful - not just a bunch of junk that you'll never use like we've seen before in other places. Trudy has definitely made her Iona rental into a house that we'd like to stay in again! Oh and she's got a computer with internet located in the house so in case you can't bring your laptop/satellite card no worries. Wife loved the HUGE main bathroom - said the tub was by far the cleanest she'd slept in :-) In short - great place for functionality and relaxation - where you want everything taken care of - that's Trudy's place.

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Liked best: the sitting room - the huge windows on 2 walls allowed in so much sun
Liked least: the mattresses weren't the best we've slept on - but we didn't wake up sore or restless
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
28 Apr 2014
Kenny and Annette, delighted you enjoyed your stay at "Iona" and thank you for your kind remarks. Looking forward to seeing you again at "Iona" sometime in the future.

Regards,

Trudy McGuinness
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Co. Kildare
Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
16 Jan 2014
Hi Alan and Karen,

Thank you for your kind review of your stay at "Iona". We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed having you as well. You were very friendly guests and I hope you had a good trip back to Oz. Hopefully we may see you again with us in the future.

All the best to you for 2014 and beyond.

Trudy and Paddy McGuinness
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Buxton Queensland Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
11 Jan 2014
Thank you Duncan for your kind words in respect of your first visit to Ireland and indeed to the Royal County of Meath! It was a pleasure having you all this Christmas, you were dream guests.......very accommodating and satisfied and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope our paths cross at some stage again in the future, in the meantime may we wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Regards, Trudy and Paddy
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