Fodor's Expert Review The Maltings

Castle St., Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Sheltered beneath the eaves of Birr Castle on a riverbank, this converted cut-stone storehouse—built to store malt for Guinness in 1810—is a good option for families and offers special rates for children. The spacious guest rooms have small windows, country-pine furniture, and simple matching floral drapes and spreads. Soft lighting creates a homey atmosphere, as do the friendly owners, who will point you in the direction of area attractions.

PROS

  • idyllic location
  • attractive rooms
  • great breakfasts

CONS

  • showing signs of wear and tear
  • no dinner available, but there are several restaurants in the area
  • not many frills

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
HistoricalFamily
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 057-912–1345

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms

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