Travel Blogs from Bantry
... s almost 9pm so cooking was out of the question. He advises me to check my email. A water main pipe has burst and the village of Cloughduv is out of water. The hot water is in a tank which is filled in the morning; but the shower is electric so the cold water runs through that; which explains why the boys could bath in the tub but Dad couldn't turn the shower on. It's been a big day and tomorrow will be an early one so we all go to bed hoping the water will be on by ...
... town in the evening and see what we could find. We checked into our B&B, listened to the little owner Greta talk our ears off, then took to town. We found kitch, and more kitch, and a few normal places. We wandered into a few pubs to hide from the cold, we stepped in doggy doo, we helped some nice Americans who asked us for recommendations (“Where do you girls suggest we go?” “Well there is a lovely pub around the corner with ...
... at 8pm...but we all woke up around 1am and went back to bed around 2am after splitting a benedryl. Needless to say...we slept in until 11am the next morning. Who does that...there first day in IRELAND??
January 26, 2011 Mom's Birthday!
Wake up and plan to take my first Irish shower around noon. 5 minutes into it...conditioner in my hair and lathered in soap...the water shuts off. I forgot to mention that my apartment is extremely energy ...
... a little understanding to us and friendly.
- No tea and coffee making facilities
- No complimentary water
- No little extras (without paying of course) to make us feel a little special
- No bar food after 6pm really annoyed us on the first night we arrived, had to end up going to the brasserie, extremely limited vegetarian choices, waitress was helpful not over friendly.
- Way Overpriced for what we ate
- No courtesy bus into ...
... of course, and so arrived back at the B&B absolutely drenched, really you could say we swam our bikes back. Ri-damn-diculous. Nothing a shower couldn't fix though, so we cleaned up and headed into town for a little nosh. And what can I say about Irish food, they need to be introduced to the spice rack, especially two little important spices called Mr. Salt and Ms. Pepper. Their Shepherd's Pie does not live up to Mom's. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDromcloc House Bantry
We enjoyed tremendously our stay at Dromcloc House in Bantry. While it isn't the most modern or upscale, it has the feel of a well-loved home and the people treated us just like family; Dympna and Johnny, our hosts, and their daughter and grandson who were helping out with breakfasts.
One of our rooms was at the end of the house and had tremendous views of Bantry Bay both from the bedroom and the en suite. Our first evening we took a stroll down to the Bay.
Dromcloc House is on a working dairy farm but just a short drive from the town of Bantry. Signposted on the way is a Mass Rock and Holy Well which are worth exploring if you like that sort of thing.
We are already considering a stay there on our next trip to Ireland.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.