Kenmare Bay Hotel
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... going up the mountain(s), I'm became more and more sure that when Queen Victoria visited Killarney National Park in 1861, as we did today, she did not ride a bicycle up Torc Mountain and Reekeen Mountain! We are off to explore Kenmare for dinner and then straight to bed - we are riding 51kms to Castletownbere tomorrow. It should be flatter ...
... I sign off I have to tell you….. Dorth asked if there was a quilt shop in Dingle. One of the ladies directed us to her sister-in-law’s shop which is just down the road between Castlemaine and Inch. When we told her we had just been there we all laughed. At least we know the left money will be discovered.Dingle is a delightful village. Looking forward to spend a few nights here and touring the peninsula as well as searching out a little family history.
... So we turned around and stopped briefly at the ring fort, noticing that it was a short walk across a field. So we figured we might as well go see it. And we were glad because it was quite fun walking around the fort and on top of it, with not another soul around. Even though it was still raining. The fort was essentially a circular mound of earth about 10 feet high. But there were places you could scramble up on top. The top was just a field of grass and even ...
... did not have the changes. So … we got lost in Limerick trying to find the road to Killarney. Once we realized that N18 became M7, we got off and followed our noses to Limerick. We missed sign posts in the city but finally figured out where we were and where we needed to be. We found the road to Killarney and drove until we came to Adare, a quaint village with thatched cottages, a Trinitarian Abbey (Holy Trinity), an Augustinian Abbey, ...
... rain. Anyways, its sunny now and after having lunch, we wanted to share some pics! Enjoy and talk to you soon!!
The Good Life!!!
Jenn and Mel
Lessons learned so far:
1. It is never too early to smoke a pipe in Ireland
2. Always ask taxi drivers for directions...it's their job and they are good at it.
3. It rains here unrelentlessly.
4. If it's an option, ALWAYS order the mashed potatoes.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Kenmare Bay Hotel
The Bay's the Way
As you'd expect, the accomodation was comfortable, clean and very reasonably priced, the location in the heart of Kerry was excellent but the real asset for the Kenmare Bay are the staff. All the staff I encountered, starting with the manager and going right across the board, were genuinely interested, friendly and helpful (something that I've found is pretty rare in the hotel trade). This creates a relaxed, unfussy atmosphere about the place that makes it easy to feel at home the moment you arrive. A credit to the management and staff. I look forward to returning.
Kenmare is an absolute gem of a place to visit. It offers beautiful scenery, super restaurants, lively nightlife and loads to do. We stayed in the Kenmare Bay hotel and I recommend it highly. The hotel and the rooms were excellent. The staff were extremely polite and professional. I will definitely return soon.
Exactly what we needed ...
The Kenmare Bay Hotel completed all the requirements for a perfect getaway. Service was excellent - the management could not do enough for us to make our stay better. The rooms were clean, the food was great and all this at great value.
Perfect base to check out this beautiful part of Kerry.
Feel good factor 5 stars!
I stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel for a weekend with some members of my family and really enjoyed it. It's an extremely friendly place with smiling and helpful staff, who make the stay a pleasure. The hotel is only about a few minutes stroll from the colourful streets of Kenmare town and makes for an easy return to the nice rooms and a comfortable bed after a night out sampling the local cuisine and famous atmosphere of the Irish pub life.
It is also a good place to be based for taking day excursions and drives around the spectacular Kerry countryside.
I'd recommend this hotel to anyone. For some reason there are no signposts to direct you there, but ask someone when you're in town, as we did and it's very close by.
A nice hotel, with an excellent staff. We arrived late our first evening after a fustrating 24 hours of airports, missing luggage, and rerouted flights. Our room was ready and the very nice staff member at the desk reopened the kitchen and managed to get us several sandwichs and salads without a second thought.
Pleasure to stay in
I recently had a cousin over from the UK to visit and brought her to stay at the Kenmare Bay Hotel for a couple of nights. The rooms were comfortable and the staff excellent. We both were impressed by the service and hospitality we received there. I would definitely recommend the hotel and hope to stay there again on my next visit.
Great value for money
I stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel last weekend and we found it to be a welcoming and a very friendly an relaxing hotel. We had phoned numourous places and the value for money that this hotel offered was exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Kenmare or any part of kerry.
I wrote a note to the management of the Kenmare Bay Hotel in Kenmare, County Kerry to compliment their staff on their most welcoming of service that I've experienced in Irish hospitality for a good while. I felt I had to share my sentiment with other travellers too...
We arrived fairly late, without having booked a room, and check-in and
check-out was flawless. Not even organising us a sandwich tray later that
evening was too much to ask.
Good service nowadays seems to have become the exception to the rule, which shouldn't be the case in a country so dependent on tourism. But when I come across service that leaves a champagne aftertaste in my soul, I have to give a 'pat on the back'.
I can recomment this hotel to each and all.
Having read the review "depressing and costly" about Kenmare Bay Hotel, I was dreading my weekend away in the Hotel. It did look a bit dated from the outside but the interior is nicely decorated. The room was lovely and the bathroom was very clean with a modern shower in the bath.It was the first hotel in Ireland I have stayed in that had a very informative coloured booklet which went through everything you`d need to know from babysitting service to obtaining ice for you room. It also had a list of things to do in the area on a nice day and a rainy day! Free maps where also at reception.At breakfast there was a lovely spread a whole pot of tea/coffee and hot toast was promptly delivered to you table. The staff could not have been nicer very cheery and helpful, insuring you had everthing you wanted. The dinner experience was excatly the same, being a vegan I always have problems in resturants....the waitress asked me what I would like and I got excatly what I asked for. I truely enjoyed my weekend in Kenmare and would have no problem recommending The Kenmare Bay Hotel
Depressing and costly
I stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel last weekend, I was really disappointed by the entire experience. The rooms are small and dingy with horrible décor. The staff were cold and unhelpful. The hotel had just reopened for the summer so that might explain the musty smell in the room.