Dingle Skellig Hotel
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Steer clear of the Dingle Skellig.
If you like nice hotels steer clear of the Dingle Skellig.
The exterior is tired, worn and in need of serious redecoration.
You need a sea view room, the view from the other rooms is over a scruffy field and a few cows. We had to upgrade to get a sea view room so beware.
When you use the the guest lift you are greeted by the laundry room and surrounded by trollies full of dirty linen, not very plesant and probably not very healthy!
Breakfast is grim, a sad buffet and lukewarm food. We had to complain about the bacon not being cooked and the fried eggs being rock hard. Many people were leaving their food. The staff are inexperienced and you may have to wait to get a table.
Dingle is a lovely place and there are many other hotels and guesthouses from which you could enjoy it.
Clean but no sea view
This hotel is ideally situated on the water and within a short walk to the main shopping area of Dingle. From the outside it looks dated but the rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The leisure center is terrific for a family. There is a beautiful indoor pool and game room which our children enjoyed. The pub is good for casual dining and there is a restaurant with a view available for fine dining and breakfast. The complaint is that our room was at the back of the hotel and faced a field of cows. When I asked to be moved to a seaview room I was told by reception that the sea view rooms were outfitted with one double bed and could not accomodate our family of four. I find that difficult to believe, but I had no means to prove otherwise. I was also told that guests who wanted sea view rooms made their requests known "months in advance." What could I say to that? The room we were assigned contained one double bed, one single. My ten year old daughter was provided with a cot. The other observation - although we shopped around on all the travel websites for the best deal, the Irish guests paid far less for their accomodation and many had "package" deals which included dinners and breakfast. The words "overseas guest" were noted on our reservation which gave the impression that we were held to a different standard. Why does it matter where the guests are from? Please note this is the only hotel out of three that we stayed at in Ireland where we encountered Irish families who were interested in meeting us and sharing a drink and conversation. This aspect of the stay was most enjoyable.
We stayed here over the Halloween break and it was fine. Staff are very friendly especially one of the bar staff (can't remember her name). She recognised each time we went in and always brought over fruit and biscuits for the kids while we had our coffees! However a small tip. Friends of ours stayed at Ard na Mara booked on Dream Ireland website, and got a great deal on a fabulous house overlooking the bay and they could use the facilities of the Dingle Skellig Leisure Centre, so if you fancy self catering thats a great option!
Excellent hotel, I could not speak highly enough of this venue. Location, facilities and staff were all delightful. A perfect location for a wedding! Will definetely visit again!
Lovely setting and good location
Stayed 3 night on a package of 3 B&B and 2 dinners for 230EURpp - good value. Food very good, but service could be pretty slow. Nice pool with lap lanes. Seemed very kid friendly. Ten minute walk to town. Good view. Would return.
Felt like a millionaire
i arrived for 2 nights and stayed 4 breath taking from the entrance doors to the spa. thanks for making it all possible in dingle. the no1 hotel and no1 town go so well together. already planing my next trip and 3 to 4 winter bargains.meals were top class and the staff were first class.felt like a millionaire from i arrived till i left. thanks to all the team down there and the boss who put the whole idea together.
Loved the Skelligs Restaurant, the Coastguard
The restaurant in the Skellig, the Coastguard, has the finest seafood we have experienced in all our travels in Ireland. My husband is from Rhode Island and Dad is from Galway so we know good seafood !! Get a seat at the window to look at the gorgeous bay.
One of my favourite hotels
This has to be one of the nicest hotels to stay in. It is a fabulous place to bring children with a brilliant kids club. For adults too though, it has an excellent restaurant, is in a beautiful location, and has excellent leisure facilities and staff are very welcoming and the hotel is very comfortable. All in all I would highly recommend it.
What a grat place to stay. Comfortable, beautiful views, great rooms, and fantastic oversize bathrooms, with big tubs. We had to rooms here, and both were just perfect.
We stayed at the Skellig several years ago. We liked it so much we returned for a second visit. This is real Ireland my friends! The hotel is located in the predominately Irish speaking part of the country. The reception and room conditions were lovely. And a huge friendly dog greeted us upon arrival. If you want to see the wild and unspoiled side of Ireland, then this is the place for you!
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Travel Blogs from Dingle
... We are finding that the enjoyable days now seem to focus on driving around and looking at the country side. You don't have to drive very far to find something to look at. Every now and then you come across a saying that seems to describe where you are in life. Well today at breakfast we found one:
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do then by the things you did. Sail away from the safe harbour. Explore. ...
... grassy meadows. Sheep wander the roadside. The rocks are sheer and jagged and a dark grey color, almost black and pockmarked with moss and fungi.
We arrive in Kenmare just in time for dinner; eating at a pub that's already playing live music: a fiddler and an accordion player. Too soon we leave the music and head for a home, only an hour's drive through more beautiful and iddlyic countryside. Although it doesn't feel like we've had a busy day, we've seen a large chunk of Western ...
... you have to make the most of it when it appears. Mary was right as that was the only day Mr. Sunshine was to make an appearance for the rest of my Ireland experience. After a welcome drink back at the Burlington, we headed back out by bus to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a three course Irish feast followed by a live Irish band featuring unique instruments I'd never seen before. The four piece band were multi-talented and as well as all singing harmoniously, could each ...
... thought it would be bad luck to disturb them—lucky for us.
We stopped along the road at a beautiful overlook and pulled out our salad plates. It was so cold and windy that we decided to have our picnic lunch in the car, but it was no hardship with that kind of view.
The highlight of the loop trail for us was the Great Blasket Centre, which details the lives and writings of the inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, visible from the Centre. The Centre itself is ...
... from 400AD) we r so lucky to be able to see these places, and walk around and explore them.....there are many here in Ireland, And the history behind them is mind boggling..... wandered around the shops, had a drink or two, chatted with the locals, Merv can always find an old character or two.... dinner at one of the many pubs, then at another pub to listen to Traditional music.... Different instruments to what we see at home here, but ...