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“Best B&B I have ever stayed in!”
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Dirreen House
Ranked #91 of 141 Killarney B&B and Inns
Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Best B&B I have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in June with 2 of our friends whilst on a road-trip around Ireland. We stayed in 5 other 4* B&B's during the week with Dirreen House being the best!!

The house is gorgeous and so immaculately maintained - it really is a 'luxury' B&B with cream carpets throughout, fabulous antique furniture & chandeliers along with high quality luxury bedding & throws & even electric blankets!!!
The rooms all had TV's, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries & fluffy bath towels!
There is a lovely lounge for guests to use & well kept gardens to the front & rear too. 

The owner Mary was a lovely lady who couldn't do enough for us, she showed us true hospitality & treated us like a relative. She was really helpful with giving us advice on the area too.
Her Irish breakfasts were faultless & cooked to perfection - can't rate them highly enough! 
The freshly baked scones, fruit loaf & bread were to die for too! Best breakfasts we have ever had! Mary even insisted we took the left over scones with us for afternoon treats whilst we drove the Ring of Kerry! Such a kind lady!

We cannot rate this place highly enough - luxury stay at an exceptionally reasonable price with a real home from home feel! 

Amy, Lee, Luke & Katy from Chester.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this B&B !!! We arrived without reservation and Ms. Mary was very nice and luckily they had rooms available. The bathroom was sparkling new with a wonderful hot shower and an electric heater (this was great and the first electric heater we had seen in a week, the Temperatures were about 4 degree C ) !!!!! In addition, the bed had an electric blanket, which in Ireland is apparently as rare as the Leprechaun ! We had literally been freezing for over a week until we met Ms. Marry! The breakfast was delicious and she treated us very nice and even helped us find a new B&B in our next stop in Cork. This is a perfect place to stay if you want to do the Ring of Kerry, the location is perfect and she will help you with your travel questions if you need advise. We could not recommend this place enough ! You will not be disappointed! :-) have fun in Ireland ! Sean and Dee from Louisiana, U.S.A

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Taunton
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

If you are touring the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle or the Lakes of Killarney then you want good accommodation. Then look no further this is an excellent B&B, with Mary as a wonderful host and the breakfasts were first class. We hope to be back sooner than later, thank you Mary for making our holiday so good.
Bob & Audrey

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

I recently spent 4 nights at the Dirreen House Bed and breakfast. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the room and the atmosphere of the house. Mrs. Casey served wonderful breakfasts and was very friendly and attentive. I found her to be a very pleasant and gracious hostess and would definitely book a room there again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

I read several reviews of B&Bs in Killarney, and ended up choosing the Dirreen House. In retrospect I probably could have found somewhere better. After stopping for directions in the rain, we found the B&B, only to be locked out with no answer at the door. Once we were in and talked to Mary, we found that there was some confusion about our booking. Luckily, the rooms were still available! The rooms were small, and the house smelled slightly of smoke (which I have no tolerance for), however, the beds were comfy and it was clean. We spent the evening in the lounge, which was very warm and cozy. Breakfast was lovely, and Mary served us like a true Grandma - hovering gently, and offering us way more food than we needed. Dirreen House is outside of Killarney, so know that when you book.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Mrs. Casey sincerely cares about the quality of your visit. She will do anything to make your stay more comfortable. Not only do I agree with the recent reviews regarding this property, but I would add that she is a first-rate problem solver after I discovered upon arrival that I had left my handbag behind in a pub several hours away. (Handbag was recovered with all contents!) Mrs. Casey is a kind and lovely lady and getting to know her was an additional plus for our trip.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Having had our reservation by Ryanair changed, we needed a bed for the night. After searching Tripadvisor we came upon Dirreen House - and what a treasure!
Mary is genteel and hospitable. Her home is immaculate and welcoming. The rooms and bathrooms ensuite were clean and comfortable. But best of all was the breakfast. We had an early flight (the only flight) out of Tralee which is just 5-10 mins down the road and Mary was up and ready with the most delicious breakfast. Full Irish breakfast, piping hot with fresh fruit salad instead of grapefruit segments, freshly baked scones and fresh coffee.
All in all a worthwhile stopover, certainly would recommend this either for the one night or for longer. Given the problems with the Irish economy, it wasn't the cheapest but it was certainly worth the money just for the hospitality and the excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Dirreen House
Address: Tralee Road N22, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
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Ranked #91 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dirreen House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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