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“A storybook stay in Kenmare”
The Old Dressmaker's Cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kenmare, County Kerry

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Liz S
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A storybook stay in Kenmare”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
3
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Kathleen had a fire lit when we arrived on a terribly blustery day. A warm welcome indeed. The cottage was equipped with all the necessities needed for our stay. Comfortable bed and living room furniture. The highlight of our days were coming home with some irish cheese, bread and wine, lighting a fire and settling in for the night.
Kenmare is a delightful TidyTown Winner with lots to offer. We drove the Ring Of Kerry and the most dramatic Beara Peninsula . No car days were in order after all that driving which gave us plenty of time to enjoy Kenmare. Went to Jam for our nightly dessert, went to The Atlantic Bar to bore poor Marion with our adventures of the day (God bless her). Even went out for Chinese food at the Phoenix. Thank you Kathleen for sharing your home with us.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NHeditors
Charlestown, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Well-Stocked”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
5
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We loved our stay at the Old Dressmaker's Cottage. We have rented many self-catering places in Ireland in the past, and often have to buy small necessities like bathroom tissue, salt and pepper, teabags, etc--but not here. The kitchen was well-stocked and functional. There was plenty of wood for the fireplace--they even delivered more without our requesting it! Everything was clean. And the location can't be beat--a block or so off the main street, with cafes, pubs, and shops of all kinds right at your fingertips. There's even a Chinese restaurant just down the street. I traveled with my husband and a friend, and we were pleased to have an en-suite bathroom as well as a second bath right outside the door of the second bedroom. This is a great find! But do double check if you need Internet access. We didn't have it and had to go to the Cafe Mocha (around the corner) to check emails. This wasn't really a hardship, as the cafe had wonderful sandwiches and sweets.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: no internet
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Nov 2013
Thanks for the review. Sorry about the internet but someone must have taken the sim card from the mobile broadband. I never used it myself but people that stayed there said it was good. Regards Kathleen
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lozza90
brisbane
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great little find, perfect location”
Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
3
people found this review helpful

This is a perfect little cottage in a fantastic location literally, a dozen steps around the corner from the village centre. The area is very quiet. We found Kenmare a beautiful village and a great place to stay to tour around the south east. It is at the very beginning of the Ring of Kerry. The cottage is roomy and big enough for 4 adults (there were 3 of us). They have added a bathroom to the main bedroom. The rooms a large with plenty of room for suitcases but we didn't take them up the stairs. Kitchen is very large and accommodating. There is a washer and supposed dryer (it is an airer not dryer) for your use. We found the experience to be a good one. Kathleen was very welcoming and helpful. The neighbours are very helpful as well.

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Liked best: Location - perfect
Liked least: Second bathroom needs some work.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Liked best: Host and Location
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Reviewed 9 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Chipping, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
3
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Liked best: Loved it all
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 29 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
4
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: I loved the home - it was so cosy and comfortable!
Liked least: No internet access - but it was fine to disconnect for a while!
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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