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Review of Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

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Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Killarney, Ireland
1 review
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“Fantastic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Kenmare bay hotel is just fabulous. The staff are fantastic and they couldn't do enough for you. The food is just amazing anytime we have eaten there it was top notch. We enjoyed our numerous stays there and the food so much we booked our wedding there. We got fantastic service from day 1 Tom and his staff were so helpful with everything no matter how big or small the request. Couldn't say enough good things about kenmare bay visit and see for yourselves

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your recent review
It was great to hear that you enjoyed your wedding with us and all your many stays previous to that. It is such a special day and we were so glad to be apart of it.
I will pass on your compliments to Tom and the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours Sincerely
Andrew Rees
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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essex, uk
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in one of the Kenmare Bay self catering lodges in October. Due to low season, we got a great autumn deal, reduced rate - €249 for 4 nights, so it was excellent value. The lodges are excellent! Spacious, very clean, modern décor, warm, comfortable. We couldn't have asked for more. The living area is open plan, both bedrooms have 6 foot beds with ensuite bathrooms and very comfy bed.

The location is good - 3 minute walk along a quiet footpath to Kenmare, so there is no road noise in the lodges. Nice private garden for each lodge.

The fitness centre is good, well worth a visit - good size pool with sauna & steam room, although it was quite busy with school lessons. The gym has plenty of machines.

Kenmare is a really nice base for exploring Kerry - the hotel / lodges are right on the start of the Ring of Kerry route, and scenic drive to Killarney. Would highly recommend a drive through to Mcgillycuddy Reeks, as the scenery is beautiful.

The town has a number of places to eat, and various pubs, fairly quiet during our stay, although I can imagine it's much busier in high season.

We had a really good stay at Kenmare Bay - we were sorry to leave the comfort of the lodges, would highly recommend. They're a great cross between hotel comfort & self catering.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ponting
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you sincerely for your very king comments about your recent stay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the comfort and privacy of our Luxury Lodges. The hotel is perfect for exploring Kerry and i hope you enjoyed all the wonderful scenery on offer.

I hope that we can welcome you back soon.

Yours Sincerely,
Andrew Rees
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Great place, staff were really helpful and could not do too much for us. Cliona was outstanding in advising in local interests and places to go and bringing the beers. Rooms good too and had a great nights sleep. Would recommend to anyone family's, friends etc..

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Cormac M
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guest,

I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for your lovely review also.
i have passed on your kind comments about our staff also.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Yours Sincerely
Andrew Rees
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Killarney, Ireland
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68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Love this spot. Even though there was a large wedding on, there was plenty of staff and we didn't want for anything. Bar food is excellent, bar services spot on and again the room was spotless. Thanks to all the staff, for another lovely stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rufusbuddy
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for our review and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate your comments about food and service also and will be passing on your kind words.

I hope that we can welcome you back again soon.

Yours Sincerely
Andrew Rees
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cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed to celebrate a family wedding and it was just perfect. We arrived early, but a room was made available immediately by the very friendly and understanding gentleman at reception. He discreetly suggested on seeing our age that we take a room in the east wing as the music from the disco might disturb our night's sleep! (We were the last to leave the dance floor, but his concern was appreciated).
Food was excellent and the breakfast was enough to satisfy even the largest appetite for the rest of the day. The range of fruit, cereals and 'hot options' was as wide as one could wish for and extra tea and toast presented no problems to the friendly staff.
The hotel is just a short distance from the wonderful and colourful town of Kenmare which has a wide variety of shops. the quality and variety of restaurants makes you wish you were staying long enough to sample each one. Pubs have music to suit all tastes and it's about a five minute stroll back to the hotel. The hotel is an excellent base for exploring the magic of the Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula. You will find out at reception where to sample an amazing array of outdoor activities from hill-walking to water-sports....all within an hour of the hotel. If you want to get your exercise without driving the hotel has a first-class gym and pool with all you could ask for in a leisure centre. This hotel is ideal for a wedding or a family break or a couple wanting a break, as quiet and peaceful or as active and challenging as you like.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the wing opposite reception if there is a function on.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nomadCork
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent review
It was great to read you had a wonderful stay and you enjoyed the wedding and all Kenmare has to offer
I will pass on your compliments to my team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
Yours Sincerely
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Cork
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

My sister and I recently took our mother, who is 93 and to the Kenmare Bay Hotel. So very often elderly people can feel invisible but there wasn't a chance of that at the Kenmare Bay. The staff were wonderful and provided excellent service to all of us, but specifically to my mother. The food at dinner was mouth watering and once again the service here was top class. The wheel chair friendly room that I shared with my mother was enormous and very comfortable. The receptionists deserve a day off ! They really were lovely women, warm and friendly and very accommodating. And of course being located in Kenmare town is the icing on the cake.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Paula1415
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review
I'm pleased to read that you and your mum had a lovely stay with us and you enjoyed dinner
I will pass on your compliments to reception and a day off will be arranged
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Yours Sincerely
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We absolutely loved our wedding day solely due to the attention to detail and the fantastic staff at the Kenmare Bay Hotel. We could not have wished for better.

The service and quality provided was second to none. They meet every need and crazy request we asked for. Tom the wedding coordinator had some fantastic ideas and tips to help us along the way, and was on hand all day to ensure everything ran smoothly.

All our guests were delighted with the standard of their rooms, houses and lodges. Everybody still complements the food, especially the Celiac guests who were delighted with the vast range of foods available to them, a rare find. The approachable nature of all the staff made for a very enjoyable weekend. All this with affordable prices made the Kenmare Bay Hotel an easy choice as our wedding venue. All with the added bonus of a leisure centre to relax and a gym for anyone feeling over indulgent or guilty

Trish the resident Beautician ensured myself and the bridal party looked absolutely stunning on the morning, and her calming nature was really appreciated on the day.

The wedding car was an added bonus and Mossy the driver was an absolute joy and I am grateful to him for his reassuring nature.

We have and will happily continue to highly recommend this hotel to other couples and their guests for weddings, holidays, or just a just one night escape.

Mairead and Jonathan Sullivan.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Mairead S
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, 12 November 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review
We pride our selves on getting everything right for your perfect day,
I'm trilled to read that you and your family and friends enjoyed your day
We wish you a happy honeymoon and look forward to welcoming you back
Yours Sincerely
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Property: Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort
Address: Sneem Road, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. Tucked into one of the most picturesque corners of the Wild Atlantic Way, the multi-award winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the ideal retreat for exploring the gems of the Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula, hosting your perfect wedding, or relaxing with friends & family. Situated on the Sneem road, just a few minutes' walk from the charming shops, pubs and gourmet delights of Kenmare Town, the Kenmare Bay Hotel is great place to unwind, with a state-of-the-art leisure centre equipped with pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. Whether you stay in the hotel itself in our standard or superior rooms or in one of our self-catering Luxury Lodges or Holiday Homes, you are assured of exceptional comfort, friendly service from our staff, and a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the one that visitors return to again and again. Once you've stayed here, you'll discover why ... more   less 
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