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“Quality!”
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Shelburne Lodge
Ranked #7 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Quality!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Tom and Moira are friendly and gracious hosts. The house itself is rather grand surrounded by a lovely big garden.
As befitting a grand house the room we stayed in had high ceilings and lots of light.
There is a wonderful library with open fire to relax in.
The breakfast was excellent.
Would return,

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The prior reviewers are right: this place is terrific. We just spent 2 nights here.

Tom and Mara are just so cordial, friendly and helpful. And Mara is a master chef with the morning breakfast, which always features a fresh catch of the day, if you feel like fish. Great pancakes with Mara's family recipe, too.

The interior is just gorgeous, and the rooms have been updated and modernized, no small feat considering the age of the house. We were upstairs in a very large room overlooking the front yard.

It's an easy 10-15 minute walk to town on a sidewalk.

Will stay here again should we ever return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We spent 2 nights here during our 2 week trip around Ireland. The accommodation was lovely, we stayed in the coach house which is outside but very well done. Its a short walk into town which has plenty of shops and pubs. Breakfast is great and definitely one of the best we had Ireland. Our hosts were delightful and made us feel very welcome, we were rather sad to leave. I would certainly recommend Shelburne Lodge in Kenmare.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed one night at Shelburne Lodge and we only wished we had planned to stay longer. The rooms all offer individual charm and are finished to a high standard. We were welcomed warmly on arrival and were treated to freshly brewed tea and coffee and cake! The Lodge is located 500m from the town centre, so it's an easy stroll into the pubs, restaurants, but when at the lodge, you feel like you are in the countryside as the lodge is set back of the street amongst established trees. Breakfast was included in the rate, and the selection on offer is vast - A full irish breakfast, homemade breads, mini pancakes, fresh fruits, cheeses and much more!
Lovely, accommodating hosts! It's very easy to recommend Shelburne Lodge.

Room Tip: Room 6 overlooks the lawn area, with large windows, it is beautifully sunny in the morning.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Medina, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We truly enjoyed our two night stay at the Shelburne Lodge. It is a gracious, historic building, with generously sized, charmingly furnished rooms with en suite bathrooms. The hosts were welcoming and knowledgable about the area, ready with recommendations from restaurants to sights, to the best way to get where you are going. The breakfasts were wonderful, enhanced by fresh herbs from their garden. After a week of touring, the Shelburne Lodge was far and away the best place we stayed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We spent 2 nights and resolved to return to Kenmare and the Shelburne. Tom and Moira have poured their hearts into the restoration of their historic and lovely Lodge. The are delightful and helpful hosts. Tom supplies the history of the house and Moira introduced us to the Kenmare restaurant scene. They are a charming and dynamic duo we are glad to have met.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We were warmly welcomed and advised as to where to eat dinner. The room was lovely. We were able to easily walk into town. Breakfast was delicious and not overwhelming as we could order from a menu.
Highly recommend the Shelburne Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shelburne Lodge

Property: Shelburne Lodge
Address: Killowen Road | Co. Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Shelburne Hotel Kenmare

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