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Review of Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare

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Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare
Ranked #18 of 63 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Neil & Noreen are wonderful hosts. Great location. No problem finding parking out front. Room was very nice and clean. Amenities included a fan and ear plugs for the noise from the street. You select your breakfast time and menu requests before you go to bed. Breakfast was DELICIOUS!!

Room Tip: request a room in the back. pub patrons are very noisy late at night.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Noreen and Neil were wonderful hosts during my stay in Nov. 2013. My room was spacious, well-furnished and spic-n-span clean.


The guesthouse is located near the center of Kenmare, placing you close to all the action.

I will definitely stay with them again the next time I visit Kenmare.

Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Neil & Noreen are the perfect hosts:-) absolutely delicious breakfasts, beautiful and clean guesthouse and great tips for your stay in Kenmare! I stayed there in spring 2013 and I hope to return in 2014... thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Neil and Noreens B&B. My room was plenty spacious for one, and I believe my brother and his friend were happy with their space also. The room was clean and comfortable. We were able to park right out front. Breakfast was a delight, and Neil gave us a great tip on music down the street at the Coachmen. It was the best live music (Michael O'Brien--highly recommend) we heard the entire trip. There was a restaurant on the first floor of the B&B, but it wasn't open when we were there. It didn't matter, as we were in the heart of Kenmare and other places were a short walk. Wish we could have spent more than one night in Kenmare. Nearby Killarney Forest was one of the prettiest drives on our entire trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Felt I was at home. Room was snug and cozy. Bed very comfortable. Nice hair dryer. Breakfast was delicious. The banana pancakes were superb! You get a number of breakfast options to choose from. Liked the coffee. Neil was a wonderful resource for dinner places in the area. Both places we went to, Mulcahys and Charcoal were outstanding. He and Noreen made us feel like family. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed by chance in Kenmare after fleeing Dingle because of the torrential rain and wind. Neil and Noreen were absolutely delightful hosts. They showed us our options for rooms, went over the breakfast menu with us and made recommendations for a place for dinner and entertainment. The rooms were very comfortable and quiet. Beds were very comfy. Neil moved his car so I would have a parking place close by and I obsereved the following morning he helped an older couple get their tire replaced after they had a mishap on Irelands tricky roads.

I will defintely stay there on my next visit to Kenmare.

Room Tip: This was a great location, everything was within walking distance.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, VA
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

With another couple, we stayed two nights at Virginia's Guesthouse as we were seeing the sights in the Kenmare area. The host was amiable and offered helpful suggestions for things to do nearby, especially pubs and restaurants. The town of Kenmare is a joy (signs up announcing it had recently been voted one of the "tidiest towns in Ireland")...there's plenty of local history, and it's near Killarney National Park, with all it has to offer. Our room was comfortable and quiet at night, but as we were directly across from the kitchen, preparations for breakfast awakened us early. Not a big deal for us, as we are early risers, but asking for a room away from the kitchen might be in order if you tend to sleep in. The proprietor has a nice arrangement for breakfast. You pick your menu and seating time the night before. We were very pleased with all of our menu selections. The owner must have some chef training, because everything was well prepared and very nicely presented.

Room Tip: Try to be on the third floor. That way the early noise of food prep in the kitchen won't bother...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare
Address: 36 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the prestigious Georgina Campbell's "Hosts of the Year" award in 2011, Virginia's Guesthouse is a friendly, small, unpretentious, family-run guesthouse in the town centre of Kenmare. When you stay at Virginia's, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a clean, comfortable en-suite room and a lovely varied breakfast menu featuring organic local produce, freshly baked breads and home-produced recipes. Virginia's is proud to be recommended by Rick Steves, The Lonely Planet, Alistair Sawday, The Good Hotel Guide, Guide De Routard, Pauline Frommers, Ireland for Dummies, By The Water's Edge, Georgina Campbell's Guide to Ireland & The Rough Guide. ... more   less 
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