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“Great find in dingle centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Captain's House

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Captain's House
Ranked #45 of 78 Dingle B&B and Inns
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ireland
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71 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Great find in dingle centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Great location right in the centre of dingle beside the Phoenix cinema , I stayed in a self contained mini apartment which was lovely . My own garden attached which would be nice in summer. The host left brown scones and coffee and there is a full self catering kitchen so no rush to get up for breakfast & option to cook during the day as well. Very private

  • Stayed March 2014
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We chose The Captain's House for our first stop walking the Dingle Peninsula and we were not disappointed--for central location, flexibility, comfort, it is a wonderful, welcoming place. You become part of the family, if you like, and we did--Jim was always friendly and helpful, his lively twins, Lyla and Lara, and their jolly, rolly-polly, shaggy dog Bróg.
Jim stocked and restocked the pantry so that it didn't matter that they don't serve a sit-down breakfast--but we found excellent fare for lunch and dinner our on the town. (And don't forget Murphy's Dingle ice cream--also in Killarney.)
We liked the place so much, the warm welcome and the great independence it gave us to eat as we pleased, spread out and get our trekking equipment ready, explore as we pleased, that we stayed another day on our way toward the Kerry Peninsula.
All in all, a great choice to see and enjoy Dingle and environs and know there is a comfy set of rooms and a well-stocked larder to welcome you back.

Room Tip: Either room is fine--you get plenty of space, too.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A two day booking May 20 - 22 (2014) was extended to three due to a thoughtful and well balanced service.
We celebrated a birtday and a couple of extras was performed by Mary and Jim to our absolute delight.
Captains House is ideally located for getting to the restaurants and pubs without any effort. Professional service and friendliness made our stay a memory to keep for life.

Thank You L&L, Mary and Jim

Hakan L

Room Tip: We had selected the "suite" in two floors
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

My huband and I stayed at the Captain's House recently (for 4 nights) and we cannot say enough good about our experience there. Jim and Mary were very welcoming and checked on us often to see if anything was needed. Thier self catering suite was exactly what we needed. The fully equipped kitchen was restocked with fresh goodies every day. We did not feel the pressure of being up to eat breakfast on a schedule and felt more than welcome to come and go as we desired. Mary was a great resource for anything you are looking for in Dingle and the surrounding area. The suite was spotless and included so much more than we expected. There was a bowl of fresh fruit on the table when we arrived and fresh flowers on the coffee table. The location of the Captain's House is perfect as it is close to shopping, restaurants, pubs and marina. The cinema is just within moments of this location. The outdoor patio is a nice touch but weather and our schedule did not permit us to use it. We did not get a chance to use the gas fireplace in the sitting area but it is certainly a plus to the individual that might opt to stay in for the evening. We will be going back to the Captain's House when we visit Ireland again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were worried by some of the negative reviews about this place but instinct told us to choose it anyway and we are SO glad we did. None of the problems listed are in evidence anymore, so whatever was going on, the place is back on track. Jim and Mary were so lovely and gracious, greeting us warmly even though we forgot our e-mail instructions and checked in after hours at their back door! They brushed off our embarrassed apologies and made us feel as if we were friends coming to visit and they were so glad to see us. So do note, even though the address is Mall Street, go to the entrance on Dykegate street.

The apartment was perfect, much nicer than we expected, a sitting room with table for eating, a well-stocked kitchen area with washer/dryer, stove, oven, refrigerator, a bedroom with queen bed and twin. We had everything we needed plus other thoughtful touches, like flowers in the room. Mary showed us around, explained how things worked. The location was great, a few minutes' walk from the harbor and restaurants. We had a great meal the first night at a pub Mary recommended.

In the morning we gorged on brown bread, scones, croissants, cheeses, milk, three kinds of juice, yoghurts in several flavors, the best muesli I've ever had, and helped ourselves to the huge fruit bowl. There was also a container of cereal and plain bread which we didn't try. The second morning, a whole new loaf of different brown bread, more scones and apple pastries instead of croissants. Can you tell we were happy with the breakfast?

We had a great chat with Jim the morning we left. He's had a totally fascinating military career. We would definitely go back and recommend this charming place to anyone.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

2013 was an extremely trying year and we decided to give ourselves a treat and get out of the city for the New Year. The problem, however, was the decision between B & B, hotel or holiday rental. Then we found The Captain’s House self-catering accommodation which had it all. Jim and Mary were great hosts checking us in and giving us all the info we needed on the town and the New Year’s festivities. They also checked on us from time to time over our stay to see that all was well. The first thing that we loved about the property was the location. It’s like having your own apartment in the best possible location to enjoy Dingle Town. Restaurants, shops, cinema, pubs, and the marina are virtually on your doorstep. The suite was spotless and extremely well appointed, warm, cosy and comfortable with two TVs’, (sitting room and bedroom), linens and towels of the highest quality and a great, well equipped kitchen where we cooked a great Blasket Island lamb dinner one evening. The bathroom was posh and bright and had a great bath/shower with plenty of hot water which is something you don’t get in B & B’s. The two additional big pluses which you don’t get in standard self-catering lets were the continental breakfast, (breads, scones, croissants, yogurt, cereal & cheese), which was provided daily and the daily cleaning service. The weather didn’t permit us using the outdoor patio equipped with table, chairs and BBQ but we’ll be back to give that a try when we go back this spring for a week’s stay. I’ve got to stop here but it’s hard stop praising this fantastic property. It’s more than a hotel, more than a B & B, more than a holiday rental; it’s a step into 21st century hospitality in a quaint, listed 19th century property.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

We loved everything about this charming house in Dingle. The location could not be better, right in the centre of the town with all the town has to offer on its doorstep. We had a self catering suite which had a bedroom with comfy beds, bathroom with great shower, fully equipped kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen had a washing machine and dryer – very useful. It was spacious and spotlessly clean. The house is so quaint and full of treasures collected by Jim in his travels as a sea captain. Jim and Mary were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. If your looking for a house that is full of character in the heart of Dingle then this is the house for you, we can’t wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Captain's House
Address: Captain's House The Mall, Dingle, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #45 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Dingle
Number of rooms: 8
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