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“Perfect stay - wouldn't hesitate to recommend”
Review of Castlewood House

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Castlewood House
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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184 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Perfect stay - wouldn't hesitate to recommend”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Came here for a two night stay with my girlfriend for a weekend away. The house is located a short walk from the centre of Dingle. We had a superb stay. The room was spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed. As has been mentioned in several reviews the breakfast was excellent. There is a buffet of various fruit, pastries, cereals, juices etc. Then there is a wide selection of hot dishes to choose from in addition ranging from a full Irish breakfast to omelettes to porridge to pancakes. The staff were all excellent - really helpful with tips. We wanted to do some walking and they provided maps and advice.

If you are going to Dingle definitely stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We visited Castlewood as a first of four stops over ten days and nowhere did we come close to the amenities, service and beauty of the Castlewood. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys exceptional service and extremely hospitable hosts.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

A really great luxury guesthouse with fantastic views of Dingle bay. Owners and staff are extremely friendly and professional. Rooms are extremely luxurious with some lovely little touches. No expense seems to have been spared in decorating the unique rooms (each is different) - from the quality of towels, sheets and furnishings. There is a lovely communal room with great views of the bay. Lots of lovely little touches throughout which makes the place stand out - from the little chocolates in the rooms on arrival to the surprise Easter egg which was left outside our room on Easter Sunday. One of the highlights of this place is the breakfast - it is simply amazing. Definitely the best breakfast we ever had in a hotel. Wonderful choice of hot food from Irish breakfasts to pancakes to porridge. Buffet breakfast items are also great - full of flavour. Overall, I think this place deserves the great reviews it gets. It is not the cheapest but it is great value for the quality of the stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Recently spent 2 nights at the Castlewood House. It was a perfect stay. I would stay there for the breakfast alone, but even without the wonderful morning options I couldn't have asked for more. The House & rooms are well appointed, and the service is attentive and warm.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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hudsonhornet, Owner at Castlewood House, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Hello Liam
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review - we are very grateful and hope to see you again on your next trip to Dingle
Regards Helen & Brian
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

In the middle of a 2 night stay in Castlewood. Rooms are spacious, the service and welcome by the owners and staff alike is spot on. The breakfast is the best I have had in a very long time. Really ticks all the boxes and more. This place is a real find but book well in advance. More Guest houses should take a leaf from Castlewood.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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hudsonhornet, Owner at Castlewood House, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Thank you so much for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we hope that you will come to stay with us again in the not too distant future

Regards Helen & Brian
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Delighted with the very comfortable room, and bathroom with walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath. Enjoyed the wonderful view from our window, and would recommend Castlewood for these amenities alone. However, the breakfasts were the best we have ever had and can truly be described as 'gourmet' - the widest variety of top quality, local ingredients and cooked to perfection. Nice little touches such as candles lit in the porch at dusk, and tea, coffee and cakes set out in the library in the afternoon for guests to help themselves added to the ambience. Add to this that the hotel is just a short walk from such a unique town and beautiful countryside and you have the perfect basis for a great holiday.

I have however deducted one star - we arrived just 10 minutes early for the stated 2 pm check in and our room wasn't ready, which really was not a problem for us. However, we were surprised that we were not offered any refreshments on arrival, nor was it suggested that we wait in the lounge/library, but were advised that we would need to wait for at least an hour after advertised check in time and to avail ourselves of the amenities in Dingle whilst our room was being prepared. I would suggest the management change the advertised check in time to 3.30pm if rooms are not ready until then, or at least offer guests the use of the communal hotel facilities if the staff are running late in servicing the rooms. In addition, the following day our room was not cleaned/serviced until almost 4pm. These may be small niggles, but disappointing, and not in keeping with otherwise high standards offered by the hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Having seen the great reviews on Tripadvisor for Castlewood House we decided to try it for ourselves and spent a two night break there. We were not disappointed - the service would rival a five star hotel (and actually better than many we have have stayed in over the years!) As for the breakfast - well, that was without doubt the best we have had in over 30years of travelling. Helen and Brian were very gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. A definite for anyone thinking of staying in Dingle.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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castlewoodhouse, Owner at Castlewood House, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Brian and I are humbled by your gracious review. Thank you so much.
- Helen
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Property: Castlewood House
Address: Castlewood House The Wood, Dingle, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dingle
Hotel Class:5 star — Castlewood House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our luxurious guest house is located on the shores of Dingle Bay, so it enjoys a fabulous view while just being a five minute walk to the vibrant centre of Dingle town. ... more   less 
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