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“Simply The Best”
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Castlewood House
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Simply The Best”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

My wife and I had for 4nights in this beautiful hotel, and I must say it was the nicest place we have ever stayed in. The rooms are perfection, the decor is so nice Helen has certainly a great flair for interior design. Everything that has been said about the breakfast is true and you won't be disappointed . The girls serving you are the best you would get anywhere. Whilst we were there it was our 52nd.wedding anniversary and Helen discreetly left a box of chocolates in our room what a lovely surprise when we returned that evening after driving around the Peninsula , that just shows you how thoughtful a person she is. Not forgetting Brian he is one of the best as well.!!!.
Thank you Helen&Brian for making our holiday so special. Jerry&Patricia.

Room Tip: I'm sure every room would be just lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Both my husband and I had a weekend free in late February very unusual so we set sail for Dingle on 28th February and booked Castlewood thanks to Trip advisor reviews. Oh wow!!!! We were not disappointed. The smell of daffodils in this clean and welcoming home. Wonderful room with an amazing view of Dingle harbour and walking distance of the town. Decent coffee in beautiful appointed ware. Even with Helen in Hospital after having the couples twins, Brian cooked us one of the most amazing breakfasts that we have ever had. Brilliant. What a disappointment Hotel Europe was the following night... We were sorry we did not stay with the Heatons for a 2nd night BUT we will be back.......very soon.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

having read the reviews we had serious expectations, but no disappointment, spotless, warm and welcoming but not suffocating, location is brilliant, quiet enough for great sleep but only a few minutes walk from all the pubs, restaurants...etc...
breakfast is quite amazing, staff very friendly and efficient.
It is a long time since we had received such understated quality hospitality.

worth every penny.

Room Tip: you might as well decide now to stay more than one night
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed in Dingle for 2 nights and Castlewood House exceeded our expectations. Brian and Helen are wonderful. Brian was very helpful, a great cook and has put together a wonderful home...we were very lucky to have stayed there. We should of stayed longer. Helen is charming and very caring toward her guests despite caring for a family with small children too. A wonderful home, exceptional breakfast, great hosts and just a 10 minute walk to the main part of Dingle..a bonus. Dingle and Castlewood House has become a very special place in all of our travels. It easily deserves a very high rating and we'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

this is a charming hotel which i would have no problem to return there. from hotel staff food etc. if you are planning a trip to dingle soon this is the place to stay full of local travel tips ect, staff only to happle to help

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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New York, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Brian and Helen run a first-class guesthouse. We were supposed to stay one night, then move on to see the Ring of Kerry. After the first day we changed our plans and stayed for three nights. I would have stayed for a full week, but we had appointments that forced us to leave.

We were in Ireland for 2 weeks and the breakfasts at Castlewood were among the best meals we had. I love porridge and theirs was the best I've ever had. The pancakes were a thing of beauty as well. But even though the food was great and the beds were extremely comfortable, the best thing about the guesthouse is the staff. Both Brian and Helen were very welcoming, with either of them taking the time to make sure their guests saw the best of Dingle. All of the servers in the dining room were equally helpful and charming.

I can't recommend the place highly enough. And Dingle was so gorgeous! Next time I'm going to spend a full week in Dingle. Avoid the tour buses in Killarney and see the equally beautiful but more laid-back highlights in Dingle.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Castlewood House exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The accommodation was superb and the breakfast just phenomenal. Special interest and care from the owners made our visit to Dingle even more enjoyable. Highly recommended and we would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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castlewoodhouse, Owner at Castlewood House, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for giving us such positive feedback and lovely kind comments. We do hope that you get to visit us again some time in the future. Regards Helen & Brian
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Additional Information about Castlewood House

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 
Also Known As:
Castlewood House Hotel Dingle
Castlewood Hotel Dingle

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