For those of you that do not like to read long reviews, I am going to try quickly sum up my experience at the Blooming Wildflower Cottage B&B. Excuse the choppy subjects. The room was very small and cluttered with needless furniture and trinkets. There was no appropriate room to place our suitcases and access them for wardrobe changes. The bed was horrible and felt very much like a floppy sagging sling. Beware of allergies- there was a heavy down comforter (in June) and a roaming cat inside the B&B. I suffer allergies and definitely felt them kicking in when I laid down to sleep, albeit mildly. There were traces of the cat of hair on the bedding inside our room. We had virtually no privacy as we were interrupted by other guests sharing the B&B. These interruptions were both while we were inside our room and outside, night and day. The proprietors also interrupted our stay on a couple of occasions including banging on floor (our ceiling) and the door to our room while one females was there alone and trying to shower. How awkward and uncomfortable! The bathroom was cluttered with unnecessary furniture, was very dim, and not quite clean. I can only describe it as MUNG that was coating the vent fan on the ceiling and dingy bathroom corners. The patio out back left a nice view but was difficult to traverse in the dark when we returned from dinner. It was also hard to enjoy the view since the deck was also cluttered with items and not well cleaned. The patio door onto the deck would not unlock to air out the room when it got a bit warm. And the deck was not private with other guests also using it. Parking was off street and inconvenient for loading and unloading personal belongings. The entrance to our room was difficult to access because we had to lift our luggage up (instead of rolling it) and walk down a 100ft grassy alleyway, through a narrow gate and up a couple of stairs. After dark, this alley was unlit, unsafe, and just plain creepy. Lastly- they were supposed to accept credit card according to all advertisements and website indications. The proprietors chased us down as we were loading our car across the street and persistently refused to accept credit card for payment. We were forced to run into town to an ATM and get the cash for them. This hassle made us late for the next planned drive. The whole check out process was actually very rude. Just completely unacceptable! I believe that this specific location is not well suited to be run as a B&B. It was clearly not built to suit that purpose and obviously has rice paper for walls. I wouldn’t recommend this B&B to anyone. It literally was the worst place I have ever stayed on my multiple trips to Dingle town. Perhaps the worst B&B I have visited in all of Ireland. There are more comfortable locations within the same price range and within walking distance to town centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DINGLE TOWN: Waterfront traditional B&B beautifully located on Dingle Bay. Offering stunning sunrises and fascinating sunsets from your bedroom windows. *Featuring Free WIFI. Enjoy our seaside morning room with stunning vistas of the Dingle Harbour. Our menu offers a three course breakfast from a choice of 6 specialities carefully selected to serve you organic, garden fresh and newly baked local foods.Located in a scenic, quiet part of Dingle town two streets away from gourmet restaurants, traditional pubs, craft shops, art galleries and Fungi the dolphin harbor tours. Our friendly hospitality is geared toward those who are interested in the Irish culture from a native's "point of view". We offer clean, warm, newly decorated bedrooms with private bathrooms, plus a seaside terrace with petite wildflower gardens.The wildflower garden on Dingle Bay outside your bedrooms is designed to grow plants that can survive living directly on the sea. ... more less