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“Oh, dear”
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Towers Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glenbeigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Coral, Fl.
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Oh, dear”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We last stayed at the Towers Hotel in 1992, and were back for dinner in 1995. We had only the happiest memories of the hotel, the dining room and the pub. When we returned this year, we found that over these many years, the place has gotten very shabby and apparently has never been updated. We were just past the season, but that can't excuse the freezing cold rooms, the shabby furnishings and the spiders in the bathtub. Ugh. The hotel dining room was closed when we were there, but the pub, while still kind of cozy, is also now kind of sad and cold. The "toastie" we had in the pub was horrible and so we were discouraged from coming back. As a final insult, we were actually locked inside the hotel the next morning when we tried to leave at 8 a.m. Finally, the night manager showed up to unlock the front door so we could beat a retreat. The location and view are still wonderful, but everything else about the Towers is grim.

Room Tip: Rooms on the third floor have a view, but best to stay away off season.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Clonakilty, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Recently stayed here for weekend. Lovely hotel in amazing location. Breakfast was delicious, we made friends with many of the guests over the weekend and enjoyed spending time in the guests lounge downstairs and meeting new people. Staff were very friendly and our room was perfect and even had a hairdryer next to the headboard which Waynetta found very useful. We will visit again for sure!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Craig,
Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted your enjoyed your stay at the Towers. It is great to hear when guests have a great time at the Towers and also meet new friends. All the best with your travels and hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The towers is perfect central location if looking to stay in village. Bar food is great with wide variety and exceptional service from all staff members. However what you see is what you get with rooms, they are tired with dated decor. Bathrooms also quite poor, limescale stains on shower head, low water pressure not mention the shower curtain that had seen better days. Bed linen clean and good quality but does smell of antiseptic quite strongly. Breakfast the following morning excellent as much as you want plus good quality produce, staff prompt and friendly. All in all if you want to stay in village and willing to trade more modern room for convenience the towers worth it as bar great atmosphere and place you can eat and drink all in one.

  • Stayed August 2013
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear S1Fenton,
Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here at the Towers and got to soak up the atmosphere in the bar and also enjoy the bar food. I appreciate your comments regarding our issues in the rooms and we will sort out all these problems ASAP and thank you for bringing them to our attention. Regarding our bed linen we actually don't do it onsite but outsource it to one of the biggest companies in Ireland so it will always be laundered to the highest standards. I hope that I have covered everything, all the best and hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The best value for food and stay I have ever had. Have been back 5 times to the Towers over the past 4 years. Wonderful friendly staff and great atmosphere ! The night life is superb ! The menu is the best I have ever had in an Irish Hotel and as we checked out last Sunday, our group re-booked for 2014 ! I have enclosed a view photos of our meal, Surf 'n Turf (gorgeous) and a very ample cheese board for dessert. Well done to Ciara and all the staff, you made our golf trip a very enjoyable one. See you next year !

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Joe,
Thank you very much for the lovely review and we are delighted that your group had a great time at the Towers and we look forward to welcoming all the gang back again next September!
Kind regards,

Ciara
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed at nearby Ross Beigh for a week and happened upon the Towers several times for both lunch and dinner. Comfortable bar for those with and without family. Food was good, though nothing stood out. Staff was very friendly and service was great. We will return the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Dear Philip,
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal at the Towers. Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Ciara
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limerick
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The last time we visited this hotel it was over 30 years ago. I recall its splendor and grandeur so well. The reserved waitresses were attired in black maxi flowing skirts and white blouses and every place gleamed and beamed. I remember being envious of those who could afford to stay there as it looked to be the preserve of the rich and famous. With the passing years how things have changed. The swishing maxi skirts are gone. So too is the resplendence and touches of opulence. I'm not sure whether to moan their passing or rejoice in the fact that this hotel has now a more cheerful, convivial atmosphere. We had a meal in the bar where all around us were families were enjoying bar food and old men with their pints of guinness were reminiscing on the good auld days. Meal was fine, good choices and tasty. Our one-night stay was comfortable, quiet and a hearty breakfast was served next morning.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Dear Spencer,
Thank you for your comments on the Towers hotel. I am delighted that you got to enjoy our bar food, accommodation and breakfast and hopefully we will get to welcome you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Ciara
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

stayed there for festival weekend had a ball will be back next year the hotel staff were great the girls at reception were very helpful and good looking and had a smile everyday.The food was top marks great chef check there restaurant top class with good local food cooked and served with class.The bar staff did great packed out every nite cant say enough for the place.Views stunning the beach is one of the best beaches i been on.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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towersglenbeigh, Front Office Manager at Towers Hotel, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Dear Noel,
Thank you very much for your lovely review...I'm delighted that you got to stay over the festival. It is one of the best weeks of the year with a fantastic line up of events over the 3 days. We are delighted that you got to sample The Curra restaurant and also the bar food, we do feel we are offering great value for money and we hope to see you again next year.
All the best,

Ciara
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Property: Towers Hotel
Address: The Village Centre, Glenbeigh, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glenbeigh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glenbeigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Towers Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an old world victorian style family run hotel, situated in the heart of picturesque Glenbeigh Village on the famous Ring of Kerry.We are famous for our fresh food with fine dining in The Curra restaurant as well as more relaxed dining in The Loft restaurant and our Olde Bar.We are delighted to announce that we are now fully certified certified for private and civil weddings in our very own unique chapel 'The Little Belfry', call or email us for details on our wedding package. ... more   less 
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