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“Simply AMAZING”
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Sneem Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
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Cork
1 review
“Simply AMAZING”
Reviewed 15 June 2010

AMAZINGNESS !!!!!!

The owner and staff of SNEEM HOTEL were so amazing when we recently stayed in Co Kerry. Our son and his new bride were married there and had the most wonderful wedding anyone could ever have! It seemed like they adopted the bride & groom and their families for the entire occasion. They were just so welcoming, so professional. Each member of staff knew all of us by name and took on board our every request and was even a step ahead of us as to our needs and all with a smile and willingness to assist.

The attention to detail was completely above and beyond the call of duty. In all our years we have never experienced anything like this!

The hotel is immaculately clean, bright, cheerful and luxurious with scenery to take your breath away. It is set on a site looking out to the mountains and the sea. With trekking, walking, cycling, canoeing and other activities arranged. Some of our group played golf near by.

The food at the Sneem Hotel is of grade ‘A’ restaurant standard. Simply mouth watering. Fine dining for dinner, lunch and even breakfast. Even now I am salivating just thinking about it! Wonderful spacious rooms all looking out onto the gardens, the sea & the mountains. Ahhh.

We would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away from a busy, noisy life. The area is so tranquil and yet only a walk away from the pubs and eating houses in the nearby picturesque village of Sneem.

We intended to keep it a big secret just for ourselves but that would be so selfish. The place is too beautiful! Our son Greg & our new daughter in law Jennifer are over the moon with delight to have had their wedding in the amazing Sneem Hotel on the 27th. May 2010.

Many, many thanks to Louis Moriarty and his fabulous team.


Very sincerely,

Tom and Mabel O’Keeffe.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Rathfarnham
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

This is a lovely hotel. It is modern so it does lack the character of an old hotel but it is very clean and the beds are so comfortable. We booked through booking .com and got a very good rate. We requested a sea view but we got a suite instead at no extra cost. The staff are all local ( I was told by the receptionist) and they are extremely friendly. It is so close to the village but dont expect any mad nightlife there. Sneem is very quite and peaceful.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 7 June 2010

You are sure to be amazed by everything at the Sneem Hotel. The people, the gorgeous hotel, the food and of course the beer. Everyone we came in contact with (front office manager and attendant, housekeeper, waiter and bartender) were professional and attentive. Each staff member seemed to take on many roles and did so without a hitch.

I will be sure to stay at the Sneem Hotel next time I visit Irleand. This was my first trip to Ireland and won't be the last.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Ireland
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

cant fault this place. used the supervalue tokens so an absolute bargain in a beautiful part of ireland. . .great staff . . SUPERB dinner and breakfast and its only a few minutes walk from the pubs of Sneem. .. . if you're looking for a quiet weekend away (and romantic), , , this is the spot . . .. if on a wild one, this is not for you

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cork
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

I'm not sure this hotel needs another good review, but it really is a wonderful place to stay, to eat, to relax, to romance & to be treated so well. The rooms are spacious & comfortable, staff warm, helpful, professional & competent, food plentiful & plenty taste, I can't compliment this hotel enough. My profile photo is the view we had from our room, outstanding. Be sure to ask for a room with a view.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

I really and truely enjoyed my stay at Sneem hotel. The hotel itself is very nice, it is a modern style hotel but still manages to feel really homely and comfortable. The rooms are spotless and nicely decorated. The exectutive rooms have a gorgeous view over the lake at the rear of the hotel. Food in the restaurant is good, breakfast is ok- its your usual Irish buffet but it suited us fine. The staff at the hotel are excellent. Polite, welcoming chatty and happy to answer any questions you may have about the local area. Sneem itself is a small pretty village, its a perfect touring base for visiting all the sites on the Ring of Kerry. Kenmare, Waterville, Killarney, Derrynane and Valentia Island are all within easy driving distance. A trip to Skellig Island is a must too if you have the time..
One last thing- the hotel offers free bikes and kayaks for guests to use, which i think is a great idea and a nice touch..
Overall I loved my time here and am definately planning on returning, next time I might try out one of the hotels apartments, they looked great too...i can't speak highly enough about Sneem hotel- go there if you can... its great spot!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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County Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Had intended to post a review for a few years as we have stayed here many times both on business and leisure.

This hotel is a wonderful addition to the locality of Sneem. Our experience has been positive due to the combination of friendly staff, a hearty welcome, good dining, comfortable accommodation, and a lovely situation overlooking Sneem harbour and Kenmare Bay beyond. We cannot rate the rooms facing the car park as we have always stayed in 'sea view' rooms with balcony where the sun beams in the mornings, the fresh Kerry air wafts down from the mountains and the sight of white swan on the water are lasting impressions.

Some people that make this establishment special are Esther at Reception who is a wonderful asset to any good hotel and is most professional and warm; Jack in the Bar and Michael(?) in the Restaurant are excellent and convivial and nothing is a request too far. Management staff are professional and very hands-on, approachable and the chat is convivial.

The Restaurant offers the same menu each evening (as in the bar) but with extra 'choice of specials' which changes each evening. There is good choice and the food is well prepared and to customers' preference (which is not the case in many other establishments).

The elevators at reception are mostly used to get to the bedrooms as the stairs is a good distance away and quite hidden from view, but that should not present a problem for most. Tea/coffee, safe and other useful facilities are in the bedrooms and the beds are truly excellent. All the rooms we have stayed in are very spacious and the air conditioning functions.

If there is a slight negative about this place it is the fact that there is no dedicated residents lounge or sitting room. If one wants to sit and read a book or newspaper the only options are the bar or reception hall.

A positive is the proximity to the village of Sneem - one of the best places in Ireland for glimpsing the 'real Kerry' and having a drink or enjoying some very wonderful bar food. There is a lot to do in the area and this is the ideal place to base oneself in order to enjoy South Kerry. We intend to go back again and again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Sneem Hotel
Address: Goldens Cove, Sneem, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Sneem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sneem Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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