This place was the only one we had not programmed into our trip. I made all my reservations for B and Bs for our 3 weeks in England and Ireland online from recommendations on Tripadvisor except this one. We had a townhouse rented in Kinsale for the week and were touring the area from there as our base. We had driven to Sheepshead from Kinsale the day before and found it a little taxing, so decided that to tour the Beare Peninsula the next day would be too much. We decided to get a B and B for the night either in Kenmare or Bantry. I got on my iPad on Tripadvisor and checked Bantry. The number one entry that came up was Maggie's Atlantic Shore so I emailed her for a reservation and she responded immediately. I am sure glad she did. I am listing the details that I check before making a reservation. I hope they are helpful to you.
Cleanliness: Very clean
Decor: Simple and pleasant
Space: Large room on ground floor facing the front with a large window
Bathroom: Ample size. All the necessary amenities
Breakfast: Maggie prides herself with setting a beautiful table full of homemde jams and breads and full homecooked breakfasts on a family style table. Food very tasty. I was a little wary about the family style table, but it turned out to be very congenial. We were 8 guests, two from UK, four from Germany and us from the US. We had intended to leave early to maximize our day and ended up having a long breakfast. Very warm atmosphere.
Location: Good location for touring the Beare Peninsula or surrounding areas.
Ease of finding: We ended up having to stop and ask because the Atlantic Shores sign was in Gaelic
Price: Excellent for the price
Bed: Comfortable large bed
WiFi: Suggestion: Would be nice if the password was on a card placed in each room. Had to go to the guest lounge to get it and copy it down. Reception good.
Parking: There is parking right outside the front door for two cars and at the end of the front yard for many more.
Maggie is a joy, very warm and friendly. A fortunate last minute find!
- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Shore Hotel