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“Friendly and charming Old Cable House” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Cable Historic House
Ranked #10 of 11 Waterville B&B and Inns
Prostredni Becva
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1 review
“Friendly and charming Old Cable House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2008

We spent very nice holiday in The Old Historic Cable House. It is very nice old house with beautiful clean rooms, friendly staff and very good cooking. Alan and Margaret Browns (owners) are very nice and friendly people, who can talk to you about anything and make you good time there. I have to recommend to anybody to stay there and enjoy his holiday as we did.

  • Stayed August 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lu2cz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2008

Just a few reason why The Old Cable Historic House is the perfect "home away from home" to explore the rugged beauty of the Ring of Kerry.

Margaret and Alan make you feel part of the family from the moment you arrive at this historic place that housed families of engineers, etc., responsible for the first transatlantic cable.

Clean, bright, and comfortable rooms. Delicious daily breakfast to get you going.

Margaret is a font of knowledge. Her enthusiasm makes you want to follow all her recommendations.

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and great pubs of Waterville. Don't miss the boat trip to the Skelligs with Michael O'Sullivan!
Get lost in Kerry Way!

READY TO GO BACK VERY SOON.

Stayed September 2008
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Thank Naturmotif
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2008

The Old Cable House is a very good B&B. The owners are friendly and attentive to the needs of their guests. Breakfast was a real treat with a variety of options on offer. Other meals we have eaten there on past visits to the area were also excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MichelDublin
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2008

My sister and I stayed for two nights in the "Samuel Morse" room and enjoyed every bit of the hospitality from the owners, Margaret and Alan, who served up warmth, cheer, and a hearty welcome along with a tasty big traditional Irish breakfast. The Cable House offers not only authentic Irish cheer but also authentic history - it housed engineers and operators of the first transatlantic cable. Fascinating piece of history for me since I graduated from Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York and the history of the founder/ benefactor of the college, Peter Cooper (a wealthy industrialist), who was also a major investor in the laying of the cable and served as the first president of the company that operated the cable. One of the best features of the B&B was that it housed so many historical artifacts- Margaret even showed me the engineering records of the cable laying! Conveniently, the beach and town center are within a 2 minute walk.

  • Liked — Hospitality & Breakfast
  • Disliked — Shared bathroom
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JiaNewYork
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Yorkshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2008

For first class Irish hospitality you can't beat the Old Cable House in Waterville County Kerry. Situated on the famous Ring of Kerry you have access to numerous deserted sandy beaches and glorious mountain scenery all connected by a network of fushia bedecked country lanes. In addition there are many local towns and attractions to visit. Take a combined Jounty Pony Trap ride and Lake trip from Killarney for an unforgettable day.
Margaret and Alan provide a typical Irish welcome along with an extensive knowledge of local attractions, this, accompanied by their extensive and delicious Irish seafood and local cuisine, would be hard to beat.
Waterville, a favourite of Charlie Chaplin (his daughter Geraldine still lives there), has a range of restaurant ideal for that special celebration along with numerous bars for that welcome sing song and Guiness nightcap. Enjoy

  • Liked — Irish Hospitality
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oapwanderer
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Birmingham
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2008

After a very long drive from Dublin, we had an extremely warm welcome from Margaret, followed by an excellent meal in the restaurant. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was superb. Margaret and Alan were extremely helpful and knowledgable about the local area and activities. Margaret even booked some Horse Riding a few days before our arrival! We would definitely stay here again as you would go a long way to find such a warm, Irish welcome.

  • Liked — Relaxing atmosphere
  • Disliked — The distance from Dublin (fly to Cork!)
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danni001
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burton-on-trent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2008

we just felt that this quaint little place deserved a little bit of time and effort from us to express our sincere thanks to margaret and alan for the great stay we had for a fourtieth birthday treat.
the room was immaculate and very welcoming.the food was great with a choice of fruit pancakes or a full irish breakfast or even salmon and eggs.if we go back to this part of ireland in the future we would book again.the jewel in the crown is margaret herself.her wealth of knowledge and the way she spends time with each guest to ensure everything is ok just add to the experience.thanks to both of you.
phil and tracy.

  • Liked — friendliness of margaret and alan
  • Disliked — not a lot of choice of resturants within walking distance
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank unclefester064
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Property: The Old Cable Historic House
Address: The Old Cable House 9/10 Iveragh Terrace | Old Telegraph Cable Station Milestone Heritage Site Waterville Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Waterville
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Waterville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Cable Historic House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A halfway stopping point on world famous Ring of Kerry, this Milestone Heritage Site situated in Waterville Village traces its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables laid from Ireland/Europe to USA in 1866. The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers - stay with us and experience this remarkable aspect of Ireland's history and culture. That incomparable Irish mist, we reveal the Ireland you had only dreamed of - colourful, unstuffy, and a infectiously attractive mix of styles and people. Polished floors, robust Irish cooking, medicinal whiskeys, fly-fishing and storytelling characters, Islands, mountains, and goats who own the road, ever changing skies, magical wishing wells. Believe every word you hear about the beauty of Waterville Ring of Kerry, however its the warm hearted friendly people whose healing inheritance will nurture and settle you along with a majestic landscape and its power to embrace and nourish you.Happy to organise preferred rates for Waterville Golf Links - Skellig Michael 6th Century Monastic Settlement - Fishing - Ring of Kerry Tours - First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Walking Tours /Lectures. ... more   less 
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