This hotel is just a short walk from the beach. The rooms are both clean and comfortable. There are tea making facilities and free WiFi. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, from front of house to cleaners. The breakfast is more than adequate with a choice of cooked or cereals etc. We dined here twice and I have to say their beef lasagne was one of the best I have ever had, the Turbot was excellent too.
There were only two slight negatives from our point of view which is why I gave it 4 stars and not 5. 1- there is NO LIFT therefore anyone with mobility problems (and there were a few of us I noticed) has to negotiate stairs and carry luggage up and down same. No doubt the staff would help if asked. We had a lovely room on the top floor with a view of the beach but the final flight of stairs had no hand rail for the last 10 or so steps and was quite hair-raising. A hand rail is a much needed addition there. However, it was worth the climb if you want the view and the quiet.
The second problem was parking as there is no car park for the hotel. There are places to park in the streets if you are lucky but, again, you might have to walk a few hundred yards, so if you are less mobile get the driver to drop you before they go searching for a space. We were there at a weekend in August so it was extra busy, not as bad on the week days.
There is a great deli opposite the hotel, Nolans, which does great sandwiches and wraps for a reasonable price although the hotel will do packed lunches. Beware the traffic in Kilkee especially round the hotel. There are about 5 or 6 roads junctions in a small area and there is no designated pedestrian crossing so you need to be alert. We actually saw one elderly gentleman knocked over by a car whilst we were having dinner at the hotel!!
Despite my minor moans this is a great hotel and I would recommend it
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