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“5 Star Bed & Breakfast..... A 'Benchmark' For The Others”
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Portmagee Heights
Ranked #2 of 8 Portmagee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This B&B was a Pivotal nights stay on our 14 day journey through the Emerald Isle. In our opinion, the drive out the Iveragh Peninsula on the Ring of Kerry parlays Anything said about the Dingle Peninsula. We actually thought the Coast reminded us of Carmel-By-The-Sea and Big Sur...the Sea is much more violent and romantic here off this peninsula. The views have you pulling your car over every 5 minutes to shoot a picture. I got out of the car so many times, to take pictures, I wanted to rip the seatbelt bell out and throw it over the cliff :) This place, out on the tip of Iveragh, is 'not covered' in some of the tourist books and websites I read so, it has remained untouched by spoils. I'm telling you: go there. The crowning touch was reaching the end; Portmagee, a small fishing village...small meaning tiny. Practically the whole Village is One Row of brightly colored buildings. If you want to shop for trinkets, rub elbows with the rich & famous, see castles, dodge tour buses and people from all over the world- this is not the place for you. But, my wife and I are all about quiet, undisturbed, beautiful seaside villages and this one is TOPS>
The B&B, mentioned here, just makes the whole adventure driving out there the Coup de Grace. Of the 11 different B&B's we stayed at in this trip, this one is neck-in-neck with #1- 'Peggy O'Neils in quality, view, breakfast and service. Monica, the owner, was very helpful and sent us out to Valencia Island and to Brea Head. Another drive not to be missed.
Our double bed room had a view of the Bay, some cattle and, on clear weather, miles of 48 colors of green. The breakfast was superior and service exemplary. The room was beautifully decorated, clean, pin neat and huge. The bath the same with big Fluffy towels. Wifi and excellent TV reception. Sadly, for the ultimate in rest and diversion...we didn't stay much longer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

My family and I stopped in Portmagee Heights during our 2 week vacation traveling the southern coast of Ireland. Monica was nice enough to book us a trip to the Skelligs before we arrived, which went out the following morning. She let us know that the weather was not supposed to be very nice, so if we wanted to shorten our trip and only spend 1 night instead of the 2 we had booked she would understand and wouldn't charge us. We look advantage of this and move along, but was no fault of the accommodations. Rooms were absolutely beautiful with a comfortable bed and best shower of the trip by far. Breakfast in the morning was perfect and presented beautifully. I would recommend this stop to anyone.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Christina M
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I contacted Mr. and Ms. Hussey, on occasion of my cruise to the Skellig Islands.
As I arrived, she showed me the room located on the upper floor. The view on Valentia Island and the bay was astonishing. The room and bathroom were spacious and extremely clean. Even here I could have set the dining place on the floor: this is how clean it was. Not only: the room was also well furnished and colourful. Ms. Hussey served a wonderful breakfast (Irish) well cooked.
Once I confirmed the reservation, she also offered to look for a car service, which would bring me to the next destination (Limerick), which was exactly as she referred to: reliable and safe.
On my next trip I would like to stay in County Kerry for longer and I will surely choose Portmagee Heights. I would rate this place among the top ones I stayed at, during my entire (sixteen days) holiday in Ireland.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Lou P
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is a beautiful B@B. we stayed for one night on the 4th June . We had a room at the rear with beautiful views over the bridge and the sea. Lovely breakfast and a very pleasant experience.
Would definitely stay gain

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank zzapspm
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

What a beautiful B&B! I loved my room, the food was delicious, and Monica was very nice and welcoming. When my first planned trip to Skellig Michael was cancelled for multiple days, she called around and found a tour that might be operating the next day, and put my name in, just in case. (Alas, the Skellig Michael trip was not meant to be.) I appreciated her trying!

Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
Thank corianderstem
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

It will be hard to find better! This gem has all the comforts of a modern hotel with a genuine knack for making you feel at home. First off, the entrance is gorgeous...better than some hotels! They lead to rooms that are even better, with great bathrooms, large comfy beds and plenty of storage for your gear. There is tea in the room and a sitting area also to enjoy your cup. Monica is a very gracious host...she even arranged a boat to Skellig Michael for us...and it was a fantastic Adventure. The breakfast of pancakes and fruit is truly refreshing as it is delightful to look at. After travelling for a month in Ireland, I strongly recommend you stay here when in town.
NOTE: the rooms out back face the river and the ones out front will face the sun in the morning. However, the best views are in the dining hall. Not sure sometimes where to look, the views or the delightful plates! Thanks for having us...I WILL be back!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank James R
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

What a find!
Spending two nights at Portmagee Heights was an absolute delight. The quality of the inclusions the magnificent vista and the magnificent bed made this accommodation one of the best of our 7 week European trip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Doug A
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Address: Portmagee Heights New Road, Portmagee, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Portmagee
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Portmagee
Price Range: £62 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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