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Portmagee Heights
Ranked #2 of 8 Portmagee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Big rooms with great views. very friendly service. Great beds. Very clean modern rooms with coffee in the rooms. What more can I say. A must stay place in a small town. Monica made our reservation to skellig (our highlight of our trip).

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Purpose built property for b&b. very comfy, modern and of high standard. Also complimentary broadband. Breakie was fairly small but tasty.

Very nice, could have been in a hotel and not a b&b. staff very friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dxb09
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

What a great find! A new, modern B&B run by a great woman. Monica made us feel right at home. Her accommodations are clean and very comfortable -- with an amazing view! We were not expecting to find this nice of a place in a small town, but were happily surprised. Monica also booked our Skellig trip so that was one less thing we had to deal with. Her suggestions regarding restaurants for dinner were perfect. If you are going to Portmagee, really consider staying here...you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

During my recent (fourth) trip to Ireland with my husband, we got the opportunity to stop one night in this B&B, which we decided to book also by reading the positive Tripadvisor reviews.
The place itself looks very nice from the outisde, with a particular shape of the exterior stone-made walls, which looks to be something of pretty typical for local houses.
The reason of its name is quickly revealend, standing higher than the nice village of Portmagee which can be so admired from a lovely scenic view. The village itself is no longer far than 1 minute of driving/5 minutes of walking.
Once in, a stylish and fresh modern shaping welcomes, revealing attention and care for every detail.
On our arrival we were received by Monica, the Landlady that manages this place with such impressive passion and effectiveness: in few minutes, she explained us all is necessary for standing in the B&B and enjoy Portmagee and its neighbourhood, including suggestions for walks through the close Valentia Island.
We needed a double room and on book it was agreed to choose the "standard" one. It was a little bit small, but that's indeed enough room for a couple, beautifully designed, furnished, quite spotless, so didn't look the "cheapest" at all!
Breakfast also didn't disappoint; as usually occurs in Irish B&B, there's the oppurtunity to choose between the (huge) irish Breakfast and several "light" options, which here also include nice homemade pancake with fruit, an option not always served elsewhere.
For those who are interested in visiting the amazing Skellig Michaels (probably most of the people who will deviate to Portmagee from usual Ring Of Kerry course), Monica can also book this trip in advance (this is actually considered very necessary, since there are not much either boats and seats available).
A final special mention goes to Monica, related to our personal experience: the day we left the B&B for the Skellig, it was very, very sunny and hot: Monica was worried for us and did her best, quickly providing either some sun-cream and moisturing-after-sun lotion (the kind of stuff a tourist doesn't expect to carry with in Ireland!!)
Thanks to her we did not get burnt and were able to enjoy the visit to the Skellig, that it's a must do for those who reach this lovely part of Ireland.
Very Highly Recommended!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stopped on night on a tour of the beara peninsula, ring of kerry and dingle coast.

The quality, view, breakfast and service would be difficult to match, topped by a very warm welcome from Monica and her daughter and the Irish sun !

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We spent 6 weeks touring the U.K. & Ireland,staying in many B& B's and hotels,including some that were way more expensive, and this was by far the best B&B we stayed at. The location is terrific, the surrounding area is a must see and the room was spacious, bright & clean with an amazing view. The dining room was also very nice with another tremendous view. Monica was very welcoming and gave us a lot of valuable local information. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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: £63 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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