Our stay at Murphy's was almost fantastic. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was delicious, and the staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, a couple of key things went awry and made our stay much less than it could have been. First, the wireless internet was unreliable at best, and was not working for the entirety of one evening/night. While this may seem like a small thing, it was our only way of keeping in touch with family while on a long vacation, and we were relying on the connection to make further plans for our trip. Second, the water in our bathroom was problematic. The temperature swung dramatically over the course of the day, and even from minute to minute. One morning, my shower was completely cold (as was all the water running from the sink). The next morning, my shower went from comfortable to--literally, painfully--scalding within seconds, and the water continued to be excessively hot for the rest of the morning. When we brought this up with the host, as we were leaving, her only response was that I might go finish my shower in another room. I understand that when staying in an old farmhouse one must expect some quirks, but this seems like a serious issue that needs to be resolved. In short, apart from being scalded and cut off from our main method of communication, our stay was lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: Murphy's Farmhouse is a sixth generation dairy farm nestling at the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. The farmhouse is ideally located for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, as Castlemaine village is the gateway between both areas. This traditional and comfortable farmhouse is renowned for its friendly welcome and excellent cuisine providing an extensive range of breakfasts to choose from which will satisfy the most discerning of food lovers. You can look forward to refreshments on arrival. Murphys Farmhouse has 14 en-suite bedrooms with television, tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and king size beds. It is ideally located for organised tours. Transport is also available. Location: Murphy's Farmhouse is located 150 metres from Boolteens village where guests can enjoy the local entertainment and music in Murphy's Bar. Boolteens is located along the Dingle Peninsula road 1km from Castlemaine village. For the golfing enthusiast Murphy's Farmhouse is ideally located as it is within a 30 minute drive from the following world renowned golf courses, Killarney, Ballybunion, Barrow, and Dooks. Walking is another activity that the area is proud to offer, Murphy's Farmhouse is perfectly situated for the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way walking routes. For the visitor seeking a more leisurely holiday, Inch Beach - Blue Flag Awarded - provides over 3 miles of safe sandy beach. Kerry Airport - 7 miles. Shannon and Cork Airport - 2 hours drive. Tralee and Killarney provide train services - 20 minutes drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Murphys Farmhouse Boolteens