If you want to experience the traditional Irish way of life, as well as an important part of Ireland's social history, consider staying at The Old Cable Historic House, Waterville, Ireland. This guesthouse is located between Balinskelligs Bay and Lough Currane. A Milestone Heritage Site for its significance in the history of global telecommunications, this hotel traces its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable laid in 1866 from Ireland to the United States, connecting the old and the new world for the first time in telecommunications. Your stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Waterville will be out of the ordinary, as you will discover not only the charm of traditional Irish life and culture, but also the many recreation facilities that the area has to offer. Waterville, also known as The Little Whirlpool, is the premier coastal tourist center on Iveragh Peninsula (also referred to as the Ring of Kerry), having attracted many celebrities throughout the years, including Charlie Chaplin and Tiger Woods. Waterville is famous for its championship golf course and its sea trout and salmon angling, as well as its beautiful sandy beaches. If you like archeological sites, you will be pleased to know that the this area features world famous ancient monuments, incuding the Skelligs World Heritage UNESCO Site (a monastic complex from the 7th century), or the Stone Circles. Unique pubs also add to the beauty of visiting Waterville; here you can enjoy Irish music and dancing, while sampling traditional Irish food and drinks. Your stay here will surely be a memorable one!
The Landlady was ever so helpfull and couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant
The drainage replacement outside the hotel was noisey at 7.30 in tghe morning but was through no fault of the hotel and will no doubt be finished by now
The welcome to the b&b was somewhat unusual, the receptionist did not introduce himself, merely silently escorted me to a door which ultimately was the bedroom. When asked about activities in the area, he had no information to offer. The orange juice for breakfast seemed to be diluted concentrate from a tin
Bedroom was comfortable. Proprieter friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good - variety of menu plus something different to the norm e.g. smoked salmon and poached eggs, pancakes with fruit - delicious!
No television or tea/coffee making facilities in room. T&C was available on request free of charge
not a lot
we belived it to be a hotel it turned out to be a b&b