The Waterfront B&B is located at the entrance to Portmagee, a charming, small village adjacent to Valentia Island in Co. Kerry. Portmagee is a jump-off point for trips to the Skellig Islands, a must-see if time and weather allows. The Waterfront is an attractive house, with moderately well-appointed rooms, and a nice dining and living room areas.
Pros: The location of the B&B near the marina in Portmagee allowed us to walk to the marina in order to take the boat trip to the Skellig Islands (which is the big draw for this area).
Cons: It seems that the B&B isn't used to having children/teens. I was traveling with my teenage granddaughters, who were, as teenagers often are, a bit loud. This seemed to off-put the B&B owner a bit. She wasn't unpleasant at all, just hovered a bit. A minor
This beautiful, perfectly located home was everything we could have hoped for...and more. From the spacious, spotlessly clean room to the incredibly delicious full breakfast personally prepared by the lovely lady Tina and her husband, the Waterfront B&B was a little bit o' heaven in Portmagee! If you should ever be blessed to visit this sweet little piece of Ireland (and you should!), there's really only one place to lay yer oil' head: the Waterfront B&B! A wonderful place run by equally wonderful people!
Pros: From the moment we walked in this beautifully cozy home, and were warmly welcomed by Tina, we knew we had made the right decision selecting the Waterfront B&B for our lodging in the sweet cove called Portmagee. From the moment we arrived...perfection!
Cons: Nothing - absolutely perfect in every way!
Situated at the entrance of the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee, The Waterfront B&B offers free Wi-Fi and is nestled between the North Atlantic and the Mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, overlooking Valentia Island. The Waterfront offers a cosy guest lounge with Sky TV and a collection of books. The en suite rooms feature a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. In the mornings, locally sourced breakfast ingredients are cooked to order, while guests are free to enjoy the buffet options. Portmagee’s charming village centre offers traditional pubs, bars and restaurants and is just 657 feet from the house. Portmagee features a working pier and is a departure point for sea cruises to the Skellig Islands. The Maurice O'Neill Memorial Bridge connects the village to Valentia Island, which is home to The Skellig Experience Centre, just a 6-minute walk from The Waterfront B&B. Free parking is available at the property.
When visiting Waterville, Brookhaven House is a great choice to consider. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and scuba diving, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.
With panoramic mountain views, O’Grady’s Townhouse Bed & Breakfast offers delicious Irish breakfasts, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, O’Grady’s is a short ferry ride from Skellig Michael. The traditional rooms at O’Grady’s Townhouse are individually decorated and many offer wonderful sea or mountain views. All rooms have a private bathroom, TV and tea and coffee facilities. The family-run bed and breakfast serves a generous cooked breakfast each morning in the pleasant conservatory dining room. Homemade items and continental options are also available. Just yards from the sandy Blue Flag beaches of Waterville, O’Grady’s Bed and Breakfasts is a 15 minute walk from the shores of Lough Currane, offering trout fishing and walking tracks. Skellig Bay Golf Club is just 1,650 feet away.
Awesome location if you're doing Skellig Michael. It's literally across the street from boarding all the boats. The family-run business was amazing. I think they owned the B&B, the gift shop and the bar. The B&B was a charming home inside, very clean and had character. The lounge area was cute. Our upgraded room had a Jacuzzi, which was helpful after Skellig Michael, because your muscles will be sore! I also want to note their soaps were amazing (hope they keep using it!) BeeKind was the brand, and it's Irish honey and lemongrass and other herbs. It was so good, it was the first time I ever asked a hotel if I could get more of its soap. I was willing to buy a bottle, but they gave me some free samples to take home. Their restaurant had good food and again loved their decor! It was all boat themed of course, and they had lots of ship models, which I loved. The gift shop had a lot of unique gifts compared to all the gift shops in southern Ireland. To top it all off, the town of Portmagee is adorable. Plus, you must go see the amazing cliffs of Kerry about 2 km away (few minutes drive from the hotel). It is stunning. I personally think it's way better than the Cliffs of Moher, which is a major tourist attraction. The cliffs of Kerry (near Portmagee) is lesser known so there's not many people there, and the cliffs are just gorgeous. We were there for 1 night. The town is small so I think the main thing to do there is Skellig Michael, walk around town, do the cliffs of Kerry.
Pros: The friendly staff was amazing. They did a lot to accommodate us and upgraded our room because it wasn't busy. Awesome location!
Overlooking Portmagee’s busy harbour, The Moorings Guesthouse is just a 30-second walk from the pier, offering elegant rooms with marble bathrooms. Some rooms feature luxurious hot tubs and king-size beds. Serving freshly caught seafood from Portmagee’s harbour, Moorings Restaurant offers nightly specials, excellent Irish beef and locally produced vegetables. The Bridge Bar provides award-winning food and traditional Irish music and dancing. With luxury toiletries, each bright and modern room at The Moorings provides an en suite bathroom with a shower and large mirrored wall. Guests can relax with tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV. Some rooms feature spa baths and king size beds.
Boasting spectacular views over Lough Currane, Europe's best salmon and sea trout lake, this charming guesthouse is ideally placed for enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings. It is close to the famous Kerry Way scenic walking route. During your stay at Lakelands Farm you can try a number of country pursuits including shooting and fishing, both of which can be organised by the owners. Also nearby are world-renowned golf course Waterville Links and a choice of water-sports. In the evenings you can unwind by the large open fire in one of the spacious lounges, equipped with satellite TV, before sampling traditional home-cooked food in the dining room. The ancient standing stones alignment of Eightercua is located on the farm, a short walk from the guesthouse. Guided tours of Church Island on Waterville Lake and boat rental are also available, as well as trips to the Skelligs on request. Lakelands is just 5 minutes’ drive from Waterville village.
Overlooking the fishing village of Portmagee, this Valentia stone house enjoys views of the sea, islands and Kerry Mountains. It offers large rooms with sea views and free Wi-Fi. The famous Ring of Kerry is a 15-minute drive away. Carraig Liath House offers tastefully decorated rooms with orthopaedic beds and work desks. Each includes a hospitality tray with free tea and coffee. Bathrooms come with hairdryers. Free range eggs, pancakes and local smoked salmon can be enjoyed next to the traditional full Irish breakfast. Overlooking the harbour, the property’s patio provides a nice setting to enjoy home baked cakes. This Carraig Liath B&B is only 5 minutes’ walk from Portmagee, where guests can sample traditional music on Friday and Sunday nights, or partake in the Irish night on Tuesday nights. Skelligs Islands can be reached within 50 minutes by boat. Trips to the Skellig Islands can be arranged on request.
When visiting Waterville, Butler Arms Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.
Pros: very friendly host. great location for going to Skellig Micheal.
Cons: Room/en suite a bit small
Pros: Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent.
Pros: Very well run, they couldn't do enough for you.Very comfortable and clean.I highly reccomend this establishment.
On the Wild Atlantic Way, on the West Coast of The Republic Of Ireland, The Ferry Boat is a small, family-run guesthouse located in the centre of Portmagee, Ireland's Top Tourist Town for 2012/2013. Bedrooms all have their own bathrooms and TVs. The surrounding beautiful countryside has many activities on offer including walking, surfing and fishing. The property has free bicycle storage for cyclists. Guests can board a boat for a trip to the Skellig less than 1 minute's walk from The Ferry Boat. A traditional Irish cooked breakfast is included in the room rate and there is fresh home-made bread available every morning. Free pick-up and drop-off transfers are available from and to Caherciveen bus station. Several beaches are within easy reach of the Ferry Boat and the Skellig Bay Golf Club is just a 20-minute drive.
Pros: Stayed one night to catch the Skellig Islands in the morning. It was fine for this purpose.
Cons: No elevator! This was rough.
The 18th-century Royal Hotel Valentia provides bed and breakfast in a spectacular setting on Valentia Island, just off Ireland’s west coast. Around 1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from Kerry Airport, Royal Hotel Valentia offers regular boat trips to the Skellig Islands, home to colonies of thousands of sea-birds and circled by dolphins and whales. A spacious venue in Knightstown, the Royal Hotel Valentia offers rooms with scenic views of the island. Each room has tea and coffee facilities and a TV, and most have en suite facilities. The hotel has a large breakfast area, games room and a restaurant serving bar food and main meals. There is parking and free Wi-Fi, and the hotel is just a 4-minute walk from the centre of Knightstown. Valentia Island has many opportunities for water-sports, and many recommended diving sites. You will also find relaxing bars, cafés and restaurants, many specialising in dishes using the island’s locally caught seafood.
Klondyke House is a great choice for a stay in Waterville. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily.
Pros: Great choice for Breakfast. Comfortable beds and great night sleep .Friendly host.
Pros: Breda, the owner, was lovely and accomodating,
Cons: Our stay was to be for three nights. The first night we had a small room w/single & double bed. We changed our plans to two nights. The second night was find staying in the room we would of stayed for three nights. the name of the b & b would lead you to believe you were on the golf course, not so. We stayed in a number of places during our trip and thought overall it was overpriced.
Pros: We stayed for 2 nites during the bh week end - Warm welcome from Breda, the owner. She also gave us plenty of advise on where to go and what to see/visit - The room (No 6) was spotless, King size bed ! Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Seriously I can't find anything to complain about !
Pros: the freindlyness of the staff and the views
Pros: Owners of B&B are very nice & friendly people. Room was very clean & comfortable. Very nice breakfast.
Pros: B & B was great! Fantastic service and rooms. You are made to feel right at home on arrival. We enjoyed our stay very much and can't wait to go back.
Pros: Nice family type superior guest house. Excellent value for the area.
Golf Links View is on the main Ring of Kerry road. It is close to Waterville, a sandy beach, 2 golf courses and Kerry Way walking route. The bed and breakfast is in a scenic location with views of Ballinskellig Bay and the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Waterville is a 10-minute walk away and is between the bay and Lough Currane. All around are lovely beaches and fine walks. After a busy day, relax in the lounge with open peat fire. Waterville is a fisherman’s paradise with lake fishing (known for salmon and trout) as well as river, shore and deep-sea angling. There are pick-up and drop-off points for trips to the famous Skellig Rock World, a UNESCO heritage site.
Pros: The hosts were quite friendly and helpful. The house was extremely cosy, with a crackling fire and a beautiful sun room. Breakfast was very good. The location is fairly quiet; close to the ocean and in a great spot to pause for the night on your tour of the Ring of Kerry.
Pros: The Location,
Cons: Dirtyness, poor breakfest, price for the value
Cons: the fact that on arrival we had to pay more that it was stated on the website. also breakfast that was supposed to be included was in fact not. they said it was supposed to be continental (which was not stated) but all you could get free was cornflakes.
This is a good budget place to stay while travelling the Ring of Kerry, but I would not want to stay here for an extended time.
Pros: The price was the best part of this place.
Cons: There was no working wireless connection while we were here. Staff seemed very busy. Smokers' nook was right outside our window, so open window meant we had to smell their smoke. Be sure you bring your own breakfast, as none is provided.
The Skellig Ring House offers affordable accommodation in the fishing village of Portmagee. It offers rooms with countryside views, fully equipped kitchens for guests to use and free parking. The Skellig Ring House has spacious rooms, some with private bathroom facilities. There is a guest lounge which has TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi. Boat trips leave daily from the Skellig Experience which is less than a 10-minute walk from the hostel. There are many walking and cycling routes surrounding the hostel including the Kerry Way. There is fishing and water sports available at the bay.
The Old Cable Historic House offers an airport pick-up service (available on request) for EUR 90 per vehicle one way. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, scuba diving, and snorkeling. A snack bar/deli and a garden are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like fireplaces and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.