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.
Pros: The Emlagh House is located 5 walk minutes away from the lovely little town of Dingle. Although we booked a regular double bed room with carpark view, we decided to upgrade for the "Blackberry Suite" for just 20€ surcharge. The larger king size bed and the spectacular view to the garden with the bay and mountains in the back was just breathtaking. The excellent breakfast a la carte and a very friendly and helpful staff completed our perfect stay in this Hotel. We love to come back !
Cons: Complaining on high levels might be a German habit, but the king size bed could be a little longer than 190 cm. and please turn on the washing machine and dryer later than 7 am, as you can here that in the whole house...
Located in the town of Dingle, Emlagh House is on the Dingle Peninsula. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the property is on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and is 2,953 feet from the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium. It offers free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking. Each luxurious room is individually designed with a flat-screen TV, a king-size or queen-size bed, and a seating area with views over Dingle. The en-suite bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In the mornings, guests at Emlagh House can enjoy breakfast with a full waiter service. Dingle is home to a range of restaurants, within a 5-minute walk of the property. Guests can enjoy scenic drives along Slea Head, which has panoramic views of the Blasket Islands. Boat trips to visit the islands can also be arranged. Further outdoor activities in the area include horse riding, sea fishing, and hill walking. Inch Beach is a 20-minute drive from Emlagh House.
Guests at this 4-star B&B can watch the waves break spectacularly along the secluded beach, just 66 feet from the building. It boasts magnificent views of Skellig Rock, free Wi-Fi throughout, and free parking on site. Trips to Skellig Rock can be arranged at the local pier at Portmagee. There are a wide range of scenic walking routes nearby, and Skelligs Chocolate Company, where you can try delicious handmade chocolate and treats, is just 657 feet from Beachcove B&B. Rooms at Beachcove have simple, elegant décor and traditional wooden furnishings. Each benefits from a flat-screen cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Pancakes, fresh fruit, local smoked salmon and full cooked options feature on the extensive breakfast menu. Lighter options like cereal, porridge, yoghurt and cheese are also available, along with French toast and freshly baked bread.
Pros: What a beautiful house in a beautiful location! The host is a lovely woman, and the bedroom was very homey. Breakfast was delicious.
Pros: Delightful staff, gorgeous views, extremely comfortable and clean.
Situated in the village of Ventry, Ceann Tra Heights B&B is just 4.3 miles west of the fishing town of Dingle. This country home is 2 minutes’ walk from the long and sandy, Ventry Beach. The Ceann Tra Heights B&B boasts rooms with fabulous views of the sea and surrounding mountains. The rooms also feature a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom boasts complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In the mornings, the house serves an extensive breakfast menu, including full cooked breakfast. Vegetarian options are also available. Ventry village is home to a pub, restaurant, and a shop. The countryside surrounding the Ceann Tra Heights offers numerous outdoor activities including horse riding and safe swimming in the arc of Ventry Harbour. The Slea Head Drive passes through Ventry and is popular with both cyclists and motorists. This route offers breath-taking scenery following the Dingle Peninsula. Free private parking is available at the house.
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.
I only wish that we had stayed longer. It is a little out of the beautiful town of Dingle, but well worth the drive. As soon as you walk in the door you feel this overwhelming sense of 'home'. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was wonderful. We would definitely recommend this place and would go back in a heartbeat.
Pros: This is a beautiful guesthouse. Very welcoming as soon as you walked the door. Wonderful view and location. Food was great. Comfortable bed and big fluffy towels.
Situated on the bay, Gorman's Clifftop House is a great choice for a stay in Ballydavid. 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. A terrace and a garden are other highlights at this upscale guest house, and rooms offer deep soaking tubs and flat-screen TVs.
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.
When visiting Dingle, Dingle Benners 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. Rooms offer up nice touches like fireplaces and bathrobes.
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.
Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, Skellig Hostel and Lodge is a modern, yet traditional hostel with fresh, bright bedrooms and internet access and a car park. Skellig Hostel and Lodge is warm, spacious and has 2 self-catering kitchens, 2 dining rooms, a TV lounge and private gardens. The hostel is just off the Skellig Ring,and there are wonderful walks and Blue Flag beaches close by.
Pros: Right on the water, just a couple minutes walk into town. Very Nice.
In Dingle town center, this modern guesthouse offers a panoramic view of Dingle Harbour. It is conveniently located for the local pubs and seafood restaurants, with the tourist office only a 3 minute walk away. Offering free Wi-Fi, rooms at Dingle Harbour Nights B&B come with a private bathroom equipped with shower and a hairdryer. There are also free tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Breakfast is served in a large dining room and guests can choose from several breakfast options including cereals, Irish breakfast and continental breakfast. All breakfasts are served with tea or coffee, juice, brown or white bread or toast. There is also a private TV room upstairs with a balcony and view of Dingle Harbour. Dingle Harbour Nights is located only 800 feet from the bus station. It is 30 miles west of Tralee, which is the largest town in County Kerry. Private parking is available at the rear of the house.
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: The staff very friendly and helpful and the room was very comfortable, clean and convenient to restaurants, etc. We appreciated the parking, too.
This refurbished town house offers brightly decorated rooms and is located in the centre of Dingle Town. There is free Wi-Fi, staff can help book local tours, and there are a wide range of pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Breakfast at this family-run guest house is served each morning in the wooden-floored dining room. There is an extensive menu with buffet items and full cooked options available. Guests can also relax with a cup of tea or coffee in the lounge. Rooms at Sraid Eoin House have simple, elegant décor and traditional wooden furnishings. Each features a TV, and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. The Dingle Peninsula was called one of the most beautiful places on earth by National Geographic, and there is something for everyone in the stunning surroundings. Guests can spot whales in the sea, go climbing, birdwatching, golfing and walking. There are Blue Flag beaches to explore, and spectacular sea views to enjoy.
Excellent value for money. Very modern rooms. Location of restaurant great.
Pros: Location, location, location
Cons: Not really.
Situated by Dingle Harbour, the pier and the marina, newly refurbished, family owned Dingle Bay Hotel offers free Wi-Fi in certain areas, free parking, a stylish bar, and a restaurant. Each room at Dingle Bay Hotel features an en suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, and a TV. A hearty Irish breakfast, freshly cooked and made of locally sourced ingredients, is served daily at Long’s Restaurant; guests can also enjoy organic yoghurts and a selection of homemade breads, scones, and pastries. The restaurant’s menu also features dishes such as Dingle Bay kippers, Fresh Blasket Island lobster, Cromane bay mussels, and Kerry lamb. Special dietary requirements are also catered for. Guests can enjoy regular entertainment, and traditional Irish and West Kerry music at Paudie’s Bar. Boasting an enviable position in the heart of Dingle, by the sea, Dingle Bay Hotel also offers easy access to the Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive, and the Eask Tower.
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.
Pros: Location was amazing, a great view of Dingle harbour, many great pubs/stores/boutiques all within walking distance.
Quiet little town with friendly people all around, a must visit if you are touring around Irealand
Cons: Didn't spend enough time there, could have spent one or two more days.
Enjoy your visit to Dingle with a stay at Quayside B&B. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding.
Cons: The only thing that could make this place better is a softer mattress and pillows. Other than that, I'd give it 5 stars all the way around!
Pros: It was a fantastically comfortable hotel with a spa.
Cons: No air conditioning in the room.
Bring the kids when you stay at Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa in Dingle and they can enjoy the free kids' club. You can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy, and Irish cuisine is served at Coastguard Restaurant, which is open for breakfast and dinner. An indoor pool and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer room service and free WiFi.
On the waterfront, the purpose-built Dingle Marina Lodge features free Wi-Fi and free private parking. In the beautiful town of Dingle, the lodge is at the beginning of the Dingle Peninsula Drive. The individually decorated rooms feature a TV, clock radio, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The private bathrooms have a hairdryer and a shower. In the mornings, the Marina Lodge serves an extensive breakfast menu, with a wide variety of choice. Some of Dingle’s best restaurants, finest pubs, and various shops are just a 3-minute walk from the lodge. Home to an Oceanworld Aquarium, the small town of Dingle is just 37 miles from Kerry Airport. The area has numerous outdoor activities, including scenic hill walks, horseback riding, and archaeological tours. Guests can swim with a friendly dolphin called Fungi, who often visits Dingle Harbour. Ferry trips across Dingle Bay to Valentia Island are also available.