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Shelburne Lodge

Killowen Road | Co. Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
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Shelburne Lodge
Ranked #7 of 56 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely historic house, set in pleasant gardens a short walk from Kenmare centre. One can see why Shelburne chose this place. The rooms are sympathetically decorated and quiet due to the heavy construction. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom has good water pressure and hair dryer etc. Tom's wife I understand has a restaurant in town which we ate... More

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Marietta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom, Maura and Liz were beyond gracious and welcoming. The location is terrific - an easy walk into delightful Kenmare. The room and beds were very comfortable, overlooking a lovely back garden. The linens were sumptuous. The breakfast selections were varied and obviously all homemade. They were the best we had on our trip. It was so delightful that we... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tom and Maura as well as Liz could not have been more accommodating. Their advices were spot on. The breakfasts were a treat if a touch overwhelming. Personal attention to each guest seems to be a trademark. A touch of history is included in your stay. The location is centrally convenient to a variety of activities. Definitely put this one... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It really is. You get treated so well by the lovely hosts, Maura and Tom. The whole ambience is gracious and relaxing. The lovely old house was surrounded by a delightful garden with old-fashioned climbing roses and ivy. The weather was very hot but as soon as you got back to the elegant drawing-room you felt restored. Our bedroom was... More

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Victoria, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Tom and Maura are warm, gracious and caring hosts. Their house is solid, comfortable and very charming. This guest house is large enough so that you can meet others, but not so big that it feels impersonal. It has a lively vibe (but not too noisy... we didn't hear a thing once we were in our room!) Kenmare is a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Tom and Moira are friendly and gracious hosts. The house itself is rather grand surrounded by a lovely big garden. As befitting a grand house the room we stayed in had high ceilings and lots of light. There is a wonderful library with open fire to relax in. The breakfast was excellent. Would return,

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St. Louis, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The prior reviewers are right: this place is terrific. We just spent 2 nights here. Tom and Mara are just so cordial, friendly and helpful. And Mara is a master chef with the morning breakfast, which always features a fresh catch of the day, if you feel like fish. Great pancakes with Mara's family recipe, too. The interior is just... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 2 nights here during our 2 week trip around Ireland. The accommodation was lovely, we stayed in the coach house which is outside but very well done. Its a short walk into town which has plenty of shops and pubs. Breakfast is great and definitely one of the best we had Ireland. Our hosts were delightful and made... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed one night at Shelburne Lodge and we only wished we had planned to stay longer. The rooms all offer individual charm and are finished to a high standard. We were welcomed warmly on arrival and were treated to freshly brewed tea and coffee and cake! The Lodge is located 500m from the town centre, so it's an easy... More

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Medina, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We truly enjoyed our two night stay at the Shelburne Lodge. It is a gracious, historic building, with generously sized, charmingly furnished rooms with en suite bathrooms. The hosts were welcoming and knowledgable about the area, ready with recommendations from restaurants to sights, to the best way to get where you are going. The breakfasts were wonderful, enhanced by fresh... More

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Address: Killowen Road | Co. Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Shelburne Hotel Kenmare

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