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Hawthorn House

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Shelbourne Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The host at this b&b is very lovely and welcoming. We were quite late and went with what was offered. Unfortunately, the room decor is very dated, although everything was very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. It was impossible to properly close both the bedroom window and the bathroom window, which was very irritating. In addition, the walls... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

On the good side, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast tasty and generous. On the not so good side, we arrived while a rugby match was on the TV and consequently were treated more as an unwanted interruption than as a paying guest, shown quickly to our room and given a minimum of information. But particularly annoying... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Hawthorn House is perfectly situated on the edge of Kenmare, and Mary ensures that it is filled with warmth and hospitality. Despite a "questionable review" received from her brother, Michael (who I met in a pub one night)(LOL!), we found breakfast to be delicious, and Mary's smile to be infectious. P.S. Mary, sorry about the outcome of the Championship, but... More 

Thank BobHilborn
Bonita Springs, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Hawthorn House is extremely well located right in Kenmare. Though location of this B&B is perfect it is the warmth and hospitality of the owner Mary that made this place truly outstanding. She could not do enough for my husband and I and added so much to our most enjoyable stay. The breakfast offerings were wonderful and nicely presented. We... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Hawthorn House while visiting the lovely town of Kenmare. It has a lot to offer: location in the center of town, free off street parking, large and very comfortable, quiet rooms, delicious breakfasts with a good selection of cooked dishes, and most of all, the warm hospitality of Mary O'Brian.

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Webster, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great spot right at the edge of the pretty little town of Kenmare. Easy walk "home" after a late night. Great breakfast. Mary is a lovely hostess and recommended some perfect pubs, such as Crowley's, for traditional session music. A great Irish experience!

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We arrived in Kenmare and had not booked accomodation to find most places full...but Fortunately Hawthorn Lodges B& B were recommended. What a delight it was meeting Mary who was friendly and helpful. Our rooms were spacious, light and clean and tidy. Beds comfortable. Restaurants and shops were all in walking distance. Great meals and Irish music to be heard.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely stay for one night! We stayed here with friends whilst touring the Ring of Beara and found Kenmare an excellent place to base ourselves for the night. Plenty of good reasonable restaurants and Hawthorn House was very well located near the Main Street. Breakfast was excellent and Mary a marvellous hostess!

Thank chrisgcook
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed at Hawthorn house in what Mary calls the Honeymoon suite, which is a log cabin to the rear of the hotel! It was so beautiful with many wooden pieces of furniture and a huge bed! The privacy was very welcome. The cabin was immaculate and very comfortable. We woukd have stayed longer than 1 night had the cabin... More 

Thank pinklady2713
Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I had a very plesant stay at the Hawthorn house. The room I stayed in was like a hotel room, very spacious and comfortable. Mary was very good to take my stay at short notice and she gave very good recommendation to the sites aound Kenmare. Parking around the back was free, and breakfast was nice. Very pleased.

Thank Kevin B
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