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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marietta, Georgia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick Steves recommendation 2015 Ireland. Reserved via email with Owner, Mary. Super easy. She was very friendly during our correspondence. You know, even though you see pictures, you don't know if you are really getting what you think you're getting? Well, this place was even better than I expected from Rick Steves, and I expect a lot from him, because... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hawthorn House is ideally located off the main traffic street and is on the Ring of Kerry in this quaint small town. Mary O'Brien was a most helpful and friendly hostess. The room was large and clean and the bed comfortable. We couldn't get wifi in the room which was a disadvantage. Breakfasts were more than adequate but could have... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Kenmare, but we especially loved this lovely B&B. It is right near downtown and a close walk to the water, but still very quiet. Also parking was very easy. We were traveling with our 1 year old son, and he ran right into the owner's arms when we arrived! The owner, Mary gave us great... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kenmare is a great little town and this B&B was in a perfect location for exploring; quiet for sleeping but right downtown. We were in a room in the annex next door and it was huge. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom (with a big tub!) was immaculate and modern. Breakfast was great; it was a super busy morning but... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visiting Kenmare for one night with some friends. This B&B is situated at the top of the Main Street where all the pubs and restaurants are located, so it's very handy! Parking is available too, which was great! The room was big and clean with all mod cons. Bed very comfortable. Breakfast very nice. I managed to lose my phone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Thanks Mary for a great trip. We'd a big group and the lovely host let us take over a little bit. So friendly, helpful and welcoming. Great location, right in the middle of town but not too close to pubs as to be a disturbance. Would highly recommend.

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Wettingen, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Discovered this place by sheer coincidence (another fully booked B&B owner in Kenmore referred us here) and we could not have been more lucky. From the moment we entered the door, Mary made us feel at home in her spotlessly clean and cozy home. The room was spacious and the beds very comfortable. As this place is on the major... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

What a fabulous place. Clean and neat room. The owner was amazing. Very informative and helpful. It felt like family. We are planning to send relatives there as a referral. I would highly recommend this as the beat place to stay.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Hawthorn house was clean and it is in a great location. You can walk down the street to the pubs and walk back. Breakfast was great! Mary was very nice. We only stayed for one night and I wish we could have stayed longer. It was our first night in Ireland and it was a great way to start... More 

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Graham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great visit at Hawthorn House. Mary was a gracious host who wanted to make sure all of our needs were met. Very friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations and area ideas. The room was very clean and the breakfast was wonderful. Would recommend this place to anyone and family looking for a great place to stay at... More 

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