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Am Lui | Ballinaboula, Dingle, Ireland
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The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #29 of 73 Dingle B&B and Inns
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unaccommodating ... couldn't give us one extra hour to let our 'flu infected teenager sleep it off a little while we went to get some medication on a Sunday morning, but landlady was always kee n to take up our time moaning about the price of a toaster or telling us where to eat in town for 25cents less... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Fintan for your review and to find that my breakfasts were ‘ok’. . I did read your other negative reviews for the Skelligs Hotel here in Dingle and your other one for Spain. MONEY: I was expecting this review from you as the bottom line here was all about money and nothing else. None the less it’s upsetting... More

Konstanz, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 daya as a couple in this nice B & B. It situated near Dingle, but very quite and in a natural surrounding. The atmosphere is very friendly and familiar. For us it was a lovely place where we felt very well. Jill is a warm hearted host, who gave us the feeling to be at home. The... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much Marco and Margit for your lovely review here on Trip, and for originally coming for two nights and staying three nights. Your gift of essential oil is much appreciated for my bones and as I've had 4 foot operations, it is definitely being used. I still expect to smell it when I go into the room... More

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night earlier in the week. Arrived tired after a long drive saw Jills B &B and called in on the off chance. So pleased we did. A mobile number left on the door enabled us to contact her to find if there were vacancies and she rushed back to make us very welcome. Just on the... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Well, what can I say about this wonderful couple that went over and above the call of duty to stay at my humble home. I foolishly didn't leave the code for Ireland with my phone number on the door but they managed to remember it and rang me. I had an appointment for an X-Ray in Tralee that day and... More

Los Angeles, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jill is a wonderful host who truly makes her guests feel at home. We returned last month (sorry for the late report!) from 9 days in Ireland with our family of 5. In Dingle we stayed in two separate B&B's due to availability, and they were both delightful. Our teenagers appreciated the spacious rooms and wide-open yard with broad views.... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely long review and positive comments and for appreciating the fact that you are coming to stay in someone's private home and not a hotel, and yes, I would appreciate being told if there is anything not 100% in the bedrooms, so that I can put it right as soon as possible. It was... More

Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We arrived at this B&B after a long flight delay and finally making it to Ireland many hours later than expected. We felt instantly right at home with Jill. My partner and I were able to nap while our boys played soccer in her yard after we arrived. Jill was very kind and helpful to us in every way. This... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Trisha, thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was too short a stay but the two boys were a pleasure. It is so lovely to see young boys kicking football around the garden instead of computer games. This time of the year I suppose you are going to get storms/monsoons in America delaying air flights so if Dingle... More

Flagler Beach, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
48 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We recently spent two nights at this homey bed and breakfast. This is our third 3 week visit to Ireland in the past 5 years. As a couple who travels quite extensively, we have stayed at many bed and breakfasts. . . at least 9 in Ireland alone. As a free lance travel writer, it is my responsibility to review... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments which I enjoyed reading. I will leave your negative ones for my guests to decide for themselves, but I WILL reply to ALL of them later. I’d like to quote from your e-mail as follows: “I am a travel writer from the USA on a tight budget…..” I would also appreciate permission to photograph... More

Burlingame, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This b&b was perfect for my introduction to Ireland. A rural setting just a mile outside Dingle Town gave me the best of both worlds--the peace and quiet of the country walking distance from the restaurants, shops and music in town. A tiny country road just across from the b&b makes a pleasant, almost car-less, walk to town. Jill herself... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Carla, so lovely to hear from your here and I appreciate you going to all this trouble. You were so lucky with the weather while here and you both made the most of your three nights. You really do need a car for getting around the Dingle Peninsula, but you both were great walkers and managed to see a lot... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay in Dingle this B&B will be the best option. The room and bathroom are clean, beds are comfy, hot water in the shower all day. Perfect location: close to town (within walking distance) but far away from night life noise, so you will have a good sleep after a busy day.... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Julia, it was so lovely to have you, your Mum and two beautiful children stay in our humble home. You have left a wonderful lasting impression on me since leaving and I hope you all get back to Dingle again some day. I'm so glad you all got to see 'Fungie' our wild dolphin and also enjoyed the Aquarium while... More

Twin City, Georgia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The best B&B in in Dingle! Great and friendly people with great service, food, beds, rooms and just help getting around! They will take great care of you! Must stay here! It is also very close to town. You can walk or drive and the town has very interesting things in it as we'll! It's just a great place!

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Russ and your Mum Tammy. Thank you for popping up here and writing such lovely things. I appreciate it very much. I hope ye managed to find a lovely place to stay in Doolin after leaving me here in Dingle. I'm wondering if you managed to give my cards to anyone up there? I'm sure your sister and Dad... More

Waunakee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Jill and Benji will take good care of you at the Liston Family B & B. The rooms are clean and Jill makes a great breakfast, whether you are after a traditional Irish breakfast or something more simple. Jill also provided us with great directions to many "off the map" sites and gave us some pointers on places to eat... More

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sunshinekerry, Owner at The Liston Family Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and Bengie thanks you too! It is very much appreciated as I know it can be difficult when you return home to remember where you stayed each night!! We are back in business for another year and very busy so far. The weather is good too. If anyone is interested in staying... More

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Address: Am Lui | Ballinaboula, Dingle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Jill and family welcome you to our spacious and comfortable home in the heart of the Dingle peninsula with commanding views of Mount Brandon; Irelands second highest mountain, and Mount Eagle, with Dingle harbour in the distance. Our three large bedrooms have spacious en-suite facilities, pie beds with orthopedic mattresses; clock radios; hairdryers; TV and electric blankets on request. Tea/Coffee making facilities. Members of Bord Failte the Irish Tourist Board. ... more   less 
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