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River Island Hotel

Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Gnosall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived slightly later than anticipated for a 4 night stay, as part of a large group. The check in was the quickest I have come across in a long time, which was much appreciated as the journey had been a long one. Right from the start the staff were very helpful, attentive, and welcoming. The rooms are a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled to Castleisland with a group that were participating in the Kerry Drama Festival. The hotel is located in the centre of the town a few minutes walk from their theatre. We had a very pleasant stayed overnight stay in this hotel. It is small hotel with a really friendly and helpful staff. As I was heading out to... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed for three nights while on a coach tour of the area, hotel accommodation clean and comfortable but views from the room limited by rooftops at rear of hotel, meals and service good with excellent selection and friendly staff. Castleisland typical small provincial Irish town with not much to attract anyone but good base for touring the Ring of Kerry... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Lovely welcome when the coach drew up outside the hotel. My group were very well looked after even though the hotel was very busy as our stay was over a bank holiday weekend. Friendly staff, good choice of menu in the first floor restaurant. Bedrooms clean and tidy. Good location for the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and away from the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were a bit apprehensive about this hotel but we needn't have worried. From the moment we stepped through the door we were made welcome. We travelled as part of a coach party and made to feel that nothing was too much trouble. Our coach broke down on one outing and the driver informed the hotel we would be late.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed as we were playing golf close by. Room was clean and spacious. TV wasn't modern, but no big deal as it wasn't used. Front bar area is quite small and the larger part is a mix between a restaurant and a bar which is slightly strange. There may have been another area that wasn't open. Food was inexpensive and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped in Castle island for lunch on a trip to Crag caves. The River Island hotel looked nice from the outside. When we went in we were redirected to another location upstairs for lunch. First signs were bad. Place was totally deserted for lunch. The menu on display at the entrance was different to the one we were given at... More 

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Burton on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Staff were friendly, polite and extremely helpful. The service outstanding, the hotel clean and modern (apart from the TV). The room was tidy and comfortable, we slept well. It was a wrench to leave as the staff had been so kind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As hotels go, this hotel is fine, nothing outstanding but fine. What makes it that little bit better is that they employ Irish local people who typify the real Ireland. Dinner is good and reasonable value, again not outstanding but typical Irish, country hotel fare. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Country town hotels are fast disappearing and being replaced instead... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited this hotel last month with a coach party and it is one of the very best hotels in which I have ever stayed. Great location for both Kerry airport and the "Ring of Kerry." Lovely food and fabulous staff. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks to all the manager and staff.

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