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The Old Cable Historic House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   9/10 Iveragh Terrace | Old Telegraph Cable Station Milestone Heritage Site Waterville Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 10 Waterville B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a night at this venue. It has great historic significance and our room was comfortable and the bathroom facilities were excellent. We had dinner in and the local seafood was cooked to perfection.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 2 nights in July 14 in this lovely B&B in a terrific location for seeing the Kerry coastline. We found the owners, Margaret and Alan, very friendly and helpful and enjoyed a very nice evening meal. Breakfast was excellent and the rooms very clean and entirely as advertised. Great value stay.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we contacted Margaret to book this break we knew we were on to a winner. She was very helpful from the word go and had a great welcome for us on arrival. Our accommodation certainly met our needs. Nice spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds, small (but adequate) bathrooms. A house of character (with rooms available on ground floor for those... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in The Old Cable Historic House in June 2014. The old house is in a good condition and the host, Margaret and Alan, contribute to a pleasant stay. We came to play golf at the Waterville Golf Course. The Old Cable House is conveniently close located.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I booked this place I'd read some of the other reviews people had posted. They mentioned the great welcome, the great hosts, the great fish in the restaurant etc. When I arrived at 5.30pm I was met by a gentleman who didn't introduce himself and certainly wasn't particularly welcoming. He let me in and then disappeared for 10 mins... More

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Giddyfiddles1, General Manager at The Old Cable Historic House, responded to this review

mrmorley - Alan here, obviously with much regret and total surprise I read your comments given our long friendly chats re your work and business - World Cup football hopes ......etc etc, astonished really, cannot remember at any stage being unfriendly to you ? this would not be our practise at any time. I have forwarded on to you ,... More

Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Margaret was a fantastic host that made us feel very welcomed at her Old Cable House BnB in Waterville. She greeted us at the door and introduced herself, we chatted for a few moments then she showed us to our room. The room was big and clean, the BnB was big and clean. Margaret even set us up on a... More

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed in the Old Cable house on a recent visit to Waterville. The best part of staying here is the friendly welcome of the couple who run it. The breakfast was very good too. The room was spacious but average, and there was a slight odor from the bathroom. Overall the place grew on us over our three night... More

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interestingstay, Manager at The Old Cable Historic House, responded to this review

Hilary - 2 pairs of trousers found in your room by Housekeeper - for security reasons all your personal data is deleted from our systems on your departure so was hoping to hear from you - if you can get your home address to us either by phone 0669474233 or email I would be very happy to get them to... More

Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed here for a night with my husband whilst walking the Kerry Way. Everything about our stay was wonderful - the welcome, the food, our room and lounge/dining area could not be faulted. For my husband a bonus was drinking draught Guinness by a log fire after a long day's walk. The evening meal was beautifully cooked. Couldn't wait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Clean, warm and tidy room. Great communcation from booking to check out. Location is ideal if you plan on playing Skellig Bay or Waterville Golf links. The town centre is only a short walk away from The Old Cable House.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was a lovely stop for my husband and I on the Ring of Kerry. We found the Innkeeper, Margaret Brown and her family, to be charming hosts. Our room in the newer addition was spotless and the walk-in shower was wonderful. Both of us enjoyed three great nights' rest. The Irish breakfast was always splendid, and Margaret and son,... More

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Address: 9/10 Iveragh Terrace | Old Telegraph Cable Station Milestone Heritage Site Waterville Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Waterville
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Cable Historic House 3*
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A halfway stopping point on world famous Ring of Kerry, this Milestone Heritage Site situated in Waterville Village traces its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables laid from Ireland/Europe to USA in 1866. The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers - stay with us and experience this remarkable aspect of Ireland's history and culture. That incomparable Irish mist, we reveal the Ireland you had only dreamed of - colourful, unstuffy, and a infectiously attractive mix of styles and people. Polished floors, robust Irish cooking, medicinal whiskeys, fly-fishing and storytelling characters, Islands, mountains, and goats who own the road, ever changing skies, magical wishing wells. Believe every word you hear about the beauty of Waterville Ring of Kerry, however its the warm hearted friendly people whose healing inheritance will nurture and settle you along with a majestic landscape and its power to embrace and nourish you.Happy to organise preferred rates for Waterville Golf Links - Skellig Michael 6th Century Monastic Settlement - Fishing - Ring of Kerry Tours - First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Walking Tours /Lectures. ... more   less 
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