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Bay View Hotel

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Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
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Bay View Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Waterville
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Tralee, Ireland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A group of us had sandwiches and chips . nothing special but ok .Guinness was also alright . Waitress was friendly . Unfortunately the ladies in group said the toilet was a disaster area. Gents toilet was ok. There seemed more staff than customers which may have told us something . Beautiful location but maybe we should have gone elsewhere... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This hotel is without doubt the worst run establishment I have ever had the misfortune to stay in. It also operates as a hostel when the mood takes the owners/management (they are one in the same) who are among the most rude, arrogant and ignorant people I have encountered. The musty smell when you enter the reception area is off-putting,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In a previous review this hotel was described as Faulty Towers but rest assured there is nothing funny about this place. Run as both a hostel and hotel (Kerry Way Hostel). This is the ultimate falling down business, the slates missing from the roof confirms this. The whole building is falling apart from the broken glass in the dining room... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Honestly I thought it was a bad joke when I walked in to reception. This is without doubt the VERY WORST hotel I have ever set foot in. Its like a scene from faulty towers and anyone that has booked, cancel or thinking of booking, forget about it. PT

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Rooms tired looking, function room damp, and the exterior looks dreadful. They badly need to invest in it. The people working there were very nice, and it could be a great spot if the hotel matched their enthusiasm. A couple of friends stayed in a place nearby, and I regretted not booking... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped for a quick snack on a beautiful summers day while enjoying the Ring of Kerry. Decided to eat in the bar, and 3 of us ordered the Fish n Chips and a toasted sandwich. The girl who took our order was nice and friendly, but that was as good as it got. ! Plenty of chips and some salad,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We pass trought Waterville while doing the Ring of Kerry.. The restaurant was very dirty ... We ordered two fish and chips, the presentation seamed ok but the fish had bad smell and bad taste... We told that to the waiter and he just said that the fish was fresh!afraid of being sick we told him we didn't want to... More 

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Ishpeming, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The service was poor. Waitress gave us two menus for six of us, and it was tough to get her to come back for our order. The food was okay, but the place itself was old, dirty, and not kept up at all. The value was okay. Nothing was too over-priced. I went towards the lobby of the hotel to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Virtually all hotels that I've stayed at in Ireland have great, friendly, professional staff. This one doesn't I'm afraid. Relating the full horrific experience here with this hotel and its companion in Waterville (Lake Hotel) would take too long and may bore readers. All I would advise is not to stay in either.

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Binghamton, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stopped in for lunch on our driving tour of the Ring of Kerry. Sadly this establishment, which should be thriving on summer tourism, did not know how to treat its customers. Indifferent staff and slow service. Can't complain about the portion sizes of the food, but almost felt unwelcome to be there eating the food.

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Address: Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Waterville
Number of rooms: 60

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