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The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse

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Strand Line, Kilkee 123, Ireland
The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our stay in Kilkee recently which it was made all the more special by staying in The Strand Seafood Bistro. Beautiful food, friendly staff who went all out to please you and a stunning view of the beach. I just loved listening to the waves as we nodded off. I will definitely return!

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SouthEast
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Dreadful and shoddy place. Cinnamon in a burger... Who puts flippin cinnamon in a homemade burger? Espresso that looked like a bad maxwell house. Owner couldn't care less either and was more interested in having his own dinner in the lounge! Give it a miss...I wish we had....

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Miltown Malbay
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I pressured my husband into taking me here for fish and chips for Mother's Day, since the website specified beer-battered catch of the day and hand-cut chips. Service was very slow, and finally when I inquired about our meal, I was told that there was a backlog and the waiter would check on it. Well into our second hour at... More 

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Tramore, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful location but thats where it ends, so dated and basic.the rooms are ancient very badly maintained run on a shoe string budget and it shows, totally over priced also, kilkee is amazing in summer just wish I choose better accomadation. The staff are not friendly and food very sub standard

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I travel to Ireland with family every couple years--we always visit Kilkee, and we always eat and stay at the Strand. The food is easily the best seafood I've ever had, the accommodations are comfortable and spotless, and the hosts are so warm and welcoming. The view from the rooms and restaurant is absolutely spectacular, you could not ask for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Having been to this fab boutique style Hotel and restaurant before we were very excited to head back for more not so long ago. We received a warm welcome from Johnny and Caroline and headed to the bar to sit back and relax over a gorgeous lunch and a view to die for. Our room was comfortable and cosy with... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have stayed at Johnny's and Caroline's GuestHouse on the Strand many, many times and will stay again this May. There are any number of places to stay when in Kilkee, but there is only ONE Strand Guesthouse where the water rushes up to your senses relieving your mind of the life that you left. Just go and enjoy the... More 

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MASS
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This right on the water seasonal village is everything you can imagine for a quaint. local, experience. We were there early September and as this place is a Ocean front community most places were open on a limited schedule. It truly is scenic in every respect and know it would be glorious in the summer! None the less we took... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have been to the strand many times over the years and have indeed recommended it to my family who have stayed here in the past and we have celebrated many occasions here. So as it was our wedding aniversary we booked a table here to celebrate. We booked a window seat and on arrival were ushered into the bar... More 

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Newbridge, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We went in for an evening drink but were met by a young man probably manager adressing staff in a very inpolite manner...this I know is sometimes necessary but when he turned to serve me his attitude did not improve. We waited a while for our drinks, when I paid he did not make any attempts to engage with me.... More 

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