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“Lovely BnB with a Great Breakfast.” 5 of 5 stars
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Tralee Road, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #64 of 142 Killarney B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Lovely BnB with a Great Breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed at Beautys Home recently and had a great stay.The rooms were lovely,clean and warm.

Catherine was very welcoming and a great hostess.

Breakfast was really nice and freshly cooked.

Highly recommend Beautys Home.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine S, Owner at Beauty's Home, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Kenneth S,

Thank you for your recent review of our B&B. We welcome all guests to our home with a big friendly Irish welcome, and I am delighted to read that we exceeded your expectations. We are very proud to source all our food-provisions from the locality, and use farmers markets where possible. This, we believe, adds to the authentic Irish experience; and we are especially delighted to read that you enjoyed your freshly cooked breakfast.

Kind regards,

Catherine
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Denver, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were recommended to this B&B by the local tour information office while in Killarney. The owner/operator is very nice, but we were not impressed with the old, out dated room. When we arrived, our bathroom floor was wet and the rug around the sink was soaked. We informed the owner and she told us that they had just finished mopping. We let it go, but the next morning, there was still water on the floor, and the rug still soaked. There was mold around the sink and the hair dryer was so outdated that it was taped together in order for it to work. Even the tape job was outdated as we had to try to hold the hose together, by hand, to get it to work. Breakfast was fair, at best. There are so many B&Bs to choose from, that we would suggest you keep looking.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine S, Owner at Beauty's Home, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you for your recent review of our Bed & Breakfast, and we take all reviews very seriously. We are a Fáilte Ireland (Irish tourist board) approved B&B, and as such, we must meet certain criteria each year for our three-star rating. Our competitive edge –unlike the many hotels in Killarney –is that our guests enjoy the novelty of staying in an Irish home, with an Irish family. And, with the recent surge in popularity of 1970’s and 80’s nostalgia, we took a bold step to stand out from other B&B’s in town by having “themed” rooms. All of our modern en-suite rooms meet Fáilte Ireland stardards, though some are themed; reflecting a tasteful blend of modern conveniences with a little nostalgia.

We regret that your room was not to your satisfaction; and we especially regret that breakfast did not live up to your expectations. All of our guests enjoy a full-Irish cooked breakfast served in our dining room; complemented by a choice of cereals and juices, as well as tea or coffee. Our en-suite facilities are cleaned each day –and on request. It is very unfortunate, therefore, that you did not bring any alleged shortcomings to our attention. Though, it is regrettable that the hairdryer had been damaged by the previous guests prior to your arrival –it has since been replaced. We aim to exceed the expectations of our guests, and it is our policy to ask guests if there is anything they need during their stay. Indeed, we would have been delighted to furnish you with a replacement hairdryer, but regret that no such request was forthcoming. Thank you once again for your review.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Friends of ours stayed at Beautys Home and advised us to stay here too.We had a great time and would highly recommend a stay here.

Our room was big and spotless.Breakfast was super.

Great location.Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine S, Owner at Beauty's Home, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Harry C,

Thank you for your review of our B&B, and we pleased to read that your friends recommended you to us. We are glad that you liked our location too -we are a short walking distance from town, but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet, and indeed the mountain views from our home. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your Irish breakfast too. Come visit us again...

Kind regards,

Catherine
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our Friends and Family stayed with Katherine at Beautys Home and had a brilliant stay.

We stayed through Rail Tours and would highly recommend this B&B.

We were all delighted with the three rooms we stayed in which were big,clean and spacious.

The breakfast were great and next time we get to Killarney we will certainly stay with Katherine and Beautys Home.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Before going to Ireland I was told that it was essential to stay in bed and breakfasts while traveling Ireland. This particular B&B was booked for us through a tour we booked. The owner of the establishment works for the tour group so I imagine the tour overlooks the quality of the place for that reason. It is a very old stuffy place that looks like she's using linens and furniture straight out of the 80s. The owner is a nice woman but I did not find this to be the romanticized vision of a B&B that I had hoped for. Other members in our tour were booked in very beautiful B&Bs. This was not one of them. I'll stick to hotels or stay away from tours that include room and board.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine S, Manager at Beauty's Home, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for your recent review of our Bed & Breakfast, and we take all reviews very seriously. The criteria (for which standards & quality are measured) are not at the discretion of any tour company to “overlook”. We are a Fáilte Ireland (Irish tourist board) approved B&B, and as such, we must meet certain criteria each year to retain our three-star rating.

Perhaps your expectations were very high. Many B&B’s in the United States –for example –are synonymous with upmarket boutique hotels; albeit on a small scale. It should be noted, however, that unlike most B&B’s in North America, all B&B’s in Ireland are –first and foremost –Irish homes; and guests enjoy the novelty of staying with an Irish family. As with other B&B’s in Killarney, all of our modern en-suite rooms meet Fáilte Ireland standards; and our guests enjoy many of the benefits of hotel accommodation, though with a more personal touch. Some of our modern rooms are themed; reflecting a tasteful blend of modern conveniences with a little nostalgia from the 1970’s and 80’s –we regret, though, that you were not satisfied with your overall experience.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful time. Catherine was a tremendous host: great breakfasts; very gracious about seeing that we were looked after; made sure we knew the highlights of Killarney; and that we got to our bus tours on time. Beauty's Home is terrific value and a friendly way-stop.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I stayed with my daughter here and we had a wonderful time. Catherine was so personal and helpful. We did not drive and they picked us up at the bus station, arranged a tour for us of The Ring of Kerry and even helped me pick up my laundry in town! Food was great and plentiful. Loved the soda bread...:) Very comfortable rooms and a sun room that we sat and relaxed in before going out or going to bed. Close to the National Park and downtown. We walked everywhere, no need for a bus. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tralee Road, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #64 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Number of rooms: 3

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