As a committed 5 star hotel traveller, the thoughts of camping filled me with dread, but as I had a little girl who was determined to try it, I went online and discovered what I thought was a good compromise, glamping. After searching a number of sites I felt that Dromquinna offered the best accomodation. We stayed 2 nights and I am converted! What a wonderful mini-break. Having no TV meant we all spent 'quality time' together, chatting, playing etc. The staff were unbelievably welcoming and friendly. The facilities were spotless. The small touches made it, like the picnic basket delivered to your deck each morning with perfectly flaky warm croissants, coffee and juice. The 'tent' itself was spacious. We had No.9 which in my view was the best. It looked straight out over the water and we spent much of our time gazing out from our comfy chairs, fluffy blanket on our knees and glass of wine in hand. The beds were pillow topped mattresses with goose down duvets and oh so cosy. We had 2 bedrooms so the little one could have her own space and yet the walls can be zipped back if you'd prefer to make one big bedroom if you've any nervous sleepers :) Lying in bed at night and listening to the wind outside made it like one big adventure and brought me back to my childhood of camping in the garden, but with all the adult creature comforts. The onsite restaurant The Boathouse is also not to be missed. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dromquinna Manor is a 40 acre estate on the shores of Kenmare Bay. The Manor is dedicated to catering for weddings up to 170 guests in a magnificent Victorian building with a warm contemporary decor. A simply stunning setting with personal service.We have 12 tents on the grounds which are fully furnished and feature really comfy beds with duck down duvet and goose down pillows. Camping was never like this.The Boathouse Wine Bar & Bistro offers a tantalizing selection of dishes by the water. ... more less