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“great place to stay - good location, comfortable rooms and friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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O'Donnabhain's Guesthouse B&B & Townhouses
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   10 Henry Street | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 62 Kenmare B&B and Inns
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“great place to stay - good location, comfortable rooms and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

We stayed for three nights at the O'Donnabhain's guesthouse and wish we'd booked for a longer stay. The rooms are a good size and located away from the bar so noise at night was not an issue. The food was fresh and so good that we ended up eating more meals in the pub than planned. The staff were friendly and very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. There is a warm atmosphere in the pub and although it was very busy with diners throughout our stay, Jer made sure we always got a table and were looked after. The guesthouse is set in the heart of the town and the fact that there was parking availble was a huge plus as Kenmare is very busy in the summer and parking spaces difficult to find.
This was our first trip to Ireland and we are very pleased that we chose O'Donnabhains.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Saint John
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

Spent 2 nights at O'Donnabhain's. Room (#10) was spacious and very clean. Excellent Irish breakfast but most of all, the gastro pub served us a delightful dinner. The guest house is centrally located and makes accessing Kenmare very easy. We were fortunate to be there for the Wednesday morning market which was filled with with a wide assortment of vendors - a must see before venturing out especially if you want to pick up food and drink for a pcinic.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

We spent 3 nites at the guesthouse and were very pleased. The owners work very hard to make sure all of the guests have everything they need. The breakfast menu was good and breakfast was a time to have a chat and get good advice. The Pub/Restaurant was friendly with very good food. Large modern rooms in the center of Kenmare, a great town.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

clean, friendly, in the centre of town, meals to die for , guiness to die for, music on some nights, great ambience in the pub. owners are hard working , friendly and always there for a chat. say hello to jahn ( the german barman) sorry he lost the world cup. all in all we would definitely return

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

This place is a gem. The rooms are like hotel rooms - very comfortable and beautifully furnished. They were extremely clean and the bathroom was a good size and also very clean. There is a very relaxed atmosphere in this place and the owner was extremely helpful, he clearly wanted us the enjoy our stay and achieved this. We ate in the restaurant downstairs one of our two night stay. The fish was the freshest I've ever tasted and really, really tasty. Breakfast was also really excellent with a great selection and friendly service. All in all I cannot recommend this place enough for any type of visitor. Centrally located in Kenmare and free parking at the rear - impressive beyond expectations in general!!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

My husband and I spent three glorious nights at the family run guest house, O'Donnabhain's, in the heart of Kenmare. Jer and Vanessa welcomed us from the day we arrived. Our room was quiet and spacious with a wonderful king size bed. Out of our window we could watch the stars at night. Very romantic! Vanessa is a gifted chef offering a wide variety of scrumptious dishes to try. My favorite was her seafood casserole prepared with local shrimp, mussels, fish and a spicy broth full of flavor. We enjoyed live Irish music . I liked Joe Savino so much I bought his tape, On Sunday I attended the local church in Kenmare and was amazed at all of the worshipers of all ages praising God!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

I like to stay in pubs as long as they're clean and quiet, and O'Donnabhain's exceeds expectations on both scores. The rooms have recently been updated and so have a bit more flair than your average pub accommodations. The owner was extremely friendly and always available when we needed him. The pub downstairs is nice too. Kenmare is much more pleasant and less overrun by tourists than Killarney, and has great restaurants. Overall, this is a laid-back Irish pub in a great town.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Henry Street | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — O'Donnabhain's Guesthouse B&B & Townhouses 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O'Donnabhains Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse / Bed and Breakfast provides a memorable and quality experience for food, drink and accommodation located in what is the hidden gem of Ireland, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. For our best rates Book Direct on our Official web site and save 10% ... more   less 
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