We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wedding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kenmare Bay Hotel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Kenmare Bay Hotel to your Saves list
Kenmare Bay Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sneem Road, Kenmare, Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Cork
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

On 12th April 2013 we celebrated our wedding reception in the Kenmare Bay Hotel in Co. Kerry. We are both from Co. Cork and got married in our parish church in Clogheen, Co. Cork, and afterwards we traveled down with our 55 guests. The hotel supplied a wedding car to take me from my home to the church and both of us wherever we wanted for pics and then down to the hotel. As well as this the small touch was a picnic basket and champers for us which means a lot when you are totally excited after been married and wanting to toast the occasion and sambos because you are or if your hungry, and loads more goodies in the basket.

We has a fantastic day. The food in the hotel was outstanding, the staff was amazing and could not do enough for us. Tom our wedding manager could not have been more helpful, friendly and put us so much at ease that we didnt have to worry about anything and on the day he outshone himself again by meeting and greeting everybody on arrival and when the meal was ready getting everybody together for the sit down and brought us in afterwards to make our own special entrance.
The staff at our meal did a fab job aswell by making sure everybody had enough and catering for the small people (kiddies) that were at the reception too. Everybody at the meal commented how good the food and service was saying they will definitely be back.

The bar staff were great and made sure that all our guests were catered for and were very friendly which is great too.
Our 2 night stay in the bridal suite was brilliant as firstly the little small gestures again by when we arrived there was a bottle of champers, a wedding card and a box of chocs for us newly weds and champers breakie on both morning, ordered through Tom (when he phoned to see what we would like) and then delivered to our room, which is so nice when you just want a bit of time out after your big day.
Some of our guests stayed in the lodges and holiday homes and were so impressed with them (with the comfort and price).
We had a two day wedding and stayed on the sat nite, the location is great because your are in walking distance of everything so some guests did their own thing on sat and some stayed around the hotel and used the facilities (the pool and gym which are fantastic too). the food on the 2nd night was outstanding too and again everyone commented.

Overall we cant say enough about our wedding reception, our stay and the staff of the Kenmare Bay Hotel. It made our day even more special than it was already and we would highly recommend this hotel for weddings, special occasions or just a nice relaxing night, weekend or holiday away.

Trevor and Gillian Twohig

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Gillian & Trevor,

Thank you for your review, all of us at the Kenmare Bay are thrilled that you, your family and friends had a fabulous wedding here with us. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Tom and all of the staff.

We love to look after every detail and make a wedding day perfect in every way, congratulations and we look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary.

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Rees
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

799 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    410
    226
    104
    40
    19
See reviews for
266
275
13
17
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (144)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
GALWAYEGG
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This hotel is quite good. It is a 10 minute walk into the town. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are decent. The breakfast is good, we also had dinner here which was average enough. We ate at some restaurants in the town and there is a good choice. The hotel overall is good but the thing that lets it down is the bar is like someone's sitting room and has no atmosphere. There is beautiful views from the hotel also.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we are pleased your enjoyed your stay, we appreciate your comments in regarding our bar which we have recently revamped and we plan to offer entertainment there shortly, we also have Ryans bar in Kenmare with live music
We hope to welcome you back in the future
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I recently had a very pleasant weekend in the Kenmare Bay hotel. Despite the awful weather we enjoyed the relaxing, comfortable atmosphere and the town being so close is great given our climate. The reception staff were very helpful and took time to answer our questions and of course discuss the weather. The room was comfortable and the bed was perfect. The food was good and the staff friendly and attentive with lovely view from the dining room.
All in all a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review,
I was pleased to read you had a enjoyable stay over the winter and you found everything to your satisfaction
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just stayed in the 4* Kenmare Bay Hotel and here is why we loved it. Firstly they get the basics right, good location minutes walk from Kenmare, great standard of accommodation (we stayed in the luxury lodges), good facilities and nice staff. However, the real winner is the Kids Club which made all the difference. Our kids did baking, painting, learned about animals, danced and played games. Exactly what you want for a Kids Club and good value as well. It didn't hurt that it also allowed mum and dad to take some time out in the shops and restuarants in Kenmare.

A great weekend. We shall return!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we our trilled you and your family enjoyed all we have to offer for that great weekend away
Kenmare as so much to do for the family and our kids club 3 sessions a day goes down a treat
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed here to Attend a wedding which was brilliant hotel is quite spacious . Staff so helpfull . B b q the following night with fantastic food and a solo artist playing who was great really enjoyed the whole experience. Well done to all.

Room Tip: Took a house in on ground of hotel to sleep 6/7, 2 double I single and pull out couch (suitable for...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we are all pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay for a wedding and you found everything fantastic, it was a great wedding weekend and we were trilled the weather was kind for that special wedding day and the BBQ the following evening
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here for one night with friends. Hotel lobby is lovely and the location of the hotel was ony a 12-25 min walk outside of Kenmare but all flat so no problem. Check-in for a large group of girls was a breeze. Room was very nice, flat screen TV, very comfortable bed, only complaint was that the room was too hot. Bathroom as well could do with some renovating it was very small. But otherwise room was great. Bar is very nice too. Breakfast was a but manic and i dont think there is enough staff at breakfast time. The breakfast itself was good all self-service depends if you like that or not. Diner there the night before was fab, steak was lovely and I would definitely stop there again for food. Overall a great experience and I would recommend this hotel very highly. Staff we terrific.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent review, I was pleased to read you and your friends enjoyed your stay, i have noted your comments and we will be working on these to ensure on your next stay they will be rectified
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The length of time it has taken to write the review is nothing to do with the fab hotel, it's all about us not getting a chance til now! There aren't words to describe a Kenmare Bay Hotel wedding! From the minute we decided to go with Kenmare Bay it was so easy to work with them all. And on the day, from the arrival of Mossie at the house with the car to when we said goodbye to Tom on Monday morning, it was a fantastic experience.

Weve had fabulous feedback; we're so happy we went with the hotel. Small details mean so much and with Kenmare Bay there were lots. If you're thinking about having a wedding in this hotel, think no more - just book it! You so won't regret it. We don't, and we can't wait to go back for our first anniversary dinner.

  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, all of us at the Kenmare Bay our trilled that you, all your family and friends had a fabulous wedding here with us
We love to look after the detail and make a wedding day perfect in every way, congratulations and we look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary
Yours Sincerely
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Kenmare Bay Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kenmare Bay Hotel

Address: Sneem Road, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenmare Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on spacious landscaped gardens with panoramic views of the breathtaking surrounding area & short walk from Kenmare town. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Kenmare Bay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Kenmare Bay Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.