The accomodation is luxurious, the hotess very friendly and helpful. She provided an excellent breakfast each of the three days we were there. Our rooms were overlooking the Harbour, a lovely view. The restaurant next door serves great food. The four of us arrived there quite tired from our organized travels in Greece and Turkey. This location is a good place to relax if you do not want to do much. The drive from Dublin to Kenmare is about five hours. This part of our tour was a self drive at our own pace and very relaxing. Kenmare is situated on the Ring of Kerry. I had read that the Ring of Kerry is one of the ten most scenic rides in the world and had wanted to visit it. First we went around the Ring of Beara, a shorter four hour ride. It rained all day, and personally enjoyed it, specially watching all the waterfalls driving through the narrow roads of Healy Pass. The next day we drove the longer drive around the Ring of Kerry. Some sections are not great, others are very nice. I have driven some of the other ten "best" rides (PCH on California coast, Banff to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, Queenstown to Te Anau in New Zealand, Highway to Hana in Maui, Srinagar to Leh Ladakh in India, and I think it fits in well in the group. I recommend this Harbour View Bed and Breakfast. You will like it. We did not meet much bus or car traffic, partly because tourism is down due to the recession. After we checked out, we drove to the Cliffs of Moler and then back to Dublin.
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- AA 4 diamond award winning luxurious seashore home with panoramic views over Kenmare Bay. 2 minutes walk from restaurant/bar, serving fresh seafood, and from Star Sailing Centre. ... more less
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