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“Excellent no frills small hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Coachmans Townhouse Hotel
Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent no frills small hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

The coachman's does what it supposed to do well, the room was very spacious, excellent large comfortable beds and good facilities, noise was never a issue as we were to the back of the building, so if this is concern asked for the upper back rooms.

Overall this was excellent choice in value and comfort, the only disappointing easily solved issue was a request to the nightporter to access some drinking water ( none in the room) to be told to use the bathroom taps.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed here with 3 friends recently. The room was nicely decorated and very spacious with 2 big comfortable beds.There is lots of natural light and windows to open, it was very warm when we were there. Considering there was four of us more cups and tea/coffee would have been nice. We like our cups of tea when we arrive and are settling in. There was also not a lot of plugs between phone chargers, the kettle, hairdriers and straighteners there was only one decent plug as the second one on the wall at the dressing table was blocked with something.There was one behind the bed but not convenient for what we were using. My friend had to iron her dress and luckily it was black because that iron was so dirty and sticky it nearly left a hole in her dress. The hole from the iron in the carpet is also a bit unsightly. The bathroom was lovely, I really liked that the floor was warm and there was lots of space. We had food downstairs when we arrived which was nice but took awhile considering it was only sandwiches and wasn't very busy. We had to ask for our drinks to be brought over twice and even then didn't get them all so didn't bother asking anymore. I thought breakfast would be better but I am really a breakfast person so maybe expected too much. There was a small table with cereal, chopped fruit, yoghurt and orange juice. A selection of juice would be nice even just 2 or 3. The fruit was completely tasteless as was the cooked breakfast. 2 scrawny sausages, 2 pieces of bacon, a fried egg and about 10 beans. We weren't asked how we would like our eggs which I would have thought was basic. Overall the decor is nice, the staff were friendly enough and the location was perfect but its the little things that let it down. For the price we paid there were too many little things

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Booked here last minute after a night in Killarney and got a great deal through one of the hotel websites. We were a party of 12 and had two family rooms and two doubles. Rooms are very big, recently done out and spotless. Great stay, some of our party had stayed before and recommended it. Food was fantastic. Free Wifi and great evening entertainment too. 10/10

Room Tip: The first floor family room at the front is brilliant.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Seattle, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers, stayed at the Coachman for one night in July 2013. We stopped first in Kilkenny on the way and enjoyed some of the shopping but Kenmare is much smaller and more picturesque. We ended up doing most of our souvenir shopping in a small store in Kenmare. The staff was friendly when I booked and called later to enquire about parking (turns out that we parked on the street right in front of hotel). The Coachman is in a great location in town. The room and bathroom are clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and we had no problem sleeping once we closed the window. Under our room, you could see the outside patio of the pub and a big party was going on, still when the windows were closed we did not hear anything. By the time we got to Kenmare we were ready for a break in pub food, so we did not eat there but we went for a beer after dinner. Music was playing and the place was packed. This is where we started to drive to Ring of Kerry very early the next day and we did not see any buses on the road. We left around 6am and arrived at Portmagee around 8:30am. I would recommend to drive the Ring counter clock wise with bus traffic if you start after 8 am.. The roads are small, the buses coming at you are huge. We drove Kilkenny-Kenmare at 5pm against bus traffic and it was scary (thank you Rick Steve!).
The highlight of our trip was to be able to go to Skellig Michael. We had a gorgeous day and photos of the island cannot convey its beauty. We were disappointed by the views in the Ring ( could have been because of the visibility in the early morning or because we live in the Pacific Northwest). We found that the Dingle peninsula's views were much nicer and the roads less travelled (no large buses).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Excellent location & rooms,food in bar looked fab so was very disappointed by breakfast,no choice & not very appetising what we did get.nice friendly staff and very helpful with any queries we had.lively bar,very busy when we were there.would recommend no problem only for breakfast and don't think would stay here again because of it.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our room at the Coachman couldn't have been more picturesque. It was right over the entrance with a wall of windows lined with flower boxes. We thought at first it would be noisy with the pubs downstairs and across the street, but no, even with the windows open. In the morning there were sheep bleating (quietly) under our window and a farmer's market around the corner. Could not have been better!

  • Stayed July 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
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stayed in Kenmare based on some Dingle Locals recommendations. It was probable one of the best towns we spent time in. Although rather small, Kenmare has great entertainment and great food.

Although the Coachman is a Hotel, it functions like a B&B. the included breakfast was great and the cost per person was the standard 35€ per person with the breakfast included...

This was by far our best room. It was HUGE and took up the entire front of the building with huge windows overlooking the street.

The WiFi was spotty, but other than that this place makes for a great vacation experience.

Room Tip: The front room with 3 HUGE windows overlooking the street was wonderful! It is a little noisy but wo...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Kenmare town center, The Coachman's Townhouse Hotel is a popular choice. Great value luxury accommodation upstairs, combined with the renowned "Coachmans Dining & Music Experience" in the restaurant make The Coachmans a unique and very special offering. A stay at The Coachmans is memorable and 1 night is simply not enough. The rooms are spacious and elegant with King Size beds, plasma TV, underfloor heating, elevator, air con, baths and power showers. Free parking and free WIFI. The hotel is run by Padraig & Siobhan Jones and they invest careful attention and energy to every detail of their business and most of all to their guests. ... more   less 
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