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“Can't keep away” 5 of 5 stars
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Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #15 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Can't keep away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I have tried many different guest houses in the area but Davitts is by far the best I have come across. I have now stayed at Davitts 5 times and am planning to go back in October. The rooms are spacious, modern, clean and comfortable and very good value for money. The breakfasts are amazing, with a wide range of choices and the staff are willing to change the menu according to your preferences; I reconmend the banana and cinamon pancake stack- delicious! The food in the restaurant is also delicious, good homecooked food, locally sourced ingredients and excelent quick service. On our last visit we tried many highly reconmended 4 star restuarants but it wasnt a patch on the food served at Davitts, Davitts seemed a lot better value for money. The staff are very friendly, happy and informative and often suggest good places for us to visit. Honestly completely diasagree with the negative comments others have made. Highly reconmend this guesthouse!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011 via mobile

top class rooms and service last two reviews have to be a lie does not make sense staff very knowledgeable on area from talking to them

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Very expensive food and accommadation. Staff not very infomative and lacking in local knowledge.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Davitts_11, Owner at Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 6, 2011
Just after reading your review & would love you to elaborate on your 'As bad as it gets'
I am going to be very blunt -when you go on Tripadvisor remember also that you are attacking a business & We do our best utmost to provide a good service.
We are a 3 Star Guesthouse in the Centre of the town of Kenmare offering quality/Clean Accommodation & as regards price for the height of the busiest time in July & August our rate is between EU70 - EU80 for a room for 2 persons including breakfast. We have a Menu on the outside wall of the buidling displaying our prices so you should have had a quick look at this before deciding to eat with us.
We are competively priced & offer a menu to suit all tastes & budgets- We have a set Menu 2 Courses @ EU20 & 3 Courses @ EU24 our ala Carte starts from Burgers etc @ EU13.50.
You seem to have very hign expectations even the fact that you critiqued another very good establishment in the town.
It may be advisable that the next time you decide to visit Kenmare you go to one of the 5 Star hotels this might suit better or not....................

Mary Cremin
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Montreal, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed one night at Davitt's in Kenmare and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. From our arrival, staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Our room was very large, with a large bathroom and tub (and after 10 days in tiny B & Bs, extra room to spread out was so welcome!) After dinner across the road, we visited the bar at Davitts and the barman (Brian?) was helpful in our search for the perfect whiskey and a real trad session (he was right on with that one, although I won't say where as I wouldn't want lots of tourists to descend upon the bar!). Breakfast in the morning was quite generous and excellent. I wish we had stayed longer in the area!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

This was one of the nicest stops on our REI tour.
It was excellent in all respects.
It is in the midst of some of the best Pubs in Ireland.
Spacious and clean. Wifi. and so on.
Further ... I had left behind valuable shopping items and Davitts mailed them to me back in the US later free of charge after finding them in my vacated room. Very responsive to my request. And trustworthy.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

While recently in Kenmare Ireland with a group we stayed at Davitt's on Henry Street, Kenmare, Co Kerry, Ireland. It was a wonderful choice; great food, spacious attractive rooms, bar, restaurant, and delightful host in Mary Cremin. Tel +353 0 64-6642741.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stopped in Kenmare on our trip through Ireland. We actually stayed at nearby Sheen Falls Lodge (big disappointment) but happened upon this establishment when looking for a place for dinner. They had live Irish music and the food was totally outstanding. We were a party of 8 (4 couples) and every one of us loved our meal from the salad, to the main course and dessert! The prices were very good as well. One of our best meals in Ireland! The place was crowded and and now we know why. If you're planning on being near this area, give Davitt's a visit. If their food is this good, I bet their accomodations are great as well. Very friendly and helpful waiters/bartenders!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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
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Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Davitt's is a family run guesthouse/bed and breakfast in the centre of Kenmare, Co Kerry. Rooms are well-appointed and en-suite. Downstairs there is a friendly bar bistro where guests can relax in front of the open fire and a restaurant serving some of the best food in town. Groups and tours welcome by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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