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Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 55 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic guesthouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed here for one night while travelling round Ireland. I expected a basic b&b and was very pleasantly surprised. The room was beautiful and modern and huge. There was only 2 of us yet we had 2 double beds. The breakfast was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. They gave us great advice on where we should visit the following day which we did and saw some amazing views.
We also ate in the hotel on the night and the food was amazing. Really well priced too. Would highly recommend this guesthouse if staying in kenmare.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We thought the room was ok. We thought the breakfast was wonderful, it was the most creative we found in any B&B in Ireland.
We were annoyed the WiFi did not work in the room or the lobby. It was really the only place we've encountered that wasn't set up properly.
The location was great, right on the main street.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We thought the rooms were okay and were annoyed there was no Wi-Fi in the rooms or lobby but the staff (owner especially) were really nice and the breakfast that was included in the price was the best we had in Ireland. They really make an effort to make it great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Davitts_11, Owner at Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you had a problem connecting to our Wifi.
Some of our rooms get our Wifi but others just seem to have a problem picking it up. We have certain hot spots in the building, the whole ground Floor Bar/Restaurant Area & the Lobby that you can get it & we provide our codes in the lobby area for you to connect or just to ask any member of staff.
We are happy that you enjoyed your breakfast we try to offer something varied.
We hope that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland & got some of the lovely sunshine that we are experiencing this week.
Mary
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Kenmare is a great spot to call home for driving the Ring of Kerry and visiting the National Park. Very clean room, off street parking (could pose a challenge if you drive anything larger than the tiny little rental that we had), can easily walk the whole town from here. Great breakfast options with fresh fruit and granola at the buffet table. Lady of the house was quite friendly and offered recommendations for us to see/do. - Negatives: no free wifi, room had no view

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Davitts_11, Owner at Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Kate

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really enjoyed meeting you both & hope you had a great trip to Ireland.
Just a note to say we do have free WIFI but in certain hot spots in the building we provide the code for this. Sorry about the car park. As we are in the centre of the town- the majority of the buidlings do not have parking facilities- street parking is recommended but we are lucky to have a few spaces that we share with another establishment at the rear of the property.
Than you again.
Mary
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Helsinki
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at this very lovely little hotel for nine nights and enjoyed the best service, the nicest room, the most extraordinary breakfast ever. Mary, the lady of the house, helped us with good advice what to do, which places to visit, with renting a car, getting on the internet on her own computer when ours didn't work and using her washing machine ("You may need it, when you are staying for such a long time!"). In the evenings there was good food and live music at the restaurant, and across the street we found the best music pub in town for later in the evening. From Kenmare you can easily visit the Dingle peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and lovely Beara, and do not miss the Seafari, a 2-3hours boat trip tyo watch birds and seals!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Davitts_11, Owner at Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing Davitts as your base for the 9 nights. We really enjoyed chatting to you both in the morning & helping you plan your trips everyday & better still enjoyed your funny stories on your excursions.
Thank you for your more than kind comments & we will look forward to having you stay with us again.
Mary
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charlotte nc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here as part of a tour
The rooms were large clean and updated
Loft sitting areas were comfy and great for small groups
The food at the restaurant -dinner and breakfast was excellent.
Wi-fi is limited in the rooms but that was a small inconvenience

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Had a great night as part of a touring holiday and this hotel stood out from the others as a great location, with a welcoming atmosphere, helpful staff and top service - if I go back to Kenmare I won't be looking anywhere else!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Davitts Kenmare Guesthouse 4*
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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