Myself & my fiancée stayed here for 2 nights in August 2012. When booking over the phone i was met with a polite response which is always a good sign. When we arrived we met Brian who went through the map of Dingle and showed us where all the good restaurants & pubs were located at this was our first time in the area. We had planned on only staying one night but decided to stay a second.
On the first night we stayed in the deluxe room which was very nice.The decor was a good choice with a comfy bed but it was the small things that made a difference like the fluffy night gowns, slippers & chocolates. The shower is excellent & there is also a Jacuzzi bath. The room had an amazing view & you could easily sit there for the day looking out at it.
On night 2 we stayed in a junior suite. Again there was lovely decor and an even better bed. It was huge. This room had a better view as it has windows on 2 sides.
If I was to look for faults Id really have to look hard. The only thing I would have rather was fluffy night gowns in the junior room instead of the toweling ones but others may prefer those.
Breakfast was an experience. Helen introduced herself to us which was a nice personal touch as must other hotels we have stayed in dont take interest in the small things but she seemed to be actually interested in talking to people and happy to offer advise which was much appreciated. While being very helpful Helen & Brian were never in your face or over powering. They were the perfects hosts. Out of the 4 breakfasts we had between us I would recommend the pancakes & porridge. Believe me you have never had the likes of these before. There is wifi available which worked well for us. Overall its a great place to stay.
The first night we ate in the Bull. The food here is excellent and had a good variety. The second we were to sizzlers steakhouse which was also very good. As its a fishing area a lot of menus are full of fish options so if your not a true lover of fish check the menus outside before going in.
During the day time we visited oceanworld, took a boat trip to see fungi, did indoor rock climbing & of course visited Murphy's Ice Cream shop. The Guinness Ice cream is worth trying. Surprisingly its yummy. We really enjoyed our time in Dingle so if you have not been before you really have to check it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our luxurious guest house is located on the shores of Dingle Bay, so it enjoys a fabulous view while just being a five minute walk to the vibrant centre of Dingle town. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castlewood House Hotel Dingle
- Castlewood Hotel Dingle