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“Excellent hotel and views” 5 of 5 stars
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Sneem Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Goldens Cove, Sneem, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
Cork
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

This is a very impressive hotel set with views of Golden Cove. We booked the hotel on a last minute deal and glad we did. The Staff are very friendly. We think we got an upgrade on our booking, as the room we got was massive and i think it had the one of the best views of the Cove and mountains. The Food was excellent however we only ate there once for dinner. The breakfast was a buffet style and had everything from simple to full irish. I would highly recommend this hotel. I would however on booking ask for a room overlooking the cove if possible. Sneem itself was in the middle of a festival and the entertainment was good fun. We ate in the Blue bull and D O'Sheas Pubs. Food was very good. We will be going back.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

My wife, my son (aged 6) and I stayed at the hotel for a few days in July and were highly impressed with the location, scenery, and quality of the experience. It was opened in 2007 and is a modern spacious and quiet place to spend a few days. It is a perfect base from which to tour the Ring of Kerry. We had both breakfast and dinner during our stay and both were good - there was a good variety of food including locally sourced lamb and fish. The room we stayed in did not have a view of the estuary but was spacious and clean. The beds were very comfortable indeed and my six year old snored his way through 10 hours of sleep each night of our stay. Overall the hotel has more of a family owned feel to it as opposed to one of the big hotel chains. There was ample parking and it is only a short walk to the village. Probably the most impressive feature was the view from the bar and the ample wooden chairs and tables on the veranda for eating or drinking outside. If you want a top quality hotel on the Ring of Kerry with good food, scenery, and some peace and quiet - this is the one to choose.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms and comfortable beds
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

My two sisters and I stayed at the Sneem Hotel for three nights to attend a wedding held at the hotel. We were very impressed with the accommodations and helpful staff. The location is beautiful, located on the ring of Kerry in the tiny town of Sneem. The view from our room was gorgeous! We stayed in the new wing of apartments. This was a nice, spacious change from staying in small hotel rooms on the rest of our trip. We had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, and living area. The apartment was stocked with all of the basics and then some--we even had a dishwasher (with soap) and a combination washer/dryer. The apartment was brandnew and we declared the beds to be the most comfortable of our whole trip! It was quiet and peaceful. We really liked the convenience of the parking lot right in front of the building. The hotel did a great job accommodating us as well as the rest of wedding guests, and all had a wonderful time. Thank you!

  • Liked — Wonderful, new, and spacious apartment
  • Disliked — The hotel's internet access was spotty at best--not sure if that was the fault of their computer or the connection!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

This hotel far surpassed my expectations and my thoughts. I had expected a typically small Irish country hotel but this building is new with very modern and large rooms.

Food is quite good, but the seem very badly understaffed throughout the whole place. Breakfast more resembled a Mary Celeste experiance but food eventually was brought, hot and tasty.

My only criticisim is the hotel is very slow to get rooms ready we arrived early and they could not accomodate us. But again staffing was blamed.

But this hotels best feature is by far and away its setting. Set in a pretty town in an amazing part of the world. It really is very pretty. One word of advice, the road from Kenmare is pretty bad so take care on it.

  • Liked — Size and quality of the rooms
  • Disliked — Water pressure
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Great price, beautiful location, HUGE rooms, triple rooms, great food, and comfortable beds.

  • Liked — Size of the room
  • Disliked — nada
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

I attended a wedding at the Sneem Hotel last month and stayed a extra few days. I loved the hotel. The staff was great and I didn't come across one problem. Breakfast was superb, the patio had an unreal view overlooking the water and mountains. The Accomadation staff were all very nice and helpful. I spent most of the time in the bar with my family and friends. The bar staff were all very nice and pleasant and hard working. We met the owner and he was a pure gentleman and made us feel at home.

-I recommend the Sirloin Steak and Grilled Salmon

-Bar Staff are some of the best you'll ever find, Mike and Martin took great care of us and were very friendly to everyone.

-5 Minute walk to the village for a night out

i'll deff. be back !

  • Liked — Steak, the patio, bar
  • Disliked — everything was great
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cork
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

My wife and I went and stayed in the hotel last weekend for two nights, the hotel and setting are beautiful. On the Saturday the sun was out which made everything even better. Reception staff are excellent, very very helpful, we were interest in coming back and staying in the apartments next door, the receptionist gave us a key and told us go have a look, really nicely laid out apartments. The only but, is the food, we ate the first night in the hotel bar, and well it was lovely, but mussels as a main course are lovely but just mussels nothing with them no bread no fries. The following night we ate in the restaurant, service was very slow, the food was only ok, nothing very special. I would have expected a higher standard to match the high standard of the rest of the hotel. Keep everything as is, just add a new menu.

  • Liked — location location location
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Goldens Cove, Sneem, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Sneem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sneem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sneem Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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