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“Jannina from Tusk Trek” 5 of 5 stars
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Strand Line, Kilkee 123, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Kilkee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Jannina from Tusk Trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Johnny and Caroline give you the most special welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are great and the food is fantastic. I am walking the coast of Ireland for charity, and after 1550 miles, I have a great deal of experience! I cannot rate The Strand high enough. If you are near Kilkee, make sure to visit.

Room Tip: Johnny will give you the best he has available. This place is a gem. Book early and enjoy!
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  • Stayed June 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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in May and ate in the lovely bistro. The family room was perfect and the sea views were excellent. Dinner in the bistro was first class with our young foodie son enjoying crab and scallops in a shellfish base, our young daughter ate the fish goujons, hubby had the traditional fish and chips and I had a lovely prawn and linguine dish. The atmosphere was lovely and the sunny views over the bay were glorious. Breakfast the following morning was cooked to order and set us up for the day. The only negative was we could only spend one night there. Couldn't recommend Johnny and Caroline's hospitality highly enough.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I had an excellent stay at The Strand in May. We had a lovely room overlooking the ocean and Johnny's cooking was very good for supper as well as breakfast. We highly recommend this place for a great experience in west Ireland.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We were lucky to find this on passing through this village and I must say we were please with the food. The staff were very friendly, lovely view of the ocean. It was comfortable to sit in and a lovely selection on the menu. It look like it was recently done up and still in progress but it was very comfortable to sit in spacious and warm. Definitely a lovely option to eat in.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johnnykilkee, Owner at The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Oonsireland
Thank you so much for your lovely review of us and we are delighted that you have a pleasant experience with us and will call and see us again soon.

Kind regards

Johnny
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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A beautiful guest house which has retained the charm and individuality of days gone by.
Our evening meal was a "feast for the palate", the service and friendliness typical of a family run business.
After our full Irish breakfast we walked along the cliff, which is within walking distance, and were rewarded by a magnificent breathtaking view.
We hope to return in the summer!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A Visit to the strand restaurant is a must , had dinner there my times and will certainly be going back again and again
Food is just amazing , great restaurant ,
Thanks Johnny and Caroline its always a treat to go there :-)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I spent two nights at the Strand in Kilkee with my girlfriend and it was great.

We were welcomed and had a fantastic three course dinner wich was included in a package.
The Breakfast was also really good (full irish or a lot of varieties)
The room was nice, clean and with a good view over the bay and the Host, Johnny, makes you feel welcome at any time (He's by the way also the cook)

The peninsula, that starts directly behind Kilkee is absolutely amazing. It has big cliffs and the huge waves of the atlantic are thundering against them. Especially at the tongue, the Loop Head, we had a great time, as it was a sunny day and we were the only ones over there (the day before we have been with about 250 persons at the cliffs of Moher and it wasn't a nice weather at all).
So if you are looking for an unknown place which is just like you imagine Ireland, we can just recommend the Peninsula behind Kilkee.
And at The Strand you get great value for your money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse

Address: Strand Line, Kilkee 123, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > Kilkee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This house popularly known as "The Strand" is now owned by Johnny (the Chef) and Caroline Redmond and Family. The Redmond's are the fourth generation of a family that have been in the business of catering and hospitality for 'visitors' to Kilkee for practically 160 years. ... more   less 

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