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“Lovely people, good food and clean rooms.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Purple Heather
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Glencar Rd | Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort, Killarney, Ireland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 6 Beaufort B&B and Inns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely people, good food and clean rooms.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Tim was very friendly and made us all feel welcome! The beds were comfy, clean rooms with tv that worked. Breakfast was lovely too. Price was reasonable and service was five star!
Would stay again and definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed July 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Room small but cozy with all amenities. Spotless. The grounds are stunning. A full Irish breakfast (choice of French toast or pancakes!) is served in a lovely conservatory dining room with striking views of Ireland’s highest mountains, Carrantuohill. An excellent stay close to Ring of Kerry and Dingle.
Your hosts Tim and Nora are warm and charming, the essence of Irish hospitality. My husband and I hope to see them again! “And we’ll all go together to pull, wild mountain thyme All across the purple heather…”

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sevres, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Nice B&B, clean and comfortable. The room was not very large, but nonetheless, all the essentials were there. The mattress could stand a renewal though. The host was welcoming and helpful. Very good breakfast. Good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland (American)
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Charming hosts, clean rooms, and good breakfast. Would highly recommend this location to anyone traveling with a car around the ring of Kerry or who will be exploring Gap of Dunloe.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Anderson, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Tom and Nora were very hospitable, helpful, and recommended Kate Kerney's for dinner which was wonderful. There were 2 of us traveling(ladies) and they made us feel welcomed, The rooms were small with 2 twin beds. The linens were wonderful and room beautifully decorated. The room served is purpose for us. Would stay here again. Great location, close to gap of dunloe.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Benllech, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Ideal location for exploring the Gap of Dunloe.
Clean and well decorated room. Charming host . Good breakfast

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valley Stream, New York
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

My GPS in Ireland sucked so it was a bit tough to find the place, but it was an adorable little house and the host was very nice. The room was a bit small, but it was clean and served our purpose. My friend and I had a delicious breakfast the next morning and were on our way with a recommendation to drive the Ring of Kerry which was a fabulous way to get to our next destination.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Glencar Rd | Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Beaufort
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Beaufort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Purple Heather 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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