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“Wonderful stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Glencar House
Glencar, Glencar, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Glencar
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We spent two nights here. The location is perfect, secluded but within 30 minutes of most of the Ring of Kerry. The hotel was very well maintained. Breakfast and dinner were excellent, some of the best meals we had during our visit. The hosts, Liam and Eilis, were very welcoming. Their hospitality made this one of the parts of our trip to Ireland.

We will be returning, as we would love to explore the area in more detail.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Glencar House was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. We spent two nights at this lovely bed and breakfast with our son and daughter-in-law. When we first arrived from Cork, we were tired and hungry and Liam was quick to make a great grilled sandwich and salad to keep us going. Liam was so helpful giving us directions to beautiful sites around the Ring of Kerry (and he makes a great Irish Coffee, too!!). Eilish is an amazing cook. Our breakfasts were perfect and the dinner menu was amazing. The rooms were lovely and very comfortable. We would recommend this beautiful area to anyone! Thank you, Liam and Eilish! You are wonderful hosts. We felt like we were with long time friends. (Oh, and Lizzie was the best!)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Castlebar, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

On our trip to Kerry to climb Carrauntoohil we stayed in Glencar House. On arrival we recieved a very warm welcome and immediately felt at home. The ensuite room was spotlessly clean and had the most comfortable bed. The hotel is situated in a remote and peaceful location and is a perfect base for climbing Carrauntoohil. Liam and Eilis (and Lizzie the dog) are the most welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. Eilish's cooking was first class and being able to sit beside the fire in an armchair while reading the paper and having a drink was like being at home. The little extras provided really added to our stay, the packed lunch and flask of tea for the climb, the certificate of achievement, the electric blanket on our bed, the celebratory drink. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and will definately be returning in the future for another relaxing and peacful weekend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so glad that you had good weather for your climb of Carrauntoohil. Lizzy missed your company when you were gone, she loved all the attention. We will be looking forward to seeing you again very soon hopefully. We will have room 1 ready for you, electric blanket and all!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We spent one night in this charming hotel in the middle of the Ring of Kerry. I wish we had more time to explore and stay longer! The hotel is an old building, but it is well maintained, clean and extremely comfortable. My husband and I arrived after 8:30pm, hungry and cold, and our hostess was kind enough to make us a delicious soup and one of the best goat-cheese salads I've ever tasted. This was served up in the wood-panelled bar infront of a roaring fire. Our host kept us from being thirsty with drinks from the well-stocked bar. The bedroom was extremely comfortable, clean and warm. The breakfast was first-class with a full range of cereals, hot cakes, fruit etc., and a hearty cooked breakfast. The area is renowned for fishing and hiking, as well as the stunning scenery. I would love to return for a longer stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
You were very kind to take the time to post your positive review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate that you did. It was such a shame that your visit to Glencar was so short, hopefully you will get back to see us again and take more time to explore the area and see all the beautiful sights around us. I am so delighted that the Goats cheese salad was such a hit with you, it is very popular with all our guests. Wishing you both a very happy summer season and we look forward to seeing you again hopefully. Take care. x
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Glencar Hotel is in a remote, beautiful location. The building has seen better days -- the restaurant and downstairs generally could do with a big overhaul -- but the prices for the simple but pleasantly decorated rooms reflect this. The hosts are very friendly, and provide excellent homecooked meals in the evening as well as a full breakfast which is included in the price of the room. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend the Glencar Hotel to anyone interested in a stay in the wilds of Kerry.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Glencar House. It was lovely to meet you and your family, I hope you enjoyed exploring Kerry and seeing the sights. Hopefully we will get to see you in Glencar again. Regards to you and your family.
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have stayed at Glencar House 3 times over the last 2 years and it is consistently the most friendly and welcoming place that I have ever stayed at! Liam and Eilis (and Lizzie, the wee westie) cannot do enough for you. The rooms are large and clean. The food is good with B&B or include dinner which usually has three good choices for entree, main and desert. Glencar House has a bar hat is also frequented by locals as well as guests so whilst you have a Guinness by the open fire, you can hear how the fishing went, how the walkers fared on Carrantuohill or why the Government is no good at all! Mike O'Shea manages the Caragh River fishery which includes access and boats on Lough Acoose and Lough Cloon. You will always catch small trout on the Loughs and maybe a salmon the river or loghs Cloon or Caragh, but weather conditions, river flows are very important to success.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
As always it's a pleasure to welcome you to Glencar House. We are so delighted that you have come back to visit us 3 times and look forward to seeing you again soon when hopefully you can do a spot of fishing on the Upper Caragh or Caragh Lake. We really appreciate your comments and your positive feed back, it's always a pleasure to see you in Glencar. Take care and see you soon.
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Theys, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I stayed in Glencar with my girlfriend after a long and beautiful day along the Kerry Way. Owners are so kind and easygoing ! We spent a lovely evening next to the fireplace, drinking Guiness with some other guests, very relaxing ! There is a lovely path to join the Kerry Way without to retrieve it at Glencar passing through fishing courses.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Glencar, Glencar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glencar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Glencar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more   less 

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