During my recent (fourth) trip to Ireland with my husband, we got the opportunity to stop one night in this B&B, which we decided to book also by reading the positive Tripadvisor reviews.
The place itself looks very nice from the outisde, with a particular shape of the exterior stone-made walls, which looks to be something of pretty typical for local houses.
The reason of its name is quickly revealend, standing higher than the nice village of Portmagee which can be so admired from a lovely scenic view. The village itself is no longer far than 1 minute of driving/5 minutes of walking.
Once in, a stylish and fresh modern shaping welcomes, revealing attention and care for every detail.
On our arrival we were received by Monica, the Landlady that manages this place with such impressive passion and effectiveness: in few minutes, she explained us all is necessary for standing in the B&B and enjoy Portmagee and its neighbourhood, including suggestions for walks through the close Valentia Island.
We needed a double room and on book it was agreed to choose the "standard" one. It was a little bit small, but that's indeed enough room for a couple, beautifully designed, furnished, quite spotless, so didn't look the "cheapest" at all!
Breakfast also didn't disappoint; as usually occurs in Irish B&B, there's the oppurtunity to choose between the (huge) irish Breakfast and several "light" options, which here also include nice homemade pancake with fruit, an option not always served elsewhere.
For those who are interested in visiting the amazing Skellig Michaels (probably most of the people who will deviate to Portmagee from usual Ring Of Kerry course), Monica can also book this trip in advance (this is actually considered very necessary, since there are not much either boats and seats available).
A final special mention goes to Monica, related to our personal experience: the day we left the B&B for the Skellig, it was very, very sunny and hot: Monica was worried for us and did her best, quickly providing either some sun-cream and moisturing-after-sun lotion (the kind of stuff a tourist doesn't expect to carry with in Ireland!!)
Thanks to her we did not get burnt and were able to enjoy the visit to the Skellig, that it's a must do for those who reach this lovely part of Ireland.
Very Highly Recommended!
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