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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived without reservations during a family vacation...my two cousins, their 98 year young father and me. David Walsh welcomed us with open arms, had rooms available for us and made us very comfortable. The B&B itself is splendid, light and comfortable - a special place. The following morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, friendly conversation about golf, Ballybunion and...

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australia
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed here one night to play Ballybunion which is an experience in itself. This is the best b& b we have stayed at. The room was very comfortable with all the mod cons and was spotless with a comfy bed. The host David is a golf nut and he went out of his way to help and also entertain us...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Tides is deserving of its high rating. The entire facility is beautiful with large bright bedrooms and modern fully equipped bathrooms. The breakfast room is likewise delightful and Doreen makes delicious crepes. The location is just outside town and a 5-10 minute drive to the golf course. David is a great host and conversationalist about the local golf history....

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay just outside the village center of Ballybunion. Very friendly. Very comfortable facilities. Only problem... did not accept credit cards, a fact which was not revealed at the time the reservations were made. Result? The cost was a little higher with a worse exchange rate than with credit card.

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Ballybunion G, Owner at The Tides B&B, responded to this review

Hello Dunmore and many thanks for the five star review of the Tides B&B in Ballybunion. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. In ref to the credit card machine you are indeed correct that we don't operate a machine for the winter months due to the high cost of process of same at 60 Euros a...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stayed at the Tides at the end of August - David and Doreen were so accomodating. They were ready for our late arrival and had excellent suggestion for dinner out. Just down the road by the Golf Course. Beautiful and updated B&B, with a gorgeous breakfast room. The views were breathtaking. We'll be back! Pattyanne Boston, MA.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our family of five stayed at The Tides earlier this summer and absolutely loved it. We were there for a short time, but the owners made us feel extremely welcomed and even gave us special access to get into the breakfast room for coffee/food before they typically opened so we could grab a bite before we headed to the airport...

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london
Reviewed September 4, 2016

3 of us stayed here for a week in August and had a great break. Our room was very large, spotlessly clean and had all the usual things you expect plus a few extras like wine cooler and plug sockets that you can connect USB's directly into. David is a natural host and enjoys entertaining guests with his stories and...

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

My wife and I wanted to stay in Ballybunion last month, and I wanted to play on the famous golf course there. We had no reservations for either when we arrived in Ballybunion. We booked this B&B online and checked in late, and were greeted warmly by David Walsh. He and his wife Doreen run a top-notch luxurious B&B there....

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

The owner was welcoming and very friendly. He arranged a cab to get to dinner, recommended the seaweed bath and told some great stories. The room was spotless and the breakfast was great. Ask him about the Bill Clinton visit. Make sure you ask what the sign said.

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Sunnyside, New York
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I stayed at the Tides B&B this summer for one night. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was large, comfortable with all amenities available. It was also nice that there was a TV room available in the house to guests - so that those who did not want to sit in their room had the option of...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Tides B&B. Your Family host David & Doreen Walsh await your arrival in Ballybunion, County Kerry. Recently awarded Five Stars by Failte Ireland you can be rest assured you will be well looked after in Ballybunion. Free Parking Free WI-FI ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Tides B&B

Address: Listowel Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballybunion
Price Range: $104 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Tides B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room on ground floor was spacious”
 of 5 bubbles guy-49, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a downstairs room and the spacious the upstairs suite with a wonderful view of the golf course.”
 of 5 bubbles josephlL6862ZB, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
“Don't miss this one if staying in the area”
 of 5 bubbles ciarano804, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“There is some road noise in front rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 413margaretl, Jun 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ask David anything you need and he's so nice he will let you know if it can be done.”
 of 5 bubbles dianeo217, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
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