My wife and I recently spent a few days sightseeing and hiking in Kerry and on the final night we stayed with Derry and Mary Doyle in Elyod House B & B. We didn't have any previous recommendation apart from the neighbouring B & B proprietor who was fully booked and suggested we try Elyod House. Thankfully, this was an excellent recommendation as Elyod House turned out to be a perfect choice for us. We immediately warmed to both Derry and Mary and they made us feel welcome from the first minute that we met them - I know this is part of their "job" but it just seemed so genuine that we felt as if we were old friends coming back for a visit. Anyway, what really made this particular visit so perfect for us was the amount of local information and advice that Derry gave us in relation to various sights which were worth seeing in the area - without this information we wouldn't have found half the things that we did end up seeing. Also, as it turned out, Derry is a keen mountaineer and we had a great conversation about climbing in the Macgillycuddy Reeks which was part of the reason that we were in Kerry in the first place. If we had gone through all the B & B's in Killarney and read all the reviews we wouldn't have ended up with anywhere more suitable for us. The fact that the room was spacious, warm and comfortable and that the breakfast was delicious was just a bonus - the icing on the cake, so to speak! We plan to go back to Killarney next year for another short break and Elyod House will be our first phone call for accommodation. Well done Derry and Mary and thanks for all your help - we wish you continued success and health in 2013.
Ken and Bertha Taylor.