Crystal Springs is not a bad B&B but it is just not for everyone. I would say the same thing for Killarney. It's a beautiful national park but after experiencing the Sheep Head's Peninsula and Dingle Peninsula, Killarney was much too touristy for us (again personal preference).
-Eileen is a nice woman who works very hard and wants to please her clients. We did not have any issues with her specifically.
-The room was clean (minus the dirty breakfast dishes stashed away in the closet) but we were in a front room and it was really noisy.
-We found the B&B cluttered and out-dated. It reminded us of a cruise ship and we felt claustrophobic. If Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn is more your style, do not stay here.
-The breakfast is mediocre. The oatmeal is very very sweet, so keep that in mind if you prefer plain oatmeal. The scrambled eggs tasted and looked like egg beaters and were placed on top of soggy toast. (Eileen, I'm sure you will defend this which is fine, but again... personal preference).
-The walk into town was feasible but around 25 minutes. Not a big deal if you don't mind driving or taking a taxi but if you want to be in town or a close walk, this is not an option.
-The cancellation policy is 7 days - so keep this in mind if you are doing a road trip around the southwest coast. Plans change mid-trip sometimes (especially if you really like an area and want to stay longer). We found this 7 day policy to be too long and ended up just cancelling our 2nd night in Killarney because of all these reasons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystal Springs, Killarney, Co KERRY. All rooms are with private bathrooms, TV, radio, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryers, iron press, mini fridges, direct dial phones and wireless internet. All are non smoking. Superior Deluxe Double rooms, Kingsize Double or Twin Bedded rooms, Family Triple rooms, Quad Rooms. LOCATION: Our GPS location is N +52 3' 10.47'' W -9 29' 15.77'' We are located on the peaceful banks of the River Flesk which flows through our back garden, where you can relax on the deck. Just a 20 min. walk to Killarney Main Street town centre and also to local Bus and Rail Station. Kerry Airport is 20 mins drive from Killarney. Cork Airport is 1 hour 15 mins, Shannon Airport is 2 hours drive, Dublin Airport 4 hours. RATES will include an extensive breakfast menu. Afternoon Tea/coffee and Free Parking, Breakfast served from 8am to 10am, early breakfast Pcaked Lunch on request, Light Bite Menu available all day. If you wish to confirm a reservations you may do so by E-mail or By phone call or directly with us for (no fees or no deposit taken). as payment is on departure, Check-in between 2pm and 6pm. LOCAL SIGHTS: We are close to The Lakes of Killarney, National Park, Ross Castle and on the Ring of Kerry route.and the Beautiful Wild Atlantic Way. Other local attractions include Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall, Ladies View, Moll's Gap, the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Karney's Cottage, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club , We are 1 hour drive from Dingle Bay, Waterville, Blarney and Ballybunnion. Local information, Maps and guidebooks are available with refreshments on arrival. Ample safe parking (off street) is available ,Golf Courses, Riding Stables, Mountain Walks, Bicycle Hire and Launderette are close by. Fishing on location in the river Flesk (at the end of our Garden) no license needed. Live Entertainment nightly in Killarney's popular Traditional Bars and Restaurants. Bus tours and Day Trips arranged from here to pick you up and drop you off at our front door daily from 10.30am to 5pm return, to (Ring Of Kerry )(Gap Of Dunloe) (Dingle Bay) For our best rates , rooms with a view, Superior King size new rooms, just call or email us to Book Directly (no commission fees) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crystal Springs b&b
- Crystal Springs Hotel Killarney