We stayed here for the first time earlier in the year - and we went back to Ireland last weekend just to eat breakfast at The Shores (and also because the surf was good).
In terms of the balance between cleanliness, service, quality, location, views and price - I actually do think it is the best B&B in the world. Ideally, it would have wider, harder beds. But, that is a peculiar taste of mine and I'll gladly trade that off for the rest of what The Shores has to offer.
I travel at least once a month for work and do one or two weekends a month for fun, so I see a few establishments. The Shores will satisfy everyone who would be looking to stay in a top end B&B or high quality boutique hotel. The place and Annette have genuine style.
I will definitely be back to The Shores on the Aer Lingus value fares to have a few more waffles (and a few more Gary Williams waves) before I leave Old Europe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shores Country House offers 5 star luxurious accommodation.It is owned and run by Annette O'Mahony along with her husband. We overlook the longest beach in Ireland (approx 26 miles) and at the rear of the house are a range of mountains, Mt Brandon being the second highest in Ireland. Pamper yourself in our award winning luxurious home offering "Laura Ashley" style 5 star accommodation , most rooms have panorimic sea view , all en suite some with bath, king size beds, sat elite t.V., Tea & coffee, hairdryers and telephones,beautifully decorated with antiques Delightful breakfasts are served in our dining room overlooking Brandon Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Shores Country House Hotel Castlegregory