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Dromard
View from Dromard
Evening sunset over Kenmare Bay
Outdoor seating and dining area
Welcome to Dromard
View from garden
Entrance door
Sun lounge
Sun lounge
Kitchen island
Dining area
Dining and kitchen area
Library
Bedroom three-  double en suite
Library
Bedroom two - queen double en suite
Master bedroom - king bed ensuite with bath
Master bed
Kitchen view
Master bedroom view
Bedroom four - twin bed en suite
Sun Lounge
Tv room
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kenmare, County Kerry

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Reviewer2...
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“Wonderful getaway, luxurious and comfortable”
Reviewed January 4, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We booked this property for a few nights away with friends. From the start the owners were very easy to get in touch with for anything we needed, and even met us in town to take us to the house and show us around. The property is lovely - I thought the photos on TripAdvisor were too good to be true, but it was everything as promised. An ensuite for each of the four bedrooms (3 doubles, one twin), a large kitchen full of utensils with an adjacent dining/living room that has a cozy fireplace, plus two other living rooms and toilet. Laundry facilities as well. It was so enjoyable at the house that we barely left! I would definitely recommend is house to friends and family (we're already thinking of going back next summer).

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Liked best: Comfortable home for relaxing, cooking, sitting by the fire
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Loved having you stay and come back soon!

Kind regards
Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tammy D
Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Treat yourself, you won't be sorry.”
Reviewed November 3, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This place looks lovely in the pictures, but in reality its so much nicer. We travelled here with family ranging from 17 to 7, which always provides a struggle to keep everyone happy.

Not in this case as this house is so nice that even when it lashed rain on the first day everyone was happy to sit around and play board games and watch movies (Roman Holiday). On the second day the fog cleared and we saw the stunning views for the first time which were worth waiting for.

House is spotless with loads of room so even with 8 people it wasn't cramped. Adriaan and Catherine were very welcoming.

Also on Hallowe'en week there's a lovely festival in the town which the kids loved.

Top marks all round, I can't find any faults. To say we had a great time even in the lashing rain is an achievement in itself! Can't recommend enough.

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Liked best: Plenty of space, and immaculate.
Liked least: The fact that I had to go home to my own house after!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Thanks for your lovely comments and for staying with us and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.
Kind regards

Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
lavidasha...
Anguilla
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Incredible home in an amazing location”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
2
people found this review helpful

I visited Ireland with my husband and my family to celebrate my dad's milestone birthday. We decided to base ourselves in Kenmare for a week so we could explore the Ring of Kerry + the Ring of Beara easily. We had no idea when we booked quite how wonderful the location would be or how gorgeous Dromard Villa would be in person. This property exceeded all of our expectations and left my family in total awe.

The property itself is absolutely stunning. In truth, the villa is more magical in real life than the photos can capture. Everything is modern, with the perfect touches that make the space luxe but cozy all at once. We woke up to stunningly green views and deer in the front yard. There are four bedrooms, all en suite which makes it easy for families or couples traveling together. The kitchen is fully equipped (I wish my kitchen at home was so lovely!) and great for anyone wanting to cook in for a couple of nights or enjoy a few cozy breakfasts at home. The living room was our favorite, with a cozy fireplace - we played games by the fire a couple of nights during the week and had an all-around amazing time.

If you're looking for a great location on the Ring of Kerry, Kenmare is it. We drove through many of the towns on the Ring of Beara and Ring of Kerry and we found Kenmare to be one of the best locations of all. It's right at the nexus of both scenic drives so it's a great home base, but isn't quite as built up as Killarney which lends a bit more charm. Dingle is within easy access, too. There are many great dining options in Kenmare (it's surprisingly loaded with fabulous options) and we loved dinners at Packies and The Mews during our time there.

All in all, I can't recommend this place enough to anyone looking for an amazing spot in County Kerry. Everyone in my family was so grateful for the experience and the hospitality. A gem!

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Liked best: Gorgeous home, great location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
We really loved having you stay and thanks so much for including us in your blog too. We hope to see you in Anguilla sometime,

Kind regards
Adriaan and Catherine
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Mollie H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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“fabulous”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We wanted to visit Kerry for sometime, so this year we found the property and looked forward to our holiday. We can safely say that this house was spectacular in ever form, we wanted for nothing it was definitely home from home, great view and totally relaxing. If you want to tour Kerry we as a family of seven would totally recommend you book this property, we will be coming back to Kerry and will not hesitate to book again.

Regards

Andrea and family.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Loved having you stay - hope to see you back again soon sometime.

Kind regards

Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
883billm
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Truly beautiful large home in perfect location for touring Kerry, Cork, and southwestern Ireland.”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Dromard House is as advertised: a luxury villa in the town of Kenmare. Dromard is NOT a typical vacation rental; it is a beautiful large home, beautifully furnished and equipped with top kitchen appliances, comfortable elegant furnishings, great location, and a stunning view.
The house was immaculately clean.

The location is private yet very convenient to Kenmare and a perfect point to see the Ring of Kerry, the Beara peninsula, Killarney, Dingle, and other spots in Kerry and Cork. Slightly longer drives will take in much of the southwest and west of Ireland. Most vacations include a fair amount of drive time, so it is especially nice to come back to a spacious home to relax. American visitors will appreciate the modern large grocery store just down the road, and there is quality dining in Kenmare town, which is a very short drive or a medium walk away.

Arrangements with the owners were quick and easy. We truly have nothing but positives to say about Dromard House. For a modest premium over the cost of a run-of-the-mill rental, you can have a beautiful home base for your time in Ireland.

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Liked best: Large beautiful well-equipped home in great location.
Liked least: Honestly - no negatives to report.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Thanks for your lovely comments and for staying with us and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.
Kind regards

Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FrankieBe...
Dublin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“State of the Art House and Service”
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A group of 5 gents spent a weekend golfing in Kenmare. The house proved a perfect base for playing 4 rds of golf in the local area. The house is in immaculate condition with the highest quality furniture, equipment and the owner provided an amazing service. We brought some food stuffs and ancillary food items for our breakfast and evening snacks. This was not required as everything you could want/imagine was available courtesy of Adriaan. He even had some sausages, rashers, eggs, yoghurt and OJ for our first morning to set us up. The Ryder Cup was on the weekend of our stay and he had Sky Sports installed so we could watch the golf (at NO extra cost). The views are spectacular, only a short spin to town and his restaurant recommendations were superb. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay and as a seasoned traveller some of the best customer service I have received. Thanks for the hospitality Adriaan and hope to avail of your dream home soon.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Thanks for your lovely comments. It was our pleasure to look after you and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.
Kind regards

Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chris B
Vienna, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in southwest Ireland”
Reviewed September 14, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Spacious, very large one- story home with large yard and beautiful view of Kenmare and water from all front windows, yard, and patio. Beautifully furnished, laundry, owner stocked breakfast food, snacks, and wine for our visit. Oversized rooms, four en suite spacious bedrooms, three common living spaces, plus top-of-the-line huge kitchen. For less than the price of two hotel rooms our family of two adults, plus two adult children wished we had booked for a week instead of three nights! Perfect location on the Ring of Kerry, convenient to Dingle Peninsula, short drive into Kenmare (5 min.) and very quiet. Our stay was the highlight of our 10 day trip to Ireland! Could easily accommodate a large family or two small families. We loved being able to spread out and have room to breathe! Owner quickly responded, helped book restaurant, offered advice and was wonderful to work with. Photos of property properly display the rooms. It's gorgeous! Five stars!

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Liked best: Size, location, condition, furnishings, owner provided touches
Liked least: We loved everything about the property.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 17, 2018
Thanks for your lovely comments and for staying with us and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day.
Kind regards

Adriaan and Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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