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Sheen Falls Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
ireland
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“fab fab fab”
Reviewed June 10, 2008

we visit sheen falls at least once year and find it cannot be beaten. yes it is pricey but worth every bit of it. we ve tried other 5 star hotels in kerry but sheen falls is by far the best. rooms large and comfortable, grounds extensive and tranquil. food faultless. leisure facilites perfect. staff friendly and knowledgable.... what more can i say i am a fan!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2008

It's a truly amazing place: the view, the restaurants, the bars but best of all the service. Would recommend it to anybody, any time of the year. Even if it's miserable and raining you would just enjoy being in and make the most of what the hotel has to offer. Top rating

  • Liked — Scenery, Spa
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
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Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2008

We stayed at the Sheen Falls Lodge this April.
The rooms were mediocre and very old-fashioned. It took about 10 minutes to get hot water in the shower, and the set-up of the bathroom was very poorly thought out. Cleanliness was not great either.
The restaurant was very limited when it came to choices for food. Paid a fortune and I have to say I did not enjoy any of the meals.
Most of the things offered on the website were not available to us such as the fishing, billiard room, stables etc. very disappointing.
The spa left a lot to be desired for too. The pool was tiny and very old and the Jacuzzi was extremely disappointing.
I would never recommend this place to anyone, not at their prices!

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Tinkletoes
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 2, 2008

I've just returned from Sheen Falls Lodge for the 5th time. It´s a great place to be. This year the staff really got better. Some small things are a bit outdate, but the atmosphere compensates that all. I´ve staid in many luxurious hotels, but none of them is so intimate as Sheen Falls Lodge. That´s the magical thing from Sheen Falls. And it´s sure worth it´s 5 stars. There are many facilities, the dining is very good, the pianist is great and the staff is always willing to help you with anything.

I hope to return again!

  • Liked — The atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2008

Located on a large parcel of land approximately 5 minutes by car from the town of Kenmare. . We found the hotel to be well run and well appointed. The hotel's extensive grounds are lovely. Excellent choice in the vicinity of the Rings of Baera and Kerry. Get a room overlooking the waterfall if possible.

Stayed April 2008
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North East
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2008

The scenery, the staff, the fires, the bedroom, the food, all fantsastic. This is the best hotel I ever stayed in. Romantic, magical, mystical, atmospheric!!!! I want to move in. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Liked — quality of bedroom and view from bedroom
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Cartim
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2008

From the moment my wife and I drove up to Sheen Falls we knew we were in for a terrific time. We could see a huge, beautifully-lit Chrtistams tree in the distance and couldn't wait to start our stay which we booked via Relais & Chateau. Our car was taken from us by the valet who also took care of the luggage - a seemless arrival. Then a magnificently decorated lobby with log fires awaited us - we were personally greeted by the General manager of the hotel. Check-in was effortless. We were escorted to our room (rarely happens nowadays in any 5 star) and shown how the amenities in the room functioned. The magnificent room with large windows overlooked the falls which were subtly floodlit as the night drew in. The marble bathroom was spotless and luxurious - the shower was the most powerful I have ever experienced - not for everyone I know, but it was the invigoration I was looking for after a long trip from New Jersey. We had a couple of glasses of Bordeaux in the bar before we headed to our 8pm reservation in La Cascade. This restaurant is unreal - tables were beautifully set, candles lit everywhere (candelabra style) and just the right amount of space between tables for privacy. The staff was, in one word - excellent. While most staff were continental, English was fluent in all our dealings. The French sommelier earlier gave me a personal tour of the cellars (one of the largest in Ireland seemingly) and he was of great assistance during the meal with our wine selections. The food was excellent - perfectly sized quantities, full of flavour and presented in a flawless manner. We retired to a large drawingroom with a roaring fire where traditional music was played by a live band - the perfect end to a superb evening. We had breakfast in bed and that too was flawless - it was a delicious Irish breakfast which was set up for us at the large window in our room overlooking the morning falls. Later, our car was brought round to us from the car park, bags placed into the car and we said farewell as we headed to our family for Christmas Eve. The only regret was that we stayed one night.

  • Liked — Flawless attention to high-quality food and service at all times.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sheen Falls Lodge
Address: Sheen Falls Estate | Old Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sheen Falls Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovingly Restored Country Lodge dating from 1765, overlooking Kenmare Bay & Sheen River Falls. ... more   less 
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