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Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“a timeless experience”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Kenmare Bay Hotel from the moment you enter the door to the time you leave all your needs will be catered for. The reception are was bright,beautiful spotless. The receptionist was very professional but friendly and extremely helpful. The room was extremely comfortable and clean. The breakfast was just fantastic all tastes were catered for. All the staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful. I cannot wait until we will have the pleasure in returning to this fabulous hotel. The gym and pool was absolutely fab,gym will kitted out and a lovely and comfy reception area here too.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Eileen H
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything was to your satisfaction , we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Contact me directly in this regard
Yours Sincerely
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ardglass
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed in one of the holiday bungalows in the grounds of the Kenmare Bay Hotel in mid September. What a treat... contemporary furnishings, fabulous decor and every comfort you could possibly want. It was an outstanding place to rent and only a 5 minute stroll into the wonderful town of Kenmare. It was warm, heating and electricity are included in the price. The views from it are o.k. but we wanted to be in the town and sure it is no distance until you are on the road to the Ring of Kerry or even better the Beara peninsula which is without a doubt a hidden gem in Ireland.I cannot recommend this rental highly enough....if it is slightly dearer than another place you are looking at in the same area, go wild, push the boat out, believe me you will not regret it!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank duffydollsireland
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, we are pleased we met your expectation and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Kenmare is a beautiful town with fantastic scenic drives and some of the best pubs and restaurants in Ireland
Yours Sincerely
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Cork
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had a fantastic wedding day in this superb hotel, Having a venue so wonderful takes away the pressure on the day of your wedding and this venue ticks all the boxes. From my first visit I was confident and happy with hotel especially its value for money the accommodation pricing was great too which makes a huge difference as such an expensive day for wedding guests. We had 220 for our meal and the quality of service and food was excellent and twelve months later still hear from our guests how great it was. The room has a wonderful layout and is beautifully decorated with great bathrooms too! All the staff were great and couldn't do enough for us and our guests, I would highly recommend this as wedding choice and am so happy it was mine

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank EllekCork
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent review, we pride our shelves on making a wedding day Perfect and we our thrilled you had that day
We look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary stay with us
Yours Sincerely
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Roscommon
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I stayed here recently with my grandmother for her birthday. She is quite an elderly lady, and I was very pleased with the service offered to her. we were given a room on the ground floor, close to all the hotels amenities. the staff were very accomodating towards her required needs. We were greeted at the main entrance by a lovely young lady named Dani, and she immediately found someone to carry our bags and escort us to our room. Dinner was inclusive in our stay and was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The only problem we had was that there were about ten steps leading up to the bar, and this was difficult to access for my grandmother. Overall, an excellant hotel with friendly and helpful staff, and I will definately be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Damien G
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review on your recent stay, I will pass on your kind comments to our receptionist Dani, I'm glad your grandmother enjoyed her birthday with us and you found everything to your satisfaction
Yours Sincerely
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cork
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

From the moment you arrive the staff are their to help. The food was a good taste to the mouth and breakfast was as good as any you would make at home. The gym and pool are of great quality and you can easly pass the time away here.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank oobCork
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, Where pleased you found the hotel the perfect place to de stress
With winter on the way, we hope you will be staying with us again and unwind with a glass of hot mulled wine and a cosy fire in our Courtyard Bar
Yours Sincerely
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Carlow, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

All the staff were very helpful and could'nt do enough for us. The food was delious and the childrens menu and the adults menu had great dishes to choose from. Both inside and outside the hotel was looked after very well. The pool was a great size, with lots of room to swim around. The hotel was in a great location. This is an excellent hote and we will be going back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Niamh F
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your recent comments on your stay with us,
I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in particular the Leisure centre and staff friendliness
We hope to welcome you back in the future, log on to the hotel web, we have excellent offers over the winter season
Yours Sincerely
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Cork
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

I stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel with my Mum and Sister in September 2012 for 2 nights. The hotel is in a great location, its a 4minute walk into Kenmare Town.

We ate in the hotel the first evening and the food was amazing, staff were very helpful and great service was provided.

Breakfast in the hotel is a buffet and it is highly recommended.

Staff were overall helpful, the rooms were cleaned each day- however the bin in our bedroom had not been emptied from the previous guests.
When checking out we were not asked did we enjoy our stay etc, the receptionist took the payment and we were sent on our way! Not a great lasting impression.

Overall, we all did enjoy the stay, there were minor issues but i overall it was a great few days! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank C_K_1988_CK
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Andrew R, General Manager at Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for your review, my apologies there were a few small issues in regarding your stay, we pride our shelves on our cleanliness and it was unfortunate that your room had not been serviced to the high standard we set, I'm pleased that you would stay with us again in the future and in this regard kindly contact me directly on your next booking as I would like to personally ensure your stay is perfect
Yours Sincerely
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Property: Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort
Address: Sneem Road, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. Tucked into one of the most picturesque corners of the Wild Atlantic Way, the multi-award winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the ideal retreat for exploring the gems of the Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula, hosting your perfect wedding, or relaxing with friends & family. Situated on the Sneem road, just a few minutes' walk from the charming shops, pubs and gourmet delights of Kenmare Town, the Kenmare Bay Hotel is great place to unwind, with a state-of-the-art leisure centre equipped with pool, gym, jacuzzi and sauna. Whether you stay in the hotel itself in our standard or superior rooms or in one of our self-catering Luxury Lodges or Holiday Homes, you are assured of exceptional comfort, friendly service from our staff, and a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the one that visitors return to again and again. Once you've stayed here, you'll discover why ... more   less 
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