It's not often that I write reviews about places, but having just spent a lovely weekend down in the Kenmare Bay Hotel I feel the place warrents it!! I took my wife away as a surprise for our 5th wedding anniversary, and chose Kenmare as we have never been there and love trying new places. I was not disappointed with either the hotel or the town itself.
The hotel is situated a short walk from Kenmare town with great views of the surrounding countryside. On check in (which was done in a professional and friendly manner, despite the mixed reviews from others) we were delighted with our room. Having made some grave errors on hotel accommodation in the past for our anniversary, I was a bit nervous as to what the standard would be, but our room was bright, modern, clean, with a great big bathroom and all the mod-cons you would expect in a contempory hotel. We also had a great view, which was an added bonus.
During our stay we found the reception staff to be courteous, helpful and full of local knowledge and recommendations. One of the girls in particular recommended a great restaurant in town called Mulcahys, and proceeded to make reservations for us. It definately is a must visit place for any foodies out there!
On our second night there, we dined in the restaurant in the hotel and I can honestly say I couldn't find a fault with anything. The menu was well priced, varied and accompanied by a decent wine list. Again, we found the service staff friendly and professional.
One of the great advantages of the hotel is the leisure centre and spa. My wife got the full works in the spa while I enjoyed the pool. It did get busy but this was to be expected given the fact that the hotel seemed to be full that weekend.
All in all, we had a fantastic anniversary in the Kenmare Bay hotel, and would definately plan a return trip in the future.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kenmare Bay Hotel