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“A Beautiful B&B with the best bed we had in our trip!”
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Rockcrest House
Ranked #1 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A Beautiful B&B with the best bed we had in our trip!”
Reviewed June 4, 2011

We stayed just one night with our most helpful and accomodating hosts Marion and David. The house is beautiful, tidy and immaculately clean. Our room was a good size with lovely views, bathroom quite adequate. The best for me was the bed which had memory foam matress which was incredible to sleep on. Breakfast also was delicious with nothing too much trouble for Marion to prepare. Thank you for an enjoyable stay

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tacoma, WA
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

Rockcrest House was one of the lodging highlights of a coast-to-coast tour for me, in my opinion it compares favorably to any 3-star hotel and some 4s - for the price this was a great deal! Marian & David were gracious and helpful hosts, and the location is unimprovable; there are beautiful views from the rooms and a five-minute walk into town from the front door. I recommend it and can definitely see myself staying there again someday.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

My fiance and I really enjoyed this B&B with only a few small quibbles. The walls are paper thin, so you hear pretty much everything that's going on in the house, but this goes for just about every B&B out there. There also wasn't a convenient place to plug in and use a hairdryer in the room, but I made do. Also, the bed wasn't the comfiest, and I was pretty sick with a cold, so I'm sure that just made it seem that much worse than it actually was. And although some people mentioned updated rooms/baths in their reviews, I don't think we got one of those rooms.

That's just trivial stuff though; we really enjoyed our overall stay. Our hostess was very pleasant but not overly chatty, and she cooked a darn good breakfast. We were usually so stuffed that all we needed for lunch was a small pastry or the like. Fresh eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, brown bread, cereal, juice, coffee/tea, and all of it tasty. She even went into "mom" mode and got me a towel full of ice when I tripped and skinned my shin in the evening. Nice to know guests are so well taken care of!

The location is great, not only for exploring Kenmare, which is a 5 minute walk, but for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Ring of Beara, and surrounding areas. If (when!) we return to Kenmare, we'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Monroe, CT
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

This was a perfect stop on our counter-clockwise route which included Dublin, Galway, Kenmare and back to Dublin.

The Rockcrest House was recommended by a friend and it lived up to every expectation.

The room was extremely confortable and the house was a real neat place to stay.

Breakfast was great.

We only stayed for one night, but we were extremely pleased with the staff and accomodations.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

We stayed at Rockcrest one night on our tour of Ireland and it was one of the best B&Bs we stayed at in Ireland. The house may be a little hard to find, but it IS signposted off the main road, if you're paying attention, and the lovely woman at the gas station directed us there easily and told us Marian would take good care of us...she was right! We had two rooms, one on the first floor with a King bed and the kids had a room upstairs with twin beds--very large room with a beautiful view of the mountains and lambs across the street. It was by far the better of the rooms. The baths were updated and very clean. Breakfast was a good, typical Irish breakfast. Don't be dissuaded by the previous reviews about the steep climb. Unless you have trouble walking, this is really not what I would ever call a steep climb..the house sits on a hill and there are steps up to it, but that part is very short. There is a pleasant walking path to the village--the main street is reached in 5 minutes at the most. If/when I return to Kenmare we will definitely be staying at the Rockcrest. Request a room facing out the front of the house for the best views and have a great time!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

It was just perfect. Our family room was big and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and it was a very short walk to town. Marian made sure that we were comfortable everyday. I highly recommend Rockcrest!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Rockcrest House was everything we wanted. Marian was a superb hostess and serves a great breakfast. Our room (#4) had a big bay window with a good view of the mountains in the background. We walked to the center of town in 5 minutes or less. This was also an excellent "headquarters" for visiting Bantry, the Beara Peninsula, Killarney National Park, and Muckross House and gardens. All were less than an hours drive in beautiful country. The trip over Healy Pass on the Beara Peninsula is a great drive; take it slowly and enjoy the views and sheep. We also used Rockcrest and Kenmare as the start of our journey on the Ring of Kerry. Of the 6 places we stayed during our 2 weeks in Ireland, Rockcrest House ranks tied for first. I would be hard-pressed to find a better place and value in Kenmare than Rockcrest House.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rockcrest House
Address: Gortamullin, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rockcrest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Rockcrest House Luxury B&B Accommodation in Kenmare, designed with comfort in mind. Whether you want a relaxing weekend break or an action-packed outdoor adventure, it is the perfect place to spend your vacation and discover the joys of Kenmare and Kerry. At Rockcrest House we pride ourselves on providing a first-rate service in luxury surrounds at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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