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Rockcrest House
Ranked #1 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We traveled all around Ireland and gave ourselves only one night here. The next morning, we regretted that we hadn't alloted more nights. The B&B is at the outskirt of the town center, so it was very quiet but within walking distance of everything. It is close to two lesser-known attractions, which David was kind enough to point out. There is a hidden stone circle a 5-minute walk away, while an ancient, mossy covered bridge with an exaggerated inverted U shape can be found even closer to the B&B. Our room, #2, came with a double bed and I think a king bed. The room, needless to say, was enormous. We had plenty of heat for the chilly night. Breakfast was great, and the owners very cheery. My husband was beside himself when we encountered Rollo the dog in the driveway. I think he would forgive a B&B's many shortcomings if it came with a friendly dog. However, this place was perfect as is.

Room Tip: #2 is an enormous room.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I had a great time staying at Rockcrest House. It is situated in an ideal location in Kemmare. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. The food was great and very fresh. I would recommend the Rockcrest House to anyone looking to visit the Kenmare area.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We arrived in Kenmare after a windy, dreadful stage of our walk on the Kerry Way and were received at the Rivercrest Hotel very nicely. Both hosts very extremely wonderful to us and did their outmost to make our stay perfect - which it was. After eating freshly made scones, we explored the town. Rivercrest is perfectly located outside the city center but very close to it. No passing busses or so, but only a quick walk away from everything.
The room was incredibly nice. A giant bed, wonderfully new furniture, very clean and the common areas of the BnB were perfect as well. All very comfortable and nicely arranged. You wanna stay in Kenmare? You have to do it here and you will meet wonderful people to welcome you!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

First class all the way. Superb quiet location just outside the village of Kenmare. You'll have an astounding range of choices for breakfast. Everything delicious and freshly prepared. Marian and David are very friendly and helpful hosts. (Rollo, their lovable dog, greeted us as we parked.) If you walk with assistance, note there are a few steps into the house, but ground floor rooms are available and very comfortable. Possibly the best-designed bathroom we had on the entire trip. Next visit we'd stay a week and make this our base for exploring.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground-floor room if stairs are an issue.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank symbiont
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was one of several places we stayed while in Ireland. The house was beautiful, the room was comfortable, and David and Marion were very welcoming and friendly (and great cooks!)! Kenmare was a wonderful place to walk around and, as usual for Ireland, the locals were quite pleasant! We hope to go back someday! I'm very late in writing this, so the choice of dates didn't go back far enough We actually went May 2013.

Room Tip: I can't imagine any of the rooms being a bad choice.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EmptyNestersUSA
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

David and Marion are fabulous hosts. The room was enormous, the bathtub was big enough to do laps, and the bed was so amazing we're planning to buy one for our guestroom.

This is a beautiful home in an awesome location. The town of Kenmare is only a 5 minute walk from the house and the people are really friendly. Foley's Pub has wonderful mussels, BTW. I would definitely here again.

Room Tip: Room#8 is enormous.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We loved our stay with David and Marian. We were fortunate to sleep on their new king mattress which was heavenly and I believe they also had just gotten new power shower's which were also great! The view was really lovely and the location is PERFECT. As my husband and I were talking about our 3 1/2 week trip, we decided to try and chose the best bed and breakfast and Rockcrest won! This is a wonderful home with clean, bright, beautiful rooms and the breakfast was wonderful. What made it really the best (after the shower, bed and breakfast) was the location. Some bed and breakfasts state that they are walking distance to town but they aren't, but Rockcrest IS! It is a 5 minute walk, down from their driveway, across a small bridge and you are in town. Yet, you are out of the noise of a town and you can sleep with your windows open and it is so quiet. If you are staying in Kenmare, stay here....you will love it!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: $99 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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