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Rockcrest House
Ranked #1 of 60 Kenmare B&B and Inns
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Montreal, Canada
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163 reviews
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“Great landscaped, beautiful house”
Reviewed December 6, 2010

We had a large and very confortable room. Well worth negotiation the narrow lane to get there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

After a long day on the road and no reservation what should greet me but lovely Marian O'Dwyer with hot coffee, a warm scone and a very nice room on a quiet, shady street about a sneaky 5 minute walk from town center. I could not have asked for more! Kenmare is a town with alot of character and Rockcrest house exudes the warmth and hospitality of that area of Ireland. Not only was Marian a very gracious hostess, she's a mighty fine cook and a heck of a travel advisor. I am grateful that she convinced me to follow the road less taken and go to the Bearen Peninsula as opposed to the Kerry or Dingle as the place was hauntigly beautiful and entirely devoid of buses. That was nice. I would recommend Rockcrest to friends , family, or traveling strangers in need of a phenomenal place to stay

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

Convenient to town but quiet street. Well appointed home and rooms. One of the nicest B&Bs we stayed at during out 8 days traveling around Ireland. Rooms were clean large and beds were very good. Beds in other B&Bs were often terribly soft and lumpy. Bath was modern and clean. My husband even lost his car keys(free parking) and the owner and her son were outside with flashlights and scoring the B&B until they were found. Lovely breakfast room, delicious breakfast. I will definitely return. Not all B&Bs keep up standards by putting $ back into the business. This one does.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

While there are lots of nice places to stay in and around Kenmare, Rockcrest is a great choice for a B&B in Kenmare. Kenmare can get busy with tourists and traffic. We checked several places in the town center and were concerned they might be too loud at night or in the early morning. We checked out another place that claimed to be a 10 minute walk from the town center (not true unless you classify running the same as walking). Rockcrest was the perfect compromise - quiet and close. It is located on a very quiet street on the outskirts of the town center - truly an easy 5 minute walk. Marian and her husband David are very nice hosts and Marian provides a generous breakfast that is also quite tasty. Our room was wonderful with a large and very comfortable kingsize bed and a view toward the Kenmare River valley that was great. The bathroom wasn't phenomenal, but was functional (the shower was a bit small and had okay water pressure, but I'm nit-picking) and Marian provided fresh towels every day.

We stayed 3 nights. If you want to be close enough to Kenmare to be able to walk back and forth into town any time day or night AND you want a quiet, comfortable and clean place to stay, you will not be disappointed in Rockcrest House. It's a perfect location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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west hartford, ct
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

We spent two nights at Rockcrest and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our ensuite room was large with a very comfy bed and a lovely view of the surrounding mountains. This B&B is within walking distance of town and it's an added bonus to be able to visit the local shops and restaurants. Marian and David are wonderful hosts and certainly go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The living room area is gorgeous with lots of antiques and a homey atmosphere. Breakfast was delicious with a variety of choices. Convenient location to many area sights. Kenmare is a small town and you get a real feel for the way of life in this Tidy Town. This is a wonderful B&B - one of the best that we stayed at in Ireland. Four stars all the way. Hope to go back again someday.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

Loved the location (can walk to town) and the home itself. Marian is a wonderful innkeeper and took time to greet and talk with us extensively. We felt like members of the family. The rooms were large, tastefull furnished and extremely well kept. Bathrooms were a dream, all newly renovated. Breakfast was great - everything served cooked to order and constant attention to our requests. I would recommend Rockcrest House to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

had a great time in kenmare and loved the b&b, especially cos the rooms were big and the beds were very comftable. the food was also brilliant.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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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 60 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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