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Brook Lane Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had such a lovely break here recently. Hotel food was beautiful and the staff wonderful. Attentive but not smothering. Totally recommend the fish pie combo and crab fritters in the restaurant and the homemade breakfast granola is to die for. Lovely pesto and fresh bread to buy and bring home. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thank you do much for your fabulous review - really delighted that you enjoyed your stay, were well looked after and that you will return again,All our fish is landed locally in Castletownbere so we know it is as fresh as you can get
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Una Brennan

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed at Brook Lane for two nights after reading the reviews here. To echo what some others have said, it was the nicest place we stayed in Ireland, Siobhan was excellent in her suggestions, the food was great, and service at the restaurant was, without a doubt, the best we had in Ireland. Also, Kenmare in the perfect place for exploring both the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. I would suggest driving both as they are different. Kenmare itself is a very nice town with many dining options.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thanks for your really kind words in your lovely review.Great to see we us described as "your nicest stay in Ireland " .Will pass on your comments to Siobhan and all the team
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Una Brennan - Owner

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Kenmare has always been my favorite base while in the Southwest because of its location on the Ring of Kerry. The town has a great deal to offer: good restaurants, good music, good shops. The Brook Lane is a relatively new hotel, modern and convenient. A nice walk by path to the center of town and back (ask at the front desk for directions to make certain you take it), great morning breakfast (cooked or buffet) and a nice bar/restaurant for the evening dinner if you are of a mind or nightcap after dinner out. Although not critical, nevertheless located on the Ring of Kerry road, ample on-site parking and wi-fi for those addicted. Outstanding staff: while not a regular part of the service, they happily did laundry onsite when asked and brought it back the same day. Will stay there again when next headed for the Southwest.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Fab review ,thank you ,we built Brook Lane Hotel nine years ago so it is relatively new ,All our food is cooked from fresh to order ,we source all our produce locally and give details of each supplier in the restaurant,Delighted to see you will stay with us again
Bye for now
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Una Brennan -Owner

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stopped by the town of Kenmare the day before we took our drive on the Ring of Kerry. We found Brook Lane to be just outside of the city center, so it was quiet and calm. The décor was very chic and modern. After checking in, we decided to take a 5 min stroll into town via the trail that's just across the street from the hotel. We finally got some souvenir shopping done and picked up some snacks for our upcoming hikes. We had dinner @ the hotel restaurant and found it to be quite tasty. After our meal, we were pleasantly surprised by live Irish music and dance right there in the restaurant. We retired to our room for a quiet and restful night up sleep. Breakfast the next day was great with a lovely spread of cold meats, cheeses, breads and cereals, followed by a hot dish of our choosing. Overall, a very enjoyable stay!

Room Tip: Our room was facing the main street that ran in front of the hotel, but it was completely sound proo...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Great Review,thank you for your lovely comments about our Hotel ,we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back some day
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

If your ideal Irish vacation lodging is an old stone building with a peat fire, this is not the place for you. The Brook Lane is very modern...kind of an upscale Holiday Inn. But it is affordable, very clean and very comfortable, and the staff could not be more helpful. It is on the edge of town, but only about a 10 minute walk from the center. The breakfast is outstandingly delicious.

By the way, if you're wanting to visit Killarney National Park and also the Ring of Kerry, Kenmare is an ideal place to stay, because it is basically between these two major attractions.

Room Tip: I had the impression that all rooms are pretty much the same. There is not enough traffic on the ro...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Great review ,thank you for staying with us ,we do have a few different room types at our Hotel ,we have a junior suite ,with private balcony ,separate seating area ,large bathroom ,,Our luxury rooms have extra space and separate seating areas ,our family rooms can accommodate four people and our studio apartment is great for people who need more space all our rooms have free wi-fi
Hope to see you again on your next visit to Kenmare
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Una Brennan

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

we stayed here the night after getting engaged recently. siobhaun on reception couldn't have been nicer, even before hearing our good news! this is a family run hotel and siobhaun gave the kind of welcome that's rare to non existent in the chain hotels and was a real pleasure to deal with throughout. when she did hear the news she sent some bubbly to the room and rang back to the restaurant she'd booked for us to tell them - cue some more bubbly! we had breakfast brought to the room the followng morning and really enjoyed this also. definitely one to come back to when we next visit kenmare.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Fab review,congratulations on your recent engagement ,I am glad you enjoyed you stay with us and that your engagement was recognised,that is what our small hotel is all about ,All our customers are more than just a number in the hotel
Best Wishes for the future
Una Brennan - Owner

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

A real find. Very nice room. Excellent restaurant - good food and great Irish music. 11 year old Meghan was a hit as an Irish dancer. Close to town - very pleasant walk to town. Close to the Druid Circle. Wish we could have stayed another night. Easy entry to the Ring of Kerry.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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kenmaretourism, Una Brennan Owner at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for your kind review,I will pass on your comments to Megan our Irish dancer,Kenmare is a great base for touring Ring of Kerry ,Dingle,Ring of Beara,Valentia Island and Killarney national Park ,so make sure you stay an extra day or two on your next visit to Kenmare
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Address: Kenmare | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range: $105 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Brook Lane Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brook Lane Hotel is Kenmare's only four star luxury Boutique Hotel. Family run and managed with all local Irish staff. In Casey's Bar and Award winning Restaurant we source all our produce locally using the freshest ingredients to make the tastiest of dishes. There is ample free car parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Live music weekly with Casey's Inhouse Band keeps locals and guests alike entertained with traditional Irish music. There is also a fantastic Irish Dancing show every Wednesday from 8pm! Phone direct for seasonal offers!! ... more   less 
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