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“OK but rather noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brook Lane Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“OK but rather noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

I had high hopes of the Brook Lane and though it was fine I was a little disappointed in comparison to some of other places we stayed in Ireland (and considering the price EUR119). Our double room was on the ground floor facing the road outside which is very busy (the Kenmare is on the junction of two fairly main roads) and we found the traffic noise was quite loud (coupled with a fair bit of door-slamming - why do people do this when other people might be sleeping?) It is just a short walk to the town but along a pathway, while mostly well-lit, might make a single woman feel uncomfortable. The room itself was large and comfortable though.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2009

I had my wedding reception in the Brook Lane in April, and i am so glad that i had it there, as it was perfect. Everyone was impressed with the food, it was beautiful. The staff couldn't do enough for us, getting us ready in the morning and taking photos of us, they were a brilliant help. They recommended an excellent wedding singer and DJ and the floor was full all night. I had an excellent day and couldn't recommend the hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ny
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203 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2009

My family of five just stayed at Brook Lane for 2 nights. It was great. Quiet, clean, super comfortable rooms. We had 2 rooms next to each other and they were huge! the breakfast was wonderful, fresh cut fruit, croissants, breads, cereals, yogurts, full cooked to order. Kenmare was a great town too. Just a short walk into town by way of a path.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steady
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2009

I stayed in this hotel with my girlfriend for three nights.

The staff are extremely nice and very helpful. The food is out of this world.

The rooms are big, spacious and comfortable.

I highly recommend this hotel.

The only one problem is that there is no WiFi or internet access.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MunsterCouple
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2009

We stayed for 2 nights at the Brook Lane Hotel. There was a path into Kenmare which only took about 10 minutes to walk and it was lit pretty well except for a small stretch. The breakfast provided was very good with plenty to select from on the buffet and then you were also provided with a menu to order a hot dish such as french toast, full irish breakfast, etc. The room was clean and very comfortable. This hotel also is in a great location to drive the Ring of Kerry and/or the Ring of Beara. We did both and found the Ring of Beara to be much more beautiful than the Ring of Kerry. If you only had time for one, you need to choose the Ring of Beara. This was one of the more reasonably priced hotels we stayed at in Ireland and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CathyGeorgia
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USA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2009

My entire family traveled to Ireland for my wedding and we all stayed at The Brook Lane Hotel. Siobhaun, Pat, Una, Mags, Goga, and Ann Maria were all outstanding. They took care of all our needs from pressing our clothes for the wedding to booking a DJ for the reception at the last minute. I even managed to break my pearl necklace and burn a hole in my veil and all the ladies, especially Siobhaun, Goga, Mags, and Una, pitched in and fixed my veil and pearl necklace just in time for the ceremony. I cannot imagine a more amazing time in Ireland. I cannot recommend The Brook Lane Hotel highly enough. Our visit to Ireland and more importantly, my wedding, would not have been the same without the love and attention we felt and received from everyone at the hotel. We managed to close the hotel bar every night and terrorize the local bars and thought surely we would be asked to leave the hotel, but the staff just laughed at our stories and even recommended places to go...Una, remember telling the boys that a Hen & Stag Party would be at the Atlantic Bar in the back room? The best part is that the boys actually believed her and went to the bar only to find "mature" Irish ladies dancing in the back room! We also loved the locals in Kenmare; from Richard and his dog to the owner of the bar who wears a cat on his head (Mags loved that story!). In short, the hotel was amazing, the food was outstanding, the spa was phenomenal, and the people were great. This review is terribly long, but it seems unjust to write only a few words about the place that helped us coordinate and celebrate our wedding and put up with all the craziness from our entire crew. We cannot wait to return to Kenmare and The Brook Lane Hotel (if they'll have us again)!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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kerry
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2009

my sister just had her wedding this weekend in the book lane. all the staff were really helpfull to us over our stay and made the experience very stress free for us especially on the morning of a wedding.they did every thing from taking photographs for us to helping with our dresses.
the food was amazing on the day of the wedding along with the service. every need was catered for.
i will definately be booking in again for a weekend stay and couldnt recommend it highly enough

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marsie22
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Property: Brook Lane Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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