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“Lovely Houses, Lovely Staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes & Lodges

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Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes & Lodges
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Houses, Lovely Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Stayed here for a Hen weekend in August. We have 3 houses booked for the weekend. Everything was great, the houses were clean, my only complaint was we requested 3 houses together but we were separated. Besides that i would highly recommend this Hotel and Holiday Homes for a holiday.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lindacork
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wicklow
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of our family vacation in August 2011. (We had one of the lodges booked). They are very well appointed inside, and on the basis of design and quality of fittings/materials used, are worthy of a 5 star description. Where this falls down, is in the wear and tear they seem to have been subjected to, given that they are still relatively new. While our lodge was very well equipped, and perfectly cleaned and maintained, there was a cigarette burn on the cream leather sofa. Also cigarette butts left outside by the picnic table. The coffee table and main table had stains from hot mugs, - despite coasters clearly provided on the table!. The sink unit in one of the bedrooms was leaning slightly from the wall. None of the above warranted me complaining to the hotel, as I did not want to be moved, - nor would I know if other lodges were the same or not. Its such a shame that accommodation that has been kitted out to be of a high standard is getting such hard wear and tear. I would love to go back, - but would be wary of how well these will be maintained over time, which is an issue if they wish to continue to be described as 5 star.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TeresaMIvory
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Dublin
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed in the kenmare Bay Holiday homes for a week from the 23rd July. The holiday homes were very modern with all the mod cons. We were a family of 3 adults and 4 children. The children really enjoyed the leisure centre and playground, Th hotel is 3 minute walk to the beautiful town of Kenmare. It had a great holiday atmposhere and the range of shops, pubs and restaurants is great. The fact that teh shops all opem late on the eveing is a real bonus and the KenmareIce cream shop is a must. Kenamre is also a great location to tour the ring of Kerry.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnDublin98
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Maynooth, Ireland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

Have stayed here a few times. Love the area. Self catering houses excellent for families and very close to Kenmare town. Nice to have use of the hotel facilities. Food in hotel just OK. Great play section in restaurant for children. Service in hotel very good, not great front of desk staff though - very rude on checkout for no apparant reason.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mover77
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Tipperary
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed in house 12 at this wonderful hotel and holiday home in July.Standard very very high,spotless, nice back garden and picnic bench outside and gas barbuque,staff polite so nice and friendly.Kids love this,so child friendly.Pool etc brillant,as was the kiddies club at nite 7-9.30pm.Bar is small but also has outside one as well.Bar food was lovely too.Didn't get to eat in the restaurant. though.There is a path from the hotel to kenmare,approx 4 mins walking.Town is so clean and has alot of eating places and pubs etc.Outside activities for kids i.e.horse riding and pitch and putt,tennis etc only 10/15mins away.We will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TipperaryTaylor
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Dublin
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

What a gem!!. My husband, six-year old son and I chose the Kenmare Bay Hotel Lodges because we love Kerry and looked for self catering with hotel facilities. We wanted full leisure centre access and most importantly kids club. We were not disappointed!

The house was just immaculately presented with hugely spacious rooms and bathrooms galore. Each item in the kitchen sparkled and I had difficulty maintaining the high level of cleanliness! They included little touches like dishwasher tablets, binbags, cloths, washing up liquid, biscuits and other sundries we might have forgotten. There was TV in each room, DVD player, radio, private back garden, private parking, comfy bed, good water pressure in shower, beautiful view of mountains and lovely landscaped areas for children to play, playground, spotless pool and jacuzzi......the list goes on! The staff were more than helpful and we were afforded a hearty welcome.

My son had the best holiday ever. We were fortunate to have similar aged boys housed on either side of us. They just played all day! The kids club was well-organised and my son wanted to go every night from 7 to 9.30pm. They played outdoor games like tag and stuck in the mud when the weather permitted, they went to playground, did colouring and watched a DVD. Each night he got a goodie bag of fruit, juice, and sweets. He came home exhausted and thrilled.

There was one small complaint I had – there is no broadband access in the lodges. I really missed being able to log on during the week. Also we were short one remote control.

Our neighbours all mentioned returning to the lodges next year and we certainly will return only hopefully for 2 weeks. We feel its most important to support Irish Tourism! and Kenmare Bay Lodges is everything good about Irish service and hospitality!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Aranvale
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

Stayed in the so called 5 star lodge for a week in July, felt the lodge was overpriced 1000 euro a week and did not live up to the 5 star classification. Badly cracked tiles, dirty rugs, no proper cot sheets, marked paint work etc. The first lodge was so bad that we asked to be moved and after about an hour and a half were moved to one which was better but definitly not 5 star. We did complain and after dealing with a number of different managers were refunded 150 euro and even at this I still think it was overpriced. We had a great family holiday in Kenmare and Kerry depsite the diappointing accomodation, will definitly return to Kenmare but not the Kenmare Bay Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MarieDub
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Property: Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes & Lodges
Address: Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes & Lodges are situated in the grounds of the Kenmare Bay Hotel, just a short stroll into the town centre of the quaint town of Kenmare. Enjoy all the facilities that the hotel has to offer combined with the comforts of your own home. Each 3 bedroom holiday home comprises of: Master ensuite double bedroom; Twin bedroom; Single bedroom; Bright & Spacious kitchen/dining room with all modern conveniences; Living area with fold out sofa bed, multi chanenel TV/DVD unit and open fire; Cot and highchair; downstairs toilet; semi-private garden; parking.Each 2 bedroom Lodge comprises of: 2 Master en-suite king-size bedrooms, which can be twins or doubles; A sofa bed in one of the bedrooms; Fully fitted kitchen; Open plan dining room and lounge area with LCD TV and DVD player and MP3 docking station; Private garden; Parking. ... more   less 
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