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Oldchurch House B&B
Ranked #2 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pleasanton, CA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Not set-up as good guesthouse”
Reviewed April 22, 2010

The hostess is very nice, and the home is pleasant and very clean. As a guest, I felt the home was not meant to accommodate guests. The bedroom was large but did not have place for luggage, bathroom had no shelves, dining area had large dining table for 8 and only 1 smaller table for 2, and there wasn't much of a sitting area. Hostess did not provide information helpful to a tourist. Would prefer a B&B where hospitality is also important.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2009

Helen our hostess was welcoming, efficient, helpful. Comfortable safe walk to city center, at night although well lit an extra light is advised. Our room overlooking a busy road was a little noisy (traffic) and we woild have liked internet access, The Breakfast room/lounge has a lovely view of the local Golf Club and is warm and welcoming.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Alabama
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2009

Helen is the perfect hostess; she's there when you need her. She was also very helpful in providing information on places to visit. We were very comfortable the three nights we stayed. The breakfast was wonderful; eggs cooked to perfection and delicious home baked brown bread. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank RLJAlabama
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Virginia
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2009

We came to Kenmare without overnight reservations, and found the Oldchurch House B&B through a recommendation. Could not have been more pleased. Our room was immaculate and looked out on the ruins of the "Old Church" across the road. There was road construction nearby, but all was quiet at night. In the morning - a fabulous breakfast. We would not hesitate to recommend the place to friends.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Winchester23
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PIckerington, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2009

My high school friend and I were traveling through Ireland to celebrate our 50th birthdays and had a wonderful 4-night stay at Oldchurch House. Helen welcomed us and made us feel right at home! We used it as our base to explore the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park and the town of Kenmare.

The B and B is located in a beautiful spot just outside of Kenmare. It is about a 15-minute walk in to town, where there are many fine shops and pubs. The breakfasts were served in a lovely room overlooking the valley. In fact, our room also had the same fabulous view!

We would definitely make a return stay if we are ever back in the area. Helen is a charming host!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Memphis, TN
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2009

The B&B is easy to find on a main road, although it is not really within walking distance of the town after you have been touring all day. The room was very clean, albeit smaller than other B&B’s we visited. There was a very small non-cable TV in the corner of the room. The breakfast was adequate, but not as good as others (i.e. Apples were the only fresh fruit, store-bought yogurt). The B&B owner may have been having a bad day, because she didn’t seem to interested in providing local information. The best part of the B&B is the view. The church across the street is worth visiting, and the beautiful gardens on the back of the house back up to a gold course. A nice average B&B.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Warren, MA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Oldchurch House B&B, in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, in October. We had been driving all day sight seeing and arrived late and worn out. Helen McGonigle was there to greet us with a friendly smile and warm home. Our room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. Directly across the street from our room you can see an old church ruin (hence the name). The home is located in a very quiet neighborhood and a very short drive to the village. The breakfast was fine with a good selection and Helen was happy to cook for us. I would definitely recommend this B&B for anyone looking for Irish hospitality and a good night’s rest.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oldchurch House B&B
Address: Killowen, Kenmare, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
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Hotel Class:4 star — Oldchurch House B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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