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“A nice B&B, but we had some questions”
Review of Watersedge Kenmare

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Watersedge Kenmare
Ranked #16 of 60 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“A nice B&B, but we had some questions”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

There were a lot of things that we liked about Watersedge. The house is very nice, with a lovely little sitting area outside overlooking the water. Our hostess (never saw our host) was very friendly, and breakfast was, if not stellar, perfectly acceptable. The B&B is a bit of a walk outside of Kenmare, but we didn't mind it, particularly since there's a little cut through via the woods outside the B&B.

But there was a weirdness to our stay. It seemed to us that the B&B had been overbooked, and that we had been put in a family room rather than a guest room. The room was very nice and large, as was the bathroom, but it was directly across from the kids' rooms, and there was quite a bit of noise with doors slamming and the TV being on loudly during a Rugby match. It seemed that all the other rooms were upstairs, where it was probably quieter. Also, there were no quite enough places at breakfast, and we ended up sitting at a makeshift table.

On the one hand, we were glad to have the room, but on the other it made us feel a bit strange. Also, we didn't feel like we really experienced the proper B&B, so our take on it is a bit peculiar.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Phenix City, Alabama
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

The room was okay but most importantly clean. We arrived late in the afternoon. When I started taking a shower the water pressure was, for lack of a better word, horrible. At one point in the shower, the water just stopped. I stood there for about 5 minutes before it began working again. I am not sure if this is a problem that occurs frequently but it was aggravating, probably more so, because I was exhausted. Besides that, the stay was okay. We had 3 separate choices for breakfast. We chose the pancakes, and they had to of been microwavable. None of us finished them. It wasn't our favorite place by no means while in Ireland. I am not sure if I would stay here again, more than likely not. The positives are the clean beds and the free wireless internet. The negatives would definitely be the breakfast and the water pressure.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

This place is located just south of the town. First right turn after the bridge in a very quiet and pleasant neighbourhood and close to the water.
A short walk takes you to the main area of the town where the shops and restaurents are located. Noreen, the owner keeps the front door of the house unlocked.
The room rate was resonable.
The room and the attached bathroom were clean but small. The shower was quite small as is the case with the most Bed and Breakfast facilities. Bring your own shampoo and bath soap.
A small flat screen TV was in the room.
The ground floor dining room had tea, coffe and biscuits at all the time. Books and DVDs were also available. DVDs can be played on the TV in your room.
You choose one of the set combinations of the hot breakfasts night before. The breakfast was OK.
I willl not hesitate to stay here should I return to Kenmare.

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed February 4, 2011

Was down in Kenmare for new years attending a wedding in Sheen Falls Hotes.
As watersedge was close by we stayed there. The house was lovely, large rooms, everything we needed to get ready for the occasion e.g. hairdryer, iron, hot tea and bicks.
Noreen was so nice, she booked hairdressers and tanning studios for the ladies.
She drove us down to the hotel in the morning to collect our car.
Breakfast was great,we will be back but next time for a longer stay
Pat and Mary

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Watersedge guesthouse in Kenmare on a short break. We found everything as descibed and we were particularly happy with the breakfast as I had my ` full English` and my wife loved the smoked salmon. Also the room was nice and large, with a good selection of dvd`s.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed November 16, 2010

Although this B&B was good value, it is tired and could do with some updating.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 4, 2010

My husband and I spent two nights at Water's Edge B&B and plan on staying there again anytime we visit the area. Noreen is a wonderful host and offers a wealth of information on things to do in the area. The rooms are large and inviting. Breakfast was great and guests have unlimited access to a common room with a DVD collection (which you can take up to your room and watch on the in-room TV), games, puzzles, guidebooks, tea and coffee. The deck outside was gorgeous and the view over Kenmare Bay was wonderful. Just a few minutes walk into Kenmare with access to restaurants and shops. Highly recommend this B&B to fellow travelers.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Watersedge Kenmare
Address: Muxnaw, Kenmare, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Watersedge is a purpose built,4**** government approved guest house.It is nestled in the Sheen Falls woods and is only 10min walk taking the shortcut to Kenmare town. Our bedrooms are finished to a very high standard. All our rooms are ensuite with power showers, hair dryer and flat screen T.V. with DVD. The beds are fully orthopaedic and there are concrete floors throughout for sound proofing.Tea and coffee with snacks are available all day in our guest dining room.here there is a large seclecton of books,local maps and DVDs, there is also a choice of board games and puzzles.Our garden deck is a great place to relax with a good book and a coffee.We have a large breakfast menu to suit all tastes and needs including home baking, locally make cheese, our own smoked salmon is the house speciality, and of cource the hot traditional Irish breakfast. Please make our home your home and enjoy your stay at Watersedge. ... more   less 
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