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“Great breakfast...Nice folks”
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The Mainstay
Ranked #69 of 75 Dingle B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 12, 2006

This was really a nice place for us after a long day of driving. The room was pleasant on a perfectly central but quiet street. The breakfast was really the best we had on our two weeks of Irish wandering. They also helped us find accommodations for a second night in Dingle when it seemed that everyone was totally booked. The Mainstay is a good choice!

Stayed: July 2006
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Bronx, NY
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Reviewed March 8, 2006

We had a great time in Dingle, Co. Kerry Ireland! Our stay at the Mainstay Guesthouse made our holiday perfect.Our room was clean, bright and lovely. The owners Ruth and Gus are super helpful at answering all questions about what to do in town and what to see on the beautiful Dingle peninsula. The breakfast at the Mainstay was the best I had in all of Ireland. It's hard to decide what was better- the French toast or the frittata. I wish I was back there now!

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Brooklyn,New York
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Reviewed March 8, 2006

The owners were from New Jersey and Dublin and they cooked fritattas in Ireland! He told us where to go for music and food and it was all great.What a town! The rooms were cozy and the breakfast to die for.Our favorite stay in Ireland,we'll be back!

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Seattle
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Reviewed October 3, 2005

The Mainstay is centrally located, with very friendly and helpful hosts (Ruth and Gus). The accommodations are clean and pleasant, and the breakfasts are outstanding.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed July 22, 2005

I would like to suggest a fantastic B&B in Dingle. The Mainstay Guesthouse is a great place! Owned and run by Gus (NewJersey born) and Ruth (Dublin born) Cero, it is a reasonable (40E/pp), very comfortable place with superb breakfasts that include much more than the traditional Irish breakfast. The Ceros go out of their way to be helpful, whether by arranging local tours or providing a super-early breakfast for dawn departures and are committed to looking after their guesthouse and the guests therein. Located right in the center of town (across the street from the Captain's House), it is convenient, charming and comfortable. Guests may want to request a room facing the back, however, as there can be some pedestrian noise on the small street. Address is Dykeman Lane, Dingle; phone is (---) and website is (---)

5  Thank druryperry
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Reviewed May 28, 2005

For groups going to Dingle, the place to stay is MAINSTAY guesthouse.

In Dingle, it is not easy to find a place to accommodate a large group in a setting with a small town local feel.. We did not want to go to a big hotel, but wanted the feeling of meeting the people and getting the inside track with locals.

MAINSTAY is perfect. For two years I have gone to Dingle with groups ranging from one to two dozen people at the Mainstay. We felt like one big happy family in a happy large house.Their staff and service are so sweet and helpful and made us feel at home. Gus served us an incredible breakfast (his fritattas worth another two paragraphs.)

The location could not possibly be more perfect - right smack in Dingle town, but on the quiet street. Gus and Ruth know all the local cool places to go, where the hot traditional Irish music was playing (and Gus plays himself!). Ruth was extremely helpful last year when we needed to book activities, even on to the next town in Killarney.

Although people traveling alone or in pairs have enjoyed the Mainstay for all the reasons written in the other reviews, I thought it would be nice for people to know there is a place for a party of four, six or even twenty-plus people to stay all together - while getting the benefits of that homey local feel.

  • Stayed: May 2005, traveled on business
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4  Thank californiacolleen
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Reviewed July 14, 2004

Just returned home from a great two week driving vacation in Ireland. I loved Dingle....colorful town and friendly people. I enjoyed the homemade scones fresh out of the oven when we stayed at The Mainstay. It was a comfortable home and very convenient to everything. Outstanding omelet and wide selection for breakfast. Upstairs there is a lovely sitting room that has other guidebooks and restaurant/pub menus. Would love to return and would definately plan to stay at The Mainstay. Visit the Dingle Crystal shop....lovely things from another former Waterford craftsman and plan time to drive the Slea Head Drive---much better than the Ring of Kerry (and less time).

1  Thank Marian L
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Additional Information about The Mainstay

Address: Dykegate Lane, Dingle, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
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Ranked #69 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Dingle
Price Range: $84 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at The Mainstay. We're located in the heart of Dingle town with all attractions, restaurants and pubs on your doorstep. All rooms are en suite with satellite TV, in room coffee & tea, hair dryer, clock radio and direct telephone. Our kitchen features a sumptuous cold buffet as well as hot entrees from our breakfast menu. Make The Mainstay your home port in Dingle. ... more   less 

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