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“Nice place to stay...excellent host.”
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Bianconi
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killorglin
Dublin, Ireland
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635 reviews
267 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 997 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay...excellent host.”
Reviewed September 28, 2010

We arrived late and had a worry about my car being left on the street overnight. No worries. The owner, Ray, very kindly offered to park it with his brother and drive me there and back. The room was a decent size, quiet and comfy. The bathroom was large, clean and modern but the shower was weak. They are being renovated this winter. A bigger TV, more channels, slightly bigger room and a modern décor, a power shower and you have it all. The breakfast was a highlight. My porridge was as good as I make myself and that is saying something. Made with milk and cream it was delicious. Excellent coffee and orange juice, a wonderful fresh fruit salad, yoghurt's and a freshly cooked breakfast. A morning fry HAS to be freshly cooked. Bacon, sausages and eggs do not keep in a warmer or oven. They become dry and inedible. The Bianconi served it all fresh. Very good. Overall a good hotel/inn run by hard working professionals.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

My friends and I spent time in Kerry on a Hill Walking tour this August. We decided to base ourselves in Killorglin and stay at the Bianconi. Having read the last review we were unsure of what to expect. All our fears were unfounded. We ate most evenings in the bar restaurant. The food was tops especially the local seafood and there was a great variety of very tasty salads to choose from. The breads that were served were made locally by Jacks bakery and we all stocked up on supplies to bring home with us. We brought packed lunches with us that the staff organized for us. Both the bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless with our towels changed daily. This guesthouse/restaurant has a lovely atmosphere with a warm ambiance mainly due to the owners who were always present and the wonderful staff who made the trip memorable. We all have plans to go back in the New Year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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California
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2010

I did not stay in the hotel but I did eat in the restaurant. I was told by some locals that the food is the same now as it has been for years. The quality was said to be consistent and the restaurant was known to be always the same no matter who was being served or how often one visited the premises. The food was acceptable but nothing to rave about so I assume that's what was meant by consistent. The service was deplorable, amateurish and very unprofessional. Good food and good service will bring you back. Good food but rude and unprofessional service will not bring me back. Being a restaurant in a small town in a rural part of Ireland is no excuse for indifference, rudeness and lack of customer service. Try the Spanish restaurant next door or the Italian restaurant across the street instead.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Gainesville, FL
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2010

Having stayed at the Bianconi in Killorglin many times, we highly recommend it as the perfect base for touring Kerry. Owners & staff of this centrally located guest house/inn are warm & welcoming, always providing outstanding service & a personal touch. Rooms are very comfortable & well-furnished. Food is consistently excellent, from the full Irish breakfast to dinners of locally sourced seafood, meats & vegetables. Atmosphere in the bar and lounge is cordial and conversational, popular with locals as well as visitors. The Bianconi is a great place and a great value.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manila
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151 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2010

I have been to Killorglin , Ireland on a business trip in September of last year. It was my first time indeed and I happened to stay at this bed and breakfast place called The Bianconi. It was what I had expected from a small town, people are friendly and they know each other. The owner of the place, Ray was very hospitable. He likes conversing with his guests while serving them drinks on the bar. I celebrated my birthday in this place quietly with a lovely Irish stew for dinner and an Irish stout. I would recommend this place to anyone staying in Killorglin. It has its own charm and most of all it feels very homey.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2009

Our first room had no heat but we were moved into another room right away when I complained. Very nice country ambience with multiple stairs and corridors, a bit of a maze but in a nice way. Restaurant and pub were great, good food (a little pricey for dinner, breakfast was included). Free wifi internet, very nice staff. Parking was fine but might be challenging in busier times (just on-street).

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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1 Thank hk718
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Peterborough, CAMBS
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2008

Our party of 7 "mature" Golfers thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this guesthouse and have no hesitation in providing a high recommendation.

The food, service and accommodation was excellent.

Rick & Ray run a splendid and helpful team and they could not have been more helpful.

We found it to be an ideal base and eating place for our Tour in very pleasant surroundings. It is not a drinking pub but somewhere to enjoy a nice quiet drink and first class food, which we did NOT find expensive in comparison to other eating places in the town.

We will have no hesitation in booking again with Biancon's in the future.

Norman

  • Liked — Well sized and clean rooms
  • Disliked — No dislikes as suited our needs
  • Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Bianconi

Property: Bianconi
Address: Lower Bridge Street, Killorglin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killorglin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killorglin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bianconi is one of the best renowned Inns in Ireland and one of a few luxury hotels on the Ring of Kerry. With a rich history of over 150 years of welcoming visitors to Killorglin, with a recent luxury renovation, the Bianconi remains the most popular place to stay in the heart of Kerry. ... more   less 
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