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Island View House
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17 reviews
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“Nice B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2008

We spent one night and Island View and enjoyed it. The two rooms we had were both very clean as were the bathrooms. It's a nice quiet location. The shower pressure was great. Breakfast was delicious and there were many options. Didn't see the owner until breakfast the following morning. The drive getting into the place is a challenge but the view once you get there is beautiful. We sat in the front yard with cocktails and watched the sun set over the mountains!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 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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Surrey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2008

We spent three happy days in Castletownbere and in the past have stayed at other establishments. The Island View House was far superior due not only to the lovely breakfasts for which it is famous, but to the friendliness of Dennis (Denny) and his very lovely assistant Helen. If you book I don't think you wil be disappointed..
Jenny and Douglas Campbell, Surrey U.K.

Stayed May 2008
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Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2006

My husband and I were traveling Ireland by car and Island View House was recommended and booked for us by another B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with included a warm and informative conversation with the proprietor, Denis. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful and included the best white fish we had while in Ireland. The large bowl of freshly cut fruit was delicious.

Stayed September 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2006

We spent 4 nights in Island View last year and couldn't visit Ireland again this year without spending a night there! This is an excellent ++ establishment! The rooms are suberb and the breakfasts are out of this world. Denis is a wonderful host and full of information (even if my wife declined the suggestion that she climb Hungry Hill before breakfast - she certainly couldn't after!!) If you want a special treat...ask for the Dingle Suite. It will cost a few Euro more but more than worth the extra.

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Additional Information about Island View House

Property: Island View House
Address: Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Castletownbere
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Castletownbere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Island View House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be assured of a friendly welcome and high standard of accommodation. Island View House is a relaxing, comfortable, friendly family run, with superb view's and ample parking facilities. Relax and take in the view from the Bantry bay guestroom. Ireland's No 1 breakfast with fresh fish on menu. Island View House aims to exceed expectation. ... more   less 
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