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“Best accomadation in Ballybunion.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Tides B&B

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The Tides B&B
Ranked #2 of 21 Ballybunion B&B and Inns
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“Best accomadation in Ballybunion.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed at the tides guesthouse for a weekend in august, It is a very welcoming house and the people are very friendly and helpful. The room was excellent with great view and the room was spotless. The location is great and near the town. Will definitly reccomend it to friends and family travelling to ballybunion as it is excellent accomadation that makes you feel right at home. Looking forward to taking a trip back soon. Christine and Kevin xx

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Mr. Walsh at The Tides treated us like kings again. Would recommend for all.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

What incredible friendliness, clean, great food and wonderful people.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

Made reservation for lodging and golf with David through phone calls and email. Arrived early for check in but no problem for David. Very nice big house and lovely grounds. Big car park in nice courtyard. David showed us around. Delightful man. Lovely big lounge for guests with big flat screen tv and comfy leather couches. Breakfast room was big windows all around the room for a lovely view. A nice guest computer. Our room was upstairs. Very big with a double bed and a twin, small frig, coffee and tv. Bathroom had shower and tub and nice size. Breakfast was very nice. Be sure to have David’s special pancakes on the weekend. We loved them! David had arranged our golf at Ballybunion Golf Course and all was in order for us. We went to the Marine Hotel for dinner on David’s suggestion. Right on Main Street overlooking ocean. The food was so delicious and presented so nicely. We really enjoyed our stay here

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

If you are looking for a convenient, clean and friendly B&B in the Ballybunion area this is the place for you. This home is well appointed and the beds are super comfortable. Have I mentioned how clean it was..... sheets are bright white and smell like the fresh outdoors. David is the host you will see the most of and he is helpful and knowedgeable. Doreen is in the back of the house making a killer breakfast and servicing the rooms like a stealth fighter.
The golf course and downtown/beach area are a simple 5 minute drive away.
I would highly recommend the Tides to others for their stay and hope to one day return myself.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

My best buddy and I stayed there as part of a long golf weekend in Ireland. I highly recomend the Tides for anyone looking for a "home" base while on the western coast of Ireland. You are literally minutes from the Ballybunion Old Course and it is a good jump off point for other courses in that region. The Tides itself is by far the cleanest accomodations I have ever stayed in. You really feel like you are staying in your own house (but maybe cleaner!). David's wife (Doreen) is the reason for that, she keeps a low profile, but her impact, be it the cleaning or the breakfast really makes their individual impact to your stay. Don't scoot out to play without your breakfast. We never needed lunch. David is the "face" of the place and is quite a character...in a good way. He is a gracious host and being quite the accomplised golfer, knows the lay of the land so to speak. He was a wealth of local advice and stories to back them up. Something that I didn't know before, but I do now, is that David also runs a trip/tour organizing business along with his B&B. Based on his local knowledge, it is our intention to have him organize our next trip prior to going over. We will definitly return and when we do, the Tides is without question, the place we will stay.
PS- For a fun night out, the Exchange Pub is the place to go, but plan on utilizing the services of Billy the Taxi driver!
Joe & Sam

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

My Dad and I stayed here during our golf trip to Ireland. David was very accommodating of our very late arrival and Doreen made us a very good Irish Breakfast. Great place to stay, large and very well done guest rooms.

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Additional Information about The Tides B&B

Property: The Tides B&B
Address: Listowel Road, Ballybunion, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballybunion
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Ballybunion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Tides B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Tides B&B. Your Family host David & Doreen Walsh await your arrival in Ballybunion, County Kerry. Recently awarded Five Stars by Failte Ireland you can be rest assured you will be well looked after in Ballybunion. Free Parking Free WI-FI ... more   less 
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