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“Brian and Belinda”
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The Tides B&B
Ranked #2 of 21 Ballybunion B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Limerick, Ireland
1 review
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“Brian and Belinda”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Without question the best accomodation in Ballybunion. David and Doreen are the ultimate hosts. The rooms are spacious, spotless, and very comfortable. Better than a 5* hotel room!
The breakfast is 5 star. Superb guest living room with great view. Home from home.

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Ballybunion G, Owner at The Tides B&B, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hello Brien & Belinda,


Thank you both very much for writing such a glowing review of Ballybunion and the Tides Guesthouse. It was very good of your both to compare us to 5* Hotel and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Ballybunion.

Our Guest living room was designed to make our valued guest feel like home away from home with all the Sports channels. Great to see the golf highlights and indeed the end of the Golf tournament live before retiring for the night and the Fairways of dreams awaits.

Till we see you both again in Ballybunion our sincere thanks for you wonderful review

Sincerely

David & Doreen Walsh
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

A friend and I stayed here recently and found the whole experience very enjoyable.
It's located 2mins of a drive from the Main Street or 15mins walk, so location is ideal.
The owner Dave gave us a rapturous welcome Filled With lots of tips of the golf course and surrounding areas. We only stayed two nights but I'm sure if I stayed longer Dave would have found something for us to do each day.
The B&B was very clean and spacious with a comfortable place to relax after a days activities and free Internet for Those who need it.
They also do a brilliant breakfast I had the traditional Irish breakfast, and as a connoisseur of such things I wasn't disappointed! The pancakes looked incredible too.

Overall I'd stay again, it's less of a B&B and more of a Boutique Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Really enjoyed our short stay for the Listowel Races. David and Doreen are great hosts making us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the dining room is lovely and relaxing for breakfast with a magnificant view. We will definitely be back at The Tides next year to sample some of the local golf. Thanks David and Doreen!

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Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

All the reviews are spot on. David and Doreen are fantastic hosts! Rooms are spacious, clean, and quiet. We stayed 3 nights during our golfing trip and I highly recommend staying there when in Ballybunion. David hooked us up with Ian our caddie for 2 days, a very nice young lad that even bought us a pint after the round! David also went out of his way to buy English muffins for us for breakfast, and we were in Ireland! Haha!

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Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our first trip to Ballybunion we did not know what to expect when we booked our stay online at The Tides Guesthouse. Upon arrival we were immediately impressed with this beautiful house from the outside. Once inside it was just like home. The rooms are gorgeous and comfortable. The dining area was outstanding. David was a gracious host who made us feel like we have known him for years and that we were his only guests. Our only regret was that we only stayed one night. The Tides is one of those rare places where you don't want to leave.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We travelled as 2 couples. David gave us a great welcome, and very kindly upgraded us to two of his best rooms. Ours was magnificent - with room for at least 4 people, a sitting area with tv, and an enormous bathroom with separate shower. The view was great, across to the sea.
Breakfast was superb, served in a lovely light conservatory style room and afterwards David spent time telling us all about the famous golf course.
This is an ideal place to stay if you want to play BAllybunion.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights at the Tides. David & Doreen are phenominal hosts. The house is wonderful, our room was spactacular, spacious, modern, comfortable bed, extremly clean, very quiet. Breakfast was superb with great service and hospitality. They provided for our every need and then some, lots of good conversations and helpful hints. They want to make sure that you are comforatable and enjoy every moment of your stay in Ballybunion and the rest of your trip where ever it may take you. Great reccomendations for things to do and see, restaurants and golf (of course!). They truly will go above and beyond to help.

We highly recommend The Tides Guesthouse, can't wait for our next trip back to see our new friends. It really felt like our home away from home.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ballybunion G, Owner at The Tides B&B, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hello Arthur and thank you so much for writing a review and posting it on TripAdvisor.

It was a pleasure to look after you both and having selected our Master Suite Room for two nights at Ballybunion it was only the start of good things to come. We can only hope that the return plan to Ballybunion Guesthouse is warming your hearts as ye head for the USA.

Thanks again Arthur and safe travels home. Doreen & David Walsh
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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
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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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