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“We love Murphy's Farmhouse” 5 of 5 stars
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Murphy's Farmhouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boolteens
Certificate of Excellence
West Hartford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“We love Murphy's Farmhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was a great surprise to turn down the main road and find Murphy's Farmhouse. The rooms were very comfortable (small bathroom but fine!) - with lovely views of the fields, great linens, all things good. The breakfast was delicious. The family was very nice. It was just fabulous. And a very good value. Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Dina F
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Mary501, Manager at Murphy's Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 17, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay,
Mary
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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559 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited with my partner and parents. We had a large room, which was very nice with a single and double bed and a room with a larger washroom with a double bed. All of us slept well. Breakfast was okay but there was a tour group mini-van staying too (so it felt less intimate than the other b&bs) and our table was hurridly cleaned and we had to ask for more brekkie items that had been devoured by the larger group. Overall, a very friendly place and very comfortable beds. Internet did not work all the time or at all in the evening...possibly because there were many guests using it and there was an internet repairman there fixing something.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Mary501, Manager at Murphy's Farmhouse, responded to this review, October 17, 2014
Thank you for your review, the internet was repaired
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California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

On the way to Dingle this farm house sits on a small country road just behind Murphy's pub. Mrs Murphy is the best hostess. She called around town to find us an open restaurant for dinner. The room was large and comfortable. We had a king bed and a twin for my daughter, plus a sitting room, a vanity and en-room suite, there was even a bench for all the suitcases. I could stay here for weeks. It feels like home!

Stayed March 2014
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Mary501, Manager at Murphy's Farmhouse, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, enjoy the rest of the holiday
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Illinois City, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Murphys farmhouse was more expensive than other options so we thought it would at least be standard quality.

Food was great, but beds and bathrooms were bad.

We did not get what we were quoted for on the phone and were one bed short.

also the 'double' bed was tiny and rock hard and only suitable for 1. ( 4' 6") not the couple that we asked for on the phone.

the rooms were fine and clean and airy but the shower did not work, only bearly trickled water and bathroom was ridiculously small and you could literally barely wipe your ***.

REALLY disappointed.
Will definitely NOT stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank pat f
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Concord, NC
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85 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Murphy’s Farmhouse is, as its name indicates, a renovated farmhouse, located in a quiet location set back from the highway heading to and from the Dingle Peninsula. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable with a modern bathroom, but……when I went to take a shower, I could get no water to flow. After running out of ideas about how to get the water flowing, I was about to jeopardize my man card by calling Mrs. Murphy and asking her what the deal was. Fortunately, after exiting the bathroom I found a pair of rocker switches on the wall that just demanded to be pushed. After pushing both, I was able to get the water to flow from what was apparently a tankless water heater for the shower. Similar dual switches guarded other electrical items in the room, but once I had broken the code, they all worked. That included an electric heat unit that could be accessed on demand, a feature that was rare in the B&Bs we stayed in, but was a nice feature in still cool Ireland in June. On the negative side, I could not receive the (free) WiFi in my room but the signal came in loud and clear downstairs in the common living room. Also, dining options in the area are limited to two pubs. (We ate at yet another Murphy enterprise, Murphy’s Bar, which was attractive but served a limited menu of pizza and cold sandwiches.)
After a good night’s sleep, we were fed a delicious Irish breakfast served by one of the Murphy granddaughters. All in all, it was a pleasant stay at a reasonable price in a good location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank trickydnc
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

A lovely homely B&B with 3 generations of the Murphy Family between the Farmhouse and Murphys's Bar. Very helpful and a nice place to base yourself for a couple of days of sightseeing around Kerry.
A freshly prepared breakfast each day, fresh pastries, eggs and bacon stocked us up for the day.
Visit the cows out the back in the dairy for the authentic home stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Michael_NT
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I recently stayed at Murphy's with a posse of family members - we occupied 4 rooms total, and it was great! The rate is very agreeable and the owner, Mrs. Murphy, couldn't be more hospitable or charming. And she's a great cook! Breakfast was one of the best we had on our trip.

Down the street the pub (also named Murphy's) is run by family and it's a nice quick walk over there for a pint before coming back to relax in very comfortable rooms.

Wi-fi was spotty upstairs, but it just encouraged us to do things other than go online. We ended up spending some time in the living room and hanging out together instead - which is far better (and the wifi was solid there too).

All in all - I'd highly recommend staying at Murphy's if you're looking to stay in a quiet part of the Dingle Peninsula or en route to Inch or Dingle town. I'd stay again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Murphy's Farmhouse
Address: Boolteens | Castlemaine, Boolteens, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Boolteens
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boolteens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's Farmhouse 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Murphy's Farmhouse is a sixth generation dairy farm nestling at the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. The farmhouse is ideally located for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, as Castlemaine village is the gateway between both areas. This traditional and comfortable farmhouse is renowned for its friendly welcome and excellent cuisine providing an extensive range of breakfasts to choose from which will satisfy the most discerning of food lovers. You can look forward to refreshments on arrival. Murphys Farmhouse has 14 en-suite bedrooms with television, tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and king size beds. It is ideally located for organised tours. Transport is also available. Location: Murphy's Farmhouse is located 150 metres from Boolteens village where guests can enjoy the local entertainment and music in Murphy's Bar. Boolteens is located along the Dingle Peninsula road 1km from Castlemaine village. For the golfing enthusiast Murphy's Farmhouse is ideally located as it is within a 30 minute drive from the following world renowned golf courses, Killarney, Ballybunion, Barrow, and Dooks. Walking is another activity that the area is proud to offer, Murphy's Farmhouse is perfectly situated for the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way walking routes. For the visitor seeking a more leisurely holiday, Inch Beach - Blue Flag Awarded - provides over 3 miles of safe sandy beach. Kerry Airport - 7 miles. Shannon and Cork Airport - 2 hours drive. Tralee and Killarney provide train services - 20 minutes drive. ... more   less 
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