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Stella Maris B&B
Ranked #2 of 12 Keel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bregenz
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20 reviews
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“happy hollidays”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I went over from Austria and stayed 4 nights in that lovely B & B. Mary and Greg are wonderful people, their hospitality was excellent. The beach only 2 minutes walk. All in all a very beautiful place. The rooms are spotless.
If possible, I would give it 10 stars.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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County Mayo, Ireland
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

My husband and I, accompanied by two very dear friends from Co Down, spent the weekend of 18th/19th August in Achill Island and were fortunate enough to secure 2 rooms in Stella Maris B&B! We live in Mayo so were anxious to show off the beautiful Achill Island to our friends from the North. From the moment of arrival until that of departure, the whole experience was an absolute pleasure and we can't wait to go back - bringing more friends and family. It's a combination of just the warmest of welcomes (Greg you have the gift!), the big spotlessly clean rooms, the incredible breakfast menu, the decor (shades of 'Nashville'!), the location, Mary's charm and total efficiency, and ah - the whole package! There's no where else on Achill that we'd rather stay so thank you all for a wonderful experience and 'FAIR PLAY TO YE'! Pat & Maureen Higgins

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We seen the rooms on their website but thought they were done up just for the photos, when we got there the rooms are exactly as advertised - big 4 post beds, very spacious, spotlessly clean, hot powerful shower (essential after surfing) and room also had a lovely view onto Keel Beach.
Mary and Gregg (owners) very nice people although didn't see them a lot as we were out n about most of the time.

Breakfast service was fast, delicious, filling and there was a good few options to choose from

The location is one of the best features of this place, it's about a 12 second walk from there back garden onto beautiful 3km long Keel beach that was packed with bathers, surfers, kids and the like when we were there. The pubs, restaurant shop etc are also very close by, a couple hundred meters or so.

I cannot rate this guesthouse highly enough, if you're staying in Keel there's no better spot.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We spent the August bank holiday weekend in the Stella Maris and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was nice with a great shower (this was appreciated as we were only 50m from the beautiful beach of Keel).The views in the morning were spectacular from the dining room. One of the highlights was the breakfast - pancakes with fresh berries were delish, the fry was also good. Greg and Mary were the perfect hosts and gave us great recommendations for dining in the evening. If you are heading to Achill you won't get much better than the Stella Maris.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weimar, Germany
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

As low budget backpackers/hikers we sort of stranded in Keel which felt like the end of the world. We certainly did not expect to find a place like Stella Maris there with amazing hosts like Greg and Mary who made us feel very welcome. The way they treat their guests is outstanding. It felt like staying with family friends (we had to leave early the last morning and they where so kind and prepared breakfast for us outside the usual breakfast hours). We had the most amazing outlook from our cosy room where we stayed for 4 nights. And let me tell you… the breakfast is memorable. It’s not only about the great view, its about the menu (salmon with eggs, pancakes, porridge,…), the buffet and the very sweet, cheerful and polite waitress. It is the whole package you get.
Thanks for welcoming us we will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brescia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The location (very close to the beach) is fantastic, the breakfast is spectacular (one of the best meal in Ireland I've ever had), the room (with view on the bay) is very nice, and Mary and Greg are extremely kind.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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DRESDA
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Thank you to Mary and Greg for the great welcome! The room was very nice, the bathroom excellent..with bidet..I never found a bidet in an Irish hotel!!! and from the window of my room the beautiful view of the ocean!! breakfast was very good and I'm sorry to have been there only a night!! I will come back surely to Stella Maris in Achill paradise

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Stella Maris B&B

Property: Stella Maris B&B
Address: Keel, | Achill, Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Achill Island > Keel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Keel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family run guesthouse offers luxury accommodation, a welcome retreat after a day of activity. Relax and prepare for the evening where you can sample local cuisine in one of the many restaurants within walking distance of Stella Maris, or join in with some of the traditional music in one of the local bars. ... more   less 
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Stella Maris B&B Achill Island/Keel, Ireland

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