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Review of Stella Maris B&B

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Stella Maris B&B
Ranked #1 of 12 Keel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Thank you Greg and Mary for helping to make our holiday one to remember, best place we have stayed in Ireland, spotless clean , fantastic views, and the breakfast was second to none. the hospitality of these people was unbelievable, cant wait till next august till we go back. Mary, Liam said thanks for the homemade strawberry jam its delicious. see you both next year. Liam and Trish. Kilkenny.

Room Tip: all the rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stellamarisachill, Owner at Stella Maris B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Patricia and Liam thank you so much for your great review it's very much appreciated ,it was a pleasure to accommodate you and it will be the blackberry jam next time Liam.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

For a week long trip around the week of Ireland, Achill was our first stop. We decided to stay in B&B's which we don't normally do so was a little wary!

Wow, this place was fabulous! Located in Keel and is essentially on the beach! The large rooms are fabulous with gorgeous 4 poster beds and the place is spotless! You can come and go as you wish and Greg & Mary are just lovely people. We were also able to avail of a discount in the local restaurant by mentioning we were staying in the Stella Maris.

Breakfast was also lovely, would recommend trying out the pancakes! Yum yum!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CathyMo
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just home from super holiday in Stella Maris.Greg and Mary are superb hosts,nothing is too much trouble for them to make your stay as good as possible!!Breakfast choice has to be the best in Achill...fabulous.This is my third year staying there and I'm already looking forward to the next visit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank eilis c
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Stellamarisachill, Owner at Stella Maris B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Hi Elish Thank you for your great review it was very much appreciated and we were delighted to welcome you back for the third time.hope your well rested after the holiday and enjoying the meat, hint hint.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Well what can I say about wonderful Stella Maris that has not been said,Spotless, beautiful. lovely breakfast, warmth of Mary and Grieg the owners, Carmel and Lena who help out just angles!! We felt spoiled and NOTHING was a trouble for these wonderful people. Dining in the conservatory with the Atlantic and mountains as backdrop!! who could a for more. DONT HESITATE to book it!! we had 5 wonderful days and did not want to leave. TY Mary n Grieg from Monica N Kenny (Scotland)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank rovermo
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband & I spent several days at Stella-Maris in July of this year. We were there celebrating his sister's birthday and also to visit his father's homeland. We had a wonderful time, and Greg and Mary are very warm and friendly hosts. The room's view was to die for, it overlooked Keel Bay and the mountains. The yard has direct access to the beach. Greg and Mary could not have been more accommodating, greeting us with a bottle of wine upon arrival and giving us suggestions for dining in the area.

The breakfast at Stella-Maris was exceptional. Mary makes wonderful pancakes. If you go, you must try them.

If you are going to visit Achill, Stella-Maris is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This tribute could write itself.......Words have not been mined to describe the location and character of the absolutely perfect bed and breakfast home of Stella Maris.. The word Perfect is only half good enough to describe every aspect of this little gem especially the food. .
Truthfully I only rate when I do find a treasure of a rare jewel - Stella Maris -, in the beautiful, seaside resort of Keel in Achill Island is just such a jewel ,and is the home of the welcoming Mary , Greg and family. We shower praise on the charming , efficient , diligent staff.....A special treat was presented to me by Mary for my birthday Go raibh maith agat .. and "charming " could be Greg s middle name.
This spacious neo clasically decorated and finely furnished home would not be out of place in a photoshoot for "Hello " magazine.
We intended to stay one night only and then move on but when you find perfection it captivates you, so we stayed for only one week !....This B and B is situated one hundred metres from Keel beach which is just Greg s pristinely manicured lawn and a small field away .
All bedroom windows view the sea and the village amenities are within a very short walking distance of Stella Maris' secure carpark..
A sense of pure class, beauty , style , cleanliness,space, peace,serenity and tranquility, , brightness and homeliness prevails. It could be a retreat , and should be visited .. good for body , mind and soul.....Pat and Aine

Room Tip: room no. 6 is best room in the world ....
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Stella Maris B and B is a gorgeous home, beautifully furnished and impeccably decorated. However, its loveliness is far surpassed by the graciousness of its hosts, Greg and Mary, who never stop going out of their way to care for their guests. For instance, when I asked Mary for a phone number for a taxi, she said, ""don't bother,'' and drove me herself to the pub. Then, she arranged for me to get a ride back with a tour group who traveled to the pub on the tour bus. Greg wrestled with my very heavy luggage, not allowing me to touch it. And, when I left behind a drawer full of clothes, Mary dropped off my left-behind items in at a pre-arranged spot at least an hour away, where I was going to be passing through. So, I was happily reunited with my lost clothes. Thanks again for that, Mary. You are a lifesaver. Despite all this, the absolutely best thing about Stella Maris is its location. There is probably not a more beautiful spot on the planet. Just behind the lush green lawn in the yard is a spectacular beach with clear blue water. Achill Island is chock full of unspoiled beauty. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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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 #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Keel
Price Range: $87 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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