Kells Bay House & Gardens
Kells Bay House & Gardens
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09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
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Kells Bay House & Gardens is Ireland's premier sub-tropical botanical gardens situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. It is home of the SkyWalk, Ireland's longest rope bridge (112 foot long). Ideal for everyone with over 3 kms of walks and lots of Dinosaurs for the children. We also have 4 star accommodation in the former Hunting Lodge, with our Cafe and our Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, open daily throughout the year (by prior appointment only in January).
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  • Harstan64
    Harlow, United Kingdom120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    What a beautiful place. Totally loved the hotel and room, like going back in time. Everything was clean and well appointed. Irish breakfast was lovely too. The staff were helpful and friendly and were happy to help. Gardens were a beautiful place to go for a walk, however only one critical point was need a little more information on the walk about the fauna and carvings, otherwise awesome. The views from the bedroom ‘Blennerhasset’ were spectacular. Highly recommend this place for a getaway and will return again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Jonnywoods
    Oxford, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem
    What an absolute gem of a place. Hidden away - easy to drive past as you rush around the Ring of Kerry. It’s a sheltered spot - ideal for tree ferns of which there are hundreds. So much care and love for a garden. Dinosaurs carved from tree trunks for the kids and a rope bridge. Coffee with a view. Helpful and friendly staff.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Jean D
    Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pricey below average Thai food restaurant
    Review just for Thai restaurant. Friendly staff ( but I don’t agree with face piercings in restaurant). Starters were a mixture of fairly tasteless, deep fried, supermarket style spring rolls and such like. My main course was a beef stir fry with rice. There was no way it was stir fry as there was a watery juice instead of sauce. Tasted quite bland. Had to use the watery sauce on the rice to spruce that up. Dessert: the 2 tastiest sounding ( both Thai ) were unavailable so ended up with run of the mill ice cream. Nice looking restaurant and location but very pricey for the quality you get. There were very little cooking sounds coming from the kitchen direction considering I heard the deep fat fryer being used. By the way, the prices shown on the online menu are outdated, be prepared to pay more. I did not stay at the hotel as I was quoted €250 for a room. I would not eat here again.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Michael C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favourite hotel we’ve stayed in.
    We stayed there on April 3rd. My wife and I have stayed in 5 star resorts and hotels all over the world. This is our third time staying there and we both agree that we prefer staying there over any other hotel worldwide. We stayed in the Alexander suite this time. It was spectacular waking up to the birds chirping. A wonderful Thai dinner combined with a full Irish breakfast was icing on the cake. Highly recommend a stay there. Make sure you put aside a few yours to walk the gardens and beach.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
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Michael C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stayed there on April 3rd. My wife and I have stayed in 5 star resorts and hotels all over the world. This is our third time staying there and we both agree that we prefer staying there over any other hotel worldwide. We stayed in the Alexander suite this time. It was spectacular waking up to the birds chirping. A wonderful Thai dinner combined with a full Irish breakfast was icing on the cake.
Highly recommend a stay there. Make sure you put aside a few yours to walk the gardens and beach.
Written 4 April 2024
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Marie F
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Simply unique. So clean. So welcoming. Phenomenal setting. Beautiful room and en-suite. Fantastic restaurant and amazing staff.
Written 18 February 2024
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Jean D
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Review just for Thai restaurant. Friendly staff ( but I don’t agree with face piercings in restaurant). Starters were a mixture of fairly tasteless, deep fried, supermarket style spring rolls and such like. My main course was a beef stir fry with rice. There was no way it was stir fry as there was a watery juice instead of sauce. Tasted quite bland. Had to use the watery sauce on the rice to spruce that up. Dessert: the 2 tastiest sounding ( both Thai ) were unavailable so ended up with run of the mill ice cream.
Nice looking restaurant and location but very pricey for the quality you get. There were very little cooking sounds coming from the kitchen direction considering I heard the deep fat fryer being used. By the way, the prices shown on the online menu are outdated, be prepared to pay more.
I did not stay at the hotel as I was quoted €250 for a room. I would not eat here again.
Written 17 December 2023
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Jonnywoods
Oxford, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What an absolute gem of a place. Hidden away - easy to drive past as you rush around the Ring of Kerry. It’s a sheltered spot - ideal for tree ferns of which there are hundreds. So much care and love for a garden. Dinosaurs carved from tree trunks for the kids and a rope bridge. Coffee with a view. Helpful and friendly staff.
Written 18 August 2023
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Harstan64
Harlow, UK120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
What a beautiful place. Totally loved the hotel and room, like going back in time. Everything was clean and well appointed. Irish breakfast was lovely too. The staff were helpful and friendly and were happy to help. Gardens were a beautiful place to go for a walk, however only one critical point was need a little more information on the walk about the fauna and carvings, otherwise awesome. The views from the bedroom ‘Blennerhasset’ were spectacular.
Highly recommend this place for a getaway and will return again.
Written 16 August 2023
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Newtoncork
Cork, Ireland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Excellent spot. Wonderful gardens, private path to the beach and the rooms are really nice. The Thai food was probably some of the best I've tasted. A great place to get away from it all.
Written 13 August 2023
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Joe M
County Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a retreat. Even in the rain, it's mystical atmosphere under the canopies of fern and oak eased hustles of the world out of your mind. The accommodation was excellent. We loved the Thai food, but be warned - there is little else available. The dishes were really well prepared with lots of variety. Staff were super friendly. We'll deserving of it's Star rating
We will definitely be returning.
Written 7 August 2023
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CharlieD
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Food is good in Thai restaurant. Restaurant and toilets are dirty and could really do with a good clean and paint. Flies everywhere.
Nice walk through the gardens but overpriced.
Written 12 July 2023
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marian white
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a wonderful day out in Kells garden then topped it off in the Thai restaurant for a fab meal.
Written 5 July 2023
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Julie
Tipperary, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful hidden gem on the Iveragh Peninsula. As a firm fern aficionado, the Gardens are not to be missed, simply superb at any hour from dawn til dusk. It really is hard to believe that you are still in Ireland and not Indonesia.
We stayed in the Blennerhassett Room which was clean, warm and very comfortable with great views from both windows. Staff were sincerely friendly, very attentive and most accommodating. Food both breakfast & dinner lovely. Would thoroughly recommend!
Written 9 May 2023
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