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Gortamullen, Kenmare V93 VY57 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to Rockcrest House Luxury B&B Accommodation in Kenmare, designed with comfort in mind. Whether you want a relaxing weekend break or an action-packed outdoor adventure, it is the perfect place to spend your vacation and discover the joys of Kenmare and Kerry. At Rockcrest House we pride ourselves on providing a first-rate service in luxury surrounds at an affordable price.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sam W wrote a review Sep 2022
Canada47 contributions59 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and it ticks off all the boxes. Great location with a very short and lovley walk to the centre of town. We had a nice quiet room and breakfast was always delicious and we had the best and fresh fruit salad. Nice to sit outfront before retiring to the room. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Tom C wrote a review Sep 2022
7 contributions8 helpful votes
As a couple we stayed at the Rockcrest House B&B for two nights. The B&B is tucked away on a quiet street and sits high up. There is a path over a stone bridge that takes you into Kenmare with just a 5 minute walk, so access to the village was excellent. The room was exactly as described, spacious, comfortable and quiet. The ensuite was also spacious and fully stocked. Our hosts provided a very complete breakfast of cereals, tea/coffee and cooked to order eggs. Two restaurant suggestions would be No. 35 and Mulcahy's. Both were excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your valuable and lovely review. This is one of the rewarding aspects of the B&B business and it helps us greatly with maintaining and or improving our standards to our guests. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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SeattleLeo wrote a review Jul 2022
Seattle33 contributions31 helpful votes
Our family (all adults) reserved 4 very comfortable rooms July 2-4 2022. The warmth of the owners is reflected in all the care they have for their guests and their property. Each day well rounded and delicious choices of fruit, pastries and ,of course ,the traditional full Irish breakfast started our day with the smiles of Mrs Dwyer and her daughter. All the rooms are spacious , clean and comfortable. You will be glad you stayed here to tour sw Ireland. A bonus is Rockcrest's very short and easy walk to the restaurants , pub, shops and services of Kenmare. As this was our second week of touring Europe we took the convenient opportunity to do some laundry at a laundromat in town(open 7 days a week).
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from David O'Dwyer, Owner at Rockcrest House
Responded 25 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback concerning your recent holiday experience at our B&B, complete guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is no better reward than to hear we are achieving just that. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed an overall pleasant stay at our B&B, appreciating our breakfast, location and our nice views. Your comments will motivate us all here at Rockcrest House, who work every day trying to provide our guests with the best service. We hope to welcome you back sometime in future. Very lucky for us that you choose us!!! Take care, Marian, David and Fiona.
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Maria84 wrote a review Jul 2022
Ohio75 contributions58 helpful votes
We were in Kenmare June 12 for 3 nights. What a wonderful experience. The B&B sets up on a hill overlooking a rock garden. What a view from our room (room 7). The room was large and beautifully decorated with a fantastic shower. David and Marian could not have been better hosts. Breakfast was delicious and made to order. The scones were the best I've had. It was a short 5 minute walk down a lane to the city center, which was so nice. Marian gave us great recommendation for a seafood dinner, which was great. I can't recommend this B&B more.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Room 7 overlooking the rock garden
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Responded 25 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your valuable and lovely review. This is one of the rewarding aspects of the B&B business and it helps us greatly with maintaining and or improving our standards to our guests. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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Montymeg wrote a review Jun 2022
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii52 contributions21 helpful votes
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We adored our time here. Made to order hot & cold breakfast. Excellent muesli. Outlets on both sides of the bed! Don’t miss their wedding pictures in the lounge or the seafood chowder and apple pie at The Coachman. David recommended our favorite walk in Ireland due to the rhododendron bloom. Don’t miss the old bridge, the Holy Well and the sage blossom buckets on the walk to town.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t forget your cash to pay!
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Response from David O'Dwyer, Owner at Rockcrest House
Responded 7 Jul 2022
I am glad to read that you have enjoyed an overall pleasant stay at our B&B, appreciating our breakfast, location and our nice views. Your comments will motivate us all here at Rockcrest House, who work every day trying to provide our guests with the best service. We hope to welcome you back sometime in future. Very lucky for us that you choose us!!! Take care, Marian and David
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lllutz wrote a review Jun 2022
Elkridge, MD37 contributions25 helpful votes
Spent one night here in a nicely renovated house. Well located. Well appointed. Parking on site. Could be a little challenging for someone with mobility issues but we were fine even though we are in our seventies and have arthritis. Breakfast was good. Very clean.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from David O'Dwyer, Owner at Rockcrest House
Responded 7 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback concerning your recent holiday experience at our B&B, complete guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is no better reward than to hear we are achieving just that. David and Marian.
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Melissa-Brad2015 wrote a review May 2022
Boise, Idaho399 contributions3 helpful votes
We were only able to spend 2 nights here but enjoyed our time and will be back. David and Marian were gracious hosts, happy to do everything for their guests. Rockcrest is set back out of town a pleasant and easy 5 minute walk. Spacious and clean room, great value. Made to order breakfasts were the best during our trip. Great full Irish, pancakes, brown bread.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from David O'Dwyer, Owner at Rockcrest House
Responded 7 Jul 2022
Thank you both so much for choosing our bed and breakfast and for writing such a fantastic review. I hope you will be in a position to stay again some time in the future. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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LBK402 wrote a review Apr 2022
Frederick, Maryland7 contributions5 helpful votes
Marian was very accommodating, friendly and kind. The room was spotlessly clean and wonderfully spacious, with a gorgeous view. Excellent location only a few minutes' walk to everything and yet you feel as though you're in the countryside. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 1 May 2022
Thank you so much for your valuable and lovely review. This is one of the rewarding aspects of the B&B business and it helps us greatly with maintaining and or improving our standards to our guests. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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Frequenttravelers wrote a review Apr 2022
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Two of the nicest people (the O’Dwyers) welcomed us into their home and made us feel so comfortable during our stay. Our rooms were huge, clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. 5 minute walk into town. Breakfast was plenty and delicious! Highly recommend!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 May 2022
Thank you very much for your excellent review. It was a pleasure to have you both as our guests and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the breakfasts. I hope you will be able to visit again sometime in the future. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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Judy V wrote a review Apr 2022
Birmingham, Alabama1 contribution
Six of us traveled Ireland for al.ost 3 weeks staying in B&B's and a couple of hotels. The entire trip was great but this B&B was the highlight of all our lodgings. Not only was the place beautiful, beds comfortable and breakfast to order, the hosts were like visiting with good friends. This is a do not miss in Ireland in a lovely town.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 May 2022
Thank you so much for your valuable and lovely review. This is one of the rewarding aspects of the B&B business and it helps us greatly with maintaining and or improving our standards to our guests. Best regards and take care, David and Marian.
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKenmare
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rockcrest House
Which popular attractions are close to Rockcrest House?
Nearby attractions include Old Kenmare Road (0.5 km), Stone Circle (0.2 km), and Crowley's Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rockcrest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Rockcrest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Rockcrest House?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rockcrest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include No 35, Davitts Restaurant, and Casey's Bar &Restaurant.
Is Rockcrest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kenmare.
Are there any historical sites close to Rockcrest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stone Circle (0.2 km), Cromwell's Bridge (0.3 km), and Our Lady's Well (0.3 km).
Does Rockcrest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.