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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 11 hotels in Dingle
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
We provide high quality guesthouse accommodation with exceptional views of Dingle harbour. Being just 1 km from Dingle Town Centre it takes less than 12 minutes to walk down, less if the wind is at your back!All rooms are ensuite, with tea /coffee facilities, fridge, direct dial telephones, hair dryer and televisions. Extensive public areas, lounge, dining room, garden, patio, and balcony all with an uninterrupted sea view. Pax House is truly delighted with its success in Tripadvisor's 2019 Travelors Choice awards - and wishes to thank its guests for their recommendations and reviews: Top 25 Bargain Hotels - No. 1 in Ireland, No. 2 in the World Top 25 Hotels for Services - No. 1 in Ireland, No. 3 in the World Top 25 Hotels for Romance - No. 1 in Ireland
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Street parking
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
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Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Private balcony
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Iron
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Ei wrote a review 27 Jun
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We have returned to Pax House again ( our 4th visit) - the standard remains excellent. John is a fantastic host who is generous with his help and local knowledge. The breakfast has great choices. Everything about Pax House is quality from the excellent rooms to the amenities - John always makes sure you receive a true Irish welcome.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Parislilac wrote a review 26 Jun
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We were fortunate enough to book 2 rooms for 1 night on June 18, 2022 as they are always fully booked. If we could rate the place 10 stars here on trip advisor we would. John is the kindest and most accommodating (we could go on and on) human being ever!!!! We’ve met wonderful hosts before but John takes it way up another level. It shows perfection in EVERY DETAIL at PAX…the warm welcome when you arrive (including Jules the dog-spelling), the tea service, every space in the house with views, the garden in the back, the rooms, the welcoming staff and OMG the breakfast, the way the table is set and even how white and crisp the table linens. The rooms we had booked were just amazing and the views were unbelievable! If there is a stairway to heaven, I think PAX will be the penthouse! Many, many thanks for an unforgettable stay and experience!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kathryn B wrote a review 21 Jun
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Stellar in all categories. John was a wonderful host and very accommodating. Our rooms were picture perfect and we are still talking about the breakfast! Common area is lovely and the views are unmatched. We can’t wait to come back and hopefully stay for a longer period of time.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms can get very warm (the bathroom floors are heated which is a nice touch) so be sure to...
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Jerris B wrote a review 21 Jun
Swansea, Illinois5 contributions
We were lucky enough to secure a reservation for 4 rooms after the place we usually booked was full up. I am so happy they were full up because our stay at Pax Guest House was amazing. House was beautiful and full of art treasures and very comfortable. Rooms were amazingly comfortable. Bathroom had heated floors, heated towel rack and an amazing shower. Breakfast was gourmet to say the least and you did not leave hungry. The view was indescribably serene and beautiful. The host, John, was personable and genuinely nice. Remembered all 7 of your names after one introduction. During our two week trip we have stayed at 5 star Castle Luxury hotels but, by far, our favorite stay was at the Pax Guest House
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Sea View room had amazing view and light source but all 4 rooms were very nice.
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Bill W wrote a review 19 Jun
Fredericksburg, Virginia16 contributions
Make sure you stay more than 1 night here! Beautiful B&B, outstanding views, gourmet breakfast, heated bathroom floors - just can't say enough about this place and sad we didn't build in more time here. John and his entire team made this experience one to remember - right down to John's dog!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Many thanks Fredericksburg. All the team including Jules the dog were delighted that you enjoyed their input during your stay with us. I know how lucky I am to have such a team who are constantly adding to the feel of our home. I do hope there will be another time when we will be able to open the door to welcome you back.
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Linda P wrote a review 19 Jun
Massachusetts459 contributions380 helpful votes
But I will try and summarize how amazing Pax Guest House is. I could write pages and pages about the most wonderful experience here. Attention to detail is paramount here, everything is gorgeous, spotless and very welcoming and not stuffy. John has hit the high point here. Our room, OMG, we booked the Cedar bedroom. The views, WHAT??? From both sides of the room were priceless. We would sit in bed looking out the huge picture window to the water, we could have stayed there all day. The windows to the side were top notch where you could open the tops and not the bottoms and/or sit outside on the quaint porch. And women will love the separate seating makeup area, thoughtful! The bathroom was huge with a separate claw foot tub, which was used every day LOL, and all the amenities you could want. Our favorite was having each night our own water carafe on our bedside tables, the little things is what make an awesome place. The main areas of the guest house were so inviting, we wish we had more time to enjoy them, relaxing in the afternoon with tea or wine in the great room looked relaxing but unfortunately we were never able to. Now onto the breakfast, WOW!!! John is a master chef and his skills are second to none. The breakfast room is as spotless and gorgeous as the rest of the guest house, nothing overlooked. You start out with a mouthwatering three tiered presentation of yogurt parfaits, fruit, scones, etc. Everyday the flavors are different. Then you also order your full breakfast off the menu, the flavors were amazing and so much attention to detail. My husband got spoiled having breakfast here!!! When we got back to our room after breakfast, we were in hysterics, the little fairies had come and made up our room. Talk about a well run machine, You never saw anyone, hospitality at its best!!!! And Jules the gorgeous friendly puppy was the icing on the cake. He greeted you was around but never a bother and never heard him bark. What a homey lovely place that we most definitely will return to one day. I just smile when I think about it. Cudos to you John O'Farrell, others should take note!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Good afternoon Linda P. What a lovely message to read, it was most kind of you to write such kind words. The views we have here are simply amazing and never taken for granted. No matter the weather there is always something special just behind the windows. With the tides coming in and out twice daily and with the fields of different shades of green, it is magic. We all love doing breakfast and it is something that is a major part of the guests' experience here in Pax House. Once again Thanks for your kindness, most appreciated. John.
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Daniel M wrote a review 18 Jun
Palmdale, United States8 contributions2 helpful votes
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After traveling fairly extensively over the years and staying in many 5-star hotels, I have to say is John O’Farrell’s Pax Guest House ranks up there with my top experiences. Certainly, it has the best view! We had a terrace room with a patio. It was large with a king bed, sitting area, and nicely sized bathroom with full sized tub, 2-person shower and single sink. The breakfast was the most incredible I can ever recall in any hotel. There is a menu of gourmet selections along with a full tray of yogurts, fruits, scones and other baked goods. You’ll just have to look at the pics to understand. If you have the opportunity to stay at this unique boutique hotel/house, don’t hesitate. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On premises parking John is great help with dinner reservations
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Danielm. All of the team appreciate so much your kind words and yes the view is something very special, it really is food for the soul. Breakfast, is our way of been able to give our guests a head start to the day and with all the little additions it can even bring a smile to their faces. Once again thanks for staying with us. John.
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Gnome46 wrote a review 18 Jun
Halesworth, United Kingdom27 contributions14 helpful votes
We were fortunate enough to have a 5 night extended stay at Pax House with John and his team who provide outstanding service which makes you feel like family. We had a sea view room - a great size with a large, extremely comfortable bed - which had the most outstanding views over the garden to the harbour mouth from a generous opening picture window, chairs and binoculars thoughtfully provided, alongside a substantial well appointed bathroom. The breakfast at Pax is a thing of beauty, taken in the dining room with equally stunning views! Do not try and rush it unless you really have to!! We are vegetarian and felt really looked after, different hot choices and specials every day alongside the 'treats' (which the team kindly wrapped for us to take away and enjoy later with tea). Yes, as others have mentioned, the property is 1km uphill from the town, but how else would you get such amazing views and a peaceful location at night? We walked up and down once or twice most days, even after a night of Guinness and music(!), so if you are blessed with reasonable health and mobility it is not a problem. If Pax just had the views, or just had the service, or just had the amazing breakfast.... but it has all three in abundance. We are already planning a return visit next time we are in Ireland!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Good afternoon Gnome46. Thanks for a lovely message. It was wonderful having you both stay with us over the five nights and been a vegetarian myself it was a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast each morning. The team are a major part of the experience that our guests enjoy, it's their naturalness that is the key. As always the views from your bedroom window and the other areas, well it makes the walk back up the hill so worthwhile. Thanks for staying. John.
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MemRunner wrote a review 16 Jun
Memphis, Tennessee256 contributions127 helpful votes
Our friends have stayed here before and we are certainly glad that they knew to book this wonderful place. The property, about 1 km uphill from downtown Dingle, has wonderful views across Dingle Bay. The rooms are spacious with thoughtful touches, such as a well-lighted makeup table outside of the bathroom. The bathroom is also roomy and has both bath and walk-in modern shower. Cocktail hours are fun and very casual with a good wine selection. The breakfasts change daily and are worthy of the best resorts. Today, for example, we had green pea pancakes, with smoked salmon, which was creative and delicious, along with the regular accompaniments of homemade breads, scones, yogurts, etc. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Dingle.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thanks MemRunner for your most kind message. The views are one of our trump cards, no matter the journey a guest may have had, once they enter the lounge and come face to face with the vista, all is grand once again. Delighted that you enjoyed sitting in the lounge pre dinner and catching up with friends over your days experiences. Pea-pancakes with smoked salmon, well we are always trying something new to make that time of the day special. Thanks for staying. John.
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DaringMiss wrote a review 14 Jun
New York City, New York23 contributions51 helpful votes
The personal touch of a B&B and the effective staff of a hotel - Pax Guest House is the best of both worlds! John has created a special place in Pax Guest house. The staff was all very friendly and engaged. The rooms were impeccably clean and had great views. The bathrooms were large and luxurious with rain shower heads and lots of hot water. But the best thing of all were the stellar breakfasts! Friendly waitstaff and fabulous food really made the mornings something to revel in. This past Sunday, the special was an open-faced omelette with smoked salmon, avocado, tomatoes and goat cheese. So delicious! If you are debating where to stay in Dingle, you will love it if you stay at Pax House.
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Thanks DaringMiss for your lovely message. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your time in Pax House and signalled out the team, they are the backbone of Pax House, always willing to help our guests and other team members, I am so blessed to have them with me. Breakfast, well we love it and are always thinking and researching ideas to make it even better. Thanks for staying. John.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pax Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Pax Guest House?
Nearby attractions include O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub (1.0 km), St James' Church (1.1 km), and Neligan’s Bar (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pax Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pax Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pax Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pax Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pax Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kool Scoops of Dingle, Land To Sea, and The Chart House.
Is Pax Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Dingle.
Are there any historical sites close to Pax Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St James' Church (1.1 km), Scanlon's Pet Farm (1.4 km), and Ballyavenooragh (1.1 km).
Does Pax Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Pax Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.