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Camella5
Reviewed 15 September 2007

When we arrived at the Mainstay after a very long day of travel by bus, we found the inn closed with a "no vacancy" sign on the door. The place still looked functional when looking through the windows, but our phone calls weren't even answered. At first, we thought that they had locked up for the night, because it was...

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4Thank Camella5
Illinois
Reviewed 12 March 2007

Great quiet location. Ruth and Gus are great hosts. Excellent breakfast. Order the frittata! If you’re lucky, you can catch Gus playing at a local pub.

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new york
Reviewed 13 October 2006

We should like to sing the praises of the Mainstay Guesthouse B&B in Dingle, Ireland..... and of Ruth and Gus Cerone, its proprietors. The B&B is conveniently located in the center of town, so for us octogenarians it was wonderful. The place itself is congenial: nicely decorated and filled with all of the accoutrements which the transient guest requires. The...

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3Thank leomick
Chico, California
Reviewed 13 July 2006

This was really a nice place for us after a long day of driving. The room was pleasant on a perfectly central but quiet street. The breakfast was really the best we had on our two weeks of Irish wandering. They also helped us find accommodations for a second night in Dingle when it seemed that everyone was totally booked....

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Bronx, NY
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3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2006

We had a great time in Dingle, Co. Kerry Ireland! Our stay at the Mainstay Guesthouse made our holiday perfect.Our room was clean, bright and lovely. The owners Ruth and Gus are super helpful at answering all questions about what to do in town and what to see on the beautiful Dingle peninsula. The breakfast at the Mainstay was the...

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Brooklyn,New York
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4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2006

The owners were from New Jersey and Dublin and they cooked fritattas in Ireland! He told us where to go for music and food and it was all great.What a town! The rooms were cozy and the breakfast to die for.Our favorite stay in Ireland,we'll be back!

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Seattle
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3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2005

The Mainstay is centrally located, with very friendly and helpful hosts (Ruth and Gus). The accommodations are clean and pleasant, and the breakfasts are outstanding.

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Vancouver, B.C.
Reviewed 23 July 2005

I would like to suggest a fantastic B&B in Dingle. The Mainstay Guesthouse is a great place! Owned and run by Gus (NewJersey born) and Ruth (Dublin born) Cero, it is a reasonable (40E/pp), very comfortable place with superb breakfasts that include much more than the traditional Irish breakfast. The Ceros go out of their way to be helpful, whether...

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5Thank druryperry
california
Reviewed 29 May 2005

For groups going to Dingle, the place to stay is MAINSTAY guesthouse. In Dingle, it is not easy to find a place to accommodate a large group in a setting with a small town local feel.. We did not want to go to a big hotel, but wanted the feeling of meeting the people and getting the inside track with...

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4Thank californiacolleen
Vancouver
Reviewed 15 July 2004

Just returned home from a great two week driving vacation in Ireland. I loved Dingle....colorful town and friendly people. I enjoyed the homemade scones fresh out of the oven when we stayed at The Mainstay. It was a comfortable home and very convenient to everything. Outstanding omelet and wide selection for breakfast. Upstairs there is a lovely sitting room that...

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A warm welcome awaits you at The Mainstay. We're located in the heart of Dingle town with all attractions, restaurants and pubs on your doorstep. All rooms are en suite with satellite TV, in room coffee & tea, hair dryer, clock radio and direct telephone. Our kitchen features a sumptuous cold buffet as well as hot entrees from our breakfast menu. Make The Mainstay your home port in Dingle. ... more   less 

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Address: Dykegate Lane, Dingle, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Dingle
Price Range: €70 - €90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15

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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?