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Unnamed Road Glanleam, Valentia Island Ireland
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Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Valentia Island does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Glanleam House, a nice option for travellers like you.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Glanleam House, including room service and baggage storage. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity to Tinnies (1.3 mi), guests of Glanleam House can easily experience one of Valentia Island's most popular landmarks.

Should time allow, Glanleam House & Subtropical Gardens, Valentia Island Ice Cream, and Valentia Lighthouse are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Glanleam House puts the best of Valentia Island at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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English, French, German
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LizDublin11 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ireland18 contributions3 helpful votes
We have just spent a week in the glanleam boathouse. Absolutely idyllic, out of this world location. The boathouse is beautiful and comfortable and has everything a family would need. The unspoilt beach on the doorstep is fantastic, spotlessly clean with the clearest of sea waters! A 1.5 mile walk and you are at Knightstown with a beautiful harbour, great for fishing and pier jumping if the kids are in to that. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Jeremy H wrote a review Aug 2021
Westport, Ireland277 contributions169 helpful votes
Our family of 2 adults, 2 teenagers and Honey the golden retriever loved our 3 night stay at Glanleam. Our hosts were the most friendly, helpful and kind people you could wish to meet. Morning dips in the bay in front of the house were heavenly. The 2 seaview rooms we occupied were extremely comfortable and breakfast was delicious. A great base to explore Valentia island and luckily we had a good day for our boat trip to Skellig Michael - an absolute must see. Sad to leave - planning our return already!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Seaview rooms were great - binoculars were a nice touch
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Ewa L wrote a review Jul 2021
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We spent a long weekend in Glanleam and loved the place. It is a big house but not overpowering so. Our seaview room was large, nicely furnished, very clean and comfortable, with enough space in the press for a month stay. The view from the window was stunning. The subtropical around the house is impressive and we enjoyed walking around, but one needs strong shoes. Some extraordinary plants there. Lovely beach which feels like a private one, I.swam every day. And a great walk.to the lighthouse through the fields and returning via the gardens... One of the reasons for choosing Glanleam was that it was dog-friendly. And friendly it was, not a.place where your dog is just tolerated. He had great runs around the gardens and the beach, made friends with the local retriever and there were even dog towels provided for.him coming back from the errands. There were also beach towels for us. The icing on the cake came after breakfast just before our departure. When we had our breakfast a mare gave birth to a foal. So we had a privilege to see a 2 hours old foal trying to stand up and making his first steps. Lovely place, lovely hosts and their children. And we liked their dogs, horses, and other animals
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Robbyn S wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork, Ireland11 contributions2 helpful votes
An old fashioned country house hotel, still being properly lived in by its multi-generations of current owners. We were given a large comfortable room over-looking the garden - but ask for one of the rooms with sea views if available. The magical tropical gardens, the Holy Well, etc. are probably more than enough walk for lots of folk, but there are strolls to Valentia Light House and beyond as well. For the adventurous, a night or two's accommodation in the old boat house run by the same family - that's where we'll be heading next. For dinner, take the ferry over to O'Neills The Point Bar for seafood.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Emily M wrote a review Sep 2020
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The setting of Glaneam house was unreal but the overall vibe of the hospitality was a bit meh. When we first arrived we were shown to our room but weren't told about where and when to have breakfast the next morning, any details about the room or nice places to visit on Valencia Island or anything. The next morning we luckily stumbled on the breakfast room (which was fab in the end) and fellow guests gave us some recommendations on what to do nearby. Possibly the worst bit was when Meta who met us at the door when we were leaving asked me if I was pregnant (I am not and have never been asked this before) to which I replied "hahahah no" and she answered "Too much food then" and jabbed at my belly, which put me in a right mood for the rest of the day and made me extremely sensitive and paranoid for the rest of the trip. It became a running joke between myself and my boyfriend whenever I got dressed I would ask "do I look pregnant now?". We "checked out" by just closing the door and heading off which, to be honest, we were glad about at that point. While everyone was (mostly) nice to us, I got the impression that they were only just tolerating people staying and would be delighted when we were all gone, which isn't a great atmosphere for guests to be in. For that reason, I wouldn't stay again or really recommend it to anyone else, despite it being a stunning location and house.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Flora123 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Driving down the narrow road to glanleam on a blisteringly hot afternoon we could tell we were arriving somewhere special. The surroundings are lush and wild flowers in full bloom. We stayed for 3 nights with our boisterous one year old and the lovely hosts were extremely accommodating. This place is perfect for anyone who likes to be close to nature. Plenty to explore including the surrounding beach, woods, fields and gardens. Delicious breakfast in front of the open fire each morning. We will be back. Thank you Jessica, Eoin and Meta.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Nuala B wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a recent two night stay at Glanleam House, It's run by a lovely family. The two children helped with serving the breakfast. Lots of toys around the house for children to play with and lovely pictures and signs painted by the children displayed throughout the house. Meta was always keen to give us plenty of information about her life and of the house itself. Disappointingly the gardens themselves seem very neglected and overgrown. The decor of the bedrooms are very 1980s and I think in need of some DIY jobs.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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bryanoooo wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin, Ireland145 contributions39 helpful votes
Spent 3 nights at Glanleam and it was one of the loveliest places I've ever stayed. Kerry in the sun is hard to beat anyway but Glanleam was a real treat. Amazing views, beautiful beach just beside, we didn't get to the gardens or down to the lighthouse but were there before and they were lovely too. The old house is so charming and authentic but its the family that make it so special. We received such a warm welcome and were really well taken care of. Huge and comfortable bedroom, beakfast was amazing, and we had lots of lovely chats with Meta, Jessica, Eoin and they're two two super helpers Gemma and Ben. Thanks to all and we hope to see you all again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Maura wrote a review Jul 2019
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Glanleam House is a very unique place. Ideal for those who enjoy being close to nature. It is in a beautiful location with wonderful views. The house is full of character and history. The gardens are very special. Thank you to Meta Jessica and EoIn for their warm hospitality.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Peter C wrote a review Jun 2019
Charleston, South Carolina11 contributions5 helpful votes
Glanleam house is a window into genuine old Ireland, a charming family retreat in a lovely old house at the end of a narrow road. Eoin and Jessica looked after us well, with a little help from Jemma and Ben. Lovely walks down to the water, through lush overgrown gardens, which will need a lot of work before being worth a separate visit. Highly recomended.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$137 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
glanleam house hotel valentia island, glanleam hotel valentia island
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryValentia Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glanleam House
Which popular attractions are close to Glanleam House?
Nearby attractions include Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs (2.3 km), Bray Head Loop Walk (6.6 km), and Cahergall Fort (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glanleam House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Is parking available at Glanleam House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glanleam House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fertha Bar & Restaurant, O'Neill's The Point Seafood Bar, and The Oratory Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glanleam House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Glanleam House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glanleam House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Glanleam House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cahergall Fort (5.3 km), Leacanabuaile Fort (5.3 km), and Old Slate Quarry (1.9 km).