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The Old Cable Historic House

The Old Cable House 9/10 Iveragh Terrace Old Telegraph Cable Station Milestone Heritage Site Waterville Ring of Kerry, Waterville Ireland
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#10 of 13 in Waterville
A halfway stopping point on world famous Ring of Kerry, this Milestone Heritage Site situated in Waterville Village traces its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables laid from Ireland/Europe to USA in 1866. The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers - stay with us and experience this remarkable aspect of Ireland's history and culture. That incomparable Irish mist, we reveal the Ireland you had only dreamed of - colourful, unstuffy, and a infectiously attractive mix of styles and people. Polished floors, robust Irish cooking, medicinal whiskeys, fly-fishing and storytelling characters, Islands, mountains, and goats who own the road, ever changing skies, magical wishing wells. Believe every word you hear about the beauty of Waterville Ring of Kerry, however its the warm hearted friendly people whose healing inheritance will nurture and settle you along with a majestic landscape and its power to embrace and nourish you.Happy to organise preferred rates for Waterville Golf Links - Skellig Michael 6th Century Monastic Settlement - Fishing - Ring of Kerry Tours - First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Walking Tours /Lectures.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Kidson2r wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
The bedrooms, of which we had booked 2 (so it was not an isolated case), had all the hallmarks of a dingy bedsit in the city. I couldn't even stay one night. The stale and old smell in the bedrooms was so very strong. We aired the rooms and went for a long walk and bought ouder neutralising spray and disinfectant wipes while out but they didn't work either. I had difficulty with the door locks as I was upset and Alan appeared to help but he was not wearing a mask. I lifted the throws that were covering the beds to make sure that the bedding was of a standard. It was not. Both the duvet and covers were very very old and tired, they were completely off-colour and simply wasn’t a place that I was prepared to lay my head. I couldn't stay even a night and so I booked alternative accomodation, which took a while and then went and spoke to the owner. I mentioned this to Margaret in the nicest possible way and suggested that they invest in some new bedding. I also mentioned the smell as nicely as I could and that we had to buy odour neutralisers while out. She offered me an alternative room, however, at that stage I was so upset and I had made alternative arrangements. She was surprised and noted that it was approx 3 hours after we had checked in. However, we had not stayed in the premises for more than 15/20 minutes, if even, while we aired the rooms, figured out what to do & searched for local alternatives. I told her that I thought that a refund was in order. Margaret said she would discuss this with Alan, who was actually sitting behind her. As she did not call him over, I left on the understanding that I would hear from her. I did not. I sent her a follow up text to which she did not respond & then another a 2 days later. I was at all times polite, however, the response I got was inappropriate and rude. Margaret asked me what I expected for the money, to which my response will always be a clean place to sleep. I would NOT recommend this place, I couldn't even stay one night.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Caitríona N wrote a review Jul 2021
Galway, Ireland18 contributions7 helpful votes
I couldn't recommend the Old Cable House enough, they were so accomodating & such lovely hosts. The food was DIVINE. I arrived late & had phoned ahead a food order to another guest who had already arrived ahead of me, I expected it to be cold on arrival but didn't mind, I couldn't believe it when I arrived that the chef had stayed on to cook a fresh meal for me after my long drive. To top off that generosity the food was delicious at each meal. Very kind people who make you feel at home with them & helped us in any way they could which was greatly appreciated
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Rooms are really nice, large & homely
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anonireland10 wrote a review Jun 2021
Ireland23 contributions26 helpful votes
I stayed here for just one night as I was attending a funeral next day in the locality. I arrived earlier than planned and was made very welcome. I enquired about food to be told that there was a limited menu that evening which is understandable due to the COVID situation...I more than enjoyed my sea bass & glass of white wine. My room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and the electric blanket in the bed was very welcome as it was a miserable day! This is not a 5 star establishment but I would highly recommend simply because of the welcome, the cleanliness and lovely seafood. The location is perfect...just a few minutes walk to the seafront in Waterville.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Yvonne McNulty wrote a review Aug 2020
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A bright, pristine house with an interesting historical theme to it. The owners made sure that all of our needs were looked after, serving a very tasty breakfast also the next morning. Would definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Arturas B wrote a review Jul 2020
Waterville, Ireland7 contributions1 helpful vote
Very welcome greating, very welcome owner and staff, spotless rooms and very kind people around, Ladie owner will always advice you where to go and what to see. Its only drop of the hat to town centre and its spectacular view from b&b, jas its own parking, good wifi, great place to stay.one of the best we have been.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$89 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryWaterville
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Cable Historic House
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Cable Historic House?
Nearby attractions include Skellig Gift Store (0.4 km), Sea Synergy Marine Awareness and Activity Centre (0.5 km), and Craineens Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Cable Historic House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Cable Historic House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Cable Historic House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Cable Historic House?
Conveniently located restaurants include An Corcan Restaurant, Dooleys Seafood & Steak House, and Beachcove Cafe.
Is The Old Cable Historic House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Waterville.
Are pets allowed at The Old Cable Historic House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Cable Historic House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Cable Historic House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church Island (2.4 km), The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville (0.1 km), and Iveragh Lodge (0.1 km).