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Bay View Hotel

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#1 of 5 hotels in Kilkee
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Bay View Hotel is situated in the heart of the seaside town of Kilkee with magnificent views of Kilkee bay and cliffs. A boutique Victorian townhouse established in 1883 now in its fifth generation of the Hickie Family, you will find a warm welcome and friendly ambiance in traditional surroundings with modern facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Polish
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kaamaz wrote a review Mar 2024
Limerick, Ireland71 contributions66 helpful votes
Ate here Sunday night, two TV's were blaring on the walls with a soccer match, for some reason they can't decide if they are a restaurant or a bar.. the room is set up like a restaurant but giant TV's playing soccer definitely isn't a restaurant feel. Manager seems clueless to any atmosphere. Food is fine nothing fancy. Owner needs to decide are they a restaurant or a pub because you can't do both.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lilacwood wrote a review Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
We were delighted with the Bay View Hotel - our room was gorgeous with views over the beautiful Kilkee Bay. Breakfast was served so nicely & the food was all cooked & presented perfectly again, overlooking the bay. All of the staff were so welcoming & friendly - the place was spotlessly clean too. We can’t wait go back again. We only had one night. We did the cliff walk whilst we were there - it is stunning!!Such a nice easy walk too with a great path to the top. Lots of seating along the way to enjoy the scenery too.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Don’t forget to do the cliff walk
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CanIstay wrote a review Feb 2024
County Wicklow, Ireland164 contributions99 helpful votes
Another wonderful visit to the Bay View and even out of season, it delivers. First and foremost, some of the best beds we have slept in. Our room (114) was incredibly spacious and even had dressing gowns ready for us and a nice couple of chesterfield chairs to relax on. The bar has a great collection of Irish whiskeys and gins, including the local JJ Corry whiskeys. Would love a craft beer like Western Herd but Guinness will do! Breakfasts are top notch here, ample and well executed. Will be back of course! Thanks to Mary, John and team for another relaxing visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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764deirdre wrote a review Nov 2023
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions3 helpful votes
Just spent a wonderful night in The Bay View hotel.We were in East Clare and decided to stay another night..Very last minute.!What a lovely hotel ..Small but well placed in the town.…Pleasant and welcoming check in. Had dinner in the bar which was just so nice .Not an extensive menu, but beautifully cooked and perfectly presented .Service was prompt and efficient.Great room with fab view of the bay..We had room 118.I must say it was the most comfortable bed I have slept in in a long time ..Breakfast was just as nice as the dinner was, and cooked to order.Great family run hotel…Will be back again ..Well worth a visit…like I said ‘A little gem’!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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tomapar wrote a review Oct 2023
Enniscrone, Ireland537 contributions258 helpful votes
This is a well appointed older hotel. My room had a view of the ocean and Nolan’s Deli(which is worth a try) My scrambled eggs and salmon just came so Bon appetit . There is a fog this morning but no rain. After breakfast I’m off for a good walk. See you later?
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Brucky wrote a review Sept 2023
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions10 helpful votes
A very friendly and courteous check in. Nice modern room, and a good breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice. The hotel is very centrally located with lots of on street parking. I would definitely return and I would recommend the hotel to my family and friends.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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mancineus wrote a review Aug 2023
en transit182 contributions85 helpful votes
one night stay in room 107 , a literally blind room ( although in this category "some room have views"...) with bedside window on kitchen ventilation/service shaft . Room and bathroom window have to stay closed because of humming sound and kitchen smells , so much for natural ventilation and no AC. Price a bit steep, even in high season, for such a room. Otherwise clean with comfortable bedding.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: stay away from rooms 107 and 109 on first floor ( blind rooms)
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Alice culbert wrote a review Aug 2023
Galway, Ireland8 contributions8 helpful votes
A lovely place to stay for sea views ! Best beds I’ve ever slept in , in a hotel ! Service at meals was slow and there wasn’t a great choice on the menus but overall a comfortable stay lovely staff and gorgeous rooms
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Date of stay: August 2023
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liz c wrote a review Aug 2023
7 contributions6 helpful votes
Visited for a birthday celebration. Window table as requested and wow what a wonderful view. But that is where the excellence ends. Service was slow....extremely slow. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive. The main course of hake was tasty but by the time it came we were almost too hungry and frustrated to care. Other diners who arrived after us were seen to be served well before us and had eaten and left whilst we sat waiting. We even had to go to the bar to get our own drinks with our meal. We felt abandoned. A total shipwreck😪
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from John Hickie, Owner at Bay View Hotel
Responded 21 Aug 2023
Dear Lizc, Thank you for taking the time to review The Bay View Hotel we value all feed back from customers and guests, we are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and unfortunately due to staff shortages and a high volume of customers our service was slow and disorganised, however we have revised our service operations and we have decided to cap our table capacity for the rest of this season, we sincerely hope that you have not been turned off returning again to dine with us and we would love the opportunity to welcome you back. Kind regards John Hickie General Manager
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Cleo C wrote a review Jul 2023
Cork, Ireland5 contributions4 helpful votes
Clean, contemporary room with beautiful view of the bay and comfortable beds. Tasty breakfast - kids loved the crepes. Staff interactions were so warm and genuine, even to the children. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
€106 - €117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Bayview
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareKilkee
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay View Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bay View Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kilkee Beach (0.2 km), Scott's Bar (0.2 km), and Central Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bay View Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay View Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay View Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pantry, Hickie's Bar and Restaurant, and Naughtons.
Is Bay View Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kilkee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bay View Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay View Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carrigafoyle Castle (15.9 km).
Does Bay View Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.