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The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse

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Strand Line, Kilkee 123 Ireland
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#4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkee
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This house popularly known as "The Strand" is now owned by Johnny (the Chef) and Caroline Redmond and Family. The Redmond's are the fourth generation of a family that have been in the business of catering and hospitality for 'visitors' to Kilkee for practically 160 years.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
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Ocean view
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Osolomeo wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful views/dark room. Bed linen very old, worn - blanket&top cover?! Unhygienic. 1 chair-2 sharing. Tiny TV not working, no remote. Shower FILTHY top&lower ridges. Room not cleaned 1 day. Breakfast good/dirty knife. Friendly hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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205bentleyb wrote a review Sep 2020
Shannon, Ireland67 contributions71 helpful votes
Lovely guest house with a great location and view of the bay. The staff, friendly and efficient a credit to Johnny and Caroline. Good Covid-19 protocol all round too. The room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities and the view just perfect. Breakfast was good and the dinner was fabulous. The starter, main and dessert faultless. The wine list is small but a very good selection. Over all a lovely 2 days, thank you Johnny. A revisit is a must.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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BrendanO wrote a review Aug 2020
Rosscarbery, Ireland127 contributions66 helpful votes
Had early dinner with my wife on her birthday. Extensive menu with additional specials on the night. Staff were helpful and friendly. Spacious restaurant and nice space between all tables. We had really nice table overlooking the strand.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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TWPF100 wrote a review Aug 2020
County Carlow, Ireland249 contributions189 helpful votes
We were only in Kilkee for one night and booked The Strand for our evening meal. We had a nice table by the window with a lovely view of the beach and the harbour. The staff were all young women who were very friendly and very pleasant to chat with one of whom is owners daughter. It was a couple of weeks ago so I cannot reach exactly what we had, the starters were good and I know I had the seabass for mains which was very nice. My Other Half I think had Fish & Chips. The chips we had were very good, clean, freshly cooked in clean oil unlike the fries we had in various places over the previous week. The only poor element were the vegetable side dishes, limp, tasteless and over cooked. They had all the appearance of being left overs from lunch and just re-heated for the evening service. Overall a very nice meal with friendly service with just one negative .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have just came back after the most beautiful stay in this fab guest house. I couldn't rate it enough. It is family run and they literally can't do enough for you. We had our 2 year old daughter with us who has multiple allergies and they were super in easing our minds with safe foods. The food is exceptional we ate breakfast and dinner there and I have to say it's probably the nicest we have had. If you are heading to kilkee this and looking for top service with both food and kindness this is definitely the place to book.The views are also stunning and an added bonus. Thank you Soo much Johnny and Caroline for making our stay cation one we won't forget.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mreen wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland5 contributions
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Fab spot , lovely and considerate staff 👍 Food and atmosphere so good Not to mention the morning views this weekend , rooms were clean and every thing you needed in hand . Amazing job during these times Highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wyer wrote a review Oct 2019
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We booked a table for 6pm by window. When we arrived we were asked for it back by 8 by manager/owner as regulars would be coming in after mass. Same person upon approaching our table warned our children not to blow out the candles (and not in a friendly sort of way). Food was average... that would be fine considering location but staff were totally inattentive. The ‘manager’ offered to bring the kids food first. It arrived 50 mins later with our mains. Empty restaurant yet 4 tables were on top of each other.... uncomfortably so... during meal and at payment we were never asked if our food was ok. Focus seemed to be on tables arriving after. Staff need to be supported to communicate with customers. They are young and will benefit from good guidance. Beautiful location though.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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GloMR2 wrote a review Aug 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania8 contributions4 helpful votes
We had dinner for 35 folks at The Strand the night before our son's wedding. Everyone had travelled from various locations in the US (except two from Belfast) for a destination wedding at the Cliffs of Moher. The food was excellent, especially the mussels, scallops and fish & chips. The service was superb, every dinner was delivered correctly, hot and delicious, with perfect portion sizes. The wine glasses never went empty, and everyone enjoyed the evening. We returned two nights later to enjoy another dinner with a beautiful view of the sunset before heading home.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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MikeD15 wrote a review Aug 2019
Stockport, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed as a family of 4 for 5 nights. We ate there twice and food and view was great. You should book for food if you want a window view. We did not expect all the luxuries of a hotel as it is a guesthouse and served it's purpose well. Johnny and Caroline were happy to chat and inform and make recommendations. Many of us went for a walk most mornings before breakfast, along the beach up the cliffs and back..Breakfast great, as much tea and toast as you want. Staff friendly!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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baldwinpaula6 wrote a review Aug 2019
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions2 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 night stay on 31 July & 1 Aug with a friend. John and his wife Caroline made us feel most welcome. I have to add the weather was glorious which certainly added to the joy of our visit. We dined the first night there and the second night in the Stella Maris around the corner. Both meals were excellent but I think the Strand was marginally better. Being honest the place is a little dated but the stunning views from the window seat in the bay window of out bedroom more than compensated for the decor. The price was very reasonable for high season.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Kilkee Beach (0.3 km), Myles Creek Bar & Guesthouse (0.3 km), and Scott's Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Pantry, Hickie's Bar and Restaurant, and Naughtons.
Is The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kilkee.
Are there any historical sites close to The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carrigafoyle Castle (16.0 km).
Does The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.