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Welcome to the Tides B&B. Your Family host David & Doreen Walsh await your arrival in Ballybunion, County Kerry. Recently awarded Five Stars by Failte Ireland you can be rest assured you will be well looked after in Ballybunion. Free Parking Free WI-FI
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We stayed here in August 2018 and felt very welcome. David welcomed us and gave us some nice things to go and visit (off the beaten track) The breakfast was fabulous, they had this homemade brown bread that they bought from a local shop that was lovely. delicious food, good
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I stayed here for one night along with a few family members to attend a funeral. The welcome we got on arrival by David was very warm. The rooms are amazing, so clean and spacious. I’ve stayed in hotels that aren’t as nice as The Tides. Nothing was too much hassle. Beds are very
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Magnificent hotel, good place to spend a few days near the sea, the hotel is fantastic, very spacious rooms clean with all kinds of services, the treatment by the staff who runs the hotel, good food, good location, in general perfect, what I recommend, I would have to stay
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Response from Ballybunion G, Owner at The Tides B&B
Responded 20 Oct 2018
Juan thank you kindly for taking the time to let the world know about at Award winning Tides B&B. It has been a pleasure top have you folks with us and at any time you are all welcome back. David & Doreen Walsh
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This is a long overdue review for my family's stay when we had come for Easter in 2017. I feel guilty having not commented sooner, but I've only just remembered to post our review because we reminisce so well on our stay! The rooms are tidy and in excellent taste, the food is
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An excellent B&B in Ballybunion! A great central location. The room was spacious and nice. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful with other suggestions. The food was good and plenteous. Would definitely stay there again.
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Hello Chrisman, Delighted to have your folks coming to Ballybunion and even at this time of the year as a single golfer one can always make a call to the Famous Golf Links at Tralee to get you a game if you so wish - The cost of the Golf is very reduced in the shoulder season of October and if your asking me is it worth it yes every penny of a great links golf course. Mores the pity Ballybunion is not open but as you say there be another day once again. Till we meet in the mighty Shores of Ballybunion Safe Travels David
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Charles, Tralee Golf Links is available Oct 12th @ 10.18 am or 13.54 or 13th Oct @ 7.54 or 11.30 am Cost 140 Euros and this is designed by Arnold Palmer a wonderful links course that Mr. Palmer said he designed the front nine and God himself designed the back nine. Once you have played same you have to agree. David Walsh
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Good afternoon Charles and I am delighted that you had the very good since to book the best B&B in Ireland 2017 as rated by Trivago. In ref to the golf reservations yes indeed I look after a lot of international golfers looking to play the mighty shores of Ballybunion both the World class famous links Old Course and the Robert Trent Jones Cashen course. The powers that be the club this year issued instructions that the green fee players stop after 6th October 2017 till re-opens in April 2018. This has meant a complete loss of the shoulder season in October when the course was always available till the bank holiday weekend at the end of October each year. I am sorry that there is nothing we can do while this policy remains in force and the disappointment I sure this brings. I can only hope this policy does not happen every year and it is just for this year but only time can tell that as the amount of International golfers we have coming to Ballybunion since the save Ballybunion campaign in the 1980 brought a lot of badly and wanted American money that help save the course been washed into the Atlantic. I am sure their are very good reasons for this closure to our guest but as I write this I have not been aware of these reasons. Your only hope is you know a local member through your home club in the USA. Sincere thanks David Walsh
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Hello and many thanks for your question. As more and more Visitors are requesting a Room only Option this is what we have provided. Booking through Travels agents and Hotels web sites comes at a cost to all Hotels and B&B. If we included breakfast in our packages we pay commissions on this as well. adds up at the end of the year. Breakfast is an additional cost at ten Euros a Person. This is in our opinion a very reasonable cost for the Breakfast that we offer with all sorts of Choices including five choices of hot dishes from the Kitchen. If our clients come direct to us staying a few nights then we get the opportunity of providing a discount or special price. We look after our guests at The Tides B&B Ballybunion and we hope that you give us the opportunity of looking after your needs in Ireland on this trip. David & Doreen Walsh
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We cater for all age groups as for young children we have a travel cot available and I advise when booking to request this please. There is a play area out the rear of the property that is safe for kids but this was never designed this way but of a lot of the kids staying use this area. There is a lovely Children play ground in Ballybunion with swings and slides and all types of jungle bars etc suitable for all ages Also to this the Swimming pools for young kinds at the leisure center is second to none in looking after visitors to Ballybunion. Another matter to look at is the Surf school at Ballybunion for all ages and Mark is only to willing to take the young kids the extra mile to give them memories of the golden sand beaches of Ballybunion.
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"We had 3 Rooms and they were all great"
"All rooms are fantastic. You will not be disappointed"
". From what we saw the majority of the rooms faced away from the road and we heard no noise whatsoever."
"Ask for the front room very comfortable and beautiful view"
"All room are similar"
US$113 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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