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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Caherdaniel
The Olde Forge is a cosy guesthouse located on the Ring of Kerry, 1 kilometre from Caherdaniel village. Our guesthouse looks out over Kenmare Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the surrounding beaches and mountains which run down the sea. This is an ideal spot for day trips such as trips to the Skelligs, hiking our world class trails, golf, sea based activities and simply relaxing. . Ideal for exploring the Iveragh peninsula and the Skellig's Coast , Valentia Island, Waterville, Caherciveen, Sneem, Kenmare. Book directly on our website for the best rates. We have three seaview cottages available for rent which are fully and comfortably equipped to make them your home away from home.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
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Complimentary tea
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HopperC wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in June 2022. We had a great experience and enjoyed out time here. We stayed in room two ( a family room) which was very spacious and looked out over Kenmare Bay. Breakfast was lovely. The host was very welcoming. There was good wifi and plenty of space to park. We spent a couple of days on the Kerry Way and this was a great stop for us.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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itstheblimerick wrote a review Jul 2021
limerick151 contributions106 helpful votes
Well we liked this place very much -great service from cathys maids from Austria - wanting to help and please you -well done View the finest - garden big the best -tables etc kids and pets welcome Breakfast very good eat as much as you want The Breakfast room has on tap teas coffee fruit 2 fridges = this is wonderful The rooms nice beds nice etc clean room overlooking the sea nothing can be improved this is the place to stay is you want to feel relaxed indeed there were people staying here in flash cars instead of top local hotels -will be back top marks x Symon Brown
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Alice wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions
We stayed at the Old Forge on our hike along the Kerry Way. It was 1.5km walk to food but there was a shop close by, if you walked along the road. The host was friendly and welcoming, the room was spacious and clean. Nice view out the bedroom window.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Elayne Fitzmaurice, General Manager at The Olde Forge B&B
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Thank you Alice for your review. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us. The local eating options are The Blind Piper (1km), The Derrynane Hotel which serves bar food as well as a dinner menu (400 m), Carrolls Cove (.7 km). A new cafe is due to open 100m from us very shortly. I hope this will be of assistance if you visit us again.
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Neil G wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia206 contributions99 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here during our Kerry Way hike. Our room was very comfortable and spacious with amazing views. Very friendly place - we felt welcome as soon as we arrived. The family dog also helped the place seem very homely. Sitting by the window in the lounge was very relaxing in the evening. Breakfast was fantastic! It was a few minutes walk along the road into town for dinner. This was our favourite B&B that we stayed at in Ireland. Would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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MaxRemy wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia38 contributions36 helpful votes
Five friends and I stayed at the Old Forge while walking the Kerry Way. We arrived tired and a bit soggy and Kathy was welcoming and friendly. The rooms were clean, quiet and some of us were lucky enough to have a room overlooking the sea. In two weeks of walking, Kathy served up the best breaky we had in all our B&B stays.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions
A lovely place. Cathy is taking great care of this location at the remote Caherdaniel. The living room has view on the Atlantic Ocean and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is delicious! The warm welcome by Cathy makes this a wonderful location to stay and enjoy this small village in Kerry. The Blind Piper - the local pub is a few minutes walk away from there.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
TrishT1982 wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
We spent a night at the Old Forge as we walked some of the Kerry Way. The setting is perfect with the most beautiful views of the bay. It's a warm, welcoming B&B where you feel at home straight away. The breakfast was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. The host Cathy is so friendly and nothing is too much trouble - highly recommend this lovely B&B on your travels.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
CD_Butterfly wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom134 contributions93 helpful votes
The B&B is set in a lovely location with great views, though not all rooms have sea view. Because it is out of town it is quiet, however, it makes going into town for meals more difficult. It is 1.3km from the nearest pub on a very busy road with no shoulder, so unsafe for walkers. Fine if you have a car. Breakfast was fine. The rooms were reasonable; soft mattresses. If you are walking, there is a small shop at the campground up the road to get food supplies (400m away) – no shops in town.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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HappyAnneCBC wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our room was large, well appointed with a good en suite. Tea and coffee was available at all times in the breakfast room. Breakfast was a ‘full Irish’! A great way to have a break going round the Ring of Kerry.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Michael G wrote a review Jul 2019
Bli Bli, Australia408 contributions274 helpful votes
Pros: lovely proprietor called Cathy who is ever helpful. Beautiful setting overlooking Atlantic Ocean. Private parking. Free Wi-Fi and TV. Comfortable albeit small room with comfortable bed and ensuite modern bathroom.Coffee and tea making facilities. Small muffins and biscuits also available. Breakfast meal is superb with a selection of cereals toast fruit rhubarb compote and selection of main courses – could not be better. Nice dining area with small lounge area. Fridge available. Outdoor seating. Garden. Cons: upstairs rooms. Rooms somewhat small but quaint and cosy. We spend one night here and it was excellent and I would highly recommend this place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Olde Forge B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Olde Forge B&B?
Nearby attractions include Derrynane Beach (2.8 km), Ring of Kerry (4.8 km), and Derrynane House (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Olde Forge B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Olde Forge B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Olde Forge B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Olde Forge B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Blind Piper, O'Carroll's Cove, and The Tea Rooms Derrynane.
Is The Olde Forge B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Caherdaniel.
Are there any historical sites close to The Olde Forge B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Derrynane House (2.3 km).
Does The Olde Forge B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.