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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Booked to camp here for one night but cancelled on arrival. Not like the advertisement. Dirty and no proper camping facilities (sloping overgrown field!!). Obviously the owners are not interested in providing good and acceptable facilities. No food available on arrival except sandwiches!!! This is a disaster for any traveller who expects what is advertised. Also as an Irishman an...

5Thank GerryO58
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stopped in to this lovely pub for a pint and we received not only an excellent Guinness each, but also met the wonderful woman who seemed to be running the bar and the post office at the same time. She was genuinely interested to hear about our heritage in the area, and offered the contacts of people to help...

1Thank Pusserbarrett
Theys, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 1 October 2012

I've not stayed here but just asked for the campsite and visited it. For me, you can just call that a discharge, or a muddy swamp. There is piles of wastes all around. Toilets and shower cannot lock and are dirty. Even for 5€, it is a steal.

2Thank BenjaminFromFance
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2012

To frame my review in context - our stay was 20 euros a night. (Yes, 20 euros) So bear that in mind when you scroll down to find reviews bemoaning the lack of multiple bread varieties or somesuch. Who stays at a bed and breakfast then complains about no evening meal? Seriously! I stayed with a large group of walkers...

Thank Edward B
Kinsale, Ireland
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Stayed there recently, no evening meals, no drying room for a very wet walker. Breakfast was poor, no variety of bread, just plain sliced pan, only instant coffee,most hikers are health concious, so I would have expected a little imagination beyond a health hazard full irish.Earliest we could get breakfast was 8.45am, far too late for someone who wants to...

5Thank Eireannach50
Settle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2010

Having just hiked several miles along the Kerry Way and through the Reeks over Carrauntoohil, I expected this place to be the welcoming outdoor hub of memory - I stayed here in 98 when it was wonderful. But it's degenerated into a sad, gloomy, shabby place where the staff are either unwelcoming or have no knowledge of the activities of...

5Thank WeeHelper
Peak District, UK
Reviewed 3 September 2010

Maybe a long time ago the Climbers Inn was the place to stay. As others mention, it was musty, not so friendly, almost deserted and the food was soup and sandwiches. Rooms were clean. Anyone walking the Kerry Way will not be impressed at having to walk another mile (uphill) to the Glencar Hotel for dinner. Save yourself the trouble...

3Thank YvonnePope
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 August 2010

Don't go to the Climbers Inn unless you want to be ripped off! On their website I one can read (quote): 'where walkers & climbers from around the world meet to enjoy traditional Irish hospitality'. I just have to laugh reading this. Maybe me and my girlfriend enjoyed the traditional hospitality during the great famine or something, but from the...

3Thank bas15
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 August 2010

We stayed as a base camp for climbing Carantoohill. Its a grand spot. The bar serves qaulity pints and you can have a bit of craic with the locals. They have a pool table too. The Woman who runs it will be serving you pints until closing and then up the following morning cooking you a tasty breakfast and sandwiches...

1Thank pappymcghee
Reviewed 18 January 2009

Really enjoyed my stay at the Climber's Inn, Glencar, the views, the people, overall great holiday. I must say have been all over the world and the scenery was second to none. I must definetly go back during the summer season to explore more. Stayed during quiet season but the locals made me more than welcome. The Hotel - Inn...

1Thank Magssydney

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Address: Glencar, Glencar, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glencar
Price Range: €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Think of this as a hostel with B&B prices”
 of 5 bubbles HelenTravelBug, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Run away and never come back.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahsV7729IQ, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The 3 bed rooms are nicer than the dorms”
 of 5 bubbles Karl_Wallace, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They are all dirty with old metal sagging metal bunks. Do yourself a favor and stay in a B'nB. If you are are traveling as a pair, a private room in a B &B will be cheaper anyway. If you are traveling alone and can't afford the B&B option, then maybe plan your walk (providing you are doing the Kerry Way) so that you end up in Glenbeigh that evening instead. The Sleepy Camel is nice and Glenbeigh has a well stocked Centra.”
 of 5 bubbles mosesp637, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
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