I've got all hotels/B&Bs confirmed for my May trip except for 3 nights in Killarney, and could use some assistance from people familiar with that area. We'
The two options I've got it narrowed down to are:
The Gardens B&B, Countess Road - Pros, rooms are only 35 Euros Single/30 Euros Twin and includes breakfast. Cons, can't find many reviews of it, and aren't sure if their "only 2 min walk to centre of town" claim is accurante (it's so hard to judge distances on maps, especially when the boundaries of the "centre of town" aren't known); not sure of proximity to bus station, which is important.
The Holiday Inn, Evison House - Pros, seems to be right in the middle of things; a bit more comfort/luxury (i.e. fitness centre, etc...); price isn't too bad... have found discounted rate (lower than hotel website) of about 30-35 Euro/Twin room. Cons, doesn't include breakfast; not sure if more central location means it'll be a noisier choice; and, not sure of proximity to bus station.
Has anyone stayed at either of these recently and can give opinions? Or, are there other options you think I should be looking at? Basically, we're there for 3 nights in May and are looking for something in the 30-35 Euro/per person/per night range that's relatively quiet and clean.
Also, general travel question... We'll be travelling from Dublin to Caheriveen prior to these 3 nights in Killarney and are wondering what the best mode of transportation would be. The options would be taking a train to Killarney and transferring to the bus onward to Caheriveen, or taking the bus for both legs of the journey. I think I'd prefer to take the train for the first part, but if I remember correctly there's only about 35 mins between when the train arrives and when the onward bus departs. Not knowing where one station is in relation to the other, is this enough time to get from one to the other to make the connection? Or, should we look for either an earlier train or bus that would give us more time to connect?