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An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Ballydavid B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 September 2011

We spent 18 days in Ireland. Eleven of those days we spent walking in the Suck River Valley and the Dingle Way. This was the most expensive of all of the b&b's in which we stayed and it was certainly the most disappointing (45 euro per person). We had walked about 15 miles that day and were very much looking forward to our stay in this b&b since it was supposedly the best of all. We arrived and our hostess gave our room keys to her helper and disappeared. It was mid-afternoon and as a family group (7 of us) we were looking forward to gathering to discuss our walk of the day and the next day which was our hardest day of all. The only place for us to gather was in the dining room which was a very small room and had hard dining room chairs. There was no parlor or sitting area.

The rooms were beautifully decorated and while quite small were fairly comfortable. Our hostess was very proud of the fact that she had just been awarded a 4-star rating, but we were all hard-pressed to see how that happened. Must have been solely on the room decorating. There was nothing else that was pleasing about this b&b. No views. The children ran up and down the stairs shouting and making noise in the hallway at night when we were trying to sleep. There was no sitting room. We had her fix dinner for us at 30 euro each and that was totally disappointing. (We were given to understand that there would not be other dining options in the area, when in fact that was not actually true.)

We saw our hostess when we arrived and again the next morning she appeared as we were leaving and we paid her. That's it. She had a helper serving our meals. Part of the b&b experience is normally the opportunity to visit with the host. Not in this place.

This was a totally disappointing and very expensive experience for all of us. We would never recommend it. There are a couple other b&b's in this area where we would have stayed if we had known about them.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

Denise was wonderful! My husband and I stayed at An Riasc for part of our honeymoon and could not have had a better stay! Rooms are beautiful the view is beautiful and the food was top notch!! Thank you Denise!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Denise is lovely and welcoming and will give you plenty of info about the local area, walks etc. The bedroom was comfortable and very quite but the shower was not great which is disappointing especially if you've been outdoors all day and are muddy and wet. Overall a nice stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

I can't say enough good things about An Riasc. The welcome is very warm, and Denise knows everything you could wish to know about the area and the wonderful things it has to offer. With a bit of time you'll meet the whole family - even the pets are a delight. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and beautiful - and the view was lovely.

Do yourself a favour and book the dinners as well as the breakfasts. Denise has a gift for finding just the right combination of flavours and textures that transform what could otherwise be everyday into something really special. And don't get fixated on the "full Irish breakfast" - Denise has some delightful alternatives.

Some of the most beautiful hiking we've ever done started right at the front door. We hiked through some breathtaking and varied landscape, dotted with historical monuments, and went for a short after-dinner walk every night. You're close enough to Dingle (about ten minutes) to drive in for the shopping or music if you wish, but you don't really need to. There's more than enough beauty and history right around An Riasc to last for many days.

For us, this place was the heart of our trip to Ireland.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

My husband and I recently stayed here for 2 nights in May 2011 and we really wished we had stayed here our whole trip! Denise was so kind and friendly ! Our room was clean, quaint and cozy. If you have read other reviews that say otherwise......ignore them!! If your a 5 star type person that needs 100% attention and can't handle living like a local in another perfectly wonderful country.....then you may need to go to the Ritz . But if you want to meet a lovely Irish family with kids,a cat and a dog then you have found your place! If you want to feel what Ireland is all about........then stay here! Don't forget to hike Mount Brandon near the B&B (Sheep and stone fences and solitude and clean drinking water when you reach the summit and what a view! About 10 miles from Dingle with wonderful pubs and close to Conners Pass and Slea Head drive .We had absolutely no problem with her accepting our vouchers. I can't say one bad thing about this place. Plenty of hot water, big hearty breakfast, very clean (loved our pink room with a view out of the front of the house) ..........etc. Stay at least 3 or 4 nights because it's such a good spot to sightsee all around.Not far from Brandon Bay Point where my husband surfed. Please remember......this is a real family with real schedules and real jobs and children to take care of so be respectful of that fact and enjoy your wonderful stay!! A+++++++

Room Tip: The front of the house has a view of the ocean in the distance.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about An Riasc Bed and Breakfast

Address: Feothanach | Dingle, Ballydavid, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Ballydavid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ballydavid
Price Range: €95 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — An Riasc Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Riasc Bed and Breakfast is a 4-star certified guesthouse, located in the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Gaelic-speaking area)and set amid breathtaking scenery. This charming stone farmhouse offers luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation and fine home grown and freshly cooked food in a warm, welcoming and entertaining environment.At An Riasc, we aim to provide to you, our guest, with the very best standards of accommodation and hospitality. Our location along the Dingle Way walking trail and the Wild Atlantic Way (longest coastal route in the world) is ideal for hikers and sea lovers alike. We offer 4-course dinner to all of our guests on request. Advanced booking is advised. Packed lunch and luggage transfer also available. Homemade chocolates and fresh water from our well are some of the treats which you can expect in your room. Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival. Cead Mile Failte (one hundred thousand welcomes) to An Riasc. Irish is the first language of the house but we do speak in English too:) ... more   less 
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