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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- An Riasc b&b
- An Riasc Hotel Ballydavid