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“Lovely inn, great hosts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare

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Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare
Ranked #18 of 63 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mission Viejo, California
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Lovely inn, great hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My family stayed at Virginia's Guesthouse one night during a three week visit to Ireland that included Christmas and New Year's. After visiting the numerous sights in Killarney National Park, we stayed the night in Kenmare. The town was cute and inn was terrific. The hosts couldn't have been any nicer.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

... our first night of our journey was to Kenmare - when planning itinerary it was hard to decide whether to spend the night in Killarney or Kenmare and we were so glad Kenmare one! Virginia's Guesthouse was the perfect choice and whether a brief stay like ours or longer the location was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for lovely hosts Neal & Noreen and from booking to arrival to departure our experience with them was great. Breakfast was brilliant and our stay lived up to all the positive reviews previously posted.

Congratulations Noreen & Neal on providing a wonderful taste of Irish hospitality - we will return and will not hesitate to stay with you - and for longer next time!

Kind regards, Trudy and Robyn

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank UKCalling
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London
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

After a 2 week trip touring around Scotland and Ireland, what a nice and welcome surprise to have saved the best service and experience of them all until last. From the first moment of meeting Noreen until the very last, we felt we were treated like family. Nothing was too much trouble. Noreen couldnt have been more accommodating and was genuinely happy to go the extra mile. The breakfast she prepared was amazing. There is no chance of leaving hungry that's for sure. Put simply, if you're looking to stay in Kenmare, look no further.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Not only are hosts Neal and Noreen artisans of Irish hospitality, their breakfasts are sheer perfection. During my recent 6 night stay at the guesthouse I was able to sample nearly everything on the menu and each dish got an "A" rating (A+ for the plums poached with star anise and cardamom served over yogurt...as well for the banana pancakes).

Clean rooms, a reliable wi-fi connection, accommodating service, great location, and a wonderful town made this a great value.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

I spent 4 nights at Virginia's Guesthouse, and it was wonderful. The location is wonderful. We could go shopping or have a meal, and then walk back.The room was charming. I was not bothered by noise, and there are earplugs available. The bed was very comfortable.
The breakfast was the "best". I had porridge most mornings with a wee touch of Bailey's to start my day. Noreen's tomato chutney is to die for. How Noreen and Neil do such wonderful breakfasts out of the little kitchen is beyond me.
They were very helpful in making suggestions of restaurants and places to visit. Neil was very honest about places we should visit and those we should skip. I enjoyed talking with them and learning about the area.
Neil, you were so gracious about all of our luggage. Thank you Neil and Noreen for such a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare

Property: Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare
Address: 36 Henry Street, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the prestigious Georgina Campbell's "Hosts of the Year" award in 2011, Virginia's Guesthouse is a friendly, small, unpretentious, family-run guesthouse in the town centre of Kenmare. When you stay at Virginia's, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, a clean, comfortable en-suite room and a lovely varied breakfast menu featuring organic local produce, freshly baked breads and home-produced recipes. Virginia's is proud to be recommended by Rick Steves, The Lonely Planet, Alistair Sawday, The Good Hotel Guide, Guide De Routard, Pauline Frommers, Ireland for Dummies, By The Water's Edge, Georgina Campbell's Guide to Ireland & The Rough Guide. ... more   less 
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