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“got dropped by this B&B- terrible behaviour” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Druid Cottage
Ranked #54 of 63 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Galway
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“got dropped by this B&B- terrible behaviour”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2010

Booked the B&B well in advance. Got a phone call asking us when we would be arriving and asking us to confirm our arrival, which is fair enough. We ran twice on day of arrival as we ended up being an hour late and didnt want that to be a problem. Arrived at 6:30 PM with our luggage at the door only to be told there was a terrible mistake and one of their other guests had miscommunicated they wanted to stay further nights- she had arranged another B&B for us in Kenmare for that night. We had no option but to take her B&B as it was too late to go anywhere else. The new B&B was near a road and would not have been our choice. Left with distinct impression that we were gazumped and were just thrown out to one of her mates B&B's.
Left with a terrible impression of Kenmare and that its a tourist trap. We should have gotten a phone call when she heard there was an overbooking not at 6:30 in the evening.We could have made alternative arrangements and there would have been no problem.
Wont be back in Kenmare thats for sure.
My advice is that in high season this B&B cant be trusted to keep a one night booking -if a better offer comes in youre toast.
Avoid.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Daytona Beach
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2010

Bernadette and her husband are very nice hosts who are more than willing to answer questions and provide advice on sites, pubs, etc. However, the B&B is "tired." The room was okay but felt like it hasn't changed in decades. The sitting room downstairs felt "old."
It wasn't "inviting" so we didn't use it. The furniture seemed like it came from a used furniture store.

The breakfast was excellent but when looking out the windown toward the back, one could see junk that should have been tossed out or at least out of sight.

The location is excellent. It's an easy walk to town. This B&B could be outstanding but it needs lots of work and tender loving care.

If I were searching for a B&B in Kenmare, I'd keep looking.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

We found Druid Cottage by chance and luckily they had a free room. We even bargined down by 5 EUR. The room was very cute with a backwall made of gray rocks which gives it a very rustic but also warm feeling. Very clean and even with a flat sceen TV (ok not very large but hey it is not a 5 Star Marriott).
The hosts were very friendly and helpful and gave us some advice or our travel.
Breakfast was tasty and fresh.
We can really recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2009

Druid Cottage
Sneem Rd, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Tel: ireland, 064/41803
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very characterized room, very nice host with rich travel experience around the world, very sweet cottage, not expensive...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2009

We arrived by car in picturesque Kenmare late afternoon. We enjoy staying a kilometre or two out of town so we can have a good walk, and rang Druid Cottage after looking at our B&B guide. Bernadette, our host, gave us instructions on how to find the place, but after we got lost she jumped in her car and met us in town to guide us! She made us most welcome with tea and cakes, and gave us advice about the town and area. The room was beautiful and clean, the shared bathroom - this IS a B&B after all - also scrupulously clean. Breakfast was big in the traditional Irish way! All in all, an excellent stay.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Druid Cottage
Address: Sneem Road, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #54 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
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Number of rooms: 4
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