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Tahilla Cove Country House
Ranked #2 of 9 Sneem B&B and Inns
Dorset, Uk
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“beautiful setting, but.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

there is no denying that Tahilla Cove is in the most beautiful setting, the day we arrived the sun was shining and it looked fantastic.. We were greeted by James and all through our 2 night stay both James & Deidre couldnt have been more helpful and nothing was to much trouble.
But i do have to say that the hotel didnt quite live up to what i was expecting, i thought that the decor was a little tired in places and perhaps somewhat dated.
We had a downstairs room and unfortunately the people upstairs were either extremely noisey or the floors were made of paper, it was very very noisey. The bed was very very firm and i had a terrible sleep.
We did have a mouldy shower curtain when we arrived (it was replaced later in the day without us having to say anything)
It is quite remote so be prepared to drive to get a meal, we drove into Sneem and had a meal at O'Gradys pub, great fish and chips!
Breakfast was lovely, although i have never had a cooked breakfast served on a side plate before.
We did enjoy our stay and we were made very welcome but just was a little disappointed after reading the other reviews, it was certainly not a cheap place to stay as we had 2 nights at Tahilla for the same price as 3 nights in the Killarney Plaza!
Not sure if we will go back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We spent a very enjoyable week at Tahilla Cove Country House in July 2011. The setting is very peaceful with sea views and lovely walks all around. The family extended a warm welcome to us on arrival and ensured that our creature comforts were looked after! We started each day with a very enjoyable and varied breakfast and our hosts, James, Deirdre and Charles were on hand to answer any queries we had regarding local beauty spots, walking trips and scenic drives.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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München, Deutschland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We spent 2 nights in the Cove on our Ireland Tour and it was just perfekt. James and his family are wonderfull people, always ready to help and give a good tip.
The house is lovely situated on a lake with splendid views, We stayed in the 2nd house with a terrace on the lake...hmmm nice with a cup of tea !!!!
The house is nicely decorated and has a wonderfull atmosphere, a bright breakfast room and a cosy bar.
The only negative thing I can find is.......that it doesn't belong to me !!!!
Thank you James...hope to be able to come again some day...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

This is a wonderful place, in a very quiet and peaceful area, but still right on the Ring of Kerry. James is very charming and helpful: ask him to give you some tips for excursions around the area, he has very good ideas. The breakfast is delicious. And don't forget to spend some time in the hotel bar, open until 11.30 PM (delicious Irish Coffee!). Rooms are very big, very clean and well equipped. So if you're planning a trip to Kerry, it's definitely the place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

My husband and I spent two nights at Tahilla Cove on our anniversary trip. Our favorite part of our stay at Tahilla Cove was just enjoying the setting. After a day of sightseeing (and driving), we were more than happy to just enjoy the views from their small pub overlooking the cove and not have to drive. We would have a nice lunch out and both nights we opted to just have supper (soup or salad) at the pub and then walk around the property to take in the sunset (there is a very short trail). Nothing could be more relaxing! I thought about swimming from the dock - perhaps next trip.

The hosts, James and Deidre, were both very gracious and gave us advice on what to see. The staff was always helpful.

Our room was large, beautiful, and extremely comfortable with a stunning view from the balcony. The property is quiet and we slept very well. Breakfast was excellent (again with a beautiful view). We also enjoyed meeting other guests - the atmosphere is low key but friendly.

Tahilla Cove is the kind of place I wish I could have stayed much longer - I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tahilla Cove Country House
Address: Ring of Kerry | Sneem/Kenmare, Sneem, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Sneem
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Sneem
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Number of rooms: 9
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