We are just back from a week (toddler week) in Banna Beach Resort. I had read mixed reviews so was apprehensive to say the least but from the moment we arrived it felt like home. The staff were very friendly on arrival. Our 3 bed bungalow was well equipped. Theres a full size fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, TV, DVD & radio. There was nothing we wanted for. I would agree with another review in that the curtains are very light and sun does come in to young childrens rooms but we improvised and used extra bedding and towels as "blackout" blinds that worked a treat. The houses were safe, clean and well presented. We have a 2yr old and 3yr old and although the houses are not fenced in, its more than safe where we were staying for them to play outside with their ball or scooters. The areas are well light up in the evenings also.
The swimming pool and pirate petes were a big hit for our age children. Anytime we used either facility there were staff and parents supervising so no messing!!! The playground is well equipped for all ages, maybe smaller toddlers would be confined to the sand area but thats what they like. Most days when we stayed there was a bouncy castle erected which was loved by all the children. There's also football, tennis courts on site which is great for my boys.
There's a mini arcade on site also but we felt it was quiet dark and didn't feel comfortable with our children being in there unattended.
We didn't eat in the resort but did use the shop on site for little essentials. We found it well stocked and reasonably priced especially for things like arm bands/ swimming rings which they could literally charge as much as they wanted.
Entertainment in the evenings were geared towards children and the week we stayed they took extra care not to scare small children with puppets, magic or characters etc... Our boys just loved the evenings entertainment and loved the little mini disco too.
The beautiful beach is a minutes drive and maybe 10 min walk depending on your childrens ability! And well worth a visit everyday.
The resort is a great base for travelling and we'd recommend Ardfert Cathedral, Tralee Memorial Park, Fenit Pier, Blenerville Windmill and the beautiful Conor pass to Dingle is amazing.
We had a slight issue with a small leak which we reported and was seen to in a reasonable time frame.
All in all we had a very comfortable happy family holiday here and will most certainly return.