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Review of Oldchurch House B&B

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Oldchurch House B&B
Ranked #3 of 63 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Walthamstow, London
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The friendliest of welcomes in a home from home! The perfect introduction to Irish hospitality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

I have been staying at Oldchurch House for over 10 years (pretty much since the B&B opened for business) and have enjoyed each of my many stays enormously. The location is superb (12-15 minute walk into Kenmare), the house is bright and welcoming, the rooms are well appointed, the Irish breakfast is full and hearty, and the price of a night's stay is excellent value for money. But, the overwheling draw for me and my friends - we are all repeat vistors! - is the friendliness and hospitality of Helen (the owner) and husband, Frank. She is welcoming and attentive, without ever being intrusive, and her helpfulness in advising on places to visit or dine is always much appreciated.

I have recently stayed with Helen in September 2010, to celebrate the 80th birthday of a friends' mum, and again in December 2010, to celebrate the 70th birthday of another friend's mum! Both were hugely enjoyable and memorable occasions.

For us, Oldchurch House is now very much our Irish 'home from home'!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2010

We ahve been staying with Helen for a number of years, and there is only one place now that we would stay in Kenmare.
Friendly and personable service, Helen and Frank welcome you to their beautiful home overlooking Old Church and a golf course.
Rooms are spacious and well appointed, and the breakfast is of a very high quality. You have to choose the full Irish breakfast. This will set you up for days out on the Beara Pennisula and the Ring of Kerry. Kenmare is also well situated for the Killarney National Park, and for a slightly further afield day out, the Diungle Penninsula.
Kenmare is a pretty town, with an array of good rerstaurants and pubs
I guarantee you will enjoy your stay at Oldchurch House, and will want a return visit!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rodi1960
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Athlone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

This is a hidden gem in Kenmare and well worth a visit. Helen gave us a very warm welcome. She made life very easy for us during our time with her. She helped us plan our day trips to see the local sights and get in some excellent walks. The bedrooms and dining room are very spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was hearty and set us up very well for our walking trip. We all thought it was a home away from home and have already booked another trip for October.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 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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Thank littleblacksheep
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Destin, Florida
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2010

This B&B is a lovely house situated in the heart of kenmare. Our room was clean, comfortable, decorated very nicely, bathroom was clean and roomy and the breakfast was delicious. Private parking - walking distance to Kenmare and the house is situated on a golf green with great scenery of the mountains and the historic church ruins across the street. Helen, the hostess, was a delight, warm, friendly, informative, and cheerful. A definite recommend!

Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pleasanton, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2010

The hostess is very nice, and the home is pleasant and very clean. As a guest, I felt the home was not meant to accommodate guests. The bedroom was large but did not have place for luggage, bathroom had no shelves, dining area had large dining table for 8 and only 1 smaller table for 2, and there wasn't much of a sitting area. Hostess did not provide information helpful to a tourist. Would prefer a B&B where hospitality is also important.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mmplus
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Property: Oldchurch House B&B
Address: Killowen, Kenmare, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Price range (per night): $116 - $135
Hotel Class:4 star — Oldchurch House B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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