Kenmare Bay Hotel And Resort

Country: Ireland
City: Kerry
Hotel Star Rating: 3 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 am

Hotel Description

Welcome to the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, your home away from home in Kerry. Tucked into one of the most picturesque corners of the Wild Atlantic Way, the multi-award winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the ideal retreat for discovering the gems of the Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula, hosting that fairytale wedding in Kerry, or relaxing with the family.

Area Description

A quiet walkway from the Hotel will lead you into the heart of Kenmare town in three minutes. Laid out in 1670, it is, quite literally, a small piece of heaven renowned for its extensive selection of fine restaurants, quality shopping, fine pubs and delightful walks.

Travel Description

The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is located on the outskirts of Kenmare Town, only a 3 minute stroll away. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Killarney and the Beara Peninsula

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Kids activities at weekends & school holidays
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Outdoor playground
  • Childrens activity camps
Hotel Bar
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Jacuzzi
  • TV equipment
  • Pampering packages
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Towels available
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments
  • Sauna
  • Indoor swimming pool
Hotel Guest Services
  • Internet access
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Limited free parking
  • Free car parking
Things To Do In The Area
  • Museums
  • Horse racing
  • Lakes
  • Children play centres
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Golfing
  • Night clubs
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours
  • Pet farms
  • Cycling


Susan scored 4 / 5 on 24/07/2024

Very convenient location to the centre of town. Staff very welcoming and breakfast was fantastic

George scored 5 / 5 on 20/07/2024

Stayed on a Friday night in July. Check in was a breeze . It was a special occasion and my partner emailed the hotel and let them know . We found a card and a box of chocolates in our room on arrival. A lovely gesture. Room was fabulous.the leisure centre is so good . A nice swim when the mood takes. A really safe easy walk to the centre of kenmare and back only 3 mins and probably the best hotel breakfast the next morning we've ever had. Big shout out to Jocelyn one of the managers who touched base with us at breakfast making sure we were happy and had everything we needed . A lovely lady and very professional. This is our third time staying in the kenmare bay hotel in as many years and it just always delivers a top class stay .

Caroline scored 3 / 5 on 16/04/2024

I am aware the hotel is currently being upgraded from a 3 star to a 4 star. We were in a family room which comfortable, with king size and single bed - it was a bit dated and this was evident, beds were comfortable, was very nice to have a shower and a bath as you don't see this in hotels anymore. Lovely views from our room Friendly staff in restaurant, lovely breakfast from a menu if you wanted it which was gorgeous. Kids loved the pool, the locker were a good size, and was loaned 2E for the locker from the swimming pool reception which was a nice touch. The lockers keys were falling apart and could cause injury if not careful. Car Park close to hotel entrance Would definitely stay here again, and was considerably cheaper on irishminibreaks website

Stephen scored 3 / 5 on 20/03/2024

We had a lovely time in hotel, reception staff were friendly but charged me wrong price before I noticed and I had to show my email of the correct amount. Room was modern and big, however we were missing a bath stopper and when we rang reception we were told I will leave a note and send one up in morning. There was no sign and disappointingly there was no sign and we couldn’t have a bath during our stay which we were looking to.

Breeda scored 5 / 5 on 30/08/2023

Lovely friendly staff fabulous surroundings

George scored 5 / 5 on 15/07/2023

Lovely welcome at reception . Beautiful room spotless clean. Loads of room. Great leisure centre had a lovely swim . Jacuzzi and steam room . Super breakfast the next morn and all only 3 min walk from the main street in Kenmare . Would stay again !!

John scored 2 / 5 on 06/06/2023

Food not a great choice, asked for a glass of rosè in the bar was told it was only sold by the bottle,the staff were very friendly,

Martha scored 4 / 5 on 04/04/2023

Fantastic hotel , very clean and well maintained, staff were lovely and very welcoming, family rooms a little on the small side when travelling with two or more kids but more than manageable, we ordered breakfast to the room each day as it was easier with small kids and it was brilliant , we got so much each day and it was always delivered by a very helpful staff member , would highly recommend a stay and the location is perfect for taking a wander around Kenmare or hitting the scenic drives Kerry had to offer !

Marion scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2023

Staff very friendly and helpful food excellent very good quality leisure facilities in the hotel lovely

Jenna scored 4 / 5 on 19/02/2023

Family break. Very helpful staff. Great food. Super clean. Would definitely recommend

Sonya scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2022

Staff are outstanding from reception to cleaning staff. Lee in the bar deserves special mention. Leisure centre could do with a bit of TLC and then it would be a 5 star rating.

Anne scored 3 / 5 on 20/02/2022

We had a very pleasant stay at Kenmare Bay Hotel.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 27/01/2022

The staff were helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere in the hotel. Bedroom and bathroom facilities good....breakfast excellent. Great value for money. Would definitely return again. Ideally located for the town just 5 minutes walk

Jennifer scored 5 / 5 on 18/01/2022

Enjoyed my stay, staff were friendly and great service.

Cathy scored 5 / 5 on 09/01/2022

We had such a wonderful stay.. The food was delicious had the lamb shank recommended by my lovely friendly waitress... Staff were so helpful and amazing the hotel was very clean and I couldn't have picked a nicer way to start a new year... Thank you to everyone in the Kenmare Bay Hotel

Eoin scored 5 / 5 on 05/01/2022

A lovely 2 night stay at the Kenmare Bay Hotel. Big bedroom with a comfortable bed and large bathroom (separate shower was great). Breakfast options were very good and had dinner on one of the nights in the hotel which was lovely. All staff very attentive and pleasant. The leisure center facilities are also excellent. Will definitely return. 10/10!

Patrick Drohan scored 4 / 5 on 03/11/2021

Beautiful hotel. very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was very nice. I would recommend and will go back there myself again

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 17/10/2021

We stayed 2nights hotel perfect.Staff we’re so friendly/courteous/helpful in every way ..Foods good ..Dining room very safe/also bar ..Covid restrictions excellent wefelt very safe..Would recommend this hotel to family/friends/working colleague..

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 16/10/2021

We really enjoyed our stay all ,staff were so friendly/helpful /curious..Hotel was spotless staff cleaning everything/Covid restrictions everywhere in the hotel we felt so safe.we had breakfast each morning/dinner evening everything beautiful plenty of everything.would recommend to many friends/family.

Noel scored 5 / 5 on 15/10/2021

Fabulous stay

Pat scored 4 / 5 on 12/10/2021

We enjoyed our stay, the staff were very friendly and the food was lovely, one of the rooms was not cleaned properly as there were dirty socks lying on the floor and the bathroom was not cleaned, we had problems with the heating and the irons did not work, however we had an enjoyable weekend, the barman called Jack was very friendly ????

Anna Marie scored 3 / 5 on 07/10/2021

Everything great except dinner in restaurant wasn't very good

Kieran scored 5 / 5 on 01/10/2021

The staff and the facilities at the Kenmare Bay Hotel are very good. We will go back again

Rosemarie scored 5 / 5 on 28/09/2021

Great stay as always. Excellent service ????

Aimee scored 4 / 5 on 27/09/2021

Fabulous food, very clean hotel and friendly staff

Ailbe scored 5 / 5 on 26/09/2021

Everything was perfect for us, we slept well, we enjoyed our evening meal, fine food and wine, Thank you all very much. we hope to return again.

Ailbe scored 5 / 5 on 25/09/2021

Had a wonderful time the breakfast ???????? was very well laid out and the staff very attentive to everyone and the same can be said about dinner excellent all-round...

Louise scored 5 / 5 on 25/09/2021

Fab hotel breakfast was lovely stuff friendly and helpful and hotel was spotless our room was stunning and a view of the mountains. We will definitely be staying again.

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 21/09/2021

Nice girl on check in Saturday. Nice guy in bar. Bathroom shower not working properly needs modernising badly.

Lauren scored 5 / 5 on 17/09/2021

My Dad and I had an amazing 3 nights at the Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort, we stayed in one of the smaller lodges. From the time we arrived, we were looked after by very welcoming staff, shout out to the lovely Eileen for taking such good care of us! Our accommodation was clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet and dinner service were excellent. We enjoyed a lovely swim at the leisure centre. The only thing I'll say is we were glad we had the car to travel between Killarney and Kenmare, taking in the stunning views and fitting in plenty of attractions and activity. Would highly recommend and hope to return!

Joan scored 4 / 5 on 14/09/2021

Delighted with our two night stay in Kenmare Bay Hotel & Spa. Great location & very helpful staff. Room was Lovely & airy lots of room with a double & Single bed as well as a table & chairs. Spotless! There were Interconnecting rooms if needed! Bathroom was really lovely too. The breakfast was nice but one small complaint we never got the porridge we ordered. The young, evening staff were exceptionally friendly in restaurant. We loved the evening meal menus great selection of starters & fresh fish each evening. We cannot wait to return again.

Philip scored 5 / 5 on 12/09/2021

Enjoyed staying at the Hotel. Thanks to all concerned.

Sabine scored 4 / 5 on 11/09/2021

Good hotel. Rooms are clean and spacious. Double bed is confortable. Breakfast is good and generous. Thanks to the staff

George scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2021

Very nice hotel.Very friendly and helpfull staff. The rooms were very clean.Enjoyed our two nights.The food was very good both bar and restaurant.Will stay again.

John scored 5 / 5 on 08/09/2021


Luke scored 5 / 5 on 05/09/2021

Excellent staff and well run hotel

Anne scored 5 / 5 on 04/09/2021

Spotless clean great service excellent food. Short cut to town great idea and very safe even at night.

Thomas scored 4 / 5 on 01/09/2021

Nice break, hotel location and rooms were very good. Staff very helpful.

Mr Peter scored 4 / 5 on 28/06/2021

The hotel was maintained to a high standard The staff were very friendly and very polite and approachable. The bedrooms were very clean, with plenty of towels in the bathroom. The breakfasts were very well cooked, prepared and tasted delicious. The two course dinner was lovely with a very good choice of menu which suited all kinds of palate. Again the staff were very professional and courteous. I will be definitely staying here again in the near future.

Dympna scored 4 / 5 on 28/06/2021

Lovely hotel. Great location for hiking and sightseeing. Enjoyed the Leisure Centre

Fergus scored 5 / 5 on 27/06/2021

Staff very friendly and helpful, great location for touring Kerry, lovely leisure centre.

Ksrl scored 5 / 5 on 25/06/2021

The Hotel staff were very good and friendly.

Claire scored 4 / 5 on 19/06/2021

Fabulous hotel, I’ll definitely be back, only one small hitch, the restaurant & bar had the same menu, that did not change in the 3 nights we were there, so choice was very limited, but your staff were exceptional

Helen scored 3 / 5 on 19/06/2021

Lovely hotel. Good food. Very clean. Compliant with social distancing. Staff friendly

Claire scored 4 / 5 on 19/06/2021

Fabulous hotel, I’ll definitely be back, only one small hitch, the restaurant & bar had the same menu, that did not change in the 3 nights we were there, so choice was very limited, but your staff were exceptional

Joy scored 4 / 5 on 17/06/2021

Excellent hotel, friendly staff and delicious food. Very central for discovering this beautiful part of the world ????

Thea scored 5 / 5 on 15/06/2021

Another fantastic stay in the Kenmare Bay Hotel. The staff are brilliant, food is lovely and they are following great COVID precautions. We loved our room and every minute here. Can’t wait to come back!

Brendan scored 5 / 5 on 09/10/2020

Spent relaxing few days in kenmare bay hotel. Value, service, food and leisure facilities were all excellent. Staff couldn’t have been nicer and room clean and comfortable. Will return hopefully.

John scored 5 / 5 on 07/10/2020

Hotel was very comfortable and spotlessly clean.Staff wentout of their way to make our stay safe.

Catherine scored 3 / 5 on 06/10/2020

we enjoyed our stay social distance was excellent in the dinning room for breakfast and in the bar. was disappointed with your bar staff they wore no masks or shield . we did ask them about it .The answers we got was not very satisfactory one member said he broke his and another said she had one but she left it upstairs after she went to her break. we did not got to the bar ever again after that. we wore our masks all the time when entering the hotel until we were seated as it was visible all over the hotel " WE WEAR OUR MASKS TO PROTECT YOU YOU WEAR YOURS TO PROTECT US .this slogan was not respected by your bar staff . thank you

Luboslav scored 5 / 5 on 01/10/2020

Hotel is old, but very clean. Staff was very friendly and food was fabulous

Brendan scored 3 / 5 on 25/09/2020

Nice hotel, great food..close to the town.

Clair scored 5 / 5 on 25/09/2020

Had a lovely stay and really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend a stay in this hotel.

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 19/09/2020

Birthday break very good breakfast

Patricia scored 4 / 5 on 17/09/2020

The hotel was lovely. It was a pleasure to stay in the hotel. The hotel experience did not change due to Covid 19. All restrictions were done very well . It was a pleasure not having to book meals and leisure activities. Staff were very friendly. Guests adhered to social distancing. I would highly recommend the Kenmare Bay hotel.

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 31/07/2020

We stayed here 2 nights everything was good. On our second night we found it a little uncomfortable as regards to covid. There seemed to be a high volume of people especially around the resident bar and the staff were struggling to maintain high covid standards. The food was good and the rooms were clean. They could change their breakfast layout by serving everyone at their table in order to reduce movement as for the times we are now dealing with.

Mairead scored 3 / 5 on 28/07/2020

Lovely hotel, the food was really tasty, room was really clean, staff were very pleasant and friendly would definitely recommend and book again

Denis scored 4 / 5 on 26/07/2020

The Kenmare Bay Hotel is in a superb location within a 5min leisurely walk to town. There is ample free car parking on site. The Hotel represents great value at it's price point. Whilst the hotel itself may be of a lower rating and grade, the management and staff provide a first class professional service at all levels which gives a 5 star experience. Everyone has pride in their work, value and respect for your business. The acid test is would you stay there again? Without hesitation, YES! Loved it.

Martina scored 3 / 5 on 16/07/2020

Had a lovely pleasent stay at the kenmare bay hotel. Stay very friendly and curtious.

Malc scored 5 / 5 on 01/06/2019

Lovely staff so helpful and friendly. Great food, Very good wheelchair access rooms and a pool hoist. Excellent.

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2018

We had a g brilliant 2 night stay in The Kenmare Bay , I had two requests and I received both of them,following an email to the Reservation Manager ,thanks again ,we will be back soon

Shaz scored 3 / 5 on 09/01/2018

I think the hotel needs an upgrade in everything. Painting needs to be done and the food wasn't great. We ate in the bar restaurant and the starter was lovely but the main course was only ok. The buffet breakfast in the morning was only ok. A bit disappointed to be honest.

Audrey scored 4 / 5 on 28/11/2017

Another lovely weekend had at the Kenmare Bay Hotel. Staff super friendly, hotel spotless clean & cozy. 5 Minute walk into the town. Kenmare town & people divine ...

V.evans scored 4 / 5 on 22/10/2017

Lovely room. good food both breakfast and evening meal. all the staff were friendly and smart appearance.nice sized pool lovely and warm.this was our 4th visit and I know we will be back :-)

Reviewer81812010 scored 4 / 5 on 06/10/2017

Lovely hotel. Friendly staff. Food is excellent. The only fault is the beds are on the small side.

Pablo scored 3 / 5 on 16/03/2017

really enjoyed our stay in kenmare bay hotel. Very friendly staff and service was very good. Dinner which was served in the bar at this time of the year was excellent . one criticism however was the red wine which was very good, could have been served in a proper red wine glass, and the heineken was flat. The room was very clean , modern and spacious ,however the bed was not the most comfortable.

Brendan scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2017

I thought the hotel staff were very pleasant. The dinner we had was excellent and the breakfast was decent too. The one issue I had with the hotel was that we stayed in the old section of the hotel which really requires a refurb. The rooms, although clean and comfortable are very cramped and don't offer alot of protection to noise. Overall we had a good time and will be back, but perhaps this time requesting a room in the new section of the hotel.

Helena scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2016

my husband and I have just spent a three night break in the hotel, it was lovely and relaxing. The staff where very attentive and friendly from the housekeeping to management a hello and a smile was always given. The food was fabulous a different evening menu every night. We will definitely be spending another break in this lovely hotel. E &H Clinton Co. Louth 5stars

James scored 5 / 5 on 02/04/2016

Fantastic hotel, great food, friendly staff, great location, very affordable, highly recommended...

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 19/01/2016

We had a lovely meal on last Friday in Kenmare Bay Hotel. The room was comfortable , very warm and spacious. The breakfast was full of choice and lovely. It was a most pleasant stay.

S scored 4 / 5 on 24/11/2015

Lovely hotel, staff were friendly and helpful, I left an item behind and they had it and posted it to me straight away. Rooms were clean, food was lovely.

Ems scored 5 / 5 on 10/11/2015

We got Dinner B&B for 2 nights here, the food was absolutely amazing. The staff were lovely and always doing their best for you. Anything we asked for we got. Only a short walk from the town. The leisure club is great, good size pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Part of the hotel is old but the renovated rooms are fine. They have newer rooms which looked lovely so depends on how busy they are as to which room you will get. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and would purchase as a gift for someone.

Sabrina scored 5 / 5 on 02/11/2015

We have been coming to the Kenmare Bay hotel for years and as always it was a wonderful break. The staff are so nice and it's great to see the same people there year after year. The food in the restaurant is absolutely delicious!! It's a very family orientated hotel with babysitting, kids club and a large swimming pool. Great for couples who want to relax too. Five stars!!!

Colin scored 5 / 5 on 19/10/2015

Really enjoyed our stay - Excellent food & facilities -Staff very friendly as well. Well Recommended

Richard scored 5 / 5 on 02/09/2015

Absolutely a fabulous hotel, the friendliest staff, extremely helpful. With fantastic food. Will definitely stay there again in the future

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 28/08/2015

room small service very good food excellent

Martina scored 1 / 5 on 04/06/2015

Our meal in the restaurant was very disappointing. We asked if we could have chips and salad with our steak and were refused told it came with potatoes only. So we were charged €3.50 for chips. The steaks already had a €5 supplement. The steaks were supposed to be 8oz but they clearly were not. I had mine medium and my husband's was well done. His was larger than mine which anyone cooking steak knows that a well done one shrinks more. The waitress was foreign and did not once ask if everything was ok. Her manner left a lot to be desired. Surely it can't be that hard to provide salad and chips if required. The barman was very obliging despite the fact that there was only another man and ourselves in the bar and he was also covering reception. The room was nice but we mainly went out for dinner for my husband's birthday

Aine scored 5 / 5 on 12/05/2015

We had a fabulous time in Kenmare,. The hotel was great and the staff were excellent. I would highly recommend the hotel to friends. Thank you Today FM.

Elain scored 2 / 5 on 06/04/2015

This hotel is nice. We did NOT have a great experience there however. We had booked for 2 adults and 2 children under 12. On arrival, our room only had 1 double and 1 single bed. At reception we were asked "do you want us to put a camp bed in, we no family rooms available?" Well, having booked the room 2 months in advance and mentioning it was a special treat for my daughter's confirmation, I was very unhappy. A complimentary bottle of wine was left in the room. We were told that the head of reservations would be in work the following morning and we could possibly be moved,( we were staying 3 nights), but alas we were never moved, never approached about a change and never asked on check out if we were happy with our stay. Every morning we got odd looks at breakfast when 4 people arrived down for a table as they too only had us down as a party of 2.

Smod scored 5 / 5 on 30/03/2015

Excellent value, food was fantastic. Fabulous staff. Highly recommend.

Tracy scored 5 / 5 on 23/02/2015

We had a lovely stay in this hotel on Friday 20th February 2014. The leisure facilities were very good. The staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. The dinner on Friday evening was lovely. The breakfast was also great. There was a very good selection of hot and cold buffet to choose from. This is very close to the town center just a short 3 min walk where you will find lots of lovely shops and restaurants.

Newts scored 5 / 5 on 27/01/2015

We stayed with you on Saturday night and we really enjoyed it, The hotel was very busy but the service was excellentant and the dinner superb.Breakfast also very good. Would definitely stay here again

Sean scored 4 / 5 on 14/01/2015

My husband and I stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel recently,this was one of our many times staying in this hotel and have never been dissapointed. We found we got real value for money here. Beautiful meals in your restaurant , pleasant staff, comfortable room and a relaxing swim in your leisure centre. We take at least six breaks a year like this one and the Kenmare Bay Hotel would be one of our favourites Keep up the good work.

Rob scored 4 / 5 on 22/04/2014

had a lovely time and experience in the kenmare bay. the staff where very friendly and informative regarding any questions. the food at breakfast and both from the bar and in the restaurant was beautiful with very generous portions. the water pressure in our bathroom was a little weak but this was our only complaint. we would return to this hotel again in the future.

Traveller scored 4 / 5 on 18/02/2014

Stayed weekend 14th Feb. Brilliant evening meal on Friday. Great helpful staff who could not do enough. Only problem staying in old section of the hotel is that the carpet leading from lobby to the fist floor is shabby and dated and the curtains in our room 511 are stained and the chair aged. There are some doors with pieces missing from them. Overall we enjoyed our stay but for those small issues. Will stay again but will look for a room in the new section.

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 04/02/2014

Just stayed at the Kenmare Bay hotel (not the first time) and we had a lovely time, rooms were very clean, breakfast was perfect, went for a swim and the pool area is well maintained. We had the evening meal and it was delicious with steak and monkfish on the menu. I would recommend this hotel and for getting into the town there is a lane behind the holiday homes that takes you into the town in 3 minutes. Michael. (Cork)

Reviewer49881863 scored 5 / 5 on 28/01/2014

Very clean hotel. Lovely room Brilliant food in restaurant. Very helpful and pleasant staff.

Christine scored 4 / 5 on 12/11/2013

our stay in the kenmare hotel was great, as we were attending a family wedding the room was nice ,breakfast was lovely and the staff were were very friendly,would stay there again.

Bet scored 5 / 5 on 04/11/2013

excellent, very friendly and comfortable ,

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 03/11/2013

Had a very pleasant stay. All staff were polite and friendly. Room and facilities were clean and well maintained. Had an excellent meal in the restaurant. The pool, sauna etc was faultless. Even though we didn't bring any children, I felt a child friendly atmosphere where children would be welcome and catered for. Would definitely stay there again and would consider bringing my grandchild along too. Thank you

Gobnait scored 4 / 5 on 29/10/2013

Lovely hotel. We were there attending a wedding. Staff great and very helpful. Very happy with the rooms, food etc. Thunbs up !!!

Clar scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2013

Ar fheabas ar fad. Friendly, helpful staff, Clean comfortable room, good choices on menu & food delicious. The piece de resistance for us was that the lady in reception offered to dry our wet gear in an airing room. Hope to return soon.

Zmut scored 4 / 5 on 30/09/2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff are very professional and friendly, and the food is excellent. We particularly liked that there was a very good, nutricious vegetarian option every night. I would recommend the new renovated section of the hotel as the rooms in the old section are pretty dark and uncomfortable. Our room was upgraded free of charge when we asked to be moved which was a welcome and kind gesture.

Morz scored 4 / 5 on 26/09/2013

hi really enjoyed stay ,very central location and friendly staff maureen

Michelle scored 4 / 5 on 09/05/2013

The Kenmare Bay Hotel was an excellent choice for a group booking. Dinner and Breakfast were included in the Lidl deal that we purchased for 49 e per person. The food was excellent. Most importantly the staff at the hotel were very helpful and made sure the stay was enjoyed by all the group.

Judith scored 4 / 5 on 02/05/2013

Lovely night's stay on 26th April. Staff very welcoming, room pleasant and the inclusive meal was exceptionally good - Judith

Scdh scored 4 / 5 on 20/03/2013

Stayed for one night over the Bank holiday weekend with my husband and two year old. We stayed in a superior room which was lovely - also thought the staff were very friendly and accommodating with any requests. We ate in the restaurant and both had beautiful starters and main courses. Hadn't expected to get such a nice meal for the price we paid . Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Great value for money.

Maria scored 5 / 5 on 12/03/2013

Lovely hotel, restaurant and staff. We really enjoyed our stay

Raz85 scored 3 / 5 on 03/03/2013

Nice, clean hotel with friendly staff. Only drawback was no heating in the corridors and also heating in rooms was very old fashioned. It had turned itself off when we had got back to our room so was disappointed when returning to a cold room. Otherwise all was good

Tina scored 3 / 5 on 19/02/2013

We enjoyed our stay at the kenmare bay hotel, the staff were friendly and the room (in the new part of the hotel) was lovely with a very nice bathroom with seperate shower and bath. The pool was busy but nice and clean, if going to the gym a few of the treadmills aren't working and in need of repair. We ate in the bay resturant, the staff couldn't of been nicer but the food was lacking a bit. I would stay in the hotel again but i don't think i would eat in the resturant. the location was perfect as we went on a drive towards sneem and the ring of Kerry the next day.

Reviewer52001317 scored 4 / 5 on 15/02/2013

W e had very pleasant stay

Kahleen scored 3 / 5 on 13/02/2013

Hi All, Had a very enjoyable stay. The evening meal was absolutely beautiful and staff in the hotel were more than helpful. Again the breakfast in the morning was lovely and plenty of food. I had requested the newer rooms in the hotel but didn't receive one as I was told they were all booked out. This was my second time back to this hotel, so I was a bit disappointed that my request was honoured . I was there this time last year as well as we celebrate my husbands birthday this time of the year. We have gone to the Sneem hotel 3 or 4 times over the years which is quite close to the Kenmare Bay Hotel. We had checked this out but it was booked out . We only booked this break at short notice which was Friday night 8th February as we have children to organise. Also can you confirm if I could book the houses through the lidl breaks. Thanks for your request to have this reviewed.

Gpurcell scored 4 / 5 on 29/01/2013

Really enjoyed the stay, room very nice and food excellent

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 16/01/2013

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.Food was fantisic would go back again.

M. scored 5 / 5 on 08/12/2012

We have stayed in this hotel several times over the past few years and are always happy with the friendly staff and good food. Our room was very comfortable as well and my husband loves the pool. At these prices and with Kenmare just a few minutes walk away we will continue to come here for our short breaks.

Csull scored 2 / 5 on 05/12/2012

Our room was very dissapointing - it was old, shabby and very cold. We were in the old part of the hotel and would not recemmond it to be honest, the newer rooms seemed nicer to be fair. Breakfast was lovley on both mornings. Overall I would not stay at this hotel again.

Kay scored 4 / 5 on 15/11/2012

always very happy with our stays at kenmare bay,staff, food and facilities great and just a short stroll into kenmare town.however not sure if its because it was a lidle break but we were in the older wing of the hotel which was just a little less fresh in its decor and less roomey,but not a problem really.

Collette scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2012

We had a great four day holiday in kenmare bay hotel ....great value for money and super hospitality wil def book again soon !

Goretti scored 2 / 5 on 03/11/2012

Our First night in this hotel was a disaster.The room was outdated to say the least a small portable tv the screen was half the size it should be two fuzzy channels.The chair in the room was faded it was that old.Worst of all the shower didnt work.On inquiry we found out they have updated some of the rooms but we got an old room so did our friends that were with us ,also for the breakfast on Sunday morning we got sour sausages.When we complained ihave to say the first receptionist wasnt a bit nice told us she could only give us a simiral room she would let us know when we arrived back from our travels that day no apology.When we got back there was a lovely girl at reception they had upgraded our room thankfully we also got a small reduction in the rate It did spoil our weekend somewhat.I would suggest the hotel close of those rooms until they are of a better standard and that Lidl make sure people who are booking through them dont get those awful rooms.I have to say Kenmare is a lovely town if i go back again i wont be staying in the Kenmare Bay Hotel.

Cass scored 2 / 5 on 23/10/2012

When we arrived at the hotel, the receptionist was very rude and spoke down to us, she checked us in to a small dark room with a old creeky bed, I went back down to tell them I wasn't staying in the room, a different receptionist gave me anoyher room she was very nice, breakfast was horrible and we got steak that wasoff , they did apologise but in this day and age this should not be going on in 3and4 Star hotels, I definitely will not stay here again

Sarah scored 3 / 5 on 16/10/2012

The hotel was nice & staff were friendly. The food we got in the bar was excellent, and the breakfast both mornings was lovely & plenty of it. The only thing was the room we got with Lidl breaks was a very basic room, and I did request an upgrade but we were told these were the rooms only available to Lidl breaks. I accepted this as it was understandable with the price we paid, but I did offer to pay more to get the upgrade but was told there were none of the refurbished rooms available. Fair enough, it didnt really affect our stay. But, on Saturday, the 2nd day of our 2 night stay, we went out for the day, and arrived back at the hotel at approx 8.30pm, to find the car park was full, and there was so many cars parked everywhere, on the roadside, any where they could find a s space. I asked at reception what was happening and asked were there spaces reserved for hotel guests. Apparently not, and there was a fashion show on the night, and we were welcome to park further up at the holiday homes section. Other than these small issues, I would certainly recommend Kenmare Bay Hotel, and I would happily return.

Ciara scored 4 / 5 on 11/09/2012

Really lovely hotel with a fab leisure centre. We had a great stay here and would definitely return. The hotel is in a lovely location, just a couple of minutes walk from town centre. All the staff are extremely friendly and polite. Lovely bar and restaurant, breakfast was very tasty. Unfortunately we were staying in one of the older rooms and the bathroom could do with an upgrade but it wouldn't put us off returning.

Breda scored 5 / 5 on 20/06/2012

Stayed for 2 nights in this hotel and i would definitely recommend it. The food was fantastic, beautiful dinner & fabulous breakfast both hot and cold choices and the staff couldnt have been nicer. Short stroll to the town and lovely leisure facilities. I cannot fault this hotel :0)

Orla scored 4 / 5 on 06/06/2012

Lovely Hotel, great location. Very friendly helpful staff. Had booked in for 2 nights B & B and one dinner, booked the restaurant for the Saturday night, food was absolutely beautiful. Great value, would definitely stay again. Orla, Gorey

Raroov scored 5 / 5 on 18/05/2012

Lovely hotel, stayed here for three nights and found it great base for day trips. Also very close to the town of . Staff v friendly, would return here.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 02/05/2012

Had a very enjoyable weekend in the Kenmare Bay last weekend ,rooms very comfortable ,staff very helpful ,beautiful food ,would highly recommend for a break

Gerard scored 5 / 5 on 25/04/2012

Had a fantastic weekend here, the hotel staff are very helpful and the health club and pool are excellent. The full Irish breakfast and the healthy option were also great. Will stay here again some time in the future. Big thank you to the Kenmare Bay Hotel.

Mandie scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2012

Fantastic hotel close to the town center, Staff very nice and can't do enough for you. Definitely worth a visit the scenery is outstanding with some great walking tracks close by.

Joe scored 1 / 5 on 24/04/2012

We had a short stay , one night , We were checked in by a friendly lady in reception but the directions to our room were very odd indeed, We we told to go accross the car park and up the path and our room was straight ahead, it felt like we were not part ot the Hotel at all, really felt dreadful, the room was fine, clean but nothing to rave about, Frankly would not recommend this hotel.

Oxferric scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2012

1 night B&B + evening meal on 31 March. Everything perfect, clean room, good food, friendly staff, great value. Highly recommended

Ciara scored 1 / 5 on 14/03/2012

Rooms needed updating and a good clean. There was cobwebs in the bathroom over the shower and dust on the toilet roll holder.. Was awoken at 4am by a noisy stag night. It is understandable that stag nights can be disruptive but the hotel should have got a night porter to investigate the noise as it went on for over one hour and was very audible to more than just those staying on our corridor. Staff were friendly but I had already left the hotel when i was called back to pay the balance on the room. In most hotels if there is a deposit paid before arrival the balance is paid at check in, I felt embarrassed being asked to come back inside to settle the bill as there was a crowd of people at the door of the lobby.

Siobhan scored 4 / 5 on 10/03/2012

fab food,staff couldn't be nicer

Irrelagh scored 5 / 5 on 29/02/2012

This was the best hotel we've been to on these breaks. It had a warm friendly welcoming atmosphere. The room was very comfortable and spacious with a well appointed ensuite and a fine large modern LCD T.V. (not provided by other hotels to date). Towels were changed daily. And best of all the full dinner menu was available to us. Up to now we had a restricted set menu in the hotels on our other breaks. Of course the buffet breakfast was of a very high standard as well. The break was overall of tremendous value from this hotel and is to be recommended to anyone seeking an excellent base for exploring the Iveragh or the Beara Penninsula.

Henry scored 5 / 5 on 29/02/2012

the kenmare bay hotel on the lidl break was fantastic value stayed a few times great service and the food top marks would stay any time rooms very clean and staff gave excellent service thanks kenmare bay hotel for having us

Mags scored 4 / 5 on 29/02/2012

very friendly staff from the moment you arrive. pool facilities very clean. food was top notch. room was a bit small but was grand for the night and when you think of the deal it was well worth it. will definately be going back again for another stay.

Voires17 scored 4 / 5 on 17/02/2012

just back from kenmare bay! had a great time! we ate in the restaurant both nights of our stay, great value on valentines night, dinner for 25euros a head, and it was 10/10. we didnt realise we had booked on half term and were worried about kids! no need to worry kids club kept them well occupied! very much our drinks in the bar, with the open fire, and good companions with ash and mac, and especially baby beau, what a charmer! looking forward to our next stay!

Dave scored 4 / 5 on 15/02/2012

Does exactly what it says on the tin!! Fantastic food & friendly staff. Doors banging along the corridor from early in the morning was the only drawback. On the whole though, great value! Will be back.

Jenks scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2012


Martina scored 4 / 5 on 18/01/2012

Fab stay on 14th jan,can not praise this hotel enough,staff so friendly food excellent ,and room so cosy spotless. Never made it to swimming pool next time,loved our stay thanks for a lovely time. Martina O Keeffe

Siobhan scored 3 / 5 on 08/11/2011

very nie hotel, food exellent, staff fab

Noreen scored 5 / 5 on 16/10/2011

really enjoyed our stay in the Kenmare Bay Hotel; although it was for only one night, it was sufficient to decide that we would be very happy to stay there for a longer period next time. Our room was lovely, with excellent facilities; bathroom with underfloor heating, very comfy after showering! Staff were friendly and helpful, and breakfast excellent also. hope to stay there again, as Kenmare such a special area, and did not have much time to explore.

Davy scored 5 / 5 on 17/04/2011

This is a great hotel and we enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were helpfull, friendly and nothing was to much trouble. There is plenty to do and see around Kenmare town with shops for everyone.

Val scored 5 / 5 on 10/04/2011

We enjoyed an excellent stay . Lovely Hotel. Bright, nice decor spacious bedrooms. Friendly staff. Short walk (5 mins) to the shops restaurants pubs of Kenmare town

N scored 5 / 5 on 06/04/2011

we had a lovely time in the Kenmare Bay Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, food great , a really lovely hotel. Am looking forward to going there again

Lenly scored 5 / 5 on 01/04/2011

room's very dated,spent two day's there,food excellent but decor left a lot to be desired.

Lesley scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2011

We stayed in Kenmare Bay Hotel on saturday night and the only regreat was our stay wasn"t longer.The staff in all areas of the Hotel were friendly and helpful,the bar food at lunch time was good as was breakfast and dinner,in fact the whole package was excellent value for money.While the bedroom was small and slightly dated it was very clean and comfortable (except for pillows which were a bit hard).The leisure center was a great place to unwind with a swim and a good size jacuzzi sauna and steam room, for the more energetic there is also a good gym.We will definitly return for a longer stay .Lidl breaks are great value and will use them again.

J scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2011

hotel lovely staff great, food excellant AMAZING VALUE would recommend!

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2011

HI i would rate hotel as 4 star great time lovely hotel good food would stay again great value for money.

Eileen scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2011

February 2011 We had a really enjoyable stay here.The staff were friendly,the food was excellent and the accommadation was first class.This was our first Lidl break and we definitely will be trying some more Great value for money

Anita scored 4 / 5 on 08/02/2011

Excellent value for money. We went on the one night break for %u20AC49 which included B&B and dinner. The dinner was a two course meal off the al la carte menu, the food was delicious and the service great. The rooms were lovely, the hotel itself a bit dated but fantastic all the same. Would go back again.

Philly scored 3 / 5 on 05/01/2011

Only booked it on saturday lunchtime to stay saturday night The booking hadn't gone thru to hotel when we got there Receptionist was extremely welcoming and professional and there was no hassle Went to room which had not been cleaned properly i.e. dirty glass on one locker sweet paper on other locker dirty glass on dirty shelf in bathroom and single bed looked like it had been used Again no problem with receptionist and she gave us key to another room instead Used the pool which was good though the jacuzzi was cool !!!!!!! Had breakfast following morning and it was so busy there was very little hot food I had one sausage and one spicy sausage There was nothing else on hot buffet at the time except large mushrooms Very close to Kenmare town where we went for dinner and back to hotel for drinks served by great bar staff I know the review sounds a bit negative but we enjoyed our stay overall

Kay scored 5 / 5 on 14/12/2010


Ed77 scored 5 / 5 on 28/11/2010

A three minute walk to the heart of town this was a perfect base for exploring the area. Would stay in this hotel again in a heartbeat. Lovely staff, clean comfortable room. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but did have food in the bar which was the best meal of our trip! 10 out of 10!! Thanks for an amazing stay!

Bernice scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2010

great hotel. will go back there again. would recommend it. ber

Nuala scored 4 / 5 on 23/10/2010

We stayed for two nights in October. Kenmare is a really nice town. We also did some driving in the area around Sneem and Cahirdaniel. It was wonderful. The hotel was great. Excellent location, just a short stroll to town. The bedroom and bathroom were lovely, very comfortable and really clean. Great staff and service. We availed of the %u20AC49 B&B plus 2 course meal. It was beautiful. Food and menu really good. Overall this Lidl break was great value for money. Will be booking with them again and telling friends.

Deirdre scored 5 / 5 on 04/09/2010

Room very clean, staff very helpful excellent. I left my camera in the room ,it was posted on to me. I will be visiting this hotel again.

Lmcg scored 4 / 5 on 28/08/2010

Great value for money! Choice and quality of food for dinner was fantastic. Highly recommended.

Pog71 scored 5 / 5 on 11/08/2010

The hotel was simply brilliant. The staff were helpful in every way possible and we had our 7 month old with us at the time. Anything that could be done to make us comfortable was no problem. The hotel is only 5 mins from the village. Its clean and comfy and the deal that we had through Lidl was great value. We had dinner each night as well as breakfast and the food was divine. Would definately recommend both the hotel and the Lidl deal

Peg scored 5 / 5 on 21/07/2010

Stayed in the Kenmare Bay Hotel on Sunday 19th July. Very nice Hotel. Nice friendly staff. Had a lovely meal in the Restaurant. Room was lovely. Spacious and clean. My mobile phone went dead while I was there. Had no charger. Receptionist kindly came to my rescue. Would love to return again soon. Peg and Mike.

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2010

nice hotel. great facilitoes.lonely meal.will stay again soon

Kathryn scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

3 stars - food wasn't great and bar was poor

Fionn scored 4 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Very nice clean hotel with very helpful staff. Food was excellent and the bar service was great. It was evidently a new hotel geared for tours etc. The hotel bar was small and lacked atmosphere. The room was roomy and well appointed but very warm with the heating off and poorly ventilated. Even with the window fully open the room was quite stuffy at night. The room we were in was at the front of the hotel and we were woken on at least two mornings by the tour buses starting up. As we had to have the window open, this noise was unavoidable. The internet computers supplied in the residents lounge were very slow and very poor value and badly need to be upgraded or serviced. We would stay here again but only if we know we would get a room at the back of the hotel in a quiet spot.

Tom scored 3 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Most enjoyable stay food excellent rooms v good Bar good overall very enjoyable stay

Shelia scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Nice hotel in Kenmare, good spa, and nice decor and furniture in the general areas. Basic rooms not bad either if a little jaded. Food for dinner ok. Overall very good value for the lidl off season break price & location is in a lovely part of the world.

Patricia scored 3 / 5 on 29/06/2010

We loved the Kenmare Hotel and especially Kenmare town. The bedroom was very clean but could do with an upgrade. We had a lovely dinner and breakfast. Staff were lovely and friendly and very helpful. Glasses in dining room were not very clean and carpet could also be cleaned or replaced. All in all terrific value, lovely staff and excellent food.

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