Kenmare Bay Hotel And Resort

3 Star

Kerry, Kenmare

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.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 am

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.

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

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.

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

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by Malc on Jun 1 2019 02:13

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

by Margaret O'Leary on Nov 6 2018 22:47

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

by Shaz on Jan 9 2018 12:44

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.

by Audrey on Nov 28 2017 14:06

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 ...

by v.evans on Oct 22 2017 13:19

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 :-)

by reviewer81812010 on Oct 6 2017 21:48

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

by pablo on Mar 16 2017 21:30

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.

by helena on Apr 3 2016 18:24

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

by Marie O'Riordan on Jan 19 2016 19:11

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.

by s mason on Nov 24 2015 11:03

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.

by ems on Nov 10 2015 11:51

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.

by Sabrina on Nov 2 2015 15:11

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!!!

by Richard Kelly on Sep 2 2015 00:09

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

by Margaret OConnor on Aug 28 2015 13:52

room small service very good food excellent

by Martina McCarthy on Jun 4 2015 20:41

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

by SMOD on Mar 30 2015 11:46

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

by Tracy on Feb 23 2015 12:46

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.

by Newts on Jan 27 2015 21:46

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

by Sean and Kate on Jan 14 2015 22:22

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.

by Rob on Apr 22 2014 14:16

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.

by Traveller on Feb 18 2014 13:08

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.

by Michael O Connor on Feb 4 2014 11:31

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)

by reviewer49881863 on Jan 28 2014 21:03

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

by christine mc sweeney on Nov 12 2013 14:15

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.

by bet on Nov 4 2013 17:09

excellent, very friendly and comfortable ,

by Catherine Coultis on Nov 3 2013 18:59

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

by Gobnait on Oct 29 2013 18:06

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

by Clar on Oct 9 2013 15:08

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.

by Zmut on Sep 30 2013 14:33

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.

by morz on Sep 26 2013 11:59

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

by judith on May 2 2013 13:26

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

by SCDH on Mar 20 2013 10:43

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.

by Maria on Mar 12 2013 16:46

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

by raz85 on Mar 3 2013 19:27

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

by Tina on Feb 19 2013 11:03

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.

by reviewer52001317 on Feb 15 2013 20:07

W e had very pleasant stay

by gpurcell on Jan 29 2013 11:26

Really enjoyed the stay, room very nice and food excellent

by mary finn on Jan 16 2013 18:43

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

by M. Dorrington on Dec 8 2012 21:00

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.

by CSull on Dec 5 2012 10:51

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.

by Collette guildea on Nov 3 2012 21:40

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

by Cass on Oct 23 2012 21:09

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

by ciara on Sep 11 2012 23:01

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.

by Breda on Jun 20 2012 10:12

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)

by Orla on Jun 6 2012 12:43

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

by Raroov on May 18 2012 12:05

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.

by marie harding on May 2 2012 09:50

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

by Gerard mc quarrie on Apr 25 2012 10:01

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.

by Mandie Walsh on Apr 24 2012 21:20

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.

by Joe on Apr 24 2012 09:49

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.
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