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Cill Bhreac B & B

3 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Milltown, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

2 Reviews

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16 years 7 months ago
There is nothing elegant about this place;the overal finish is poor and lacking badly in the quality department.Once upon a time this place may well have looked quite nice but when i stayed here i found the whole house in need of complete updating,most of the carpets that i saw were either stained,old or cheap looking,as was most of the furniture.The kettle made such a load noise that i did wonder whether it was going to whirl around the room at some point;i only used this once after this episode.There was this strange smell ommiting from the formica furniture,this was not pleasant when trying to decide whether to put my belongings on or in it;eventually i decided not to risk tainting my stuff and did not unpack.The bed had relatively new duvet cover and the sheets were freshly laundered,however the orthopaedic bed advertised was very uncomfortable,this cannot have done my back any good that's for sure.A few reviews that i have read suggested this place is recommended for honeymooners;in which case i think it would be a short marriage.
The hosts were very friendly and charming,the staff were genuinely nice.Clearly they all loved what they were doing and thought they were providing something special.The positive reviews that i read in the guest book all commented on the hospitality and the views;which were all excellent.The reviews i have read on the internet and on the owners website do not reflect the other aspects of this bed and breakfast.THe photos of the views speak for themselves,photos of the rooms cannot possibly reflect the other things i have described as there were no pictures of the carpets,old and dated furniture,old electrical eqipment or broken latches to name but a few.It was not the worst place i have seen but i dont like to be charmed into such places only to find it is not as described.

Travel operator: independent

16 years 9 months ago
After reading such glowing reports on other holiday review sites we were both bitterly disappointed and also highly suspicious of some accounts of this place.

The good points of this place are firstly; the welcome we recieved from the host - you couldn't wish to meet a friendlier or more accommodating host. On reflection, this may possibly have been a large factor in some of the more 'glowing reviews'. Secondly, we were similarly impressed by its location and beautiful views over the Dingle.
You could not fault these two aspects of our visit.

However, the big disappointment with this place was the standard of accommodation - it was remarkably shabby, especially when compared to its own website photos.
Generally the place could do with some proper attention to cleaning and maintainence.....we felt we had to put our shoes back on immediately, when stepping out of the shower, for example. And we were less than impressed with the dusty bowl on ancient pot purri sitting on our window cill - such lack of attention to detail was typical I'm afraid.
The shower taps had been installed incorrectly so they did not deliver the temperature of water you were expecting according to the dial. Both the room decor and furniture were nothing like the website shows again all very shabby, and I did not even unpack since it did not feel clean enough to put my stuff away.

The breakfast, though bountiful was an aquired taste in culinary terms - though the service was first rate...but then the hosts are not the problem with this place.

All in all we were glad to leave, and could only conclude that any person scoring this place 4s and 5s for accommodation and cleanliness were either very unfussy individuals, or well,.... draw your own conclusions.


Travel operator: Independent

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