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Ring of Kerry Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I ate here in January 2018. The menu is simple but offers plenty of fish and traditional fare in a pub grub setting. The fish dish that I had was very well priced, Hake with prawns on a bed of potato served with fresh vegetables, €14.95. The children’s menu was well priced too, with chicken goujons and a beef burger each priced at €5.95. The waiting staff were pleasant and there seemed to be a good local atmosphere in the bar on the evening that we visited.

The King of Kerry hotel just oozes good old fashioned Irish hospitality. The staff could not be more friendly or helpful. I tend to stay here when I have business in the area and if anything it gets better each time I stay there. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the restaurant food is good, but you can get that in many places. What makes me come back again is the staff, they understand the real meaning of hospitality and make you feel valued. Whether you are there on business or on holiday in the beautiful Ring of Kerry then this is a great place to stay and it's not expensive.

My aunt and cousin took me and my wife out for my birthday dinner. Alice and Marie who live nearby knew nearly everyone there it was great. The food was great, we all enjoyed it. Also dessert was ver good too. Great service nice people

The Ring of Kerry was recommended as the place to eat and has many 5* reviews on Trip Advisor. I visited the hotel with my daughter and selected tagliatelle for my daughter with sauce on the side and a dry steak sandwich for me. We were attended too reasonably quickly a waitress took our order and asked if we need two tagliatelle?? The food arrived and the tagliatelle looked nice and was a large portion with sauce in separate sauce boat. The steak sandwich was presented with ciabatta bread, onions, mushrooms and a small portion of chips/fries. The meal was also supposed to be accompanied by a salad that never arrived. My daughter started to eat the pasta after putting a small amount of sauce on the meal, after a few mouthfuls she complained there was little flavour, she applied more sauce and tried again. She again complained that it was not nice. The steak came as is, the waitress never asked how I would like my steak cooked, I prefer medium rare and the steak was well cooked. The flavour was nice and I shared it with my daughter, the ciabatta bread was flavoured with garlic butter and it was enjoyable, the chips/fries were average at best. We did try the restaurant again hoping the issues were isolated. I ordered a burger and fries for my daughter and a Cajun chicken sandwich for me. My daughter does not eat the bread so I removed the burger, it was served dry with no relish or salad, this is understandable as it was served from the children’s menu. After tasting the burger she left the majority and ate only a few chips/fries. I actually ate some of the burger as I felt embarrassed that the meal had been left. My Cajun chicken meal was tasty, it was a chargrilled with cheese and salad in a bread bun. The bread was slightly toasted but the outer edge was rock hard and I was unable to eat as a burger and I dismantled it, again sharing the chicken with my daughter. I must point out on our second visit the member of staff (a tall chap with a beard and moustache) very attentive and efficient. Thank you. The prices are reasonable and the seating areas are good a mixture of tables and booths. Would I try it again? Yes definitely and I would recommend to others, maybe we visited at busy times.

We stayed here the night before catching the ferry to Skellig Michael We did encounter a couple of hiccups but the receptionist was ready and more than willing to put things right. Wish I remembered her name, but she handled the situation Superbly Once settled out room was comfortable. We walked in to town that evening and enjoyed pizza at the Oratory

Went to kerry for 5 days Went on bus trip of the ring of kerry on Corcoran bus very good value cheapest bus operator compared to other operators Sailed on the lakes of killarney you are cheaper buying tickets at pier as we booked them on line and paid double for them as at 5he pier they had family rates It was lovely and would go back again

Hotel is well located for exploring the area, The Hotel is situated on the N70 itself, there are a few parking spaces outside the hotel and the hotel has a car park on the opposite side of the road next to Supervalu. The hotel itself is welcoming as are the staff. I found my room very dated, however it was spotlessly clean. I enjoyed a good night's sleep. The buffett breakfast was fine. WiFi is very poor, so gave up trying to do any work

had dinner in the restaurant, very generous portions of delicious food, from a well thought out menu. Staff were very friendly, especially our waiter John, service was prompt and efficient. Came out stuffed! I would definitely recommend this place

We stayed here for one night while travelling the Ring of Kerry. Although the hotel is dated the rooms were spacious and spotless clean. We easily fit our travel cot and buggy in the room. The service of the staff was wonderful. We were travelling with our 10month only baby and they were extremely accommodating. They gave us a lovely baby bowl for our daughters dinner and when I had to leave the restaurant because my daughter was upset they made sure my dinner was kept hot and kept asking was my dinner ok/did we need anything else once I returned. These things make a huge difference when travelling with baby. Coffee at breakfast is also great!!

Stayed here for one night as we were travelling to the skelligs. Found it to be extremely high priced for what you get. Hotel needs serious updating. It smells musty, is old fashioned, feels grubby and charges 140 euro for a sub standard old fashioned room excluding breakfast! Seriously! C'mon, whoever owns this place needs to up their game! Rip off!

Valentia Road Cahirciveen Kerry

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Ring of Kerry Hotel is a short stroll from Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church and The Old Barracks. This 23-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Daniel O'Connell's Birth Place and Ballycarbery Castle.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Ring of Kerry Hotel's 23 rooms provide coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Ring of Kerry Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free newspapers. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours. This hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Classic Single Room, Ensuite

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 113 reviews