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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Listowel, County Kerry

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mammylahy
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Rolls Royce of self catering - best place I ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This house is absolutely beautiful - spotlessly clean and to be honest the photos do not fully capture how nice it is. The house is very spacious with plenty of room for a wheelchair to get around all the rooms. Bedrooms are really nicely decorated and comfortable-just like the rest of the house. Kitchen very well equipped with great attention to detail-anything that you could possibly need is provided. Finally, the owners Betty and John were extremely welcoming and helpful. All in all this is truly wonderful accommodation - the "Rolls Royce" of self catering!

Date of stay: May 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sabrina L
1 review
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“Made welcome from the start”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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From the start the service was excellent. When we arrived John met us at the door with a very friendly welcome and made us all feel relaxed and at home.

I have never stayed anywhere before around the world where such thought and consideration was given to guests. From the tray of cakes, buns, biscuits, tea, coffee, cappuccino to the yoghurt and milk in the fridge.

Every convenience you would have in your living room and kitchen at home they had in Derry House.

There was even a large teddy in our room holding a map of the place I'm from and new slipper socks in a bottom drawer for each of us girls (me and my friend are two very different shoe sizes but how they got the sizes right I will never know!) It was these little touches that made us feel so welcome and at home.

The property was spotless and the furniture the same quality as you would buy for your own home. The mattresses were also all good quality and everyone in the group slept well.

The house isn't that far from the main part of the village, just a ten to fifteen minute walk which suited us as we didn't want to be stuck in a noisy place.

What I liked best was the friendly touches and service - I can't think of anything I didn't like.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: The service
Liked least: Does not apply
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Tom M
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The BEST place we've ever stayed!!!”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

From the moment we made our initial enquiry Betty and John couldn't have been more helpful and we have been just blown away with their level of service and attention to their guests. We have always found it difficult to get dog friendly accommodation but we certainly struck gold with this one. Our week long stay was simply the best we have ever had with our dogs who were treated as part of Betty and John's family as much as our own. They even had a super 25 acre field to play in! The house has everything you will ever need and Betty and John are always at hand to help with everything and anything.... this place really is a home away from home.... and a super nice one at that. We've not only found a pet holiday paradise but I'd say we've found two friends for life in Betty and John. Never mind the scenery of Kerry, Listowel is worth a visit just to meet these two!!!

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Our hosts
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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limerick
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful haven”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My husband, 2 friends and I stayed here for listowel writers week. This house is amazing value for a superb house. Owners Betty and John were extremely hospitable. The house was extremely comfortable, exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. It is within walking distance of town and all amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Hospitality of owners and really comfortable beds
Liked least: Nothing property excellent
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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ideb
Province of Leinster, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely house for a quiet break”
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We were visiting Listowel for a family communion. Were planning for 4 people staying, but we ended up with only two. The house would hold 7 people comfortably. It is also wheelchair accessible with one of the 3 ensuite bathrooms set up for people with a disability. The owners (John and Betty) are on site (next door) and are very helpful for advise of what events are on locally etc. It is fully equipped with all mod cons. The beds were luxurious, property was spotless. There was a nice welcome pack. It doesn't have wifi, but that was the only criticism I could possibly have. Everything else was perfect!

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: All mod cons, quiet location
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 May 2013
Our two lovely guests left the property clean and tidy when leaving.
It was a pleasure hosting this professional couple.

In respect of no wifi being available.....when guests ask about connecting to the internet we give them a dongle which can be inserted into their laptop usb port and they can access the internet by that means.
It also means they can take the dongle with them if they are away for the day and access the internet from practically anywhere.

On this occasion we forgot to mention the dongle availability to our guests.

We are also currently in the process of assessing different providers to install a wifi router as we find our North American guests tend to have the smaller tablet style notebooks and we wish to provide all guests with an internet connection.

We trust this clarifies the wifi availability.
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