to be fair and honest we had a good stay in a good clean room (but internet didnt work in room) with a good pizza for our teens and evening meal for us adults in the bar/restaurant the day we arrived, but the breakfast was not cooked fresh to order and some of it looked so old i did suspect it could of been heated up from the day before if not sat there for a few hours, the help yourself coffee was instant and hard in the tin, no fresh in a pot and no pot of coffee only a mug served with poor cooked breakfast., would stay again for the room but would ask to book 'bed & no breakfast please!' i did mention to the desk on departure about the breakfast as did the couple before and after us, no discount offered as we had to pay for room on arrival too, i wonder why. . .
Nothing has changed in the several years of bad reviews this guest house has received. I am laying in my bed here now, turning the WiFi on and off every 3 minutes so that the connection works, and clothed in all long sleeves with all the blankets on hoping that after another couple hrs the room might be warm.
1. A friendly face greeted us upon arrival, showed us the WiFi password, gave us the run down.
2. There are enough pillows, blankets, and towels.
4. Visually appealing. No stains or anything.
1. The room is freezing cold. The owner previously responded that they try to turn the radiator on for pre-booked guests. I booked this room in November/December-ish. It was not turned on and it’s still not warm in here, 2.5 hrs after our arrival.
2. The WiFi is extremely unreliable. If the city in general has issues with WiFi, fine. But warn your guests and don’t advertise that you have WiFi. However, The Bay View Hotel literally around the corner had a strong, secure, reliable connection the entire time we were eating dinner there. (Because Myles stops serving food at 7.)
3. Breakfast starts at 9. So since we plan to do the Kilkee Cliff Walk at 8, we will not be having breakfast here.
4. The water pressure for hot water in the shower is horrendous. My brother advised not washing my hair unless I’d like to rinse in ice water.
5. There’s a mosquito in our room. A minor thing typically, but this adds to my disdain after I’m already frustrated having driven 3 hrs to get here and looking forward to a warm bed with internet.
6. The price. €99. I spent €35 on a hostel in Killarney that had better amenities. This was supposed to be our break from hostels and our “splurge” and now I just can’t wait to get to Galway.
7. It smells in here. Probably because it’s cold and wet outside.
This B&B is on the main street of Kilkee, in a quaint old building with many original features. Like the steep stairs. The ceilings are surprisingly high, while the rooms themselves are surprisingly small. There are lovely varnished pine floors in the hallways, which make the hallways quite noisy. The reception area on the main floor is in a narrow hallway; a sign states hours of operation, and although I was there during the stated hours there was no one available to check me in. The sign stated that in the event no one was there, staff in the bar would be able to help. While I was waiting to be served in the dining room, I overheard a new server telling another employee that someone had asked about the reception desk; the response was, "Well, they'll have to wait. Not my job." The pub is busy much of the day, and service there is not exactly speedy. The food is only adequate. Live music is provided nightly for your listening pleasure. I was very glad to have ear plugs with me. Having said that, I did enjoy a good night's sleep once the music ended.
The lack of decaf coffee, in the room and for breakfast, in this day and age is unacceptable. Wifi didn't work at any stage of our visit. The room was clean. Service for breakfast wasn't friendly. A lack of secure car parking, was a big issue! When we left and got to our car, someone had vomited all over the windscreen and damaged the car bonnet, as if it had been danced on. I couldn't recommend Kilkee as a safe resort.
We stayed here for a night. Although the room was very small it was clean and tidy, overlooking the main road one set of stairs up. A little noisy though and a commotion outside at
3.00am woke my wife. The redeeming feature of this guesthouse was it’s lovely vegetarian breakfast. Although we are not vegetarians we ordered it as we didn’t want any bacon.