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Sika Lodge B & B
Ranked #11 of 143 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My daughter and I stayed 2 nights here on our driving trip around Ireland. Serena is a most friendly and accommodating host. No problem when we arrived later than expected and she gave us great tips for touring around the Ring of Kerry and places to eat in Killarney only a 10 min walk away. Serena is a fantasic cook so our breakfast was lovely as where the little cakes she left out each day. Our room was very stylish and comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: At the back away from the road
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I stayed at Sika lodge for 2 nights and it was just perfect. The house is amazing, the rooms look like a 5-star hotel and Serena was so nice, she made me feel right at home andgave my great tips for Killarney. Breakfast was also delicious. Just a great experience!

Room Tip: I stayed at room 6, it was facing the road but still was supr quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed at Sika Lodge in early August for 3 nights, I can only praise the professionalism and hospitality that both the hostess and her husband showed in not only making us feel like we were home, but also for the precise, helpful information on the many the excursions available and generally any information from shopping to eating out. The room/en suite were immaculate and the beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is a treat( but not the only ones), a fantastic menu with a nice variety to suit all. It is extremely tasty and certainty set you off for a day's discovery of Killarney and the surrounding area.

Overall we would highly recommend Sika Lodge for a trip to beautiful Killarney!!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This the proprietors refuse to accept credit card payments. It is unreasonable these days to expect guests to show up with hundreds of Euro in their pocket to cover their entire stay. I try to go cashless as much as I can during my travels.

Otherwise, the room and bath were clean although the shower did not maintain a constant water temperature while running. The breakfast choices were traditional Irish breakfast, smoked salmon bagel or potato waffles. The proprietor was pleasant.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Sika Lodge K, Manager at Sika Lodge B & B, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Hi IIXII! Many thanks for your review. I feel I must repsond to the disappointing rating, to clear up the credit card issue. To get such a low rating is very unusual for us, especially as we offer facilities that other B&Bs do not, such as fresh water in rooms, biscuits & tea and coffee facilities in room, DVDs, and different freshly baked sweet treats on arrival daily, to name but a few.
We did not 'refuse' to take credit cards, we simply do not have that facility. We are a young family running a part time business and like so many part time Bed & Breakfasts, cannot pay for the year round rental of a credit card terminal.
All guests who book with us are made aware of this at time of booking. It is noted on our information page also on Booking.com, and guests are made aware of this during the booking process when booking directly with us
Furthermore prior to arrival I email Booking.com guests to remind them, in case they missed it at the point of booking.
We also offer bank transfers for guests who want to pay in advance of their stay.
Therefore, had you read the booking information at the point of booking, or the email I sent prior to your arrival you would have already known that we do not have a credit card terminal. Guests are free to cancel their reservation at any time, if this does not suit.

If I recall correctly your booking was for one night and therefore did not cost hundreds of euro, not even one hundred in fact. Had you voiced your concerns with me prior to your stay or during your stay we could have come to some alternative payment arrangement, instead nothing was said other than you had a pleasant stay, and then you take to social media....
Exaggerated and unfair reviews like this is the reason for my honest and frank reply.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located in Ballydowney along the N72 is a quaint five room B&B, a short 3-5 minute drive to the center of Killarney. It is exceptionally well furnished with a comfortable sitting room which you'll want to spend hours cuddled up with a book, exceptionally clean & functional rooms, and a lovely hostess/proprietor (Serena) who takes great pride in ensuring her guests are well taken care of. The morning breakfast is made to order consisting of a full Irish Breakfast, eggs, sausages, puddings, Irish Bacon, or options such as Salmon on a bagel with cream cheese, or a double meat option, continental, porridge, whatever you'd like. Serena is an accomplished Chef who lovingly prepares the breakfasts each morning. In addition she is exceptionally knowledgeable on the local sights, restaurants, hidden gems & made reservations at two wonderful restaurants for the evening. The Sika Lodge is a B&B that you'll want to come back to time & time again. A final note, Serena could charge twice of what she is asking and the property would continue to be fully booked each evening. Book early!

Room Tip: Recommend rooms on the back side away from the N72. Book early, the lodge was fully booked each of...
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sika Lodge B & B

Address: Ballydowney, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range: RM 304 - RM 436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sika Lodge is a friendly family run B&B situated on the doorstep of the Killarney National Park. The house is a fantastic base for both golfers & walkers as we are near to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club & National Park walkways. The new Host, Serena Delaney is a passionate home cook, and is committed to ensuring that breakfast is a culinary delight for all her guests, providing a delicious breakfast menu. The house has just under gone extensive refurbishment where guests' comforts are of utmost importance. New features of Sika Lodge are a comfortable reading room/library with books & DVDs for loan, rooms have flat screen TV/DVDs. Hosts Serena & Alan look forward to welcoming you in their home. ... more   less 
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