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The Old School House B&B

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We had 42 of us! The whole baseball team and parents. It was a great price. All the food was good so many thing to choose. Great veggies and BBQ. With was a nice touch that they let youth groups come and serve and make tips to go towards trip they were taking. Great family place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our recent stay at The Old School House B&B was fantastic! Rooms were clean and comfortable, food was delicious, and the hosts, Lillian and Dominick, were amazing. Their suggestions for day trips and places to see and to eat gave us a glimpse of the real Ireland. We’d recommend this B&B to friends and fellow travelers, and we’d certainly stay...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We got the warmest welcome here. Got great advice about what to do in the area - we felt like locals. Dominick gave us a great tip about taking the ferry to the next peninsula that made our journey even better. The place is dripping with character from the decor to the guitar-playing host to the magic tricks. We had...

1Thank J-Mojito
lill100, Owner at The Old School House B&B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review ,we love it when we make people happy and it makes the job worth while when we meet people like you ,hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our family of 6 with children aged 18, 15, 12 & 12 had a wonderful time The Old School House B&B. We were made to feel right at home as soon as we arrived. The rooms were spacious and the beds were super comfortable. Dominick was a very joyful host and gave us excellent tips for the touring around the...

1Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Wow! my hubby and son and daughter stayed here Thurs night for one night and enjoyed it from the moment we arrived! What a warm welcome we got from Dominick. Our room was fantastic clean, fresh and welcoming.Lillian served us breakfast and it was outstanding! As was the homemade brown bread. The staff are so friendly and obviously enjoy working...

1Thank blondiecork
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We and our 3 kids stayed for 4 nights with Dominick and Lillian. What a great, wonderful and warm stay. The breakfasts were great (there is no way you'll go hungry here). Dominick entertained the kids with magic tricks, trivia and jokes, and Lillian let our youngest daughter "help" with breakfast. The ducks and dogs made their vacation an even...

2Thank Bromero66
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A fantastic, warm and friendly welcome from the owners Dominick and Lillian! Wonderful family room, everything clean and fresh. Fantastic selection for breakfast...even asking to swap black and white pudding for extra sausage! The cheek of the lad haha! And they had mint tea yeesssss! :-) County Kerry is my new favourite County in Ireland. Sadly we didn't get to...

3Thank paddyobrien1971
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every bit of it. Lillian and Domenic (the owners) will take good care of you! The best part of Ireland is interacting with the locals, and these two will make you feel at home. The rooms are nothing fancy, but the food is good and the atmosphere relaxed. If you want upscale accommodations,...

4Thank BoCoNewlyweds
oshmb, Owner at The Old School House B&B, responded to this review

A big thanks ...we also enjoyed having you all stay and your review means so much to us God bless Dominick and Lillian

Co Westmeath
Reviewed 13 September 2015

On arrival looks good Nice welcome.Twin room very basic Dirty in places Dusty old speakers under table .Found out Lemon tea bags no milk Sink Gurgled loo brush bad. The Plumbing needs urgent attention. Breakfast was very poor four slices of old brown bread no marmalade . rear outlook very untidy Paid for two rooms very over priced. This place...

1Thank Thomas W B
oshmb, Manager at The Old School House B&B, responded to this review

Sorry . Yes you where right about the pluming ...we have it all sorted and running again Also new loo brush , the speakers are for people with laptops or I phones , we should have offered milk to go with the Liptons tea ,as we do not keep it in the room as it goes off too fast ....

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This was certainly the worst accommodation I have ever seen. On arrival the smell of must was extremely off putting. The owner showed us to our rooms. He was obnoxious, doing magic tricks and attempting to tell jokes. The room was filthy, cobwebs, spiders, and dirt everywhere. The cupboards were full of the owners belongings and it felt like we...

4Thank Helenab20
lill100, Owner at The Old School House B&B, responded to this review

As we explained to you these were not the rooms we had for you but were indeed our helpers rooms and you were shown into them by mistake .All our rooms are ensuite and are clean and fresh as we take pride in our home and always want our guests to have a good experience here ,however i can agree...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the rolling hills of Kerry, in the southwest corner of Ireland by the wild Atlantic Way and the dark sky reserve in the most scenic and peaceful part of Ireland, there you will find The Old School House. A lovingly restored old school house with 7 guest rooms, this cozy inn offers you a place of refuge from the hustle of the every day world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old School House B&B

Address: The Old School House The Old School House The Old School House | Barrys Cross, Ballinskelligs Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballinskelligs
Price Range: $109 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old School House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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