Sneem Hotel

Sneem Hotel

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4.5
#1 of 3 hotels in Sneem
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sneem Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Sneem, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. Sneem Hotel features a 24 hour front desk and room service. In addition, as a valued Sneem Hotel guest, you can enjoy a fitness center and a lounge that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Sneem's popular crab restaurants such as The Blue Bull, D O'Sheas Bar, and Sacre Coeur, all a short distance from Sneem Hotel. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Blueberry Hill Farm (0.8 mi), Charles de Gaulle Memorial (0.3 mi), and Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial (0.3 mi), which are some popular Sneem attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. Enjoy your stay in Sneem!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Goldens Cove, Sneem V93 XV44 Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 70 out of 100
70
Kerry County Airport
46.4 km
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,477 reviews
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The Sneem Hotel garners acclaim for its immaculate, spacious rooms where comfort is enhanced by plush beds and breathtaking views, often of the sea. Staff at the hotel are consistently lauded for their courteous and efficient service, adding to the welcoming experience. While some guests feel the costs, particularly for dining, are on the steeper side, the amenities, including free electric vehicle charging and proximity to Sneem village, receive high marks. However, the hotel's bar atmosphere may not satisfy those seeking a lively night out, despite the dining room's praised scenic backdrop.
Atmosphere
Scenic
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Well-appointed

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Bilal H wrote a review Jul 2020
Bicester, United Kingdom158 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Sneem Hotel as part of our trip to Kerry. One of the main reasons for booking it was the brilliant location and the scenery around it we saw in the pictures. The reality of the location and the beautiful scenery around the hotel is far greater than what we saw in the pictures and this was a great place to stay.

We were scheduled to stay 5 nights and on check in we realised that the room was not to the specifications we requested, i.e. lake view. The staff were quick to accommodate our request and change our room within an hour of checking in so that was brilliantly handled and gave us a great first impression.

The room was great and quite spacious. We were quit early with the decor and cleanliness.

The hotel has had to adapt to COVID restrictions and as such dining requires booking ahead even for breakfast. Service was a bit slow but that is also most likely to the adaptations they have had to make. Nevertheless the dining experience was great and Joe in particular always made sure we were made to feel comfortable and welcome.

All in all, this is a great hotel to stay in if you are in the area with great surroundings that make for excellent walks and drives.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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skyhighIreland wrote a review Feb 2020
IRELAND40 contributions46 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice standard 4 star hotel. The staff are very friendly and the owners’ beautiful big dog often greets guests in the foyer. There are lovely touches around the hotel as a nod to the hotel’s history and the locality.

My room didn’t have a water view so half of the hotel’s rooms look out on to the car park side, the other half.....onto the water. So when booking, if you want a water view room, ensure you book it.

The bar, which serves food also, seemed to have more a a restaurant style setup rather than what you might expect from a traditional Irish bar. The staff were happy to serve drinks to those sitting on the couches in the lobby which also housed a lovely solid fuel fire.

The view from the restaurant is pretty, overlooking Sneem bay with the mountains in the distance. The breakfast was a cooked buffet and was tasty. Check in and check out was hassle free and there was plenty of parking available.

The only thing which I was a little disappointed in was the little tv in the bedroom and also I have an aversion to two single beds being pushed together to make a ‘double’ bed. A double mattress makes a double bed in my view. But the room was quiet and comfortable and clean.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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nrb wrote a review Aug 2020
Cork, Ireland137 contributions119 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here for two nights, and were very impressed with the place. The staff are very pleasant, professional and friendly. Our large room over looked the little cove, with a huge comfortable bed, very clean bathroom with plenty of vanity products. Due to Covid 19, the room was not serviced during our stay but fresh towels etc were available on request. My only fault with the room was the pillows were a bit too full for me, I'm sure housekeeping would have changed them had I requested them.
Food was available in the bar and restaurant and drinks were served in the lobby. While there was a bit of a wait between courses at dinner, the food was very good indeed. I would recommend their La Linda Malbac.
Many guests in the self catering apartments had their dogs with them, and there seems to be a couple of rooms set aside in the hotel's ground floor that accommodate dogs too.
A point of note is that there are electric car charging stations available to guests.
Also, I would advise when booking to book a slot for dinner and breakfast the suits you as when we arrived slots were limited. I would recommend this hotel as a base visiting the lovely Ring of Kerry.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sneem Hotel, General Manager at Sneem Hotel
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Sneem Hotel
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Lilahmichael wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from a 3 night stay at sneem hotel, it's our 2nd year coming here to their apartments. Our apartment was considerably smaller then last year despite booking for 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 babies back in march.
The place was not cleaned to even a pre covid standard, the couches had stains down the sides and the carpet was covered in crumbs and dirt. The bed sheet in the room my children slept in had a large orange stain in it like something had been spilled and stained. Luckily my husband found clean sheets in the a linen cupboard.
We asked reception and we had been originally booked for another apartment but someone made a mistake and it was too late to rectify. We had no balcony furniture and every other apartment did and when we enquired we were told there wasnt enough some had been broken and there was none left.
At breakfast there were signs that read 'banana bread' and 'muffins', but every morning these plates were empty, breakfast was finished at 10:45, but there was none at 8am and nobody replenished these any of the mornings. There was also never any pastries, just empty trays. The staff seemed irritated and impatient at breakfast and dinner, I even ordered drink from a waiter who didn't even stop walking past as he took my order. Very rude.
I like the hotel for its location because sneem is a lovely place. But the hotel is dated, the staff rude, poor service, and hygiene poor.
I think they are relying on the location to keep them afloat, there are much nicer hotels in less beautiful locations.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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mrsdoyle_1 wrote a review Sep 2021
London61 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Sneem recently and stayed at the Sneem Hotel self-catering apartments. The staff were really lovely and the setting of the hotel was beautiful. The food was really good, so if you didn't want to venture further, you didn't have to. We had our labrador with us, and this dog friendly apartment option was brilliant. Thankfully the staff proritise dog parents to book eating on the terrace. The staff were also very clear from the start that the dog was not allowed in the hotel or bar; we appreciated this clarity at check-in. One point I would say is the apartment needed to be recleaned on our arrival (it was done immediately). We found dirty socks and popcorn down the side of the couch while looking for the tv remote. The staff were embarrassed I think and sorted it out very quickly.

Overall, we would happily return. Sneem was just gorgeous as a village too. Little pubs, other places to eat (the hotel is just on the edge of the village, walk is 4 mins to town from apartment) and within 15mins drive of Derrynane (OPW building of Daniel O'Connell's country home). It was also 30mins drive from Kenmare.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clive D wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We ordered a superior sea -view room and we got a huge, huge room with a beautiful view especially when the tide was in.
There was a bad smell in our room, like dampness in the carpet and despite reporting it, nothing was done.
The food was really quite poor and inconsistent with only minor changes to the menu from day-to-day.
The staff were pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a sea-view room
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vegetarian1976 wrote a review Jul 2020
Cashel, Ireland30 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel in lovely location
We had bar food ist nite..potato soup was shocking and the chips were frozen shoestring..
I always dislike when the vegetarian option is goats cheese salad..grant me patience..
Breakfast the staff were very nice but it was so so chaotic
The 3 mornings we stayed we never once got all we had ordered
All different staff on each table
You could get toast but no tea or tea instead of coffee or get served something you didnt order or just have food you ordered not turn up at all..
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dinge70 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin98 contributions58 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 3rd visit a Sneem Hotel and we decided to stay in the apartments on this occasion and we were not disappointed , the apartment was big and spacious , very clean with all mod cons and would not hesitate to return. My only gripe was the dinner menu in the restaurant was very poor with a very basic selection , hence only one visit to restaurant during our 4 night stay., also on checking out they tried to charge me for drinks I had already paid for with cash on the the night , the drinks were also charged to our apartment. I had already ready paid up front for our stay on arrival and there after paid for everything I got in the hotel by cash, if i hadn't have done that and just put it on my room and would never have noticed it on check out.....I got it rectified......but I would advise everyone to check there bill on check out
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Colm B wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very pleasant stay, a beautiful location, friendly staff. This hotel is located in Sneem village about 35 minute drive from Kenmare and about 1 hour from Killarney on the ring of Kerry. Get a sea view!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ann M wrote a review Jul 2020
Dublin, Ireland51 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from a four night stay in this hotel.
Everything was top class beautiful room with amazing view.
Staff were very friendly,especially the receptionist from Dublin (for a Southsider 😂)
food was very good we had dinner every night in hotel it was top class.
Please be careful if you decide to walk into Sneem Village, via the river walk way, it is not very safe if you are not steady on your feet.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sneem Hotel, General Manager at Sneem Hotel
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and the tip about the river walk. Hope one day we will have an opportunity to welcome you back to Sneem Hotel. Kind regards Sneem Hotel
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Teresa G asked a question May 2023
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland208 contributions51 helpful votes
Hi is there a footpath from the hotel into the village?
Answer from Mary K
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I’m Sorry I can’t remember, but it’s a quiet road and a short distance into Sneem . Hope this helps 🌻
Answer from MacPow
Waterford, Ireland78 contributions35 helpful votes
I in the bar and 1 restaurant, both very good value
Phil R asked a question Mar 2018
What would rates be?
Answer from MacPow
Waterford, Ireland78 contributions35 helpful votes
Check out the SuperValu hotel deals as usually we book through this site. This time we went with the hotel's own offer of 3 nights B&B with 2 evening meals for 2 €380. Well worth it.
Barbara R asked a question Jul 2017
Sharon, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Do they have hair dryers
Answer from Marian J
Cork, Ireland20 contributions9 helpful votes
yes
Coole asked a question Jul 2017
Millstreet, Ireland44 contributions28 helpful votes
is a small dog allowed in public areas of hotel including dining room
Answer from Teresa C
kerry, ireland23 contributions27 helpful votes
Yes
knownalias wrote a tip May 2024
Tucson, Arizona120 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"get a room with a balcony so you can enjoy the location."
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Voyager324836 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Western Ireland, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relax and enjoy the facilities "
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Sinead L wrote a tip Feb 2024
Cork, Ireland11 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan your walks in advance. You can also bring your dog to stay. "
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Juliet F wrote a tip Feb 2024
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Love if there was a pool but there is seaweed baths "
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markusTyrone wrote a tip Oct 2023
Tyrone363 contributions218 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I did not use the seaweed baths but they sound lovely. "
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PRICE RANGE
C$280 - C$349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerrySneem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
69
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sneem Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sneem Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rineys Bar (0.5 km), Charles de Gaulle Memorial (0.6 km), and Kerry Geopark (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sneem Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sneem Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Sneem Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sneem Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sneem Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Village Kitchen, D O'Sheas Bar, and The Blue Bull.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sneem Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Sneem Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sneem.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sneem Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sneem Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Sneem Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Staigue Stone Fort (8.6 km), Uragh Stone Circle (12.6 km), and Kilcatherine Church and Cemetery (13.5 km).
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