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“Nice stay in a wonderful town”
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Brook Lane Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Frederick, Maryland
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“Nice stay in a wonderful town”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The standout thing about this lovely hotel is the amazing service. The hotel staff went out of their way to be helpful and to try to make arrangements for a coach tour for my mother and I (still slightly off season). They were wonderful. Our room was fresh and comfortable and very, very clean. There is free internet at Brooklane, but if you want to use the Wifi connection you will need to be in close proximity to the bar, as the signal isn't very strong. Ask at the reception desk and they will give you and ethernet cable to use in your room!! Parking is free and plentiful, and there is a wonderful walking path and about a 3 minute walk to the centre of town. I would definitely recommend this hotel to people staying in Kenmare. Try to visit Kenmare on a Wednesday when the market is in (lots of unique antiques, wonderful produce and fresh fish!).

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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brooklane7, Una Brennan, Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Kenmare.
Best Regards
Una Brennan
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We stayed at the Brooklane Hotel in Kenmare for four really blissful days. The whole atmosphere for guests of every age made us feel so special The welcome we received from lovely Siobhagn was as friends rather than guests.
The whole hotel was kept at a superb standard of cleanliness, the beds so comfortable.Nothing was too much trouble for any of the multi-tasking staff.
Would highly recommend this hotel and the wonderful surroundings, marvellous walks and drives to view the amazing scenery of Kerry.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Dear Patricia k
Much appreciate your Fab review ,delighted you enjoyed your stay with us
Bye & Thanks
Una
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Although advertised as only a four star hotel Brooklane really pulled out all the stops and left me and my Icelandic fiance feeling as if we were visiting dignitaries. From our first entrance we were greeted by the delightful Siobhan who went out of her way (even down to lending an emergency pair of shoes (her own) for a Skelligs trip we made the next morning) to make both of us feel like very important guests. Contrary to what a previous reviewer mentioned, there is internet in the rooms upstairs, you just need to ask for a network cable from the front desk. We dined in the restaurant of the hotel on Good Friday and despite a nationwide closure of pubs in Ireland in effect on Good Friday, as hotel guests the hotel bar remained open to us which was very nice indeed. Breakfast was a gastronomic delight and i recommend the pancakes with crispy bacon and syrup.

Kenmare town is but a 5-10min walk from the hotel along a well lit path. For the best oysters in town visit Tom Creans.

For two nights at the hotel including breakfast we paid around 220euros in total (65euros each a night) and it was really fantastic value for the money spent. Thanks again Brooklane and Siobhan for looking after us and don't worry we will be back.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Great 5 ***** review ,Really appreciate it ,I will pass on your lovely comments to Siobhan,hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Thank You
Una Brennan
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

This hotel was excellent. Only 4 minutes walk from the centre of Kenmare. Staff were friendly and helpful - they know a lot about walking and we had an excellent walk at Gleninchaquin that we'd never have found without them.
Breakfast was of a very high standard.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thanks for your nice review - glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the nice walks on the Ring of Kerry and Ring of Beara
Hope to see you again on your next trip to Kenmare
Best Wishes
Una Brennan
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We are a family of five with three children aged 17,16and 13. We stayed in the apartment in this hotel and it was fabulous. It is a great size with three tvs and two ensuite bedrooms. I liked the decor and it is tastefully done, not 'on the cheap' like so many Celtic tiger hotels/apartments. The breakfast was delicious with good Americano coffee available. Staff are very helpful and friendly and really want to help. We didn't eat in the hotel but the food in caseys restaurant looked lovely and was always busy, a good sign. We ordered coffee and drinks at the bar and the coffee was served with a delicious home made choc chip cookie. We paid €180 for b and b which was the best value we have had in a while. We stayed another night in a well known hotel in kenmare and paid about three times that amount for two rooms and breakfast. Kenmare is a lovely town with good shops and brook lane hotel makes a trip to ken mare worthwhile

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Great review,Delighted you enjoyed our Studio Apartment and our Home-made cookies, hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back
Best Wishes
Una Brennan
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

we had higher expectations of this hotel, especially from the commentary on Trip Advisor, but we were disappointed. i wouldn't really call it a boutique hotel, it looks tired now and it's definition of boutique is a feature wall in the bedroom, but the rest of the furniture in the bedroom would not look out of place in a travel lodge.
breakfast was average, we have had much better on our trip around ireland.
Wifi - didn't work except if you sat next to the reception desk, no wifi in the bedrooms.
but what you could not fault were the staff. they were very warm friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. they were really very nice.
in summary it's an ok stay as a base for exploring Kenmare (although the centre is 5 mins walk on foot) but is not a boutique experience at all!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you for your comments ,Sorry we did not reach your expectations ,but everyone's Interpretation of Boutique is different from Retro style to classical contemporary .Our website has up to date photos and gives a good idea of the style of our Hotel We do provide free internet access in all bedrooms I will pass on your lovely comments about our staff to all the team
Best Wishes
Una Brennan
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Donegal
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Really comfortable and welcoming cosy hotel, I arrived quite late and they made me up some real yummy fish and chips! A welcome treat for a wery traveller on business. Break was first class and rooms were very comfy, and bed superb! A hidden trasure in Kerry :-)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Louise C
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brooklane7, Una Brennan Owner / Propreitor at Brook Lane Hotel, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you for staying with us ,Brook Lane Hotel is great for the Business travellers ,we provide free car parking ,Fab Food and all the rooms have complementary internet access ,we have wi-fi in the public areas
Best Wishes
Una
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Property: Brook Lane Hotel
Address: Kenmare | County Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Kenmare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brook Lane Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brook Lane Hotel is Kenmare's only four star luxury Boutique Hotel. Family run and managed with all local Irish staff. In Casey's Bar and Award winning Restaurant we source all our produce locally using the freshest ingredients to make the tastiest of dishes. There is ample free car parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Live music weekly with Casey's Inhouse Band keeps locals and guests alike entertained with traditional Irish music. There is also a fantastic Irish Dancing show every Wednesday from 8pm! Phone direct for seasonal offers!! ... more   less 
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