We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Ireland fulfilled our dreams”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Gorteen

Gorteen, Best view in Ireland from 4 rooms
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Gorteen, Best view in Ireland from 4 rooms
Cosy relaxation, read those books reserved for the holidays Ocean view from the front door & 3 rooms,
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
21 reviews
Gorteen, Best view in Ireland from 4 rooms
Cosy relaxation, read those books reserved for the holidays
Ocean view from the front door & 3 rooms,
Fully equipped Kitchen cum diningroom to cook your favourite dishes
Outside dinning, reading or chatting with friends or family in spectacular setting
Sleep sound
Safe swimming  Derrynane  Beach voted 2nd in the Tripadvisor Traveler's top 10   in Ireland in 2016
Derrynane Harbour close by for watersports, sailing, fishing, surfing
Derrynane Blue Flag beach and sand dunes for safe swimming & windswept  romantic walks
Experience the magic of the  Wild Atlantic Way
Gaze at the stars,area designated as an Amazing Dark Sky Reserve for its pristine skys
Small beach with safe swimming nearby
Surfing the broad Atlantic
Ancient stone fort at Staigue 3 miles
Walk on the Kerry Way marked walking trails, through forest, coastline, hills & valleys
Ancient Ogham stone at Derrynane
Changing colour of the majestic mountain range and landscape on the Ring of Kerry
Majestic Ring of Kerry Views.
Fresh baking every day nearby
Toilet facilities suitable for a wheelchair user
Lowlevel shower
Entrance suitable for a wheelchair
Suitable set down point for a wheelchair user
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Caherdaniel, County Kerry

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 21 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Janeyb519
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing location and views, average house.”
Reviewed June 4, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

If you got dry weather you could sit out the front and admire the views all week. We arrived on a cold day and heating for the house was on a timer and barely took the chill away, so had to head out to buy peat.
I would have expected a 4 star house not to have leaking taps, marked furniture and incomplete tiling in bathroom.
We did get tablet on arrival but no great tourist details in house folder or instructions on where to leave key on exit. The latter became clear when the owner banged on the door on our last morning at 10.30am - sadly we were hoping for a long lie. Another two visits by her within the next hour made us feel rushed - even though she had told us no one else was coming in that night.
In summary - great location and house ok, but would expect wi fi and better decor

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Jul 2015
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Gorteen.It is a shame that you did not have better weather during your visit, however as we are situated on the south west coast of Ireland, our weather can sometimes be unpredictable! Our location is also the reason why it is not easy to get WiFi everywhere, and so we do not claim to offer this service in the house. However it is provided free in the local pubs, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding towns and villages.
Thank you for pointing out the leaking tap, this has now been fixed, and the one missing tile in the bathroom is being sorted out. Other issues you raised regarding your visit can be put down to your arriving a day later than your booking stated, and while we were happy to accommodate the altered dates, it was vital that I made contact with you prior to your departure. Generally departure time is 10am, which is why I called around that time to be sure to meet you.
I do hope that the minor issues you raised will not deter you from visiting our beautiful area again in the future, as weather and electronic communication - or lack of! – is generally considered part of it’s rustic charm. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back and thank you again for posting your review.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Caherdaniel, Ireland
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: great view over the bay and being without WiFi
Liked least: for the kids: the low water pressure of the shower
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
18 Apr 2015
We are so pleased that your trip to Ireland and your stay at Gorteen was such a wonderful experience. Thank you for the review on Tripadvisor, it is much appreciated. We hope you will get a chance to make a return visit.
Regards,
Josephine & the O'Neill Family
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
6 Feb 2015
Thank you for leaving a review about your stay at Gorteen. We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable time there and also that you found its location suitable for exploring the activities of the area.
Your comments are much appreciated.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Peace, quiet and beautiful outlook
Liked least: Bath seat
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
4 Feb 2015
A great review of your stay at Gorteen, we are really pleased that you considered it one of the best holidays you have ever had,Thank You.Your endorsement of the suitability of the house for a wheelchair user is most appreciated. I welcome and have noted your comment on the shower seat. We look forward to meeting you soon again.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Peter L
Clondrohid
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Arrived to find keys in front door, ( obviously no crime here). and what a view.... situated on an elevated position overlooking the ocean and close to several beaches, places to eat and drink or just take a walk. We visited Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville and Cahirsiveen but also went to Valentia Island, and Derrynane House and Gardens. Derrynane beach is nearby but Carrolls Cove and Rath beach are within a walking distance. House is fantastic, two showers available, open fire if chilly and a brand new picnic bench arrived outside the front door during our visit. Caherdaniel Village also within walking distance so we walked most places. Would love to stay again.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: View and location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
30 Sep 2014
Your review of Gorteen is much appreciated, thank you. The details you gave of the surrounding area, will I am sure, be most helpful to future quests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again.
Josephine & O'Neill Family.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Thomas T
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect location, stunning view and loads to do and see”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I was very impressed with the value I got for my money: the house is overlooking the sea from almost every room, it is well-equipped and, all in all, just ideal for the perfect getaway! There are at least two pubs within walking distance which we had never had before! Killarney National Park with its breath-taking landscape and beautiful trails is just half an hour away. Killarney about an hour (probably the closest for bigger shopping).
Try not to get to Gorteen when it is dark as the dirt road up to the house is not that easy to find and quite challenging if you do not have a four by four and if the car is fully loaded.
We have already booked our next stay there in 20 weeks from now and look very much forward to that!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
16 Jan 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Gorteen. We are delighted that you found both it,its location and the whole South Kerry area has much to offer and made your stay such an enjoyable experience. My apologies about the access road,the heavy rain in recent times has made maintaining it a challenge. Meanwhile I have already taken steps to have improvement works carried out on it. Thank you for booking a return visit and we look forward to meeting you again in May.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed November 7, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
16 Jan 2014
Your review of Gorteen is really appreciated,thank you. We are pleased that you found it had much to offer that made your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. As we know this was not your first visit,we look forward very much to meeting you again.
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing