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Front of apartment ,with parking ,barbeque ,garden furniture and nice garden to relax in .
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Front of apartment ,with parking ,barbeque ,garden furniture and nice garden to relax in .
Large bedroom with double and single beds  ,ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, Sitting /dining  area with open turf fire ,flat screen ,satelite tv. ,dvd., cd./radio , free WiFi,
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11 reviews
Front of apartment ,with parking ,barbeque ,garden furniture and nice garden to relax in .
Large bedroom with double and single beds  ,ensuite bathroom with bath and shower,
Sitting /dining  area with open turf fire ,flat screen ,satelite tv. ,dvd., cd./radio , free WiFi,
Kitchen with everything you need to self-cater  for an enjoyable holiday .
Crunniu Na mBad boat race ,mid Aug. each year in Kinvara village .
Coole park with its beautiful woodland  walks ,picnic area ,lake ,etc.
Dunguaire Castle ,sitting at the northern tip of Kinvara bay ,with nightly banquets from Apr. /  Oct
The famous Burren  with its  wonderful flora and fauna ,a walkers paradise .
The ruins of the seven ancient churchs with its leaning tower at Kilmacdough ,near Kinvara .
The majestic Cliffs of Moher
The lovely ,clean sands of the Fanore beach .
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Kinvara, County Galway, Western Ireland

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Sinead K
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed at mountain view apartment for a week in August. The apartment was lovely, clean and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and very helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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sally n
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Mountain View self-catering is a great place to stay. It is spacious and well-equipped. The bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. The owners are amazingly friendly and even in self-catering you feel like one of the family. Kinvara is a lovely little fishing village with a supermarket, plenty of pubs and restaurants. However, it is about 4 kilometres away and the road is too dangerous to walk there, so you need to take a car. The surrounding area also has lots to offer, so the location is a great base for whatever you choose to do.

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Liked best: Friendly atmosphere
Liked least: The condition of the next door property, but we know the owners of Mountain Veiw can't do anything about that
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Koegebebo...
Koege, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great apartment and wonderful hosts”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have just returned from another wonderful week in the apartment, owned by Mary and Michael.
Kinvara is definitively worth a visit. It is a small town, where the local really have done a lot to welcome visitors and show their local culture. The Castle welcomes guests for both a tour town and a dinner banquet. The restaurants have great Irish food, there are lots of local art shops, colorful houses, music and all people are so friendly.
Going from Galway through Kinvara along the wild Atlantic shore Down to the Cliffs of More is properly the best sceneric, cultural and historic part of Ireland - for both smaller children and adults. My boys of 9 years really enjoy being there and there are lots to do. Both Galway and the Cliffs of More can be reached within 40 min. from the apartment and Kinvara is just 3 min. away by car. We have used the apartment as a base of visiting Western Ireland and Connemara for 2 years in a row, and I can highly recommend Mary and Michael as hosts. They are so friendly and the apartment has all you need as a Family for a good vacation. The beds are great. The apartment is clean. The supplies are outstanding - especially for the price. As a selfcartering apartment it has all the things you normally miss or have forgotten to buy - like soap, washing powder, toilet paper, salt, sugar, pepper etc. and that little extra also represent the hosts. They do give the little extra to welcome you, to make you comfortable and give good recommendations about things to do and where to go to make the best of a holiday. Highly recommendable.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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DCTravele...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Good base for day trips along Ireland's beautiful west coast”
Reviewed July 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Mountain View is a very good accommodation for a couple or small family that needs basic amenities with the option to cook on their own. My wife and I stayed there with our 2 year old for several nights while we toured Ireland's West Coast from Kilkee to Connemara. It is possible to see the entire region by day trips using Mountain View as a base.

The hosts are extremely friendly and quick to accommodate requests. They let our daughter play in the backyard with their dog and toys whenever we wanted. Our daughter loved playing with Spot and the owner's children. This really made traveling with a 2 year old much easier.

The location is 3 km north of Kinvara and it is not possible to walk to town from the apartment although it is a very short car ride away. The wifi signal was also not very strong. These were the only shortcomings we experienced.

We were not able to use the fireplace due to our toddler running around, but it would be a very nice amenity if you are able to use it.

We were definitely pleased with our stay overall, particularly due to the friendliness of the hosts and the central location.

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Liked best: Friendliness and accommodation of hosts
Liked least: Nothing significant
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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review731...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We will definitely return”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My partner Mary and I are regular visitors to Kinvara although this is the first time we stayed at Mountain View. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival and found the apt. well aired and heated. It is very well insulated and although there is very effective central heating there is also a fire place for those who like us enjoy the look of a real flame from time to time. The apt. has wi-fi and terrestrial TV stations. The adjoining house is also the owners main residence although they also cater for B & B guests also. If you're fortunate enough (and we were)) you'll meet with the most delightful children and their dog spot who also live at the main residence.
There is so much to do in this area which is within a short drive of the National Park in the Burren and the apt. is an ideal base from which to set out. We will definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending this apartment for those who prefer to go self catering.

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Liked best: The ease with which we settled into a very relaxed mode.
Liked least: Nothing. It is exactly as described
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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maeve H
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great value, lovely owners”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed at the chalet with my husband and young baby in September. The place was just what we needed- quiet and compact with all the necessary amenities. The family who own the place live in the B&B adjacent. They bent over backwards to meet all our needs and even baked us fresh scones for breakfast on the day we were travelling home. We drove through parts of the Burren, visited Connemara and Galway city- so it's a great base to start from. Kinvara itself is a lovely little place. Our favourite place to eat was the Gentian- it's worth a visit.

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NouvelleA...
Vermont
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great value, very nice accommodations”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We can't imagine better value or a better location for roaming about western Ireland. This apartment proved to be a very reasonably priced and well-appointed base from which to make day trips all over — we went to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Bunratty Castle, Limerick, and more.

And the owners were very pleasant and helpful — they brought over hot oatmeal one morning and homemade biscuits another morning, even though food wasn't officially part of the apartment's amenities.

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