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Darwin, Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

After spending ½ hour driving around Beaufort, we finally located the B&B, then we couldn’t locate the host as she was enjoying the sun out the back. We were given a rather small room which was quite disappointing as we were staying there 3 nights. The shower was so small that you could hardly turn around and the towels did... More 

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Thank Maureen S
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the purple Heather, the rooms were small but had everything you needed in them - tea/coffee maker, wardrobe, comfy bed and ensuite bathroom - and were kept very clean. The breakfasts were delicious with a surprisingly wide variety of foods to choose from! The hosts were very friendly and ready to answer any questions... More 

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Thank Lyndsay F
Lindale, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Price, location and breakfast were great. The host was warm and friendly to our family. Would certainly recommend and stay here again. There are a lot of great sites in the area. The Ring of Kerry is a great drive when the weather cooperates!

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Istanbul
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Tim was a great host with his local knowledge and charm. He gave us some good insights for visiting the gap of Dunloe and solid advice for the Ring of Kerry. The location is a 15 minute drive outside Killarney so not ideal if you want to go out for a drink in town. It's a great spot to cost... More 

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Thank Phelono1
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The thing we liked the best was being able to sit in the front room in the evening to check our emails, read, play games. Nora & Tim are gracious hosts and make more than just your room available for their guests. The breakfast was made to order especially for us each morning. I especially liked receiving freshly made coffee... More 

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Thank Mary D
Ottawa, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I enjoyed my stay here very much! The couple was lovely, room was comfortable, and food was yummy. Stayed two nights, 1 day. A late flight and late train got me in at nearly 10:30pm, and they were still up waiting for me and welcomed me warmly. They called my climbing guide (a friend of theirs) when I arrived to... More 

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1 Thank Krysten P
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Despite a beautiful setting, we were disappointed with this B&B. The room was cold at night. The folded bath towels left for us were still damp, and there was no soap in the shower. (We used the hand soap in a dispenser from the sink). Then in the morning, in a country where dairy products are great and reasonably priced,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Cute B & b. we had to move rooms the second night because a family needed the bigger room. The rooms were very clean and comfy. Tim and Nora were lovely hosts and cooked breakfast to order (eggs, bacon etc) also cereal and juice available. Very close to gap of Dunloe and about 10mim drive from Killarney. Perfect place for... More 

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2 Thank amyot
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The hosts are very gentle and nice. The position is also very special near to the Gap of Dunloe and in the middle of the travel places of interest. Rooms are nice and with space. Breakfast is homemade and if you need directions Tim and Nora are always available. Excellent value for money.

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Thank Nickpnimrod
Bad Ems, Germany
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

After a few problems booking a room via hostelworld (was not the purple heathers fault) we had the best stay here! Tim helps us with everything, starting with the booking problems, over a huge ammount of advices what to see in Killarney up to a transport and picking-up service for our "last minute" gap of dunloe trip. Never had a... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Purple Heather

Address: Glencar Rd | Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Beaufort
Price Range: $98 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Purple Heather 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Let them know ahead of time if you need a double bed. The have twin beds and double bed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 640bernadettet, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
“linked rooms and a shared bathroom would be better for family with older children. rooms too small for wheelchair access in the linked rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dexi73, 31 Jul 2013 | Read review
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