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Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this lovely hotel. We weren't disappointed. Our room was warm, spacious, and clean. Which made for a lovely relaxing stay. Everything was spotless. We ate in the restaurant at night and the food was superb. The staff couldn't do enough for us . There was Irish music in the baron Friday night which was very enjoyable. The...

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Millbrae, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending a few days searching for a way to visit Skellig Michael we were starting to get worried that we wouldn't be able to book a landing tour to the island. We were having difficulty contacting boat operators, so we got in touch with The Moorings Guesthouse to see if they could arrange a landing tour for us--they were...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Moorings is a perfect spot to spend a couple of nights while touring the ring of Kerry and its many historical sites. A lovely seaside spot. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is helpful (albeit a little more reserved than I am used to in Ireland). The food was very good - had dinner in the...

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jaipur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept guest house with an indoor restaurant. The rooms overlook the harbour and are well appointed. Staff is quite reserved but helpful. An evening stroll let us soak in the local atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here! Stayed with my husband and teenage son, we all really enjoyed it. The accommodation was fabulous - warm, quiet and comfortable. We stayed 2 nights and ate there both nights, food was delicious and breakfast was also worth getting out of bed for! Views were stunning, staff were very helpful and pleasant. Highly recommend a stay here.

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got suckered in to the Star Wars excitement when booking my stay here. I was pleasantly surprised by the local atmosphere, kind staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Such a great location, right on the water front. I was more than pleased with my stay!

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atlanta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Days after our visit Lonely Planet gave top listing to the lesser known top of the Ring of Skellig!!! Big news for the small town of Portmagee and the Moorings Hotel which is very much a focal point. Typically the hotel staff are almost all from Europe the place very much serves as a local "pub" with rooms. Decent, slightly...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We discovered this delightful little restaurant while on a tour of the area. We knew it would be good when we saw how packed it was, but we were able to find a table. Both the food and service were impeccable, especially the fish and chips. They have a daily special which came with dessert--worth the extra calories. The restaurant...

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at the Moorings the night before our landing tour of Skellig Michael. Staff was very helpful even before we arrived as they assisted with getting our landing tours booked which was a relief since we were struggling to find a boat operator with space. The room was very nice and clean with a great view of the harbor....

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Moorings the night before our trip to The Skellig's. Portmagee is pretty small and just down the (or up the road depending which way your heading) from Kerry Cliffs which are beautiful! The hotel itself was clean and we had a family room between the two of us so had plenty of room. I'm not sure...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled into the picturesque seafront of Portmagee, the Moorings Guesthouse overlooks the village's busy working harbour. Just a 30 second walk from the pier, where boats leave for the Skelligs every morning, and right at the heart of village life, there's simply nowhere more convenient to base yourself when you stay in Portmagee. Offering 16 rooms in total, the owners have created a calm and surprisingly luxurious ambience through the use of traditional yet contemporary furnishings with crisp, clean lines of soft ivory against vibrant reds. The Moorings strive to deliver personal, attentive service while matching the very best standards in efficiency and attention to detail that you've encountered elsewhere. Room facilities include direct-dial telephone, satellite TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board, ensuite marble bathroom with power shower, bath, hairdryer and Gilchrest & Soames toiletries. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the guesthouse and there is free car parking for guests. There's nothing more endearing than knowing that some of the Hollywood's biggest movie stars like Mark Hamill and Director J.J Abrams have visited the sleepy village of Portmagee, and even sat in the Bridge Bar local pub where Mark Hamill poured a pint of Guinness behind the bar. The Moorings was home to the pre-production team of the Star Wars VII movie and you can visit the room where all the magic took place and listen to the stories told by the staff. The Moorings is open all year round. Great food served all day with traditional music at weekends. Trips to Skellig Michael can be arranged and packages are available from April to September. Cois Cuain gift shop is open from March to January. The Moorings is located in a fishing village with a working harbour, post office, general store, coffee shop, bar, restaurant overlooking Valentia Island. The Moorings received a platinum award for green hospitality in 2013. They have introduced a 'Green' package which offers two nights B&B in The Moorings Guesthouse, a guide to a wildlife shore search and a special '30 mile' menu where all main ingredients are sourced within a 30 mile radius. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moorings Guesthouse

Address: Main Street, Portmagee, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Portmagee
Price Range: $112 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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 of 5 bubbles juliegD4762VO, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room was in the back and had no view and smelled a little funny, but was clean and comfortable,”
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“we did not have the view but there are Waterview rooms.”
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“I don't know about the other rooms, but ours was perfect. My only requirement was two beds as I was traveling with my 18 year old son.”
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“Room accessible with challenges. Requires parking in back and going down long ramps to get to restaurant and pub. But it is doable.”
 of 5 bubbles JimK373, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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