Oh, Pax, we miss you so. Pax was an absolute highlight of our eight night stay in Ireland. My mom, sister, and I stayed for three nights, two in the bay view room and one towards the street since there wasn't availability the third night. We loved the bay room but the other was very nice due to all the greenery and lanterns John adds outside the windows.
And on to John. John has that much desired but rarely achieved quality of remembering people's names. There are twelve rooms at Pax where people rotate daily, yet John was able to remember all of our names for the duration of our stay. I was pretty amazed. It is one of the simplest yet most telling signs of the kind of host he is.
John's attention to detail really made our stay memorable. From the fresh flowers by the beds to the little chocolates to the beautiful artwork throughout the home, it was all amazing. Breakfast couldn't have been cuter with its mini jams and that crazy bird stainer thing to pour tea in (never did get the hang of it but sure loved using it!). And talk about delicious! John's working his tail off in the kitchen each morning so don't think he's hiding, he's making magic. Even the garnishes are a detail that is attended to.
Lastly, John really showed that he enjoyed helping his guests when he offered to drop us off at a restaurant on his way to the store. We had arrived fairly late and weren't familiar with the town yet. (Be sure to check out The Blue Zone, it's fantastic). On our departure we didn't have an exact address for our GPS and John offered to call our next B and B and gave us clear directions to get off the peninsula.
The best decision you can make is to book this B and B for your trip. We hope to return in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide high quality guesthouse accommodation with exceptional views of Dingle harbour. Being just 1 km from Dingle Town Centre it takes less than 12 minutes to walk down, less if the wind is at your back!All rooms are ensuite, with tea /coffee facilities, fridge, direct dial telephones, hair dryer and televisions. Extensive public areas, lounge, dining room, garden, patio, and balcony all with an uninterrupted sea view. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pax Guest House Hotel Dingle