We spent three nights at the Pax House during our stay in Dingle - and it was truly a wonderful place to be.
The view of the Dingle harbor was fantastic, and we spent a lot of time just relaxing in the lounge area and looking at the ever changing scenery. But the best part of our Pax House stay was John's attention and hospitality - he was everything that was advertised in other Trip Advisor reviews and more! Upon our arrival he greeted us, took us to our room, and took time to get to know us. My wife was rather traumatized by our traveling on the narrow country roads, so John suggested that we consider booking a private tour of the Dingle Peninsula with a local guide Denis Ryan (separate review), and we are so glad that we did! John made the arrangements, and we thoroughly enjoyed our three-hour tour with our guide doing the driving and showing us the sights. Thank you, John, for suggesting this - it really helped make our visit to Dingle special! John also was also always available to help in any way needed throughout the rest of our stay, including letting me use his phone to contact the next B&B on our itinerary.
The breakfast was wonderful - outstanding food selections and service - although the number of guests to be served did make it a rather hectic time. One morning we had our breakfast out in the lounge area as the breakfast room was full, another morning we waited until a table was ready (but by then the scones and several other items were gone) - but on our final morning we got up early to be among the first guests, and everything was great!
One drawback that some guests may want to be aware of is that the beds are small doubles. Being 6' 4", my feet extended beyond the length of the bed, and my wife and I felt very cramped in it. We are used to king or at least queen beds - and while this may not be an issue for many people, it may be for taller or larger folks. Also, I echo what another reviewer wrote about the WIFI - it would be nice if we could have had connectivity in our room.
Still, we very much enjoyed our stay at the Pax House, and certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Dingle!
- 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