Recently returned from a trip exploring Cork & Kerry. We stayed for 3 nights at Iskeroon - which worked well with our combination of hotels and B & B's. This was by far the most relaxing place we stayed at. Make sure you take enough food so that you do not need to go shopping again - we were happy to not venture too far for our entire stay at this beautiful place. The quality of the furnishings/bedding/bathroom were exceptional at this price - much better than many places charging far more. Our room had a lovely wooden decked terrace with a wonderful view down to the sea. This would be a good place to indulge in painting/reading/dreaming. Bring your binocular's and go birdwatching. Walk along the cliff paths through banks of wild flowers to nearby Derrynane House and beach (excellent tea room at the house). You do need a reasonable level of fitness to navigate the paths (and suitable footwear) but we are so glad we chose to stay at Iskeroon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iskeroon's two suites and studio apartment offer superb accommodation in an unbeatable location, set in 4 acres of sub-tropical gardens which lead down to a private pier and the crystal clear waters of Derrynane Harbour. Derrynane and the nearby village of Caherdaniel are rightly regarded as the prettiest and most special parts of the Ring of Kerry. Iskeroon is within walking distance of a superb Blue Flag beach, Derrynane National Park and the harbour from which a boat leaves for the Skellig Islands, as well as a great pub. Iskeroon offers a superb base from which to explore the Iveragh, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas, Valentia Island and the magnificent National Park in Killarney."You can 'do' the Ring of Kerry a thousand times and Iskeroon will never reveal itself. Iskeroon's worldly brand of adorableness and utterly secluded seafront location ensure that it never wants for business. It's the kind of place where people have standing reservations for the same room for the same dates year after year. An hour from Kenmare, in what connoisseurs of the Ring consider the prettiest pocket of the Iveragh Peninsula....The Irish are exceptionally well traveled in their own country, and everyone I talked to who knew Iskeroon said it has the best views their land has to offer....Iskeroon is a romantic, elemental wind-tossed place that makes it easy to fall in love." Travel and Leisure Magazine ... more less