Dingle Skellig Hotel and Peninsula Spa

Dingle Harbor, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

This rambling modern hotel's setting on Dingle Bay offers great views of the water, notably from the restaurant and the spa's outdoor hot tub. The focal point is a beehive-like central structure, intended to echo local clocháns (prehistoric huts), opening on to an octagonal reception area with wood cladding, contemporary stained-glass doors, and original paintings. Modern, pale-wood furniture and bold fabrics adorn the spacious rooms, which are in separate wings and mostly have sea views. The Peninsula Spa offers hydrotherapy and a relaxation suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the Coastguard restaurant look out over the bay and, as you'd expect, the specialty here is seafood.

PROS

  • waterfront location
  • organized entertainment and activities for children
  • separate floors for child-free guests

CONS

  • still shows signs of its undistinguished 1970s architecture
  • edge-of-town location a bit bleak in bad weather

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views, Family
Lively
Residential Area
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 066-915–0200

HOTEL DETAILS

99 rooms, 14 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Mon.–Thurs. in Nov. and Dec. Breakfast

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