Fodor's Expert Review 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 beehivelike 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. Ask for a room in the newest extension, which should be open for summer 2020. 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
  • outdoor hot tub with sea view
  • separate floors for child-free guests

CONS

  • some undistinguished architecture
  • on the edge of town
  • bar very busy on weekends

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsFamily
Lively
Residential Area
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 066-915–0200

HOTEL DETAILS

113 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan., and Mon.–Thurs. in Nov. and Dec.

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