Fodor's Expert Review Sneem Hotel

Goldens Cove, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Meet the locals and enjoy spacious accommodations at this waterfront hotel and apartment complex on Goldens Cove, a rocky, sheltered spot with views of distant mountains. The large stone portico on the long, curving three-story building leads to an airy lobby, with original Irish art and cushy sofas. Beyond is a huge double-height bar and separate restaurant, both with large verandas overlooking the sea. It's worth paying a small premium for a sea-facing room with balcony to enjoy the setting sun. All rooms are decorated in tones of beige, brightened by touches of red, with light-wood furniture and black leather armchairs.

PROS

  • great sea views
  • popular with locals
  • good value for the Ring of Kerry

CONS

  • some new development detracts from the views
  • 10-minute walk from the village
  • no pool

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Countryside
Casual Chic
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 064-667–5100

HOTEL DETAILS

69 rooms, 28 apartments

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