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If you use the ‘ Check IN ‘ box at the top of  this page , pick you arrival date, and choose the number of Nights  and press ‘ BOOK NOW ‘, here you can see our rates for the dates you have chosen. If you are happy with this you can go ahead and use the online system to book your room, and you will get an instant confirmation that your room / rooms are reserved.

At some times of year, Holiday weekend we leave our rates the same as low as possible, but we impose a minimum stay, so if the minimum stay is 2 nights, you must look to stay 2 nights before the reservation system will let you reserve your room at O Donnabhain’s

While we regret if anyone has to cancel, here is our Cancellation Policy:


If you cancel up to 8 Days before you are due to arrive, there is no cancellation charge, except you loose your booking deposit.

If you cancel between 7 – 0 days before you are due to arrive, there is a cancellation charge for your First nights Stay.

For reservations in our Apartments & Holiday Homes, there is the initial 25% deposit, unfortunately this is non refundable. The Balance for Apartments and Holiday Homes are due within 6 weeks, cancelling after this time is not possible

The majority of our business is reservations, as most guests prefer to have accommodation arranged and reserved, so we have to have a cancelation policy because of this, as if room are cancelled and we cannot sell them we would suffer, especially when we would probably have refused business because of your reservation, I hope you understand.

For more on our terms and conditions click here

At O Donnabhains,  we accept Visa , Master Card and Cash

If you have reserved a room with breakfast, you have an option of a Full Irish Breakfast, or something healthier if you so wish, also included is all taxes and service charges.


If you picked Room only, the Rate includes all taxes and service charges, you can have Breakfast if you so wish, but that would be extra charge depending on the type of breakfast you want.

Our Breakfast is served from 8.30 – 10ish, if you are departing earlier it is possible to organise breakfast a little earlier, before you reserve just e mail us to make sure we can do it for the time you require.

As more and more of our reservations are made online, we want to reassure you that we try to make sure that our rates are always the lowest, if you reserve on this website and if not, and we have made a mistake, not only will we match the rate that you can book on another website, we will reduce the rate by the difference.

Yes we have FREE WIFI in hotspots all around the property, and it is for guests who are staying with us, there are different networks, so ask a member of staff for the appropriate password.

Yes we have a Free Car Park which is for guests staying with us, It is located to the back of the property.


If you arrive in Kenmare, call into us and we will direct you around to the car park.

You can also park on the street for free after 3.00 in the afternoon until the following morning at 11.00. If you want directions to our car park give us a call at 064 6642321 or +353 6642321 if calling from outside Ireland.

Yes all our Rooms are non smoking. As a matter of fact all inside the property is non smoking, but you can enjoy a cigarette in our out side Patio / Beer garden.

All our Room are ensuite. If you require a room with Shower only / or Bath only, email us after you have made you reservation and we will arrange this for you.

We are located on Henry Street, in the Centre of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, our GPS coordinates are as follows:   51.879308,-9.583575

If your Child is traveling with you, and sleeps in the same bed , then we do not charge. We class children up to the age of 11, after this age they have the same requirements as an adult. If you have children, look at these room options.


Our Family Room – This will sleep 2 adults and 2 children. As this room has 1 double bed and 2 single beds, it is possible to have an infant in a cot in this Room. Also the rate you see on our online system is the rate for all of you and include Breakfast and taxes.

Yes we have cots, and recommend 1 cot per room due to the fact that more than 1 congests the room, and there are problems about access in relation to fire regulations. Cots are free if they are reserved when you book your room direct on this website. All you have to do is to email us after you have made your reservation to inform us that you need a cot / crib. If you arrive on the day and request a cot / crib there may be an extra charge.

Toggle ContentWhen you are making a reservation on our own web site, there is an option of ‘ Cleaning ‘ .If you are choosing to stay in one of our Appartments, our Studio, or our slef catering Townhouses / Villas, if you would like  a cleaning in the middle of your stay, choose this and we will give the unit a quick clean mid stay.

Our Check in times is after 14.00. If you want to arrive earlier please call us at 064 6642321 on the morning of arrival to arrange this. Check out time is at 11.00, if you would like to check out later inform a member of staff the evening before you depart and we will organize this for you.

We have no problems with you bringing you children to the bar, we just ask adults to keep their children seated at all times, and remind you that the legal drinking age in Ireland is 18.


After 22.00 it is expected that parents with children should leave the Bar, but we do not request this as a lot of families come to our bar for food and also to listen to the music, so we have no problems with you staying a little late to listen to the music.

To find our what live music is on for a certain time, call the Bar Staff, as they can advise who is playing on certain nights. You can call the Bar staff at 064 6642321, and they will inform you about music.

We start food from 12.00 midday and we close at different time during the year. The earliest time we close is 21.00, and we close later during the main summer months. To find out what time we close call our restaurant staff at 064 6642321 and they will advise you.

Apologies we cannot allow pets on the property as this is against health regulations. It is possible to have your pet in our all weather beer garden to the back of the property. Call our bar staff at 064 66 42317 and they will direct you to the all weather beer garden.

If you would like to eat and drink in O’Donnabhain’s there is no problem with access, and we have suitable toilet facilities on the ground floor. For people who would like to stay with us unfortunately all our bedrooms are located on the first and second floors, so it would not be possible to get to your rooms. You can still call to the bar on the ground floor for some food and drink.

Guesthouse is an Irish only thing. In England they would call it an Inn. A Guesthouse as such is something between a Hotel and a Bed & Breakfast, in that you have a room that is similar in size, and layout to a hotel bedroom.


Most guesthouses have a Bar and provide food, so as such you get the facilities of a Hotel without having to pay hotel rates.

A guesthouse is usually a family owned and managed operation, so you have a lot of interaction with the owners, which can be great, as we can advise you on what to do, where to see, while in the area.

Whereas in a hotel a lot of the staff would not be from the area, so they would not be able to advise as much on what to do and see. A Guesthouse, would be the comfort and quality and feel of a small hotel, at a better rate, and also compared to a Bed and Breakfast, you do not feel like your in the way when you are actually staying in someone’s home, feeling awkward in the Sitting Room, as you feel it is not a separate Guest space.

Our power is 220 Volt. If you are from the US it is better to get your transformer in Ireland.

Our contact details are:


Email: reservations@odonnabhain-kenmare.com
Telephone: (Int) 00 353 87 243 9304
Telephone: (Irl) 087 243 9304

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