County Kerry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland, for good reason. Its wild and rugged coastline is exquisitely beautiful, with jagged, rocky outcrops and stunning blue seas. The drive around the Ring of Kerry is one of the highlights of the area – a three hour drive around the most beautiful parts of the county is a must for all visitors.
Sheen Falls Lodge Relais & Chateaux is a delightful hotel to visit in the popular town of Kenmare, which is perfectly placed for visitors wishing to navigate the Ring of Kerry, or indeed around the adjacent Beara Peninsula.
Kenmare itself is a charming town – busy and bustling in summer months with visitors keen to see the local attractions for themselves. Sheen Falls Lodge Relais & Châteaux is situated just a few minutes outside the town of Kenmare and is surrounded by purple heather covered mountains and cascading waterfalls. The hotel is actually situated on the falls, which offer the most dramatic views from guest bedrooms and the dining room, which is appropriately named Le Cascade.
Sheen Falls Lodge is a large, traditional hotel, which offers a wide range of facilities for guests. There is a delightful spa, which uses Voya Organic Irish products, and a large pool and spa area.
Rooms are spacious and many offer fantastic views over the falls. Some rooms have been very tastefully refurbished in a very sophisticated modern style, with large, comfortable beds, huge bathrooms and every comfort you need.
Dinner at La Cascade is a must. Start with a delicious cocktail in the bar first, and make your way into the dining room, where you can enjoy the best views from the property. The food is great and allergies are catered for well. Sheen Falls also has one of the most significant wine lists in the country, and so guests are able to tour the cellars with Quentin, the sommelier, before dinner, which is a real highlight.
Staff at Sheen Falls are especially helpful and friendly, going way above and beyond the call of duty to make your stay special. We found that they were able to suggest some really memorable trips and excursions to enjoy.
A visit to Sheen Falls is very highly recommended indeed for a most relaxing and enjoyable break and also to enjoy this most beautiful part of Ireland.
For reservations call contact Relais & Châteaux: www.relaischateaux.com
Rooms are priced from £185-375 and suites are priced from £200-625 on a per room per night basis; breakfast is €24 per person. Prices include taxes.
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