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“Cute cottage to get away from it all.”
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Review of Galvins Cottage

Traditional Cottage recessed in the landscape,with stunning views, peaceful setting, cosy atmosphere
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Traditional Cottage recessed in the landscape,with stunning views, peaceful setting, cosy atmosphere
Spectacular sea view Cosy & relaxing, get to read those several books reserved for the holidays
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17 reviews
Traditional Cottage recessed in the landscape,with stunning views, peaceful setting, cosy atmosphere
Spectacular sea view
Cosy & relaxing, get to read those several books reserved for the holidays
Fully equipped kitchen to cook your favourite dishes
Peaceful sleep with spectacular sea view from the bedroom
Traditional bedsteads inkeeping with cottage ambience
Magical view out the bay from all rooms
Enjoy the view for breakfast, soak up the calm atmosphere, relax with your favourite book
Ocean view from Galvins
Derrynane Beach voted No.2  in Tripadvisor 'Traveler's Choice 'Top 10 Beaches — Ireland' 2016
Spectacular Derrynane Bay & Harbour as seen from the Ring of Kerry
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way
Gaze at the stars, area designated as an Amazing Dark Sky Reserve for its pristine skies
Safe Swimming in Derrynane  Blue Flag Beach or long romantic walks, the choice is yours!
Surf the broad Atlantic
Safe swimming in local smaller beach
One of the many Local Kerry Way walking trails, through forest, coastline and hills
Spoilt for choice: Home baking for breakfast, walking, cycling, history
Rib trips, one of the many activities the area has to offer
Changing colours of the Ring of Kerry landscape
Music at the Blind Piper, Caherdaniel where excellent food is served also
Bathroom with overhead electric shower
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Caherdaniel, County Kerry

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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EmmieLou8...
Drogheda, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cute cottage to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Myself & my boyfriend stayed here for his birthday weekend. It was the perfect place to go and relax and unwind after Christmas.
It is a secluded, cosy little cottage on a hillside, overlooking the sea. It is basic and comfortable and in a good location, cloe to Caherdaniel Village and some amazing beaches.
I thought from the description that we could walk in & out of Caherdaniel at night time as it said it was only 1km away, but it is in fact about 3km away. Not a bad walk, but not safe to walk at night time. you can easily get a taxi from Freddies or the Blind Piper (definitely recommend going to Freddies, a great little spot with tonnes of character!! Freddie himself is brilliant).
I'll definitely come back again though, absolutely loved the surrounding area. The scenery is out of this world and utterly breath taking.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Galvins Cottage on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the location,its atmosphere and surroundings. Apologies for stating the wrong distance to the village in the description, but we are happy that you found the taxi service good.
Your comments are much appreciated and we look forward to meeting you again soon.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family
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Ulla K
Mariefred, Sweden
1 review
“We loved the place.”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Galvin cottage was perfect, we loved the Place. The view over the ocean, the fireplace. the kitchen was well equiped. The beds were perfect.

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Liked best: Fireplace
Liked least: bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
14 Oct 2014
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your 2 week stay at Galvins Cottage so much and thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor.It was a pleasure to meet you both.
Thank you again and all the best.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
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Hendrik E...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Very nice view, nice beds, good shed with washer and drier.”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Derrynane House nearby, Seasports also! It is a very good basis for sightseeing the Western part of the Ring of Kerry. A five minutes private walk way takes you up even higher to enjoy the view!

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Liked best: The peace and quietness and the view.
Liked least: Accesroad rather steep, difficult with our wheelchair.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
13 Oct 2014
We appreciate you taking the time to write and post a review of your recent stay at Galvins Cottage. Thank you too for highlighting what you enjoyed about the area and the position of Galvins for exploring the Region.
Thank you again and all the best.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
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pjb0st0n
Wirral
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location but tired property”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The cottage itself is up a long winding road, with a beautiful view across to the sea. However, to access the perfect beach cove you need to walk along a busy main road with no pavement which takes about 10 minutes. The cottage is basic and needs a good overhaul. We arrived just as the owner was cleaning ready for our stay and gave us info on the local area & who to contact with regards to boat trips to the Skelligs. The local shops are expensive & having to stock up on tea, milk, sugar and cereals meant either a hefty bill or a 20 minute drive to a "supermarket". O'Carrolls beach bar has WiFi if you should want it.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Oct 2014
Thank you for posting a review of Galvins Cottage and commenting on its seaview. I am sorry that you found some aspects of your stay of concern but hope that your overall holiday experience at Galvins was an enjoyable one. The section of the walk along the main road to the nearby cove can be busy in the high season but thankfully no one to my knowledge has sustained an injury or has there been a fatality. While I cannot speak for the local shops I suspect the seasonal nature of their business and distance for deliveries means they cannot compete on price with larger stores. With regard to the cottage itself I would hope the description and price reflect what the customer can expect. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Galvins Cottage
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Being there
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2014
Thank you for posting a review of Galvins Cottage and including some details on the surrounding facilities. I know you always enjoy your stay there and look forward to meeting you again soon.
Josephine & O'Neill Family
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