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Kells Bay House and Gardens
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Kells Co. Kerry Ireland
+353 66 947
Botanical Garden, Guest House
Botanical Garden
Guest House
Thai Restaurant
Kells Bay House & Gardens is Ireland's premier sub-tropical botanical garden situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. 
We are a 4 star Country House with accommodation in our 1838 former Hunting Lodge. We have a Café open daily and also our Sala Thai restaurant in the Dining Room in the main house is open daily (please call during the off season for bookings).

The Victorian gardens are set on over 40 acres with the biggest collection of tree ferns in the Northern Hemisphere. The gardens include a Ladies Walled Garden, Primeval Forest, Bamboo Glade, River Walk, Waterfall, Dinosaur Walk amongst over 3km of walks.
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Classic rooms in a Victorian-style manor offering casual and refined dining options, plus 6 gardens.- Google
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Vicky Black
3 weeks ago
This is the best B&B we have ever stayed in. We stayed here in May 2015. The room was really well presented, the sea view was beautiful & the bed so comfy. The gardens are just magical! Felt so relaxed during our stay. It just wasn't long enough, so we will be going back for longer this year.
Mick Nolan
10 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed a 3 night stay in this wonderful house in January 2015 and I can imagine what it would be like in Spring, Summer or Autumn. The host and staff were very welcoming and the accommodation was superb. We dined in their Thai restaurant which was top notch and very reasonably priced for the quality provided. As a keen amateur photographer I had lots to keep me busy both in the gardens and the general area, even in the depths of winter. Highly recommended!!!!
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ruth stokes
11 months ago
The perfect place for a quiet getaway. A beautiful & wonderfully comfortable house nestled away in the depths of nature. The rooms are spacious & really comfortable, merging the classic old style with a contemporary feel. Our room had a great view out over the treetops across to Dingle Bay.The grounds are absolutely amazing.. stroll in the deep green & enjoy the fantastic wooden sculptures. My favourite was the reclining chair carved into the tree truck which spans the river far below, and where I can't wait to get back to & lie reading a book listening to the water flowing on a warm spring or summer day. I didn't try the Thai cuisine this visit, but I hear it's fab, and I'm really looking forward to getting back there in April, spending a day wandering the gardens/ strolling down to the beach 5 mins walk away, and then coming back for a Thai feast & an evening reading by a blazing fire! If you're looking for silence & a complete switch off in luxury... this is definitely the place to go!
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seamus fleming
a year ago
My wife and I moved to Kerry from Dublin last year, we have two boys and two dogs. We usually stay in Ireland for holidays. We booked into Kells Bay House in mid-July this year. Had not been to Kells previously. The gardens are fabulous, a real wonder and the kids loved it. The scenery is breath-taking there. The food and hospitality was top class. Felt very relaxed and welcomed there. The Dingle Bay suite really is great and can easily accommodate more than four. It is a little secret Narnia Land there so we will be going back for sure before the season closes. There is so much History there as well. One evening, we took a 10 minute relaxing stroll from Kells Bay House to the Kells Bay beach and pier. Parents & kids were in heaven there. Time stands still in that part of the world and you get the chance to appreciate time along with the undisturbed beauty of S W Kerry. We then travelled on to Valentia and Portmagee to wrap up a fabulous and magnificent experience of what S W Kerry really has to offer. It is not cheap but it is very reasonable and excellent value. Like I said a return trip is on the cards to relive that experience once again before School beckons.
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Seán McQ
2 weeks ago
stunning place, fabulous service, great food and the gardens are really impressive. I can't wait to go back.
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Brian Flynn
8 months ago
My favorite Oasis in Kerry!! Kells Bay House is a great venue for a family break, it is the epitome of rest and relaxation...the magnificent carved wooden Dinosaurs lurking amidst the trees have to be seen to be believed.....excellent food in the restaurant....very comfortable accommodation....5 stars all the way!
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Rory O Connor
9 months ago
I recently stayed in this wonder place. It is an oasis of calm away from the rest of the world. Spotlessly clean bedroom, warm and friendly welcome, excellent food. Well worth a visit.
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Keith Alexander
a year ago
An amazing experience. Driven by passion and expertise, the gardens are exquisite. The hospitality second to none. Beautiful accommodation and truly fabulous food. Go now, you will not be disappointed.


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