Friday 28 July 2017

Forget Airbnb - Ireland's Top 10 B&Bs have been named for 2017

Trivago Awards 2017

The Tides guesthouse in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
The Tides guesthouse in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
A bedroom at The Tides, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Ireland's Top 10 B&Bs have been announced as part of hotel search site trivago's annual hospitality awards.

The Tides in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry topped the B&B charts in a survey based on over 175 million aggregated reviews globally, trivago.ie said.

Six of the Top 10 properties are located in Co. Kerry, with two in Co. Galway, one in Co. Cork and one in Co. Carlow.

Trivago's Top 10 B&Bs in Ireland

  1. The Tides, Ballybunion
  2. Avlon House, Carlow
  3. Greenmount House, Dingle
  4. Camp Junction House B&B, Tralee
  5. Heatons Guesthouse, Dingle
  6. Algret House, Killarney
  7. Oranhill Lodge, Oranmore
  8. The Courtyard, Bunratty
  9. Sea Breeze Lodge, Galway
  10. Brook Manor Lodge, Tralee

“It is a great honour to be recognised by travellers as the best B&B in Ireland," said David Walsh, owner of The Tides in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

The family-run property is a Fáilte Ireland five-star rated guesthouse.

trivago.ie's Top 10 Irish B&Bs for 2017
trivago.ie's Top 10 Irish B&Bs for 2017

Other trivago Awards saw The Merrion win best five-star hotel, while Harvey's Point in Donegal won best four-star and Killarney's Killeen House took best three-star.

Killeen House also took the award for best guest service, while Dublin's Ariel House bagged the top gong for best accommodation breakfast in Ireland.

Only hotels and B&Bs with sufficient availability and at least 20 reviews were taken into consideration for the awards, the search site said.

“We aggregate and analyse more than 175 million reviews from websites all over the world," explained Johannes Thomas, Managing Director at trivago.

"This gives us strong insights into what hotels are particularly good at."

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