FAQs

We have answered some frequently asked questions below but please do not hesitate to get in contact with us should you have any further queries. 

Location

Every week we have guests departing our home who regret not staying longer in Dingle. Dingle tends to be a highlight (if not ‘the’ highlight) of their Ireland vacation – there is a reason it has been famously described by National Geographic as “one of the most beautiful places in the world” but Dingle has so much more to offer than just it’s scenic beauty.

1 day is definitely not enough. With 1 day you can say that you have seen some of Dingle but you will not have experienced it. 2 days is better but 3 days or more is probably ideal.

We are located on the Slea Head Drive side of the town (western side) – very close to Dingle Distillery and Dingle Pitch & Putt/Crazy Golf. We are a 1km / 15 min waterfront walk (or 2 minute drive) into Dingle town center strolling by Dingle’s beautiful marina and colourful fishing boats. Our home is perched on the crest of a hill which gives us expansive panoramic views over Dingle Bay. For more information please see the ‘Location’ page on our website.

Yes, Cill Bhreac House is a 1km / 15 min waterfront walk into Dingle town center. Many of our guests stroll into town in the evening for dinner/drinks. It’s a beautiful walk with plenty of distractions along the way as you pass by Dingle Distillery, the estuary at Milltown bridge (bird haven!), Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium and of course Dingle’s beautiful marina and colourful fishing boats.

Yes, there are plenty of local operators proving a taxi service in Dingle. Taxis tend to be readily available. Prices are reasonable for the short 2 minute journey into / home from Dingle Town center. We’ll give you a list of contact details for all the various operators on check-in.  

We provide a complimentary pick-up / drop-off service from the local bus stop – just get in touch with us to make collection arrangements.

Kerry Airport is the closest airport to Dingle (55km / 50 minute drive).  

County Kerry is also serviced by Cork airport (150km / 2 hours 20 minutes’ drive), Shannon airport (170km / 2 hours 30 minutes’ drive) and Dublin airport (350km / 4 hours’ drive).

Further information on how to get to Dingle is available on Dingle Peninsula Tourism’s ‘How to Get Here’ page

Tralee is the closest train station to Dingle (49km / 50 minute drive) but you can also arrive into Killarney train station (65km / 1 hour drive).

Further information on how to get to Dingle is available on Dingle Peninsula Tourism’s ‘How to Get Here’ page

Bus services to / from Dingle all come and go from the bus stop at the rear of the local SuperValu supermarket. If you are arriving to Dingle by bus let us know – we’ll happily provide you with a complimentary pick-up / drop-off service.

Further information on how to get to Dingle is available on Dingle Peninsula Tourism’s ‘How to Get Here’ page

Booking Process / Cancellation Policy / Rates

For the best available rate, always book directly via either our website www.cillbhreachouse.com, by phoning us on +353 66 9151358 or sending an e-mail to us at info@cillbhreachouse.com. Booking our B&B (or indeed any other B&B) through any other third party site / channel will unfortunately result in you paying extra (booking fees, commission fees, etc.).

We operate a very fair and flexible cancellation policy. We apply no charges on cancellations made 72 hours or more in advance of your arrival date. If a booking is cancelled within 72 hours, the first night’s stay will be charged unless we succeed in reselling the room. For no-shows, the full cost of the reservation is charged. Obviously, in the event that you need to cancel your reservation with us we would greatly appreciate as much prior notice as possible.

Yes, to guarantee your security and ensure privacy, our booking engine uses SSL encryption. When your data is transferred online, the information provided in various forms is automatically encrypted. The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption system automatically codes the data before it is sent across the internet. It is only decrypted when it arrives on our server.

No, zero upfront payment is taken.  Bills can be settled on the morning of your departure (or earlier should that be your preference). Credit card details are requested during the booking process to guarantee your reservation only.

Yes, we are totally upfront with our pricing. All prices quoted include breakfast and all taxes / charges. 

Yes, please do get in touch to discuss further – simply phone us on +353 66 9151358 or e-mail us at info@cillbhreachouse.com.

For bookings made directly with us, simply phone us on +353 66 9151358 or e-mail us at info@cillbhreachouse.com and we will make any necessary amendments for you.

Arrivals / Departures FAQs

Yes, we offer complimentary private off-street car parking for all of our guests (no reservation required).

We do our best to have all rooms ready by 1pm.  That being said, you are more than welcome to stop off earlier than that, collect your key, drop off your luggage, and we can give you a map, tips, recommendations, etc.

Rooms must be vacated by 11am on the morning of your departure to allow for sufficient changeover time for our next guests. If your collection time for your onward journey is later we will gladly store your luggage and feel free to use our lounge areas while you wait.

Of course not – we accommodate late check-ins all the time. If you feel that you are going to be arriving later than 6p.m. on your arrival date, just simply telephone / e-mail ahead to let us know.

Yes, of course. We can finalise your bill/payment the day before departure.  We can also provide you with a light ‘Grab & Go’ breakfast for your onward journey – just let us know the day/night before and we will be happy to arrange that for you

Bills can be settled on the morning of your departure (or earlier should that be your preference). Payment can be made in cash. Alternatively a bank transfer can arranged in advance of your stay if that is preferable – just let us know.  Please be aware that there are no credit / debit card processing facilities available on-site.

Yes, we will happily store your luggage for you while it awaits collection / transfer.

Facilities / Rooms

Yes, there is complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi available access throughout Cill Bhreac House.  We are fortunate to have a direct fibre-to-the-home connection which provides us with the fastest available possible speeds.

Yes – Tea and Coffee making facilities are available in all rooms.

Yes, we have ground floor rooms of all of our room types available. Please request this preference at booking stage.

We have a couple of different options available for families:

  • We have a quadruple bedroom which contains one double bed and two single beds (sleeping 4 persons in total).
  • We also have triple bedrooms which contain one double bed and one single bed (sleeping 3 persons in total).

While we do not have interconnecting guest bedrooms, adjoining rooms may be convenient for you. For example, on our ground floor our quadruple bedroom and triple bedroom are located side-by-side.

Don’t hesitate in contacting us if you would like to talk through your specific requirements.

Yes, we can provide a travel cot for you in your room but please request one during the booking process to ensure it is available. There is no extra cost for a baby/infant bed.

Yes, all rooms are serviced on a daily basis.

Yes, each bedroom is supplied with an electrical adaptor (with electrical sockets located above each bedside locker for ease of access). For your convenience, USB charging ports are also available in each bedroom.

Yes, each bedroom has a hairdryer, and electrical adaptors are available for other electrical devices that you may be travelling with.

Yes, your private en-suite bathroom will be stocked with complimentary toiletries including shampoo, body wash and beauty soap.

Yes, a full set of white fluffy towels, including face / wash cloths, are supplied in your private en-suite bathroom. 

Dining Information

Our home cooked prepared-to-order breakfast is served in our breakfast room from 8:15am to 9:30am

Yes, a light ‘Grab & Go’ breakfast is also being offered for your convenience if you would rather skip the breakfast room and get going on your travels earlier– just let us know the day/night before and we will be happy to arrange that for you.

Yes, all special dietary requirements are catered for. We have an extensive breakfast offering a wide range of choices featuring on both our breakfast buffet and cooked to order ‘main’ menu.  Please let us know any special dietary requirements that you may have at the booking stage, and we will make sure your needs are catered for during your stay. Our breakfast menu is available at http://www.cillbhreachouse.com/breakfast

Yes, there is a cooler fridge available for your use in our balcony lounge.

No, we do not offer a dinner service at Cill Bhreac House. There is an abundance of excellent award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes and all budgets in nearby Dingle Town – you won’t be disappointed. It is not that long ago since Dingle was named the No 1 Foodie Town in Ireland after all!

No, we do not have a liquor license. That being said, you are welcome to bring along your own favourite tipple and sit back, relax and enjoy a glass or two in one of our relaxation areas while taking in the breath-taking views over Dingle Bay and Dingle town. We have a cooler fridge in our balcony lounge and wine glasses, tumblers, etc. are available in your bedroom.

Property / General

Yes we do – Cill Bhreac House is where we are fortunate to call our ‘home’? Cill Bhreac House was originally started by Ronan’s parents, Angela and Ronan, in 1989. John, a carpenter by trade, actually built the original house. Ronan and his wife Orla then officially took over the running of the family business in 2015. 

Yes, Cill Bhreac House is non-smoking house. Ireland has a smoking ban in all places of work including restaurants, pubs, hotels etc. If you do wish to smoke we have numerous outside areas with seating which are convenient for smokers including the balcony off the lounge and a garden patio area downstairs.

While we do not provide an on-site laundry service, there is a great serviced laundry in Dingle town called Dingle Cleaners (Web: https://www.dinglecleaners.com, Phone: +353 66 9150680). Normally if you leave your laundry with them in the morning, they will have it ready for collection in the afternoon. They are open Mondays through Saturday, closed on Sundays and Public Holiday Mondays.

Yes, we have a garage available at the rear of our house which you are welcome to use for storage / drying (e.g. bicycles, golf clubs, fishing gear, surf boards, scooters).

We love pets and are huge dog lovers in particular but unfortunately, and for the comfort of other guests (allergies, etc.), apart from guide dogs that assist with mobility / independence, we do not permit pets inside Cill Bhreac House. West Kerry Kennels provide a boarding service should you require it: +353 87 7433726.

Dingle

Dingle has established itself as one of the top foodie and fine dining towns in Ireland with an abundance of great options to choose from. We are spoilt with freshly caught seafood, mountain grazed lamb, grass feed beef, locally produced cheeses, home grown seasonal vegetables and herbs, etc. It really is no surprise that Dingle was voted No. 1 Foodie Town in Ireland. On check-in you can advise us of your dining preferences and we will gladly tailor some recommendations to suit. We are happy to assist you in making reservations too if you so wish. 

If you have your heart set on a particular restaurant for a particular date / time, then yes it would be advisable to reserve a table before arriving in Dingle. Otherwise, with such a variety of great restaurants to choose from you should be able to get a table on the day. On check-in we are happy to provide you with recommendations based on your preferences and will gladly assist you in making reservations too if you so wish. 

Dingle has a vibrant social scene with bustling pubs that offer up live Irish music seven nights a week – good ole Irish ‘craic’ is 100% guaranteed. It is also the only town in Ireland where you will have the fun opportunity to witness a Dingle native and five time world champion Irish dancer mesmerising onlookers with his fancy footwork.    

You have the music, you have the dancing, and you have the drink (including the locally produced Dingle Gin and Dingle Whiskey) but part of the lure of Dingle’s nightlife it that is delightfully dominated by old traditional venues, handed down from generation to generation. These establishments still carry the enchanting memories and traditions of the generations gone before us – listen carefully and you will be sure to hear the latest generation of locals fondly reciting the stories and tales of their elders.

On check-in we’ll tailor specific recommendations to suit your evening / night time preferences.