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The Bord Failte Approved Smugglers Inn, Waterville, is a second generation family business established in 1980 and sits beside a 2km sandy beach. It is well known for it's warm hospitality, comfortable en-suite bedrooms complete with TV, hair dryer, tea & coffee facilities, and most rooms boasting breathtaking sea or mountain views. Recommended by many good food guides, the award winning gourmet restaurant with panoramic sea views overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, serves modern Irish and continental cuisine and specialises in fresh locally sourced seafood, meats and other produce, showcasing prime ingredients from along the Wild Atlantic Way. See live lobsters in our tank. Variety of bar snacks also served in our fully licensed bar. Chef/Proprietor: Henry Hunt. Waterville is popular for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits - for golf fanatics you could almost tee-off from the Smugglers Inn to the world famous 18 hole championship Waterville Golf Links. For fishermen the nearby Lough Currane is popular for catching salmon & sea trout; hikers might like to walk the Kerry Way; or you can go horseback riding along the beach or through the forest - something for all to enjoy.
Attentiveness in the restaurant and bar was exceptional. The food, although expensive presumably on the basis of reputation, was fantastic and value for money. The room was comfortable but we struggled with the size of the bathroom which was smaller than the wardrobe. The sea view was great but would have been a great deal better if the windows had been cleaned which obviously had not been attended to for some time. Overall assessment was of a great place situated in a beautiful area which lacks finishing touches.
A lovely place. A very friendly staff and the food was excellent. And if you are golfing, right across the street from Waterville golf course.
We just returned from a 2 week trip to Ireland and the night we spent here was our favorite! The room, the dining and the view are all spectacular! We stayed in a room with a sunroom overlooking the bay. So relaxing and beautiful. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was lovely. We had dinner downstairs and I could not overstate how wonderful the meal was. The chef is so creative and the dishes were impeccably prepared and served. The staff is so friendly and comfortable to talk with as well. We ate our meal while watching the sunset and then took a walk on the beach. We enjoyed this evening so much and will remember it always! Breakfast was also perfectly prepared! We enthusiastically recommend The Smugglers Inn for accommodation and dinner and we will definitely return for a longer stay! Thank you for a wonderful memory!
Situated on the famous Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way in quiet location, 1 mile from the village of Waterville, on a 2 km sandy beach, this family run establishment is a haven for the golfer, fisherman, swimmer, horse-rider, walker and anyone who enjoys fine scenery.