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River Island Hotel

Lower Main Street, Castleisland Ireland
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The River Island Hotel is a hotel which is relaxed and contemporary, offering a homely feel. In Castleisland, you are in the heart of the Siabh Luachra, a part of Ireland that is known and respected for it's love and contributions to traditional Irish music and dance.
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Free internet
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Carolyn T wrote a review Sep 2021
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Staying in a nearby Airbnb and our host recommended this hotel for food. Said it was very good and she was absolutely right. Menu had a good selection and daily specials. The layout was Covid compliant with plenty of space between tables and I regularly saw the staff use alcohol gel. We got starters and a main meal which were both fabulous. Sadly we had no room for desserts yet they looked great. By and far the highlight was the service. Geraldine is a star and so friendly, it was clear that she and Daniel were a real team. Both attentive and aware of all tables needs and basically rushed off their feet yet making it all look easy! Only in the area for a few days but we would happily eat there every evening. My father is ‘hard to please’ as they say and he gave it 5 stars so you know its good 😊
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking was possible on main street during evening.
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mssddj wrote a review Sep 2021
San Diego, California, USA50 contributions9 helpful votes
Overall, we had a great stay. The staff was wonderful and the food was very good as well. Most places in Ireland don't have AC, they don't either - so on the rare occasion it's warm, your room might be as well. The first room were were given was HOT and right above the bar (very noisy). They switched us to another room that was great.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't get the room above the bar nextdoor
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bowpa wrote a review Sep 2021
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom82 contributions49 helpful votes
This hotel is well placed on the Main Street in Castleisland and the staff are pleasant, welcoming and helpful in spite of problems with Covid. However, it is in need of a complete overhaul, including carpets and redecorating. In my room wallpaper was peeling off and the curtains were missing hooks. If you have mobility problems, this is not the hotel for you. There are lifts but there are many steps between half landings. I note there is a disabled lift from reception on Floor 1 to the restaurant on Floor 2, but I think you need a staff member to operate it. There are no walk-in showers, but they are overhead in the bath and impossible to access with a disability. The food is adequate but not of a particularly high standard, but then you get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
pamanntow wrote a review Sep 2021
Skipton, United Kingdom82 contributions70 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of a coach party as a base for doing the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Bay. The bedroom was a good size and very clean. A good hospitality tray with ample supplies. Good selection at evening meal and good. The breakfast was buffet style and plenty of choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative was it wouldn't be very good if you were in a wheelchair as once inside the door were steps up to reception,didn't see any other way in, there was a lift but to get to the dining room there were steps also there aren't any rooms with walkin showers only showers over the bath. But saying that it was a very enjoyable stay and would go again
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Pat H wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
had a two night stay with dinner,recently.the hotel has a lot of charm,with a lot of older staff who have great experience and personal skills!the food was good and big portions and a nice cozy bar.the rooms are a bit dated and the beds a bit lumpy,but clean.the only negative is castleisland itself.while its a great location for touring,there was nowhere open for dinner apart from the hotel itself.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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US$68 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Island Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to River Island Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Crag Cave (0.4 km), Rose of Tralee Monument (0.3 km), and St Stephen and St John's Church (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Island Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at River Island Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to River Island Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Country Market Restaurant, Pat's Cafe, and Chef Gerard.
Is River Island Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Castleisland.
Are any cleaning services offered at River Island Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to River Island Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Caherconree Fort (2.6 km).
Is River Island Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.