The best bargain hotel is right on our doorstep


Castlewood House in beautiful Dingle has been voted the best bargain hotel in the world. Yes, the world!

And that’s not all for the little B&B – they were also named No. 1 Best Small Hotel in Ireland.

The boutique hotel received the prestigious awards when TripAdvisor unveiled their 2014 Traveller Choice awards, as voted by travellers.

The pretty Co. Kerry hotel also ranked 70th in the world and second in Europe in the category of small hotel.

The bed and breakfast is Dingle’s newest boutique property and owners Helen and Brian Heaton boast that their hotel’s attention to detail sets the “standards where others follow.”

Obviously the owners were chuffed with the win.  Helen said: “It’s great for us and our whole team here. We put our heart and soul into the whole operation and when you get an accolade like that it is a great morale booster for everybody.”

She also believes that running a business is “very much a labour of love”. It’s obvious that the husband and wife love their hotel quite a lot.