Guide Books


This isn’t a quick stop on the way to somewhere – it’s an end destination.  There are never more than six guests at a time, so get booking!
By The Water’s Edge – Ireland’s Best Coastal Retreats

Iskeroon is written up in a number of independent guidebooks, including:

  • Taschen’s The Hotel Book – Great Escapes Europe
  • The Bridgestone Guide’s “100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland”
  • Karen Brown’s “Ireland: Charming Inns & Itineraries”
  • The Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Ireland guide
  • The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide
  • Frommer’s Ireland Guide
  • Alastair Sawday’s “Special Places to Stay in Ireland”
  • Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide
  • Cadogan Guide to South West Ireland
  • By The  Water’s Edge – Ireland’s Best Coastal Retreats

We have no control over what these guidebooks write about us, and none of these books charge us to be included.  Many other so-called independent guidebooks do charge for entry and we are constantly being asked by them to join – we always refuse.


Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay Ireland

“Peace and wild beauty for couples – scurry down the cliff path to the beach for a picnic or invigorating swim. Stylishly out of this world! This is almost certainly the most beautiful view in Ireland – sea and sky and that’s about it. You drop down a steep hill, turn left at the tiny pier, then rumble up the track and arrive in paradise. Expect nothing but peace and wild beauty and some very friendly chickens. There are paths to whisk you up to the cliffs or down to the beach, the latter perfect for picnics and cricket and swimming; boats to the Skelligs leave from the pier. Back at the coach house you find three gorgeous apartments, two up, one down. The upstairs apartments flood with light and come with decked terraces (one looks out to sea). The downstairs one is larger – and if you’re here for a week you’ll be grateful for the extra space. All are generously priced, all come in delicious style: warm colours, smart fabrics, lovely bathrooms, books galore. Super kitchens (neatly fitted on the landing of the upstairs apartments) have all you’ll need to whisk up a three-course meal. There are gardens, too, semi-tropical no less, that are full of rare Kerry lilies. Don’t miss Derrynane, an invigorating walk along the cliffs. Out of this world.”


Bridgestone Guide 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland

“Iskeroon’s extraordinary location at the ocean’s edge explains its world-wide renown, and David and Geraldine have designed and furnished their suites and self-catering apartment with exactly the right sort of chic rusticity. Iskeroon is pretty unforgettable, pretty amazing”


Frommer’s Ireland

“This is as good as it gets for this price … It’s got the best of both worlds: tranquil and yet just a short walk away to the beach or a lovely pub or a pier, for island cruises. This place gets sold out long in advance, so book early.”


Karen Brown’s Ireland, Exceptional Places to Stay

“Even though it is only just over 4 kilometres from the Ring of Kerry, Iskeroon is one of the most hidden and secluded properties in Ireland … and boasts the most spectacular view in Ireland – truly a hidden gem.”


Taschen’s Hotel Book

Taschen’s Hotel Book is a guide to some of “the most spectacular getaways in Europe.” Although Iskeroon is emphatically not a hotel, we were delighted to be included in this amazing book, the first in a series of ‘Hotel Books’ published by Taschen. Iskeroon is the only place in the Republic of Ireland of the 43 places featured, which include the Ice Hotel in Sweden, the Cipriani in Venice, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St Moritz and the Portixol in Palma. One couple from Japan read about Iskeroon in this book, and came here for their honeymoon, taking 24 hours non-stop from Tokyo, and speaking not a word of English. We think (and hope) they enjoyed themselves a lot – their comment in the Visitors’ Book is of course in Japanese.

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