Travel Writers Reviews
The Irish are exceptionally well traveled in their own country, and everyone I talked to who knew Iskeroon said it has the best views their land has to offer.
Travel and Leisure
Iskeroon has been featured in a number of newspaper and magazine articles – here is a selection:
Condé Nast Traveler
There’s no finer setting in Ireland than that of Iskeroon, set amid four acres of rambling subtropical gardens on the Ring of Kerry’s tranquil Derrynane Harbour. Indoors, the palette is bold and warm; outside, the rugged coast gives on to wide, deserted crescents of sand. Seamus, the family dog, will lead you to hidden paths along the shore in the peerless morning light.
This UK Sunday newspaper listed 20 of Ireland’s “most elegant, welcoming and intriguing hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes” and Iskeroon was listed as number one. “There’s beauty in simplicity and Iskeroon does it better than most in this stunning part of Ireland.”
The Washington Post
Iskeroon has an arrestingly beautiful setting overlooking Derrynane Harbour. It’s got the best of both worlds: tranquil and yet just a short walk to the beach or a lovely pub, or the pier for cruises to the Skelligs. With only three rooms, this place gets sold out long in advance, so book early.
Travel and Leisure
You can “do” the Ring of Kerry a thousand times and Iskeroon will never reveal itself. Hidden 2½ miles below the coastal road at the bottom of a steep, skinny lane bedeviled with switchbacks, the most adorable B&B in Ireland does not believe in signs, and why should it? Iskeroon’s worldly (not sugary) brand of adorableness and utterly secluded seafront location ensure that it never wants for business. It’s the kind of place where people have standing reservations for the same room for the same dates year after year. What that means for you if you’ve never stayed there is that your only hope of getting in is if … somebody dies. An hour from Kenmare, in what connoisseurs of the Ring consider the prettiest pocket of the Iveragh Peninsula, Iskeroon was built in 1936 to accommodate overflow guests of the Earl of Dunraven and his American wife, Nancy, who summered in a 19th-century house a few hundred yards up the shore. (Yes, these are the same Dunravens whose family owned Adare Manor in County Limerick, before it was sold to Floridians from Palm Beach and became a luxury resort.) Nancy Yuille, as she was known before she married, put her famously green thumb to work at Iskeroon, where foxgloves and the rare Kerry lily grow wild and in abundance. The nearly four-acre subtropical garden of tree ferns, palms, hydrangeas, and arbutus she bravely planted among the husky limestone outcroppings terminates in a private jetty. The Irish are exceptionally well traveled in their own country, and everyone I talked to who knew Iskeroon said it has the best views their land has to offer. Iskeroon is a romantic, elemental wind-tossed place that makes it easy to fall in love with nature, the sea, someone, yourself.
Hotel et Lodge
Un lieu d’exception pour les amoureux de la nature.
Die unterkunft mit Atlantikblick sollte man lange im voraus reservieran – denn Iskeroon besitzt nur drei Gastezimmer. Umbegen ist es von einem subtropschen Garted, dr zum Meer und dem eigenen Pier hin abfallt. Auysflugsziele in der Umgebung sind der nur wenige Kilometer entfernte Ring of Kerry und der Derrynane National Historic Park.