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I have been to Mary more than once and I can only recommend it. She tries everything humanly possible to respond to each guest individually. She gives tips, even if she can not get someone else. If I come back to Southern Kerry for a shorter stay, with or without a family, Mary is my first choice.
Maik Holstein -
Germany (August, 2018)
Great,Wonderful. Ms Mary the hostess with the most greatest personality. The house was so clean and no clutter or dust collectors.Ps just the way i like it.
United States (June, 2018)
We traveled through Ireland for 10 days but our stay at Calafont was our favorite. The breakfast was really great especially the fruit salad. Mary even helped us book a tour around the Skelligs and and gave us helpful tipps. We can only recommend staying with her!
Germany (June, 2018)
Very nice and quite place, not far from Portagee harbour, good place for excursion to Valentia Island, Ballynskellig Ring and above all the trip to Skellig St Michael Star Wars - episode VII -VIII
Friendly owner, good breakfast!
Italy (August, 2017)
Lovely place to stay with a very gracious host.
Canada (July, 2017)
One of the best accomodations of our holidays! The room was spacious, the bathroom looked newly renovated, breakfast was delicious and everything was very tidy. And our landlady gave us tips for the day - perfect!
Germany (July, 2017)
Excellent séjour à Calafont B&B.
Philippe Babinet -
France (June, 2017)
Lovely B and B with beautiful views of the harbor. Mary, the hostess is a very friendly and helpful lady. She gave us a delicious Irish breakfast in the morning and lit a peat fire in the dining room for us while we ate! I wish we had more time to chat with her. The room was very large and comfortable. There were several power strips around the room which was very helpful and not provided at other B and Bs that we stayed at. I would definitely recommend Calafont B and B.
Eileen And John Eder -
United States (June, 2017)
Thank you Mary, we had a wonderful time in your lovely b&b!!
Thanks a lot for your support regarding the boat trip to Skellig Michael. At least we did it and it was amazing :-
All the best for you and your Family
Kristina & Nico
Kristina & Nico Stahlke -
Germany (May, 2017)
Great place to stay. Fantastic views and an even better breakfast.
Bryan Kinsella -
Ireland (July, 2016)
A very comfortable B&B with splendid views across to the Island. Mary made us feel very at home, and helped with our meal and trip bookings.
Brian Fitzjohn -
United Kingdom (June, 2016)
We had a wonderful time of 4 days in the B&B house Calafont. Mary is a very friendly host and the breakfast was perfect. We will come back next year.
Dagmar And Ulrich Graß -
Germany (June, 2016)
Stayed 3 nights at caafont a excellent place to stay.
Mary was very helpful she booked me a trip to skellig Michael which was great, this is a beautiful part of Ireland ,would stay here again
Patrick Hunter -
United Kingdom (June, 2016)
Great B&B with a beautiful view of the ocean. Mary was very helpful, friendly, and made our stay. The house was clean and comfortable. Great breakfast. Portmagee is a great little town. She booked are trip Skellig Island which was very helpful! I would love to go back,
Katherine Emerick -
United States (June, 2016)
Had very pleasant stay here on our way round the ring of Kerry, the room was very nice the host very friendly, the breakfast was lovely and so was the views from the dining room sadly the internet was out of use on our visit but was informed it was soon to be fixed , apart from that we did miss the tea tray but was given a nice cup of tea when we arrived . Thank you again for a nice stay .
Sandra +dave Parsons -
United Kingdom (June, 2016)
We had a lovely stay at Calafont B&B on our trip around the Ring of Kerry and the whole island of Ireland. We arrived late in the evening and had slight problems to find the place because the coordinates put us to a slightly different place. After asking from locals we found the place along the Skellig Ring road. The madam of the house was very kind and sweet. She asked what we want for breakfast and it was perfect in the morning with Irish tea cups and stunning view from the window. The bed was comfortable and everyone had their own private bathrooms which was just renewed. We didn't know that the payment has to be paid in cash and so we had to go tho the local market to get cash in the morning. After all we had the best stay here during our week in Ireland if the price and quality is compared. Big thanks to the the madam!
Lauri L -
Finland (August, 2015)
Very nice accommodations and easy to to access to docks to Skellig Michael. The website we booked it through didn't have accurate GPS coordinates or the phone number of hostess so had to ask in town where the B&B was located.
Brenda D. -
United States (August, 2015)
Mary was a great host. We spend two wonderful nights. Mary was really helpful. She gave great advices for activities around the place. The boat she booked us on was great for travelling to Skellig. The boat captain was really experienced and tried to keep of the big waves. Our girls didn't feel too bad thanks to Brendan.
Thank you Mary for the great stay we enjoyed the time very much at your place.
Michael Hertwig And Friends -
Germany (August, 2015)
We booked a twin room and were totally satisfied. Mary Cartin could not be more helpful. We left our bikes and baggage there for the day while we visited Skellig Rock a wonderful place. I would recommend Calafont to anyone.
John Fitzgerald -
Ireland (August, 2015)
We had a lovely one night stay. Mary was very kind and very keen to tell us all about the many attractions nearby. Room was immaculate. A short cycle ride up a hill out of the village. Our breakfast room view was stunning.
Alison Mcmunn -
United Kingdom (July, 2015)
Very warm welcome from Mary. We had a wet day at Skellig Michael and Mary welcomed us at 1pm. We were saturated and cold. She put the fire on, made tea and then ensured our footwear and coats were dried for the next day. It was like home. Very clean and comfortable rooms, quiet and warm. Mary was a great hostess. Thank you John and Catherine
Catherine Hockney -
Australia (July, 2015)
The calafont was a perfectly good place to stay with no thrills or spills. However, on booking the was no mention that credit cards were not an acceptable form of payment. I was also asked to pay the full payment despite paying an online deposit.
United Kingdom (July, 2015)
Mary's home has a beautiful view of the Portmagee Channel and Valentia Island. It is in a quiet setting, but close to town. We enjoyed talking to Mary and learning more about the area. She booked us on a boat to the Skelling Islands. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
Rebecca Cole -
United States (July, 2015)
I had a great experience at the Calafont B&B. The suite in which we stayed was pristine and comfortable. The breakfast was quite delicious and Mary, the B&B owner, was very helpful and friendly, yet let us have our privacy just enough. I highly recommend. I could add that, if you're looking into going to Skellig Michael, I would reserve at least three days. It generally happens that the weather doesn't help much and you might need a window of days for the weather to be good enough for boats to go over. It is worth it. On days that you are not going over, you can be driving from there and stopping at the many beautiful sites along the Ring of Kerry.
Gabriela Accioly -
Brazil (July, 2015)
Very nice, friendly, helpful, clean. 2 minutes drive from the little harbour w. trips to skellig islands. Terrific view.
Lene Møller -
Denmark (July, 2015)
Very nice B&B good price and nice place
Ireland (July, 2015)
Mary is a great host!! She is so friendly and helped me book a trip to Skellig Island, which was incredible! The room was comfortable and breakfast delicious! I really enjoyed talking with Mary and I look forward to staying with her again the next time I'm in Portmagee.
United States (June, 2015)
We had a great time in this small little town. Our host was very eager to help us and her home was neat and quiet. It was our first of 8 b&b's in Ireland and it was one of our favorites. Though we already had reservations to go to Skellig Michael Island she called and double checked that we were still on the list. She had recommedations for food, entertainment, hiking and biking and the Kerry Cliffs were close enough that a person could have walked there.
Germany (September, 2014)
Wir waren das zweite Jahr in Folge im B&B Calafont in Portmagee, weil die Chefin einfach nett und absolut zuvorkommend ist. Die Unterkunft ist gut, das Frühstück ebenso. Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt.
Thomas Prinz -
Germany (August, 2014)
It was a wonderful B&B and wonderful Holidays. Portmagee is the best place in the world.
The B&B was very tidy and the breakfast good. Thank you very much, you were great!!
Helene Grivelet -
Germany (August, 2014)
Nous avons réservé la chambre familiale pour 4. 1 lit double et 2 lits d'une personne
Chambre spacieuse avec SDB . Très propre. Au calme.
Superbe vue sur Valentia Island du jardin.
Accueil sympathique et convivial.
Notre hôtesse nous a présenté tous les endroits à visiter, et conseiller les restos du coin dès notre arrivée
Très bon rapport qualité prix.
Le petit déjeuner était préparé selon notre envie Irish breakfast, Toasts, céréales, yaourts, fruits...
Helene Grivelet -
France (August, 2014)
Stayed just the one night the room was spotless the breakfast was excellent and on time Mary is very pleasant and helpful I would stay again if I'm in the area
Ireland (August, 2014)
Mary was most helpful. She booked a boat trip for us to Skellig 'Michael. Used her line for our washing.
John And Noelene. -
Australia (July, 2014)
Mary was simply delightful! She was wonderfully kind to my little children and made our whole family feel right at home. We couldn't have asked for a more welcoming and warm night on the beautiful Ring of Kerry!
Rebecca & William -
United States (July, 2014)
It was a very welcoming by Mary at the Calafont B&B. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The position from the Calafont is opposite at a unique landscape. The Irish-Breakfast is fondly prepared, fresh and very delicious.
Mary, thank you very much for the excellent stay at your B&B!
Sybille & Frank -
Germany (July, 2014)
Excellent B&B, hospitable and friendly; strongly recommended
Ireland (July, 2014)
Everything was perfect. Mary is a perfect hostess. The room was beautiful, very clean, comfortable and with a wonderful view. The house is lovely and in a beautiful position.
The breakfast was very nice and diversified.
Italy (September, 2013)
Très bon accueil.
Très bon petit déjeuner irlandais.
France (September, 2013)
Accueil chaleureux, bon confort, hôtesse très sympa.
France (August, 2013)
I’m ashamed to say that this review is well over due. I stayed at the Calafont a few months ago and was totally blown away with the hospitality that I received. I was visiting the area purposely to visit the Skelligs and to become more familiar with what Portmagee and Valentia Island had to offer. Mary was just fantastic. She answered all the queries that I had and more.
The B&B itself was fantastic, a large spacious room, ideal breakfast which will set you up for the day ahead and all round fantastic hospitality. If I was ever to return to the area I definitely would try and stay in the Calafont once again. Brilliant…
Dónal Mccoy -
Ireland (April, 2013)
Excellent hospitality, accommodation and food also excellent. Mary very helpful with local information. Just a little further out than we expected.
Jo Haydon -
United Kingdom (September, 2012)
Staying at Calafont was excellent, you have a great view from your bedroom window as well as from the breakfast room of Valentia Island and other spectacular views just around the corner. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere at this B&B, especially thanks to Mary, your host. She`s always ready to give you tipps and there to hold a conversation with. Breakfast is delicious and the coffee is good and strong. I have already been there several times and I am definitely going to come back!
Stefanie Bergia -
Germany (September, 2012)
TrÃ¨s bon accueil - Endroit tranquille
France (September, 2012)
Very cpmfortable friendly service and Mary was so welcoming. Portmagee and nearby Valentia island lovely to visit and a good buzz in the pubs and restaurants. Also we got the boat to Skellig Rock from here. We thought that the breakfast was a little early but were glad in the long run to get more out of the day - so much to visit here.
Ger Goodwin -
Ireland (August, 2012)
Calafont B&B is just the best place you can stay over. You feel there like at home; the host Mary is really nice and gives tips about places to see and where to go. She can also book a boat trip to Skelligs for you.
Our room was really specious, nice and clean with a big and clean bathroom.
The breakfast was very tasty and Mary cared we had everything we needed. We had a great time there and this is the place you can really relax and enjoy quiet and peace.
Ideal location, beautiful views and amazing service!
I highly recommend it!
Polecam to B&B, to naprawde wspaniale miejsce. Pokoje sa duze, czyste, z czysta i przestronna lazienka. Gospodarz Mary dba, by nikomu nic nie brakowalo, jest bardzo mila i pomocna. Podpowie gdzie sie wybrac, co warto zwiedzic i gdzie pojechac. Moze rowniez na zyczenie zabukowac podroz lodka na Skelligs. Sniadania bardzo smaczne, mozna wybrac Full Irish lub kontynentalne, rozniez gdy sie o cos poprosi to nie ma problemu.
Lokalizacja B&B jest po prostu super! blisko do centrum Portmagee 10 min piechota, piekne widoki dookola, cisza i spokoj. Mozna naprawde wypoczac i sie zrelaksowac. dobry punkt wypadowy na podroz Ring of Kerry, na Valentia Island itd. Goraco polecam, bo czulismy sie tam bardzo dobrze, prawie jak w domu. A rowniez i cena bardzo przyjazna.
Ireland (August, 2012)
Splendido, davvero grazioso, gentilissima la signora, magnifica la prima colazione e un panorama davvero rilassante, le camere comode, spaziose e ben tenute, posso affermare il miglior B&B delle nostre vacanze in Irlanda
Nicola Esposito -
Italy (July, 2012)
Our hostess Mary was extremely welcoming after our long journey and made us feel right at home and the facilities were excellent We are indebted to her for arranging our trip to Skellig Michael and her invaluable advice on local eateries which were all within walking distance
David Braithwaite -
United Kingdom (July, 2012)
We had a lovely modern, spacious family room with a beautiful view The proprietor was especially friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was excellent Conveniently located for the boats to the Skelligs Excellent value Highly recommend
Ken Stikkers -
United States (July, 2012)
Can't fault The Calafont B & B in Portmagee! Clean, cosy and situated in a beautiful place Nice breakfast with friendly service from host Mary Would highly recommend for a solo traveller, couple, or family Visited June 2012 for 4 nights
James Blunt -
United Kingdom (June, 2012)