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The Ferris Wheel

Killarney, Kerry, V93 KP65

Review Score: Fabulous 8.7/10

8km from Killarney


Meet your host…

John & Nora Ferris

We are a family run business and our emphasis is on a friendly personal service. John and I will do our very best to make your stay special. We enjoy music and often have a sing sing by the fireside. Comfort and relaxation is what Ferris Wheel is all about. We look forward to your visit!

Gap of Dunloe
Beaufort
Killarney
V93 KP65

A splendidly luxurious family-run home nestled at the gateway to the Gap of Dunloe, The Ferris Wheel is the ideal place to explore County Kerry’s scenery. With an outdoor picnic area, secure parking, under-floor heating and power showers, guests can unwind in comfort. Hosts John and Nora Ferris can arrange horse and carriage rides from the house as well as horse rides through the stunning Gap of Dunloe. Just 8km from Killarney and central to all the sights of the Ring of Kerry and Beara Peninsula, guests will have a memorable stay.

How to get here

From Killarney: Take the N72 road to Killorglin/Ring of Kerry. Pass Hotel Europe and Fossa church. Take the next junction left marked Glencar and Gap of Dunloe. Take next left at staggered crossroads after Dunloe Castle Hotel. The Ferris Wheel is on the right side before you come within 0.5km of Kate Kearney's Cottage. 8km from Killarney town centre. Close to Ring of Kerry N72 and Beara Peninsula and Dingle.

Sat Nav: Lat (52.069984) - Long (-9.637027)

Facilities

  • Baby Sitting
  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • Light Meals Available
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

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Overall Score

8.7/10
Fabulous

 

Catherine Johnson

12 Oct 2019 
Review Score: 2/10

We were very disappointed with the Ferris Wheel after reading the great reviews. There is no communal lounge to be able to relax in with friends after a long day out. The bathrooms are definitely different, effectively being one large shower with a portable screen to shield the toilet, washbasin and towels from getting wet. The breakfast was barely as described, with no yogurt without asking for it and then you got a small helping of plain yogurt in a bowl. Anything that was described as eggs actually meant one egg. There was very little fresh fruit that looked to be days old. Pot of tea for 2 people just gave you sufficient for 2 cups with 1 tea bag. If you asked for more, you got some hot water to top the teapot up. The beds where so uncomfortable for our friends, that they had virtually no sleep the 2 nights we were there. Overall, John gave us the impression that the place is run on a very tight budget and he does not have the charisma of his wife, yet he is the one fronting the clients. By chance our friends did get to meet Nora briefly (we did not), but they mentioned that she had a much warmer personality. A shame about this place since the house and location have the potential to be great.

Steve Pilcher

05 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

A great B & B experience. John keeps a clean home and is an excellent host. Would put on the recommended list.

Joseph Garrett

02 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

John and Nora were fantastic hosts! They provided us with a wealth of information for the surrounding area, and provided a fantastic breakfast. The room was great, very comfortable and had a gorgeous view. Kate Kearney's cottage just a short drive or walk was perhaps some of the best food we ate while in Ireland, and the Gap of Dunloe is a definite must see while visiting.

Ashley & Jason Ramirez

26 Jun 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

LOVED our stay at the Ferris Wheel. The accommodations were perfect - rooms were spacious, bed was very comfortable. John and Nora were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was delicious each morning. We stayed for 3 nights and would have loved to stay longer. Views from the house were amazing. Perfect location - you can easily walk to the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe. 10-15 minutes drive to town. Perfect bar/ restaurant (Kate's Kearney Cottage) right around the corner - good food and entertainment. Highly recommend staying at the Ferris Wheel.

Jeff Southworth

21 Jun 2019 
Review Score: 8/10

John and Nora were gracious hosts and they have a beautiful home. The house is situated near the Gap of Dunlop which is beautiful and Kate’s Kitchen up the road is a delight.The breakfast was outstanding with many choices. The only slight inconvenience was the shower area.

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