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The Ferris Wheel

Killarney, Kerry, V93 KP65

Review Score: Fabulous 8.5/10

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
V93 KP65

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
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.  
Breakfast will be offered on a takeaway continental breakfast basis. 

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)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • 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

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Andy Hunter

28 May 2024 
Review Score: 1/10

Quite disappointed. Basically you are confined to your bedroom because there is no other place to hang out. Our room was small and the bathroom is like an RV in that the shower and the sink are one. The breakfast was very weak with only instant coffee. We didn’t even participate in that part of the stay. Nice location for the Gap of Dunloe but that’s it.

Michael Malone

12 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 9/10

A perfect spot to see the Gap of Dunloe with our host John guiding the jaunting car through the narrow road. Also, a good spot for dinner down the road at Kate's Kearney Cottage with good food and Irish music/dancing. (Could have done without the tour bus however ;>) ) Traveled the Ring of Kerry starting here and John was quite helpful in what should be stops along the way. Thank You!

Ashley Brooks

15 Jun 2022 
Review Score: 9/10

The Ferris Wheel B&B was wonderful! John and Nora were wonderful and kind. The home was clean and comfortable. And the location was perfect as it was close to activities nearby and had an amazing view in the back area of the mountains. My sister left her watch behind and Nora was more than helpful on getting it back to her, customer service is amazing! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting the gap of Dunloe/Killarney area.

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.


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