Lucinda O'Sullivan - Irish Independent - 02 Feb 2014
IF someone asked you where was the No 1 Best Bargain Hotel in the World, your head would probably whirl around images of the blue oceans of the Seychelles, a chalet in the Swiss Alps, or a colourful riad in Morocco.
Well, you would be wrong because the World’s No 1 Best Bargain Hotel is in our own wonderful town of Dingle, Co Kerry. Helen and Brian Heaton’s superb Castlewood House, overlooking the waters of Dingle Bay, has swept the boards, winning Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice No 1 Best Bargain Hotel in the World 2014, No 1 Top 25 Best Small Hotels in Ireland and No 1 Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Ireland.
The Kerryman - 29 January 2014
“DINGLE’s Castlewood House added yet another award to its trophy cabinet last week as global travel website TripAdvisor.com named the family-operated hotel the number one bargain hotel in the world.”
Maria Moynihan - Country Living - 25 January 2014
“How did a farmer’s daughter find herself running TripAdvisor’s 2012 number one place to stay in Ireland and number six in the world? With hospitality and heart, writes Maria Moynihan.”
Laura Lynott - Irish Daily Mail - 22 January 2014
“A HOTEL run by a husband and wife team has been named the best in the world for a bargain by holidaymakers.
The Castlewood House hotel, in Dingle, Co. Kerry, has been named the world’s No.1 hotel for value by holidaymakers via the TripAdvisor website.”
The Argus - 11 December 2013
“COOLEY woman Helen Woods and her husband Brian Heaton who run the Castlewood Hotel in Dingle, Co Kerry have scooped yet another award. The family-run hotel won the Best Value Hotel category at the National Hospital Awards, where sister Susie collected the award.”
Just Luxe Travel - November 2013
“Outside, a strawberry and cream-colored fishing boat bobs gently in the lapping waters of Dingle Bay; such is the picturesque southwest Ireland location of Castlewood House Dingle. Brian Heaton, an experienced Irish hotel manager, opened this charming guest house eight years ago with his wife, Helen, just outside the pretty Kerry town of Dingle.”
Lucinda O'Sullivan - 21 October 2013
“Helen and Brian Heaton personify all that is great in Irish hospitality. They are a couple of very highly trained hoteliers who, some eight years ago, decided to go it alone and opened their four-star Castlewood House in Dingle, on the shores of Dingle Bay..”
Tatler Magazine - August 2013
Pack up the car and hit the road for one of these exquisite family friendly. “Looking out over Dingle Bay, Castlewood House is in an enviable location making it the perfect base from which to explore this part of Kerry. The house itself is modern and beautifully maintained offering generously sized family rooms. For wet days they have a well stocked with books, jigsaws and board games which are guaranteed to stave off any bad weather boredom. Nearby family attractions include Play at Height, Ireland’s largest climbing wall, Dingle Aquarium and there is eve bowling at Dingle Bowl. No rip to Dingle is complete without a look at Fungie the dolphin and owners Brian and Helen are happy to help you to plan a trip to see him. Family rooms in August cost an affordable 48.75 euro per person sharing per night and include a full award winning breakfast, meaning that there’s plenty of cash left over for treats.”
The Kerryman 03 July 2013
“FOLLOWING hundreds of nominations, a guesthouse in Dingle has made the top ten finalists in the search to find Ireland’s best scone – and it’s all down to mum’s recipe.”
Easy Food Magazine December/January 2013
“This four-star boutique property, perched overlooking the picturesque Dingle Bay, is a great spot for a weekend getaway or family break.”