Stella Doyle's Guest House


Georgina Campbell's Ireland

Stella Doyle's charming B&B in the centre of Dingle offers accommodation with character - and a high level of comfort at a very affordable price. Although the frontage seems small from the road, it is larger than it looks: the two guest bedrooms are on the ground floor and delightfully furnished in a fresh country house style, with television and full bathrooms (bath and power shower). But there is a surprise in store when you go upstairs to the first floor and find a light and spacious open plan living room, which has great style and, like the rest of the house, is furnished with antiques and original art. There's a large seating area at one end and, at the other, a dining area with large windows looking out to fields at the back of the house; here Stella, who spent most of her working life as a chef, serves delicious breakfasts for guests; no menu - 'anything you like, really'. Guests are welcomed to this hospitable haven with a cup of tea on arrival - and breakfast is sure to send them happily on their way.

Newly opened in 2002 and with an easy-to-remember address as its name, this B&B townhouse is the home of Stella Doyle, formerly the co-owner of Doyle's Seafood Bar & Townhouse. As an award-winning chef, Stella prepares scrumptious breakfasts including freshly squeezed juices, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, potato cakes and home-baked breads. There are 2 luxurious non-smoking guestrooms, both on the ground floor, and each with TV and bathroom with tub and power shower. The front bedroom looks out on the town streetscape, while the rear bedroom - like 1st floor breakfast room - offers views of the Conor Pass mountain scenery. The house is well located in Dingle town within an easy walk of restaurants and pubs. Be sure to book ahead - this is a real gem but the two rooms go fast.