Milltown House is one of Dingles best-loved and most prestigious grand-homes.
10 glorious bedrooms, with private bathrooms, in the most idyllic and elegant location in Dingle. Right on the waterfront!
Our dining-room/breakfast room is a glass conservatory with life-affirming views of Dingle Harbour.
Milltown House was made famous in 1969 as the home of Hollywood-star Robert Mitchum during the filming of the Oscar-winning classic 'Ryans Daughter'.
Milltown House has been purchased by Irish celebrity tour-guide Stephen McPhilemy and Patrick Wade, an Irish-American entrepreneur but most importantly a genuine lover of Ireland.
The house will re-open as a 4 star guesthouse soon, and in the meantime Stephen McPhilemy (an accomplished and experienced AirBnB host) and his team will reside in the house as his private home, and will extend a warm-welcome to AirBnB guests coming to the Dingle Peninsula...
La verdad es que esperaba un trato mas directo y una relación un poco más estrecha con Steve. De su casa, donde él no vive, ha hecho un hostel. En él hemos estado viviendo en este mes una 12 personas. Han habido momentos en que los espacios comunes has estado bastante sucios. Al no haber nadie responsable, ya que Steve vive en otro lugar, ha sido un poco caos. La ubicación de la casa y la habitación ok!!
The advertisement for this accommodation misrepresented what was actually provided. We had a confirmation reservation for an apartment and what we received was a room in a de-facto youth hostel. This should have been stated and explained in the advertisement. As an example no breakfast is provided
Excellent value for money, huge room a short walk from the centre.
Stayed at the clipper quay riverfront apartment it was perfect! Excellent views over the river foyle and walking distance to city restaurants and bars! Very spacious apartment and also quiet when you want to relax would definitely recommend a stay!
I was a bit upset with the way this turned out. We had booked a room for one night, and the day of the reservation received an email from Stephen letting me know someone had to stay on an extra night and that he didn't have a room for us. He offered to put us in the hostel for half the price (so about the standard rate for the hostel anyway), but we declined as we had specifically wanted a private arrangement. We did manage to find another room at a higher price and in the end it worked out, but it was a huge hassle. I'm lucky that I was able to receive email while traveling abroad, otherwise I would have showed up to a room I paid for and been turned away.
I have given him the rating because he was courteous enough to at least email me and provide a solution. I have yet to receive my refund though, and if this does not happen promptly, this will become a much bigger issue.
Thanks for your understanding over Christmas and that double booking I had due to emergency circumstances. The guests from the night before couldnt leave due to unforeseen circumstances and It is something I felt very bad about. Which is why I contacted you and offered you somewhere else at a reduced rate.
To be fair, I didnt think there was any need to go online and start saying' if I dont get my refund, this will become a bigger issue'. There was no question of not getting your refund, I am a very honest and honourable person, I asked you to cancel through the proper AirBnB protocol and thus you wouldve been automatically reimbursed. but you didnt respond on this.
Anyway, the room was overbooked due to a guest having an emergency abd being unable to leave - it was the night after Christmas. Thank you for acknowledging that I did contact you in advance and did offer you alternative accommodation.
Hopefully I might welcome you again in the future, this time free of charge of course.
This was my first airbnb experience and I had such a great time staying with Stephen. He was a fantastic host, giving me loads of info about Derry and even upgrading me to a waterside apartment! I was a lone female traveller and I felt very safe and comfortable and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Lovely house in a great area with a really welcoming and helpful host. Recommended!
Sheelagh was lovely, its so refreshing when a guest walks through your door smiling and chatty and friendly and positive. Her friend and herself were very nice guests and are welcome back anytime. It was cool also to have guests who were attending the Turner Prize award ceremony, nice to welcome guests to my hometown's 2013 City of Culture celebrations...
Where do I even begin? This was such a fantastic stay and a great opportunity in so many ways. The house is simply splendid with great vibes. I only wish I had the time to strike the fireplace in the downstairs living area. The kitchen was a blessing, large open and full of all amenanties you need to make a serious meal or a quick bite, or simply store food. I used it daily- buying food in nearby Tesco is a breeze, and many times I had the kitchen to myself and other times it became the meeting point to get to know other guests visiting from all over the world. His manager Eileen was indispensable as I ended up employing her for some work while there. The city was vibrant and full of energy during the Lumiere festival but Derry Londonderry in general is just really a fantastic beutiful walled city that has a rich history, a hard past and bright future. The people of the city, are amazing. The Irish are known for their hospitality and they are just plain beautiful and friendly people. The house is situated on one of many Derry's hills so as you step outside you get a fantastic perspective of the city from on top! It is fairly close to all locations and if you get tired from walking there are plenty of city taxis you can ring -for just a few pounds you will be home. I only wish I could have stayed longer to catch one of the many tours offered from the city. Next time! Last but not least, the best part of the stay was the host- Stephen he was amazing help and he was communicating with me throughout the process and hooking me up in so many ways! Thanks Stephen for all your help, your kind hospitality and your fantastic home you offer to us travelers. Ring me if you are in NYC!
Maria is an AirBnB stalwart. An experienced AirBnB host and and ideal AirBnB guest!
I enjoyed her stay so much, we shared ideas on hosting and what AirBnB guests look for, she never complained but gave invaluable constructive input. She even hired my hostel manager Eileen to help her film her documentary on the Lumiere Festival, which was good for Eileen financially but more importantly provided her with invaluable experience on her path to becoming a film-maker and fulfilling her dream.
It was an honour to have an American documentary-maker and a prolific AirBnB host choose my Townhouse as a place to stay for an entire week!
Lawrence Hill ticks all the boxes. It is a beautiful house with views of the city and river. The location is central, being only a short walk from cinemas, theatres and the famous city walls. The kitchen is well appointed and the sitting room is welcome after a busy day sightseeing. The bedrooms are well appointed and spacious. The house has a wonderful positive energy and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Stephen was very accommodating and communicated with us regularly. I would recommend Lawrence Hill without hesitation. Go and stay enjoy the house and enjoy the beautiful city of Derry.
Thanks Justin, for staying and for being an excellent guest. You represent what the AirBnB community is all about - enthusiastic travellers who are looking for interesting and refreshing accommodation-spaces at an affordable price. Very welcome to come back at any time in future! Glad you enjoyed the Lumiere festival and our historic city.
It was inexpensive and the location was good but other than that, don't expect too much. The walls and floors were thin such that I heard everyone walking around all the time and the rooms were cold in November. If you just want to save money, this is fine, but other than the price and the friendly staff, don't expect anything.
Hi Eyal, you made 3 positive points about my 6-bedroom Derry Townhouse that every AirBnB host would be delighted to hear
2. good location
3. friendly staff
BUT you then tel the AirBnB Community 'dont expect too much'?? Im slightly confused. What did you expect exactly for £25 per night?
Oh, and Eyal, you forgot to mention one important point, YOU decided to stay an extra night. So the 'thin walls' cant have been that bad if you voluntarily and happily stayed an extra night.
ps Im sorry Eyal, but with respect, once you wrote in your review that the the floors were 'thin' I really could not take the comments seriously anymore.