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The Smugglers Inn

(47 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.7
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.6
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 3.8
  • Service 4.5
  • Location 4.6

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The Smugglers Inn Information


The Smugglers Inn B&B & Restaurant is situated on the shores of Ballinskelligs Bay which overlooks a sandy beach and sits at the gates of one of Ireland's top golf courses - Waterville Golf Links. There are 13 bedrooms, all with en-suite, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Free wifi in all areas and free parking. The Smugglers Inn has a gourmet restaurant overlooking the ocean and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialising in fresh local seafood and shellfish delicacies (see the lobsters and crayfish in our tank). Interesting and varied Bar Food Menu, all carefully prepared with fresh local produce. There is a fully licensed bar and a garden for taking lunch al fresco (weather permitting). Also a popular venue for wedding receptions. The Inn is adjacent to the world-famous Waterville Golf Links and the new Hogs Head Golf Club is approximately 2km away. The village of Waterville is just a 20-minute walk. Nearby Lough Currane offers excellent salmon and trout fishing. Drying facilities are available for golfing and fisherman guests. Also perfect area for outdoor enthusiasts who like walking, hiking, horse riding, surfing or just likes to relax and enjoy the fine scenery. Waterville has a good selection of craft shops and pubs, as do other nearby towns and villages.


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing


  • Check in
    17:00 19:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions


Restaurant is accessible for guests in a wheelchair.


  • Road from Cahirciveen (10.0 miles)
    Travel by car on the Ring of Kerry (N70) in an anti-clockwise direction, Waterville is about 10 miles from Cahirciveen. As you approach Waterville you will see a church on the left and a petrol station on the right. Follow the road round to the right (staying on the N70). A little way along the road there will be a signpost for The Smugglers Inn & Watervlle Golf Links and you should take the next right turn. At the end of that road turn right again and The Smugglers Inn is on the left.

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