Nobel prize-winners, famous politicians, directors, actors, musicians and even royal couples have stayed in Hunter’s Hotel. Since over two centuries the hotel, previously known as the Coaching Inn, has remained unchanged: the floorboards creak, the beds squeak and the woodwork groans. More soul is hard to come by in any hotel. At the same time Hunter’s pulls off a seldom-accomplished trick: with all its history it remains unpretentious, lively and beloved – and not at all muséal. The atmosphere is most cosy. The hotel has been accommodating guests since the mid-eighteenth century, at which time it enjoyed a reputation of the most comfortable stay in the whole country. The Victorian garden is wonderful, complete with palm, tulips, poppies and a sizable herb and vegetable patch, which thanks to the mild climate and proximity to the ocean, furnishes a decent bounty. Some of the trees are over four hundred years old. The food in the restaurant benefits from the freshness of the garden ingredients, and the home-made ‘Brown Bread’ is delicious. Since around 1825 Hunter’s Hotel has been under family ownership. The rooms are lovingly decorated, discreetly modernized and throughout prove themselves suitable for every kind of guest: for example the hot water bottles hanging behind the bathroom door. Richard and Tom Gelletlie are eminently friendly and caring guests, showing attention to detail and unobtrusiveness in perfect balance. It’s easy to spend whole evenings absorbed in calm contemplation at the hotel’s fireplace.
phone: +353 404 40106
price: double from 210 € incl. breakfast