The Old Medical Hall, a property with a terrace, is set in Castletownbere, 3.3 km from Dunboy Castle, 3.3 km from Puxley Mansion, as well as 10 km from Hungry Hill. There is an on-site restaurant, plus free private parking and free WiFi are available. Kenmare Golf Club is 50 km from the bed and breakfast. At the bed and breakfast, each unit comes with a wardrobe, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Some units feature a fireplace. There is a coffee shop, and packed lunches are also available. If you would like to discover the area, cycling and hiking are possible in the surroundings and the bed and breakfast can arrange a bicycle rental service. Healy Pass is 24 km from The Old Medical Hall, while Gleninchaquin Park is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Kerry Airport, 97 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available on-site


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Number of guests
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Stefan
    Finally a place you can have breakfast at 11am. Super friendly and helpful team.
  • Audrey
    I had the most wonderful two night stay at the Old Medical Hall. Lorna and Sophie couldn’t do enough for me to make my stay really comfortable. As a solo female traveller I really appreciated the sense of being “minded” on my little adventure in...
  • Fiona
    Room very comfortable, newly decorated but kept true to the old feel of the house. Beautiful freshly made breakfast!
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by David & Lorna Ramshaw

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David & Lorna Ramshaw
Restoration and refurbishment began on The Old Medical Hall in 2014. Formerly known as The Old Medical Hall and as a chemist shop started by Mr Swanton, the building became an intrinsic part of the community of Castletownbere and locals still have anecdotes to tell of Paddy and his customer charms! The building ceased functioning as a chemist in 2003 and remained empty until works began in 2014. Now re-opened in July 2016 and renamed “The Old Medical Hall”, the building comprises of 5 well-appointed bedrooms decorated in period style all with large luxury en-suite bathrooms on the upper two floors. On the ground floor is a traditional tea shop aptly named The Tea Room where guests can enjoy their delicious, freshly prepared breakfast. Situated in the heart of Castletownbere, The Old Medical Hall Bed & Breakfast is the ideal base for exploring the spectacular Beara Peninsula, the picturesque villages of Eyries, Allihies or take a cable car to Dursey Island. Breakfast is included in your room price and starts 8.30am. On Monday and Tuesday it is served continental. Wednesday-Sunday is table service. For those wanting to start earlier we can prepare a packed breakfast which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, sandwiches. Just let us know if you prefer this option.
The owners, Lorna & David have been hosting guests for 15 years and look forward to meeting you.
Castletownbere is the second largest fishing port in Ireland and is a small but vibrant town nestled at the heart of the spectacular Beara Peninsula. The town sits between the Caha and Miskish mountains and overlooks the beautiful Berehaven Harbor and Bere Island. It is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500 km tourism trail along the west coast of Ireland. During high season ( March to October) there are daily excursions for whale watching trips and a frequent ferry service to Bere Island. Castletownbere is home to the world famous McCarthy’s Bar along with many other pubs offering great “Craic” and music many nights of the week. There are a number of restaurants serving delicious local foods and the recently opened Beara Coast hotel is fast establishing a reputation for excellent food, especially locally caught fish.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

Facilities of The Old Medical Hall
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Old Medical Hall takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 19:00


Until 12:00



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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform The Old Medical Hall in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about The Old Medical Hall

  • The prices at The Old Medical Hall may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Old Medical Hall is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The Old Medical Hall is 400 yards from the centre of Castletownbere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Old Medical Hall offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Bicycle rental

  • Room options at The Old Medical Hall include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from The Old Medical Hall. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, The Old Medical Hall is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Old Medical Hall has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant