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The Old Cable Historic House

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Old Telegraph Cable Station, Waterville, Kerry, 04901

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition2 min walk
  • Popular LocationWaterville Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationWaterville Golf Links4 min drive
  • AirportCahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe)11 min drive

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About this area


Located in Waterville, The Old Cable Historic House is in the city centre and by the ocean. The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and The Old Barracks are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Eightercua Stone Row and Loher Stone Fort. Travelling with kids? Consider Bray Head Loop Walk and Hillside Haven Pet Farm. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition - 2 min walk
  • Waterville Beach - 7 min walk
  • Eightercua Stone Row - 3 min drive
  • Skellig Bay Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • Waterville Golf Links - 4 min drive


  • FiveSpice Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • An Corcán - 5 min walk
  • Beachcove Cafe - 5 min walk
  • O'Dwyers - 5 min walk
  • The Lobster - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 126 min drive

About this property

The Old Cable Historic House

Family-friendly guesthouse with 24-hour front desk and coffee shop/café
Guests at this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a limo/town car service and complimentary wireless Internet access. All 10 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include dining areas, room service and Egyptian cotton sheets.
The Old Cable Historic House offers 10 forms of accommodation with fireplaces. This accommodation offers separate dining areas. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the guest house include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Dining room


  • Fireplace
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4 PM - 7 PM
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 120 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note children 11 and under are only permitted in the "Family Room, Private Bathroom" room type.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Old Cable
Old Cable Historic House
Old Cable Historic House B&B
Old Cable Historic House B&B Waterville
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Old Cable Historic Waterville
Old Cable Historic
Old Cable Historic House Guesthouse Waterville
Old Cable Historic House Guesthouse
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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 115 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 37 out of 115 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 115 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 115 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 115 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
it was okay.
the room was large, the bathroom was huge, but it was an accessible bathroom so there were no curtains or anything to keep the heat in. The bathroom was so cold that we ran the water longer just to heat it up. The bathroom light over the sink didn’t work so we used the overhead fan light to see, and the owner complained that we were using the fan too much and that it was tripping the circuits. ☹ The bed was comfortable and there were 2 additional single beds in the room. But someone hadn’t done a thorough cleaning job because there was a kid’s sock behind the bureau (when we went to plug in our electronics). I wasn’t happy about the fan issue. There was free parking and Wi-Fi.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We will be back!
Wonderful experience staying with warm and welcoming hosts in a top class B&B. Superb seafood and homemade pasta dishes cooked by their daughter/chef - check out OhMaryLoo’s menu.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The owners Very friendly and helpful . Room comfortable and clean. The location excellent.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
Location of the property for Waterville was very good. The double bed however was two singles pushed together with soft mattresses. It was difficult to sleep as the curtains were flimsy and the room was very bright from sunrise(early!!) A blackout blind or curtain would sort this out!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021