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Park Hotel Kenmare

Park Hotel Kenmare, Kenmare

At a Glance


  • amazingly friendly staff
  • great spa
  • impressive grounds


  • a bit like living in a museum
  • basic room rates are quite steep

Park Hotel Kenmare Review

One of Ireland's premier country-house hotels, this 1897 stone château has spectacular views of the Caha Mountains. No one can fault its setting: an 11-acre parkland, where every tree seems manicured and where magnificent terraced lawns sweep down to the bay. A welcoming fire is always burning in the lobby, and the lounge is crammed with genuine antiques while managing to be charmingly family-friendly. Non-guests can sample the ambience by taking Victorian afternoon tea (€27.50)—a great idea for a rainy day. Rooms are tastefully furnished with Victorian antiques; suites have four-poster beds. You can watch classic movies nightly in the 12-seat cinema, eat dinner or sample the tasting menu in the elegant dining room, or indulge in meditation walks and other goodies offered by the deluxe spa.

    Hotel Details

  • 35 rooms, 9 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov. to Dec. 27 and Jan. 2–mid-Apr.
Updated: 02-26-2013

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