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Parknasilla Resort

At a Glance


  • excellent sports facilities and spa
  • sheltered coastal location
  • great family destination


  • grounds and hotel big enough to get lost in
  • hugely popular with families in July and August

Parknasilla Resort Review

For over a century Parknasilla, a towering, gray-stone mansion set on a stunningly beautiful inlet of the Kenmare estuary, has been synonymous with old-style resort luxury, attracting guests like George Bernard Shaw, Princess Grace, and Charles de Gaulle. You can still sip your sherry beside an open fire in the Doolittle Bar and dine in the stately Pygmalion Restaurant, but you can also enjoy one of two outdoor Jacuzzis, or the sea view from the indoor infinity pool. Well-appointed villas and apartment suites now stud the sylvan 500-acre grounds, and can greatly reduce the cost of a stay for groups of four or more, who can access all the hotel's facilities. Public rooms are done in an endearingly homey mix-and-match style, with large ("superior") bedrooms beautifully coordinated with fabulous inlaid antique furniture. Suites are ballroom-size, while "standard" rooms are also spacious, and all enjoy peaceful vistas.

    Hotel Details

  • 11 suites, 72 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Jan.–mid-Mar.
Updated: 02-26-2013

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