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Killarney Park Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • central location
  • friendly local staff
  • excellent cuisine

    Cons

  • no lake or mountain views
  • very busy in high season

Killarney Park Hotel Review

This luxurious hotel in its own landscaped grounds a few minutes' walk from the train station, shops, and restaurants makes an excellent base, with or without a car. The distinctive yellow-painted four-story building dates from 1992, but its traditional-style lobby and lounge feel much older, with a series of small cozy rooms instead of huge, imposing public spaces. Full afternoon tea (€25, €36 with champagne) is served in front of an open fire in the drawing room or the library, and there is a game room with chess and billiards. The spa, with its 20-meter pool and outdoor hot tub, is the perfect place to relax after a day in the fresh air—or to while away a rainy day. The Garden Bar ($$), with its plush leather interior, has a bistro-style menu, served on linen tablecloths, while the Park Restaurant (dinner only, $$$$) is one of the best in town, a destination in itself. The bar's whiskey-tasting menu is also worth investigating. Bedrooms come in two styles: contemporary; or Victorian, with pretty sprigged wallpaper. All are large with huge bathrooms, some are L-shaped, and most have leafy views, and they're fully coordinated with velvet throws and plump cushions. There's a children's play area in the extensive gardens, where food and drinks are served in summer.

    Hotel Details

  • 35 rooms, 30 junior suites, 3 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 04-30-2013

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