Fodor's Expert Review Killarney Park Hotel

East Ave. (N71), Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

This luxurious hotel, a distinctive yellow-painted building in landscaped grounds, is a few minutes' walk from the train station, shops, and restaurants, making it an excellent base, with or without a car. The hotel dates from 1992, but appears much older, with its traditional style and series of small cozy rooms instead of imposing public spaces. Both the drawing room and library host full afternoon teas in front of an open fire, and there's a game room and a spa with 20-meter pool and outdoor hot tub. The plush Garden Bar has a bistro-style menu and whiskey-tasting menu, while the Park Restaurant (dinner only) is one of the best in town, a destination in itself. Food and drinks are served in the garden in summer. Bedrooms—all large, with huge bathrooms—come in contemporary or Victorian style, and most have leafy views.

PROS

  • central location
  • excellent dinner at the Park Restaurant
  • leisure center with a 20-meter pool

CONS

  • no lake or mountain views
  • popular wedding venue
  • sells out well in advance July and August

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Service, Family
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 064-663–5555

HOTEL DETAILS

68 rooms

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