Fodor's Expert Review Loch Lein Country House Hotel

Off N72, Fossa, Co. Kerry, Ireland

A perfect rural retreat combining warm hospitality with a scenic location, this spacious country house is 3 km (2 miles) out of town near Killarney's famous golf courses. Run by an enthusiastic young couple, it's a peaceful, relaxing base. In the lounge you can use the tripod telescope to view Loch Lein, a short walk away across the fields. The lounge fireplace is framed by a tiny bar and spacious restaurant. A baronial wood staircase leads to the generously sized guest rooms, which offer lake or mountain views and are accented with classic mahogany furniture, plush red chenille spreads, brass bedside lamps, and huge mirrors. Kayaking, golfing, and hill walking can be organized on request, including the loan of hiking boots.

PROS

  • excellent value
  • short walk from Loch Lein
  • spacious rooms with lake or mountain views

CONS

  • distance from town
  • closed off-season
  • no nearby pubs or coffee shops

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Countryside
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 064-663–1260

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Apr.

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