Arbutus Hotel Killarney

4 stars
College Street, Killarney,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
8 reviews
3 days in Killarney

Loved the character of the place. Great location in town, right in the middle of the pubs,... See full review

  • sore feet
  • May 17, 2012
excellent

the service was supurb. hotel was in a great location rooms were very comfortable See full review

  • travler
  • May 9, 2012
Considered a historic townhouse hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the towncentre of Killarney . Whilst small ( 25 rooms), it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer.The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels.

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Arbutus Hotel Killarney Rooms

Standard Double Room
Each room in The Arbutus Hotel Killarney- whether Superior, Deluxe or Suite - has its own distinctive dcor. Some rooms are finished in the original Celtic Deco style commissioned by Tim Buckley in the 1920s. Rooms are designed as a haven as well as a place to sleep, somewhere to read, think or chat. While staying at The Arbutus Luxury Hotel in Killarney, we want you to make yourself at home - home with a little magic added. In all, the hotel accommodation is the perfect combination of style and comfort.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Buckley's Bar
Food and dining is an integral part of Arbutus hospitality - whether it's a quick bite or a full dinner. Buckley's bar menu offers a casual, but wholesome meal. Alternatively, you can experience hospitality Norrie Buckley style. Her home cooking is well known among guests and locals - her rice pudding and her chicken pat being particular favourites. Norrie's cooking blends traditional Irish and International recipes, made with the freshest of local, seasonal produce. If you have any special dietary needs, or indeed any special dishes you would like to try, don't hesitate to ask us.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0000
Check-out:
1400

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Arbutus Hotel Killarney

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
memememe
Business
Dublin
Oct 30, 2013

A hotel in desperate need of a revamp with fantastic staff and great breakfast

It needs a huge revamp; furniture its really old and bed had some cracks, so did the ceiling of the room and bathroom window, which by the way was quite mouldy. Corridors are full of "antiques" that look as if noone has pay attention to them in years and make the hotel look grotty. However, staff are really nice, helpful and efficient. They sorted the misunderstanding with our booking straight away. Another complement has to be paid to it's breakfast, staff was reallyn pleasant, you get plenty of choice and their home baking it's just superb. But in a town of Killarney where you have a lot of choice, I would consider this a hugely overpriced hotel .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FL1027
Business
Florida
Aug 21, 2013

Needs some updating

Location was very good and parking was very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and the staff exceeded expectations. Room furnishings were very old and room smelled a little old and moldy. We thought the price was a little high for the quality of the room. By European standards probably OK but I'd say a standard room at Fairfield Inn, Holiday In Express or Hillton Garderns would look nicer and be more comfortable. Overall if you want to park and walk around town this is a great place. Again the staff were all perfect in every way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Team Garey
Business
Germany
Aug 27, 2012

Nice location

Nice location. Room was very out of date. My grandmother would have loved it. No hair drier. The building is creaky. Staff are very nice. Breakfast was good. Had the omelet. Coffee maker in the room, big bathtub. Loud in the morning being by one of the main streets, but if you are a morning person, its okay. Good resturants right around hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sore feet
Business
Upper Deerfield, NJ
May 17, 2012

3 days in Killarney

Loved the character of the place. Great location in town, right in the middle of the pubs, restaurants, and shopping. Live music in the hotel bar was very well done. I'd stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
travler
Business
saltillo ms
May 9, 2012

excellent

the service was supurb. hotel was in a great location rooms were very comfortable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

shopping was great pubs were close

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doug travelor
Business
Orange, CA
May 8, 2012

Exceptional

Great location, close to train and bus stations and can walk everywhere in town easily. The staff was great, breakfast was very good and they have a great bar, the Buckley, that has authentic local Irish music, great friendly crowd that makes you feel like you are home no matter where your from. Will stay here again if lucky enough to make it back to Killarney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greenville, SC
Aug 11, 2011

Great location, old world service

Immediately upon arriving we were greeted by the staff running out to get our luggage, and an offer to park our car for us. Every request was met, and met promptly. The free car park is a short walk, but it makes it easier to get out of town (and the traffic). This is an older building, and at times can be noisy. Our room (114) was large, and also included some electric adapters (as well as a blow dryer). I could access wi-fi in my room, though some could only use it in the lobby. We only had breakfast in the restaurant, but the food was good, and the service was attentive. My wife spent mornings browsing the shops while I played golf, and then we spent afternoons touring the countryside to wonderful towns, like Dingle, Kinsale, Cobh, and Kenmare. She felt very safe walking the streets, and though downtown has a lot of tourist shops, it has plenty of variety of retail businesses. Killarney is a great place to stay for easy access to other parts of southern Ireland. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Smokehouse was the only restaurant that opens early in Killarney (6:00 am). It is a short walk downtown, but has great service and food.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greensboro, NC
Jun 4, 2011

family run, local hotel is fantastic

[...] continues a proud family tradition at the Arbutus Hotel in the heart of Killarney. Each room is uniquely furnished, the hotel history shines through while the modern conveniences including free internet make for a pleasant and comfortable experience. Breakfast, full Irish or continental buffet, is perfect. Coffee and fresh baked scones are the best!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

next door to the Arbutus, don't miss Murphy's bar - good food, nice atmosphere, and mid-week local musician entertainment.

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