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History of the building and the antique furniture.

Wonderful Hotel, beds comfortable, perfect location.

great location near restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Hotel was very nice - clean and well appointed. with a friendly staff. Breakfast was included and offered a good variety to choose from. Our only issue was the bed - way too firm for our taste.

My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Arbutus hotel. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and family! Betty served us breakfast and it was delicious. The hotel staff couldn't be friendlier! The location was central to town. The only drawback's were that parking was down the street but it was easily accessible. The rooms were well appointed in the bathroom was large and clean. My only minor complaint was that the bed was a bit hard but nothing that would keep me from staying there again. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace in the lobby! Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel!

Arbutus is right in thick of the Killarney action...many restaurants and pubs on the same street.....really great pub right in the hotel...alas no live music the night we were there....quaint decor and the hotel set up as a quaint throwback to more civilized time..before the bus tours...stay here if you're looking for quaint and convenient!!!!

We found the hotel to be quaint, beautiful and roomy. It is close to the pub ares and shopping. The staff was very courteous and helpful.

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.

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.

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.

[...] 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!

College Street Killarney Kerry

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Killarney National Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Killarney National Park is a short stroll from Arbutus Hotel Killarney, and other popular attractions like INEC Killarney are within a mile (2 km). This 25-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 25 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1900, Arbutus Hotel Killarney offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Self parking is offered for EUR 10 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop, a fireplace in the lobby, and a reception hall.

Room options

Classic Triple Room

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Classic Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Triple Room

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Arbutus Hotel Killarney

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (1) Other (1)
4
Family

History of the building and the antique furniture.

By , from FL, US on Apr 13, 2019

5

perfect location

Everyone

Wonderful Hotel, beds comfortable, perfect location.

By on Oct 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you really enjoyed the hotel, beds and location .... and we hope to see you again. Regards, Seán

5

great location

Everyone

great location near restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Hotel was very nice - clean and well appointed. with a friendly staff. Breakfast was included and offered a good variety to choose from. Our only issue was the bed - way too firm for our taste.

By , from langhorne PA on Sep 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2017

Hi Nick, We are very grateful that you took the time out to post a review, and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards, Seán

5

fantastic killarney hotel! highly recommend!

Everyone

My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Arbutus hotel. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and family! Betty served us breakfast and it was delicious. The hotel staff couldn't be friendlier! The location was central to town. The only drawback's were that parking was down the street but it was easily accessible. The rooms were well appointed in the bathroom was large and clean. My only minor complaint was that the bed was a bit hard but nothing that would keep me from staying there again. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace in the lobby! Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel!

By , from b on Nov 21, 2016

5

great location

Everyone

By on Oct 25, 2016

4

great location

Everyone

Arbutus is right in thick of the Killarney action...many restaurants and pubs on the same street.....really great pub right in the hotel...alas no live music the night we were there....quaint decor and the hotel set up as a quaint throwback to more civilized time..before the bus tours...stay here if you're looking for quaint and convenient!!!!

By on Oct 24, 2016

5

quaint hotel

Everyone

We found the hotel to be quaint, beautiful and roomy. It is close to the pub ares and shopping. The staff was very courteous and helpful.

By on May 20, 2016

3

needs some updating

Couples

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.

By on Aug 21, 2013

5

3 days in killarney

Other

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.

By on May 17, 2012

5

great location, old world service

Couples

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.

By on Aug 11, 2011

Arbutus Hotel Killarney

College Street, Killarney, Kerry
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