Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes

Address: Lower Lake, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Lower Lake, Killarney, is near St. Mary's Cathedral, Sciuird Archaeological Adventures, Knockreer Estate, and Rocklands Riding School.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes Killarney

      Spot on


      food to die for manager very nice view stunning staff wonderful cant wait to go back



      Il cibo era buono da morire. Il direttore molto gentile. La vista spettacolare. Il personale meraviglioso. Non vedo l'ora di tornarci.

      Great holiday!


      Myself and a friend stayed in the self catering cottages at the Castlerosse and were more than happy when we saw our accomodation!! We had a hugh lounge area with everything we needed including a fireplace and beautiful view, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, of the national park. Which was also only a short walk away.

      We had a lovely patio area which one of the bedrooms also opened out onto. The bedrooms were very spaceous and comfortable.

      And to have a washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen was a great suprise.

      Everything to make our stay as relaxed as possible had been provided.

      The staff were very efficient and friendly and all the facilities were great! We loved it and didn't want to leave, we will be back!!

      One excellent holiday


      Just back from a briliant holiday at the Castlerosse!

      What a view from the restuarant - lakes and mountains, exactly what we came to Kerry for! We were certainly luckly with the weather and this showed off the view even more.I must say that I found the staff extremely welcoming and friendly and had no problems throughout my stay. the food in the restaurant was lovely and the "craic" in the bar very entertaining.

      As for the 9 hole golf course - superb.

      Will be recommending the Castlerosse to all my friends.

      More motel than hotel


      Certainly not a 3 star hotel in my view and not a hotel for anyone with problems walking. Some of the rooms are well over a hundred metres from the reception area. My girlfriend had torn her ankle ligaments shortly before our trip and walking around the hotel was not made easier by the fact that our room was far far away from the main areas of the hotel down a series of long corridors. (When we were leaving we actually drove our car to the emergency exit next to our room and drove to the reception area at the front of the hotel). Just really bad design.

      The shabby (though clean) room we were given felt damp and soundproofing in the ceiling areas was non-existent. We could hear a full conversation from the Ohio couple next door to us which was more than a little disconcerting. The cheap TV with a lousy picture had about 6 channels so describing it as cable was a little farfetched. Luckily we were only staying one night so we didn't complain about the room. If we were staying any longer we ceratinly would have.

      On the plus side the views are terrific and the breakast the next morning was very good -with real butter as far as I can remember.

      Overall I was very disappointed with the Castlerosse Hotel especially the motel ambience at $150 a night . If only they had invested properly at the building stage this could have been an excellent place to stay however until they plough some money into upgrading it just take my advice and stay somewhere else.

      Skip the restaurant


      The Castlerosse is an average family friendly place which feels a bit more like a motel than a hotel. The restaurant has fabulous views of the lakes and mountains but the food is really just canteen food. I agree with the earlier reviewer about the butter which is not the only corner cut by the hotel. Staff were courteous but not particularly friendly and overall the place lacked atmosphere. Bedrooms are a good size and nicely furnished but there is no room service and you have to ask at reception for an iron. The swimming pool is nice and a decent size, not really luxurious but nice for a swim or splash about wtih a family - no kids after 7:30. The pool isn't half as bad as suggested by an earlier reviewer. The self catering cottages are very nice and a good price - would probably return and opt for them over a hotel room.

      No butter!


      First the food- no butter on the tables only cheap spread !- poor form for an Irish hotel. Overall the food was just average. Service was very good- we got complementary drinks after a slightly mixed up order. The rooms were good and spacious and some have great views on the lakes, golf course and mountains- ask for these if possible.

      Didnt try the pool but two hard tarmac tennis courts are free to book (you can rent racquets). A bit out from town but a very nice walk into the National Park and Killarney town. ark and Killarney town.

      Swimming pool nightmare


      This hotel is very nice in general.however the swimming pool and added bits are an absolute disgrace in my opinion.the changing rooms were dirty and there was grit on the swimming pool floor.not very hygienic. but the views are good.

      One hell of a hotel!


      We have stayed twice at this hotel and nothing is too much trouble!

      The views from the retaurant are too die for! So clean and friendly, there is entertainment in the bar most nights, and the swimming pool and fitness centre keeps the calories from piling on!



      I had a wonderful stay in the Castlerosse Hotel last weekend with my partner. The rooms were nice and comfortable with a beautiful view of the golf course lake and mountains. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice relaxing environment close to the heart of Killarney

      TripAdvisor Reviews Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes Killarney

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Killarney

      Day 5

      A travel blog entry by djjmush on May 06, 2014

      35 photos

      ... the woods and valleys until we ran into our sheep friends in the middle of the road. Stacie proceeded with caution as we excitedly talked to them through the window. We laughed because this was something we talked about and had expected from the day we booked our trip. Ironically this probably would have never happened if the GPS hadn't taken us on this crazy road. Killarney, we heard, is an "American town". First stop Killarney National Park. We ...


      A travel blog entry by morada2007 on Jul 22, 2013


      I was wrong. Killarney is even more beautiful than Waterford. These hills are amazing!! It's like we're in Skyrim!! Driving through these hills was such an adventure, and words really can't describe it. I wish I could, but even a picture does not do it justice. It's just so green!! I could live here, I ...

      Having Craic

      A travel blog entry by davefremland on Sep 14, 2012

      100 photos

      ... and buildings one would expect to see in a postcard. The stop here was brief before continuing yet again to our final destination of Killarney where we were greeted by our hosts at our 4 star hotel and given enough time to relax and walk around the charming pedestrian area before our dinner of traditional cuisine of the region.

      Now heading into the evening hours it is time to relax and prepare for what looks like a busy day of sights ...

      The craic was grand

      A travel blog entry by sunsetsoversea on Oct 31, 2011

      ... the rebel county of Cork. Now’s your chance to give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’. You will now realise your Guide has kissed the stone many, many times…Tonight is in the party town of ...

      In Which She Climbs a Mountain (and stuff)

      A travel blog entry by firsttraverse on Nov 06, 2010

      9 comments, 8 photos

      ... you say sarcastically. But the pub was AT LEAST a mile away! We walked through fields and a couple of forest patches with absolutely no flashlights whatsoever, while Darrin played with his fun little bat detector that whistled at different pitches depending on what kind of bat was nearest. It was like ghost hunting, but with real results.

      On the way back from the pub, it seemed even darker (big surprise). If I let myself ...