BEST WESTERN Eviston House Hotel
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... back to the bus... and wished I hadn't made such a fuss about the silly pictures! :)
Now onto the night life in Killarney...
Oh what a night. Killarney Killarney Killarney
Our tour guide invited us to play a souvenir game throughout the week. We were to bring in things we found or acquired along the way (i.e. a funny picture, ...
... of uninhabitable islands off the coast, which used to have settlements but were removed because of bad weather and resource exhaustion. On one such island was an old monastery, Skellig Michael, which is a UNESCO world heritage sites. Seems like there are many monasteries on isolated European islands.
It was so incredibly windy here, it was literally pushing you back as you took each step. I now understand why there were so many warnings at ...
... It was a bit chilly, definitely needed a jacket, and this old man only had on a wife-beater t-shirt! He also had a bucket full of kittens and some baby sheep. He also wanted money for pictures. Not surprisingly, mom struck up a conversation with him. He was telling us how Monica Lewinsky had just passed through a couple of weeks ago on a bus tour. There were a couple of other jokes and stuff, but definitely too lewd to put ...
... the hire car, especially if something happened. You have to pay a lot more to have a second driver. We stopped at a ruin of the base of a tower all the ring. It was up in the hills a bit off the main road. It started to rain once we got out and then hail on the track but to the car - the hail was quite small but actually really hurt when it pelted your face and nose (well especially my nose which is soar from ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Eviston House Hotel Killarney
Thanks eviston house great stay
just returned from a three night stay at the eviston house
we stayed in the new wing every thing was brand new very comfortable and clean.
we found the food good dinner and breakfast good portions and choice.
staff very attentive and friendly would reccomend to any one.
good loaction for the ring of kerry and evening entertainment.
October 22nd 2006.
If you want all of the expected things Irish on your holiday, then stay at this hotel, as long as you are prepared to share them with hundreds of other tourists, especially Americans. The hotel offers traditional entertainment nightly and is right in the heart of Killarney - step out of the lobby onto the main street and you have all the bars shops and restaurants you could wish for. The hotel gave us a room in the newest part of the building and we had total silence and peace in a very well appointed and comfortable room. The food was excellent and the staff were very good. We would certainly stay again.
This place is a disaster!
We were on a tour group through Brian Moore Tours. This two day stop was not a pleasant experience. First of all, the hotel is a fire trap. Second, the service is not at all good. We were quite disappointed by the hotel personnel such as the front staff who were rude, the wait staff who did not have any idea about the items on the menu and had no desire to have an English speaking person come to our aid, the breakfasts were fine but there was not enough wait staff and many of our group went without the warm breakfast, extra coffee, warm toast, etc. The poor bellmen were frantic in the morning getting the luggage (there was not enough help). We were very happy to leave this hotel.
What an ideal spot!
This little hotel in the middle of Killarney suited us perfectly. They were efficient, friendly and very pleasant. Our rooms were big with nice bathrooms [with tubs!], so that made all the difference. Despite the fact we were on a main street, the nights were quiet and peaceful. It was central to everything and the pubs and shops all around were wonderful. We were around the corner from the Tourist Information office and the people in there were just lovely. They booked us on a Ring of Kerry tour only 1/2 hour prior to it leaving. [It's a must do!]The bar downstairs is supposed to be great with Irish music and such, but the time of year we were there left a bit to be desired. Head down the street to the Grand for some pub fun and great music!
This is a good quality tourist hotel. Everything was clean and functional but not luxurious. The breakfast was good but there was no variation over the 3 nights that we stayed there. Still, the staff was attentive and clearly wanted to make sure that our stay was pleasant. The location is outstanding; Killarney is a small town and the hotel was in the center of things. This is a great town for shopping.
Would stay here again
We only stayed one night in this wonderful little town, but found the Eviston a nice place to stay. It is in a great location, the rooms were clean, and the staff was very friendly. Our room had no air conditioning, so it did get a little hot and stuffy, even with the open window. Other than that, I had no complaints and would definitely stay again.
Recommend without hesitation
The Eviston House was the second hotel we stayed at on our tour of Ireland. The hotel has a great location right in the center of town. The Danny Mann pub had great Irish music every night and the staff at the hotel couldn't do enough for us. Another hotel that I highly recommend.
Highlight of our trip to Ireland
We have just returned from our stay at the Eviston House hotel, I have to say having traveled around Ireland over 2 weeks this was definately the best place. The town of Killarney itself is stunning, with the national park just a short walk from the hotel. There is just so much to do in this lovely area and this hotel was the perfect base. Its sitauted in the town centre so no need for a car and we were able to book the day tour to go on the Ring of Kerry. The people of Killarney are very warm and welcoming to visitors. We stayed 3 nights and did so much in that short time, we will def go back to see more.
The hotel bar The Danny Mann had music each evening, though we found it a bit quiet, maybe cause the tourist season was only just starting and it is a very spacious bar, it can be cold too, though there was always a fire lighting, guess cause of its size. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated.We had breakfast in the restaurant each morning which was always served by a smile.
We had the pleasure of getting loads of information from the receptionist who was from the local area and kindly pointed out what to do and see. so no time on wasted trying to figure the best places to see. She also recommended dinner in Treyvauds and Flesk. The food was superb in both places highly recommended.
We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in Killarney and in The Eviston House Hotel. The staff were very friendly and eager to help. Couldnt fault the service in the restaurant and from receptionist.
Great time at the Eviston
Stayed at the Eviston October 28-31, 2003. Good price, great location and good food but the Irish music in the 'Danny Mann Pub' was the highlight of our trip. Staff very friendly. Definitely recomended.
Looking forward to going back
The Eviston hotel is in an excellent location in the centre of Killarney, just around the corner from the Tourist Office and a short walk from both the Train and Bus Stations. Rooms are good, food excellent, and the Danny Mann pub in the hotel has excellent Irish Music every night. My recent trip to Killarney was my first in over 25 years and I found many improvements and the boat trip on the Lily of KillarneyWatercoach was great value for money and the guide was top class. O'Connors coaches offer excellent tours of the Ring of Kerry and Gap of Dunloe. I hope to go back shortly and I will would have no hesutation in recommending the Eviston Hotel.