Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Reduced mobility rooms
- High-speed internet in room
Historical Traveler Reviews Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa Killarney
Wonderful setting and filled with Irish Charm
My wife and I recently stayed at the Muckross Park for3 nights as we used the location as our base to explore the region and drive the Ring of Kerry. The hotel was well mangaged, the morning breakfast was cooked to order. The bar which won an award was not up to par, rather stark and without a personality, the pub grub was not the best. The hotels location is a plus with the ability to cross the road and visit the abbey, walk the trails to the lakes and the famous Muckross Home and venture out to the national park. The town of Killarney is full of Irish charm, friendly people and hundreds of eating establishments. When returning to the area we will go back to the Muckross.
Better than a lot of 5-star hotels I've stayed at! I felt like a king! Beautiful place and the location was perfect - close to town but at the same time you felt you were in your own exclusive grand estate away from it all! The hotel actually has it's own mini-village on teh grounds with 2 FANTASTIC restaurants and the INCREDIBLE Molly Darcy's pub which felt more like a real Irish pub than most of the tourist traps in Killarney town!!! People were great too - even the owners of the hotel were around and very friendly!
I can't wait to go back to Muckross park hotel! we had a lovley big room overlooking the gardens. Very nice helpfull staff. It was everything you would expect from as 4 star hotel. I can't speak highly enough about the hotel. I hope to visit again next year.
Stayed here for a night in June, the only downfall would have been that there is no lift and it was a heavy haul up to the second floor. Putting that aside, the room was clean, comfortable and spacious. The staff were very friendly and and attached pub, Molly Darcy's was fantastic with it's traditional irish music and dancer and the food was good too. There was a good breakfast and the grounds and location - right near the Lakes of Killarney were excellent.
Muckross Park Hotel was ideal
10 of us spent 2 nights during our 10 day visit to Ireland. Well located, just a short cab ride outside of town. Large, comfortable rooms. Lobby great for relaxing. Front desk staff was most helpful in recommending entertainment ideas in Killarney. Very convenient having a pub attached to the hotel (Molly Darcy's). Excellent restaurant.
Breakfast overlooking the gardens was a real treat.
Perhaps my Expectations are too High?
It was not all bad...great location across from the park...nice Staff...far from the maddening crowd of Killarney. The public areas were nice, but the guest rooms should have been cleaner considering it has a 4 star rating. The breakfast was not particularly good. The tea was terrible. Perhaps it was the dead bugs in the window sills that tainted our morning meal. The pub was great and we really enjoyed the traditional music. Take a pass on the restuarant. It is expensive and the food is not good.
Great for Relaxing
I had a great time - found the food and staff excellent. A great pleace to relax & being on the ring of Kerry everywhere is close by....Even stayed a extra night ...
Cant wait to go back to Muckross Drive House
Stayed in Muckross Drive House, in Killarney for a weekend. Its a great family owned and run Bed and Breakfast and it's only a 5min walk from Killarney town center and the Bus and Rail stations. Breakfast was excellent and the service was wonderful and efficient. Tours can be arranged for you at no extra charge. I would thoroughly recomend Muckross Drive House (...) and I will definitely return.
We stayed in this hotel the last two nights of a 12-day motorcoach tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so we had a few things to compare it to. The setting is gorgeous, the rooms VERY nice, service good, and the food wonderful (our group ate in the hotel dining room as well as Marcy D'arcy's. We didn't have a car, but with some free time on our hands, we were able to explore the grounds, which include a 15th century Franciscan abbey, and a jaunting wagon stand. We didn't get to see the Muckross House, but what we did see would make me go back again, if not to explore some more.
Excellance in every sense
TripAdvisor Reviews Muckross Park Hotel & Cloisters Spa Killarney
Travel Blogs from Killarney
... cheese and baked bread is a good start but again the facilities and standard of presentation is very good.
Because it's been such a battle to get anything in print I'll give up. I will drop every 4th or 5th photo that's been taken and not try to weave them into any coherent or incoherent story. So here come photos from the last 3 days. Get ready!
Today was Ring of Kerry day. Don't really need to say anything. Big reputation as one of Ireland's big attractions. Very ...
... while we were nice and warm and dry in the car. Not often I prefer a car to a bike, but that day I was very happy in the car.
Not much to say ...
... where we are staying tonight and one in Dublin, and if you get a stamp from all three places you win a mystery prize, but unfortunately the Killarney one was closed by the time we arrived in the evening so that was a bummer. After Dingle our journey along the Slea Head Drive began! It has been dubbed by many as the most beautiful place in the world, and I find it very difficult to argue with that. We had the sleeping giant Finn McCool in our sights for most of ...
... then took off for Limerick, but not before Laura first fed all the remaining carrots to Valley the horse and then played the song "The Wild Rover" and we danced around the kitchen as a final farewell to the cottage. We made one last stop at the Coffee Pot for cappuccinos and said a final goodbye to Maria and Ger. Our first order of business in Limerick was for Pat to accompany us to the local social security office because Dennis and I are becoming actual employees of Purus ...
... stopped watching the road and ogled the beautiful scenery instead. No wonder they call it the Emerald Isle. The color green is everywhere and is astoundingly beautiful. One of the tour guides said "Ireland gets 80 inches of rain each year and that's why we have 40 shades of green. Stopped at the Kissane Sheep farm (see pictures) which turned out to be more interesting than expected ...