International Hotel Killarney

Address: Kenmare Place, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Kenmare Place, Killarney, is near Killarney Tourist Office, Killarney House Gardens, Dermot McCarthy Studio/Gallery, and Frank Lewis Gallery.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsInternational Hotel Killarney

      Reviewed by mnnorske

      A great place to stay

      Reviewed Oct 23, 2014
      by (3 reviews) Lake City , United States Flag of United States

      This is one of the nicest hotels in Ireland. We stayed here four years ago and loved it then and it has only gotten better. Completely updated and modern, but still has the charm and grace of an older hotel. The staff are wonderful and the food is great.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews International Hotel Killarney

      Terrific stay at International, Killarney


      My partner and I stayed at the International Hotel

      over Valentine's Weekend and I must say it was


      When we arrived the hotel was beautifully decorated

      with fresh roses and chocolates in our room.

      Dinner was included in our package which also included a glass of Champagne. The food was excellent

      and the staff were terrific.

      There was a fantastic atmosphere in the bar with live

      music and even though we strolled around town, we ended up returning to the International. Beautiful breakfast the following morning in bed served by Frank, whom we have got to know well- Hi Frank! - as we have been to the International on a number of occasions. All in all, a great weekend - we would not stay anywhere else in Killarney.

      Stnadard hotel with no WOW factor


      This hotel is clean, comfortable, with friendly staff, a good breakfast, and in a great location for exploring the South West. There's nothing more to say really - it is like many other Best Western hotels and has no WOW factor, but we got a good night sleep and that's all we needed!

      I will be back


      I just had to let all other trip advisor members know how good The International Hotel Killarney is. I have just returned from a short break and I am home sick for the hotel!! Everything from check-in to our room to Hannigans Bar & Restaurant was just A1. The hotel is the perfect location with the town just a stone throw away- I was able to shop till I practically dropped. I must say it has been one of the best hotels I have visited in the world. Thank you all at the International Hotel Killarney.

      A Great Place to Stay


      Myself and my husband have just returned from our visit to Killarney and I must say we had a great time.It started when we booked into The International Hotel-we booked a 4 night package and I wish we could have stayed longer-our room was very spacious and the bed was so comfortable.We toured most days and finished our evenings in the hotel bar and restaurant.All was great-staff,food,room,location!

      Killarney is the place to stay

      Lovely, Friendly Hotel


      We stayed at the Int'l Hotel for two nights in Sept. 2005. We were pleasantly surprised when they didn't have any standard rooms left they offered us a suite with jacuzzi for the standard room price. Beautiful room with sitting area, king size bed and huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub and corner shower. The front desk could not have been more helpful and friendly. We even had our laundry done while we were there and it was done promptly and returned to our room. Delicious breakfast with friendly servers. Convenient to restaurants, shopping, parks, tour buses, pubs, etc. Agree that there was some noise on one of our nights but we discovered that the maid had left the window open a few inches so once we closed it we didn't have any problems at all. Slept great! Would highly recommend this hotel.

      A Charming Hotel in a Charming Town!


      I cannot say enough good things about this hotel! I was staying there as part of a tour group, and the wonderful staff did all they could to make us feel true Irish hospitality! The hotel and rooms were clean, the location was perfect and every single staff member was more than helpful, from the ladies that served us the wonderful Irish breakfast to the friendly night clerk who let us in after the hotel closed! I fell in love with the town and the International Hotel is going to be my home-away-from-home when I come back to Killarney. During my week and a half in Ireland, I stayed at two other hotels -- one in Waterford and one in Dublin -- and they did not even come close to the high quality of the International Hotel!

      Great Location


      We dropped into Killarney for a weekend stay and walked into the International Hotel because of the location. They offered us 50 euro pp which seemed reasonable. The room was basic, as expected, but clean and had a double and twin bed. We were actually quite impressed and would stay there again but did have some problems: 1. the room was very hot. we noticed this earlier in the day and thought that we had sorted it out but found it stifling at night so we had to open a window (we should have spoken to the front desk to sort it for us), 2. We were next to an alley and it seemed to be a congregation point for people so it was quite loud. Perhaps this might not have been a problem, but some people returning home late from the pubs decided to have a fight outside out window. The staff were very friendly and there was a cafe next door which was a plus.

      European Charm and a Great Location


      I stayed at this hotel with my family last September. I thought it was very nice, very well run, with a lot of Eurpoean charm, an old-world feel, and loads of beautiful flower boxes outside. The location was teriffic with shops and restaurants all around, a beautiful park directly across the street, as well as very close proximity to pick up tour busses for the Ring of Kerry tour. The room was a good size with a very large modern bathroom. My only complaint was that it did tend to be noisy due to thin walls. I could hear the noise on the street, and other doors in the hotel banging open and closed which bothered me when all I wanted to do after having arrived was to nap. Although I must say that the staff was very accomodating and moved me to 2 other rooms, however it didn't seem to help. It's noteworthy that I was the only one in my party that was really bothered by the noise, and the following night I slept soundly. The free breakfast was absolutely fabulous. I can still taste the delicious hot oatmeal. Bottom line, I would stay here again. For a beautifiul dinner with a stunning view, and amazing atmosphere you must go to the Lake Hotel. They were kind enough to make dinner reservations for us at the front desk. It topped off a fabulous stay in Killarney!

      Great value for money in my opinion.


      Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in November Total price for 3 nights b& B and 1 eve meal was €310. The meal was very nice and the breakfast was sufficient. Hotel staff are very friendly,and the showers are nice too. and it was very warm and cosy, both in the hotel rooms and the restaurant,bar etc. At the end of the day it is excellent value for money in a small well run hotel right in the centre of Killarney.

      The International


      The room was very nice but the staff (OK, one of the staff, the rest were wonderful) was pretty rude. We called for room service coffee one morning (they did advertise room service in the brochure in the room) and the front desk lady told me they already gave us instant coffee in the room. I told her we really prefer brewed so was it possible to get that through room service. She said no problem, they'd send it right up. Then the guy who brought the coffee brought a pot and put it on the dresser and yelled at my husband that "it's the same stuff you've got in the room!" and marched off. And he wasn't kiddling. He had brought us a pot of instant coffee. We had dinner at the hotel (it was included in our tour) twice and the food was great both times but they gave the group tours a very limited menu compared to what you could get in the regular restaurant. We also had to leave the windows open here (I think they had the heat on and no thermostat in the room to control your heat) and somebody had a party in the alley under our window both nights about 2:30 AM. It was in a great location (other than the alley parties)and easy walking distance to pubs, restaurants, internet cafes and souvenir shops. They also had a pub with live music everynight right in the hotel. If you want to hear the music, come early because it gets really packed by 10 or so.

      TripAdvisor Reviews International Hotel Killarney

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Killarney

      A Rainy day in Ireland

      A travel blog entry by mnnorske on Oct 23, 2014

      4 photos

      Today was our Ring of Kerry Day. This is one of the most scenic places in Ireland and this was the day it decided to rain on and off most of the day. It was still a great day because, hey, we are in Ireland! This is a magical place with such friendly people.

      We had a huge breakfast and then set off for the day, stopping for a group photo …

      The Myth Lives On

      A travel blog entry by europe2.0 on Aug 21, 2014

      5 comments, 9 photos

      ... seriously lacked restaurants. The main street was lined with pubs and shops and 2 resturants and we tried them both.

      We did find our whiskey glasses we both really liked, at a reasonable price too (not Waterford though). Other than the town, Killarney is home to a beautiful National Park. The main attraction is the 2 hour circular walk around the Muckross Lake. The walk takes you by a waterfall, old bridges, an abbey and a spacious Victorian house that Queen ...

      Ring of Kerry

      A travel blog entry by hannah_louise on Jul 23, 2013

      1 photo

      ... was so annoying and most of the time he was just complaining about stuff, I have never heard so much complaining, you don't last 2 seconds in Australia if you complain all the time! On the way home we stopped at Lady's view which is a really nice stop to look out at the lakes of the Killarney national park, which was named ladies view as its a view fit for a lady! We also got to see ...

      Chasing Leprechauns

      A travel blog entry by davefremland on Sep 12, 2012

      27 photos

      ... who informed me again of the new commemorative stamp being released tomorrow!! In addition, she suggested that the “First Day Cover” might be available too!!

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      Oireachtas and Pixies

      A travel blog entry by melepua on Nov 05, 2011


      ... with just their friends afterwards. He said he only found this kind of event in Ireland, where people go to a concert, then gather, from strangers to brothers, all as friends, to continue making music through the night. Hundreds of people were here tonight. This fringe event had so many rooms and people that I couldn’t even find folks I wanted to find. It was a maze, a sea of people, different music and dancing going on everywhere. ...