International Hotel Killarney
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Big trip in the bus today, 160 kilometres around the Ring of Kerry. This is the biggest of the local Peninsula's on the West coast. It is a lovely drive, with lots of stops, which is good.
We are so lucky again with the weather today, the views are spectacular, our coach driver Nigel is very talented, we have a few close calls on this very narrow road, it is not the easiest job ...
... us on the red line.We were told varying distances—5, 6 or 7 miles or 9, 10 or 11 km. In Ireland everything is "ish". Meaning the bus will come around ...
... a smart horse, and knew when to stop and when she had the right-of-way at our one traffic light (left on red!). In the park, Sally wanted to take a leisurely amble, but commands from our driver got her picking up her feet.
Our Sally clocked in at one horse power per hour, with a bored clip clopping pace. ...
... who also entertained us with singing, guitar, harmonica, and tin whistle. Kath's Nana would have loved it, as it would have appealed to her strong Irish heritage. The guests included people from Killarney and Cork and further afield from France, Germany, Switzerland, America, and of course us from Australia. Even an American song from Johnny Cash sounds good with an Irish accent. A good night out for the adults with the boys safely tucked away in ...
... gave us, etc). I was hanging out with the sisters (three sisters from Australia) and one of them got her hands on a pair of boxers with a rubber butt!!! I remember the exchange was so fast. We were walking in from a smoke break and somehow she got them from the time we came into the bar and then across. All I can say is that she is really good.
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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
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!
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.
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 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.