Travel Blogs from Killarney
... past 200 years.
As most of the oak trees in the woods today are around 200 years old, it is likely that the majority of them were planted, and the oakwoods that have never been disturbed by humans are restricted to a few isolated pockets in remote areas such as mountain valleys.
... turns clogging in the center of the room. This was the perfect ending to a wonderful day.
We have plans to see the rest of Killarney National Park via road bike and ferry if the weather holds up like it did today. Of course, in Ireland, you never really know. We do know, however, that if we come back to Ireland, Killarney will require a few nights stay as it’s easily our favorite area so far.
... can be found at the Aghadoe Church and Round Tower where it was incorporated into the wall of the old church, now a ruin.
The church was clearly built on an ancient pagan contemplative site, overlooking Lough Leine, the lake of learning. An old yew tree grows nearby.
After a day of searches and discoveries we grabbed our laundry, packed up and got ready for the adventure of the next day.
After seeing Kilkee she said she could understand why great great grandmother left. Even today it looks a depressed place.
Killarney is a very expensive place to visit.....its a hot spot for tourist doing the Ring of Kerry...we will do it tomorrow...it could be another long day.
One thing I find interesting about our cottage is that there is an electric meter inside that the owner comes in to feed every now and then. I think so far he has fed it once, our first day here. At the end of the stay we actually pay him for electric usage. When I think about it, it certainly seems like a fair way to figure out electric cost. At the end of the stay he counts how much he put in the meter & that is what we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Killarney Royal
Highlite of our tour
My wife and I were very impressed with the room,the meals and most of all the staff. The room was the largest and best appointed, of all on our tour of Ireland. The food was wonderful. The staff was most friendly and courteous.
stayed at the royal just before christmas and it was excellent,the rooms are so spacious and the bathroom amazing! we loved it and will certainly be going back.the staff were also great ,I cannot praise this hotel enough!
Great value luxury
Walked in off the street and got a very good deal (off-season). Great service - we were even given a key to the room before we had agreed to stay to check it out. Fabulous old-fashioned luxury, with none of that sickening deference that you get in some places. Very well kept family-run hotel, highly recommended.
Golf from heaven
Our golfing party of 8 were looked after royally (pardon the pun) at the hotel and the staff were both welcoming and efficient. My room was superb and the overall standard excellent. Well worth a visit.
At home away from home
We have stayed at the Royal on three seperate trips The rooms are great,the atmosphere is warm , the bar & dinning room offer good food & service and the hotel staff has little turnover, making you feel like part of the family.
The location is centeral but away from tourist noise. A gret place to stay.We are going back this year .
Ray Smith Tampa,Fl
The Royal is exactly that. Great service and wonderful staff. Food is marvelous with a small private hotel feel. Highly recommended for stays of all types.
DJH, Pittsburgh, Pa
A warm welcome at the Killarney Royal
We have just come back from a weekend break at the Killarney Royal Hotel. We went as a group for my husbands 40th Birthday and from the moment we stepped into the hotel we were given a warm Irish welcome. As soon as we entered the reception we knew we had made the right choice, a warm cosy fire, friendly atmosphere and attentive staff. Beginning with an informative and much appreciated guided tour, we were then shown to our beautiful suites, very spacious, nicely decorated and even an automatic putter which went down well with the men.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, evening meal in the hotel restaurant was beautiful, service excellent and they recommended a fantastic restaurant for the Saturday evening.
We had a memorable stay and would definitely return again one day.
Killarney Royal - Home away from home
The Killarney Royal has been home for our American golf group many times. We keep going back because of the outstanding staff and wonderful facilities. It is perfectly locating for touring in the Southwest. It's comfortable, homey and the staff is more friendly than any other place in VERY friendly Ireland. This stay is a must if you are anywhere near
Good Location but Below Average for the Price
Visited the Killarney Royal. The Decor was antiquated. I don't like hotel where you hear the floorboards crack everytime you walk on them. I paid 350 euros for two nights inclusive of dinner and breakfast. The dinner was typical of any hotel you would get in Ireland and the restuarant is nothing special with absolutely no atmosphere. Staff were friendly but I wasn't buying into this Four Star rating. Remember there is no parking facility. Overall average. I think I will try somewhere different next time.
Great part of our great vacation
The Hotel is very, very nice the rooms were great and the food and drink were great too, but the service and attitude of the staff was truly outstanding, perhaps the best I've ever encountered (and I've travelled an awful lot in many,many great hotels). I will go back