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Emerald Isle Jewel
From the moment we arrived we were charmed by the Killeen House. Irish hospitality at its finest. Geraldine, Michael and staff make you feel like old friends. Never to busy to answer questions, always guiding us in the right direction whether it be golf or touring. The dining room is 5 star; the rooms have the elegance of a country inn. A must stop for anyone going to Killarney. They don't need to advertise for once you have stayed there you come home telling everyone of your experience. It truly is one of the jewels of the Emerald Isle
Like Coming Home
Without question the highlight of the trip...Michael and Geraldine made you feel like you were coming home. The place is warm, friendly and full of charm and character(s). The restaurant was by the far the best meal we had in Ireland and the late night Irish folk songs in the pub are some of the best. The staff is eager to help and no request is too outlandish. On a 9 day golf trip with my father it was a real treat to come home to the Killeen House where you are welcomed with a smile and a cold Guiness. When I return to Ireland, the Killeen House will be the only place I will stay.
No place like home
If you are looking for a hotel that treats you like family, look no more. The Killeen House in Killarny is the place. I have never experianced such a genuine feeling of hospitality. The owners, Geraldine and Michael go out of thier way to make every guest feel as if they are family who just returned from a long trip. I have spent three seperate trips at the Killeen House and each one has been a great experiance. The staff are all well trained professionals that also become your freinds. The resturant is also top of the line. Perfectly cooked food presented with 4 star elegance. So if you want a place that is unlike any other with the feeling of home on the holidays this is it. The killeen house is a hidden gem and the only thing that is hard is saying goobye.
If you're on a golfing holiday....
If you're on a guy's trip golfing in Ireland, this is THE place to stay, hands down. What else can you say to a great hotel dedicated to golf with a fantastic pub! When you walk in, you instantly feel a warmth and comfort that stays long past your stay. When my buddies and I arrived late on a Saturday night after flying all night and playing golf once we landed, Michael (the owner) met us in the driveway with a great welcome "you must be the lads from Texas - we've been expecting you" then invited us into the pub to show us the proper way to pour a Guiness and welcomed us to Ireland. It only got better from there. The rooms, food, everything you're reading is true. I can't wait to go back.
A weekend to remember
I took my wife on a weekend in Killarney and because of the Killeen, superb staff and amazing food, it was the best weekend away we had ever.....YES EVER
Im not one for writing long mails so ill just sum it up in one - Excellence !
Wouldn't book a golf trip to Ireland without it
We at O'Brien's Custom Golf Tours (---) would not even consider booking a golf tour to Ireland without having our customers stay at least 2 nights at the Killeen House with Geraldine and Michael. When our customers report back to us about their trip they invariably state that their stay at the Killeen House was the highlight of their trip.
Personally, my wife and I have stayed at the Killeen House every year for the past 11 years. We were "stuck" there during 9/11 (there were no flights home) and Michael and Geraldine and their outstanding staff treated us as FAMILY. And to top it off, Michael would take no money from us
when we finally left for home.
The food at the Killeen House is as good as it gets! The rooms are fantastic and the ambience is terrific.
Going to Ireland? Don't miss the Killeen House!
The best hotel in Ireland
The Killeen House Hotel located just outside of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland is a marvleous small hotel for golfers playing the great courses of Ireland's southwest. I have stayed there at least 3 times and have been treated like a member of the family each time. Michael and Geraldine Rosney are superb hosts. They make everyone's stay very enjoyable. Their rooms are well appointed and the Championship rooms are very large and comfortable.
The hotel also has the friedliest little pub I've ever been in. So friendly that you pour your own drinks. I've met interesting people from all over the world at the Killeen House. And, their restaurant is nothing short of fantastic -- gourmet meals with great service.
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Putting the H in Holiday
I would consider myself a seasoned traveler. Over the years I have seen it all or at least thought I did until I came across Killeen House Hotel. I am just after a 3 day visit to Ireland and was recommended to this Hotel by close friends. On there website they advertise themselves as "A Charming Little Hotel". Charming is an understatement. The service was exemplary. The little pub in the hotel actually accepts gold balls as legal tender. If you have a golf ball with a logo that owners, Michael & Geraldine Rosney don't already have on there wall you will get a free pint of Guinness. (there are 2000 balls on the walls). As for the food, as I write this from the USA my mouth is watering just thinking of the food that was served to us in Rossers Restaurant. (hotel restaurant).
Loved Kileen House
Geraldine and Michael and their staff are wonderful.They are most personable and helpful
The full service honor bar was delightful and the food--both breakfast and dinner--was outstanding and at the top of what we experienced in Ireland.
We would go back in a second (and hope to do so in the near future).
Kileen House while catering to golfers is equally to be recommended to non-golfers. Our visit was in Sept 2003
Golfers Paradise Hotel
From the time you arrive until you hate to leave Michael and Geraldine are the perfect hosts. You feel like you've known them for years. They will help you with your golf destinations, trade a pint for a logoed ball and treat you like family. I have been to Ireland several times and have always been treated well, but at the Killeen House I had the best experience of all. I'm planning my 2003 trip now.
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... the bee hive huts. The trail guide said it was a 2 minute walk from the road. What the neglected to say was it was straight up. PD and Weezy went up, but I elected to stay at the car and bird watch. This seagull came and perched about 5 feet from me the whole time I was there. Another friend made today. I saw Herrring gulls (my friend is one of those), gannets, and a raptor of some kind.
We did lots of ...
... along a river inlet through lovely villages and farmland. Then headed up over Healy Pass. This was some road! Narrow and windy but stunning in scenery. Mountains are all around and once over the saddle at the top, there is a great view to the south where you can see the road winding down the hillside, just like some of the ones in Europe. Passed a lone cyclist nearly at the top of the pass, the Irish must be nuts! Can't understand why they do not feature ...
... it might be a good day to rent a boat from Sean Sweeney and take a picnic out on the lake. But first we went in search of wifi (none at Rowantree) so we rode bikes to Heather for a cappuccino. Unfortunately their wifi signal was very weak - darn! It'd be a very nice place to hang out and check email. We packed up our picnic and headed out on the lake to our favorite picnic site at the ruins of the hunting lodge, but since it was such a nice day there appeared to be a huge crowd of people ...
... it if you feel the urge!) Sooo, at late morning we headed out on the Ring of Kerry ; a road that loops around the county thru all the main spots and great views, we drove from Killarney to Kenmare, around cliffs, curves, and rocky coasts! Past many sheep on hills; (painted bright pink or blue for girls and boys) past ruins, old churches, and I said a lot of prayers! Lol. Kenmare ...
... Castle in the gift shop.
After going through the castle and walking on the trails near the creek, we went back into the main part of town and purchased lunch at a small market. It was here that I got a chicken pasta salad for 1.50 euros and a bottle of juice for an additional euro. Prior to getting back on the bus, we went through the Blarney Woolen Mill store, where there were some very nice selections of material. Not having any room in my ...