Loch Lein Country House
Travel Blogs from Killarney
Cycled 30 miles from Eyries to Kenmare. A very pleasant cycle along the northern coast of Beara, along rolling hills. Stopped for a little hike up to a stone circle, somehow missed the larger stone circle along this route. Arrived in Kenmare early enough to wash some laundry. Probably the highlight of the day ...
... The rest of the trip back to Killarney was uneventful, a wander around town for an hour or so then back to the hotel to get ready for the evenings festivities.
Our dinner was at the Old Killarney Inne, an evening of traditional Irish music and dance called a Ceilidh. We even managed to contribute to a rather badly performed barn dance, not good after a four course meal and a few drinks.
... waterfall. Moss covered rocks and trees gave the area an almost magickal sense, I expected to see faeries and leprechauns frolicking in the woods. Once we reached the base of the falls and took our fill of photos we decided to follow the path up, going up a gazillion rock stairs..okay..maybe not a gazillion but my thighs sure were thinking it was a gazillion. Nothing like a steep hike to prove just how out of shape you are. ...
... s best large town to live in, 2012, I learnt later. Although the castle is about a half hour walk, once there you've the whole of Ross Island to explore, and can easily do several more miles. Governor's rock gives a great view over Lough Leane, as does Library Point, and there's a mining tour to follow. No actual mining visible, as the copper mine was abandoned to flooding in the early nineteenth century. I thought the coolest bit was the cave, marking Bronze Age open air mining. ...
... the wrong train and missed the funeral of a dear friend. It was upsetting to think about missing something so important, but he seemed to be handling it well, and he spent the entire train trip telling us all about his farm, Irish cattle raising and farming and so many other interesting things. He was so kind, smart and engaging. We learned a lot from him and before we knew it, we were back in Dublin! We hopped on a city train to get nearer the place we needed to catch ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Loch Lein Country House Killarney
We just returned from 2 weeks in Ireland, staying at B&Bs everywhere we went. One of the best B&Bs we stayed in was the Loch Lein Country House just outside of Killarney. The house was quite modern, with excellent quality throughout the facility. For example, our bathroom had crown molding! The room itself was quite large, with a beautiful view of the lake. For those that need walking access to the Killarney city center, you're out of luck. It is several miles to the shops and restaurants. Nevertheless, since the big draw here is the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Penisula, this B&B is in a perfect location right on the route. Finally, the manager, Paul, gave us excellent advice on where to travel, what to avoid, and where to hike. In summary, at 60 euro per person, this is an excellent B&B for Killarney.
Lovely Loch Lein
I need to share my happy experiences in County kerry with you all
Still the unspoilt landscape and people.
Loch lein Country House Hotel just outside Killarney was our base and what a charming place it was for us .
A rare family run house of hospitality Paul and wife Annette were at hand to guide us in our trip of a lifetime stay in the Killarney area .
It was a home from home and we were very impressed we will be back and cannot speak highly enough of our stay in kerry and Irelands west coast
Robert and family NYC
Loved the views, loved the homeliness and friendliness of staff
I stayed in the Loch Lein House Hotel recently with my family. Three kids and hubby. Wow. The hotel is situation overlooking the lakes in Killarney. To wake up to the views everymorning was heaven. The staff were so homely and friendly to all of us, including my noisy kids. The foods was excellent. A breakfast that kept us all going all day, whatever the kids wanted and cooked whatever way. Great advice on where to go, where to visit. In a busy environment that we all live in, Paul and Annette seem to have time for everyone, kinda unusual. The dinner in the evening was exquisite and again cater for the rugrats, nothing was a problem.
We will be back!! Well done folks and the best of luck.
Very nice if you want a hotel ~4km outside the city.
Beautiful hotel with gorgeous lake front views! We had a nice room, clean, huge bathroom, and a view that was wonderful. We were suprised that this facility is much more of a hotel than a B&B, which was fine. We were farther away from Killarney center than expected, and when we arrived back at the Loch Lein House after an evening/night in the city we were locked out. It took quite a few minutes for someone to come open the door and let us back in. Rather uncomfortable. That said, however, Annette and Pau were charming and kind, offering suggestions the next day on where to go, etc. They even offered us breakfast after we slept in too late to make it! It was peaceful and quiet, lovely.
Little Gem of a Hotel
My family and I just spent a night at this lovely, small (about 25 rooms) hotel in Killarney. The views of Killarney Lakes, the beautiful, spacious rooms and the personal service were outstanding. I would recommend this hotel highly.
The first thing that hit us was the tranquility of the setting and location.Only 5kms from Killarney in Fossa, Loch Lein House Hotel has great views of the lower lake. Its interior is sumptuously comfortable, with thick carpeting and deep sofas that you immediately want to sink into. The lounge and dining room look out over the lake and mountains beyond. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, roomy, with suberb bathrooms, and fantastically comfortable beds. Paul and Annette Corridan are exceptional hosts and cannot do enough for you, as well as being fonts of knowledge about the area.(When Paul suggests a particular sight or route to take, listen to him!) The food, breakfast and dinner was excellent every time, and we could not wait for the next meal!
We just returned from a whirlwind tour of Ireland and Scotland and this was the best place we stayed! The location is a short distance outside of Killarney just outside the town of Fossa and easy to get to via rental car or taxi. The place itself is located on beautiful grounds overlooking the vista that makes up the National Park. The hosts, Paul and Annette, are superb in making you feel comfortable and "at home". The included "Irish Breakfast" is superb and the view from the dining room is simply gorgeous! The rooms are quite large, are tastefully decorated and have bathrooms that are well above the standard type that you find in the UK.
Loved Coffey's Loch Lein Hotel
I stayed at Coffey's Loch Lein Hotel in Killarney for ten days... They could not have done more for us... Their Irish breakfast was delicious and their evening meal very satisfying... The hotel is gorgeous and the country and views exquisite... I can't wait to go back...
Make this unique place your last stop in Europe ... you will not want to leave so don't!!! It's romantic .. it's fun ... it's peaceful if that is what you are looking fo for. If you want golf its within walking distance the scenery is all around and the folks .. what can I say .. they treated me like family. I took a day trip through the lakes... another trip around the ring of Kerry.. the bus will pick you up at the door and return you to home. I stayed three weeks and just did day trips from here. ... train to Dublin (When it runs) ... races ... bicycle tours ... even saw Daniel O'Donnell's show for PBS taped in Killarney at the NEC centre (Watched it on PBS Detroit on Sunday night ... on again during March 17 week) Van Morrisson another show at NEC centre... entertainment all over town should not be missed before you pass from this life!!!!!