The Malton Hotel
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... time if you’re not on the main highway). We headed into town to find food and local music and stumbled into a restaurant with live music and a fantastic goat cheese tart and spicy burger. Afterwards, we walked down the street to The Grand, a pub and irish music venue recommended by our B&B hostess. The traditional music was upbeat and we watched with smiles and pints as some of the locals and irish dance-saavy ...
... have been like the 12th time that's happened to us on this trip).
Got a few winks of sleep on the way to Belfast then had to sadly say goodbye to Anna. She's been the perfect travel buddy, but sadly she's off to explore Eastern Europe.
So that was Ireland.
Liz and I love this place. The people are friendly (although totally incomprehensible), the scenery is amazing and the culture is the envy of the world. Add Ireland to the "I could live here" list ...
... means the people who carved the stone had developed the oldest written language in the world. We were able to walk up to the top of the giant mound and the views were incredible - proper Irish landscape. So many sheep and so many green hills! I am in love.
Yesterday started slow but by the end it was some craic! Dave and his roommates Dan and Adrian drove Audra and I across the country to Killarney in County Kerry. Somehow this feat ...
Had a sleep in today and then started the morning with a stroll through Cork. We then headed off for the Blarney Castle in Blarney, not too far from Cork.
Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago and is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. At the top of the tower is the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it and you’ll never again ...
... in Edinburgh. It was only a double bed and quite firm but we didn’t care, we were knackered!
After a bit of a nap we decided to go to Tesco to get some food to cook for dinner and some wine. We were trying to save money after being ripped off $150 for 5kg of excess baggage by Ryanair. We got some ravioli, mince and some sauce and I finally got a decent wine! They were selling the Jacobs Creek 2006 Reserve Shiraz for about 10 euro – and that was ...
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We have just returned from yet another brilliant trip to Killarney. The Great Southern Hotel proved to be exactly that ... Great !! The setting in 20 acreas of beautiful gardens right on the edge of Killarney town centre could not be better and the staff were extremely friendly. The service from check in to check out was impeccable. It might not be classed as one of the best hotels in the world, but I think that it takes a lot of beating for quality and excellent value for money. It has a 'grand' feeling but is not over the top and it is very family friendly.
When I say above average I mean in comparison to other Irish hotels. The outside of the hotel looked very grand and distinguished. The lobby is beautiful. The staff I found not as friendly as I would expect for a 4 star hotel. But there was a FEW friendly people. The internet was available but limited.
I booked one junior suite for my parents and a regular room for me for 3 night B&B and 2 dinner package. (Suite was €50 per night supplement and worth it)
Just spent 2 nights at this charming hotel.Staff helpful and pleasant .Faccilities good. A welcome break from modern hotel chains.Great location for town centre and transport links.Easy access to local attractions and the stunning countryside. you will not be disappointed with Kerry.
Stayed in the Killarney Great Southern recently for a weekend. This hotel has a reputation of being very grand and having excellent and most professional service. My experience was the total opposite. One of the receptionists had a tounge piercing which i found to be inappropriate. There were still breakfast trays on the floor in the corridors at 6pm. The bar was understaffed during the day time and it took forever to get served. We were told there would be music in the bar at night and there wasn't. And worst of all was our experience in the dining room. One of the waitresses smelled like she had'nt washed in years! the food was overcooked and tasted awfull. We complained to our waitress (and by the way the waiting staff were far from professional) and went straight to the manager to complain. We were compensated fairly for the meal but I would never go back. The restaurant was anything but cosy and atmospheric with full force overhead lighting. The hotel was very quiet with not many guests that I noticed during my stay. I am not suprised if this is the standard they are providing. Our room was lovely - a delux standard room. But this was little compensation for the overall experience. We didn't even go to breakfast on the second morning because we couldn't quite face going back to that dining room!! - I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.
Stayed 5 nights at the Great Southern in June, 2003 as a central point for a golf vacation in SW Ireland. Good location in central Killarney. Off a main street, but still quiet and restful. The lobby is attractive; Check-in staff were curt and not particularly welcoming, but reasonably efficient. Twin bedroom was clean and pleasant; about the same size as a typical American hotel. Furnishings were about same. Room was adequate for 2 golfers and luggage. Had a package that included breakfast and some dinners. Food was good. However, this hotel is used a lot by American tour groups, so the breakfast room is over-run every morning by large numbers of tourists...so breakfast becomes a bit of a feeding frenzy. We found some small nooks and crannies in the hotel with small sofas...great place for a private 19th hole after long day on the links. If you are looking for 5 star luxury, this is not your place. But as a practical and cost-effective base for golf in SW Ireland, it works very well. I'd go back again.
Loved that place!!
Quite simply the jewel establishment of Killarney.
Velvet valleys lined with roses...Eire at its finest.
Ireland at its bestMemories of the lush velvet valleys bordered by brilliant roses while the mountains remained snow capped. EireAs a Johnson & Wales Culinary Intern,the Great southern Hotel in Killarney excels in quality,sanitation and cleanliness.the expereince established my foundation here in the States for work ethics.Food preparations remains the most memorable as well as the incredible staff.l
We stayed at the Great Southern in May of this year. The service was wonderful! The rooms were clean and very nice, and the restaurants and bar was great. It is walking distance to all the shops. I would highly recommend this hotel.
It's worth the splurge in the budget
The rooms are really top of the class. Very roomy and nice. My own package included an Irish breakfast. It is close to the center of town, but because the town itself is pretty quiet, the noise factor does not come into play. It is on a street that seemed to have a hotel every other building, though, making locating that particular hotel an interesting challenge. I would definitely stay there again.