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... scenery around us. We did a pretty basic hike and saw the Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, and we ended at the Torc Waterfall! The Abbey was this really creepy stone building that had a cemetery attached to it. It was all open and kind of spooky because we were the only ones around. We walked through and crept up winding staircases into dark, cold and empty rooms. It was really cool to wander around and explore. The most amazing part of the hike was the Torc Waterfall!! ...
... and placed it on top of blarney castle. He then spent every night talking to the rock until his death. That the story of how the Blarney stone is meant to be able to give you the gift of the gab! Waiting in line at the top of the castle we all gave the stone a kiss. After the castle we popped into a pub next door for a cheeky pint and meal. I tried my first Murphy’s, which is similar to Guinness. The first tastes you get make it almost like ...
... the words just like me. If you are old enough to remember it, it goes like this, “A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course. That is, of course, unless the name of the horse is the famous Mr. Ed. Go right to the source and ask the horse, he’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse. He’s always on a steady course, talk to Mr. Ed. People yackkity yack a streak, and waste your time of day. ...
Started the morning with French press coffee. Bernadette, our inn keeper, was lovely and assisted us with our trip plans for the day. Our travels today take us from Cork through Skibbereen, Schull into Mezin Head pass. Mezin Head is the southern most tip of Ireland and we could see the island wrap around for miles. we toured the old lighthouse and learned about the ways ...
... new and nice people and that this is always a rewarding experience. Although he also mentioned that some guests could be horribly annoying ("Like that lady behind me, d'you know?" lol).
Anyway, enough of the people.The actual reason I went on this tour, of course, was to have a look at Ireland's beautiful landscapes. And boy, did it deliver! I think pictures will mostly speak for themselves and it honstely isn't really something that can be ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Brehon Killarney
A wonderful Discovery
We stayed in The Brehon three weeks ago and it was amazing - it cetainly is a great addition to Killarney. We only discovered it on a previous trip to Killarey in October. The bedrooms are spacious and modern but with a bit of luxury.
The Restaurant is excellent. I had Crab Wontons to start and my Husband had the Lamb Fillet Salas. They were delicious. We both had Pan Seared Scallops & Turbot for Main couse - it was so good.
The Spa is like heaven. The best massage I ever had. But what really made my stay was the friendly staff. Truely a great additon to Killarney. I can't wait to return.
As stated in an earlier post, I think this hotel is a great addition to Killarney. The previous poster would obviously disagree, but having stayed here three times already this year , I can honestly say I cant wait to go back again early next year. There is merit in saying that it probably isnt a family friendly hotel, but then I am not sure many of the more expensive hotels in Ireland are.
Spent 3 nights here recently for an anniversary celebration.From the out side it looks very impressive , and even the reception hall and check in area were plesent enough.The room we were given was nice , but near a lift , and although we asked to be moved due to the noise of people coming and going at all hours, we were refused.The explanation being that they were fully booked.I found out later this was far from true.
A haven of luxury
The Brehon is a haven of luxury- staff were the best i have ever experienced. The Spa was amaxing with fablous Thai Therapists. Dinner was excellent - Over all a very relaxing experience- would highly recommend
went to the brehon for one night over the bank hol weekend with my boyfriend . had a frantastic time , we stayed on the first floor which gives u a private balcony, rooms are gorgous, seperate shower, cornor style bath, fluffy robes. food and service were great. we got breakfast served to our room the next morning and arrived perfectly on time and hot!def going back!!
The worst service ever!
Not sure about the hotel, but if the service in the Bar restaurant is any thing to go on forget it. Dead slooooow, asleep even.
15 minutes to get a waiter,
15 minutes more to get a drink.
30 minutes more to get a meal.
Oh, and by the way the veg was incinerated.
When I asked for the manager, the waiter did not know what to do.
Eventually a man claiming to be the manager came down, I told him I was very disappointed, he was not one bit understanding and just mumbled.
I would not send my worst enemy here for food!
This is a wonderful hotel
This is a very welcome new addition to the hotel scene in Killarney and, in my view, it has not got the recognition it deserves. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival and it was beautiful. The staff were so genuinely friendlly - nothing was too much trouble and they always wore a smile! The Angsanga spa in the hotel is also very special. I will definitely return there and would recommend it highly.
The best massage I've ever had
I'd seen some of the publicity about the Brehon so my husband and I decided to try it out recently for a weekend stay. It was unbelievable. The lobby is fabulous, the interior designer deserves an award. The rooms were very spacious, the staff were the most welcoming and competent, I could go on but I have to mention the spa. My husband and I are frequent travelers and as we work hard we usually like to spoil ourselves with massages, treatments etc. However nothing I have experienced in the past would compare to the massage I recieved from a Thai therapist (Da) at the spa in the Brehon.
The Brehon my Killarney No.1
Live in Dublin and recently spent the most woderful couple of days in The Brehon in Killarney celebrating Valentine's. Their brochure tag line is " in line with tradition in tune with today" & the hotel lives up to this in every way. We really did get five star treatment with the best spa in the country at 4 star prices. I was searching Trip Advisor for recommendation in Rome and was quiet surprised to find that The Brehon did not feature in the Top 10 hotels for Killarney . In the past I have visited other hotels in Killarney but The Brehon is definitly my number 1.