Travel Blogs from Killarney
Wow- news bulletins on this morning...at the apartment we rented in Galway, just two nights ago, there was flooding 3' deep. We would have been under water in the lower parking garage. Wonder if the insurance would have covered that?
The boys are off to hike to a waterfall, and then we will head out for Dublin, with a castle stop on the way for Ryan.
Well, we found a castle- unfortunately it was a ruin, and it was ...
... Irish coffee and bread pudding covered in custard. All during dinner a music duo went from room to room...they made it to our room when we got our dessert. She sang and played an accordion, and Brandon played a rendition of the bagpipe. I'll have to look up the word for his instrument. Very interesting explanation as to how it worked compared to the regular bag pipes. A very enjoyable ...
... heck, most of the time it barely had room for two cars going in opposite directions. So I wasn't able to get as many pictures as I would have liked through that area. Once we hit Kenmare we were pretty much done in for the day so headed back to the cottage for lunch & nap, then headed back out to see Ross Castle.
The castle was closed by the time we got there, but we really weren't planning on taking a tour of ...
... prices, over 10€ a figure. Chess sets come with free worldwide postage, but without a price. I suspect if you have to ask... After some faffing I'd decided on Neptune's hostel and it turned out to be a good choice. Right in the centre of town but with parking a few hundred metres away by the cathedral, it has comfy beds and large communal areas. It was also rammed with people-they've 150 beds, so if full, there are a lot of people, though without feeling massively in your ...
... have this permanent smile on my face. We had a pre dinner jaunt to this old amazing pub called the shanty, it was amazing. two Irishmen telling jokes and singing, we nearly died laughing, photos attached, this is what I wanted to see and experience, the real Irish experience. Had my first Guinness I drank it all, it was bloody horrible, so bitter but proud of myself for finishing it. With the fun so ...
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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.