Travel Blogs from Killarney
We left the hotel from Cork this morning and headed out to Killarney - our final stop on our tour. :(
The drive out to Killarney took about an hour and a half and again there was spectacular scenery along the way. I will never forget the beautiful landscapes I am seeing here. Some say that the area of …
Was awakened by a strange sight this morning. It was large, bright and right outside our window, but we couldn't make it out. Finally someone said "It's the Sun" and low and behold that's what it was. Finally!!!! Began the day with the jaunting car ride, which is actually a buggy ride where the driver sat by our side and chatted with us about …
... soup, sandwiches, salads, chicken curry, brea pudding, chocolate cake etc.. The food here is just delicious! Who knew….
After the Ring - some went back to the hotel to rest and others played putt putt golf. The rest went into Killarney for one last shopping and haircut trip. During this time the students had to come up with a number of miles that we have traveled so far around Ireland. Any guesses????
... nasty virus is on...ugh. Our next stop was at an ancient stone fort. It's a mile or so off the main road but worth the detour. There are conflicting accounts of how old it is, but it's at least 2000 years old. The ring forts in Ireland were some of the earliest settlements. They are built in a circular fashion of stacked stone using no mortar, so it's amazing that some of them have survived. They were defensive settlements built to protect the inhabitants and their livestock; ...
... a thatched roof. Our last stop on this tour was Ladies View, where we viewed the beautiful Lakes of Killarney from on high; these were the same lakes we viewed from our jaunting car yesterday. Ladies View is so called because Queen Victoria thought that this was the most beautiful view in her reign.
Our evening included a short trip to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gleneagle Hotel Killarney
We actually stayed in the apartment complex and not in the main hotel. We had full use of the hotel facilities. Having stayed in (one room) hotel rooms before it's just too cramped for our family of three boys. This was fantastic. The 2 bedroomed apartments are in groups of six (two storeys high with a lift). Very modern indeed, with all mod cons including under floor heating, satellite TV, en-suite to main bedroom, and full kitchen with settings for 6 people.
Just back from a great weekend in killarney. We went to see Pat Short, the well known irish comedian from d'unbelievables. The show was on in the INEC, part of the gleneagle complex so we decided to stay in the same hotel as they were offering a deal including accomodation and ticket. It was mighty, the show was great but the entertainment continued late into the night.We ended up in the "Green Room" (residents bar) both nights and badly in need of a rest after our return. Lovely room, friendly staff, didnt indulge in the leisure centre but it looks good. I would definitely recommend staying at the gleneagles and taking in a show.
The reviews of this hotel had been a mixed bag so I was not quite sure what to expect. When I arrived the lobby was mobbed as I had arrived right in the middle of check-in for a wedding reception and an international 'Bridge' weekend.
The Gleneagle our No.1
We had stayed in Killarney before and had a great time. We decided to try the Gleneagle this time round because friends of ours had really enjoyed their stay there last November. Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean. the bed was one of the most comfortable I had ever slept in. The staff couldnt have been better to us & we were always greeted with a smile in all areas of the hotel. The facilities for our two young children were fantastic there was even a kids play area within the leisure center ! We will definitly return in the Summer for our family holiday especially since there will be kids clubs in July and August.
Fab for golf
About 8 of us go to Killarney every year to play golf and we always stay in the Gleneagle. It has everything you need, and are very helpful. Short walk to town.
The Best Hotel in Ireland
I have stayed in the Gleneagle Hotel 5 times in the past year, and can honestly say that it would be impossible to find a better hotel in Ireland. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpful, and the rooms are spotless, well appointed and comfortable.
I have no hesitation in reccommending this hotel to anyone - either for a short stay or a longer holiday!
Great hotel, super friendly staff!!
My wife, three kids and I stayed here for five nights in April of this year and found it very pleasant. The hotel room was a suite and included two bedrooms, a sitting room and separate bathroom. We got this at the time for a similar price of a single bedroom-on suite. The accomodation was super. The meals were also very good in the hotel dining room and the staff, though mostly foreign, were very friendly and helpful.
My children found the hotel pool brilliant and they were also brought by bus to the cinema in Killarney town on one occasion.There are two hotel bars and also a separate restaurant which serves good meals at mid-day.
All in all I would certainly return here again and would recommend it to anybody.
Visited Gleneagle 7-11 June 2004. The bedroom was clean, well decorated and the bathroom facilties good. Daily housekeeping was also efficient. The dinner and breakfast meals were excellent and of British four star hotel standard. We were served promptly and efficiently and have no criticism about the presentation, quantity or temperature of the food. All staff were pleasant and efficient and there is a dedicated guest relations manager always available in the reception area to deal with complaints and problems. The hotel lounges are spacious and well furnished and there is plenty of entertainment for all tastes.
I had heard so much positive about the hotel, and was delighted at the prospects to try it. However, it was a disaster from beginning to end; dirty rooms, no kettles, asked for iron 5 times without getting it, dinner very bad, small and cold breakfast, pool area grubby...I could go on and on. It was a huge dissapointment, and I would never go back again.
Brill place to stay
The Gleneagle is an excellent place to stay. It is set in a relaxed environment and everything is perfect for all ages. The swimming pool and other facilities are kept spotless. The restaurant staff are all very pleasant are pleased to help. So overall it is an excellent place to stay.