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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 …
... between them. Anyway, it one of the best restaurants in Ireland, and we had a really fabulous dinner. Bruce came out of the kitchen to chat with us for awhile. On the way back to Killarney Sue started us off on a goofy camp game where one person says a word and everyone has to come up with (and sing) a line from a song that has that word. It was pretty hilarious. Today was another beautiful day and we started it off by paying a visit to George at Hazel Fort; I had been ...
... we had dinner at a beautiful country hotel. We then we to Siamsa Tire, pronounced shimsa taree, the National Folk Theatre. Here we watched the story of a Irish country girl displayed in native and interpretative dance and Gaelic song. Moving. Mesmerizing. Memorable. Photography was not allowed, but you can view some of their programming at their ...
... as early as we had wanted to the next morning.
One thing we all noticed not just about Dublin but all the cities/towns we have visited during our visit, is the cleanliness. You don't see streets littered with trash. In fact, in Waterford we saw a sign saying there is a 150 euro fine if you spit your gum out on the street! You still see graffiti but even that is not like it is in the states. It seems that people have much more respect in general than ...
... up the path to the top of a smaller hill, with an amazing view over the ocean, islands and surrounding area. I went in bare feet, cos I couldn't be bothered putting my shoes back on, and it was amazing how the ground felt! Because it was on a hill, it wasn't bog-lands there, but the grass and soil were really spongy, it felt good between my toes! We climbed up the rocks, and got some photos from the top, which will probably look like nothing (it's so ...
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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.