Lake Hotel

Address: Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, is near Muckross Abbey, National Park Guided Walks, Angsana Spa at The Brehon, and Old Kenmare Road.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsLake Hotel Killarney

      Reviewed by terrycj

      Lovely old world hotel

      Reviewed Mar 31, 1976
      by (9 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      Need wifi in rooms

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Lake Hotel Killarney

      Loved it


      I was taken to the Lake Hotel for two nights as a birthday treat last year, and what a treat it was. The room was gorgeous, we'd a little balcony and a jacuzzi bath. We made good use of the outdoor hot tub, wandered at leisure around the beautiful grounds and really enjoyed the food. I'd love to return.

      Chalk to Cheese.....


      My family and I return year after year to the Lake Hotel. Over the years, we've seen many improvements and love it now more than ever. The setting of the Lake Hotel is one of the most unique and beautiful in the world. After reading the review below, I felt compelled to express this. While the Lake Hotel is not as new and contemeporary as the hotel mentioned (which I also happen to know - and like), you just cannot compare the two. If you are looking for charm, rustic, old world, exquisite views, pitcuresque setting and an outstanding staff, you have to stay at the Lake Hotel. On the other hand, if that is not your cup of tea and you prefer new and shiny in the hustle and bustle of the town, the alternative is wonderful -- but please don't compare because it is like comparing CHALK to CHEESE

      Great location in Killarney


      There is something old world about the Lake. Its location contrasts with the other commercial hotels with large car parks in the centre of the town. "The Lake" is located hidden from view at the lake shore in quiet, beautiful surroundings. The hotel itself has an old world feel, and you can't help but think that it has passed its prime in certain respects. However having said this, the rooms are in excellent order, and the property is well maintained with the recent addition of a library and small health suite. The food is reasonable (nothing over the top) but enjoyable. Overall a good location, welcoming staff, and a great base to work from for touring County Kerry.

      Friendly staff and great lake views.


      We loved the Lake ! the staff are friendly and the hotel is superb. Its right on the lake and there are wild deer roaming the lake shore.

      Return year after year


      We return year after year to the Lake Hotel. The Lake View Suites have the most wonderful views, the standard of the suites we stay in are of a very high standard. The service is unparalleled when compared to other hotels in Killarney, which we have experienced, the food without a doubt is of the highest quality.

      Terrible - go somewhere else!


      The room we were shown was a disgrace for the price. Very very shabby and down at heel with a decrepid 70's look, horrible carpet, poor lighting, broken bathroom fittings etc etc etc. While I viewed an "alternative" room my wife witnessed two other couples complaining about the standard of their rooms - one claiming about black water coming from the bath taps! The alternative room was also unacceptable but the manager was not available to complain to. Subsequently, the manager refused to refund our deposit, stupidly offering to "donate it to charity" instead!! It was this insult to injury that prompted me to write this review. HOWEVER, we got a fantastic 5* executive room in the Killarney Plaza for LESS than the price of the crappy rooms in the Lake hotel and had a great weekend in the end.



      Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in a standard room. Everything was perfect the food was wonderful the room spacious and comfortable. Best of all the outdoor hottub and jacuzzi..... dont miss this bring your swim gear. worth every penny

      Highly recommended!


      My partner and I stayed for two nights in the Roman themed superior room at the Lake Hotel Killarney. It was absolutely fabulous - very romantic and luxurious. Killarney itself is overpriced and shabby, but Muckross House, Torc Waterfall and the surrounding areas are wonderful. My partner took a fishing trip on the Lakes of Killarney with a local guide and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended!

      Wonderful time


      We had great time at the Lake Hotel. 2 nights in standard room which was good. Then one night with a free upgrade to room with lake view and balcony. The table d'hote food is wonderful, but portions are very large.

      Some of the decorations were slightly shabby but continuous improvements are in evidence.

      Only a very short time in Killarney town is required. But the hotel and its peaceful grounds make up for the tourist grot in Killarney.

      Read Mcarthys book while you are there for the full flavour.

      Bliss, just bliss !


      Friendly family run hotel, great views and warm atmosphere. Great bar with friendly staff.

      Lots to do in the area.

      Mike Donovan

      TripAdvisor Reviews Lake Hotel Killarney

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Killarney

      Day Eight

      A travel blog entry by notjpsssn on Sep 20, 2014

      ... get DRESSED UP and they get their drink on! Great entertainment!) An older couple with a male buddy in tow ask if they can share the booth. Actually, we assume that's what they ask, because, we can't understand a word this guy says. We welcome them into the empty seats, and they sit closely to each other far away from us, clearly uncomfortable with taking our space. Some spontaneous moment occurs where Norm (closest to them) raises his arm ...

      The Straglers

      A travel blog entry by lisaajane on Jul 29, 2014

      2 comments, 8 photos

      ... and he said he was there with a group. I knew a lot of German groups so I started looking for people I knew.  And then I spotted him. Way up near the waterfall, green shirt still on. 17 year old friend who loved asking about my travels.  I didn't shout, I didn't wave.  I waited until he saw me.  And his face lit up! And then mine worried as he climbed too fast over rocks and puddles ...

      Killarney and I

      A travel blog entry by angel2014 on Apr 21, 2014

      1 comment, 14 photos

      I headed over to Killarney on a three hour train ride for my final weekend trip of Ireland. As the semester is heading towards a close and my sights are set on my exams and towards planning my European trip in June I haven't had much time to stop and observe the natural beauty of Ireland. But Killarney provided a chance for me to stop and breath before the rush of studying, exams and backpacking take over my brain


      Not quite like Leap year, but...

      A travel blog entry by cpelaez on Nov 10, 2013

      3 photos

      ... the hostel at around noon and stopped at The Rock of Dunamase in Limerick County. It is an old castle, which is pretty much in ruins, but it has some of the best views in Ireland because it is on a little bit of a hill. We also stopped at a McDonald's, in which the Large size stuff is the size of a Medium or even smaller in the states. Then we finally got home and I think that is my last weekend trip while I am here.

      Time to Kiss the Blarney Stone

      A travel blog entry by fendall on Jul 18, 2013

      92 photos

      ... heart of the city and found the “Jaunting Carts”, which are hose drawn carriage rides. They charged us 13 euros for an hour ride that led us through the Killarney National Park, Deer Park, and a brief stop at Ross Castle. Ross Castle was the ancestral home of the O’Donoghue clan, which was built in the 15th century. It was located on the edge of Lough Leane, which provided a beautiful backdrop. Each of the jaunting carts carried ...

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