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Today we headed to Killarney for a 2 night stay at the Lake Hotel. But first it is the usual routine of getting showered, dressed, packed, and breakfast; Liam still prefers Dad's homemade scrambled eggs. The plan was to get to Killarney, check in to the hotel and then spend the rest of the day checking out the local sights, and some things do go to …
Cycled 30 miles from Eyries to Kenmare. A very pleasant cycle along the northern coast of Beara, along rolling hills. Stopped for a little hike up to a stone circle, somehow missed the larger stone circle along this route. Arrived in Kenmare early enough to wash some laundry. Probably the highlight of the day ...
... to Muckross House, but due to the weather and water conditions, we continued by jaunty. Transportation back to the hotel was by good ole gasoline fueled taxis! Back in Killarney, we wandered around the town, and found a yarn shop, called Spin a Yarn. The owner says knitting for babies and toddlers is most common, and her stock reflected that, with a nice selection of Sirdar and Debbie ...
... and we followed buses. Went to the Bog Village. Lunch in Sneed, yum and ended up in camp outside Limerick. Looooong road again so drinking Good Irish Whiskey and Ginger Ale on the way and of course juice for the driver.
... court that wasn't used, so she and staff stripped it and manually repositioned the gym. That despite a 6k grant to do the same-I didn't ask what became of the money, though the implication was certainly that it could be better used elsewhere. After a pause for a photo of the visitors I took a quick pic of the castle gates and headed off to killarney. On the way I couldn't resist the signs for the toy soldier factory, which was an interesting enough short stop-amazing detail, ...
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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.
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.
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
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!
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.