The Bianconi

The Bianconi

The Bianconi Annadale Road, Killorglin V93 XN83 Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Killorglin
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The Bianconi is one of the best renowned Inns in Ireland and one of a few luxury hotels on the Ring of Kerry. With a rich history of over 150 years of welcoming visitors to Killorglin, with a recent luxury renovation, the Bianconi remains the most popular place to stay in the heart of Kerry.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Wine / champagne
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

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The Bianconi Annadale Road, Killorglin V93 XN83 Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Kerry County Airport
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Caragh84 wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking at the Bianconi Hotel as a place to stay, do yourself a huge favor, stop looking and book a room! You won’t find anywhere nicer to stay than the Bianconi Hotel. We have stayed at the Bianconi twice and we definitely will stay each time we return to Ireland. It is a highlight of our trip. The location is perfect as a base for exploring the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and, if you are up for a bit of a longer drive, the Ring of Beara. The hotel is incredibly charming. The restaurant and bar area is comfortable and beautifully decorated, without feeling decorated, if that makes sense. The food deserves several pages of praise! Everything is absolutely delicious with wonderfully fresh ingredients. A simple meal of chicken, veg and mashed potatoes was turned into a gourmet meal with the creative use of spices and sauces. We had been in Paris before the Bianconi and we felt the food at the Bianconi was better than the meals we had in Paris. Our room was wonderful! We had been traveling for four hectic days and to be able to climb into the incredibly comfortable bed and have a really good night’s sleep was wonderful. The bathroom is large and modern and beautiful. Again, the decor was perfect. An understated luxury that wasn’t fussy or overdone. Comfortable luxury, just perfect. The best part of staying at the Bianconi are the people who work there. They were so warm and welcoming. During dinner the servers took the time to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. They chatted easily with us and it made us feel so welcome. Our hotel experience was the same, they took such good care of us. It really felt like we had been invited to stay in their home. Irish hospitality at it’s best.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 209 has windows on two sides, it's bright, airy, beautiful, with an incredibly...
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Michelle C wrote a review Feb 2020
County Kerry, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I had dinner in the Bianconi a few weeks ago. I have to say the food was amazing. The basket of fresh bread accompanied with a tomato dip was delicious.
My starter was a brie dish. It was cooked perfectly and the pear and walnut chutney was a tasty contrast with it. My husband had the smokey bacon and cheese burger. This was absolutely amazing. I dont really eat or like burgers (I'm picky with processed meat)but I loved the flavours in this
and the beef in it was top quality.
I had the pan fried fresh fish of the day. It was a huge portion a pure white delicious fish, accompanied with chips, tarter sause and a pea puree. All this washed down with tasty rioja.
Great place for a tasty and filling dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jim68flem wrote a review Sep 2022
Wakefield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our party of 6 were staying in a fairly remote location in nearby Dromstabla, but unable to get taxis to a pre-booked restaurant in Glenbeigh, so last minute call to the Bianconi, not only sourced us a taxi to accommodate the 6 of us, there and back, but also a table reservation.

We arrived a little early, than planned and was greeted by Rory, who seemed to know it was us before a word was uttered, as he guessed correctly who we were, and invited us to to sit at the bar, have a few drinks, peruse the menus at our leisure while they sorted the table.

in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, with an eclectic art work on the walls (we were later to learn many by a locally famous artist) we sat, talked and enjoyed our time.

When the table was ready, we were led to a spacious gathering, and treated to great service, which complement the high quality of the food.

We all have different meals, each one was beautifully served (and hot!) while
Rory attended to our needs, without being over bearing.

He was a perfect host, with the right blend of Irish charm and wit, and not only gave advice on the food, he acted as a local tourist guide and historian, explaining the history of the hotel and a seemingly art critic, as he went on to inform us about the local [English] artist who had taken residency in KILLORGLIN some 50 years earlier.

A man on many talents!!

As a night out with friends goes, I cannot rate this highly enough.
A real gem in a local Irish town in Kerry.

The food, service and hospitality was excellent; they would hold their own in any major city.

If you are ever in the South West of Kerry, you will find it hard to beat a restaurant of this calibre. From the chef to the Manager, they clearly all work very hard to cater for their patrons needs.

I plan to be back in Kerry next year and will definitely have The Bianconi in our sights and will ensure our plans find us near KILLORGLIN to make another visit to this wonderful hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Denise L wrote a review Aug 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked in for 3 nights over Aug bank holiday weekend. First thing on checking in was the owner/manager (??) commenting "oh you've paid already that's great" but then "just double checking" before he handed us our key cards to go upstairs.
The room was beautiful, place was spotless - we overlooked a flat roof with a hum of ductwork but can live with that ! The food is amazing & service is excellent. The major issue is the noise - there's constant fans going, had to ring down to reception at 1am to ask guests using the guest lounge to keep noise down & I'm now writing this at 03.22am & there's singing, shouting & people walking up & down the floor above us 😭 Obviously another guest lounge (which is never a good idea when positioned outside someone else's bedroom !!)

It's a pity cos this place is lovely apart from the lack of any apparent management of noisy guests !!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ray Sheehy, Owner at The Bianconi
Responded Aug 4, 2020
Dear Denise, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I really appreciate your compliments on our food, service and cleanliness. i would like to however address the issues you have made. The manager that checked you in was merely confirming that you had paid in advance as we do with all our guests. it is part of our check in procedure. i do wish to apologize for the noise you experienced on that night. We had a group of guests who were particularly disruptive that evening. i can assure that this is not the norm for our premises. Both the owner and senior member of the bar team spoke to the noisy party several times and asked them to quieten down so i can assure you we didnt take the matter likely. in fact we spoke to them several times that evening. i do hope you return to us on another occasion as we pride oursleves on both a high standard of rooms and food but also guest hospitality. thank you
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Kerrie N wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed in the bianconi to have a meal with our extended family and the team were so helpful. Hazel helped organise a set menu for the meal and always ensured our needs were met. The food was exceptional and the service from our waitress Aoife and all the bar staff was second to none. The portion sizes are very generous and you’re never left without a drink in your hand!

The bedrooms were modern and comfortable. At times it was noisy due to being located on a main road but this didn’t take away from our stay. We’ll be back again! Thanks to all in the Bianconi who made our stay extra special.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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anthonygday1970 wrote a review Jan 2023
Dublin, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a comfortable small, reasonably priced hotel that is clean, well-maintained and good value for money. It is a useful spot to stay for two or three nights if staying in this part of Kerry and accommodation in other places such as Killarney is scarce or too expensive. The staff are professional, courteous and helpful. It is proprietor-run, so there is a homely feel to it. The food in the restaurant is of a high standard and reasonably priced, and the breakfast is hearty. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, and the beds are comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use this as a better value alternative to Killarney.
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Anna Nagle wrote a review Sep 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I were very much looking forward to our return trip to the Bianconi and we were not disappointed. Just as a few years back, the staff were welcoming and efficient and the premises spick and span. We enjoyed a scrumptious meal in the restaurant, and thought the food was excellently prepared and very good value for money. We will return of course, thank you Andrew for your kind and personal attentiveness to our needs.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie N wrote a review May 2022
co kerry ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Bianconi for two nights last weekend and cannot recommend the place highly enough. The Bianconi is family owned and managed and it shows in a very positive way. We received a warm Kerry welcome on our arrival. The bedroom was spacious and beautifully decorated. Beds were so so comfortable. Bathroom excellently fitted out, big bath, great shower. The place is spotlessly clean throughout. Breakfast was fabulous, great selection of fruit, yogurt, cereals, juices. They served their own homemade brown bread which was delicious and homemade scones, so fresh and tasty. Staff are friendly and efficient. There is free car park just across the road. We will definitely be staying here again when we return to Kerry. Well done all at The Bianconi.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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MargareteCH wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bianconi is somewhere that holds many family memories for both our parents, so when it came to planning their 40th wedding anniversary dinner we had no problem picking the venue to mark the special occasion. Hazel, Rebecca and all the staff were all so accommodating and the service was impeccable as usual. We had a brilliant selection from the main menu, the specials and the kids menu and every dish was prepared and presented with amazing care and attention to detail. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone enjoyed every bite. Our parents really enjoyed their celebrations and a massive thank you to Hazel, Rebecca and all the staff for making our parents' night even more special.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Avril McDonnell wrote a review Aug 2021
Cork, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night as a last minute booking and everything was top notch from arriving to leaving. Parking is available in a public parking area close by.
Andrew went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable.
The room was extremely comfortable with a wonderful shower. We ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was exceptional as was breakfast the next morning.
We highly recommend this hotel and would be delighted to stay here again when in the area.
Well done Bianconi on a fabulous job.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marielle P wrote a tip Today
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"20 minutes from Carauntohill, great base for hikers."
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Teresa Conway wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no leisure centre but I would call this a fault. It's a beautiful small cozy hotel."
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425anneo wrote a tip Oct 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The dining room is very popular with locals and residents in the evening so remember to make a booking for dinner"
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Jcjc1994 wrote a tip Sep 2023
Galway, Ireland163 contributions107 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid Kilorglin during Puck fair, at end if August. Car park across the road from the hotel, and a great base from which to explore Kerry"
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pmg455 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Worcester, Massachusetts15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make a dinner reservation and eat here!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$219 - C$238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKillorglin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bianconi
Which popular attractions are close to The Bianconi?
Nearby attractions include Kingston's Bar & Beer Garden (0.08 km), King Puck (0.4 km), and O'Grady's Bar and B&B (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bianconi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bianconi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bianconi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bianconi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingdom 1795, The Bianconi, and 10 Bridge Street.
Is The Bianconi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Killorglin.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bianconi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ballykissane Pier (2.2 km).
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