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Lake Hotel
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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Launceston, Australia
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“Just lovely...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Our only regret - not staying longer. It was just lovely here. We enjoyed an evening stroll around the loch and then a nice peaceful meal. The reception staff were warm and friendly. The food was pricey, but the food and service were great. Free internet in the library. The breakfast was also good. A perfect stop over on our honeymoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Stayed here at Easter 2011 during what you may recall was a particularly warm spell. Our room had a balcony with patio, and the view of the lake and surrounding hillsides were every bit as romantic as the paintings in the hotel depicting it. It enjoys an unbeatable location and setting, with the private road adding to the sense of exclusivity and privacy. Service and food was of a good standard, and I particularly enjoyed seeing the letters, old room key fobs and other paraphernalia relating to the early years of the hotel which are displayed in the lobby and other public areas, such as the beautifully appointed, wood-panelled lounge. Highly recommended. Will return.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

While I generally do not stay in places that have spa's, I changed my mind on viewing the photos of the grounds online. I was glad I did, and I was really happy that I stayed 2 nights because this place is beautiful. I woke up each morning to a fog covered lake with mountains in the background. We saw several deer during our stay, and it was enchanting to step out onto my balcony and see a castle. The food was good, but not the best of our whole trip. I highly recommend seeing the Muckross grounds and taking a jaunting car ride to Torc Waterfall. We also toured the working farm part of the grounds. This hotel is near many interesting attractions and has so much to offer. It was expensive, but well worth the money for the view alone.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hotel for a Valentines break this year and I can honestly say we both thought it was absolute bliss!!!
The room was grand, in the older part of the hotel but still very nice and overlooked the lake so the views were amazing!!

Guests should definetly try the out door canadian hot tub, so lovely and your view is of the lakes of Killarney so the best view ever!!!

The atmosphere in the hotel is so lovely and staff in the hotel are so professional and service is exeptional.

We had an evening meal included and the menu is really lovely, my boyfriend was very adventurous and tried the Quail egg starter which he enjoyed immensly. The breakfast is lovely too, I normally do not like buffet breakfasts but the food was lovely and hot which is something that impresses me, hate when buffet food is luke warm!!

We actually did not want to leave the hotel in the end as we had such a lovely time and are planning to go back for our 3 year anniversary and stay in one of their delux rooms as a treat!

Again, in 2 words, total bliss!!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Had a beautiful lunch in this hotel window seat overlooking the lake. Pure heaven.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was the highlight of our Ireland trip and our honeymoon. Killarney is such a picturesque, magical place... We traveled the whole country and spent a night in each different town. Lake Hotel was the only place we stayed two nights and it was definitely worth it. Everything about this place is so romantic. Loved relaxing in the the jacuzzi tub in the evenings watching the misty lake views from the big windows and in the mornings waking up to red deer sightings right in front of our balcony. I loved this hotel even more than the castle we stayed in later in our trip. I hope we can go back someday.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed here for one night. From the moment we arrived we were happy. We were greeted with a smile and a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe, lakeview room.

The hotel provides a tranquil and beautiful setting. Situated about 2km from Killarney town, there are many local walks around the lake to enjoy. The lounge bar and restaurant also share the beautiful views.

The original building dates from the 1840s so has a nice old-world character. Many of the bedrooms are in the modern extension, which blends in well.

We will definitely go back for another visit.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lake Hotel

Property: Lake Hotel
Address: Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Hotel is a friendly Family run hotel, Free Parking, safe secure, environmentally sound hotel on the lake shore in Killarney. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends at the Lake Hotel. We will give you a traditional Irish welcome from the Huggard Family and Staff. ... more   less 
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