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“Very nice stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Brehon
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

A little out of Killarney town but it is walkable. Plenty of free parking at this hotel. Take your swimming costume/trunks to use the spa area. Some of the rooms in the spa experience weren't working very well but we still enjoyed our time there. We were on room only basis and booked directly with the hotel and had a nice quiet room (tho some people did slam their doors!) on the 2nd floor. Complimentary bottled water left daily. No hot choc or biscuits with the coffee/tea tray though sadly. Huge bed and separate area before the bathroom to store luggage which was handy. We did pay for breakfast on our last morning and it was gorgeous. Keep your eyes peeled for the pancakes. Lovely :o). Killarney itself is a small town and as we were out of season, many places were closed (found some great pubs though) and we did say we would love to return and would stay in this hotel again. We hired a car and drove the Ring of Kerry and around Dingle. Worth doing too. Hope you enjoy your time in County Kerry as much as we did.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Decided, after a difficult few weeks that we (mom sister and i) would have a night of luxury at The Brehon. It was most enjoyable and the staff were so happy to accommodate our every need. The suite was gorgeous and our evening meal was absolutely deliscious. The view from our windows (although i am accustomed to beautiful scenery) was gorgeous. We were left a bottle of wine and chocolates as a greeting gift and generally made to feel very welcome.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GCurran, Manager at The Brehon, responded to this review, 22 March 2012
Dear Elaine S

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review on tripadvisor. It’s always very pleasing to hear our great staff and the work our kitchen team do get the acknowledgement they deserve.
We hope to see you again sometime in the future.

Yours sincerely

Gary Curran
Hotel Manager
The Brehon
Tel: 064 6630700
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

A Great Irish Hotel in the best sense of the phrase. Just back from 3 days R & R in the Brehon. Originally booked for two days but stayed on the extra day as it was so relaxing. Spacious bedroom and bathroom, delicious food at the Bar, served by very friendly Staff.. The location is ideal for numerous Lake & Hill walks and back to the Hot Tub/Vitality Suite for total relaxation. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed for a weekend and it was very nice, big room, nice breakfast and dinner, very nice location. We were able to visit around and we were also very lucky, Aslan band played at INEC. It's the perfect location for relaxation. This hotel is definitely one of my favourites.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed for a weekend and it was very nice, big room, nice breakfast and dinner, very nice location. We were able to visit around and we were also very lucky, Aslan band played at INEC. It's the perfect location for relaxation. This hotel is definitely one of my favourites.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Excellent service, lovely friendly staff, beautiful decor, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I have stayed in The Brehon 3 times over the last 4 years or so and up until my most recent stay I would have always said that The Brehon was a 4* hotel attempting to to be a 5* now my opinion was changed I think The Brehon is a 4* hotel with a 3* standard. Perhaps it is a recession thing but there is something lacking - the bedroom was lovely, comfortable, adequate towels, clean etc but it was just lacking something eg that little sowing pack you always get in a hotel or cotton buds they just weren't there a little thing like that means a lot. Breakfast was nice but nothing special orange juice was average the bacon was over cooked and the sausages were very average. Service was fine but lacked that personal touch. So I'm afraid to say that that The Brehon is not as good as it used to be!!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Brehon

Property: The Brehon
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Killarney
#3 Spa Hotel in Killarney
#5 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#8 Business Hotel in Killarney
#11 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#20 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Brehon 4*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Brehon is a luxurious hotel of unique grace and elegance set amidst Killarney’s breathtaking landscape. Each guestroom and suite reflects a contemporary blend of beauty, style and space. The Brehon also offers visitors a chance to relax and unwind in the Angsana Spa, the European flagship of the famous Thai celebrity haunt The Banyan Tree. The experienced Thai therapists offer a range of holistic spa treatments and massages to refresh and revitalise the spirit, mind and physical being. All treatments carried out in the Angsana Spa are 100% authentic Thai and use only natural ingredients. ... more   less 
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