The Lake Hotel Killarney Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co.kerry Ireland(republic Of), Ireland (republic Of)

  • AA Class - 4 Star
  • AA Quality - 78%
  • AA Recommended

AA Review

Enjoying a delightful location on the shores of Killarney's lake shore, this hotel is run by the second generation of the Huggard family together with a dedicated and friendly team. There is a relaxed atmosphere with log fires and stunning views from the lounges and restaurant, and guests could be lucky enough to see a herd of red deer wander by. The smartly furnished bedrooms have either lake or woodland views; some have balconies and four-poster beds. The spa offers good facilities, and there are cycle paths and lovely walks.

Location

Nestling on the Lake of Lough Lein, Killarney?s lower lake, The Lake Hotel enjoys the most magnificent setting with the truly unique backdrop of the mountains, islands, woodlands and the 12th century McCarthy Mór castle ruins. Just 2km from Killarney town centre and steps away from the Killarney National Park, Golf Courses, Cycle paths, Walking Trails, Horseriding, Mountain Climbing, Fishing and many other interests locally. It is set completely within it's own peaceful surroundings - truly delightful.

Rooms

The Woodland View rooms are quiet, comfortable rooms located in the original building of the hotel and thus have retained the hotels old world charm and appeal. As indicated in their title, the woodland view rooms overlook the front and entrance of the hotel where the wild deer can be seen roaming frequently, particularly in the early morning or evening time. Room features include: Twin or Double bed option, Crisp bed linen, Bathrobe & Slippers, Satellite TV, hairdryer, electronic safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Restaurant

The setting is the perfect backdrop when enjoying good food, drink and company. Guests and non residents can enjoy classic afternoon tea in the Piano Lounge, a light or more substantial lunch in the Sun Lounge, a relaxing drink in the Devil's Punch Bowl Bar and dinner in the grandeur of the original hotel dining room; the Castlelough Restaurant. These rooms have been hosting convivial gatherings of friends and families for hundreds of years and a sense of this history and the style of these events is still evident. You can relax back in an armchair by the wood burning fire in the lounge, surrounded by original memorabilia, with the piano playing softly in the background - it offers a real taste of times gone by.

Exterior

Originally a house , the hotel has been run by the Huggard Family welcoming guests since 1820. The Reception, Restaurant, Lounges (with original features) and half the rooms are housed within a traditional, three storey building, whilst a similar looking annexe was built in more recent times and comprises additional bedrooms. In 1861 the Lake Hotel is said to have hosted Queen Victoria of England during her stay in Ireland.

Lobby

Quaint lobby located in the former original house that the hotel as built around. Charming staff.

General

The Lake Hotel is a charming, friendly family-run 4 star establishment superbly located on the shores of the world famous Lakes of Killarney. It combines a unique old world charm with all top standard modern day facilities. The location itself is enough to win you over! (GW 05/2012)

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Location Information

  • 2 kms to city centre
  • 19 kms to the nearest airport (kerry airport)
  • 2 km to the nearest station (killarney train station )
  • 20 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
  • 23 km to the nearest beach

Building Information

  • Location Waterfront/Beach, Suburbs
  • Category Superior First Class Traditional Hotel
  • Number of rooms 74
Our Customer stayed here in August 2014

You couldn't fault the room in any way, being clean and tidy with the usual comforts, the way a 4 star hotel room should be. Staff very friendly, all in all, a very relaxing and enjoyable stay!

Rating: 5/5
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Our Customer stayed here in March 2013

Stunning views, brilliant location, excellent service, beautiful rooms, fantastic food. great entertainment. Relaxing and just what i needed. There is something wonderful about the Lake Hotel and that is why i keep coming back for more. If you want to relax and unwind take in the breath taking views and be a stones throw from Killarney town the Lake Hotel is the place to be. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger I'll be back...

Rating: 5/5
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Our Customer stayed here in October 2012

Nice hotel room very nice good lake view and hot tub would stay here again

Rating: 4/5
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Our Customer stayed here in July 2012

Nice hotel. The room was basic, nothing special. We were on the ground floor there must have been a family in the room above us and could hear kids bouncing around which got annoying after a while.

Rating: 3/5
3 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in August 2011

Enjoyed very much the experience. The room was fantastic, the idea of a jacuuzi in the bedromm was an inspired decision by the hotel. The food was out of this world with so many tastes in on the 1 plate. The views from the hotel were awesome and the walks along the lakes were lovely. Will definately go back again for a longer stay next time.

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in August 2011

Although we were upgraded to a lake view room, the room itself was not very impressive. The reception area is the most impressive part of the building. Staff were only fair, I felt we were left waiting a long time before we were acknowledged in the bar and even then when we were being served I felt the waiter didn't care much for his job. The food was completely tasteless and extremely expensive. The grounds are lovely, but I would not go back again, I can go for a walk around the National Park at any time and get the same view for free.

Rating: 3/5
3 out of 5

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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby sitting
  • Boutiques/stores
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference facilities
  • Courtyard
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Massage services
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam bath
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Wakeup service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 220 AC
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Complimentary newspaper delivered to room
  • Complimentary newspaper in lobby
  • Communal bar area
  • Lounges/bars
  • Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Additional services/amenities/facilities on property
  • Bus parking
  • Children's play area
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Business center
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Toilet
  • Hot breakfast
  • Lifts
  • Disabled facilities
  • Garden
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Library

Room Facilities

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • TV
  • Satellite / cable TV
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Iron and board
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace

Sports, Entertainment and Activities

  • Tennis
  • Cycling

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