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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quaint lobby located in the former original house that the hotel as built around. Charming staff.
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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2 kms to city centre
19 kms to the nearest airport (kerry airport)
2 km to the nearest station (killarney train station )
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...
5 out of 5
Nice hotel room very nice good lake view and hot ...
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.
5 out of 5
Although we were upgraded to a lake view room, the ...
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.