Located on the famous Ring of Kerry, Parknasilla Resort and Spa encompasses a historic hotel, indulgent spa, spacious self catering lodges and a golf course, surrounded by the Kerry mountains and with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. It is physically located in Parknasilla, an area of majestic sea-scrapes, rugged mountains, lush woodlands and it stands in 500 acres of sub tropical Parkland which includes a Lake.
Parknasilla Resort and Spa has 83 bedrooms and Suites, with the design and standard of the rooms varying between the main house and the west wing. The Standard bedrooms are decorated in soft colours to ensure a peaceful stay and they have a serene Kerry mountain view. Sea View rooms are available too. Standard features include en suite bathrooms with bath and shower, selection of fluffy towels, complimentary luxury bath products, multi channel TV and Tea/Coffee making facilities
The Doolittle Bar is bursting with stories from the guests who have passed through during the hotel's long history. It is beautifully decorated in traditional style with dark wood, crimson and green furnishing and is a great spot with idyllic views of the lapping waters of Kenmare Bay. In the Pygmalion Restaurant, you can dine in Victorian elegance and comfort with wide large windows overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Parknasilla's beautiful surrounds. The menus boast imaginative creations highlighting the best in modern Irish and international cuisine, accompanied by the finest selection of wines. All menu items rely on locally sourced, Irish produce including freshly caught fish, local farm vegetables and prime Irish meat.
The hotel is a traditional, luxurious, classic Victorian building which blends easily with its splendid surroundings. It has a rich heritage dating back to 1692, attracting such literary luminaries as George Bernard Shaw to its beautiful location.
The hotel lobby is medium in size and exquisitely furnished. It provides an excellent first impression of this grand hotel.
For generations, this magical Sneem hotel has captured the imagination of many. Its name invokes a scene so beautiful it takes your breath away, a haven of rest and relaxation, an escape from stress, a place as inspiring as it is spectacular. Guests can revel in the sanctuary of the spacious rooms with awe inspiring views of Kenmare Bay and the Kerry mountains and because of the effects of the gulf stream and it's sheltered position, Parknasilla enjoys a genial climate. Staying here is as life should be - calm and unhurried - and this really is a haven for rest and relaxation (GW 10/2011)
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I really enjoyed my stay the Spa was excellent the best i was ever in. The walks around the hotel were excellent and the decor was lovely except for the bedrooms i did find them a little dated and need of refurb some of the wall paper peeling. The Bathroom was badly in need of refurb very dated and old again wallpaper peeling. The bar area was lovely and relaxing but the food in the bar was poor for the amount paid was really unacceptable badly presented just careless overall so we chose to eat elsewhere.
3 out of 5
The hotel is lovely and in a terrific setting. ...
The hotel is lovely and in a terrific setting. It has many natural assets surrounding in and I definetely recommend packing some walking shoes and taking advantage of the walks and shoreline. The hotel has aged a little but it still has an air of somewhere special. The dining room at night was not too busy and the bar was busy enough with families eating there. The breakfast we had was the nicest hotel breakfast we have ever had. The staff are very friendly. We booked a room for 2 adults and one child and had a little room off ours for the child and it had its own telly. The pool area is great, wtih loads of saunas and spa facilites. I am not sure if there is a lift to some bedrooms, but certainly the room we were in would need somebody well fit to be climing 3 flights of stairs. The pool did not allow children in until after 10 in the morning which threw our normal "go for swim, have breakfast" routine way out and when i asked about this i was told "not everybody has children", strange comment, my child swims better than i do and would not have been causing any problems. That was the only downside during a wonderful stay. Would recommend/stay again.
4 out of 5
The hotel was great very relaxing once we arrived we ...
What a great hotel. Fabulous setting, delicious food, great spa and really friendly, efficient service. While some of the rooms may be a little "tired", slightly scuffed walls really don't matter when there are such great walking trails, a hottub with an amazing view and topclass food being served in the dinning room. A perfect location for a relaxing break.
5 out of 5
Good hotel with great leisure facilities but
dinner service was awful.They ...
Good hotel with great leisure facilities but
dinner service was awful.They said there were
short of staff after leaving our table of 7
one hour ten minutes between starters and main coarse.
Then half had to be returned as they were undercooked.
The next night was completely different, we had very good
service after our complaint the night before.
2 out of 5
We had an amazing time. The staff, hotel grounds, ...