It is often difficult to dislodge the chocolate box and chintz cliches that come to mind when contemplating the beautiful lakes, spectacular mountains, ancient forests and remarkable heritage of the Kingdom of Kerry. The exquisite picture-perfect town of Killarney, home to Dirreen House, does little to dispel this notion.
A stay at this 4 star B&B is truly an experience to behold. From the very moment of our arrival we were treated rather more like "old friends" than new guests ... a very rare quality in
the hospitality industry today. Proprietor Mary Casey is an exceptional host, but then of course, this is her home. All of Mary's guests are drawn to Dirreen House by the warmth of her hospitality and authentic Irish welcome, where the service alone is an elaborate ceremony of almost forgotten rituals.
Dirreen House is conveniently located in a quiet location on the N22 main Killarney to Tralee road and less than 10 minutes from the bustling town centre of Killarney, with its vibrant shopping, intimate restaurants and old Irish pubs.
You will be welcomed with home baking on arrival, and there is ample parking at the front of the
property.There is a TV lounge and the house is surrounded by a perfectly manicured garden which is available to be enjoyed by all of her guests.
All five guest rooms are en-suite, each equipped with a TV and free WiFi. The bedrooms are stylish, with beautiful fabrics, pristine linen, tea and coffee making facilities and a plethora of other treats. With luxurious bathrooms filled with lashings of toiletries, soft robes and piles of oh-so-fluffy towels, you may never want to leave.
Mary's ambrosial breakfasts are served in the blissfully peaceful dining room and will send you on a voyage to gastronomic nirvana. The menu is extensive, cooked to perfection and served with a smile. Should you decide to whimsy away your time here it will not be wasted and Dirreen House will be embedded in your soul.
Peter & Rosemary Holthusen
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