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“Gorgeous views and friendly staff”
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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Livonia, Michigan
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“Gorgeous views and friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

My husband and I had a fabulous time at the Lake Hotel. We were within walking distance to downtown Killarney (a good stretch of the legs) and the grounds of the hotel were beautiful. We had a gorgeous view of the lake from our balcony and at night could see every star in the sky. The staff was very helpful and friendly. A great place to stay! I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about our hotel I hope that you had a safe trip home. We are lucky with the location alright being just far enough from town to be peaceful and still with the convenience of being so close to town when needed. I’m glad that you enjoyed your room and the views from your balcony there is something about the lake that just seems to calm the soul and help our guests relax during their holiday with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team at the hotel we are very proud of them as they are dedicated to ensuring that all of our guests have a great holiday during their stay with us. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you and your husband back to Ireland again soon we have some fantastic offers over the next few months and into next year which you can avail of by calling us on 064-6631035 or by contacting info@lakehotel.com for our very best rates. Thank you once again for posting your review.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed here for two nights because we wanted to use it as a base for local travel to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. I'm sure it would be a great place to come for a longer time for a relaxing holiday.

The hotel is in a beautiful location next to the lake and is surrounded by trees and lawns. You reach the hotel by driving down a long driveway and so it's far enough from the road to ensure that it's quiet and peaceful. Most of the rooms face the lake as do the restaurant, bar and lounge areas.

I'm not sure how old the hotel is but it must have been built in a time when they valued comfort and style. It has an elegant feel.

Our room had a cable internet connection but the reception was slow and unreliable. There was good WiFi reception in the lounge areas near the hotel entrance.

We had a buffet breakfast in the restaurant on both days. On one night we had dinner in the restaurant and on the other night we had a drink in the bar followed by a meal. The service in the restaurant was better than in the bar.

We found the staff at reception very helpful with advice on planning our daily trips.

I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us. Its always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and had a good time while in the Kingdom. The Lake Hotel is indeed an ideal base from which to explore the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and many more wonderful tours around the county of Kerry. I’m glad that you found our front desk staff helpful in the planning of your trip and I hope that you availed of our complementary maps designed especially by the hotel for our guests to assist you in planning your trip. The original house was built in 1820, we agree that there is an elegance to times gone by which we endeavour to maintain today. There is nothing nicer then sitting beside our log burning stoves in the main lounge looking out at the beauty of the lake during the autumn and winter months and perhaps availing of our afternoon tea platter or later on a nice glass of wine from our extensive wine list. In regards our internet we are currently in the process of putting in a new satellite system which when installed should lead to much faster internet speeds and improved service for our guests thank you for your feedback on this. Once again thank you for your lovely comments and I hope that we can welcome you and your family back soon again.
Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

We were looking for a few days end of season break. We liked the Killarney area and decided to try the Lake Hotel and we were not disappointed.
The staff are efficient and helpful. The breakfast is excellent with a good choice on offer. We didn’t intend eating in the Hotel but the food sampled on our arrival in the casual dining area was of a high standard so we ate there each evening. A must try is the afternoon tea which is good value, flavoursome and well presented.
We had a lake view room with a small balcony. I was mesmerised by the changing light which affected the colours of the mountains and lake. I sat for 45 minutes one morning watching 2 groups of Deer making their way across the lawn and browsing round the lake edge. Wonderful.
To sum up my wife stated that this is up there as one of the best Hotel she has ever stayed in and that includes Biarritz, various Spanish Paradores and Lake Maggiore in Italy.
We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review about our hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you intend on coming back again in the future. There is no greater feeling for us then that of welcoming back repeat guests as it confirms to us that we are looking after our guests when they visit and that guests are happy with the products and services they receive during their stays with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the breakfast standard and the food you received in our bistro. The afternoon tea platter has been a big hit since it was introduced. The hotel felt it was a nice addition to our menu you can almost imagine going back 100 years to times gone by having afternoon tea in the lounge of the hotel with looking out at the lake. It is true that you never tire of looking out at the ever-changing picture that is the lake. Each hour in the day gives it a slightly different look always beautiful and mysterious. The deer that roam our grounds each day are a welcome visitor to the hotel and give our guests a unique opportunity to see this majestic animal up close in their natural environment. Finally thank you and your wife once again for your thoughtful comments and I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our own little piece of heaven soon again.

Mise Le Meas,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

We booked this hotel because it was rated highly on Trip Adviser and we were not disappointed. The hotel is charming,the staff was very friendly and the view of the lake is beautiful. The surrounding area is very peaceful. They upgraded our room to a suite which was apparently just renovated. All breakfasts and and one dinner were included and we were very happy with all our meals.We stayed for two nights, we all wish we had another night to stay in this lovely hotel to just relax.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay at the Lake Hotel. It is a pleasure to read reviews such as yours as it confirms that our guests are leaving happy and relaxed after their stay with us. Thank you for your comments regarding our team of whom the hotel is very proud of. We have some great special offers over the next few months and into next year which our guests can avail of so perhaps we may be able to entice you back for a longer stay if you are visiting Ireland again. Just contact info@lakehotel.com or call us on 00353-(0)64-6631035 to get the very best rates available. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Mise Le Meas,
Niall Huggard - General Manager
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

My husband and I had a great weekend at the Lake Hotel for our honeymoon . we arrived friday to the Master Deluxe Lake View Room with Strawberries and Champagne on Ice, we had a lovely boat trip on Saturday with John and amazing dinner that saturday night in the Castlelough restaurant .the jacuzzi was lovely and relaxing and the whole experience was out of this world it was so peaceful and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. we cant wait to go back again =] seeing the Deer last night going across the lawn was amazing too =]

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing the Lake Hotel for your honeymoon celebration. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a lovely review about our hotel. Our team here at the hotel love to help in organising special occasions for our guests and in some small way help our guests build memories of Killarney that will last forever. I will pass your kind comments on to John regarding your boat trip it is certainly nice for our guests to be able to be collected from the pier of our very own Mc Carthy Mór Castle and to go out on the lake and take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakes around them. Thank you also for your comments regarding your dinner in the Castlelough Restaurant I will pass those on to our food and beverage team. Our guests always love to see the deer during their stay only an hour ago we had the big stag deer wading through the lake a sight to behold at any time. Once again congratulations on the wedding and I hope that you have fond memories of your honeymoon here at the Lake Hotel. I hope that we can welcome you back soon again.
Mise Le meas,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We stayed here for two nights in September 2012. Very friendly and welcoming staff,and wonderful lake views from our room,which included a balcony...sadly not used due to fairly dismal weather. The meals were enjoyable,though I agree skip the cumin bread!! Rooms could do with a bit of updating and better Internet access would be an asset. But a great getaway hotel,and would definitely return

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review about our hotel. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team working here at the hotel. The hotel prides itself on our friendly and professional team who work very hard to ensure that our guests have as an enjoyable stay as possible. I know our Irish weather can let us down on occasion however looking out at the lake whether its on a hot sunny day sipping cocktails in our Al Fresco lakeside seating area or whether its on a cold and windy day when the waves are rising on the lake sitting snugly beside our wood burning stoves in our lounge it never ceases to amaze me that the view just never gets dull. As an old building we are constantly re-investing to ensure that all of our facilities meet our guest’s requirements and we will continue to do so on an ongoing basis. Only this week we are introducing a new satellite broadband service which will continue to be free for our guests to further improve our internet access in the hotel so hopefully you should find that this has greatly improved on your next visit. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back in the near future.
Mise Le meas,
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

Im a regular visitor - best value spot in Killarney. Always enjoy it. However it needs updating in the rooms and Wifi only available beside reception which is disappointing.
Went to see rooms in Europe hotel...wow...much more expensive but when I went back to the Lake hotel it was like going from 5 to three stars.
I will go back next year to the Lake but if I could afford it I might try the Europe hotel

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Kerryman_7, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. Thank you for your comment regarding the best value in Killarney. At the hotel we have some fantastic offers over the next few months which you can avail of by contacting info@lakehotel.com or by calling us on 0646631035 you will always get our most competitive rates directly from the hotel. This year we are celebrating 100 years in the hospitality industry in Ireland and are proud to continue the tradition of welcoming guests and providing a home away from home feeling for them during their stay here. As the hotel is an old building dating back to the 1820’s we are constantly re investing in the building to ensure it is at its very best for our guests to enjoy while retaining its historical feel which we feel adds something unique to the hotel and something for us to treasure. I hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
Mise Le Meas,
Niall Huggard- General Manager
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Property: Lake Hotel
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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Hotel is a friendly Family run hotel, Free Parking, safe secure, environmentally sound hotel on the lake shore in Killarney. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends at the Lake Hotel. We will give you a traditional Irish welcome from the Huggard Family and Staff. ... more   less 
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