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Lake Hotel
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed in June for ten days, and we had a wonderful break.
We had a room with a fantastic view. The room was very clean and comfortable, décor lovely.
The staff were all very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent in both the restaurant and the bistro, both with lovely views as you dine. We will be going back in September. (cant wait).

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It always gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us and would consider coming back to us again. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with the room you were allocated for your stay as it is very important for us to make sure our guests are comfortable during their visits to us. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel who we simply couldn’t do without. We are very lucky to have staff who are dedicated to ensuring all of our guests have a great holiday experience with us. Its great to see that our new menus are getting the thumbs up from our guests as Paul and his team in the kitchen have created some great dishes for our guests to enjoy this year. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in September and thank you once again for this lovely report.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

What a great hotel! It is a fine older building, but fully updated, set in beautiful grounds and facing the lovely lake of Killarney. The service is excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. The food was very good and plentiful too. Location could not be better for Killarney itself or for exploring the Ring of Kerry as Killarney is the focal town of the ring. A bit expensive, but well worth it for th serenity, quaiity, and fabulous setting with lake and mountain scenery.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the building itself and of course the surrounds around us. We are lucky to be located right in Killarney’s national park and to have the lake outside and the mountains as a backdrop for our guests to enjoy during their visits to us. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are very lucky to have a team who go out of their way to ensure that our guest’s time with us is like a home away from home experience. The greatest form of advertising we can get for our hotel is that of word of mouth and we really appreciate you recommending us so highly. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us again in the near future.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Fabulous hotel,very friendly staff and really relaxing treatment rooms.We had a deluxe room which was lovely and clean ,comfortable and relaxing .The food was wonderful and reasonably priced.The hotel grounds are peaceful and away from the road and have nice walking areas and good outdoor seating.It was also very relaxing watching the dear on the lawn in the evenings.You could easily stay for ever given the chance,Can't wait to go back again.

Room Tip: Stayed on the 4th floor and no noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jackie C
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely comment to say that you can’t wait to go back again this is a huge compliment to the hotel and thank you for that. I’m glad to hear that you were pleased with the room that you were allocated, the deluxe rooms are a real treat alright and make the holiday that bit extra special. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the food at the hotel I will pass those on to Paul and his team in the kitchen who have produced some really fantastic, highly tasty menus for our guests to enjoy this year. The deer who roam our grounds are indeed lovely to watch and they are loved by our guests so we are very lucky to have them visit us so often. For those who love nature and wildlife we also have swans, otters, squirrels, the newly re-introduced white tailed eagles and many more native wildlife which can be seen in the grounds of the hotel. It is a great place to take a few photos or to simply relax and breath in the beauty and tranquillity that surrounds us in this beautiful part of the world. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us again in the near future.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We recently spent two nights at the Lake Hotel, as part of a wider tour of Southern Ireland, and found our stay very restful and restorative. Admittedly the weather was tropical while we were there (not always the case in Ireland!), but the outlook from our room in the extension building was magical. The peace and tranquillity was an unexpected bonus for two people who hate noise. The room was like a mini-suite with comfortable seating round the TV, and the bed comfortable. The décor and furnishings were lovely. The breakfasts were excellent, lots of choice and very helpful and professional staff - not just in the restaurant, but throughout the hotel. We loved it and may try to come over in May 2014 for a longer stay, to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Highly recommended and highly memorable.

Room Tip: Rooms in the extension (Superior Lake View) seem a good bet, as they face the lake and are very quie...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. We are all thrilled with the beautiful weather we are having at the moment. The lake seems more beautiful then ever with the sun shining down and having the fine weather opens up lots of opportunities for our guests on outdoor activities in Killarney. Our team in reception and reservations are more then happy to offer advice on the best activities on offer in Killarney. I’m glad to read that you were pleased with your room and the facilities provided within. It’s lovely to have the little bit of comfort and home away form home feeling during the holidays. The peace and tranquillity is indeed something our guests really enjoy and at the same time we are only a stones throw from town and all it has to offer should they so desire. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are very lucky to have staff who go out of their way to ensure our guests special holidays with us are full of good memories. I hope that we can welcome you back next year on the special occasion of the celebration of your anniversary. In the meantime thank you for your lovely review and kind words.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Wow what a view. We had booked a room with a balcony & lake view, although a bit more expensive well worth it.
As far as hotels go in Ireland this must be it. Wonderful suite with fourposter bed & a view in my experience not bettered in Europe.
Staff very efficient & on the ball.
The grounds contain an island with old ruined castle, a beautiful short walk.
The food, as we found everywhere in Ireland was expensive, but quality, nothing special. It is run by four brothers, who if you meet them are relly charming & chatty.
Masses of parking.

Room Tip: 236 was a cracker
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Mike B
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely comment to say that the Lake Hotel is possibly the best hotel in Ireland that was so nice of you. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud they always do their best to make sure that every guest’s stay is a success. I’m glad that you were impressed with the four poster bed in your room and of course the view from the window which we feel cannot be beaten. I hope that we can welcome you and your family back to the Kingdom again soon for another visit to the Lake.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

A group of 5 men participating in the Ring Of Kerry Cycle.Booked 2 rooms,one with 3 beds & the other 2 singles ,not sure what to expect & a bit unsure would they get it right (as it was a busy weekend with the munster final also taking place).
How foolish were we to think such a thing!,A member of staff rang while we were en route to say our room was ready.On arrival we were greeted by the most friendlist staff they offered plenty of advise on the region & the cycling event.We booked dinner that evening in the restaurant which was absolutely fantastic,with such a wide choice to choose from.We each ordered something different for starters & mains & not one of us disappointed with our choices,great portions & great food.After dinner we had a drink (or 2) in the main bar ,again the staff were great & a good atmosphere in the bar ranging from couples,famillys etc.We had an early start the next morning & breakfast was served from 5.30am to accomadate.The next evening we had made arrangements to meet friends in the town ,however we delayed this to sample the fantastic food again this time from the bar ,again we werent dissapointed.
Overall we had a brilliant weekend & felt that the hotel really went out of their way to ensure that.There was no shortage of staff & each member seemed to enjoy working for the Lake Hotel which says a lot.Couldnt recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank r0bert01
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for choosing The Lake Hotel for your holiday. What a fantastic weekend you picked to visit Killarney. The Ring of Kerry Cycle weekend was a great success this year and seems to be an event that is going from strength to strength each year. The Munster final was also a great day out and had Killarney town buzzing over the weekend. The weather even played ball and beautiful sunshine added to the holiday atmosphere. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel who offered you and your group advice on the event. We also have members of staff here at the hotel who participate in the event each year so they have the insiders information on what to do and what to bring etc. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the food that you and your group had during your visit. I will pass these on to Paul and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in producing fantastic food for our guests to enjoy. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests leave us feeling happy with the products and services that they received during their visits to us. I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Kingdom again soon and thank you once again for this really lovely report.

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Niall Huggard General Manager

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife and two teenaged daughters spent three days/two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed everything. Starting with placing the reservation on-line, Miss Deirdre was quite helpful in finding us a single room large enough for four people and not forcing us to take two smaller rooms as several other hotels were trying. The setting is gorgeous; pay the few extra euros for a lake view. Their food is excellent. If you want to forgo their formal dining room, you'll find that the food served from their bar tops any restaurant's fare. And their breakfast buffet was extensive and quite tasty. The wait staff were very quick to accommodate our requests for gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free requests. The live Irish entertainment in the bar was just so-so, but the price was right (it was free). The front desk staff were very helpful in arranging day trips and the Ring of Kerry Tour they suggested was top notch - even picked us up at the front door of the hotel. The building itself is meticulously kept up; there are no sighs of cracks or peeling paint or water stains. This place was a gem and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I am writing to you today from a very sunny Killarney and everything seems more beautiful then ever here today. I’m glad to hear that you and your family had a great time with us during your recent holiday. I will pass your kind comments on to Deirdre in our reservations department who does a great job in accommodating our guests and all of their requirements. Thank you also for your lovely comments about the quality of food served to you here at the hotel I will pass those on to Paul and his team in the kitchen. We are always happy here at the hotel to accommodate all of our guest’s requests as we want people to experience a home away from home feeling during their time with us. In fact this year we introduced a new vegetarian and vegan menu together with improved selection of gluten free options for our guests which is proving very popular. I’m glad to see that you found the reception’s recommendations helpful and it is very convenient for our guests that we can arrange for them to be collected for their tour right from the front door of the hotel. Thank you for recommending the hotel to others this is the very best form of advertising we can get and we really appreciate this. I hope that we can welcome you and your family back to the Kingdom again soon for another visit to the Lake.
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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Additional Information about 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:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: £99 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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