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Lake Hotel
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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“Lake Hotel Killarney”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A relaxing few days in Killaney was made better by the stay in the Lake Hotel in Killarney. A lovely old world hotel with lots of character. Staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfast and evening meals were of a high quality and the location just outside Killarney wa perfect. Highly recommended

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely comment to make that your trip to Killarney was made all the better by staying with us here at the Lake Hotel. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the quality of food that you received during your visit I will pass these on to Noel our Head Chef and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in producing top class locally produced cuisine for our guests to enjoy. Thank you also for the kind comments you made about our team here being so friendly and helpful. We are very lucky to have a great team who make it their business to ensure our guests have a holiday to remember in Killarney. I do hope that we can welcome you back soon again.
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

A beautiful location on the shores of a lake, room was wonderful and the bath, near the bed, just under a window, a brilliant bonus in terms of winding down after the day. The food was very good and the portions quite big. Staff are very friendly and engaging. the hotel is a little way out from Killarney town, but it has views that would be hard to get in a town. Lots of deer to be seen walking outside hotel and along the edges of the lake. Mini fridge in room was a welcome bonus also.

Room Tip: Lake view, with a balcony, higher up for view. Ground floor, lake view have a small pation instead o...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note of thanks for posting such a lovely review about your recent stay with us. It is always lovely to hear that our guests left us feeling happy and relaxed and pleased with the products and services that they received during their stay with us. We are extremely blessed with our location alright with the beautiful Lough Lein, Mc Carthy Mór Castle and the nature that surrounds us you couldn’t ask for a better location in which to kick back relax and unwind. The photos that you posted are really lovely and give Trip Advisor readers a great opportunity to see what the Lake Hotel is like so thank you for taking the time to post those also. The in room Jacuzzi bath is a lovely added treat in some of our rooms and what a view to look out on while you relax. I will pass your kind comments regarding the quality of food on to Noel our Head Chef and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in providing top class local cuisine for out guests to enjoy. I’m glad to hear that you also got the opportunity to see the deer during your visit, we are very lucky that they frequent us on nearly a daily basis to the delight of our guests. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again and thank you for this lovely report once again.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Once again the Lake Hotel has come good and delivered that all important mix of good non threatening service, and relaxation. We visit the Lake to relax and get balance back into our busy lives and always come away refreshed. The "old" staff are great and the newer staff are obviously well trained in customer service. Thanks as always and cant wait to get back there.

Room Tip: Lake view is well worth it for anyone who benefits from soaking in nature in all its varied aspects.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely way to put it that the Lake Hotel allows you to put balance back into your busy lives. We are very lucky here at the lake with the beauty of the nature that surrounds us at every angle. Looking out at the Lough Leinn, the Mc Carthy Mór Castle and the mountains and surrounding nature is enough to lift the spirits and relax the soul of all who view it. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel who always go the extra mile to ensure that our guests get well looked after during their time here with us. I will pass those on to them. It is the ultimate compliment for us when a guest returns to visit us again and again to spend their special holiday time with us and we thank you most sincerely for this. I hope that we can welcome you back soon again.
Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

Three years ago we ventured down here as a trip to get away from the city for a relaxing few days. Now on our second trip I feel the place has actually exceeded our inflated estimations of it three years ago. On the first night we had a beautiful three course meal, while looking out over the beautiful scenery from the restaurant. The soothing scene of mountains rolling into picturesque lakes. The room (while not exactly cheap) had a luxurious four poster bed and again idyllic views of the lakes and mountains. But what really made the trip stand out was the incredible staff. All had welcoming smiles and a bit of banter. From the receptionists to the bar staff and the managers all five star customer service.
An ideal place to go to recharge the batteries, and a place that will always remain very special to my fiancée and I.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note of thanks for posting such a lovely review about your recent stay with us. It is always a great pleasure for us to welcome our guests back on repeat visits and we take it as a huge compliment that they choose to return to us to spend their special holiday time with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the quality of food that you received during your visit I will pass these on to Noel and his team in the kitchen who always produce the very best local cuisine for our guests to enjoy. I particularly appreciate your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are extremely lucky to have a team of dedicated employees who often go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our guests have a holiday to remember and make memories to treasure during their stays with us. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and that we can continue to exceed your expectations on your next visit.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

My girlfriend and I recently returned to the lake house again a year after our first visit and our stay once again surpassed expectation. An initial stay for two nights quickly turned into a third as we once again quickly recognised the comfort and tranquility of the place. For us, this is the top hotel in Killarney. Having stayed in all the other five star hotels in the area, the lake house matches them all. From the friendly and flawless staff to the excellent bar staff and constant presence of one of the Huggard brothers as managers, the hotel has an effortless class that places you at constant ease. The surroundings are simply stunning and as far as retreats go, we will be making this an annual trip from our galway home. We ate in the bar and the food was really nice along with the breakfast which easily tops those offered in Muckross house and others. For a hotel that does not treat you like simply a number, go to the lake house. Thanks to Brenda in reception, the managers and the excellent staff in general who simply facilitate your every need. We will be back and look forward to it.

Ronan and Noelle, Galway

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Lake Hotel and for choosing the Lake Hotel for your holiday to Killarney. What a lovely comment that your stay surpassed your expectations that is very kind of you to say. There is no greater compliment for us than for a guest to actually extend their stay during their visit as they are enjoying themselves so much. Thank you for your lovely compliments regarding the standard of food during your visit I will pass these on to our new head Chef Noel and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in providing top class local cuisine for our guests to enjoy. We appreciate you saying that The Lake Hotel does not just treat you as a number which is the case in so many hotels these days. We aim to provide a home away from home feel for all of our guests so that they can feel welcome and relaxed during their time with us. And it is lovely to hear that our guests pick up on this. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again and thank you most sincerely once again for such a lovely report.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

I have stayed at this magnificent hotel twice now. Both stays were absolutely perfect. The first stay was in November and the second was on Valentines weekend this year. There's something really special about this place that sets it above all the rest. The location has a lot to do with it I guess but that's not all. Waking up on a frosty November morning to take some of the most beautiful landscape photographs I have ever taken, right from the comfort of our own private balcony, was one of the highlights of my year! Seeing the deer walk across the lawn is a tiny bit magical too. The staff are so welcoming and helpful.The food and service is top notch. Breakfast is excellent. You have so much choice! Afternoon Tea is just a delight. Highly recommended after a long walk in the National Park. I could go on and on.. Just go! Stay here for at least two nights..One won't be enough, trust me! I can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Four Poster Deluxe is just right!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Lake Hotel and for marking us so highly on your report. It is always a great pleasure to welcome repeat guests back to the hotel and we are very lucky to be able to build up a great relationship with our clients over the years which with their feedback enables us to continue to improve on what we offer to our guests here at the hotel. I’m glad to read that you got some great photos during your visit as you will see from around the hotel and on our face book page I am a big fan of photography myself and I really feel there is no better location for the scenery, wildlife including our deer and natural beauty than the lake. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass those on to them. Thank you also for your comments regarding the quality of food that you received throughout your stay I will pass those on to our new Head Chef Noel and his team in the kitchen who are doing a great job in continuing to provide top class locally produced cuisine for our guests to enjoy. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again and thank you most sincerely once again for such a lovely report.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just back this evening from The Lake Hotel Killarney. Two night stay to relax and unwind and that's exactly what we both did ....heaven on earth would be my caption for The Lake Hotel,The care and attention was top class.Food was excellent both morning and evening,Staff very friendly and gave 100% attention to each and every person.gym was great the view was superb got the job done,hot tub and sauna fantastic very well run and immaculate clean,Rooms where very comfortable and welcoming..slept like a log,we will be returning to The Lake Hotel soon thank you to all the staff for making our stay a fantastic weekend for us .....Don t waste time book and try heaven on earth

Room Tip: hotel a nice drive down from entrance.....no traffic noise unlike most hotel's all on roadside
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Lake Hotel and for marking us so highly on your report. It is such a pleasure today responding to our most recent guest reviews since we re-opened and hearing how happy our guests were with the products and services that they received during their visits to us. What a lovely caption to give us Heaven on Earth thank you so much for this high praise. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the quality of food and service that you received during your stay. I will pass those on to our team who do a fantastic job in ensuring that our guests get a holiday to remember during their stays with us. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again and thank you most sincerely once again for such a lovely report.

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 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business 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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