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“Lake Hotel”
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our rear room had fantastic views of the lake and mountains and waking very early each day we could watch the sunrise over the mountain changing the hues and reflections on the water. The staff were friendly and helpful and the only criticism I have is that the other diners at my table had their plates removed before I had finished my meal .Being a vegetarian I was catered for with quality and variety of meals . I would recommend Lake Hotel . .

Room Tip: Lake view room recommended .
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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. Thank you also for posting those lovely photos for other Trip Advisor readers to see. I particularly like the group of deer who visit us regularly here at the lake. We are indeed very lucky to have such wonderful views of the lake, surrounding mountains and of course the nature around us. I’m very pleased to read that you feel that you were well catered for being a vegetarian. Last year our kitchen team developed an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu for our guests enjoyment which has proved to be a big hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen always want all of our guests to have a great dining experience as they understand that this is an important element of our guest’s stays. I note your comment about the clearing of the plates and I will discuss this with our restaurant team today. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

If your looking for a bit more in terms of comforts and hotel services the Lake is great place to stay.
Staff are always helpful and straightup, don't be afraid to ask for help with your luggage as some of the rooms on the 4th and 5th floors are are well away from the receptiona area which is great for a bit of peace and quite.
Food in the bar and restraunt are very good, prices here are always good for the hotel services provided, always offers on if your looking for a deal and yes its right on the lake.

Room Tip: Rooms without a lake view are cheaper.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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. It is lovely to read that you had such a nice holiday with us. Thank you for your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. They always do a great job in welcoming our guests and making their stay with us as enjoyable as possible during their visits. Thank you also for your lovely comments about the food available in the bar. Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen do a wonderful job in providing our guests with the very best, tasty and locally sourced cuisine available. I’m glad to hear that you find the hotel is good value for money and its nice to see that our guests appreciate the special offers sent out quarterly through our hotel e-zine. All of our guests can sign up for our special offers by contacting reservations or by asking our team here at front desk who will be happy to assist. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I Have stayed at this property 4 times over the past several years and it confuses me why it isn't the top hotel in Killarney. You have a close up view to Lough Leane 24/7 including a ruined castle. There are red deer wandering around the property and it has very close proximity to the Muckross House and Abbey. Ask for a lake view room and you get a stunning view that seems to change hourly. Service was excellent and one of the owners would check in with us at breakfast or in passing. One of a kind place.

Room Tip: choose lake view rooms
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Pkenney2014
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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 compliment that you wonder why the hotel isn’t the top hotel in Killarney that is so nice and we really appreciate your kind words. We are very lucky indeed to be blessed with one of the most beautiful views in Killarney looking out at Lough Lein, the surrounding mountains and the Mc Carthy Mór Castle ruins here on the grounds of the hotel just does one good no matter what the weather day or night. We are also lucky to be very close to some of Killarney’s most popular and beautiful attractions as you mention in your report Muckross House and Abbey are very close to us. I’m also pleased to read that you were happy with the room that you were allocated during your stay and that you found the service to be excellent. I will pass this kind comment on to our team here at the hotel. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Have stayed in this hotel previously. It's an amazing hotel. Would definitely recommend it. The rooms are amazing, as are the views. As for the staff.....couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The view from the hotel is fantastic....sitting there at any time of day looking out on this beautiful countryside. Walked the Gap of Dunloe....so much more to do but didn't have the time. Ideal location whether you want to go hiking or just have a break and head into the town. The staff really couldn't do enough to help and yet weren't intrusive. The food in the hotel is great....bar food or restaurant food...all are prepared to a high standard and the portions are great. Could take out time eating and didn't feel like we were being rushed out of any of the dining areas Cocktail of the month was lovely and they also know how to make a good coffee.

Room Tip: If staying at the hotel pay the extra for a lake view room - The views are breathtaking
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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. It sounds like you had a lovely holiday in Killarney. We are indeed very lucky here in Killarney with so many things to do and see we are spoilt for choice. Our team here at front desk are a wealth of knowledge on Killarney and the wider Kerry area so are well worth asking for advice on the very best things to do and see during your visit to us. We also have custom made Lake Hotel maps for our guest’s convenience available from reception free of charge. Thank you for your lovely comments about our team in general here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. Our team make it their business to ensure that all of our guests have a great holiday here in Killarney during their stays with us. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again, perhaps we might even entice you to consider a longer stay to get more activities packed into your trip on your next visit. Thank you once again for your lovely report.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We traveled Ireland with no itinerary and reservations for our first and last nights--only. By accident we found Lake Hotel; what a fantastic place. Our room was as fine as any five star in NYC--and we have stayed in several. The view was astonishing, truly. We wondered the grounds and marveled at our good luck. I only hope others have the same experience we enjoyed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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 travel with no itinerary and reservations for the first and last night a great idea on your part so as to allow you the option of picking your favourite spot to return to. We appreciate your kind comments about the hotel here being as fine as any five star in New York thank you. I’m glad to read that you were impressed with the views of the lake, surrounding mountains and the beauty of the nature around us here at the lake. It is indeed a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy Killarney’s beautiful sights. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us if your return to Ireland again in the future and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

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Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I had Sunday lunch in the Lake hotel recently and as usual the standard was very good. I have stayed here a few times; while the Hotel has a dated look about it, this is part of the charm of the place. The view from the Hotel is breathtaking but what really makes either a stay or a meal there are the staff. They are so customer focused, they want everybody to have a great experience. I had always associated the Lake Hotel as being suitable for an “older2 age group but on my last visit I was delighted to see many family groups and many young people. Word is getting around. This is a great hotel. Well done.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome back repeat customers and we take it as a great compliment that you choose to spend your special holiday time with us here at the lake. Thank you for your lovely kind comments about our team here at the hotel being such a big part of making your stay special. We are very proud of our team here who do a fantastic job in making all of our guests feel welcome and well looked after during their time with us I will make sure and pass your comments on to them. I’m glad that you enjoyed the quality of food available for Sunday lunch which is a very popular day here in our Lake Side Bistro. Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen do a fantastic job in making sure that our guests have an enjoyable and memorable dining experience during their visits to us. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard – General Manager

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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights June 2014.Perfect location to see all the sites. Muckross house is in walking distance.Ross castle a few minute drive. You are right on the ring of Kerry. The restaurant has a great breakfast. The bar is real nice but do not eat there! The horrible service in the bar dining area put us in a bad mood. We quickly forgot it though once we stepped outside and took a walk to the ruins near the lake. If I go back to Ireland I would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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. Its lovely to hear that you had such a nice break in Killarney. We are very lucky indeed here at the hotel to be so close to Killarney’s most popular attractions including Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey and of course Killarney’s beautiful National Park. There is never a shortage of wonderful activities to do in Killarney and our team here at front desk are more than happy to advise our guests on the very best things to do and see during their time with us and make sure and avail of our custom made free Lake Hotel maps which are available form front desk for our guests convenience. Thank you for your kind comments about the breakfast and the bar staff. I’m disappointed to read that you were unhappy with the service in the bar area as we normally get great feedback on our team in that department. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you would like to explain this to us further. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report.

Kind Regards,
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 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#7 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#16 Business Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family 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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