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“Spectacular hotel with glorious secluded views” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Hotel
Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Spectacular hotel with glorious secluded views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Wonderful family owned historic hotel right on the shore of the Lower Lake in Killarney. Lovely walking possibilities around the lake. Within the bounds of the national park. Very comfortable rooms. Excellent service. Excellent breakfast. Dinner can be had in the pricier main restaurant or at the less pricey pub. All dishes were excellent. We ate our dinner outside on the patio practically on the lake shore. Great base to do day trips in County Kerry, particularly the national park.

Fun traditional Irish music on Friday night.

Very pleasant owner gave helpful tips on where to enjoy boat rides nearby. Told stories about the Charlie Chaplin family who still come to this hotel regularly.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,
Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It sounds like you had a great holiday in Killarney and its lovely to read how happy you were with your stay with us here at the lake. We are indeed extremely lucky to be blessed with the beautiful views from our windows, looking out at Lough Lein, the 12th centaury Mc Carthy Mór Castle ruins and the surrounding nature and mountains has a way of relaxing the mind and refreshing the soul. Thank you also for your lovely comments about the quality and tastiness of the food that you received during your visit. I will make sure and pass these on to Noel our head chef and his team here in the kitchen who do a wonderful job in providing top class, locally produced cuisine for our guests to enjoy during their visits to us. I’m glad to read that you enjoyed our music here at the hotel which adds a nice ambiance for our guests to enjoy in the evening I will pass your compliments on to our musicians. We really appreciate your kind words and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed for a night in july ,our room was lovely had a 4 poster bed, a big seating area , bathroom was a bit small for the size of the room but had a jacuzzi bath. We had a small balcony with stunning views of the lake. The staff are so nice and helpful. Take time to relax and enjoy the wonderful views with some tea and the warm fresh scones ,they were delicious. Breakfast was very good with a good variety of both hot and cold dishes. There is a very small gym , but do try the outdoor hot tub just fab!. Make sure to upgrade to a lake view def worth the few extra euro.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank maud11_12
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. July is a great time to visit Killarney as there are so many events at that time and the town of Killarney itself has a great holiday feel to it. I’m pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with the room that you were allocated. The four poster rooms are lovely alright and nothing can beat the view that you pull the curtains open to in the morning. Thank you also for your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud. We are very lucky to have a team of employees who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our guests have a wonderful stay with us here at the lake and make some memories to treasure during their visit to us here a the hotel. I will pass your kind comments about the high standard and variety of breakfast dishes on to Noel our Head Chef and his team in the kitchen who always do a great job in providing a great start to the day for our guests with a delicious breakfast selection. We really appreciate your kind words and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Arklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Spent a few nights here as a romantic break from our busy schedules. It was exactly what we needed. We got the Roman Deluxe Suite which was quite spectacular although it does need some TLC (carpet could do with replacing) but I can't let this take from the overall experience. The hot tub was just the job in helping us unwind.

The hotels location on the lake is truly breathtaking, it's a treasure. You could spend the day gazing out the window of the breakfast room, watching birds dance around the trees between the lakes mouth.

The staff were friendly and helpful and never missed a beat. Food was delicious and presentation was top class.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank De_Long_Lad_87
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It sounds like you had a lovely romantic break here in Killarney and that you got away from the every day hustle and bustle of life. I’m glad that you enjoyed our Roman Room which is a very popular choice with our guests with its opulent décor and its double Jacuzzi in room bath it is indeed a real treat for special occasions. I note your comment about the carpet and have checked with our Accommodation Manager who has told me that it is on the list of refurbishment over the winter months so it will shortly be getting addressed. Thank you for your lovely comments about our team here at the hotel “never missing a beat” that is a lovely compliment and one that I will be sure to pass on to them. We really appreciate your kind words and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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154 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Our stay was just as good as before.The views to the lake are very special and the staff helpful as usual. We were a little disappointed as the World Cup was on and being shown in all the public areas. The only place to get away from it - apart from our room - was the library with no-one else in it and little atmosphere. The lady on Reception said she would bring it up in the next staff meeting which was fine by us.

Apart from that it was another lovely stay and wouldn't stop us going there again. We love the place and recommend it to all our friends.

Room Tip: Go for the lake view rooms. You will be pleased that you did.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnUK
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It is a great honour to continue to welcome back our guests time and time again and we really appreciate the loyalty and compliments that you have shown to the hotel. I’m delighted to read that you were just as pleased with your fifth visit as the last visits you made to us. Thank you also for the comments that you made about our team here at the hotel being special and helpful that is very kind. Perhaps we did go a bit World Cup overboard during the games as many of our guests took a big interest in it but we will of course take your feedback on board for future events that may come up and make sure that not all of the areas are taken over by such an event. I would like to thank you once again for posting such a lovely review and for recommending us so highly to your friends and Other Trip advisor readers. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stunning Hotel with fantastic views.
The staff are incredibly nice and helpfull.
Food is really good too and the Restaurant have these amazing huge windows with view of the lake.
The only downside is the price and also that they close for the Christmas season (as many times we would have love staying there at that particular time).

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natascia N
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us and were pleased with the products and service that they received during their visit to us. Thank you for your lovely comments about our team being so nice and helpful, we are very proud of all of our employees here at the hotel as they always do their very best to ensure that our guests have a great holiday and make some memories to treasure during their time with us here at the lake. I will pass your kind comments about the high standard of food that you received on to Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen who always ensure that our guests have a great dining experience using locally produced products cooked to exacting standards. As a family run hotel we do close in December and January each year and this also allows us to carry out refurbishment and improvement works during the winter to prepare the hotel for the new season ahead. We do have our team in reservations here during that time to take bookings for the year ahead and we also sell a lot of Lake Hotel vouchers during that time. Our Lake Hotel vouchers make a great gift for loved ones at Christmas and they can look forward to visiting us when we re open in February 2015. I would like to thank you once again for posting such a lovely review and I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Myself & my girlfriend stayed here in June for a couple of days. It is such a beautiful location overlooking the lakes of killarney. The staff were very friendly and the food was exceptional. There was one barman who really stood out, he engaged with all customers very well. We will definitely return to this hotel as we had a very relaxing break.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wackymack
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 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 hear that yourself and your girlfriend enjoyed your holiday with us so much. The lake is a great setting for a nice romantic break and we can even organise boat trips on the lake with champagne and strawberries for those extra special events. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our team here at the hotel and particularly our bar team who do a great job in keeping our guests entertained and well looked after during their stays with us. I will make sure and pass your kind comments on to Steve our head bar man and his team in the Devil’s punchbowl bar. Thank you also for your comment about the food being exceptional. Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen do a great job in producing tasty locally sourced foods for our guests to enjoy. 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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Galway
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here at the end of June. It has to be one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland, the views of the lake are breathtaking. It is an older classical hotel with a lot of character. I found the staff were very friendly, nothing seemed like too much trouble. We had a beautiful spacious room with a lake view. Food for breakfast & dinner was very tasty. We will be back.

Stayed June 2014
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Thank GalwayGetaway_girl
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, 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 comment to say that the lake hotel has to be one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland thank you for this. We are indeed very lucky to be blessed with the beauty of Lough Lein at our doorstep, the surrounding mountains and the nature all around us. The lake is the ideal place to relax, unwind and re charge the batteries. Thank you for your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud I will pass your compliments on to them. Thank you also for your kind comments about the quality of food and service that you received. Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen have put great energy and enthusiasm into creating top class, locally sourced food cooked to perfection for our guests to enjoy as they know how important the dining experience is to the overall enjoyment of our guests stays with us and its lovely to hear that our guests appreciate their efforts. 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

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:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#8 Luxury 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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