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International Hotel Killarney
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
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Kittery, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful hotel, great location”
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Not my first time to Killarney, but first time staying at this hotel. Lovely, comfortable bedrooms in the heart of "downtown" Killarney. Beautiful modern bathrooms with large spa tub and shower. Free Wi-fi available. Walk to local pubs and shops. Stayed here as part of a tour group and the hotel staff was gracious, efficient and professional. The traditional Irish breakfast was delicious as was our dinner. Would definitely recommend this hotel. The International Hotel has been in the same location for many years - they have the photos to prove it in their charming study off the lobby. The adjoining pub had lively traditional music so we didn't have to go far for entertainment.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Dear Kathy,
Thank you for your very kind review of the International Hotel. The hotel is one of the oldest in Killarney - welll over 100 years- but has been completely renovated and modernised. We're very happy with the results as we feel we've managed to hold on to the traditional feel of the hotel with all its history and style. The Lounge you mention is a new addion last year and we sourced the pictures hanging there through the local newspaper and long-lost photos we found in an old store here!
I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your tour of Ireland and had a safe journey home and we look forward to welcoming you back at another time
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

just back after a great weekend in this gem of a hotel with 5 friends the staff service and food could not be faulted great music at night there were 3 of us in one room and 2 shared another the only thing i would say is that in our 3 bed room the tv was not facing the beds i know there is a couch there but us ladies like to relax on bed to watch tv sometimes only a minor detail but we will be back would recommend the hotel to anyone

Room Tip: i would choose the front of hotel great view
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Maria 186600,
Thank you for your very kind review of the International Hotel on Tripadvisor.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and more especially that you will be back.
The hotel has been fully refurbished over the last few years and we are very pleased with the results and the feedback we have been receiving on our rooms and public areas.
Regarding the positioning of the TV in your room, all feedback is appreciated and I will report this comment to our Maintenance manager.
We look forward to seeing you on your next visit and thank you again for your comments and feedback.
Kind regards,
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Willowbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

What a wonderful hotel!!!! My group of seven couples arrived at the The International Hotel and were checked in quickly. Our rooms were so nicely appointed and luxurious! I quickly jumped into the hot whirlpool tub for a relaxing bath. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Killarney walking distance to everything! We loved the little sitting room with picture windows street side for our coffee in the early morning. Great breakfast!!! We loved everything about the hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Rosanne B,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the International Hotel so favourably on Tripadvisor, we are delighted you and your group had a pleasant stay with us.
I hope you enjoyed your time in Killarney - I know it was very short on this occasion - and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you all back at another time.
With best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2012

If you want to stay in a historic hotel with up to date amenities than the International Hotel Killarney is the place for you. It was an upgrade on our tour and we were glad to have it. The hotel has old time Irish charm, yet modern recently renovated rooms. It is in the middle of town, which is great for those who do not have a car available. You can walk to restaurants, stores and just to see the quaint town of Killarney. It has it's own restaurant, which we enjoyed both for the good food and atmosphere. You'll be happy you stayed there.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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amcollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 25 October 2012
Dear Al G,
Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel on Tripadvisor, we are really glad you enjoyed your time with us.
As you describe, we have a fantastic location in Killarney town, overlooking the Jaunting Cars and while the hotel has all the modern amenities expected, we have endeavoured to maintain all its old world charm and traditional features.
Hopefully we may have an opportunity to welcome you back at another time and in the meanwhile, we hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Ireland.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

In the heart of Killarney is the International Hotel where you can walk to everything or take a buggy ride outside the front door. The perfect spot for shopping or heading to the Ring of Kerry. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay and shopping experience pleasurable. The duo in the pub attached are fantastic. Would def go back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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amcollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 25 October 2012
Dear Jeanzer,
Thank you so much for your lovely review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We're delighted you had a pleasant stay with us and successful shopping! Also as you mention,the entertainment in our Hannigans Bar is very good, it's on 6 nights a week in Summer and weekends all year, we're glad you enjoyed it.
We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Ireland and had a safe journey home.
With best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Ohio
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Our family of three adults stayed in this hotel for three nights in early October. We had two small but very nicely decorated and extremely comfortable rooms. We were taking a Railtours Ireland 4 day trip and they had actually booked us into another hotel first because we had booked just a few days in advance and there was no availability at this hotel on this extremely busy week end. The other room was a nightmare and we luckily were able to get in touch with our most excellent and caring Railtours Ireland representative ,Eilish, and she was able to work a miracle and get us into the International. Our trip was perfect from that point!

The International is clean and well cared for, the staff friendly and accommodating. The location is central to everything. We were right around the corner from Deros Tours who opperated three of our four day long tours. The dining room is large and welcoming for breakfast with a fireplace and an adequate staff to get guests in and out without long waits. We did have to wait in line one morning for about ten minutes as two other tour groups had early departures but this was a very minor inconvenience and could happen anywhere. We also ate dinner on one occasion in Hannigans Restaurant and it was good.

Our room was on the street side and was quite noisy each night until the early hours of the morning so I would recommend asking for a room on the other side. Our son's room was on that side and while it was a little noisy it was better than ours. Killarney is a tourist town and was packed this particular weekend because of a race on Saturday. I had to sleep with headphones on. I believe it would be quieter during the week. But the convenience of the location made up for the noise.

We liked the International Hotel Killarney so much that we have already recommended it to friends. When we return to Killarney we will certainly book this hotel again!

Room Tip: Not on the street side if you need quiet to sleep!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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amcollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 19 October 2012
Dear Verbelly,
Thank you for taking the time to review the International Hotel. We work closely with Railtours and Deros who run excellent tours and we're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Killarney.
I was a little disappointed however to hear that you experienced some noise issues in your room overnight which I assure you is not a commom occurence. We apologise for this, and thank you for your understanding.
Thank you also for recommending our hotel to friends and we would be delighted to welcome you back on your next trip!
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Norfolk
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Great stay in this beautiful hotel and very central in Killarney. Good breakfast served in a very classy dining room. Comfy bed so a good nights sleep. Had a meal there during our 2 night stay which we could not fault. Irish entertainment in the bar downstairs. A great stay. Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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amcollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 18 October 2012
Dear Norfolkducks,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully the rest of your time in Ireland.
The hotel has been completely renovated over the last few years - all bedrooms complete with luxury memory foam mattresses for a restful nights sleep - and we are very pleased with the results and the feedback we have been receiving.
Hopefully we may have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Property: International Hotel Killarney
Address: Kenmare Place, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Killarney
#5 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#11 Family Hotel in Killarney
#16 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — International Hotel Killarney 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A firm favourite with visitors to Killarney, the luxurious 4* International is one of Killarney's longest established and best loved hotels, bringing our guests the warmest of welcomes and our promise of excellence. Located in the heart of Killarney Town, just a stroll from Killarney National Park & Killarney House, boasting 94 exquisite guestrooms (Classic, Superior & Executive) each with a perfect blend of classical elegance and modern design to ensure our guests a restful nights sleep Facilities include Hannigans Award winning traditional Bar & Restaurant, live music nightly in season. All areas have complimentary Wi-Fi. Further facilities include our modern, air-conditioned gym, Snooker room, library and a Residents Lounge with complimentary newspapers. Voted as one of Tripadvisors Top 25 Hotels in Ireland 2015, 2016, 2017 We look forward to welcoming you to the International Hotel ... more   less 
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