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“Lovely Stay in Killarney”

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International Hotel Killarney
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Limerick
1 review
“Lovely Stay in Killarney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Ideally situated in the heart of Killarney. We stayed at the International Hotel at front of hotel with good view. Warm welcome and friendly staff. Arrived during a very busy weekend of Ring of Kerry Cycle and Kerry and Cork Football batch with hundreds around Killarney. Managed to have a lovely meal in the Bar despite a huge crowd around and savoured the atmosphere the staff could not be more helpful. It is not our first visit to Killarney or the International Hotel and are never disappointed. We were sorry the visit was so short. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mary C
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Mary C,
Thanks for your lovely comments, we're very glad you enjoyed another stay with us and hopefully the next one will be a little longer.
Yes, that was a very busy weekend with the cycle and the match but I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the hotel.
Looking forward to seeing you back again soon,
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights as part of a tour of Ireland and was not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the ambience of the hotel was one of calm and inviting. When touring with a coach you usually get a set menu but I must say the selection was very good, varied and something to please everyone, no matter how fussy. Well cooked and presented. Well done. The weather when we were there was exceptionally hot - quite rare - and the rooms were very warm but we accepted this as one of those things. Cant control the weather!!!! We were lucky it wasn't raining all the time as I had been told it does in Ireland. Would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Wanado,
Thank you for your lovely review - yes - the weather has continued to be very warm but luckily we have air conditioning in 50% of our rooms and plentiful cooling fans, it is the longest stretch of uninterrupted warm weather in Ireland since 1995 I believe.
Our guests on touring holidays in the International Hotel are very important to us, and we do not treat them any differently in any way to our independent travelling guests - hence the same breakfast menus and plenty of selection for dinner also. we want everyone to leave us with a good experience and happy memories.
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

The décor, the furnishings and building are steeped with history. Olde world and maintained at a high standard. The building comprises surprisingly Harrigans Tavern and Restaurant, coffee house, snooker/ lounge and reading rooms and a beautiful dining room. Our accommodation was luxurious and relaxing. The spa was an added bonus.

Room Tip: Our suite was front of house overlooking the park with the horse and carts. Would love to see Killar...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, General Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Michele B,
Thank you for your lovely review, the hotel is one of the oldest in Killarney but every care has been put into upgrading it sensitively and keeping all the original features which make it unique. We have also endeavoured to include cosy little reading corners and areas to relax in, which add to the overall soothing feel of the hotel.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we'd be happy to see you back again at another time,
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We had a wonderful stay in Killarney at the International Hotel. We never wanted to leave! We were originally booked into the Malton hotel through Sceptre independent tours, but are glad that we ended up at the International. Our room(109) was for three, was set up beautifully with enough space between everybody, and had an excellent jacuzzi bath. We were there the weekend of the Ring of Kerry Cycle and the GAA football match between Kerry and Cork, so it was quite busy, but our stay was impeccable. The home county won the match. There is a balcony lounge overlooking the street, so we watched the revelry from above and marveled at the friendliness of the rival teams. They sang some fight songs to each other, but it was all in good fun. The full Irish breakfast was a wonderful start to the day and we spent our time wandering through the Killarney national forest, which is absolutely beautiful and not crowded, and enjoying the town. The bar downstairs was sometimes filled with too many (embarrassing) Americans from the hotel, but the locals there knew how to have a good time without being too rowdy. We could have spent weeks instead of days and will be back as soon as we can! The only downside was that Ireland was experiencing a heatwave while we were there and being from southern California, we were looking forward to cool and rainy weather as a change. It's true that weather-wise Ireland will always surprise you. I had to buy flip-flops with a closet full of them at home. The clear weather meant that our trip to Dingle and Slea Head was spectacular.

Room Tip: Room 109 was a great family room for three.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Joey,
What a lovely review - thank you - and so complimentary of the Killarney people as well. I do agree however - there is a great ' holiday' atmosphere around Killarney all the time and even the locals who work in tourism all year round still enjoy a lively banter with the visitors.
The heatwave is still with us and the balcony you mentioned is getting plenty of use - it's definitely one of the best spots in Killarney to 'people watch' and it's only for our Residents!
Yes, that weekend was indeed extremely busy but we are delighted everything was to your satisfaction here at the hotel, and of course, we'd love to have you back at another time,
With best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Had a great time, staff extremely helpfull and friendly! Breakfast - excellent, Pub food and atmosphere fantastic. Despite the fact that it was an extremely busy weekend (Ring of Kerry cycle race and All Ireland final), Hotel staff coped wonderful. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Ulrike74,
Thanks for your lovely review. Yes, that was an extremely busy few days! But we strive here to offer the same personal attention and service at all times, we understand how difficult it can be to get away for a few days, we appreciate people choosing us as their hotel and we want to make their stay memorable.
I am sorry the game did not go your way, but hopefully you had a good weekend regardless!
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Ra'anana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The International Hotel in Kilarney is a beautiful hotel that is efficiently run and centrally located. The rooms are large and clean and attractive and the hotel is within walking distance to many pubs, shops, and other hotels. We even found parking relatively easily. Plus, the breakfast included with the room was very fresh, filling, and tasty.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank ALKALC
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear ALKALC,
Thank you for kind comments. we're very pleased you enjoyed your time with us as our guests' enjoyment is our main priority.
We'd love to see you back again at another time,
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed 4 nights in June 2013 at the beginning of our tour in Ireland. This hotel has been used in the past by E.I.L. (Road Scholar) and deserves to be used again and again. The room was a bit small, but quite comfortable. even though we were on the street side, the soundproofing was excellent. Service was superb and all of the hotel staff most gracious and knowledgeable. We felt that the breakfast were excellent and service was superior. Our two group dinners there were good (suggest a better Irish stew could be made). Lunches that we bought on our own, likewise, were quite good and reasonable.
What we appreciated most beside the friendly staff was the hotel's location, and that it had more of an old world feeling. It has been updated quite successfully. We would chose this hotel again if we were traveling on our own.
The only negative element was that the room was too warm (and we could not open a window because of street noise) and only had a comforter which was too heavy as a cover.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank dick_mary
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Dear Dick and Mary,
Thank you for your very kind review of our hotel. We have worked very well with EIL Road Scholar for approx. 15 years and we value their business, so we're particularly pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Yes, our town centre location is second to none, and any issues that we had with external noise have been completely eradicated since we introduced top quality soundproofing 2 years ago.
As you kindly mention, the hotel has been completely renovated over the last number of years, including AC in approx. 50% of our rooms, and I am sorry you did not get one of these - we do also have cooling fans available at Reception however.
Thank you also for commenting on our Breakfasts and Dinners which are all cooked from fresh local ingredients.
We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip to Ireland and had a safe journey home,
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
#7 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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