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International Hotel Killarney
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
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Kalispell, Montana
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103 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Nice place, just a few drawbacks”
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in Killarney. The International Hotel was very charming inside and out. The location is very convenient for seeing the sites, but parking is horrible...so be prepared for that. The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. The view was probably the worst I have ever had due to some major construction work next door, but that can't be helped-- just keep the curtains closed unless you want the construction workers to know your business. I personally didn't think the breakfast was great, but my husband enjoyed it.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Dear Kady-Rose,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, which we are glad you enjoyed. There is some construction going on in the area which will be completed by mid-February, however it is contained and of course while not pretty, does not have any impact on the hotel or our guests' stay.
Regarding parking, we have a set-down area at the hotel and Porters on duty 24 hours to assist with parking so we are sorry you found it to be a problem, but all feedback is appreciated and we are glad that you enloyed the ambience and location of the hotel.
With best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

My husband took me on a trip to Ireland for my birthday. This hotel was the second place we stayed.
While the appearance from the outside was quite charming and the lobby was wonderfully decorated for Christmas I did not find the front desk personnel to be inviting.
My husband who travels for business extensively says that's just how hotels are. I disagree after all they are in the business of hospitality so perhaps smiling and making people feel welcome is what is in order.
Also, they had booked a party and put us right in the middle of the party goers rooms which meant doors slamming all night and loud conversations in the hallway which sounds like it's right in your room. We were getting up very early to eat and get on the road for seeing the sights so this was not helpful.
The best part of staying in this hotel was the restaurant, the food and service was wonderful.
We did do the carriage ride which was fun and informative the driver took pictures for us and gave us all the history for the area.
Our room had a "wonderful" view of the demolition of the very old structures right next to us and the demo crew was there very early in the morning to get started.
Another big negative for this hotel is that yes it is in the heart of downtown Killarney which is a very nice city with much to see and do BUT parking is at a premium and this hotel offers NONE.
We had to park two blocks away in a small outdoor lot that charged 1 Euro an hour.
There are other hotels right in the downtown area that do have parking so you may want to check out that issue before booking something.
All in all this was not the best place,,, we had much better luck with B & B's.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Dear Fran D,
Belated Congratulations on your birthday and thank you for taking the time to review your stay, which while not as positive as we would have like is still appreciated.
Firstly, we fully agree with you in that, yes, hotels should be hospitable and welcoming and we pride ourselves as a warm, inviting place to stay - and this is borne out by our many Tripadvisor reviews which compliment our staff very highly, so we do apologise for this, it is highly out of character for any of our team to be unwelcoming.
As mentioned previously,there is some construction going on in the area which will be completed by mid-February, however it is contained and does not have any impact on the hotel or our guests' stay.
We are glad however that you liked our Restaurant, the food and service and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Ireland,
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

The location is by the center of the city.
Very quart room and good pub.
Food was good, service was great!
You can take a horse coach ride right in front. Very charming hotel and good point to start the ring tour.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Dear Jameskc5000,
Thanks so much for your lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our hotel.
We hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed for 2nights for our 25 wedding aniversary. The international hotel had a wonderful xmas feel the minute you walked in!! The food in the restaurant was amazing. Can't wait to go back and would recommend this lovely hotel to anyone going to killarney. Noelle l

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thanks so much Noelle, for your lovely comments, our Hotel is really lovely at Christmas time, I have to agree, we go all out with our decorating and we have a gorgeous new Residents Lounge which lends itself very well to this!
We'd be delighted if you can recommend us to your friends and we look forward to seeing you back again yourself as well.
Hope you have a great Christmas,
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Dunmanway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Lovely hotel! Great value, staff were really helpful.. Great location for a night out in Killarney.. Rooms were lovely. All Christmas decorations were up which created a lovely atmosphere. Breakfast in the morning was very nice and fast even thought the room was full..

  • Stayed November 2013
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Dear Kat189,
Thank you for your lovely comments, we're very glad you enjoyed your break with us.
Hope to see you back again in 2014 and in the meantime, wishing you a very happy Christmas,
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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County Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed in the international hotel with 5 friends on the 30th of December. we found the hotel to be absolutely amazing from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. I just loved there rooms absolutely beautiful. the giant Xmas tree in the lobby was perfect as was the Christmas decoration. The breakfast had everything you could possible want to eat. The staff were lovely and helpful. Over all we had a great stay. We will be back. I would highly recommend the international hotel to everyone xxx

  • Stayed November 2013
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Dear Kristine B,
Thank you for your lovely review and your fantastic comments about our Christmas decorations last year - they are even better this year - you should try to make a trip to see us!
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and wish you a wonderful Christmas,
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
Front Office Manager
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Listowel, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed in one night in the International Hotel, and it was wonderful . The staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms were warm, spacious and comfortable . We were quite hungry when we arrived they don’t do an early bird menu in their own restaurant , so they recommended and booked another local restaurant for us ( The Bricin ) which was top notch. Our breakfast the following morning was fabulous I had the porridge and freshly stewed rhubarb followed by Eggs Benedict ..... really really good. We come to Killarney quite often, this was our first time staying at the International hotel and it wont be our last !, already planning our next stay .

Room Tip: Ask for a front facing room , lovely to wake up to the clip clop of the Jaunting cars in the morning...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Dear Alexandra,
What lovely comments - thank you so much. We really appreciate you taking the time to put up such a fabulous review.
Yes, the front rooms are really popular and the weather has been so mild, the Jaunting cars are still going!
We'd love to see you back in 2014 and in the meantime, wishing you a lovely Christmas,
Best 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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Best Western Killarney
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