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International Hotel Killarney
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
London,England
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“The front desk say a thousand welcomes. Its a gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This has long been a favourite fo mine but a year ago it was badly damaged in a gas explosion at a nearby premises and closed for months, only finally reopening in March this year.
It is to the huge credit of the staff, and the Front Desk team managed by a superb lady named Anne Marie that everyone in a superb team held together- i cannot imagine how hard it must have been without seeing a guest for months- and it is every bot as good as it was if not better. Food, drink,location and service are all outstanding. But it is the people that make this, in my eyes an icon for the tourist industry on which a town surrounded by unparralled beauty, depends.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Frank,
We are always delighted to see you back and it is great to have such appreciative guests!
Thank you for the fantastic comments, it is the team here that make the hotel what it is, from our General Manager downwards, all our staff work together for the benefit of our visitors.
We're so glad you enjoyed your few days with us and looking forward to your next visit.
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
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Kilcock, Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Just back from a weekend in Killarney, The international hotel is located in the centre of the town which is great. The staff are friendly & very accommodating. We stayed in an executive room which was spacious, clean & the bed was very comfortable. We only ate breakfast here & it was tasty the only thing that bothered me about it was it's a set menu & not buffet. I would recommend staying in this hotel.

Room Tip: The bed in the executive room is huge & the bath has jets, would recommend this room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Kieran C,
Thank you for your very good review. We're very pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and got a good nights sleep.
We are just a little surprised by your point that you'd prefer Buffet to table service breakfast. Our served breakfast is one area that is so highly commended by our guests, who love the personal touch. That said, it is all a matter of individual choice and we appreciate all feedback.
We hope we'll see you back again to the International and thank you again for taking the time to give us your thoughts.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I'm here with a group tour. I am pleased with the room, food, and services. Very charming; very clean. However, according to fellow travelers, there is some qualitative differences between rooms: some very small, few rooms have AC. Very convenient location.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Marietta,
Thank you so much. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Just regarding your comments on room size and AC, our Executive & Superior rooms are slightly larger than our Classic rooms and you possibly got a Complimentary upgrade to one of these. None of our rooms are very small, they meet standard size requirements for Irish hotels.
We have AC in approx. 50% of our rooms, and we're more than happy to pre-allocate one of these rooms if required.
We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your Ireland tour and returned home with many happy memories!
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This hotel is a combination of Old World Charm updated with modern conveniences. Railtours of Ireland booked us into the International for 2 nights during our tour and we were very pleased. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Our room had 2 double beds and a single so there was plenty of space to spread out.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Touringfolks,
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. Railtours offer excellent trips, backed up by first-class Customer service and we are delighted to be their main partner hotel in Killarney.
We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Ireland and had a safe journey home.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Service and staff could not be more helpful. Room was spotless and very well decorated. Food in the bar and breakfast was excellent. I would recommend anyone stay. General manager was most personable and I will stay in the hotel when in killarney next.

  • Stayed July 2014
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Raymond O,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
All our colleagues work as one unit from the Manager to our Reception, Bar & Restaurant, Housekeeper etc and it shows in the level of co-operation and dedication to service displayed by our entire team.
We hope we'll see you back again for another stay in the future.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great welcome from all, very comfortable room, great food, very friendly staff, making for a great stay, and I will be back in the near future. Based in the center of Killarney easy access to everything, plenty of parking close to the hotel,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Pat,
Thanks a million for the great comments - yes - it was a fabulous weekend in town! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you got around the Ring to your satisfaction.
Hope to see you back again in 2015.
Best regards
Anne Marie Collins
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on a CIE Tour - this was the best hotel that we stayed in on this tour. Hotel was centrally located to shopping, restaurants, historic locations and bar. Room was large, beds were comfortable, Wi-Fi in the room and beautiful bathroom with a tub and a separate shower. Had 2 double beds in room. Would have liked a room that overlooked the park but was given a room overlooking construction but one nice thing about it during the night it was quiet. No air conditioning but you could open your window. Food was excellent - buffet breakfast. The city of Killarney is a delight to explore if you have time. Just did a complete renovation.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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AMCollins, Front Office Manager at International Hotel Killarney, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful review Darlene. We work closely with CIE Tours who operate excellent trips and because of this, we are even more flattered to be your favourite hotel of your holiday.
Our front rooms are very popular because as you say, they have a view of the Jaunting cars and horses and part view of the National Park. However to compensate, it sounds like you were in one of our Executive rooms which come complete with AC and Jacuzzi bath, so we hope you were satisfied with the trade-off!
So... thank you again for taking the time to give us your thoughts, we hope you enjoyed your time in Ireland and had a great holiday and we look forward to your next visit to Killarney and the International.
Kind regards
Anne Marie Collins
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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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Best Western Killarney
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