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“Home From Home”
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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #9 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Home From Home”
Reviewed 2 December 2007

We have just returned from a weekend break at the Arbutus Hotel, Killarney. Having read the many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor we had high expectations - and they were more than met. Our room (No. 229) was excellent and had a separate sitting area (with fireplace) and a great bathroom with bath and shower. We made use of the public sitting room in the hotel. The "real" turf fire was a welcome comfort on a cold wintery day. We had the great pleasure of being looked after in the dining room by the infamous Betty and her great assistant, both of whom went out of their way to ensure that breakfast and dinner was an experience to remember. Excellent service & food. We fully intend to arrange another weekend at the Arbutus in the New Year. Congratulations to you all, P&P.

Stayed November 2007
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Reviewed 28 November 2007

I had a great experience staying at this hotel. the rooms were perfect, the ambience exceptional and the service was next to none. staff couldn't do enough for the guests!

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Cumberland RI
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Reviewed 27 November 2007

Great Place. Very comfortable. Excellent hospitality-- like being a guest in your own home. Thank you Michelle, Ina , Betty, and Tim. Can't wait for next visit.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with friends
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Ontario
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Reviewed 20 November 2007

I am a travel consultant from Canada and due to the nature of my business I have to stay in a lot of hotels each year. I have just spent 2 nights at the Arbutus hotel and I have absolutely no complaints. The hotel is reasonably priced, within walking distance of the shops and pubs and the staff is very attentive. The beds are comfortable in comparison to most hotels in Ireland that tend to have mattresses a little on the hard side and the rooms are clean and well maintained. The full Irish breakfast is delicious and the hotel exudes traditional Irish charm. I highly recommend this hotel for everyone.

  • Liked — The location and hotel room
  • Disliked — No internet unless you had a laptop computer.
  • Stayed November 2007
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Reviewed 18 November 2007

Nov 2007 We were in Ireland for 9 days after being in Dublin for 3 nights this was so much better. The staff was great Michelle and Ina on the desk and Betty in the dinning room and talk to Tim in the bar ( Buckley's) if you have any questions about the area. This hotel is central to the rings of Kerry and Dingle . The rooms area very comfortable. We have stay at this location four times
in the past with the same feeling. All the staff was great. After getting home and thinking about the expirence I had to write. I have been to Ireland five times in Novenber and the Killarney area is the best.
Try it and enjoy

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2007

just spent a wonderful weekend at the Arbutus in Killarney.
From the welcome received in the reception, with the open fires burning to the warm comfortable rooms, it couldn't have been better. The two warm and inviting reception rooms at the entrance are most welcoming and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious made even more enjoyable by the friendliness of the staff, particularly Betty. The bar was a most enjoyable experience with live traditional music on in the evenings at no extra cost and the barman Denis couldn't have been nicer. He even charged my phone for me while i enjoyed an afternoon in front of the open fire of the bar chatting to the locals. No doubt but i will return for my third trip, as i also enjoyed a wonderful weekend there last year. Thank you to all at the Arbutus.

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Reviewed 18 November 2007

There are numerous lodging options in Killarney, however, you will not be disappointed at the Arbutus Hotel. This is our second experience and both visits have been grand. The owner, who is frequently on site, and the hotel staff, are nothing short of amazing with customer service their focus. Located in the heart of Killareny, the Arbutus is just steps away from great pubs, restaurants and shopping. No need to stray from the hotel as guests are entitled to a complimentary breakfast in the dining room, which also serves evening dinner. For a local feel, be sure to visit Buckley's, a very cozy pub conveniently located just off the hotel lobby. Their lunch menu is very good, and the bartenders know how to properly pour a pint of Guinness. If you want to experience Ireland lodging the way you might imagine it to be, I highly recommend staying at the Arbutus!

  • Liked — Atmosphere and service
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arbutus Hotel

Property: Arbutus Hotel
Address: Arbutus Hotel College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Business Hotel in Killarney
#8 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small, it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home ... more   less 
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