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“Felt like home away from home from the moment we walked through the doors” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Felt like home away from home from the moment we walked through the doors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Arbutus hotel. Had the most fantastic time! The hotel is located in the centre of the Killarney buzz with just a very short stroll to the main street.The room was a fine size for 2, and was immaculate. Breakfast each morning was lovely with plenty to choose from the menu.The waitresses were ever so friendly. Betty was on hand each morning to give us ideas on what to do for the day ahead, which was a huge help as we didnt know the area! The ladies and gentlman at reception were so helpfull and, nothing was ever too much to ask. Overall a great stay in a great hotel, will be back again soon:)
Grace and Ed(218)

  • Stayed September 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

We stayed for two nights, enjoyed every minute, breakfast was delicious. The staff really made you feel like you were at home and it felt just like home. The sisters on reception were so full of life and friendly. Will definitely be back again, see you soon.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel as the front rooms are close to the road
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

My husband and I went to stay in the Arbutus Hotel. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and treated to coffee and ginger cake, which was most enjoyable. The room was very big and luxurious, with all of the standard facilities. The bar was welcoming with a traditional irish music session, most enjoyable. Breakfast consisted of a good hearty irish breakfast and lots of Betty's home baking. We definately recommend this hotel, and we will definately be back soon.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

Hospitality, service, courtesy and overall ambience were beyond reproach.
You would not ask for anything more from a quaint family style hotel.
The staff go above and beyond to make your stay their number one objective.

  • Stayed September 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

Well located in downtown Kelarney close to all the area attractions
The hotel is very nice and we had a marvellous 3 day stay at this location
Betty was so kind and charming at breakfast that she was making our day even before enjoying all the natural beauty of the region and Michelle at front desk has been so kind to help us prioritize our visitis and to solve all our little personnal needs that we had
They make us feel like we were visiting our own amily

Room Tip: Public Parking easily accessible located 1 block from the hotel
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Hotel is in a nice location in downtown Killarney. Staff provided great restaurant recommendations within walking distance. Very nice pub on site, with live music while we were there.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Crystal S
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Meath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

First visit to Killarney and stayed at the Arbutus Hotel for two nights. Could not have asked for better! Location was great as the town was on the doorstep. Service was excellent from the minute we entered the lobby. Staff very friendly and extremely efficient.. We were travelling with two small children and were delighted with the spacious room we were in. Very comfortable beds too. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast on both mornings where the breakfast was cooked to order with excellent service. Our only disappointment was that we weren't staying longer. Will definately stay again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yvonne814
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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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