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Arbutus Hotel
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Reviewed 25 March 2008

Hi, myself and my mother spent our the Easter weekend at the Arbutus Hotel in Killarney. We found this hotel to be excellent. The staff were very professional, friendly and accomodating - especially Betty and Vicky in the restaurant. They both couldn't do enough for us and were both very chatty and friendly, which made us really feel special and very welcome in the hotel .The hotel itself is filled full of nostalgia from times gone past, and is very tastefully furnished and decorated in an "old worldy" style and accessorized with lovely antiques throughout. There were two sitting rooms in the reception area with very welcoming traditional turf & coal fires, which were very cosy and the aromas from the turf fire was truly homely. The rooms were very clean and serviced everyday. There were plenty of tea/coffee making facilities available too and room service was very readibly available - which also included ordering your breakfast to your room in the morning - without prior booking the night before (nice for when you wake up feeling tired and not in mood for going down to the breakfast room). The hotel is in an ideal location with plenty of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity - and very close to the train & bus stations for those not driving (approx. 5 min walking distance), and close to local amenities. The hotel itself has a bar - Buckley's - which has a great atmosphere, which appears to be also popular with the locals (always a good sign), with traditional irish music being played regularly. All in all we really enjoyed our break in this hotel and would recommend it to anyone. We will definitely be returning sometime in the summer.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2008

This hotel was our favorite on a 9-day journey throughout Ireland. Conviently located in downtown Killarney, all shopping and pubs are literally right outside the door. Betty, the hotel owner, and her family and staff were incredibly attentive making us feel more like house guests and friends then hotel guests and strangers. And Mario and the connected bar were the source of some great late nights. This hotel has Irish old-world charm with state-of-the art bathrooms and facilities. A five-star in our book!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Boscoe2
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Reviewed 23 March 2008

Stayed here for two nights. staff were wonderful and the rooms were beautiful. had dinner on one night, very nice and the breakfast was lovely too.
We loved the older rooms, really gave the hotel a cosy warm feel.
Perfect location too.
car park next door but its a pay one.
Hot tip, to save getting out of bed to pay for the parking just do it the night before for a few hours.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KomoriGrandmaster
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Reviewed 7 March 2008

I really enjoyed my stay at The Arbutus on a side trip to Killarney from Dublin. The hotel was in a great location, the room was clean and large, and the low winter rate included a delicious full Irish breakfast. The best part of my stay was the dining room and reception staff who were so friendly and helpful. They even held my bags when I checked out so I could take a hike in the National Park before catching my train. It was a great 3-star hotel and would stay at The Arbutus again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 February 2008

we used the hotel as a base for a sightseeing trip around the beautiful ring of kerry. the hotel was ideally situated in the centre of the town.
it is spotlessly clean, and our room was lovely.
the receptionist on arrival was friendly and helpfull,and we were amazed at how quiet our room was even though the town was busy.
the restaurant was intimate and comfortable, and the waitresses could not have been nicer to us. there were families there with young children, who they treated very well,which was good to see.
all in all, a lovely experience, which we will repeat as soon as we can.
kay.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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