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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Enjoyed 2 nights here while enjoying Killarney and area. Well appointed rooms and modern bathroom. Very good location in town. Full breakfast was very good, 2nd day had just juice and coffee and charged full continental price(a bit much). I left a jacket and Brid forwarded it to my next location,
well done.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We recently had occasion to visit Killarney overnight to catch up with friends from New York who were holidaying in the area..We had the very good fortune of choosing the Arbutus Hotel for our accommodation- it was a find and a little gem right in the centre of Killarney combining olde world style with modern comforts and a superb breakfast in a lovely dining room. Our big regret was we only had 1 night but we plan to return and in that short time felt very much at home, such was the friendliness of the staff.We wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for anyone valuing genuine hospitality in an elegant atmosphere...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

My mother and I stayed at The Arbutus for 5 nights and we were thrilled with the overall experience! First of all, the staff at the front desk truly anticipated our needs, and even called up to our room as we were getting settled to ask if we needed anything. Anything and everything we needed, from taxi rides to restaurant recommendations to dinner/tour bus reservations to letting us put some take-away cakes in their fridge, the staff at The Arbutus were MORE than accommodating. Kristina did an amazing job at pointing us in all the right directions, and Michelle and Ina were also helpful.

The breakfast at the hotel was fantastic and included fresh baked scones, homemade jam, fresh Irish cheeses/butter, and all the "usual" Irish breakfast items like bacon, sausage, eggs, etc.

The staff would also bring you a full set up for complimentary tea/coffee at any time, and even offered homemade gingerbread too!

Having a pub within our building was also a nice touch and was a great spot to kick off our evenings/provide a nightcap. We loved talking with Tim and Maive behind the bar!

This hotel has great "old Irish charm" and sits right in the middle of where you want to be. We didn't have a car so we LOVED the convenience of being able to easily drop back by the hotel to change, get a jacket, etc.

The only thing that some travelers may want to consider, with it being summer, we had the windows open, and with the hustle and bustle of Killarney, sometimes you could hear music/people talking, etc. We truly loved this about the hotel but I assume there are some folks who might not like that particular atmosphere.

We cannot wait to come back to Killarney and we will DEFINITELY come back to the Arbutus!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed at the Arbutus for an overnight in Killarney while touring Ireland. It is ideally-located in the heart of town, with shops & restaurants all around within walking distance. The main part of the hotel is beautiful, the staff was very friendly & helpful, & the breakfast was excellent. The bathrooms have been updated, but the rooms themselves could stand updating with respect to carpet & bed linens. Those elements were the only things holding back a 5-star rating.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We stayed at the Arbutus Hotel for three nights and had a wonderful stay. The room was huge! A double bed, a single and a cot plus room for the children to play and a large bathroom too.

The hotel is in the heart of Killarney, ideal for restaurants and Killarney National Park.

The breakfast was delicious, a huge choice and the gingerbread was a favourite with our children!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Candise M
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The Arbutus Hotel has a great location right in the center of Killarney. You can walk to many pubs, restaurants, & shops. The staff is made up of the nicest, most caring, friendliest, and helpful individuals. It's an old hotel filled with beautiful antique furniture. It has a warmth and coziness you won't find in the big chain hotels. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious served by wonderful, friendly wait staff.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank LILassie
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights with friends from Oz who we were taking around Ireland . The hotel was in a great location & the parking in the public car park next to it was free from 6 till 8.30 am.
The staff were very pleasant & we were given complimentary coffee on arrival.
Both our rooms were a disappointment however. They were small & dark & looked out onto a wall a few feet away. Our bed was a small double & I didn't find it very comfortable.
The downstairs public rooms were pleasant & you got free wifi here.

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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Killarney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#12 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range: £85 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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