From our initial greeting by Ina, who fixed us right up with tea, scones and bread in the pub (on a very rainy late afternoon), to the friendly barman, and wonderful Betty in the dining room, it was the staff that really made the Arbutus a stand-out. It's homey and historic, popular with visitors from Dublin (some of whom DO like to tie one on a bit till the wee hours of the morning)... After staying in six hotels throughout the country, this is the one where the staff really makes the place. The rooms are large and comfortable, decorated in Victorian style furnishings and well-maintained. To be honest, Victorian is not my favorite interior style, but we loved the whole experience. It's next door to Murphy's, arguably the best pub in town (although the Arbutus' own is quite nice), right in the heart of lively Killarney. Ina was wonderful when we left behind some belongings, shipping them ahead to the hotel where we were headed next. The staff was thoughtful, and their follow-through was flawless. I'd love to return... now if only I can get them to adopt me!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arbutus Hotel Killarney