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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating. Could not have asked for a nicer staff reception. This is the kind of hotel that made Europe the place to visit. None of the glass and brass glitch just a warm, comfortable and cozy feeling.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Just back from a three night stay at the Arbutus and I would recommend staying there should you be visiting Killarney.

The hotel is located right in the centre of Killarney. There is a pay car park right next store to the hotel. The hotel has some free parking of its own a few minutes walk away outside a disused house. Parking is free overnight in the car park next store so if you are out during the day paying won't be an issue.

The rooms were clean with a nice bathroom. The décor is a bit dated but everything was spotless.

Breakfast includes a buffet and a hot dish made to order. I didn't think it was out of this world but it was nice.

Staff were super friendly throughout. That makes all the difference.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland, Europe
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Myself Sahra and my boyfriend Maurice both stayed here and I must say it was my greatest experience of a hotel so far.. from everything from the cool natured staff, Michelle at reception was a doll and was on hand to help us with whatever we needed she gave us an array of information as to how we could spend our evening it was most appreciated! The impeccable rooms,Betty at breakfast was such a delight no matter what form you may have been in you would leave with a smile! A warm hearted friendly lady a real gem. I feel if there's ever a hotel you need to visit its the arbutus I could go on and on but one would have to experience for oneself. Thanks to everyone for a pleasant stay peace and love Maurice and Sahra
A++++++

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Just a very cool place filled with amazing antiques. I actually thought the tiny hostess might be a leprechan. Within in walking distance of all that is Kilarney. Looking forward to returning. Dont miss Shehans pub.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

It felt a little bit like home away from home, Irish style, at The Arbutus. Well situated near restaurants and shopping, the hotel offers comfy rooms and a friendly staff. The breakfast was generous and delicious -especially the home baked scones and cakes. Leave enough time in the morning to eat, as dishes are cooked to order. Beware the music til 11 pm from the pub next door.

Room Tip: May want to choose a spot away from pub noise if you want to turn in before 11 pm.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

My girlfriend and I spent a night in Arbtus and found it one of the most friendly and welcoming places we have ever stayed in. All the staff were very kind and went out of there way to recommend us some places to see, a lot friendly and more productive than the travel office across the road. The breakfast was beautiful, well presented and cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend a stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Nice Hotel, and excellent staff, Good Quality breakfast. Spacious room and very clean. Noise level was a bit high on two of the nights. Was a little disappointed that the tea/coffee making facilities are no longer available in the rooms, but were offered tea/coffee in lounge free of charge,
but I think it is nice to be able to make it in the room when required.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank maureen080
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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 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#6 Business Hotel in Killarney
#7 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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