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“Arbutus Hotel, the most welcoming hotel in Ireland” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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2 reviews
“Arbutus Hotel, the most welcoming hotel in Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2009

I found this hotel to be the warmest, friendliest, welcoming hotel in Ireland. The reception area was as if I was sitting in someone's living room. The rooms were small, yet offered everything you may need. The restaurant staff was wonderful. Betty, in particular.....a waitress I had for dinner and breakfast, was friendly, helpful and quick at providing me with all that was needed. The location of this restaurant is central to shops, restaurants, and pubs which made evenings out a simple jaunt down the road. I highly recommend anyone that visits Killarney to stay at Arbutus Hotel. They wont regret it.

  • Stayed October 2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2009

The Arbutus is a gorgeous hotel,nestled in the heart of great dining and great shopping. The desk clerk was very friendly upon check-in and even printed directions for us for our trip the following day up to the Cliffs of Moher. Breakfast (included) was fabulous with a grand array of selections. The waitstaff and front desk were so helpful and always friendly. We ate dinner at Murphy's and the Guiness and Beef Casserole was unbelievable! Again, friendly people. If you go,say hi to Sean from the Foleys of Chicago. If visiting Killarney, do book the Arubtus - you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

Great location, right in the middle of town. Was warmly greeted when we arrived, and the staff was great with giving dining and entertainment advice, and immediately offering to help get our bags to our room. At breakfast the next morning, they were again very warm and friendly, and the food was wonderful. Our room and bathroom was very large, and very comfortable. Will definitely stay there again if ever in Killarney.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

My husband and myself stayed for 2 nights with 2 other couples and we had a most enjoyable stay, very friendly staff who looked after us so well especially when we needed a very early breakfast before going golfing. It was also very good value, I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Killarney Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2009

The Arbutus Hotel in Killarney was a great find for me. I was looking for a hotel that was not only convenient, but also comfortable. I found both at the Arbutus. The staff, from the desk manager to he dining room waitresses, were always helpful and pleasant.

The breakfasts were superb. There were enough choices to satisfy any palate. My favorite breakfast treat were the homemade scones. It was difficult to eat just one.

My stay was a pleasant one. I hope to return again to the Arbutus before I head back to the U.S.

Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

Me and my wife stayed at this hotel and we both will recommend Arbutus if you are planning of visiting Killarney. Very friendly staff and nice, clean rooms.
Easy to find and is situated close to restaurants and pubs in Killarney.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2009

My husband and I traveled to Ireland for our honeymoon. We visited Dublin, Killarney, and Connemara. In the several different hotels that we stayed in this was our favorite, and for no other reason than Betty. Betty is a saff member who made us feel that we were guests in her home. She served us breakfast in the morning and dinner at night. On our first night's stay, Betty heard that it was our honeymoon and offered to take our picture for our album. At the end of the night, we were the last two patrons in the restuarant. The lights went out, and we thought they had forgotten that we were still there. Instead, Betty came around the corner with two delicious desserts decorated with candles. The last day of our stay, Betty noticed that we had not come down to breakfast and called our room to see if we would like her to make us something special and have it delivered to our room, despite the fact that it was well after breakfast hours. Those are just several examples of Betty's kindness throughout our stay. We even ran into Betty at the gas station (finally going home) on our way out of town!! Betty, we are so happy to have a picture to remember you by!

When traveling, especially in a different country, one looks for a place to call home even if just for a couple of days. At Arbutus Hotel, we found ourselves immersed in the true beauty of Ireland - not the scenery, but the people. It is people like Betty who make Ireland such a special, memorable place. Thank you, Betty, for making our stay such a pleasurable one and making us feel right at home, despite the fact that we were several thousand miles and an ocean away. We will not soon forget you or the beautiful hotel that is central to a beautiful little town! We can only hope to be so lucky to return!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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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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