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Arbutus Hotel
Ranked #14 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Milwaukee, WI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed 4 April 2007

This was a great spot in the heart of Killarney. Close to shopping and night life. The staff were wonderful. Very nice and accomidating. Rooms were clean and well maintained. The hotel is beautiful. Food was great. Highly recommend. Rooms over bar area can be noisey.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank Milwaukee011
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Naples Fl
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2007

Cannot understand all the raves on this hotel. We stayed there in May 2006 and felt it was OK,nothing special. Buckley's pub connected to the hotel was great. Just a hotel,we are returning to Killarney in May 2007 for 6 days and wouldn't consider stay at the Arbutus again,.

  • Liked — Buckley's Pub
  • Disliked — Room had a slant and was very tired looking
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank researchtodeath
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TheArbutusBuckleys, Family at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2010
Researchtodeath,

Thank you for your review and feedback.

Sorry to see that you felt it was OK, Just a hotel. No complaints and no raves.

Pleased though that you enjoyed your time in the hotel bar and found it great. Perhaps we’ll see you when in Killarney again for a pint and a song.

Slán,
Seán & Team @ The Arbutus and Buckley's Bar
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Attard
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2007

My husband and I have just returned after staying in the Arbutus Hotel for three nights, with our two small children. We had a wonderful time. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. We stayed in a large bedroom with two double beds, and a cot for the baby. The view outside the window faced a blank wall. However, this did not bother us much since it was in a quiet part of the hotel. Breakfast was plentiful and good. Dinner was of a good quality, however, not much choice there. Very central, and although it does not have private parking, has a very large car park round the back. It costs €1/hour during the day, and is free from 6.30pm to 9am. On Sunday, parking is free all day.
The hotel also has an interconnecting pub. Nice atmosphere, and irish music played on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Liked — the friendly staff
  • Disliked — no mini-fridge in room to keep baby's milk
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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3 Thank MITSI
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nashville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2007

Great value and staff. Comparable to the 5-star Killarney Park Hotel.

  • Liked — great value
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank pliha
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The Villages, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2007

We stayed at the Arbutus for two evenings during St. Patrick's week. As part of a CIE tour that had selected the hotel in advance we did not know what to expect. To our surprise and pleasure, we found this small family owned jewel to be one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in. Prior to retiring in 2004 I have stayed in hotels worldwide during my business travels from the Ritz to the Marriott's and then some. The Arbutus gets my vote over all the rest for several resaons. To begin with the Butler family really understands the word hospitality and from the moment we arrived it showed. The facility is small, quaint and the decor is about as warm as you can get. The restuarant is superb and the service exceptional with the staff catering to your every need. A small Pub/Bar attached to the hotel proved to be a great place to catch up and have a drink. Tim the barman is great and some of the locals added much color. The evening entertainment is truly "Old Irish Pub" folk type music and with a few pints of Guinness, your in the Ireland you dreamed of. For those from the States, if your travels take you to Kilarney, don't pass this one up, it's a keeper in every respect!

  • Liked — Warmth of staff and great accomadations and superb service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2007
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4 Thank PiedpiperTheVillages
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2007

We stayed at the Arbutus Hotel last summer, just got around to writing my review but did not want to let it go by.... worth writing about! Excellent hotel... great service, lovely family! Can't wait to go back! Thumbs UP!

  • Liked — The attention from the owners
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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1 Thank Broomhildas
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DUBLIN
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2007

It is always a delight to discover a delightful hotel , and this one followed a recommendation from a friend .
During my one night stay here I found all the staff very professional , friendly and eager to please.
Beautifully appointed rooms.
Everything we expect to find from a hotel on our travels .
Most important of all very good value and I shall return here on my next stay in Killarney.
Have no doubts. If you want to be sure you have found the right hotel at the right price during your stay in Killarney . The Arbutus won’t let you down.

Marcellus-7

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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 Business Hotel in Killarney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#12 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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