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“A Perfect Place to Stay”
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Friars Glen
Ranked #1 of 140 Killarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
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110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Perfect Place to Stay”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I give this B&B 5 stars only because I cannot give it more. There is a very good reason that it rates #1 on Trip Advisor. It is absolutely perfect in every way.

The location is fantastic. Walking the grounds is pleasant and refreshing, The house itself is perfect. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was equally as good.

But the main attraction is Mary. What a wonderful person. She was very helpful in arranging our itinerary while in Killarney and for the next day when we were travelling on to the Dingle peninsula and the Ring of Kerry.

We are a group of 5 couples who have vacationed around Europe together for several years. Everyone has agreed we will return to Ireland just to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Round Hill, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Mary and John were wonderful hosts, getting us settled and then making dinner reservations for us so we did not have to worry about finding a place to eat or dealing with the hassle of reservations. Location is very peaceful and also convenient for visiting many areas throughout Kerry. Breakfast was delicious and filling and before checking out, Mary helped us to map out our trip for the day. Overall, wonderful and extremely pleased.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were late getting into the area but made sure to call ahead and let our host know. She was very understanding about it and gladly stayed up late to let us in. She was most helpful in giving us tour ideas and maps. Food was awesome. The house itself was stunning. Located within the national park so it offers an amazing view. Very close to downtown so everything was close. It's a little too far to walk but we had a rental so it didn't matter. The room was big, plenty of room and very clean.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kobe, Japan
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We are two senior couples and travelled around Ireland by car in June. We stayed at this accomodation for 3 nights on 19-22th as the base of Killarney. It lacated near the Muckross House and very quiet area. Accomodation, rooms, terrace with garden and dining were very fantastic and we enjoyde a peaceful and comfortable staying. Especially, owner Mary and her helper Brigid were very kind and provided us nice services such as afternoon tea at terrace and usuful and appropirate tips for our itinerary. If we have a chance to visti Killarey again, we couldn't find the accomodation like this anywhere. Thank you Mary and Brigid.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We spent three nights at Friars Glen. What a beautiful setting! Mary, John, and Brigitte were all so welcoming to us. They made sure we knew where we were going each day and gave us directions and tips. The breakfasts were great each morning with fueling us up for our journeys! Irish breakfast, banana fritters, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs,all delicious. The location was perfect for us and was nice to be a little off the hustle and bustle of the town. It also provided a great location for trips to Gap of Dunloe, Ring of Kerry and Dingle. It is only a five minute drive into town and parking was very easy if we wanted to go to dinner in Killarney. On our first night we walked down to Molly Darcy's pub and had a delicious meal. Could not say enough great things about this place! We loved it. If anyone we know wants to travel to this area, we would highly recommend staying with Friars Glen!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Friar's Glen was a great location to begin our adventures in Ireland starting with the Ring of Kerry. Mary was wonderful and accommodating, patiently answering our questions about our search for family and our trip around the Ring the next day. She made our first night very special by welcoming us after a long days travel with coffee, tea and a snack after we arrived and suggested a great late evening hike. After chatting awhile she realized it was getting late for dinner and took care of us by calling the nearby Molly Darcy's pub to ready them for our party of nine which was a great time. Breakfast was excellent both mornings and an enjoyable way to start the day looking out over the beautifully groomed grounds from the breakfast room. Our adult children used the triple room and the rest of the family stayed in doubles all very clean, personable, quiet and comfortable. This was the first time I had used TripAdvisor and Mary made it worry-free with her timely responses to questions and thoroughness. It was greatly appreciated. After staying in four B and B's, a house and an apartment during our whirlwind two week trip across Europe, our family, age 20-84 voted Friar's Glen hands down as everyones favorite!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Del Mar, California
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We loved our three day stay at Friars Glen. The grounds were beautiful. Mary, the owner and Brigette, her helper are wonderful. Mary helped us plan our visit including booking a tour of the Ring of Kerry. We had such a great day at Kilarney National Park! Wow, those rhodendroms were outstanding!
The breakfasts started the day on a high note! I loved the smoked salmon.
Sitting in the living room with the fire going was a perfect end of my day.
This experience was truly one I will remember always! Thank you for your great Irish hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Friars Glen
Address: Mangerton Rd | Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friars Glen is a four star traditional-style country house offering guests top quality bed and breakfast accommodation. We have ten en suite, spacious, comfortable bedrooms that are quiet and restful. We offer an extensive. delicious breakfast that includes a cold buffet and freshly prepared to-order choices to set you up for your day. Friars Glen has a homely, friendly good humoured atmosphere and with experienced advice we aim to help our guests make the most of their holiday in Ireland's South West. Surrounded by mountains and woodland, Friars Glen is located 5km from Killarney Town and within Killarney National Park, close to Muckross House and Gardens and in the centre of the Park. There are many hikes and trails from our doorstep. Friars Glen is an ideal centre for day tours to Ring of Kerry, Dingle and West Cork. For however long you choose to stay at Friars Glen we assure you of great accommodation and lots to see and do. ... more   less 
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