We stayed 2 nights at the Friar's Glen and it was our favorite lodging by far (and cheapest too)! The location for us was perfect. It is located just outside of Killarney City and is within the Killarney National Park. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. You can go on walks on or near the inn. If you want to go into town to the stores it is a quick easy drive. But if you don't want to deal with the crowds you can drive a minute down the street (or walk) and get to Molly Darcy's Pub, a gas station, and a few other businesses.
The inn itself is charming. The rooms are simple but clean and comfy. The common areas are inviting and relaxing. The inn keepers are warm, welcoming, and helpful. The breakfasts were delicious too.
For me, the size of the inn was perfect. They have 10 rooms so it is larger than a typical B&B but smaller than a hotel. Small enough to receive personal attention, but large enough so that you can do your own thing. I have stayed at many B&Bs and this was a truly delightful stay. I highly recommend the inn to any travelers in Killarney!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Friars Glen Hotel Killarney