I went to Kerry to climb Corrán Tuathail. I go climbing with a friend from Dublin and as I had little time to have a proper look at what was on offer in the area I simply booked a room in the hotel in which he and his family would be staying - the Gleneagle. If only I had taken the time to read some of the reviews posted here before before booking - the Gleneagle ranks a lowly 34 from 39 hotels in the area. It is quite a big hotel. Bits have been added to it over the years. The view from the bedrooms at the back of the hotel is a sea of roofs of all shapes and sizes. This is clearly a hotel which has evelved to cater for conferences and events, and busloads of passing tourists, especially. Don't expect to get a warm welcome, or be asked if you've enjoyed your stay. The staff seemed efficient enough, but were not particularly friendly. But attitude reflects leadership and the owners of this hotel do not appreciate the needs of individual guests. The decor is very dated. It was reasonably clean other than the odd vomit stain encountered here and there - they were hosting a darts competition on this particular w/end. The bed was comfortable and I had gotten used to the sound of whirring fans outside my bedroom window by the 2nd night. We had breakfast at the hotel on the 1st morning, but as it was lukewarm and barely edible, we ate all our meals in the town thereafter. It is not the hotel in Killarney to stay in if you're looking for comfortable modern surroundings and/or an intimate atmosphere, good food, friendly and welcoming staff etc. In that regard this is a hotel that has got a mountain to climb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gleneagle is a family owned hotel which has been in business for over fifty years. We continuously strive to improve our hotel and facilities, all the while maintaining a warm welcome for our guests. Our location, overlooking Killarney National Park, inspires us to create memorable and amazing experiences with a level of service and standard of hospitality second to none.The Gleneagle Hotel is Ireland’s leading leisure and entertainment destination. Where else can you find such extensive leisure facilities, world-class entertainment and genuine hospitality without having to step beyond our front door? Like all the great things in life, it’s best to experience it for yourself and with this in mind we hope to welcome you to The Gleneagle Hotel in the near future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gleneagle Hotel Killarney