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McSweeney Arms Hotel
Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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Iowa City, Iowa
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“Friendly, clean, and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were told by Kelly at the reception desk that she is the third generation of her family running the hotel. Not only was she friendly and eager to offer local information, but her parents, the staff in the restaurant and pub, and all others were extremely friendly.

The hotel including the comfortable room were spot clean, the breakfast including healthy choices tasty, and a wonderful stay in total. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Hello Rob,

Wow what a great review, thank you. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us.

Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Although I did not stay here, along with nine friends I had lunch and evening drinks in the bar. We were in Killarney to celebrate a special birthday over the St Patrick's weekend. Both food and drink were excellent. The staff were gems making us very welcome.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Good Afternoon,

Thank you so much for your great review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time at McSweeney's. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff.

Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Just returned from a 4 night break at McSweeney Arms to celebrate St Patricks Day. The whole experience was brilliant, the accommodation, food and staff are first class. Tony, Pauline are perfect hosts being warm and friendly, a special mention for PC's Irish wit and charm and also to Kelly for her cheery smile at breakfast. The Irish people are the best.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Good Afternoon Carolyn,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I love the title!!!
It was a pleasure having your group stay with us.


Kind Regards
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Probably the best hotel I've ever stayed at for one reason - Mr McSweeney! He is on duty from breakfast time to bar closure, and as a result his staff provide the most focussed and detailed attention to their duties. Comfy, lovely people, great breakfast, tea delivered to room free of charge on request, nothing was too much trouble. I love this hotel!!! Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Good Afternoon,

Thank you kindly for taking the time to write a review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
It was very nice to meet ye and hopefully we will see you both again soon..

Kind Regards
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Gwynn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Great location, good price for your $. Tony McSweeney is hilarious, too. The whole McSweeney family was very helpful, very friendly, good source for assistance with golf courses and hikes around the Park. Three couples spent 2 nights here, great rooms, clean accommodations. Busy intersection, so loading and unloading can be a bit daunting, but luckily double parking is not big deal, apparently. Parking at a lot around the corner for a fee. Not problematic. A little noisy when bars let out at night, or the garbage truck comes through, but worth it for the central location.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

If you're in Killarney, McSweeney's is a fine place to stay. To make a very long story short, we stayed at McSweeney's on our wedding night in Sept '13 because I messed up a reservation somewhere else & we couldn't have been happier. We found the front desk staff to be extremely helpful [Tony] and friendly. At the end of our night we enjoyed a couple of pints in the cozy pub. Our room was very clean, the bed comfortable, and the floor quiet. The breakfast and wait staff were excellent. McSweeney's wasn't on our agenda when we visited Killarney but it will be when we return.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed here one night in October while waiting for a photography group to arrive. The bed in my room was one of the most comfortable I've ever experienced, it made it hard to get up the next morning. The breakfast was amazing, wonderful selection of fresh (not frozen) berries, bananas, etc with Mueslix. Orange, cranberry and apple juice. Everyone from the front desk staff to the breakfast room to the pub was friendly (and funny) and helpful. Great tips on best place to get wifi on the ground floor, tips on local pubs and restaurants, etc. I heard some excellent info on local tours being given to other guests. Toiletries in the bathroom were also really nice. If staying on the 3rd floor, you might be woken by the birds just outside your window, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Will stay here again next time I'm in Killarney.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Good Afternoon,

Thank you kindly for your fabulous review about McSweeney Arms Hotel on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us.

It was lovely to speak with you.
I hope you got some good pic's!

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Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Property: McSweeney Arms Hotel
Address: College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — McSweeney Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
McSweeney Arms Hotel is ideally situated in the center of Irelands most famous tourist town Killarney. McSweeney Arms hotel is a three star family run hotel with a unique and friendly atmosphere. We hope that your next visit will be with us here personally in Killarney.Our bedrooms at McSweeney Arms Hotel are a home away from home. Comfort, quality and relaxation are essential to a good nights sleep, therefore at McSweeney Arms Hotel we promise to ensure all guests the best nights sleep possible. Each room has a unique style and loving touch. Perfect for a few nights away to explore the treasures of Killarney. ... more   less 
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