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McSweeney Arms Hotel
Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
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“Killarney Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We loved the McSweeny Arms, perfect location right in the center of town. We stayed one night in Killarney on a Roadtrip around Ireland. This was a perfect hotel for us- Great staff, everyone was so nice and helpful. Room was perfect, a great view overlooking the town.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Afternoon,

Aw I love the title of this review. Thank you so much. What a great picture of the town too.

Hope you get to stay with us again soon.

Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed here after getting a deal on booking .com room only rate it was great value. THe hotel is centrally located in killarney and its an ideal base close to every thing. We had two nights in a spectacular room with views over the town. The owner Tony was very helpful and is a real hands on person. He is ably assisted by the staff none more so than PC who was excellent in terms of service and entertainment. We ate there 1 evening and enjoyed the food its upmarket pub food in a cosy atmosphere, service was excellent and PC recommended a new wine to us which was fab and of course we got a crash course in wines from him. Its a big sporting venue in the town for live matches and the locals are always drifting in and out. The streets were busy/noisy but it didnt detract from our stay. We cant comment on breakfast but if its up to the rest of the standards here it is probably very good.
We would strongly recommend this hotel if only for the staff and location,it tiks all the boxes.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review about us we really appreciate it. I am trilled you had a super stay with us and that you were able to enjoy some time in our Sandtrap bar. It is definitely a special gem.
So glad PC picked a lovely wine for ye. He really is very talented when it comes to wines.

We hope to see you again soon.
Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our second visit here and its getting better. Mc Sweeneys is great simply because what they offer is very rarely found these days, value good service and genuine owners and staff. We had a third floor room overlooking the town on a room only rate which to be honest was reasonable and it suited our needs, so I cant comment on breakfast. We ate in the bar 2 nights and it is very good bar food at a decent price, the service was great and the manager whom we encountered elsewhere previously cant do enough for you.There was a nice mix of locals watching sport and tourists passsing through also. Tony was always on hand at the desk if we needed anything, its rare to find owners as attentive as this nowadays. Alf the night manager was really nice too and all this adds up to a memorable experience. I would really recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Afternoon James,

WOW what an amazing review I am delighted that on your second visit with us you had a great time. Thank you for the complementing comments about our team here at McSweeney's. Next time your down you will have to try our breakfast, our buffet includes delicious fresh fruits some of which are mangos, melons, pineapple and fresh berries. All our hot food is cooked to order so its extremely fresh.

We hope to see you again.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed having a few drinks and dinner here. The staff is friendly and the food is good. We experienced our first Guinness with a little black currant in it and it was quite tasty.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Good Afternoon,

So glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff.

Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We made the short trip to killarney a few weeks back and the pleasure of staying at mc sweeneys for 2 nights. It is very central with a great bar/restaurant and the staff are a joy from early morning till late night especially PC who couldn't do enough. The owners daughter was also helpful and the bar staff were great characters. No parking on site but ample across the way. It was our first visit but not our last. We would recommend for the location alone and feel the least we can do is spread the word as the hotel was a true gem.
Mr + mrs shiels

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Good Afternoon Mr & Mrs Shiels,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasant review, we really appreciated it. I am delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us. I hope your little ones liked the chocolates!!!

See you soon
Thank you
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Thank you, Tony Pauline and Kelly for a wonderful stay over Saint Patricks week, our group of ten from lancashire had a brilliant time.
The location was perfect, the rooms very comfortable, and food was delicious. All staff especially PC catered for our every need.
Highly recommend this gem of a hotel.
Thank you Joe and Mary Mullarkey

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Mary M
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Good Afternoon Mary,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 5star review we really appreciate it. We had a great time with your group and I am very happy that you all enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you.
We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you again for the great review.
Kind Regards
Kelly Ann McSweeney
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this fine hotel. Everything was top notch and if ever I return to Killarney I will stay here. We spoke mostly with Kelly who was friendly, professional and always helpful. The rest of the staff was great, too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

I like their pub, too. One night we were too late for food in the pub but they rustled up a tuna salad sandwich for us anyway. It was at the time the perfect meal. A lot of places would not have been so gracious.

Parking is close to the hotel and only 3 € for 24 hours.

You walk to everything in this town from the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Kelly Ann M, Manager at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Good Afternoon,


Thank you so much for such a great review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We are all about going above and beyond for our guest therefore it was our pleasure to get you some food even though the kitchen was closed.

We hope you return soon.

Thanks again.
Kind Regards
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
Hotel Style:
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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