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11 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
Killarney, County Kerry

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vallelde
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Christmas in Killarney!”
Reviewed 12 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We just returned from a vacation over the holidays and had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful house. Catorina was absolutely wonderful to work with and there were no surprises. The cleaning staff that we met were also so hospitable. Everything is just like it is shown on the website. We had fourteen members of our family travel to Killarney the day after Christmas and through the New Year. Everyone had their own private en-suite bath and the bedrooms were lovely. Kitchen is large and well equipped and very modern. Separate laundry room was well used. Lovely common areas that we enjoyed....living room with fireplace and television, billiard room right across the hall. You can walk to the town in ten minutes and location is so beautiful as well as very convenient. I have traveled in Europe before but my first trip to Ireland but I hope it will not be my last. This is a wonderful place for a family reunion, wedding, etc. I loved it here!! Killarney is very special and the manor house was the icing on the cake!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jan 2016
It was such a pleasure helping you to organize your trip...we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review !
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Steve T
hood river
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect group accommodations for SW Ireland”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Traveled with 7 couples and 2 singles on an adult golf and sightseeing trip to SW Ireland. Killarney was the perfect base camp for all our activities and Valentine House was an ideal home-away-from home. Walking distance to great restaurants, pubs and shopping. Plenty of space and privacy, parking, and all the amenities we could hope for. Well-equipped kitchen and spacious dining area allowed us to enjoy several meals together at our temporary home. Back entry/laundry room was convenient and large enough to dry out our golf gear after a day with rain. Beds and linens were high quality and very comfortable. Catriona was helpful with booking, orientation when we arrived, and quick to respond when we had questions. Highly recommend and hope to return to this lovely home.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
Thanks so much for your kind review. I hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes, Catriona
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THOMAS P
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great House for a large family.”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family recently completed a family vacation for 15 people (7 adults, 8 children) to Killarney where we stayed in the Killarney Manor House, formerly named the “Valentine House.” The house was the perfect house for our large family. It is massive, consisting of 11 bedrooms, 9 en-suite bathrooms, and an extremely large formal dining room. There is even a courtyard in the back of the house where the younger children ran around and played. Everyone had space to play in. When we first entered the house there was a jug of milk in the refrigerator and breakfast cereal, bread, and rolls for breakfast the next morning. That was a nice touch. Catriona Casey was wonderful. She greeted us and gave us excellent choices for dining and entertainment. Further, she was indeed a pleasure to work with when we booked the house. Our vacation was truly memorable and we will have fond memories of this amazing house.

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Liked best: The spacious house
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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LauraBell...
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“50th Anniversary Celebration - Perfect!”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Killarney Manor Home (formerly Valentine House) was the perfect base of operations for our extended family holiday in the Ring of Kerry. First off - the house was perfectly proportioned to allow maximum togetherness with everyone still having their own space. We had 4 adult couples and 8 children/teens - almost every room has its own en suite bathroom, including one room with a fully handicap-accessible bath (located on the first floor, so no stairs)!

The whole family took turns making dinner in the very large kitchen, with a dining table that seated 10 in the kitchen and one that seated 16 (snug) in the dining room. The tv room, game room and the small loft room on the 2nd floor (which the teens dubbed the "wifi cafe" were very popular hangouts. A large paved back area was fun for kicking the soccer ball around. There was also a grill (though the last renters had used all the gas, unbeknownst to Catriona, the owner). Top-tier bath facilities, plenty of hot water, private (hedges blocking the view of the street) though it was a bit hard for our caterer and baker to find the location.

Pro tip - order groceries from Tesco when you arrive (they'll deliver) and there are three refrigerators to store your supplies. As Americans, we needed ice, and the pub around the corner (Kayne's) sold us a bag cheap.

It was an 11-minute walk (the teens timed it) to the heart of Killarney, or a quick 3 minute walk to the closest pub. Truly a perfect location.

Catriona was a dream to work with, and the house was quiet and comfortable. Bedding was AMAZING. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess!

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Liked best: The huge number of comfortable, private rooms
Liked least: Really, nothing stood out as a drawback.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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dougiet12
Toronto
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect base for a large group!”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were a group of 10 golfers looking for a good spot in Kerry. This house was terrific and we wouldn't hesitate to book it again. Catriona was wonderful and so easy to deal with. It's a short walk to the Killarney town centre so ideal for going out for dinner/drinks etc. It easily held all of us and every bedroom has its own bathroom so getting going in the morning was really simple and efficient. All in all a wonderful find, it would work well for large groups, extended families and of course golfers!

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Liked best: The location and the size/quality of the house
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you all again soon
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frankojer...
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect for a family reunion”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed at Valentine House almost a year ago now and it was absolutely perfect for our big family group of 16. Much better quality lodgings than almost any hotel, because we had all the luxury of a big, comfortable bedroom and bathroom for each couple, but also had the entire place to ourselves for big meals together and a dining room that fit us all! Location was perfect, too: walking distance to town center or to the lake area, and gateway to all the great excursions you could ask for. One summer later, I am still missing it. Would recommend it for any family reunion like ours.

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Liked best: Great bedding, super bedrooms, private bathrooms for all.
Liked least: Sightlines for other traffic when leaving property by car.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Teresa B
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic House!”
Reviewed 20 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We had a group of 14 and wanted a place big enough for all of us to spread out and yet also spend time together as a group. The Valentine House was perfect for us. Each bedroom had it's own bath and the rooms were large and spacious. Upon arrival Catriona had a lovely basket of goodies and a wonderful loaf of bread. All the conveniences of home were included.....dishwasher, washer dryer and free internet. They also provided the soap for the machines. We all loved that we could walk to town -- and had many lovely meals in the pubs and restaurants. I would HIGHLY recommend this property. Catriona Casey was GREAT to work with. Can't wait to return one day!!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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