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Riverside Hotel Killarney
Ranked #23 of 38 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights. The room was good and clean but the furniture was a bit worse for wear and you could any one from the corridor from the room (although I couldn't hear noise from the adjacent rooms). The staff were pleasant and attentive. The food was acceptable but it didn't stand out. We ere on a deal so we got a restricted menu which was almost the same every night. The quality seemd to depend on which chef was on that night. Some eveinings all the items were just about okay. Other evenigs they were all much better.

If you are going to Killarney for the scenery then its a good choice with good vaue if you get a deal. If you are going there to stay in a great hotel there are probably better options.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This was our first break away in 8 yrs!! And it didn't disappoint. The hotel was great, the staff super friendly and the bed was huge!!! I had some beauty treatments during my stay, and though her name escapes me, the girl doing the treatments was such a lovely lovely person. She is like your best friend away from home, friendly, professional, helpful and excellent at her job too.This was definitely the best part of our hotel stay for me. The only negative for me was the pillows were a bit hard, but I am used to super soft ones at home!

Room Tip: If you like soft pillows, bring your own, other than that the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Hats off to the manager(s) and staff of the riverside hotel. A friendly a bunch of people you are likely to meet in a hotel ...anywhere.
Good atmosphere clean efficient and very good food lent it self to a very enjoyable few days for my wife and I. The restaurant presented a nice selection of imaginative and tasteful fare which we enjoyed thoroughly. The riverside has a great location on the road to Muckross with some fab walks on its doorstep. It is also only a ten minute walk to town, though because of the food the people and a great pint we only ventured in one evening. A great base for exploring magnificent Kerry. We will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coventry
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Hotel needs slight renovation and updating however staff were the most friendly and helpful you could wish for. Food was excellent and plenty of it the bed was the most comfortable that we have slept in for many a year, town was close by with numerous restaurants and shops all in all a great stay

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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cork
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Stayed for 3 nights on bed and breakfast and evening dinner.First the pros. hotel is only 10 to 15 minutes walk from town or around 5euro for taxi.
Lobby is very spacious with lots of comfortable seating. Reception staff are efficient with a speedy check in. Room was a nice size not overly spacious but ok beds were large and comfortable. Meals Breakfast was excellent (I prefer the full irish which was just lovely) all the healthy options were available as you would expect from a 4 star hotel. Dining room staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you.
Now for the cons. Shower is over the bath and stepping out of the bath is just a little bit iffy as we are no spring chickens. The bar is nice but is set up for eating so its not overly comfortable and could do with a makeover. Overall we had a lovely time and would not hesitate to return again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is well positioned within easy walking distance from killarney town centre. The hotel is a bit dated especially rooms and restaurant area. Very average food served for breakfast and dinner but the mangeress Victoria and the lady at reception Marianne VERY HELPFUL and efficient could not do enough for us. Thank You both.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Stayed in May this year. Lobby was nice, friendly bartenders made good drinks. The food was good. The guest rooms, however were a bit dark with rather shabby furniture that looked quite old and should be replaced. Had a good night's sleep. Very average hotel, nothing very bad except the rooms really need updating

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Riverside Hotel Killarney

Property: Riverside Hotel Killarney
Address: Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Killarney
#9 Spa Hotel in Killarney
#18 Family Hotel in Killarney
#21 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#22 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Hotel Killarney 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adjacent to the Flesk River, the Killarney Riverside Hotel is a Four star Boutique style hotel located on the Muckross Road (near the INEC), a 10 minute walk from Killarney town centre. Our Bedroom Accommodation is of a 4 star standard with phone, TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee tray, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and a 24 hour room service menu. The hotel is also a perfect base for golf, fishing, horse riding, touring County Kerry's many scenic attractions and a host of other outdoor activities in Kerry. ... more   less 
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Killarney Riverside Hotel

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