You know when you read the "location can't be beat" that it's a mixed bag. Sure, it's close to the shops and pubs downtown but it's close to the night time noise as well. We stayed for 2 nights during a car rally weekend. Which meant the town was over run with young, 20-something boys (and screeching girlfriends) and their souped up cars dragging up and down the streets and drinking in the street until the wee hours. Not the Killarney I remember.
The hotel is located in a wide alley with a pub near the entrance. Be warned that the pub has outdoor seating and the two nights we stayed had a rock band of live music playing until 11:45. Room 207 looks over the lobby roof and alley. Choose a room away from the alley for a quieter night. We changed rooms for the second night without a problem...I suspect most guests moved for the same reason.
The buffet breakfast was a large selection of muffins, breads, cereals and juices for $6E ($E12 for menu). Hotel staff was efficient and accommodating, but lacking any charm or warmth.
In the end, go to Killarney to see the countryside and take in the amazing landscapes -- the diversity between lakes and mountains will astound you. But to stay in Killarney, choose a good old-fashioned grand dame hotel that makes you feel special. Not sure Scotts Hotel cared I was staying there at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scotts Hotel Killarney combines luxury, contemporary, and service in the heart of Killarney. With additional bedroom and deluxe suites and plush apartments, guests are sure to indulge in cozy comfort during their stay in Scotts Hotel. Additional features includes: Three on site bars, exclusive new Courtyard Restaurant and secure underground car parking. Located in the centre of a bustling town, and has been providing elegant accommodations and superior, friendly service for guest since 1930. ... more less
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- Scotts Hotel Killarney