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“Not my top choice, with other hotels nearby” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Scotts Hotel
Ranked #25 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not my top choice, with other hotels nearby”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

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.

Room Tip: Choose a room not facing the alley for a quieter stay.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Waterford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Stayed here on the may bank holiday weekend arrived about 12.30 got checked in straight away to room 209 which was on 2nd floor facing the street the room was big & kind of empty it was spotless clean wasnt really that impressed with it as i dont like bedrooms that face onto streets & by 12 o clock that night i knew why the noise from the street was terrible all night & we also had to listen to the roars of traffic up & down all night so at 9 next morning went to reception asking to be moved to a quite room and the sorted it straight away the next room was way nicer & so quiet didnt hear a thing all night .the staff are very nice & helped every way the could i wouldnt let the first night put me off so i would go back again but would not take a room facing the street.

Room Tip: just dont take rooms street facing
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MunsterfanWaterford
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Honolulu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

As mentioned in a previous review, the Scotts Hotel seems to have an identity crisis. Posh upscale hotel or a Holiday Inn? My guess is that perhaps the lobby/pub/restaurant area was recently remodeled, but the upper floors of accommodations have not yet been tended to. That said, the rooms are decent and clean but not overly luxurious.

This is the second hotel that I stayed at in Ireland and both hotels did not have clocks in the room, which I found curious. Also, there are no ice machines for hotel guests. If you're thinking about buying a six pack of drinks and bringing it back to your room, plan on drinking it warm.

Parking is free, underground and plentiful with easy access to the front door of the hotel by way of a lift. It is a little tough to find on the first go round.

Breakfast in the downstairs dining room is terrible, and the selection is quite small. On the upside, there are plenty of great places to eat just steps away.

My big gripe about this hotel is the wi-fi service. Yes, it's free and it's high speed, but it's available only in the lobby. Which means after a long day of touring about the city sights, if you want to relax in your room and email your friends or upload photos to share with friends back home, you're out of luck. You've got to trudge downstairs with all your equipment and do it there. That's a big inconvenience and a big loss of stars for my review.

The big pros about this hotel is its location. It's right downtown and when you walk out the front door you're smack dab in the middle of it all. Great shopping. Great food. Great pubs. Great sites to see. Very convenient.

The lobby staff were quite welcoming, very friendly and helpful with tips on what to see and how to get there. They provided us with very nice maps and explanations on how to get our bearings.

If not for the wi-fi service, I would've given this hotel a four star rating.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deeteedub
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Tralee, Ireland
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189 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Last minute booking big mistake room 116 to be avoided worn bedding torn carpet old dirty looking room smelt of smoke really noisey .the staff were very nice

Room Tip: If you are offered 116 refuse
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KerryDirector
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Cork, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stayed here last weekend with my partner. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, room was gorgeous and very central location with free parking. Didn't get to go around Killarney much as it was raining but will definately return and stay here!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Betsie79
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Dublin
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61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We were greeted at front desk by a very competent friendly lady , named Annette. We booked last minute, a double room, upon arrival. The hotel is quite old fashioned in parts. The room had a road frontage view, which meant it was quite noisy. The shower room was spacious. It was not luxurious, ie no bath, and paper bath mats were used rather than toweling mats. I had to tune in Tv3 as it was not available at first. It was pretty standard , no frills. The breakfast was lovely , I had the vegetarian spinach egg dish , highly recommend it. The underground car park is very handy , closely located next to the hotel. We checked out early the following morning, but could have stayed parked complimentary in the car park all day if we choose.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cath074
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

When first arrived into the room (235) it was quite small and we weren't not a bit happy about it. On ringing down to reception we were advised that it was actually a suite- perhaps they should have informed us of this before we went to the room as we had not booked it. The sittingroom part could not be used as the tv had a weird green hue.

Everything in this hotel is nice and nothing more.

Worryingly though the fire exits in the reception are blocked both outside and inside by tables.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CiaraVal
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Additional Information about Scotts Hotel

Property: Scotts Hotel
Address: Scotts Street, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Scotts Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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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