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The Europe Hotel & Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed two nights the past weekend and when you drive up you don't realise how special it is inside. The lobby is just breathtaking with the amaxing view of the lake. Our lake view room was lovely. There are two bars, one really modern (and as my boyfriend described it "girlie") and one lounge bar which is old country style that had live Irish music (something I would normally avoid however they weren't intrusive or loud just lovely as background). We ate in the restaurant on the Friday evening - the food was tastey. The staff are as you'd expect in a 5* resort - professional and very good at their job, however still laid back that you can have a laugh with them and a joke which is important I think.

We never left the resort on Saturday there was that much to do. We ate breakfast which was really impressive, walked the gardens and down to the lake, played tennis, went on a horse trek, had lunch outside looking at the view, then finished in the spa. I was incredibly relaxed leaving the spa. It's just heaven.

All in all its a beautiful part of the country and staying in this beautuful hotel just made the weekend everything we wanted it to be.

Room Tip: Lake View room
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is simply one of the best hotels you will find anywhere. I have been staying in this wonderful property since 1979 and it gets better and better every year.
The scenery, even on a 'soft' Irish day is incomparable.
The decor is classic contemporary.
The service is second to none.
Food is modern and professionally served.
The Spa, Fitness Center and swimming pool are 'state of the art.'
The Europe is the finest example of German ownership and Irish management that one will find anywhere.

Room Tip: Any room with a lake view.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RADINT
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

First class all the way - our welcome was warm and friendly, the staff was knowledgable and helpful. Our rooms (two deluxe - one with king, one with two doubles - with extra bed in each) for our family of 6 were beautifully appointed and spacious. We opted for open windows and no balcony to allow for more interior space and we were not disappointed. Restaurants were top notch with delicious food and unparalleled views of Loch Lein. The pool areas are gorgeous, the spa was great and we all (kids aged 15, 12, 10 & 5) LOVED relaxing in the infinity pools after full days of sightseeing. The little swim-through door from the indoor to outdoor infinity pool is a great idea, and the adult saltwater pool and serenity area with steam and sauna was a lovely surprise! I would recommend this hotel to anyone; the library area looking out on the spectacular lake offered quiet seating areas and chess and none of us wanted to leave this wonderful place - definitely felt like we were on vacation! Complimentary 20 minute guided tours around the grounds by horseback (two horses) offered as well. Buffet bfast included in our room was fantastic; eggs made to order and delicious pastries, fruits and cereals. Can't say enough positive - we would go back!!

Room Tip: We had a room with a lake view - it was gorgeous - windows open for fresh air - we did request a fan...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed in hotel having completed the ring of Kerry cycle, early breakfast provided on morning of cycle,spa and pool ideal recovery after cycle. The omlets for breakfast was freshly cooked and tasted delicious .The staff in hotel friendly and professional .Great location.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here for a romantic weekend., great value, lovely staff, Fab food Fab spa . Great get away place , book a lake view room , you will not be disappointed The weather was typical Ireland at it best , but even with the poor weather the View from our room was spectacular . Make the effort you will not be disappointed ' A real Gem - Cant wait to go back . .

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

My husband & I stayed here midweek in July for 2 nights. We had a lovely relaxing stay, perfect spot for switching off and getting a nice touch of luxury. It is a large hotel with not a huge personal touch or much character but it does have all the 5* trimmings you'd expect. Our room was nice but have definitely stayed in more impressive 5* star rooms. It had a nice balcony overlooking a garden but was on the small side. One small thing was that it had a full length mirror inside a wardrobe which could not be opened as it was too close to the bed, small I know but annoying none the less. There are no tea/coffee making facilities which is unusual & you need to call down every time you want coffee etc. Breakfast was great, super selection of fresh fruits, breads etc with eggs made to order. The rest of the hot food was buffet style, should be made to order I think for 5*. We dined in the main restaurant on our 2nd night and had an excellent meal, faultless food & service.
The spa is excellent, we didn't get any treatments but loved the thermal suite.
We were celebrating a very special wedding anniversary and had mentioned this before arriving but at no point did the hotel do anything to acknowledge this. I know special treatment shouldn't be expected but the hotel was only half full, a room upgrade (when all those seaview/bigger rooms were vacant) would have been a nice touch!

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Beautiful location - worth paying extra for the Lakeview rooms. Didn't do any treatments but enjoyed the pool etc. best steam room I've been in for a while - it is HOT! Had dinner in the hotel on Sat night & unfortunately this was the only blemish on the weekend. The service provided by the waitress who served us fell well short of what I'd expect at a 5* given the cost etc. I highlighted an issue to Reception upon checkout & was assured I'd be contacted - a week later & no contact. The room was nice - spacious, clean & I loved the decor. Elegant & not fussy. No denying this is an expensive break but definitely has something special.

Room Tip: Book a room with a view if the lake & mountains
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Fossa, Fossa, Killarney V93 KHN6, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Fossa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Price Range: £203 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Europe Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the shores of Lough Lein, The 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort has been welcoming guests for over fifty years and has reopened after a 70m face lift which includes the stunning 4,600 sq.m. spa called ESPA at The Europe. From the moment you cross the threshold of the hotel you step into another world. A magnificent two story atrium with glass doors leads onto a garden terrace with a view of the lake and the mountains beyond which leaves you breathless. ... more   less 
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