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Loch Lein Country House
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel in delightful location”
Reviewed 1 August 2008

My wife & I stayed for 3 nights at this lovely hotel in July and had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The owners Paul & Annette were charming and Paul cooked some delicious evening meals. Nothing was too much trouble and refreshments were available whenever we asked.
The bedroom and en-suite bathroom were both clean and spacious and we had a wonderful view down to the lake from our bedroom.
The hotel is situated down a quiet lane only a few miles west of Killarney in Fossa so is an ideal base for touring the Beara, Dingle and Kerry peninsulas.
We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

  • Liked — Welcoming & relaxing in a spacious setting
  • Disliked — nothing it was wonderful
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2008

My wife and I travel quite a bit and, me, especially, for business purposes. I am used to 5 stars hotel and while this hotel is probably "only" a 4 stars according to formal international ratings (or maby even a 3 stars), it "felt like a 6 stars".
Indeed, we have been to hundreds of hotels in more than 20 countries.
The Loch Lein Hotel in Fossa, Ireland (near Killarny) is one of the very best we have been in.
I cannot reccomand it enough.
It had everything.
Firstly, terrific view of the lake and mountains in the backdrop (with sheeps and cows right in front). Our room had huge panoramic windows all in front.
Secondly, the room are big and nice.
Thirdly, the hosts, Annette and Michael, are extremely friendly and always willing to help or give travel advices.
Fourtly, a generous and well cocked hot breakfeast is included in the price of the room every morning.

M. Kelly-Gagnon, Montreal, Canada

  • Liked — The friendleness of the operators
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Thank Michel1971
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australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2008

This is one of the most delightful places we have ever stayed in and certainly one of the best hotels during our recent 7 week European trip.

It began with the warmest of welcomes from Paul and Annette when we arrived and continued throughout our 3 night stay. Paul and Annette are fantastic hosts and deserve all the accolades Trip Advisor members give them. They are there to greet you every morning, when you return in the evening and always ready to offer ideas on touring and things to do – absolutely nothing is too much trouble. Paul and Annette have a way of making you feel as if you are at home. We met members of their family while we stayed there - they are just lovely people too.

Breakfasts were delightful with the hot breakfast beautifully presented. We stayed at Loch Lein at the beginning of the season so the restaurant was not officially open. Even so Paul would have been happy to prepare dinner for us if we had wanted. I have no doubt the food would have been excellent.

The hotel is exceptionally well maintained. Our room, overlooking the lake, was just beautiful - so beautiful I did not want to leave. The lounge and bar areas are just beautiful and offer gorgeous views over the lake.

Loch Lein is far enough out of Killarney town to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to drive into within a few minutes.
The southern part of Ireland is gorgeous and this is only made better by staying at an outstanding property like Loch Lein.

If you are planning to stay in Killarney, there is no better place than Loch Lein! You will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — Everything was absolutely fabulous
  • Disliked — Not 1 thing
  • Stayed April 2008
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Chicago area, Illinois, USA
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2008

My husband and I, along with our daughter, son-in-law, and 2 small grandchildren stayed at the Loch Lein for 4 nights in late June 2008. We had two rooms, both with wonderful views of the lower lake. Our room was spacious; our children's room was huge with 4 beds, which they needed traveling with an infant and toddler. Our rooms, as well as the entire facility, were tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, and I do mean spotless! The bathrooms looked new. The beds were comfortable, and so was the room temperature. The common area on the first floor was cozy and comfortable, and the breakfast room very bright and sunny with the same great view of the lower lake. Breakfasts were tasty, and included the standard buffet of fruits, cheeses, breads, and cereals. You could also order a hot breakfast (at no extra charge); the omelettes were great and my husband had the waffles with bacon every morning. The hotel is well situated on a quiet lane about 5-7 minutes by car from downtown Killarney, and we traveled easily to all the major tourist sites in the area from there. Paul and Annette, owners and hosts, were very friendly, helpful and responded quickly to any requests. They also gave us a couple great recommendations on things to do/restaurants to try. I would definitely stay at the Loch Lein again if we ever travel to the Killarney area again. My sister-in-law, who was also with us for one night, and who has traveled more extensively through Ireland than we (she and her husband took a formal guided tour through the country 4 years ago), told me the Loch Lein was the nicest place she's ever stayed in in Ireland. We all had a wonderful stay there, and will remember it fondly for years to come! I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone traveling with family, or couples who want a quiet, charming private place to spend some time together.

  • Liked — Beautiful location and spotless housekeeping
  • Disliked — Nothing! I can't think of anything I would change!
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

I arranged a trip for 10 people to Ireland and our 1st stay for 3 nights was Loch Lein Hotel. The hosta are lovely people, welcoming, helpful with our itinerary and recommended 2 great restaurants nearby. The rooms are spacious, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The view of the lake is fantastic even when it rains. Dinner on the 1st night was memorable, we chose from the a la carte menu and everyone was very surprised by the quality of the food and the wine was very good and not expensive. Breakfast was top class every day, freshly prepared not a horrid buffet and we really did not need to eat again until dinner. Parking is not a problem and it is 10 yards to the door. It is dificult to find anything to complain about, even the price was reasonable. Try it you will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — The weather
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Dunedin
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Reviewed 28 July 2008

We came back to Ireland from New Zealand to marry and chose Loch Lein Country House for our wedding reception. Everything was exceptional, from the food, accommodation to the idilic location. Its a hard thing to organise a wedding from so far away but our great hosts Paul and Annette ensured that there was nothing that could go wrong. They also recommended a great band and we danced until the very small hours. We have precious memories from our time there.

  • Liked — A wonderful place to stay
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Hinterzarten
1 review
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Reviewed 27 July 2008

Arriving at Loch Lein Country House was like arriving in paradise. We were fascinated by the fantastic view on the lake ,really felt at home in the tastefully furnished rooms and enjoyed the excellent breakfast and hotel service.
A friend had booked this beautiful little hotel for the first night of our trip to South West Ireland, and we stayed for several more nights, making it the point of departure for our tours to the peninsulas of Dingle, Iveragh and Beara. The owners Paul and Annette Corridan and their very friendly staff gave us valuable tips of places to visit which you wouldn't find in an ordinary guide.
Coming back from our exciting discovery tours felt like coming home, we found Loch Lein Country House much more personal than many larger hotels.

Like many of the others guests we will come back on our next trip to this part of Ireland.

Doris and Heinz Schoppe
Black Forest Germany

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loch Lein Country House
Address: Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Fossa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Loch Lein Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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