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“Fantastic People; Great Service; Wonderful”

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Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aghadoe
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

My Wife and I with 2 friends have just spent 3 wonderful days at this hotel. This is our second stay there in 18 months. I simply love the people. We were greeted warmly and given a tour around the hotel with great humour and friendliness. A fabulous start. Our rooms were clean, fresh, large in size and had a breathtaking view of the lake. We enjoyed great personalised service at the bar. We were treated to sumptuous breakfasts by staff whose warmth and attention were second to none. A hotel should primarily be about people. It should be a home from home. This hotel is a second home. We used the spa, swimming pool, saunas and gym (which by the way has 7 pieces of equipment - not 3) and were delighted with the facilities. This hotel is a place where you can relax and feel that you are being cared for by friends. Pay them a visit.

Already we are planning a return trip.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

Arrived with great expectations but were let down and left after one night. The outside of the hotel is unsightly and not something you would expect in such a beautiful location. Staff were pleasant on arrival but no doorman or concierge to be seen. Room we booked was supposed to be a upgrade to a suite so when we saw the room were very disappointed. The decor was very poor and we had a small old style tv, curtains wouldn't close properly and I had to climb on a chair to close them, bathroom had no separate shower and a dingy shower curtain on the bath was very 1 star. The bar area is small and not at all luxury that you would expect. The restaurant was okay my wife enjoyed her food but I didn't at all. When we complained about things I was showed a few other rooms and all were similar but had a worse view of the lake that we had and we stayed put. After a poor sleep we decided to leave the next day and were queried on our concerns as if we were making them up. Definitely not a hotel that I would recommend if you want 5 star quality and service

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

The hotel was industrial-looking on the outside, but very elegant and modern on the inside. We were upgraded to a suite on the 3rd floor and it was fantastic. It was huge, clean, modern, with a nice, flat-screen TV, and huge, spa-bathroom.

The hotel itself had a nice restaurant which was very expensive.

The gym was tiny - with 3 pieces of cardio equipment and nothing more than a set of free weights; hardly the spa gyms one is used to in the U.S. The spa, too, did not cut it, from a U.S. spa-goer's perspective.

The breakfast was good, fresh, but having "free breakfast" when you're paying such a hefty nightly rate doesn't feel like such a boon.

The hotel staff at the front desk were rude, snippy, and unhelpful.

Lastly, there were loud kids everywhere - in the restaurant, in the hallways - - everywhere!

This place is insanely expensive so, unless money is of no moment to you, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2009

On arrival your first impression is of a very 80s style building but its not the worst. The hotel is beautiful, just so lovely and plush. We were upgraded to a suite as we were on honeymoon, and it was just gorgeous - huge bed, large living room, classy bathroom and the biggest tv ever. We used the pool and the changing area has large selection of lovely Aveda products for clientele to use. The breakfasts were delicious - tasty fish of the day, large selection of breads, cereals and juices. My hubby availed of the cooked breakfast which were hot and tasty. The lady overseeing the breakfast was so helpful and friendly, she couldnt do enough. I think the main reason I loved this hotel was the staff - they were friendly, courteous, informative and helpful. I have stayed in other 5 star hotels were the staff have been snobby eejits, when there is no need to be if the hotel is good. I would recommend this hotel absolutely because its so elegant and is a good choice if you want to spoil yourself and have a truly relaxing time. We are already planning a return visit at Christmas.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

Beautiful location, fabulous staff that helps provide an incredible experience, truly wonderful food and gorgeous rooms. AND there’s more, it has one of the best spas I have ever been to with a lovely ambience and a real treat. Fantastic value and the views quite simply have to be seen to be believed!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

Fabulous hotel boasting amazing views, attentive staff, and beautiful decor throughout. The spa is an oasis of calm offering first-class treatments and thoughtful touches such as post-treatment tea and fruit in the relaxation area. The food is also delicious. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2009

This hotel was the one splurge on our trip to Ireland and it was well worth it. The view of the lake from our room was spectacular! The room was modern, large, clean, quiet and very comfortable. The bathroom was large, modern, and had a variety of Aveda bath products. The spa was wonderful too. We stayed 2 nights and I could've easily spent the entire trip here. The location was so beautiful and peaceful yet the hotel is in an excellent location to explore Killarney National Park, the Ring of Kerry, and Dingle Penninsula.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Address: Lakes of Killarney, Aghadoe, Killarney 6507, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Aghadoe
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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Aghadoe
Price Range: £138 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just outside Killarney town with breathtaking views of the lakes and mountains. This five star hotel is renowned for outstanding service, luxurious accommodation, award winning cuisine and for it's multiple award winning Resort Spa & therapists. Interconnecting and Family Rooms available. Guests can avail of complimentary Parking, Wifi, Daily Papers, Breakfast, Indoor Heated Pool, Gym, Media Room, Drying Room for Golfers and Fisherman, DVD Library, Tennis Courts and Shuttle Service to Killarney Town Centre. ... more   less 
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