We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arbutus Hotel

4.0 of 5 College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Hotel website
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Arbutus Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Arbutus Hotel
Write a Review

1,074 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    836
    192
    25
    17
    4
See reviews for
204
396
34
30
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (116)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1074)
  • Mar-May only
    (253)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (364)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (381)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (76)
All months
Ballyshannon, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night last week. What a great hotel. Old world charm, wonderful staff and what a breakfast. I can't stop telling people of the experience. Tried the porridge, served with 2 little jugs of cream and baileys, add a sprinkle of cinnamon...yum. Followed with Smoke and Scramble... scrambled eggs served with smoked salmon and bacon, another great experience. All... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arbutus is located right where you want it to be whilst on vacation in Killarney, in the centre of town amongst the wonderful pubs, beautiful restaurants and friendly shops. The public car park at the back of the hotel makes everything easier. The rooms are very pretty, clean and spacious and there are two elevators if you don't fancy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kildare, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My colleagues and I called in on chance to see if we could get breakfast before a meeting we had in Killarney. This lovely traditional hotel in the centre of Killarney is a real gem. The staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful and the Full Irish breakfast we had was exceptional. i would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cork, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the arbutus hotel on 8and 9th November. A lovely friendly welcome. On arrival we got tea,x beautiful ginger cake. We got a really nice cooked to order breakfast,delicious,homemade b bread x scones. Must say all the staff were a pleasure,Betty was exceptional x very helpful. Our bedroom was really nice,I am a very light sleeper x should... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful experience. We stay in many hotels around Europe and I can say that our stay in the Arbutus Hotel was special. The room was amazing - comfortable, had everything we needed was there. The reception staff were so friendly and made us feel at home. The breakfast - well beyond our expectations. Homemade soda bread, scones, jam, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome upon arrival, room fantastic, bed very comfortable, bathroom excellent, very tasty hot breakfast served to me, overall a most enjoyable experience! Offered tea upon arrival, one got the impression that nothing would be a problem.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed at the Arbutus and I can't wait to go back. It is owned by an Irish family and from the minute you walk in, you are charmed by the atmosphere, the people, the superb service. Upon arrival, you can sit in front of the fireplace and be served tea and scones and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skagway, Alaska
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This hotel was incredible, not only is it beautiful and in a prime location, but all the staff went above and beyond to make you feel welcomed. We were truly treated like family throughout our stay, on the morning of check out we had an early train departure and without us even asking the staff arranged a special continental breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
DeLand, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I are still here checking out today. Wanted to write the review before we went home and got busy. Two days ago we arrived early about 11am as we had come in off the train. We were treated like royalty asked to wait 20 minutes for our room and was brought a tray of coffee and tea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Limerick, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were surprised by the standard here, the hotel was in a great location and the room was lovely and quaint with a great bathroom and separate bath and shower and a real window which is a necessity in a bathroom. But it must be pointed pout that the staff here are exceptional especially Michelle in reception and Betty in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Arbutus Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arbutus Hotel

Address: College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number:
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Arbutus Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Killarney
#6 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#6 Family Hotel in Killarney
#9 Luxury Hotel in Killarney

144 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (112)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (31)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay