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Arbutus Hotel

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College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
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  • 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
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Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay in this family operated hotel. The rooms are clean, spacious and the staff are so friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated in the middle of the city centre so everything is only a 5 minute walk away. The breakfasts are very special especially the porridge. The first day spent in Buckley's Bar watching a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location - smack in the centre of the town. A big plus were the large rooms and great size bathroom. Excellent high speed wifi in rooms. Tastefully decorated to create the perfect cosy feel in the Irish weather. Staff excellent - friendly, gave us maps and even checked in on us after we checked in room. Nothing bad to... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family of five spent a night here and it was by far our favorite hotel of our weeklong trip of Ireland. The hotel was absolutely charming, with old Irish elegance. The rooms were spotless, breakfast was delicious and the staff were so helpful and accommodating. We all wished we stayed here longer.

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connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely room in the hotel. Everything was spotless. When we arrived after a long trip the desk staff asked if they could bring us a pot of tea. How kind was that!!!! W had our tea and asked for recommendations for dinner and taxis and they were more than accommodating and helpful. The location was great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here a few nights ago. The rooms are clean, but it is older decor & has no air conditioning. The only complaint we had is that our room was at the front of the building, so at night we had the Windows open & could not get to sleep until 10am when everything quieted down. The people who... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Arbutus Hotel for nights in Killarney. It's a great property in a great location in Killarney's town center. The lobby is beautiful with two sitting rooms complete with fireplaces. They serve complimentary tea to relax and unwind. Our room for a family of 4 was quite big and very comfortable. It has all the amenities. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay. The staff was excellent ,so helpful and friendly. Our room was comfortable and clean. We came on a bank holiday weekend and they were very busy but it didn't prevent them from being helpful and lovely. Enjoyed the afternoon tea and the delicious breakfasts! Thank you 👍🍀

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HOLYOKE, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this were a cheaper hotel, I'd say it was just lovely. But since I was paying nearly $200 a night, I had issues with the fact that the TV didn't work right (old fashioned and tiny TV, as well), the room was somewhat small and cheaply furnished, our wifi disappeared at night and could only be received in the... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed only 1 night but we're very impressed by the decor and friendly atmosphere created in this hotel. It was on the main street seconds away from traditional Irish shops and pubs. Our room was a good size with en suite including bath with shower. We had a comfortable nights sleep. The downstairs bar stayed open till we left... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Front Office Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Angela, Thank you so much for your kind words with regards to your recent stay with us. I am so glad to see that you liked not only the great location but also made use of Buckley’s bar and enjoyed the décor, friendly atmosphere and home cooked Breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Arbutus! Mise le... More 

United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights at this Hotel. Very old style, not what we are used to. But the location is VERY central, the staff at the desk were always helpful and friendly. The rooms again, not to our taste, but that's all it is, just our taste. It did kind of remind me of an old peoples home. However, the... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Front Office Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Easy1355, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent stay at The Arbutus with others. I am happy to see how pleased you were with our location and how it, hopefully, enabled you to see all Killarney has to offer! Our establishment is definitely more traditional in décor than most. Whilst that is one of the... More 

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