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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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Greater Cincinnati
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our trip to Killarney was a last minute decision and we were worried we wouldn't find a hotel. We read the reviews and thought this hotel sounded too good to be true. We absolutely thrilled with this hotel! Our room was huge and very comfortable. The staff couldn't do enough for us. We particularly appreciated Betty who served our delicious... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Arbutus Hotel offers an interesting alternative to the typical hotel experience. It's small, tastefully old fashioned and has very friendly helpful staff. Located right in the heart of Killarney and is a short walk to a wide selection of restaurants and bars. There is a public car park behind the hotel which has free overnight parking (5:30PM - 9:00AM)... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 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 3 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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TheArbutusBuckleys, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

AMChicagoIL Thank you so much for taking the time to let other travellers know about your recent stay at The Arbutus! It is a delight to see that you loved every aspect of your visit. Of the many kind things you said, the biggest compliment of all is how quickly you would return and recommend us to others. We hope... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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TheArbutusBuckleys, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is always so nice to read kind words like yours that reassure us that we’re doing something right. I’m so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt well cared for during your visit with us. We hope to welcome you... More 

HOLYOKE, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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TheArbutusBuckleys, Public Relations Manager at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Thermodani, Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your recent stay at The Arbutus. I’m glad to see that took full advantage of Buckley’s Bar and found the staff throughout to be attentive and helpful. You’re right, we really do just want do our utmost to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay with us. It was... More 

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