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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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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

West Palm Beach
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here for 2 nights with our 2 daughter. We got 2 double rooms. Rooms are nice, old style but refurbished and very clean. The ambiance is very neat and cozy. Breakfast is very good. People at the desk, restaurant etc. are very friendly and helpful. Prior to arrival they arranged reservations at restaurants that turned out to be... More 

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

Finamore, It is always to nice to hear such positive feedback, thank you! I will be sure to pass on your wonderful words to all the staff. I’m pleased you enjoyed not only our own breakfast but also the reservations that were organised for you. Mise le meas, Emer More 

Meath, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again in Killarney for the annual Ring of Kerry Cycle and after our previous stays in the Arbutus we had no hesitation in coming back again. It's right in the middle of town and within easy walking distance of everything in Killarney. We had a good-sized comfortable room and were, as ever, very well looked after from the moment... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arbutus is a pretty, yet very dated, hotel. There is no parking or even a location to pull in and inquire. The rooms do not look like the pictures and the the beds are of medium quality. However, Rose at the front desk and Tim next door at Buckley's (pub) made our trip. Rose (Razuna) is very helpful, sweet,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in June 2015. The hotel is located on the main street of Killarney. There is no hotel parking but there are two pay car parks a very short distance away. There is also limited pay street parking during the day and free overnight. Our room was a clean and comfortable typical B&B style room which included a... More 

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Nenagh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I headed to Killarney recently for the Killarney festival, which was unfortunately cancelled but our weekend was none the less excellent starting with our arrival at the Arbutus Hotel. Thankfully one of our party had done their homework and chosen this lovely hotel for our 2 night stay. The hotel has an aged elegance and feels warm... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at the Arbutus was wonderful! We had a beautiful, spacious room. The entire staff, especially Ina, was extremely friendly and helpful. I emailed several times before our trip with questions about sightseeing and transportation and received prompt, helpful replies. When we arrived Ina made arrangements for our Gap of Dunloe tour and when we returned she was genuinely... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mom and I booked this hotel after canceling our bed and breakfast reservation at the last minute. We could not have been happier with our stay. The hotel is so quaint with its old luxurious hotel feel. The room was comfortable and cozy. More importantly, we had fantastic service. Enterprise cancelled our car reservation the morning we were going... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family run and friendly, this well located hotel has everything you need, very central to the main shopping and dining area. We lucked out with an upgrade to the room overlooking the street which was large and had lots of room for our hiking gear, which we'd brought along to stroll around the national park. The food in the area... More 

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