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Arbutus Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 39 hotels in Killarney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and bar staff were friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to help us figure out how to spend our time in Killarney. The hotel is truly center to all the major local attractions and makes getting around the city very easy. Can't wait to go back!

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my sister as a treat for Mother's Day, from the minute we arrived we were made feel very welcome by the very friendly receptionist, our room was very spacious and comfortable and there was a very nice atmosphere in the bar where we had a pre dinner drink. The breakfast was excellent and the dining room... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Arbutus Hotel for 3 nights. Sean and the rest of the front desk staff was extremely helpful and very attentive. He made excellent recommendations for the Dingle Peninsula & set us up with an fascinating horse drawn excursion through the Gap of Dunloe. Excellent breakfast with a cheerful staff. Great location downtown. We plan on returning... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service. Old style Irish hotel with matching decor. Complimentary Tea/Coffee on arrival with Ginger Cake a real treat and a lovely touch. Centrally located in the town of Killarney. A minor quibble was that the room we stayed in was a bit small and did not match the decor downstairs. Overall it was really good value with really helpful... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire staff here was wonderful! The receptionist was VERY helpful in recommending things to do and places to eat in the area (the Dingle Peninsula was recommended over the Ring of Kerry and we were perfectly happy with a shorter trip with similar scenery). The kitchen staff was very attentive and eager to please. Very friendly as well! Rooms... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in the Arbutus regularly as a couple and as a family and we love the homely welcoming friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk into the hotel. The staff in the hotel from reception to the bar to the waitresses could not be more helpful. Its a prefect location situated in the heart of Killarney Town. The bedrooms... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the excellent friendly service and spacious room. This was our 5th night in Ireland and 1st night with a comfortable bed. Our hat is off to you for our wonderful time here. A most wonderful recommendation to the Bricin for dinner too.

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Howdy, Wow, what can I say ““BEST NIGHT'S REST IN IRELAND” is an incredible accolade and testimonial and that you are willing to take that big Texan 10 gallon hat off to the team at The Arbutus for the great job that they did in ensuring that you had a wonderful time while you were here, we are really pleased... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights was a most delightful stay.. staff are very welcoming and friendly made us feel at home from the moment we entered.. everything we asked for was provided with no questions asked. Rooms are homely and lovely and warm.. felt like home to us would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of going to kilarney as its... More

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Steffi, Many thanks for the lovely review posted following your recent 2 night stay with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it and we are delighted to read you enjoyed your time at The Arbutus. I take your comments about being “Made feel AT HOME” and the rooms BEING HOMELY and lovely and... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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33 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Arbutus was a fantastic place for our two-night stay in Killarney. Located right downtown (though parking is a few minutes' walk up the street), the Arbutus is both traditional and modern and absolutely comfortable, gorgeous, and clean. Comfy beds, clean and spacious bathrooms, and a cozy sitting room in the lobby (also connected to a great bar!). Only a... More

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This hotel is full of character with a wonderful mix of ageless charm with modern efficiency. Our bedroom was tastefully decorated with beautiful wallpaper, elegant lamps and timeless classic furniture. The bathroom was modern with bath and shower, and both rooms were very clean and spacious. There was a good selection on the breakfast menu and our choice of full... More

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Current Custodian at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Theresa, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us and all who read it of your experience at The Arbutus. I have shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I am glad that you found the Arbutus to be a hotel that... More

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Additional Information about Arbutus Hotel

Also Known As:
Arbutus Hotel Killarney
Address: College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#5 Business Hotel in Killarney
#5 Family Hotel in Killarney
#19 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arbutus Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arbutus is one of Killarney's true original hotels. Located in the town centre it is a historic, family run hotel -The Arbutus is best described as a Country House Manor in the heart of Killarney . Whilst small (25 rooms), it has the luxurious accommodation and service expected from a larger hotel, with the advantage of all the personal attention and discretion that a smaller property can offer. Location, service, knowledge and comfort. It is often described by guests as a home away from home. We look forward to the opportunity of making you feel at home ... more   less 
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