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Arbutus Hotel

College Street | Killarney Town centre, Killarney, Ireland
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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Arbutus in March 2015 when we visited Ireland for the family vacation. When we arrived there, the staff welcomed us with gingerbread and hot tea; It was a nice touch as we all were freezing from the rain. My husband particularly became a big fan of the gingerbread! The room we stayed in was clean and nice,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful 2 night stay here. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in Room 229 and really enjoyed how spacious and comfortable the rooms were. It had a big bathroom, big living area with lounge by the fireplace and a nice separate room with a comfy bed. Very Victorian like décor. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Arbutus in May 2015 when I visited Ireland/Killarney for the first time. I had won a voucher for a 3 night stay at Arbutus at a charity auction 5 years prior and was so touched and grateful that they decided to honor it. I was traveling on my own (I'm female) and was also pleasantly surprised by... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend who was on a budget picked this hotel for our trip. I was worried because it cost much less than other hotels. It turns out it is a great find!! I paid a bit extra for the higher grade of room than my friend paid for her room. Both rooms were nice, but mine was huge and delightful.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and it was superb, nothing I could fault about it! Lovely staff, they were very friendly and there was brilliant craic in the bar! Rooms were cosy, only thing I would change is the wallpaper and the carpet, they weren't my taste but that's just me!

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Shelly, Thank you very much for your "Excellent" review about your recent stay at the Arbutus here on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a superb 2 nights here and that along with the very friendly service, that there was brilliant craic in the bar. If it is one thing we Irish excel in it would have to be... More 

Waterford Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I visited the Arbutus Hotel Killarney in November 2015 and will definitely be staying here again. What a lovely warm welcoming hotel. The staff were so professional and friendly and couldn't do enough for us during our weekend stay. I have to say the bed was just so comfortable. I have to mention Betty in particular who is a real... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Family at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Pegle, Thank you for your review and your glorious feedback. All the team are chuffed with your comments and Betty would like to send a big thank you and best wishes back. I am so, so lucky with the team that work here, many including Betty have worked here for 20 or more years and when you say that The... More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Just back from a weekend stay here with my Fiancé From the moment we entered the door the hotel was warm and cosy with open fires and staff who couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious with so many options available, the special Baileys porridge was a real treat. Bedrooms were beautifully decorated with very comfortable large beds.... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Tweetypie, Season's greetings, I hope that you have had an enjoyable Christmas and that the storms and floods have been kind to you. Thank you for your review, we are all delighted to read that you and your Fiancé had a beautiful stay at The Arbutus and that you have no hesitation in recommending us to family, friends and all... More 

Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

very central location in the middle of killarney but yet far enough away from any noisy night life.very helpful friendly staff,made us feel very much at home.any queries we had were answered in a very helpful,friendly manner by the owner on reception.very nice food.rooms were good.very clean & well maintained.no hesitation in returning to this family run hotel.

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Matt, We would like to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and hope that 2016 will be very good for you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your short Summer break (with Frank roaring outside the window at the moment, Summer seems a very long way away) and that you felt very much at home. This is exactly... More 

County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

excellent service,beautifully furnished throughout particularly love the dining room,friendly staff what more could you ask for ?oh I nearly forgot great food and drink,the bar is very popular with locals as well as tourists always a good sign of a venue. ,

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Owner at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Jsullowen, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for the accolade of The Arbutus being the "Best in Killarney". We are delighted and chuffed to receive such an award from your good self, thanks again. And we promise to deliver the same standards that you enjoyed to all. We may not be a big hotel, with... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had the opportunity to stay in this amazing hotel on our last visit to Ireland. It is a beautiful hotel that makes you feel right at home. It has an old world charm to it with lovely sitting areas! The rooms are very comfortable and have all the amenities you need! Room and bathroom were very spacious. Dining room... More 

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TheArbutusBuckleys, Grandson of Tim & Julia at Arbutus Hotel, responded to this review

Kelly, Thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Ireland. It was a great opportunity for us to have the priviledge to serve and it is a delight to see that you felt right at home in The Arbutus and Killarney. It sure is a great little town and it gives the team here great pleasure to... More 

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