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Murphy's Guesthouse

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18 College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night at the end of April. Fantastic value and very nice room. Excellent location in the centre of town but I would go no further than downstairs to the pub for great food and music till late. Only downside is you have to park in a public car park and my husband had to go to... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello , Thanks for taking the time to submit such a complementary review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time in Murphy's. As you mentioned , we are lucky to be situated so centrally and if by chance the weather isn't great, guests can always pop into Murphy's Bar downstairs for some good food and traditional music at night. Best... More 

London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Ritz it is not but considering the price and the location, this place is fantastic. Central with an abundance of bars outside the front door. The rooms are spacious, staff are friendly and the breakfast is fantastic. You get a choice of cooked breakfasts and you can help yourself to cereal, cheese, fruit, scones, and croissants. There is a... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your positive comments about Murphy's Guesthouse. Yes all our guests love the central location here in Killarney. Anne Marie, our chef, was delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast. There is so much to see and do in Killarney we hope you will come and stay with us again soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Decided to stay in this b&b at the last minute. It was a very good decision. Room was beautiful although I didn't have a room with a view but that was ok. Lucky to get the room. Bed very comfortable with lovely bed linen. Great pressure in shower. Room very clean. Breakfast was fantastic. Staff very welcoming. Will definitely be... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello Breda, Many thanks for such a positive review ! We really appreciate all your kind words about Murphy's. With so much to see and do in Killarney , we hope to see you again sometime. Best Wishes. More 

Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Murphy's was easy to book, easy to reach by train from Dublin, very easy on foot from the station (even with a large suitcase). The staff were great, helpful, efficient and friendly. The location is excellent, walking distance to everything. The restaurants are a great choice to dine in, and the included "full Irish" breakfast set us up nicely for... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Many thanks for your kind review. The proximity to both bus and rail stations is a huge advantage for our guests, as is our central location. Your point about the mattress has been noted; thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you again... More 

wangaratta
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We loved Murphys! We discovered it in the Main Street of Killarney. Very cheap and there was a beautiful room for the three of us. All modern features and luxurious bed. Beautiful modern tiled bathroom. Great breakfast variety and the location is walking distance being right in the CBD.A great find for us fifty year Australians.

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello, We are absolutely delighted you "loved" staying at Murphy's Guesthouse. Our central location is definitely an advantage , visitors can actually walk to anywhere in Killarney from Murphy's. Local transport to all the beautiful scenic areas are also close by. A visit to Ross Castle , Muckross House and Traditional Farms , Torc Waterfall are all highly recommended. Though... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the well known guesthouse in Killarney. Fully refurbished rooms and even an elevator available! Rooms are wel cleaned; bathroom is small but everything is available. No view at all from the hotel window. Our room (212) was close to all ventilators from the kitchen. No smell and only a little noise. Breakfast was OK, but not more. The... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello Rico, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of Murphy's Guesthouse. We value all feedback and use it to improve our standards where necessary. We are pleased that you remarked on our refurbished rooms and lift to all floors. Our staff are always happy when the cleanliness of rooms are noticed, so thank you for that... More 

Beds
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stayed here for two nights with 5 friends. I requested three rooms close together and that is what we were given. I had read the reviews and was the reason we chose Murphys. Check in was very straight forward, rooms were spacious and clean, the beds comfortable. We ate in the bar on the first night and enjoyed a drink... More 

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derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very good hotel, staff are all lovely and helpful. The rooms are clean and modern, also nice and warm. The bar's downstairs are very good we enjoyed them probably better than the rest of town. Plenty to do near by and very friendly people. I would stay here again 100%

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Limerick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you are going to Killarney for a night out then Murphys is the perfect choice. We parked in the car park across the road which was free after 6.30pm. The room was a decent size, with a big bathroom. I was surprised to find two extra pillows, an extra blanket and an electric fan in the wardrobe. There was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cannot say enough great about Murphy's, it s warm/helpful staff, their food , the location, the comfortable accommodations. Next trip will probably be in the south of Ireland only - the entire stay will be with Murphy s. The smart staff "clued" us in on the downtown parking system - it was simple for us which could be a challenge... More 

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