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McSweeney Arms Hotel

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College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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limerick, ireland
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57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the best hotels in the country, I honestly have never stayed in a better place. We were in the local area for a golf society outing and stayed overnight at McSweenys as we had visited before and knew the place was excellent, but it just gets better and better. We had 16 in our... More 

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Noel, Thank you for your fabulous review. It is brilliant to hear that you had such a good time during your stay with us. Most of our staff have been with us for years and love to welcome people back. Hope to see you in 2016 again. Thank You Kelly Ann McSweeney More 

Longford
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night. Lovely rooms & staff. Save yourself for breakfast-it is fantastic!!!Right in the middle of town. While we didn't eat in the bar the food did look appealing. If you book during the weekend, ask for a room to the back as the hotel does face the road & at weekends can be noisy. Also no... More 

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Thank Bridget C
Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about McSweeney Arms Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I must agree with you our Breakfast is something that cannot be missed so many fresh fruits and each hot breakfast cooked to order.. Thank You Kelly Ann McSweeney More 

Boston
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in October. The Hotel has a perfect location in Killarney. It's very close to all of the pubs and shops, as well as the train station. The rooms are clean and decently sized. Tony McSweeney is an excellent host and very helpful with recommendations. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again... More 

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing a review about us here at McSweeneys I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Tony really is great at giving advice on where to go and what to see while you are staying in Killarney. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you Kelly Ann McSweeney More 

Deerfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This hotel was excellent! The service was outstanding. The breakfast was delicious with quite a variety of hot and cold. The people were friendly and helpful. The room was large, clean and bright. We felt like we were staying at a friend's place. The location is superb, centrally located to everything in Killarney. We walked to all the shops, pubs... More 

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Thank Debra S
Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debra, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about us. Tony is delighted with your feedback and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We constantly try our best to engage with our guests so we can recommend exact places they would like to see and do. Looking forward to welcoming you... More 

Bebington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I booked this hotel over the phone and spoke to Tony McSweeney. At the time he assured me that we would have a great time in the hotel and in Killarney and he was 100% spot on. McSweeney's is a family run hotel in the centre of Killarney and walking distance to all the shops. pubs, restaurants in the town... More 

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. We really appreciate it. Being a family run hotel is something extremely important to us at McSweeneys therefore I am delighted you experienced this. Thank You Kelly Ann McSweeney More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great location and great service. Everyone here was really helpful and friendly. The room was quiet and clean. Lovely breakfast and they were very accommodating.No car park but there are car parks close by that are reasonably priced.

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

5 out of 5!!! Thank you for your 5 star review, we are so happy that you had a great stay with us. Yes unfortunately we do not have our own private car park but as you said it isn't a big deal because there is a car park directly across the road from us and one also located behind... More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Hotel is in a great location, right downtown, walkable to pubs, restaurants, shops. This is a friendly family owned hotel, with a great bar and delicious full Irish breakfast. Staff was superb. Very nice rooms.

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Thank Hw331
Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

We love when we get a 5 star review at McSweeneys therefore thank you! We are truly grateful. It makes us really happy that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us. As you stated we are family run hotel and this is something we are very proud of as it allows our guest to have an unique and personal experience... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great hotel run by wonderful family. Room is 3-star level and price is right, location is perfect (1 min walk to center of town). Only down-side is lack of designated parking, however from what I could tell this is the case with pretty much all equivalent hotels in Killarney. There is a pay-to-park lot 1/2 block north of the hotel... More 

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi James, 5 out 5 wuhooo!! Thank you James for taking the time to write a great review about us. We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay with us.Yes unfortunately we do not have our own private car park however it's not really big deal because there is a car park directly across the road from us and... More 

Michigan
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123 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wonderful location within two blocks from train station, only 30 or 40 rooms, located at one end of town--nice! Bar and restaurant located on main level are wonderful. Security is great if you go out at night--doors are locked. Rooms are bigger than most and many have king size beds.

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank for giving us a great review. It is so pleasant to hear that you had such a nice stay with us. Would you believe we only have 26 bedrooms!! The building does look quite large though! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for taking the time to review us! Kindest Regards Kelly Ann McSweeney More 

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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88 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The bar at the McSweeney Arms hotel is a great spot for sports viewing – the bar is particularly attuned to golf and horse racing – busy bar with good service and comfortable setting right in heart of Killarney- we stayed in the hotel years ago ( not this trip) and it looks like they have continued to upgrade everything

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Kelly Ann M, Owner at McSweeney Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are very grateful as our guests often tell us how helpful reviews are to them when choosing our hotel. Love the photo too!! Our Sandtrap Bar & Grill is the heart of our hotel for all our guests and locals alike. It has grown in character over the years and is renowned for its... More 

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