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Torc Hotel

Lissivgeen, Killarney, Ireland (Formerly Darby O'Gill's Country House Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Charleville, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed here this weekend on a Valentines Break. The rooms were comfortable and modern. The bar was lively and showed the rugby game which drew in a big crowd. The meal was fantastic with great service from Mary. We will definitely be calling back there again :)

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County Waterford, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Top class hotel. Food was excellent, actually the best I have ever eaten. Staff were really helpful. The rooms were very nice, up to date, lovely and warm. The offer was fantastic value. Will definitely be returning.

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Tuam, Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lovely Hotel just a few mins outside Killarney town. Views are amazing. We stayed here for one night B&B and one evening meal. The food was fabulous, loads to choose from and large portions. Staff are very friendly and the rooms are very modern and have everything you need in them. Will definitely be returning.

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Maria, Thank you for review The location of our hotel is the ideal base to tour the great Kerry region. We have a growing reputation for our variety and high quality food, which as much as possible comes from local suppliers, It is great to get feed back so we can keep meeting our customer needs Kind regards Brendan... More 

Cork
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

called to Darby O'Gills to see what the menu was like as the hotel has changed name to The Torc Hotel. The decor inside is much the same. I found the food to be excellent, presentation was very good. I Had a tikka chicken masala with egg fried rice while my good wife tried the vegetable stir fry with boiled... More 

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for review, it was great you had a pleasant experience while dinning with us, We are gaining a great reputation for our food in the Killarney area. We look forward to see you on your next visit. Kind regards, Brendan Downes General Manager More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Booked the (now) Torc hotel for two nights back in Oct of this year, we had passed it on the mallow road many times and thought it was a handy location near killarney if you drive. Arrived to a lovely welcome in reception, great parking and a spacious immaculate room away from the roadside. Breakfast was great quality and the... More 

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ciara B Here at the Torc Hotel we provide a warm welcome to all guest so it make's them feel at home. We are striving to be different to the other hotels in Killarney by do this. Our reputation for providing top quality food and service to all our guest is growing day by day. We have a great... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Darby O'Gill's now called Torc Hotel is located outside of the town centre of Killarney. It took us a while to find the hotel but the owner put a sign on the main road to lead the way. I was surprised about the rooms. They have fully refurbished all of them and they are very modern and clean. The... More 

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sparky20132013, Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Claudia K Thank you for taking the time to review the Torc Hotel . In the last year we have been refurbished the Hotel. As you have mention our Hotel is far superior to most of the Hotels in the Killarney and we still offer great value for money. It was very important to us during the refurbishment that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed in this hotel before, January 2013 and had a not pleasant stay. You can read back on my review on here. Darby O'Gill has now changed to the Torc Hotel and be rest-assured, what you write here is not just read by Management but also taken on board which I find, not many hotels are doing. After my... More 

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

North side crew Thank you for choosing to return to us on your trip to Killarney, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the huge improvements we have complete in the last year. From the time the present owners purchased the hotel in July 2012 we have being develop first class product by listening to all our customer views and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stayed here in August 2014. Wasted an incredible amount of time finding it due to name change and misleading advertising. Management is well aware of this issue but do not seem to care about the substantial inconvenience this causes guests. Would not recommend the hotel to anyone as this non caring attitude seems to permeate through the establishment.

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Graeme, I am disappointed you did not enjoy the newly renovated Hotel and high quality food and service we are now offering which is not being advertised on our present web site at the moment. When you had your visit we where in the process of change our signage which now has taken place which reflects the high quality... More 

Cocoa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed here month ago, excellent value toward most Killarney hotels. Rooms just renovated great size and spotless. Breakfast excellent and plentiful. Its a cab ride or drive into town tho. Overall happy. WiFi didn't reach our room.

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas, Thank you very much for your kind words, We pride ourselves on being one of the best hotels in Killarney offering through value and quality for money. Our offering in both rooms and food makes us stand apart from the many Hotels in Killarney. It is very pleasing when our guest recognise this. I hope we can welcome... More 

Meath
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We got a fantastic deal on this hotel the main stipulation was we arrived on a Monday. It was perfect for my wife and myself as we had time booked off work. The weather was good and once the weather is good, Kerry's beauty shines. The hotel was lovely, the staff were very welcoming. We were in room 209, a... More 

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sparky20132013, General Manager at Torc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Graham Thank you for sending your review. I am delighted to here you enjoyed your stay in the Torc Hotel. Over the passed year we have developed the hotel to a very high standard, which makes us one of top hotels for people to stay in when visit the Kerry region. Our food is getting rave review's. I look... More 

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