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Butler Arms Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Waterville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Queensland, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught our our eye as we looked for unplanned overnight accommodation in Waterville. Suggested Executive upgrade was well worth it. Very spacious room, BIG bed, huge bathroom and what a view. Not many guests as about to go into off season closure. Dined in the restaurant and had great seafood platters (and we are accustomed to A1 Australian seafood). Traditional... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room clean and tidy, hotel could do with a lot of TLC, we had one meal in the restaurant which was very disappointing with the plates cold and the food being only warm. Breakfast great Staff very friendly.

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Temecula, Ca.
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18 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped by this hotel for a break during our tour of the Ring of Kerry. We didn't stay in a room so I can't rate the rooms, but we had tea and cookies. There was a large group of us and the staff were quick, patient, and very attentive. The hotel overlooks the shore and is just a couple... More

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This hotel is rustic - I guess that's a nice way of putting it. It is, however, the nicest hotel in the Waterville area, and if driving the Ring of Kerry I recommend staying a night in this nice Town to break the tour into 2 days. The hotel is clean, but our beds were small and not too comfortable.... More

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PHuggard, General Manager at Butler Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Butler Arms, we appreciate your comments and will take your comments about the bed size in to consideration when we are doing our annual renovations this winter. We are glad that enjoyed your stay with us and in Waterville and hope that you and your family will return for another visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Butler Arms is a traditional hotel and has a lovely location on the seafront. We were able to hear the sea from our room window which was lovely! We ate in the bar which has excellent seafood and breakfast was also good. The only disappointing part about our stay is that we have bicycle rental details in their guest... More

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Classic hotel, try and get an executive upgrade room for a real treat. Best people and service we found in all of Ireland. They even met our car in the parking lot after we checked in just to make sure we found our room. Food is great and breakfast awesome. Oceanfront location is great. They have private parking for guests... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The hotel staff are very friendly, location overlooking the sea was terrific. Limited menu if you dont eat fish, and a little pricey, however the lovely waitress offered us the bar menu which had a few more choices and served to us in restaurant. It was a bit more dated than i thought for a 4 star, tv in room... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Popped in today for a drink and snack but happened to sit apart from my fellow coach travellers. The consequence was to be completely ignored by the bar staff whose excuse was that a coach party had suddenly come in that they had to see to first. I pointed out that my friend and I were also on that coach,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We've stayed at the Butlers Arms Hotel many times since we first discovered it during our short honeymoon in Sept 1983. We were living abroad but fondly remembered that old world charm and personal touches that added so much to make our stay so memorable. We stayed again for our anniversary this year and we were delighted with that same... More

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Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This hotel which was a popular choice of Charlie Chaplin was a comfortable stay. Although a little tired looking it actually felt warm and homely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Excellent service at breakfast by a very professional waiter......the like of which is not often seen these days. The view of the sea was lovely. Not much in... More

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Address: Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Waterville
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Hotel Class:4 star — Butler Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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