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Butler Arms Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Waterville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive thank you for a very pleasant stay. Arrived quite late from journey with three children, received a kind welcome and lots of help. Clean and comfy room with beds/cot as promised. My kids opened curtains to a super view of ocean. Breakfast and service excellent. Just discovered that the cast of new star wars film stayed here while... More 

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Medan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I have stayed on and off at the Butler Arms for over 30 years now - traditionally going down in September for the fly fishing on lough Currane and upper loughs. Louise and family have taken excellent care of my dad, Michael and fly fishing guru Paddy every year with nothing but the best care and attention. The location, warm... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of holidaying in the area a number of times over the past few years and had occasion to dine in the Butler Arms conservatory, bar and cafe to my satisfaction. In my experience this hostelry is without fail the best and most affordable all round in the area. It’s frequented by locals and visitors to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Louise, the owner/manager took very good care of our large family group. Whatever we needed she took care of. She even got my wife and I last-minute spots on a boat to the Skellig Islands. Their little coffee shop on the side street was handy as well. I liked all the Charlie Chaplin stuff as well.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 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 October 27, 2014

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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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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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