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Butler Arms Hotel

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Waterville, Waterville, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Waterville
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved our recent weekend stay here! We stayed here over the August Bank holiday. Lovely comfortable rooms Good breakfast Friendly staff Nice bar Good value Would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't pay attention to the reviewers c/o the hotel being "tired". The Butler Arms is a hotel in the grand old style. This IS NOT a Travel Lodge or Premier Inn (nothing against either in general) but a place with personality and harm. Think Auntie Mame. A few wrinkles and creases that come with age but guaranteed to offer fun... More 

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Foxford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Butler Arms Hotel over many years, I have become familiar with the friendly staff and management. The rooms are clean, food is good and the service is excellent. I would recommend it, especially if you are golfing or fishing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place. We got to Waterville with no place booked for the night, followed Tripadvisor's recommendation and ended up taking up the last available room at the Butler Arms. The food and drink at the hotel are excellent, and the pub looks and feels like a pub should - old wood, busy, good beer. The breakfast was also very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterville is a hole in the wall town with ocean views. The Hotel is grand for Irish hotels, and is an old lady in more ways than one. The food and ambiance are first rate. Sitting rooms, bars, even a Snooker table room, are inviting and fun. But the rooms are fun down. Needs new carpeting, etc. But still ok.... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped over in Waterville, while doing the ring of Kerry and have to say this is a beautiful hotel, and such good value for money, the staff are really helpful, my husband had left his phone charger in out previous hotel, and they had a spare charger which they gave him to keep, no tea or coffee in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Had a lovely one night stay in this wonderful hotel and was very impressed. Staff were all fantastic throughout. We got the large suite and there was a private balcony with a stunning view. The hotel is quite old so the decor is a bit dated but that only added to the experience. Room was spotless, breakfast was lovely. Fisherman's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an absolutely charming hotel! The staff was helpful and friendly, our room was clean and comfortable, and breakfast was outstanding. Not to mention, we had an ocean view out our window. We ate in the bar twice - didn't try the dining room. I would absolutely recommend staying here and would certainly go back again.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am a regular and very fond visitor to Waterville, and every time I am there I will eat and have drinks with visiting friends in The Butler Arms. While I can say the food in the restaurant is very good, I cannot understand why they charge hotel prices for both food and drinks in their bar. The average price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Loved being right by the ocean on our Ring of Kerry tour. Side trip to drive the narrow roads to Ballinskelligs and Knight's Town was quite an adventure, but fun, and one we might have missed without the proprietor's recommendation.

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