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Lake Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #8 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The location is the standout attraction of this hotel. Situated on the shore of the lake with brilliant views of the mountains in the background, book a room with a balcony to make the most of this.
Breakfasts are superb and the bar food very good (we didn't eat in the restaurant).
I would have a quibble about the drink prices in the bar, however. €6.25 for a small glass of house wine can't be justified, and the beer prices as well were over the top.
Also,while the room was very comfortable and spacious it was a little noisy during the night. The plumbing system sounded a bit antiquated and would gurgle away at regular intervals.
Apart from these minor irritations our stay was very enjoyable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly warrant a return visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for choosing to stay with us here at The Lake Hotel for your holiday to Killarney. It is lovely to read through our Trip Advisor reviews today and to hear how happy our guests were with the products and services that they received here during their visits to us. I’m pleased to read that you were so happy with the beautiful views from the hotel. We are indeed very lucky to be situated in a most beautiful, peaceful location away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Looking our from the hotel at the Lough Lein, Surrounding mountains and the beauty of the nature all around us just has a way of doing one good. Thank you also for your kind comments about the high standard of food both at breakfast and in the bar. I will pass your kind comments on to Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen who do a great job in preparing the very best locally sourced foods for our guests to enjoy. I note your comments regarding the prices of the drinks, this is something that we keep under review regularly and we always strive to offer our guests good value for money with all of our products. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us in the future and thank you once again for your report.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent three days in May, best hotel service, the staff were really friendly and helpful, the buffet breakfast and dinners were also perfect.
Very clean, relaxing, quiet, stunning views of the lake and mountains,
Definitely deserves 5 stars.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. May is a great time to visit Killarney and we were blessed with some beautiful weather this year which made it even more enjoyable. What a lovely compliment that you thought it was the best hotel service and that we deserve 5 stars thank you so much for these kind words. Thank you also for your lovely comments about our team here at the hotel being so friendly and helpful, we are very lucky to have a team of people who are dedicated to ensuring that our guests have a great holiday while here with us at the lake. I will pass your kind words regarding the high quality of the food that you received on to Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen who have really surpassed themselves this year with the fantastic menus that they have created. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report and for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor readers.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had this hotel recommended to us by a friend, thank goodness that we followed up on the recommendation! One of the most beautiful views I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying!
The view from the room is incredible, and walking along the lake we got some beautiful pictures!! We were also upgraded to a king room with a jacuzzi...very pleased!

Room Tip: View from higher up is incredible!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I’m delighted to hear that your friend’s recommendation to stay with us has paid off and that you were so pleased with your stay with us. The photos that you posted are lovely and I particularly like the one of the McCarthy Mór Castle ruins which are here on the grounds of the hotel a beautiful view to be sure. Looking out at the Lough Lein, surrounding mountains and the beauty of the nature all around us here at the hotel can only ever do one good. Only this morning I was watching the deer graze by the lake shallows in the early morning sunlight what a great way to start the day. I’m pleased to hear that you received an upgrade on arrival as it’s always nice to be able to give our guests an extra little treat when we can and it’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed this. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report and for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor readers.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with my husband and 3 children . I could not recommend this hotel enough for its outstanding views , friendly and helpful staff and gorgeous food. It is a very child friendly hotel and my kids really enjoyed playing tennis and wandering around the grounds .

Room Tip: Go for the lake view room as the views are spectacular
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. I’m delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us so much. I hope that you availed of our free Lake Hotel Children’s Colouring and puzzle book during your stay. We also have a specially designed children’s activities discount token booklet for guests with children which has discounts into many of Killarney’s popular children’s venues. Thank you also for your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud, they always do their very best to make sure that all of our guests have a great holiday with us and make some memories to treasure during their stays with us. We also really appreciate your lovely comments about the high standard of food that you received during your visit, I will pass this on to Noel our head chef and his team in the kitchen who have created some really great menus for our guests to enjoy this year. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report and for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor readers.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have just returned after our second stay in July and August that itself tells you how nice this place is.the welcome and hospitality shown is above and beyond,the views from our room was to die for.wild deer roam in the grounds with terrific views of the lake,the hotel is family run having met a couple of the boys joe and tony top men.we go racing to Killarney twice a year if not three times would not dream of staying anywhere else.the bar meals, restaurant food,breakfast,were all of the finest quality.looking forward to our next visit.thank you tony for the race tickets and joe for the tips even tho we have heard them before.......

Room Tip: Upgrade to a lake view fourth floor was very quiet with great views
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely compliment to say that you wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else when staying in Killarney we really appreciate your kind words. It sounds like you had a great fun holiday in Killarney. The races are a great day out and seem to be going from strength to strength each year. I hope that Tony and Joe’s tips came through for you. It’s lovely to read how pleased you were with the room you were allocated and of course the views from the windows. Only this morning we have several deer grazing at the lake’s edge in the early morning sunlight a beautiful sight to behold and our guests are delighted to see them during their stays. Thank you also for your lovely comments about the standard of food and service that you received during your visit I will pass those on to our team here at the hotel. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely report and for recommending us so highly to Trip Advisor readers.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Back to the Lake Hotel our third trip this year and one of many for a long time. What can I say? The view is gorgeous, the service second to none and food excellent. The staff are first class in their friendliness and proficiency how nice to be made to feel so special by ALL. My wife is a coeliac and this hotel is one of a few that she can trust the utmost without telling them each time of her problem
Thank you to all the staff, management and the family

Room Tip: Lake view for the scenery
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a huge compliment to return to us three times this year thank you so much for your loyalty. It gives us huge pleasure to be able to welcome our guests back to us time and time again and to be able to create that home away from home feeling for them during their stay with us. It is great to read that you and your wife are pleased with our coeliac options and we will continue to improve and expand on what we already offer in this area as we know how much the culinary experience can add to our guest’s stay. Thank you also for your kind comments about our team here at the hotel of whom we are very proud, we are extremely lucky to have a team who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our guests have a great holiday with us and make some memories to treasure during their special holiday time. I will pass your kind comments on to them. I do hope that we can welcome you back to us soon again and thank you once again for such a lovely, uplifting report.

Niall Huggard – General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights earlier this month and did not want to leave! Gorgeous hotel in the most scenic location. The Lake view rooms are spacious and clean, with a breath-taking view. We encountered many staff members during our short stay who were so welcoming, friendly and totally professional.Can highly recommend breakfast, lunch AND dinner in this hotel. Already planning my return trip next year!

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are well worth the slightly extra expense
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendly_Irish_Hotel, General Manager at Lake Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and for marking us so highly on your report. What a lovely compliment to say that you did not want to leave after your two night stay with us thank you so much for these kind words. I’m so pleased to read that the friendliness and professionalism of our team here at the hotel enhanced your stay so much. Reading through the reviews from our guests on Trip Advisor today makes me so proud to have such a dedicated team working here with us at the lake. Thank you also for your kind comments about the high standard of food that you received during your visit to us. Noel and his team in the kitchen are doing a wonderful job in sending out only the very best, tasty and locally sourced food to our guests this year and I see a real passion from our kitchen team for continuous improvement which is proven by the feedback that we are receiving this year. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us soon again and thanks once again for your review.

Kind Regards,
Niall Huggard General Manager
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Additional Information about Lake Hotel

Address: Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
#7 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#15 Business Hotel in Killarney
#16 Family Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lake Hotel is a friendly Family run hotel, Free Parking, safe secure, environmentally sound hotel on the lake shore in Killarney. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends at the Lake Hotel. We will give you a traditional Irish welcome from the Huggard Family and Staff. ... more   less 
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