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“Great location, great value: clean, friendly staff, excellent breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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The Fairview
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   College Street, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #14 of 39 Hotels in Killarney
Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great location, great value: clean, friendly staff, excellent breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Hotel is centrally located. Easy walking distance to resturants and stores. Staff was super friendly and thoughtful. Get the breakfast. Great deal, good, and a nice way to ease into the day.

Close to the main roads so it's easy to get in and out. There's a big parking lot just up the street where you can park your car overnight...really useful if you're doing the Ring of Kerry and don't want to look for parking when you get back.

Room Tip: I was in 106, No view but very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi Philetos,

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in room 106. This is indeed a quiet room with lots of charm. Our location as you point out is excellent, ideal for shopping or discovering Killarney by foot. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, they are the backbone of the operation and its so nice to have them recognised.

Hopefully we will welcome you back in the future.

kind regards

Les
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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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Stratford, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This hotel is well situated in the center of town, great for walking to shops and pubs. The hotel has a great deal of caracter. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. The breakfast has great variety and makes a good start to the day. Staff is very freindly and helpful. Would enjoy staying longer next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear AnnaH

We thank you for reviewing your stay at the Fairview and pointing out that the location is perfect for walking to the shops and investigating the town. We would be delighted to welcome you back for a longer stay in the future.

kind regards

Les
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Be careful what you wish for. I was looking for a hotel in a good location in Killarney. The Fairview guest house is right in the middle of town, which is great for walking to restaurants and pubs, not so great at 3 AM when all the pubs empty out and the hordes wander around yelling and carrying on. There's also a hostel right next door which is very loud.

The hotel room was nice and spacious and clean, and breakfast was excellent. Overall it's a nice place, but I would not stay there again unless I was in some room in the back somewhere.

Room Tip: Away from the street!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Owner at The Fairview, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you so much for the positive feedback on our property and our pivotal location in the town center. The night you stayed with us was New Year`s Eve and Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Town Council in conjunction with Christmas in Killarney organized street party to celebrate The New Year. There was also a very impressive fireworks display. It was a very successful New Year`s bash and attracted many people until early hours. New Year`s Eve is celebrate all over the world into the early hours and unfortunately while we wanted you to have more restful stay the noise and entertainment on such a unique night, as New Year`s Eve night, would be totally outside our control. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in an executive room,room was lovely clean and modern.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming .

However the room was supposed to have a kingsized bed but the bed was actually two single beds pushed together and on the website under executive room it shows a picture of a large jacuzzi but this is false it is in fact just a normal sized bath tub jacuzzi

Heating came on rarely so it was quite cold at times and with all the rooms having wooden floors getting a quiet nights sleep would be hard to come by as you can hear all the other guests thumping around on the floor at all hours.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Booked the penthouse room was amazing didnt wanted to leave... Breakfast was very good too have everything from pancakes to fry ups and even gluten free options!! Great location aswell centre to everything... Def be back again next year!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Hols12,

thank you for your kind remarks about your stay with us in our Penthouse. We are so pleased that every aspect of your stay was pleasing for you.

We do indeed hope you will return to us in the future.

kind regards

Les
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Charleville, Co cork. Ireland
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Had a lovely 2 night break here for New Year's Eve Celebrations, Room was lovely and great shower- bed was so comfy. Spotless Place and great breakfast (Tommy the breakfast waiter) is a lovely cheery bloke with a very warm smile. James (the owner) made you feel really welcomed & all staff were very pleasant. Took our little Westie with us who also enjoyed his break!!
Great Location with everything on your doorstep..will hope to return very soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi Marynavin,

thank you for your positive comments about your stay with us. Tommy is a gem and very much part of our family. Thank you for your kind words both about him and our owner James who really takes every guest under his wing.

We hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you and your little Westie back in the future.

kind regards

Les
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have stayed here on numerous occasions and I cannot recommend The Fairview highly enough. The rooms are luxurious and spotless, the breakfast is excellent and the the staff provide both a friendly and efficient service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JimONeill, Manager at The Fairview, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi Frank C

Thank you for your positive reinforcement of the quality of the Killarney Fairview. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

kind regards

Les
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Address: College Street, Killarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Killarney
#10 Business Hotel in Killarney
#12 Family Hotel in Killarney
#12 Luxury Hotel in Killarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairview 5*
Number of rooms: 29
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