We have just arrived back from a 5 night stay at the Malton and we are delighted with our experience. What puts this hotel apart from other 4 star hotels is the quality of its staff, in particular Tomas, our waiter on several days, who was very pleasant and efficient and Mary who we found to be very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Indeed she appears to be everywhere at once,whether ensuring that "Big Cook Little Cook" ran on time or organising a large group of guests to take jaunting car rides (delegating the job of giving bread bags to feed the ducks, to some of the bigger children to distribute to smaller children, who were delighted with the responsibility). Even though the hotel was very busy, Mary took the time to go from table to table daily, talking to guests - indeed on her one day off, our son enquired "Where is Mary?" at dinner time! There are a range of complimentary child friendly activities provided - some mentioned above but we must say that one of the highlights for our children (aged 5 and 8) was Mike the Magician who performed a very funny, age appropriate, hour long show ("the best best best ever" !)
Killarney has lots to do and two family activities were included in our package - we chose the Inisfallen boat trip and the Muckross farms - the latter very enjoyable due to the wide range of small animals available to be petted and thanks to the man in charge who came over to notify us, the kids were just in time to see the piglets being fed.
Staff in the leisure centre were also very good - there was a group of older boys jumping into the pool today and trying to use the jacuzzi and steam room and this was dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
Our interconnecting rooms were very clean and comfortable and we had a view of the gardens. For a hotel in the middle of Killarney, the Malton is an oasis of calm - we heard no traffic noise.
Breakfast is very good - the Innocent Smoothies for the kids were a nice touch.
Families can eat together in the main dining room at night which we were delighted to avail of.
All in all, this was a very positive experience for us and we will certainly be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Killarney town centre, The Malton, built originally as a railway hotel has been welcoming visitors since 1854. The hotel is surrounded by six acres of mature gardens and also provides complimentary guest parking. The Garden Room Restaurant offers a classical setting with wonderful breakfast and dinner menus. Our guest accommodation provides a choice of bedrooms from standard, deluxe, junior suites and suites. The hotel's leisure facilities include 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gymnasium and two outdoor tennis courts. Complimentary WI-FI is provided in the lobby, meeting rooms and conference centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malton Hotel Killarney