We spent a week here in one of Parknasilla's 3 bedroomed Woodland Villas and it was one of the best holidays we've had. The resort is almost 1 hour from Killarney and almost 30 mins from Kenmare, which does make it a little hard to get to but boy is it worth it! The views that greet you when you arrive at the hotel will take your breath away. The hotel itself is a little old-fashioned but not as tired as alluded by several TA reviewers. We can't comment on the hotel rooms as we didn't stay in them, but the villas are well-equipped, comfortable and quite spacious. There was a welcome pack on our arrival which included milk, eggs, cheese, butter, wine, fruit, bread. We weren't informed of this so we came overly prepared. My other gripe would be that the floors could have done with a mop as it was quite dusty. The villas which face the carpark aren't as private as the ones that face the woods. Our holiday was packed with outdoor activities like cycling, tennis and long walks by the sea. The hotel is surrounded by absolutely stunning grounds with several trails that lead to islands and beaches - the views were absolutely gorgeous. And when the weather is not cooperating, there is the pool with 2 outdoor jacuzzis which overlook Kenmare Bay, and the spa was really nice too. The service was generally welcoming with the exception of a few of the restaurant staff. Staying in the villas gave us the option of cooking - the hotel only has one restaurant and Sneem is a small village with limited dining options. We are looking forward to returning next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parknasilla Resort & Spa, at the edge of the Kenmare Bay along the Ring of Kerry & the Wild Atlantic Way. Parknasilla incorporates a luxurious and historic hotel - an indulgent Ocean Side Spa - a courtyard of charming two bedroom lodges - a community of spacious & elegant three bedroom houses - a 12 hole golf course - two tennis courts and a small beach -all within it's own 500 acres estate which is mapped into walks & trails for guests to explore. The Spa at Parknasilla is inspired by the nature that surrounds it and when combined with enriching Elemis therapies, your wellness is guaranteed. The classical styled Hotel Manor Rooms enjoy glorious sea views. Dining in the Pygmalion Restaurant is central to your enjoyment of Parknasilla: - inspired cooking, traditional style service against the backdrop of spectacular sunsets ensures you of a memorable experience. In summertime kayaking, archery and guided walks are offered. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parknasilla Hotel Sneem