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“world class view” 5 of 5 stars
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The Europe Hotel & Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fossa, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“world class view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

The last reviewer gave this two stars. ????

I have been here ten times over ten years and its a five star rating without a thought.

The rooms are first rate.
The food is first rate and contary to the previous review they are very reasonnably priced.
The pool is not deep, my kids are 5,7, 9 and can barely swim......on my own we had a ball of fun in the pool and it was safe .
The restaurant is top class.
Horses are there for riding and paddy will take you out on the lake in his little boat...

The bar is full of class and good fun like the Shelbourne had in the good old days

The staff are exceptionally good.

ithe views are simply worlds class.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2006

We stayed at this hotel on the basis that it was extremely child friendly. The building itself is a dreadful eyesore from the 1970s that does not do justice to the amazing lake-side setting. The food was awful and incredibly expensive, particularly the children's menu, where you are forced to order several dishes merely to assemble a basic meal. The bar is ok but very old fashioned. The rooms are bland and need updating. The swimming pool is ok but not good for children as it's too deep and too cold. The children's indoor play area is hidden away in the basement and is very drab. However, the biggest turn-offs were the overcharging - euro 6.60 for two children's apple juices in the restaurant and, worst of all, a whopping euro 5.80 for a glass of milk for our baby that was delivered to our room. We were so disgusted by the latter incident that we disputed it when checking out and got it reversed. All in all, a very average hotel in an amazing setting. Unfortunately, we will not be back.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2006

Travelled to this hotel over the easter weekend with 3 kids (6,3,3). Hotel did an outstanding job in terms of catering for the kids. Pony Trekking (FOC), Easter Egg Hunt, Arts and Crafts classses, mini-disco, the works. Full marks to them they really pulled out the stops in that department.

The staff are very pleasant and in general do go the extra mile for you.

But this is not quite 5 star. The food in particular lets them down with a not very inspiring menu. The dining room (despite outstanding views during the day) is lacking in atmosphere come evening and the staff here we found a little disinterested. The bedrooms are without aircon.

The Spa area feels neglected and whist we didn't actuallly book any treatments - they certainly weren't promoting this aspect.

The views are truly spectacular but hotel is a litte too big and lacks that little bit of magic for us.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2005

This hotel was huge but certainly not impersonal. The concierge was very helpful in helping us plan our stay, and the hotel room (the cheaper golf view room) was excellent. The room was spacious with great furnishings. They all come with balcony's, a safe, and a large clean and modern bathroom. The hotel has an excellent location along the the lake. The breakfast in the morning is the best we had in Ireland. And since the breakfasts consisted of the same thing at each hotel, this hotel by far had the best food and presentation of them all. The dining room has a wonderful view of the lake, and the restaurant is excellent, very professional indeed. If you don't have a car, the hotel provided a shuttle to the town tourism office every day.
In sum, an awesome hotel that is a great value.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new haven, connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

We have been to Ireland many times, but we wanted our 9-year old son to see the lakes of Killarney. This hotel is beautiful, and has one of the best views of the lakes possible. The pool is large and clean, the dining area atmospheric with good food including kids' menu and a hugh breakfast, and you can walk the garden grounds that are complete with horse and cattle. The room was a good size with a large bathroom (but no tea maker in the room, strange for Ireland), and a pretty view from the balcony. The staff was polite, friendly, and helpful. The hotel is actually in Fossa, which saves you from the "touristy" traffic of Killarney. Be prepared for two things: it is not a cheap stay (but worth the price), and many times it is quite full (when we arrived there were six full tour buses just departing). We would certainly return. Enjoy your trip!

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Midwest USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2005

After a long, weary day of unplanned traveling due to checking out of a horrible hotel in Kinsale, we arrived at the Hotel Europe. It was very late in the day, with heavy rain, and everywhere along the way had been booked due to some major event going on in the area. We didn't think we'd have any luck finding a room here either.

Wet, tired, hungry and grumpy, the Hotel Europe was like finding a heavenly oasis. After hearing our plight, the hotel staff could not have been more accommodating in finding us a room and offering us a wonderful deal since it was late. In fact, we loved it so much that we decided to stay a few more days even though the hotel was fully booked. Once again, the staff went out of their way to find us a room, and we finally ended up in a much larger room with a lakeview, which the staff kindly provided us at no extra charge.

The room was breathtaking, and had the most unbelievable linens, with down duvets and pillows that I had to find the same type on our return home.

The view of the lake is worth every penny of the price, although we found the hotel to be very reasonable for what you are getting. I felt a sense of sereniity there that I fondly recall now on particularly stressful days.

It makes a wonderful base to tour the surrounding areas while it is a bit out of the way from Killarney if your goal is to spend a lot of time in town.

I dream of returning one day!

  • Stayed June 1999
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2005

When we planned our trip to Ireland Kilarny had not been on our list of places to stay, but when we arrived at a planned hotel it was so horrable and gross that we called a family friend who frequently travel to Ireland to see if he had any suggestions, which was Hotel Europe. It was the second best hotel we stayed at. We arrived late that night and where greeted and accomdated nicely, we got a suit with a view of the lakes. The food was delicous and there where many activties and beautful food. Not only that but the surronding area was great. Leaving the origanl Hotel and changeing to Hotel Europe was the greatest thing we could have done.

  • Stayed August 2001, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Fossa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fossa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Europe Hotel & Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the shores of Lough Lein, The 5 Star Europe Hotel and Resort has been welcoming guests for over fifty years and has reopened after a 70m face lift which includes the stunning 4,600 sq.m. spa called ESPA at The Europe. From the moment you cross the threshold of the hotel you step into another world. A magnificent two story atrium with glass doors leads onto a garden terrace with a view of the lake and the mountains beyond which leaves you breathless. ... more   less 
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