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“Intimate, Friendly Irish Hotel and Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Killeen House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aghadoe, Aghadoe, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Danville, NH
2 reviews
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“Intimate, Friendly Irish Hotel and Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Lodged in an 1830 Rectory 2 miles outside of Killarney, you will experience warm, generous hospitality and service at a reasonable cost. Everyone is on a first name basis from the moment you are greeted by the energetic and charismatic owners, Geraldine and Michael, and their cheerful, efficient crew. The little pub is always humming with activity and the bar is run mostly on the honor system. (Once they had taught us the proper way to draw a Guinness, we could use our new-found knowledge any hour of the day or night.) The restaurant and its staff cooked and served Michelin two-star quality food (mostly fresh and local) in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. We ate every dinner and breakfast (full Irish) there for five days and never tired of the cooking and never felt the need to repeat a meal.The hotel is conveniently located for all of the best (and many more of the lesser but very good) golf courses in Kerry and surroundings, while also being within easy driving distance to the Dingle and Kerry peninsulas. There are many more good things to say about this gem, but the best I can do is say that no lodging experience in my 45 years of travel has afforded a more enchanting experience.

Charles Coffin

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Killeen House is an 11 on a scale of 10. The quiet country setting is only five minutes from golf and downtown Killarney. The golf suites are huge with large bathrooms; the pub is authentic and fun; and the dining is gourmet plus. Their Irish breakfast can't be beat. It's our second visit and we'll surely be back. One English family that was there during both of our visits, has been coming to Killeen House for 20 years, and they'll be back as well. Geraldine and Michael are wonderful hosts and can make any golf reservations you desire. It's just the best.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Having stayed at this hotel early in October 2011 on a golfing trip, I just have to comment on the experience.

The service, ambience and food were second to none. I have never, and I mean never, stayed at a more friendly hotel and, if I am ever lucky enough to return to Killarney, I shall be on your doorstep begging for a room.

Have no doubts that I shall be highly recommending this hotel to my friends and business aquaitancies

A big thank you.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Killeen House was, without doubt, the hotel highlight of our trip to Ireland. Comfortable rooms, all amenities, terrific food and a wonderful Irish ambiance. Michael and Geraldine were gracious hosts with a wonderful knack of anticipating our every whim. Our party of 8 golfers enjoyed our 5 night stay and look back with smiles on our faces , remembering our time at Killeen House.
This is a sure bet for your stay in the Kilarney area .

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Michael, Geraldine, daughter Michelle, and staff were all most hospitable and did their utmost to serve and please. Very homey and relaxing. The bar was cozy and welcoming. Our party of 7 ran the kitchen out of rack of lamb for good reason - it was fabulous. Breakfast every morning was delightful. Killeen House caters to golfers, but that shouldn't deter anyone from staying a few nights. Always helpful with your travel and day trip requests, Michael and Geraldine deserve their vaulted reputation. I can't think of a better way to experience southern Ireland.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

sometimes i have a feeling, that some commets in trip-advisor are fake, payed for or self-made.
it comments too good. for this adresse they are all correct. nice rooms (for a 3-star hotel). excellent management (friendly, helpful) that knows how to hadle guests that they feel at home.
really excelent restaurant for dinner and for breakfast.
nothing to complaine... and for sure the place to go back when we would be again in this aerea. if you are in golf, you will fall in love with it. if not, you will start to wonder, what's all about it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011 via mobile

Nice Hotel , high above Killarney , great views after a short walk up the road . Nice room , all the facilities worked , good restaurant for dinner and breakfast , much better Hotel than the architectural monstrosity up the road . Family friendly and helpful . North Americans need to learn to talk quietly in the Bar - I don't need to re-live their round of golf at full volume , stroke by stroke . The area is the nicest part of Ireland , definitely return .

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Address: Aghadoe, Aghadoe, Killarney, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney > Aghadoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Aghadoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Killeen House 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Killeen House Hotel is truly a special and charming place. Owned and personally managed by Michael and Geraldine Rosney since 1992, it enjoys an unrivalled reputation for the warm and uniquely Irish welcome it extends to all guests. Its location, just a 10 minute drive from Killarney, makes it the ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the many magnificent attractions of the entire region, including the famed Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsulas. Free car parking and WiFi throughout the hotel ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Killeen House Hotel Killarney
Killeen Hotel Killarney
Killeen House Aghadoe, Ireland - Killarney

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