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Killeen House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aghadoe, Aghadoe, Killarney, Ireland   |  
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“what a great time we had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked Killeen House on the recommendation of a good friend who had stayed there on a golfing holiday. We could not have found anywhere better to stay with wonderful friendly staff, the comfort of a smaller hotel and excellent rooms with endless piping hot water much needed after a day's walking. We stayed 6 nights and did not eat out any night as the food in the hotel was superb with the best rack of lamb ever tasted! Booking for the restaurant is essential in high season as people travel to the hotel just to eat there. Relaxed, unstuffy and comfortable and we will certainly pass the recommendation on.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, I would reccomend the Championship rooms as they are wonderfully spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hi Jackie and thanks a million for this sparkling review here on Trip Advisor - it really means a lot to us!

We're delighted that Hamish and yourself had such a good time with us recently and we hope that your Irish Jaunt was all that you wanted it to be, and maybe even a bit more....!

Thanks in particular for your great comments about our food Jackie - and the fact that you dined in with us every single night, speaks volumes as to how you enjoyed it.

Now that you've discovered Killarney, we hope you'll visit us again at some future stage.

In the meantime thanks again so much for everything, and please say hi to all our Nairobi friends.

All the best.

Michael & Geraldine
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On our way through Ireland we visited Killarney and stayed at the Killeen House. What a great place, it had so much character and charm. The owners and staff were great, hotel was very clean, beds comfortable, water pressure in shower great. In fact we liked it so much we stayed another night! The areas is beautiful as well, so everything out together made was a wonderful stay. Thank you Geraldine and Michael! Oh and the food was superb!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hi Doug and thank you so much for your excellent review here on Trip Advisor - we are very grateful to you.

It was our pleasure to look after and to serve Alice and yourself during your recent visit, and the best compliment of all we can get for the work we do is when people like you just don't want to leave us!

We hope we played out part in giving you a memorable and enjoyable Irish holiday experience.

Thanks again so much and all the very best to you both.

Michael & Geraldine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was in Kerry dropping my son to a friends house and decided to do a little trip around the ring with my other son and our new puppy. We decided on Killeen House primarily because they were pet friendly and were bowled by the exceptional service. Nothing was a trouble for the staff and our rather lovely little puppy was treated like a superstar.

We had a combination of bar food (burger for my son) and a la carte for me on arrival. Both were delicious and the service exceptional.

Our room was a little dated but scrupulously clean and perfect for our needs.

Breakfast next day was perfect and is served in a beautiful room overlooking the garden.

Highly recommended and I'm already planning our next trip.

Stayed August 2014
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Hi Siobhan and thank you so much for the exceptional review here on Trip Advisor - it means a lot to us.

It was our pleasure to look after you and we're delighted that you enjoyed it all so much.

Thank you in particular for your kind words about our staff....

As far as we're concerned, we mightn't be able to always provide the fanciest facilities and the biggest, best and newest this that and the other here in the Killeen House, but we can always provide a warm and sincere welcome, from a staff of people who are genuinely committed to looking after your needs!

Thanks again Siobhan and all the best.

Michael & Geraldine.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were made extremely welcome throughout the whole of our week's stay. We were pleased we had booked a superior room for the space and general comfort, which helped make the stay so enjoyable. The food was high quality and every effort was always made to meet our tastes. Overall we found it a very comfortable and friendly hotel to stay in. Many thanks to Michael and Geraldine for making it special.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Hi Peter and thank you so much for the wonderful review here on Trip Advisor - we really do appreciate it.

It was our great pleasure to look after you both on your recent visit to the Killeen House and we're delighted that we managed to live up to your expectations on all fronts!

Thanks again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you both back to God's Own Country at some future stage!

Michael & Geraldine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While in Ireland recently, we were staying in Clifden. At the last minute, we decided to head south and I quickly had to make a reservation as we were in the height of the tourist season. This property had 580 positive reviews so I booked it, without even reading any specific review. It was a great decision. We were met by the wife when we arrived, and were quickly escorted to our very nice, pretty, comfortable room. Apparently it is noted for it's great dinners. We did not eat dinner there as we were going some other places, but when we returned to the house, the place was packed with cars with people dining. Good sign!

We sat in the living room and were on our ipads when the owner (the husband) came in and sat down with us for quite a while. He offered us drinks, and wanted to know if we needed any help planning our activities. He told us the place was a dump when they purchased the place. That's very hard for me to imagine as it is gorgeous now. The owners were extremely warm and friendly and made sure everything was great.

We had a full breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausage, orange juice, etc.) the next morning which was wonderful. The dining room is very nice. What really stood out (and I have stayed at hundreds of hotels around the world) is the care they took in decorating this place. I couldn't stop looking around at the furnishings, the flowers, absolutely everything. I cannot recommend a place more highly than this. From the outside of the place, to the inside, it is flawless, and the very friendly owners have done an outstanding job in making it so.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Hi and thanks a million for the outstanding review here on Trip Advisor - we truly appreciate it.

We're very glad you decided to make the trip from Clifden - and we're even happier that we lived up to your expectations!

A special thank you for being so complimentary about the furnishings and decor around the Killeen House. This is exclusively Geraldine's area, and it's one that she works extremely hard at and takes a special pride in! Thanks to her exceptional taste and ability, we have saved ourselves untold amounts of money on design fees over the last 23 years!

Thanks again and all the very best.

Michael & Geraldine
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After a long days driving, the warm reception we received at Killeen House was greatly welcomed. With the mountainous views and peaceful countryside setting, this really was an idyllic setting for our weekend stay. We were greeted by the charming Stephen who immediately tended to our luggage and showed us up to our rooms. After a quick freshen up we headed downstairs where we met the lovely owners Micheal and Geraldine who made us feel right at home and were very attentive to our every need. Having arrived on an early Saturday evening, the atmosphere was lively as the restaurant slowly began to fill up. Not only was this place a hit with the guests but the locals seemed to be very fond of it too. Having perused through the menu I instantly knew we were in for a fine Irish treat. The food was exceptional; definitely the best food on the whole trip and some of the best food I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend for starters the Open Ravioli of Scallops and Prawns and for mains the Pan Fried Fillet of Beef, it really was mouth-watering. For breakfast, if you are not calorie counting, do check out the pastry section…that’s all I need to say about that. After our evening meal we retired to the lounge to settle and have a few drinks to celebrate our friends 40th Birthday. Stephen came over with a complimentary Cosmopolitan as a Birthday treat. We all tried a sip and from then on we were hooked. Stephen really does make the best Cosmo’s in the whole of Ireland.

Killeen House really was the highlight of my holiday in Ireland. We were all made to feel so welcome and I truly felt spoilt the whole time and that was all down to the staff. The girls who looked after us during Dinner and Breakfast provided an outstanding service, and Stephen kept us entertained in the evenings, and also kept the drinks flowing. And as for Micheal and Geraldine, they certainly do know how to spoil their guests. I would highly recommend a visit and I can’t wait to plan my next trip to Killeen House.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
What a sparkling review!

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write it and post it up here on Trip Advisor - it means an awful lot to us.

And a special thank you for name-checking our man Stephen in particular and also commenting so favourably on the lovely ladies in the Restaurant. As you so correctly say, it's the people who make the place!

We are delighted that you had such a good time with us and now you know exactly where we are if and when you ever make it back to the glorious Kingdom of Kerry!

Thanks again.

Michael & Geraldine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great room. Great location. Room was lovely and bed was comfortable. It was very quiet. Our hosts had great recommendations for things to see and do. We added great places to see on our trip that we wouldn't known about (Skellig Ring and Bunratty Castle). Breakfast was wonderful. Easy parking. Google maps had difficulty directing us there. Booking.com map worked good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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killeenhousehotel, Owner at Killeen House, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hi and thank you most kindly for this wonderful review here on Trip Advisor - we are extremely grateful to you for taking the time and trouble to write it and post it up.

We're delighted that not alone did our services, but also our suggestions, add to the overall enjoyment of your holiday break here in Ireland.

In particular the Skelligs trip is an absolutely unique and world class experience for those of our guests who take it.

It's not a UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing....!

Thanks again so much and all the very best.

Michael & Geraldine
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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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