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“Friendly hosts in a beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Glencar, Glencar, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glencar
Ireland
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Friendly hosts in a beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Glencar Hotel is in a remote, beautiful location. The building has seen better days -- the restaurant and downstairs generally could do with a big overhaul -- but the prices for the simple but pleasantly decorated rooms reflect this. The hosts are very friendly, and provide excellent homecooked meals in the evening as well as a full breakfast which is included in the price of the room. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend the Glencar Hotel to anyone interested in a stay in the wilds of Kerry.

Room Tip: It's wonderfully quiet here so I think all the rooms will be just fine!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Glencar House. It was lovely to meet you and your family, I hope you enjoyed exploring Kerry and seeing the sights. Hopefully we will get to see you in Glencar again. Regards to you and your family.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I have stayed at Glencar House 3 times over the last 2 years and it is consistently the most friendly and welcoming place that I have ever stayed at! Liam and Eilis (and Lizzie, the wee westie) cannot do enough for you. The rooms are large and clean. The food is good with B&B or include dinner which usually has three good choices for entree, main and desert. Glencar House has a bar hat is also frequented by locals as well as guests so whilst you have a Guinness by the open fire, you can hear how the fishing went, how the walkers fared on Carrantuohill or why the Government is no good at all! Mike O'Shea manages the Caragh River fishery which includes access and boats on Lough Acoose and Lough Cloon. You will always catch small trout on the Loughs and maybe a salmon the river or loghs Cloon or Caragh, but weather conditions, river flows are very important to success.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eilis C, Proprietor at Glencar House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
As always it's a pleasure to welcome you to Glencar House. We are so delighted that you have come back to visit us 3 times and look forward to seeing you again soon when hopefully you can do a spot of fishing on the Upper Caragh or Caragh Lake. We really appreciate your comments and your positive feed back, it's always a pleasure to see you in Glencar. Take care and see you soon.
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I stayed in Glencar with my girlfriend after a long and beautiful day along the Kerry Way. Owners are so kind and easygoing ! We spent a lovely evening next to the fireplace, drinking Guiness with some other guests, very relaxing ! There is a lovely path to join the Kerry Way without to retrieve it at Glencar passing through fishing courses.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durrus, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I stayed at Glencar for two nights with my 9 & 10 year old boys. We had a very relaxing time. The boys loved the snooker table, the board games supplied and the piano. We had a meal on both evenings which was delicious. Eilish & Liam could not do enough for us and they made our stay very enjoyable. Would love to return sooner rather than later.

Room Tip: Very large family room with lovely view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

My sister and I have spend some absolutely fantastic days in Glencar. Our twin room was spacious and the beds very comfortable. Spending our days walking in the breathtaking countryside surrounding the hotel, we were very thankful for the carefully prepared and delicious dinners in the evening as well as the pints of Guinness and the warming fire place in the bar. Liam and Ailish were very caring, recommended routes, sorted out transport and an excellent guide for climbing Carrauntuohil. We hope to be able to come back and we will recommend a stay to all our friends.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Co Laois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

5 dogs and 3 couples travelled to Glencar Hotel on Friday 7th September for a weekend hillwalking and exploring the local country side. Liam & Eilis gave us a fantastic welcome and Lizzie the resident Westie welcomed our 4 legged companions. The hotel oozes an old fashioned charm, the open fires in the bar, the views from the sunroom, everywhere spotless. The peace, tranquility, surrounding wildlife, unspoilt countryside, a break from the hustle and bustle. Our rooms comfortable and food to dream about! Sitting in the dining room, looking out on Carrantuohill appearing from the clouds, eating fantastic food, I was in Heaven. Being able to bring our dogs to this wonderful place was what made it perfect, no fuss, a safe environment, lots of space to walk and exercise. I look forward to returning for another perfect weekend.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Newry, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My first ever visit to Glencar but it will not be my last. Arrived on Friday 7th Sept 2012 with 4 others for a two night stay with a trip up Carrantuohill as the main reason for our 7+ hour drive down from the North. It was dark when we arrived so we were unable to see much of the surrounding beauty but we received a hearty welcome from Liam and Eilis. The best way to describe our experience is to say that it was like staying in a good friend's home. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts and their staff. We were sad to leave on Sunday morning because the whole place just radiates friendliness and serenity. The food was amazing, the staff very attentive and helpful and the scenery mind blowing. A five star review for a six star hotel!! I will be back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Address: Glencar, Glencar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Glencar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Glencar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glencar House is a rustic mountain hotel in the heart of the Caragh Valley and is the ideal base for a fishing or walking trip. Glencar House Hotel offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world-class salmon & trout fishing and walking trips or climbing trips , to golf and trekking. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the valley, woods and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, home to Carrauntuohill Ireland's highest mountain. The popular tourist town of Killarney is situated 22 miles from Glencar House hotel and is centrally situated within the famous 'Ring of Kerry' route. ... more   less 

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