My hubby and I and two teens stayed here for three nights in December 2012. The hotel is lovely and cozy and the staff were lovely. Breakfast in the restaurant was delicious and the Sunday carvery was bustling and great value for money. Dinner was fabulous and the restaurant was very comfortable... great also to walk a couple of steps to the bar after dinner for post dinner drinks. The location is great for day trip to the southern areas of Ireland - approx 1 hour to Blarney Castle and a few hours drive for the round trip to Dingle. Would definately stay again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in an old orchard well recessed from the Main Street, with ample parking for 200 cars and coach bays. Rathkeale House oozes the charm and character of an old world hotel. However this purpose-built hotel only opened in 1997. Large, spacious public areas high ceilings, earthy colour decor, open fires and the use of wood create a unique atmosphere. The hotel has 26 tastefully-decorated bedrooms, all en-suite, with direct-dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and multi-channel TV. Relax in the foyer where you may enjoy a leisurely drink by the warm glow of an open log fire. Be it that special treat, evening meal, wedding function or conference it is without doubt an ideal central venue. Newly Re-opened The Hotel was reopened in September 2011 under the ownership of Damien & Brenda O’Grady. Damien, Australian born has returned to his roots as his father was born just outside Rathkeale. Family-Run The hotel is family-run so you can be assured of personal attention at all times. It is our aim to ensure that your stay will be a truly memorable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Ideally Located The Hotel is ideally located for business travel & holiday makers with Shannon, Cork & Farranfore Airports all within easy reach. ... more less